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16 top-end gadgets every globetrotter should have in their bag!

If you are tech-savvy, you’ll love this globetrotter’s techno-trip guide for gadgets that you should absolutely have in your travel bags…

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Gadgets have taken over our world and how! Our everyday life sees the use of so many tech gizmos, that you lose count. However, each and every item helps streamline our life. In fact, with the usage of several gadgets, not only do we save a lot of time, but get our work done in a precise manner too. We even use gadgets for leisure and capturing memories. So, if you love to travel, you would want to carry several gadgets, not just to make the whole trip a better experience, but to preserve and enjoy every moment in the best possible way! We list down 16 gadgets that all globetrotters should absolutely have in their bags. And if you are tech-savvy, you’ll love this globetrotter’s techno-trip guide…

# Bluesmart Series 2

Price: Rs 50,000/-

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Bluesmart Series 2 bag

First off, we start with the bag. But this is not just any bag! It is the most technologically advanced bag you can get! The benefits of the Bluesmart Series 2 bag are innumerable. First, it has an inbuilt Sim card and 3G, which enables you to track your luggage with ease. It is also connected with your phone, so you know its condition and location at every point in time. It is rigid and sturdy, making it one of the best suitcases available for the safety of your baggage.

The smart bag can also determine the weight of the luggage, and with that, you’ll never have to pay extra baggage charges. The 29-inch suitcase has a lot of space for all your stuff. And most importantly, it has a digital lock, which you can control from your phone. So, no one can get into your bag! If anyone does try to tamper with your suitcase, you’ll get to know immediately. Clearly, this will be your best travel gizmo!

# Trakdot

Price: Rs 5,000/-

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Trakdot

This tiny box is a very useful gadget. While your suitcase might be smart and can be tracked through your phone, if you are forgetful, you may forget your carry-on luggage or laptop/duffle bag during an outing. That’s when Trakdot comes in handy. You just have to keep this tiny box in your bag and it will track it with ease. You will get constant notifications via text, email and a pin on Google maps. So, you’ll never lose a bag on a trip, ever!

# Garmin Fenix 5

Price: Rs 50,000/-

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Garmin Fenix 5

The smart watch is one of the best wearable tech gadgets out there. Not only does it have one of the best GPS tracking ever, it is also really stylish. If you want to move around with ease while travelling, this is the watch to have. It is water-resistant, so swimming on your vacation is worry-free. It connects very easily with your phone too, so you can track your activities and set reminders and alarms with ease. For the fitness freaks, it can track your fitness routine and tell you when to work-out during your trip. It will even remind you to drink water, tell you to rest, and track your heartbeat and blood pressure. It also has several applications which come in handy while you travel the world.

# Steamfast Mini Travel Steam Iron

Price: Rs 2,500/-

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Steamfast Mini Travel Steam Iron

For all those people who are finicky about wearing crease-free outfits, but don’t want to carry bulky and big irons in your bag, we have the ideal solution for you. The Steamfast Mini Travel Steam Iron is not only compact, but has a flat iron-pad for a crease-free experience. It also has a dual voltage configuration, so it can be used anywhere in the world with ease. It heats up quickly, so you don’t have to wait very long to use it. And it has a handy travel bag, that makes it easy to carry.

# Skyroam Solis

Price: Rs 10,000/-

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Skyroam Solis

This wireless, pocket dongle helps you stay connected 24 x 7, any place you go. Just take the Rs 1000/- pass (extra charges) when you travel to any country, and it enables you to connect to any available network in the region. The Skyroam Solis device connects with the network and acts as a hotspot. You can connect your phones, laptop and other devices to it and use it without any hiccups. Best part, the gadget also doubles up as a portable charger. So, if you run low on battery, it will help charge your devices too. A very handy device while you travel!

# B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2

Price: Rs 80,000/-

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B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2

No trip is complete without dance and music, right? But the best way to party in your room or villa, is with B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2. This powerful, yet compact Bluetooth speaker cannot be beaten. Equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 for seamless musical transmission, you will be blown away by the sleek speaker’s bass and effects. It is colourful and durable, but the best part is that it has a 24-hour playback time. It is very easy to use and gives a true 360-degree sound experience. Something every party animal would want while travelling, especially abroad!

# Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Price: Rs 90,000/-

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Smartphones have made our life easier over the years. So, when the ultimate smartphone comes out, you know you need to have it, right? Well, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 512GB is the best travel smartphone out there! It is compact and light. It has the best camera configuration at the moment – three back shooters, which enable ultra wide pictures. Taking phenomenal pictures of landscapes has never been easier. Plus it is water-resistant, so taking underwater pictures and videos is a breeze. It has ample storage space and an amazing Dynamic AMOLED screen, which is the best yet. Seeing videos or performing tasks has never been so good. Better connectivity will also help you stay connected on the go! What else do you need?

# Epicka All-in-One Adapter

Price: Rs 2,000/-

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Epicka All-in-One Adapter

The Epicka All-in-One Worldwide International Wall Charger AC Plug Adapter is the handiest device to keep all your gadgets charged while on a trip. You can go anywhere in the world without worrying about the kind of socket your room will have. It has all kind of configurations and options, so you can recharge your gadgets, as well as use other electronics with ease. It also has fast-charge and multiple-slot options. So, you can use several items at once.

# Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Price: Rs 25,000/-

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Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

While smartphone pictures turn out phenomenal these days, sometimes, the depth and colours that you want can only be captured by a professional camera. That’s where the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II comes in! The compact camera can capture breath-taking visuals of picturesque locales. It also has a 3x optical zoom and can record videos in full HD. It can be connected to your phone via wifi, NFC or Bluetooth, allowing you the ease of sharing. All this will be useful while you travel. In fact, if you plan to vlog, this is the camera you want to have!

# Revl Arc 4K Smart Action Camera

Price: Rs 35,000/-

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Revl Arc 4K Smart Action Camera

Some people love 4K videos, so, the Revl Arc 4K Smart Action Camera is the best option for them. Apart from recording some fantastic 4k videos, it also automatically edits it. Yes, the application that pairs your phone with your action camera has AI editing abilities, and provides you a fantastic video in minutes. It is also waterproof up to 33 ft, so you can record videos while you scuba dive! The dual stabilisation and fast-paced motion sensor helps capture crystal clear action vids when you travel across the globe. And if by chance, you misplace your cam, you can track it via GPS.

# Insta360 One X

Price: Rs 45,000/-

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Insta360 One X

After 4k recording, the next-gen, latest recording technique is 360-degree format videos. Several people love recording in this format and if you globetrotters want the best 360-degree camera, we have the ultimate one for you. Meet Insta360 One X – the light, handy, and marvellous camera that records in 5.7K video format and takes 18MP pictures. It has flow-state stabilisation, which allows smooth 360-degree video recording. It also connects with your phone easily and has several modes like hyperlapse, slo-mo and so on. Awesome, right?

# DJI’s Mavic Pro 2

Price: Rs 2,00,000/-

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DJI’s Mavic Pro 2

Drones are becoming quite popular, and taking drone footage of scenic locations while you travel is the new-high! You might have several options to choose from, but the best is DJI’s Mavic Pro 2. The device with four-fold-out rotor arms and a fabulous camera slung up front, has a long battery life and is very easy to fly. The camera has a variable aperture and an ISO value up to 12800. This enables some fantastic videos that you can record in 4k 10-bit HDR format, with superb results. The improved gimbal system along with an improved range of five miles makes it the best in its class. It also takes some truly amazing low-light pictures and videos. And the best part is its navigation controller, which is very easy to use along with your phone.

# MeFoto Backpacker Air Travel Tripod

Price: Rs 7,500/-

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MeFoto Backpacker Air Travel Tripod

This is the best, lightest, and most compact tripod in the market. For better stabilisation and taking selfies and pictures/videos wirelessly while keeping your camera at a distance, the MeFoto Backpacker Air Travel Tripod is the perfect solution. The hyperlock and sturdy legs of the lightweight tripod make it the most durable too. The Bluetooth remote and smartphone adapter are also very useful to click some memorable travel snaps!

# Macbook Air 256GB

Price: Rs 1,25,000/-

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Macbook Air 256GB

Carrying a laptop might not be your thing, but it is always handy, specially if it is the sleek and lightweight Macbook Air. Not only is it easy to carry and light, it also has a massive storage capacity. It will not only help store all your memories – pictures and videos, but you can also view them. You can write or do research work on the laptop too. If you are a vlogger, you can also edit your videos on the go. The best part is its great screen and fantastic battery life. So, you can entertain and treat yourself with movies and music for hours, if you decide to just chill in your hotel room.

# Seagate Seven

Price: Rs 15,000/-

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Seagate Seven

The sleekest and travel-friendly external hard-disk, the Seagate Seven is your best travel buddy. You can dump all your data, be it pictures, videos or anything else in it after a long, crazy day of travel. Though it has just 500GB of storage, the fact that it is so thin and portable, you’ll never complain. The USB 3.0 slot enables fast and easy transfer. In fact, you might just buy three or four of these and roam around the world, with all your data at your fingertips.

# goTenna Mesh

Price: Rs 12,000/-

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goTenna Mesh

This small device is very useful if you are a hiker or if you are travelling to a remote location, where there is very sparse network. This is your go-to gadget then. Through goTenna, you can not only send your location or text people without any network, but you can also use it for navigation and emergency communications.

These were the few primary tech gizmos we think globetrotters should carry. We’ve skipped the usual smart torches, electronic toothbrushes, chargers and smart glasses, but don’t forget to carry them as well. There are other gadgets like portable chargers, electronic weight-measuring devices, smart warmers, Kindles, noise-cancelling wireless earphones, photo printers, gimbals, smart bottles, portable water-purifiers, VR camera, VR headsets and many more. The gadgets will always depend on what kind of trip you are taking and what kind of devices you like to use! All in all, these gadgets will help make your trip convenient and the best yet. Have fun, keep travelling!

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Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha logo triggered the netizens over #DelhiAirPollution

The internet broke down when Laal Singh Chaddha’s logo came out! Netizens all over the world were excited to see the unique logo of Laal Singh Chaddha.

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The internet broke down when Laal Singh Chaddha’s logo came out! Netizens all over the world were excited to see the unique logo of Laal Singh Chaddha. Now the logo is again making around but this for different reasons.

Owing to the air quality of Delhi from worse to the “severe” category, netizens have modified the Laal Singh Chaddha logo in such a way that it replicates the Delhi Air Pollution and the video is going viral with the hashtag of #DelhiAirPollution.

Let’s look at some of the tweets:

Not only this but the one line from the logo has also modified to “Kya Pata Hum mein pollution hai ya pollution mein hum’. Originally the line says, “Hum mein kahani hai ya kahani mein hum’.

Considering this serious issue, admirers of Aamir Khan have definitely given a creative touch to the original logo and taken a thoughtful jibe. These days many pictures of Aamir Khan with the Laal Singh Chaddha getup is getting viral as the actor started shooting for the same.

Written by Atul Kulkarni, the film is helmed by Advait Chandan and will be produced by Viacom18 Studios and Aamir Khan Productions. The movie is slated to hit the theatres during Christmas 2020, next year.
Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more news and updates from the world of entertainment.

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Getting rid of Acne: Dr Vaishali Shah says go ‘The Smart Way’!

Dr. Vaishali Shah gives us the real reason why we get acne and suggests the right solutions

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Dr. Vaishali Shah is a dietician, cosmetologist and  expert in skin treatments. She is armed with the latest technologies related to microdermabrasion,  laser for skin and hair, Thermage for anti-ageing,  acne treatments, scar reduction, skin whitening with Gluta, facelifting and toning, face contouring, skin peels, Ayurveda treatment and hair treatment.

She also specialises in weight management programs like HIFU, U-lipo,  laser fat reduction , cool sculpting, cellulite therapy, breast enhancement, tummy tuck, body toning and firming and body detox. Here, she answers all our queries related to acne.

1. What are the main causes of acne in women?

Acne is mainly known as a teenagers problem but more and more people today suffer from adult acne. During teenage years, acne is developed on the T-zone area like forehead, nose and chin  whereas adults majorly get acne on the U-zone area i.e. side of the cheeks, jaws, chin and neck.  Some of the factors / causes which result in acne especially in women are:

  • Excess oil production
  • Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
  • Bacteria
  • Hormonal changes during puberty
  • Hormone changes as an adult. The menstrual cycle is one of the most common acne triggers
  • Excessive usage of cosmetics
  • Greasy food
  • Lack of hygiene

Women often experience fluctuating hormonal changes during periods. Another reason could be stress – when a person is in stress, the body tends to produce more androgens. Other reasons for acne in adulthood could be family history, even the cosmetic product we use could create a problem of acne.

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Dr Vaishali Shah treating acne

2. What are the treatment options for acne ?

The non-prescription way to treat acne is as follows:

  • Soap and water could help reduce acne
  • Cleansers could be a better method for removing acne – they mostly contain benzoyl peroxide
  • Salicylic acid : this tends to help to correct the abnormal shedding of cells. For milder acne salicylic acid helps to resolve or prevent the acne problems
  • Alcohol and acetone
  • Herbal, organic and natural medication

The prescription treatment for acne would be:

  • Antibiotics can be used directly on the skin or can be taken orally which tends to lower the bacteria causing acne and prevent inflammation
  • Azelaic acid which comes in the form of gel or cream with anti inflammatory properties

3. How are pimples related to the monthly menstrual cycle?

Period acne differs from other acne as the pimple breakouts are on the lower half of your face, jawline and neck. Around the mid-cycle, the progesterone rises and causes  sebaceous glands in our skin to produce more sebum. Sebum is an oily substance that will get collected in skin pores, resulting in the skin becoming oily. The oil is the place where most of the bacteria grow.

4. How are acne problems related to hormonal changes?

Whether it’s that first zit as a teenager or the imbalance of your hormones, at one point in life we have all struggled with acne. Acne is a skin condition that occurs when pores become clogged by dead skin cells resulting in accumulation of sebum (aka : oil). Bacteria within the pores can also contribute to pore blockage and inflamed blemishes that contain pus.

In most of the cases, it’s the fluctuation of hormones. Hormones stimulate the oil glands to produce more sebum blocking the pores. Bacteria can then grow within the pores, causing them to become inflamed and break out.

5. Can food allergies cause acne?

Yes, food allergies also cause acne in teenagers and adults. Swelling and inflammation of the skin is one of the symptoms of allergies; acne is simply another kind of inflammation. If you notice acne appearing after you eat a particular food, you may have a food allergy.

Processed and refined foods including white bread, biscuits and sweets have a high GI (glycaemic index), which means they cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. This triggers the production of hormones such as insulin, which we now believe can make acne worse.

6. How does exercise affect acne? Is it beneficial?

Exercise, yoga, meditation and breathing awareness are all great tools in controlling acne. In women and teenage girls, fat can convert ‘good hormones’ (oestrogens) into ‘bad hormones’ that have testosterone-like actions – a contributing factor to acne. Maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of developing acne and reduce its severity.

Exercise not only helps to lose weight or maintain your ideal weight but it reduces insulin output, which can contribute to acne. Exercise can also help to reduce stress – another cause for acne breakouts. Additionally, you can sweat out impurities and excess oil – just make sure to cleanse and wash your skin properly post workout.

7. Does regular sex improve acne related problems?

Like other forms of exercise, sex increases blood flow to the skin, which will give you a brighter complexion. The more energy expended translates to better circulation and higher blood pressure, leading to increased hydration. You can prevent menstrual acne through the energy you use in sexual activity. It improves the quality of your skin and helps in some instances to fight acne.

Sex can help to balance your hormone levels, which may help in keeping your skin clear. It improves blood circulation, which helps to deliver oxygen to your skin. There is a positive impact on your immune system which may help in fighting inflammation and infection caused by acne bacteria in your clogged pores.

8. What options are available for treating scars left by acne?

Chemical Peels: This is a body treatment technique that uses a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. which eventually improves and smoothens the texture of the skin, often it’s done on the facial skin.

Jet Facial: Jet Facial reaches the inner layers of skin for instant and far superior results. It cleanses with oxygen and saline, exfoliates, boosts lymphatic drainage and provides extraction benefits. Thoroughly and deeply cleansed, skin is prepped into an optimal condition to receive further benefits from skin care.

Lasers For Scar Improvement: A scar is an unpleasant reminder of a healthy body process, created when your skin repairs a wound caused by an accident, infection, inflammation, or surgery. We use a high-powered laser to remove the top layer of skin that has been scarred. The laser also penetrates to the skin’s middle layers, tightening and smoothening the skin.

Carbon Dioxide Laser: Carbon Dioxide Laser is a treatment option for raised birthmarks, moles, scarring from acne and sun-damaged skin. There’s evidence that laser resurfacing is an effective non-surgical way of improving the appearance of acne scars and other skin conditions.

Microneedle Radiofrequency For Scars: Microneedle RF is one  of the most advanced medical technologies used for skin rejuvenation, tightening, body sculpting, and scar remodelling.  Deep or fine wrinkles, scars, blood vessels, discoloured red and brown skin tone can all be effectively treated by this treatment.

9. Tell us about the few interesting cases you successfully treated acne?

We have been treating many patients/clients for various skin, hair and weight loss related  issues. These are a few clients who took acne treatment from us and they shared their experience and feedback by revealing their before and after pictures.

Mariyam

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Mariyam: I was referred to Dr Vaishali through my friend and as per her consultation she advised me to start with acne treatment and skin lightening. I used to visit her clinic, Slim Feel Beauty Care clinic located in South Mumbai (Napean Sea road) every month and within 3 months I could see remarkable results for my acne and acne scars. My skin has become soft, clear and the acne has reduced drastically. I would like to thank Dr Vaishali and the team for helping me in the journey.

Pooja

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Pooja: I met Dr Vaishali, she patiently heard my case and recommended me the required treatment for Acne. Since then my life has changed, I could see that my acne has almost disappeared. For better results for acne scars, she recommended me to do skin lightening treatment and now I have a clear skin which is glowing and looks fresh every time I step out of the house.

Nancy

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Nancy: Dr Vaishali Shah is an amazing cosmetologist. I went for Acne and hair treatment.  She is very polite and has helped me to get rid of acne and given me hairfall treatment. Within 2-3 months I could see the difference how my skin felt, my acne reduced with the treatment and my hair fall issue has also reduced. I’m extremely happy with the results and have recommended my friends who are facing the similar issue. She is the one who suggested the right treatment and post treatment care and now my skin feels happy and the acne scars have improved drastically.

Hope you have benefited from reading Dr Vaishali Shah’s interview and now know the treatment options available for acne and skin problems. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more health and lifestyle related articles.

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Looking stylish and elegant! Sanya Malhotra steals the show in this ivory outfit

Sanya Malhotra recently stunned everyone with her classy outfit and we surely can’t take our eyes off her.

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Sanya Malhotra recently stunned everyone with her classy outfit and we surely can’t take our eyes off her. After looking at these pictures, you are all set to fall in love with her style statement. She is looking absolutely gorgeous! Sanya looks chic in this multicolored print blouse with balloon sleeves paired with flared palazzo’s. The actress completed her look with a pair of statement ring and sleek hair adding to it her peachy-pink makeup.

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Apart from acing it at work with flair over her artistry, Sanya Malhotra is gaining attention for all the right reasons. The actress is impressing everyone with her bodacious dance moves and lovable personality.

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The Dangal girl is known to be the director’s actor and is always appreciated for the choice of her roles. Sanya made her debut with Bollywood’s highest-grossing movie. Since then, all the actors and directors have been praising her for her talent. The actress will now be next seen in Anurag Basu’s upcoming film. For more updates from Bollywood stay tuned to CineBlitz.

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