#War on #bitcoin? #Govt panel seeks #crackdown on #cryptocurrency #dealers in #India

To curb the use of cryptocurrencies in India, a government panel is said to have advised closing cryptocurrency dealers in India, ETNow reported on Thursday quoting agencies.

The decision has come at a time when cryptocurrency bitcoin has gained more currency, with US-based derivatives marketplace operator CME Group planning to offer bitcoin futures later this year. Market watchers called it a notable announcement that can open new doors for the world’s yield-hungry institutional investors.

The largest cryptocurrency traded at a record high of $6,938 on Thursday.

Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use rules of cryptography for regulation and generation of currency units.

Bitcoin is one of the oldest and most famous cryptocurrency in circulation around the world.

Trading of virtual currencies has increased globally and have given extraordinary returns. At present, Bitcoin is hovering around Rs 4.90 lakh mark in India against Rs 1.79 lakh where it had three months back on August 2, 2017.

Market experts believe banning cryptocurrency dealers or exchanges would not work.

Instead of closing cryptocurrency dealers, the government should take steps to curb buying and selling of bitcoins or cryptocurrencies in cash. This move can reduce illegalities in the country, says Hesham Rehman, CEO & Co-founder, Bitxoxo, a bitcoin exchange operating in India.

If exchanges come under the definition of dealers, then in case of closure of domestic cryptocurrency exchanges, buyers will start buying them from foreign exchanges, he said.

Rehman said providing suitable guidelines to bitcoin exchanges could help exchanges and buyers of the currency. Exchanges had earlier requested the government to penalise individuals who are trading in it using cash.

According to reports, the aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies hit a record high of around $184 billion on November 1, according to industry website Coinmarketcap, making their reported market value worth around the same as that of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley combined.

Lower return given by other asset classes including real estate and gold is one of the other reasons that helped increasing volumes of cryptocurrencies in the recent past.


#WhatsApp ‘#Delete for #Everyone’ #feature rolls out #globally: Here’s how to use

WhatsApp ‘Delete for Everyone’ is easy to use. Just keep in mind the you can recall messages within seven minutes, and no longer than that.

WhatsApp has officially rolled out ‘Delete for everyone’ feature globally for Android, iOS, and Windows users. It lets people delete sent messages, including media within seven minutes of sending them. For ‘Delete for everyone’ to work, both sender and recipient must be using the latest version of WhatsApp app. The feature is quite useful when it comes to recalling messages that contain a mistake, have been accidentally sent, or were meant for someone else. It works for individual as well as group chats.

WhatsApp ‘Delete for Everyone’ is easy to use. Just keep in mind the you can recall messages within seven minutes, and no longer than that. Both recipient and sender will get a notification when messages get successfully deleted. However, people won’t be notified if deleting message for everyone was unsuccessful. In this case, the receiver might see or read your message.

To get started, just tap and hold the message that you want to delete, in chat window. Next, choose Delete from the menu. You can select multiple messages to delete for everyone as well. Finally tap ‘Delete for Everyone’ and you’re done. Once message is deleted for everyone, you will get a message that reads, “You deleted this message.” The recipient, on the other hand, will get a notification saying, “This message was deleted.”

“Messages you successfully delete for everyone will be replaced with “This message was deleted” in your recipients’ chats (*). Similarly, if you see “This message was deleted” in a chat, it means that the sender deleted their message for everyone,” read WhatsApp blog post.

WhatsApp’s ‘Delete for everyone’ was anticipated for quite some time now. The Facebook-owned company was previously testing the feature, and it was said to remotely enable it for users. Deleting message for everyone should come as a relief to people who have a habit of mistakenly sending messages to wrong contacts when in a hurry.

The #truth behind #cheat #meals

One thing that gives healthy diets a bad rep is the concept of cheat meals. Not even a week into their diets, people start looking forward to cheat meals. Why does this happen?

Diets can be tasty

Your diet needn’t be full of tasteless food. You can only continue your diet if you like the food you eat and make progress. Nobody likes eating tons of broccoli with every meal.

How to plan your diet

– Count the amount of calories you need to lose fat. Start with a deficit of no more than 200 calories in the first week.

– Set your protein intake. No matter what your goal is, a high protein intake is essential. Aim for at least 1.5-2 gram per kilo of your body weight.

– Now that the amount of protein and calories from your protein intake are fixed, adjust your carbohydrate and fat intake. If carbohydrates go up, fats come down and vice-versa.

– Next, choose the foods you can get your ‘set’ calories from. Be wise here and select the things that will push you towards your goal and not away from it.

– After choosing the foods and knowing how much you need to eat, get down to cooking what you like. Yes, you can cook what you like as far as you remain under your calorie and macro limit.

Calculated moves

You have been eating wrong for years, developing a habit. Then how can you expect to eat right overnight? Start with replacing one unbalanced meal with a balanced one.

— Mensxp.com

Get, set to #look #good

The five steps to remember to be festive-ready this season:


Decide your looks based on the occasions and festivities that you have to attend. Keep traditions and cultural sensitivities in mind before you decide what to wear. If you have multiple occasions, start with a basic look and build this up as you go along. The strongest or heaviest look should be reserved for the most important day.


Never leave festive shopping to the last minute. The clothes you choose may need alterations or accessories to match with them and getting them well before festivities begin is always a safer and better option. If you are someone who waits for your favourite designer, brand or store to go on sale, get in early and pick what you like. There’s nothing worse than seeing someone walk away with what you have been eyeing or waiting to get your hands on.


It’s important to pick and wear clothes in colours that flatter your natural skin tone. Cold colours (blue, green, purple) work with pale skin tones while warm colours (brown, rust, orange and some shades of yellow) compliment dusky tones. When it comes to metallics (fabrics, jewellery or accessories), gold looks good if you are pale, silver and copper if you are dusky. Avoid black or grey as they aren’t very festive and are not considered auspicious either.


Whatever you choose to wear, I strongly suggest you stick to a fitted and sharp silhouette. Do not buy your festive wear off the rack, but have it custom tailored or designed. If you are buying off the counter, ensure you have the garment altered to fit perfectly on you. Never allow the shoulders to droop, the neck to be too tight or too loose, sleeves and overall length to be too short or too long – everything must fit and be just right, but yet allow you to move around and be comfortable in.


I suggest you stick to what you really need and what you are supposed to have on – culturally and otherwise. Coordinate your footwear with your clothes. As a general rule, always match the colour of your clothes with what you have on your feet. Choose comfortable footwear that allows you to stand or sit for long hours at ease. You may accessorise with a good watch or a simple chain around the neck. Add a pair of cufflinks or jewelled buttons to dress your look. Use deep, dark colours or rich textures and sheen on all cloth-based accessories. Even better, try embroidered or embellished. Remember: when it comes to accessories for men – less is always more and one prominent piece is better than wearing too many.

Accessories rule for men: one prominent piece is better than wearing too many.