See how celebrities go weird on their eyes

We agree that celeb style is a little different from that of normal people. But, well, there is a thin line between different and absolutely going wacky.

spider shape sunglasses

This time we bring you the latest FAD among celebs – going wild on their eyes. Their sunglasses are quirky, sassy and, I must admit, fun too. No wonder these women are known to break all societal norms and lead their life their way. Well, it does reflect in their eyewear at least.

Rihanna

Rihanna seen in New York

Rihanna, the most famous Pop icon of our generation has been known for her quirky sunglasses. People, for whom she is a trendsetter, her sunglasses have set many trends. Lately, she was spotted with a pair of loud, sky blue colored sunglasses. Heading to a Cafeteria in NYC, Rihanna’s sunnies caught most amount of attention.

Amber Rose

The American model, actress and recording artist has always made headlines for her quirky style. Not only does her music stand out, her bald fashion sense coupled with the choice of sunglasses makes the world stare at her with amazement. Uncanny, eh!

Amber Rose

She wore these gigantic sunglasses in 2014 Billboard Music Awards which took place in May in Las Vegas.  Seriously, I wonder if it’s a superhero mask or sunglasses. And she paired them with black lipstick!!!

Nicki Minaj

The hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj also has not disappointed her fans. Her style has always been outrageous, dynamic and fearless, what with candy-colour wigs and wild outfits. Here’s a look at another shocker:

Nicki Minaj

Can you match up to these? J

I’m sure, not!

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

From a Disney star to a popular singer and songwriter, Miley Cyrus is known for making fierce fashion choices. The queen of tongue-out selfies, Miley was this time caught with big, weirdly round, birch sunglasses while she was leaving for the airport. And guess, she’s too fond of these, as we even saw her wearing a different colour while she was on her way to prepare for the concert in New York.

Miley Cyrus

Rita Ora

Though singer/song-writer Rita Ora was recently spotted with decent round sunglasses in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in New York City, but that doesn’t let her usual uncanny style go unnoticed.

Have a look at some of the bizarre sunglasses Rita carried with much poise:

Rita Ora

So, that was our latest update on who is going weird where… Do tell us in the comments below how did you like it.

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Bollywood eyewear style diary

Here I am back with my love for everything Bollywood, and this time around it’s my fascination with the eyewear trends the Bollywood celebrities are setting with their latest movies.

Salman khan style eyewear

With Jacqueline Fernandez’s sleek glasses befitting her girl-next-door image and Salman Khan’s groovy pair of sunglasses perfectly complementing his devil-may-care attitude in their latest movie Kick, here’s a look at some of the other eyewear trends that are currently doing rounds in Bollywood:

Over sized sunglasses for women

The extremely talented Parineeti Chopra’s spunky Hyderabadi girl’s image looks complete with the vivid lip color, snazzy dangler earrings and fancy oversized sunglasses.

She will be spotted in this look in her upcoming movie Dawaat-e-Ishq, where she is going to be seen playing the character of Gulrez ‘Gullu’Qadir, a salesgirl, opposite the dashing Aditya Kapoor, who will be playing the role of a Lucknowi chef.

Next is a glance at Ajay Devgan’s dashing cop look from his latest movie Singham Returns, a yet another addition in the list of blockbuster movies delivered by the talented actor-director duo, Ajay Devgan and Rohit Shetty.

Singham return style sunglasses

And with this, the iconic aviator sunglasses are going to once again find a place in the must-have list of all the bold and daring men out there.

Then there is this hottest new entry in Bollywood, Fawad Khan, a renowned actor in Pakistan and who is now all set to make his acting debut in Indian cinema, with his upcoming movie Khoobsurat.

Ray ban wayfarer Sunglasses

Doesn’t he look jaw-dropping gorgeous in this classy bandhgala graced up with a pair of stylish wayfarer sunglasses? And finally, my favorite, the smart and dynamic Arjun Kapoor’s appearance from his upcoming movie Finding Fanny, in which he will be seen playing the role of a bitter mechanic.

Round Eyeglasses

Here he looks smashing in a pair of cool and quirky glasses that are doing full justice to the bohemian look he will be sporting in the movie.

For me, Bollywood has always been a lookbook for all the latest trends and now with all these listed out styles, you’ll also know what to upgrade your eyewear collection with.


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Pro Kabaddi League has taken urban India by storm

My day starts at 6 in the morning. A quick shower and a bowl of oats later (and not to forget replenishing the water tank of my flat), I am off to my office in the jam-packed and infamous Virar locals. The usual morning conversation in the train ranges from celeb divorces to rising Subzi prices, and of course about our Prime Minister, Modi.

But, of late, I could see that my train mates have got a new topic to talk about. Raids, Panthers, Bulls…and oh, even pirates.

What are they up to? Last week, I could not hold myself back and shot them the question: “What are you discussing nowadays? Off to any hunting expedition?”

What followed was big belly laughter. They knew I was far detached from sports and all news surrounding them.

So finally, I decided that I should also learn about what my friends are talking about. After a bit of research, I realised that the trending topic is nothing else but our old game of soil, Kabaddi.

Kabaddi

The rustic game has now moved out of the hinterlands of our country to the major cities, thanks to the Pro Kabaddi League. With Star Sports streaming these matches live in English and Hindi, every home now resonates with the cant of ‘Kabaddi, Kabaddi…’ every evening.

Do Indians have a taste for any game other than cricket? The Pro Kabaddi League matches prove we do watch other sports, that too in large numbers. As per news reports, men, women and even kids have taken a liking towards these matches on TV and on the stands. The Business Standard recently reported that the viewership for Pro Kabaddi League matches was 218 million in the first week! Isn’t that a great deal?

crowd

The popularity of the game in metro cities also emanates from the fact that the rules of Kabaddi are very simple. The game is played between two teams, with 7 players from each team taking the ground at a time. Kabaddi is played on level ground divided by a mid-line. From one team, a player (raider in Kabaddi parlance) is sent to the opponent team’s court, chanting ‘Kabaddi, Kabaddi’. He has to touch a player and come back to his team’s court without stopping the chanting.

raid

The defending team, on the other hand, will stop the raider from getting back to his court. Seems interesting? You can read more about the rules of the game here: http://prokabaddi.com/history/rules.php

For the first edition of Pro Kabaddi League matches, the stars descended in hordes to cheer their favourite teams.

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All the Pro Kabaddi League matches were nothing less than a blockbuster. Emotions ran high, fists were clenched.. and wow, what a visual treat it was.

Now a thing which I can be proud of. My home team, U Mumba, is leading the table, after having vanquished almost all of the teams. They have really lived up to the spirit of the Maximum City, which never accepts defeat in any way. Way to go.. Team U Mumba is really Undefeatable Mumbai. We are there with you. And so is Lenskart, which has partnered with the team for this league.

U Mumba

 

 


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For the strength in their character, hail the August born

It’s the month of August and with so many of my friends’ birthday parties to attend, it’s going to be quite a revelrous and an eventful one for me.  On one hand I have the extrovert Leo friends who love to be the in the limelight and have planned out the most exuberant affairs for their birthday and on the other hand, just the opposite, the introvert Virgos, who are the watchful lot, always observing and who have planned some cosy get togethers to be able to pay individual attention to each one of us.

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But despite the striking distinctions in their traits because of the different zodiac signs, I am quite fond of the August born and admire them for their strong and influential nature and their impressive leadership qualities.

It’s my great fondness and admiration for them which led me to do a little indagation to know more about them. And here is what I discovered – some of the highly admired and renowned August born who have made a commendable mark in their respective fields.

Barack Obama: August 4

Barack Obama

The current President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, is looked up to as an excellent leader with a great spirit of integrity and citizenship. His aggression to bring about reform in not just national, but also international policies has a great deal of good to countries who were dealing with American hostility. A man from a humble background, Obama, has done what many could only dream of. A true positive Leo!

 

Neil Armstrong: August 5

Neil Armstrong

The first man to set foot on the surface of moon, legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong, despite his significant achievements, was known to be a modest and enigmatic man.  He has made many contributions to the society with his philosophies and his work and was the one with the courage to do something that was not only difficult but considered as impossible.

Overall, Neil Armstrong was regarded as a true hero for his strong determination, excellent judgments and an outstanding ability to handle dangerous situations- all of which are listed out as the classic Leo traits.

 

Roger Federer: August 8

Roger Federer

An ace Tennis player, Roger Federer, is a strong man who has never let the setbacks affect his belief in himself and performances. With an unmatched grit, he takes on his competitors to come out as a winner. Leos are winners by nature and they would settle for nothing but the best.

 

Arvind Kejriwal: August 16

Arvind Kejriwal

The leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, Arvind Kejriwal, has brought a revolution in India which is of the levels of the freedom struggle. None of us could have imagined that we could, in this age of great public apathy, rise upto the occasion and stand up against political injustice and corruption. But this one man decided to bring about a change – and he did!

Undeterred by criticism and hostility, he showed true Leo qualities of standing up to his beliefs and influence public opinion.

Madonna: August 16

Madonna

Queen of Pop, Madonna is a prominent personality who has influenced many young artists and entertained her fans with her spectacular and record-breaking performances.  She was the change maker in the list of pop artists who broke the social norms and instilled free-spiritedness in all the future musicians.

Bill Clinton: August 19

Bill Clinton

The 42nd President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, is known for his great leadership and excellent communicating skills. His strength of character and aggression towards bringing about positive changes made him serve two terms, from 1993 to 2001. He was also the third youngest President America has had so far.

 

Coco Chanel: August 19

Coco Chanel

One of the most influential women from the 20th century, Coco Chanel, was a noted French fashion designer and the founder of the well-established luxury fashion brand Chanel. This established couturier was known for her being an accomplished and self-made business woman in an age when women found it extremely difficult to gain a ground.

 

Usain Bolt: August 21

Usain Bolt

Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt, is regarded as the Fastest Man on Earth. And by achieving such a big honor at a young age, he has become a true inspiration for all of us.

 

Mother Teresa: August 26

Mother Teresa

A nun and an evangelist, Mother Teresa has changed many lives with her devotion towards the needy and the disabled, not just in India but all over the world. A typical Virgo, she cared for one and all and treated the suffering people as her family. Mother Teresa has left behind a legacy of charity doers who are keeping the flame of goodness alive till now.

 

The Great Khali: August 27

The Great Khali

A professional wrestler, Dalip Singh Rana, popularly known by his ring name The Great Khali, has made a great mark in the wrestling circuit by winning various recognitions and accolades in numerous wrestling tournaments over the years. Like a true August born, Khali has put India on the world map with his sheer physical strength. And no matter how wild he may have looked inside the ring, he is known to be a very gentle man in his village in Himachal Pradesh.

 

Michael Jackson: August 29

Michael Jackson

King of Pop, Michael Jackson, revolutionized the scene of pop music and pop culture with his electrifying, dynamic and powerhouse performances.

 

Warren Buffett: August 30

Warren Buffett

A business magnet, a smart investor and a great philanthropist, Warren Buffett, is one of the most respected and richest businessmen in the world, and inspires many with his values and his wisdom.

 

These are some of the influential August born who have made a noteworthy mark on the society and have inspired many with their achievements and strong set of values and beliefs. Do you also have friends or family members who were born in this pleasant month and are proving true all the characteristics? Let us know about them in the comments below. It’ll be interesting to know


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The latest in celebrity ‘eye’ style

Celebrity style is something that I invariably look upto. It’s a great dose of inspiration and a good peep into what’s hot on the fashion front.  And with all the happening movie promotions and Eid celebrations, the past few weeks have been quite high on the celebrity ‘eye’ style quotient.

Here are some of the celebrities who caught my attention for their gorgeous looks, flamboyant personality and swish eyewear style. Have a look:

stylish Ray-Ban Aviators

Akshay Kumar, fondly referred to as Khiladi Kumar, is seen here with his It’s Entertainment co-star Tamannaah Bhatia. I have always admired him for his carefree attitude and his effortless style and here he looks dashing with those stylish Ray-Ban Aviators.

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Kiran Rao, a well-known filmmaker and wife of Bollywood’s leading actor Aamir Khan, never fails to impress me with her elegant and understated appearances, and I specially love the way her eyeglasses always add on beautifully to her looks.

stylish sunglasses

Not many are aware of this fact, but Bollywood’s macho-man Ajay Devgan, is extremely passionate about collecting sunglasses. And I guess this designer piece here is just one such meticulously picked pair, from his extensive array of stylish sunglasses.

fancy golden sunglasses

Music industry’s hottest sensation Yo Yo Honey Singh, spotted at a World Kabaddi League event, looking dapper in a crisp blue suit and fancy golden sunglasses, and apart from his amazing personality and electrifying performances, he has a personal style that is really tough to copy.

pair of round sunnies

The oh-so-chic Jacqueline Fernandez looking extremely charming in a stunning Josh Goraya attire, with an elegant hair do and a ravishing pair of round sunnies.

Now this is one look that I would love to carry!

pair of round eyeglasses

And last but not the least, the chirpy Ayushmann Khurana, spotted at Huma Qureshi’s Eid party in a casual look accessorized fashionably with a cool and a quirky pair of round eyeglasses.

I hope this makes for a sufficient dose of inspiration for you too. This is my pick from the trendy collection of eyewear at Lenskart,

women sunglasses

And now you should look for yours too!


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How to wear Contact lenses perfectly

Doctors say forgetting is normal. But, my spouse doesn’t think so. I forget my house keys at the office and my wallet in my car. And not to forget those currency notes which my mom fishes out when my clothes are put for washing..Aahh..I have also reached home on numerous occasions without my pair of eyeglasses, having had it forgotten them at God knows where.

Last month, I decided that I should opt for a pair of contact lenses to put a permanent end to my odysseys of forgetfulness. And wow! What a relief it has been.

Even my better half has switched to contact lenses. But hers is a set of coloured lenses, as she wants to sport a new look every morning. As far as I know, the number of people switching to contact lenses for ease of use is increasing day by day. But do most of us know the right way to wear them?

Here is a set of instructions from my ophthalmologist friend on the correct way to wear contact lenses.

Step 1

washig hands

Before you take the contact lenses, wash your hands with soap.

Then, rinse thoroughly with clean water

Dry your hands with a clean towel.

Step 2

Take the contact lenses out of the case. If the lenses had become inside out or folded, place it on the palm of your hand. Add a few drops of lens solution and gently turn them the right way.

Step 3

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Take the lens for your right eye first. Place it on the index finger of your right hand. Using the middle finger of the same hand, pull the lower eyelid down. Use the index finger of the left hand to pull up the upper eyelid.

Step 4

step 4

Place the lens gently over the Iris (the circular coloured part of the eye), so that, all the edges of the lens are in contact with the eye. Ensure that the lens is centered over your Iris. Slide it gently over your eyeball, if necessary.

Don’t let go of both the upper and lower eyelids at shot, as this can cause an air bubble in your eye. Let go of the lower eyelid first, followed by the upper one.

Step 5

Step 7

Blink gently. Take note of any irritation or pain in the eye. In case of any irritation, remove the lens and try putting it again.

Step 6

Repeat the process with your left eye.

Now, a point to remember always. When you buy a box of contact lenses, make sure they are from the premium brands. Online portals like www.lenskart.com has a wide array of contact lenses ranging from conventional to daily disposable and even coloured contact lenses, that too with cool offers. This eyewear portal even delivers your choice of contact lenses at your home absolutely free of cost.

Then, what are you waiting for? Log on and play on!


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What to gift each other this Rakshabandhan

Of all the people, brothers and sisters share a unique bond of love. I am sure you will agree that the relationship with your siblings is perhaps the longest relationship you will ever have. They are each other’s bullies, buddies, counselors, sources of envy and objects of pride.

So, to celebrate this beautiful relationship with Rakshabandhan, what are you planning to gift your brother/sister?

How about a stylish pair of sunglasses? Here we have a list of options for you to choose from:

For little brothers and sisters

As cute as their faces and childish charms, the gift needs to reflect their innocence, their colourful childhood, the lively ways and, yes, bring a smile on their face. A bubbly pair of sunglasses from a brand like Chhota Bheem will excite your little sibling enough to instantly jump on you for that warm hug and few kisses.

kids sunglasses

For teenaged sisters

Yes, they are the divas in their own way, and they won’t have it any other way. So, give in to their ‘useless’ demands, and gift a pair of Velvet sunglasses from Vincent Chase. It’s the latest FAD and she’s sure to love it because she’s waiting to flaunt it to her friends. And why stop at one? If you’re a very giving brother, buy her a few colours of the velvet sunglasses.

Warning: She may look at you with big eyes, in disbelief. And may also give in to some of your bullying ways.

For teenaged brother

If you are little hesitant to select a pair for your fuzzy teenage brother, don’t worry! Pick from these amazing Wayfarers from Vincent Chase. Also available in two toned frames they come in colourful gradient and mirror lenses that will compliment his funky style.

wayfarers

 

For a busy, working sister

What could you gift her? After all, she’s working and earning pretty well for herself. Not sure. Eh! We’d suggest gift her a pair of sunglasses which can’t put aside. May be get a little branded too. You could choose from a Ray-Ban or Vogue. The brands have a pretty smart, yet girly collection. Take a look:

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 over size sunglasses

For your brother’s professional look

You feel he’s high-headed, but he still takes care of you. He may sound like a bully, but all that he’s doing is, protecting you. And you know this!

So, let’s acknowledge his love and concern with a gift for him this Rakshabandhan. You can pick Ray-Ban’s classic black Aviators and Wayfarers – two styles which never fail to impress, be it a professional pilot or a Bollywood star.

aviators

For your married sister

We would suggest you to go for sunglasses with little embellishments on the temples or a pair with golden frame and temples. Check the ones below from Vogue, Parim and Idee.

women sunglasses

So, grab a voguish pair of sunglasses now for your brother/sister and tell them how much you love him/her. Don’t forget to write us how much they liked it in the comments below.

Here’s wishing all the siblings a very Happy Rakshabandhan!

Don’t forget to share your special Rakshabandhan moments with us on our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Lenskartindia and on instagram at @lenskart.


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Monsoon look book

Well, the monsoon has arrived and so has the humidity along with the bad hair days and the clothes clinging to our body – overall making stepping out of the air conditioned indoors an unpleasant experience.

Doesn’t this hot and humid weather call for a splash of colors and some fabulous prints in short ensembles in soft and light fabrics such as linen, chiffon and a smooth blend of cotton and voile to keep us cool and playful all through the day.

These are some of our picks to make monsoon fun. Have a look:

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In Greece, do as Greeks do

Sunny days, scorching sun that’s almost always shining bright on your head, tumblers and tumblers of summer coolers and, of course, the tourist-hostile citizens… Summer in Athens, Greece, isn’t easy, what with weather playing a spoiler and crimes against tourists being the talk of the town. The moment you land there, you start hearing of stories of tourists losing their passports (it’s a big trade with one passport selling for as much as 3,000 Euros), robberies at the tip of the knives, money duping et al.

However, its historic richness and convenient alleys make it a focus of all tourist itineraries.

A Herculean task as it may be to communicate with locals – barely does anyone understands English – moving into the small alleys of Athens is a delight. Historical structures, small stores selling local shoes, spices, artifacts, mementos etc. galore.

And, surprisingly, the simmering heat doesn’t deter anyone to explore this city on foot. From Acropolis, to Plaka, to Hercules’ Temple, you find people at all times of the day (yes, till 9:30 in the night, the sun keeps up with you).

Hence, sunglasses become a necessity. And how could I keep my eyes off the different shapes, styles and colors I saw all around me.

Yes, mirror sunglasses hogged the limelight. In all styles and at all ages, people prefer mirror in Greece.

Beyond this, everything that suited whoever was there. No particular shape was popular. Every shape met my eyes in Athens, proving yet again it’s not just about fashion, but what suits your face shape.

And while beaches of Mykonos and quaint villages of Santorini offered me much relief from the madness in Athens, I give Athens a Thumbs Up for all the fashion it has encapsulated within its crime-ridden boundaries.

I’d now take your leave till my next travelogue, and would leave you with this great thought – I came across this shop in the very beautiful city of Myknonos.


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Golden sparrow becomes the blind capital

Our eyes are a gift. It is only because of our vision that we can enjoy the many wonders of nature today. Planning vacations to places like Ladakh, Shimla and Manali is mainly for their scenic beauty. Well, the amazing weather helps too, no doubt. But the mountains, the quiet, the greenery are always an added plus. Imagining a life where we had never seen any of it and it was all pitch black from the very beginning seems impossible, not to mention, frightening.

Unfortunately, vision is a luxury that a large portion of the population is not privileged to have. 60% of the world’s population, which is 4.2 billion people, has poor eyesight. Even worse, only 1.7 billion of those have their vision corrected. Meanwhile, a staggering 2.5 billion people are unable to see properly.

We often take vision for granted. The thing with headaches and back pain is that you feel its immediate impact, but it’s not the case with weak vision. It is a gradual deterioration process so it becomes even more important to make sure that you look after your eyes from the very beginning.

VISION PROBLEM IN INDIA

Talking about India in specific, with as much as 50% of its population facing vision problems, India has been rightly termed as the ‘blind capital of the world’. If you think about it, 75% of Indians live in rural areas so, logically speaking, the statistics do make sense. Most of the people settled in rural areas do not have access to healthcare and basic amenities, let alone to an Optometrist so, naturally, eye problems become a common recurrence.

But can a vision problem prove to be a problem for anything other than the eye? Well, yes.

India has nearly 550 million of its population, which is about half the people, afflicted with poor vision. Due to this, India’s annual productivity sees a loss of about 203,500 crore. Improving vision would lead to a remarkable increase in the country’s growth and production.

With a staggering number of victims of poor eyesight, a major problem is that most of them don’t even realize that they are in dire need of vision correction. In India, 41% of children (under 18 years), 42% of workers, 42% of drivers, and 45% of elderly need visual correction.

ADVANTAGES OF GOOD EYESIGHT

Vision can prove to be a powerful weapon. Correcting and preventing poor vision can be a driving force for Indian economy’s growth. By working together and meeting the vision problem effectively, Indian workers can increase their incomes by 30% and their productivity by 25%, children’s grades can improve and the number of road accidents will go down.

But how can we meet this problem efficiently?

SOLUTION FOR VISION PROBLEMS

About 80% of eye problems are preventable, so it is of paramount significance for us to take necessary precautions.

With about 100 million over-the-age-of-60 inhabitants, it is highly essential that we take care of the health and welfare services of our aging population, which involves increasing screenings for a range of eye diseases and providing timely eye examinations.

On a personal level, no matter what our profession is, we should take responsibility for the well-being of our own eyes with regular examinations, and also advice others to do the same.

Coming to professionals related to this field, scientists and researchers should develop effective low-cost treatments by tracing the causes of visual impairment. The NGOs should advocate for these low-cost treatments to reach the remotest areas of the country. Countries and institutional donors must actively provide funding in order to end visual problems. Private sector should also join hands with the public sector and support the research and development of affordable treatments. Also, journalists should ensure that the scale of the problem and the advantages of effectively addressing it are communicated to the required parties.

We all should make sure that we give utmost importance to our eyes and get good eye care before it gets too late. After all, prevention is better than cure.

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