The Wedding Collection ’17 – Season Special

This is a shoutout to all the overly dressed, emotional, high strung & hyper aunties, always up for an interrogation/ rapid fire round whenever they bump into us. “Beta shaadi ho gayi aapke? ” “Acha salary kitne hai?” & to all the brainsick, maniacal uncles intoxicated with alcohol, constantly comparing you with their sons but too drunk to notice that their pants are slowly sliding down. Haha yes! The wedding season has barged in & I’m talking about a big fat punjabi wedding where everybody just loves to create a scene. Disputes emerging everywhere, literally from paneer tikka to ‘Dulhan ka fancy lehga‘.

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Hello drunkards! How have you been? Hope y’all having fun unlike this boy who has been sucked off to the last drop by his new city life. Who said college is fun? Ugh! Anyway! It’s that time of the year again when girls cut down on calories & boys do extra flexing, to look extraaa at their friend’s or cousin’s wedding, tantalising everyone around them!

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And so if you’re planning to attend a wedding this year, you just can’t afford to skip reading this story. Period. (YES! READ THE FUCK UP, DON’T YOU DARE SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES)

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As we grow up, we tend to hate going to these mocked up ceremonies created by our heteronormative society but hey! At the same time we can’t say no to our mum either, asking us to accompany & tag along with her. Hence, it’s better if you go, you bring out the A game.

Indian Wedding Season 2017Hottest New Trends

  1. Colors are making a comeback!– Yay! Enough with all the minimalism, pastel & all-white weddings.
  2. Technology stepping in– You won’t believe the other day I spent 4 hours watching a live-stream wedding on Instagram. Now if that’s not futuristic, I don’t know what is.
  3. Bride with Aviators & sneakers– Umm. Okay!! Quickly moving on…
  4. Day time weddings– Even in Delhi, Yes. Why? I. You can do so much more with the décor. II. Budget booster! You save money on booking the venue.
  5. E- invites, destination wedding venues, pre wedding shoots & more.

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Wedding AttireWhether to Buy or Rent?

Decisions, decisions! You can either own it or lease it. The former might give you short term satisfaction but would definitely cost an arm & a leg, the latter won’t. My tip is: Contemplate & then make your move. Either way, it depends on you. Come to a decision after considering all the factors such as your budget, purpose, season etc.

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There are plenty of amazing platforms available online if you plan to rent your outfit.

Pros: You don’t have to struggle much to find out the right garment, easy delivery system, multiple options, haute couture, designer wear under your budget.

Cons: Fittings (though they’re options available to fix it according to your size), Internet can be unreliable at times but so can be your favourite tailor.

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About the look:

 

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This navy blue dupion silk sherwani is definitely an exemplary choice throwing all the newly wed vibes. Elaborated heavily with all-over golden jaal embroidery and murky buttons. It’s paired up with golden dupion silk chudidar which can be worn as another outfit if you wish to reduce the burden of heavy layers.

How to make the right choice while renting out?

There’s always an option to return back, so chill! Take a deep breath & follow these simple rules:

  1. Quality is non-negotiable: Make sure the fabric doesn’t look tawdry & tacky.
  2. Do not procrastinate: Start scrolling though the web so that you have time to fix things up, even in the worst case scenarios.
  3. Going over the board: Yes, you may! Experiment & explore, it’s a fucking wedding after all.
  4. Wedding type: Day or night, indoor or outdoor, location, etc. Keeping all these things in mind. You won’t want to look like a shiny furry ball in the day time or wear something dull & unilluminating at night, unless that’s your ‘thang’. No, please! Try not to do that.

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Kurta & chudidar: Perfect for the never ending, add on occasions such as Mehndi, Sangeet & so many more.

Click here to rent the look 

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Weddings are special, make them memorable. As for me, I would like to get hitched tomorrow if I could but I think I’d have to wait. Hope you guys liked the story, feel free to write down your opinions in the comment section below. Personal update: My exams are here, I’ll be MIA for the next few weeks but will be back super soon! :*

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Till then, stay warm & stay humble.

Outfit Courtesy: Flyrobe

Photography: Vidit Jain Clicks

 

Akshay Sharma

NSS.

 

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Pseudo Lookbook- Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer’18

Camera’s clicking, models on runway unruffled with those designer wear, trying to channelize their alter ego as if gaga whispering into their ear saying, “Walk – walk fashion baby, work it move that bitch crazy”.

Why that reference in particular if you may ask? Well, I couldn’t make it to the Amazon India Fashion Week SS18 which we fashion junkies look forward to attend & be spell bound by flamboyant designs that elevate our sense of existence, as I was caught up muddling through my new city life. But hey! That didn’t stop me from dressing up & embracing aesthetically appealing outfits! Just like last season, making an impact. Remember, NO? ( Link to AIFWAW17Lookbook- Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017 )

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Hello drunkards! I know it has been a sad century & so I thought why not serve you guys a fresh hell & lit you up with something exceptional. Here I am, your boy with 2 new pseudo looks for the fashion week. If I would’ve gone I would’ve slayed only for 2 days & not more. Why? because it’s tiring af to scrape by all the 5 days, tbh. Too much whining, yeah? Let the glam begin!

Pseudo Day 1

Look I

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This outfit is from a collection called Samudra Manthan which is one of the well-known episodes of the Hindu mythology of obtaining 14 valuables that were sunk in the ocean, the story behind it is used in symbolic form where the fabrics play a key role is representing the elements of the story. The integration of the design and fabric in abstraction has turned out to be something you’d desire to wear at such an event being at your best, keeping your A game on & feeling not just fabulous but phenomenal.

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The ensemble is so utterly experimental that it definitely catches the eye & make heads turn. It lures you to try it on and wear it down the god damn red carpet & pose for those camera’s flashing! Also this piece is not just about an appearance shot but rather about you, making a statement for everyone to begin questioning their choices.

Footwear: Aldo

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Designer: Jubinav Chadha

Pseudo Day 2

Look II

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The event is all about expressing your sense of style and individuality in a way one would perceive you to be like that fresh breath of air that blew Marilyn Monroe’s skirt and she still had to put on a smile trying to hold it down, which is now an iconic pose. Similarly, the fabric and outfit is not always that easy to carry off but the trick is to smile and have fun while you flaunt it!

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Be fearless to carry this wherever you go, the designs are made in such a way they uplifts one’s spirit, boosting a person’s self-esteem to not give a “two fux” about what one has to criticize. They’re carefully designed for a modern man who dares to break the stereotypical pre-conceived notions & institute a quirky look for one to be remembered. So, take the chance to explore the suave you, be it a party or a social event.

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Quickly coming to the end of this story & keeping it a brief encounter because I’ll rather shut my blabber mouth down than to ruin the aesthetics by over explaining things, here. To all those who missed me at the event, I truly appreciate your affection & I absofuckinlutely adore you guys & those who didn’t, I love you peeps too! Keeping the hopes high, you’d certainly see me in the next season or I tend to show up in some or the other jazzy event anyway. Until then keep tuning through social media handles where I try & reply to all the relevant texts as much as I can.

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Do keep a track of my Instagram feeds, they’re booming. Stories, snaps & live feeds for everyday fashion tips & to have a glimpse of my hidden personal life (not so personal anymore). Feel free to write your opinion/suggestions in the comment section below.

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                                 L O O K B O O K

Outfit courtesyJubinav Chadha

Photography– Flawed Frames

 

See you soon. xo

Stay humble, stay stoned

 

Akshay Sharma

NSS.

 

 

Never Stay Sober Teaches You How To Pink On Street

Don’t we all have those days when no matter how productive we might wanna get, we end up blowing it up? Finally! the weekend is here & somehow your boy is managing to control his ‘drunk lungs’ to be able to write this pastel story, sitting in a coffee shop with a hungover head. Life priorities: Blog before hoes.

Okay! It’s physically hurting. Meanwhile taking a break from whining about the first world problems I’m brawling with, let us have a look at today’s stimulating outfit.

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RANT- PINK ISN’T FOR MEN :

” Hey! What are you wearing? Is that your sister’s?

The common salutation a 5 year old in pink t shirt receives by that snooty aunty.

Is *it* a girl or a boy? Oh we were sure she was growing up to be a weirdo the moment she put her hands on those bomber jackets.
So when a boy picks up that one pink t shirt and the social stereotypes are doing their best to make him keep it back down… we need to understand that it’s not just ‘cute’ anymore.

Pink isn’t just cute . It’s fucking noticeable.

And it’s so blatantly there that people just assume that the idea of gender-colour stereotypes is perfectly fine. ACA-NO.

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And it takes strength as a little kid or a grown man to walk in through and put fingers on those millennium pink jeans in a store. It takes greater strength to wear them out on the roads and being called a fairy. – Fairer than your soul, at least.

And while pink has evolved to be the colour for rebellion amongst the younger boys, we can all remind ourselves that pink was, in fact, a boy’s colour. Inherently perceived as the derivative of red, it was embraced for the pride and strength of masculinity.

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While I fail to understand what went wrong along the way, I can at least confirm that pink is, without doubt, the new black. To stand up for who you are. And let your pink-ass-fucks be in the face of who you are expected to be.
When you think pink is just another expression for a ‘femme’ side, stop to think. India is refusing to bend to let trite stereotypes. Pink is the fuck you to years of repression, pink is embracing the femme, pink is delicate and pink is refusing to be weak, pink is more.

And pink is just another colour. ”

 

Bottom- Distressed Bleach Pink Jeans- Koovs

What strikes your mind when you look at this splendid piece? To moms, we have frittered away their money in the air. Can’t even! But apart from that, this art glams up your casual wardrobe in a jiffy. Afforable-Contemporary- Attention grabbing.

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Styling tips– Try pairing it up with a cropped tee or an open layered oversized shirt. I’m rocking it with a scoop neck black tee from Koovs to make it look subtle yet badass.

Things you need to keep in mind:

  1. Use only mild detergent to wash or dry clean your distressed jeans, you definitely don’t want to go through a heart wrenching experience, trust me.
  2. Keep it away from sun & don’t iron it more often. (personally, it looks best when crushed)
  3. Turn inside out before washing or drying.
  4. Don’t wear extreme distressed trousers when you’ve got to do a lot of physical activities, you might end up being naked (almost).

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Related accessories:

Hoodies & caps give major fuckboy vibes. Not giving a fuck about the weather, embrace your inner fuckboy this season. And hey! let me tell you that it’s indescribable when you wear your own tag.

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Vintage glasses- Coolwinks.

Sneakers- H&M

Trend spotted: Street style.

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Pull off pink (or a unicorn horn, whatsoever) like you own it & give a tight slap of sarcasm the next time some basic, random douche intervenes in your business.

Go now, enjoy your weekend drunkards! Hope I didn’t take much time from your not so busy schedule. Stop gawping!

See you soon, feel free to write your opinion/suggestions in the comment section below. :*

 

Photography: Infismo Photography –Karan Prakash

 

Stay contented, stay humble

 

Akshay Sharma

Never stay sober.

 

 

DIY Summer’17- Cold Shoulders For Men.

Tried & tested! Here’s a summer tip for my fancy boys & dainty girls: not even the most expensive sunscreen can protect your sweet soft skin from being sautéed. Bitter truth, yes. Setting down, get a snack, your boy has got a solution for this mess. Continue to read the article you sloths rather than just looking at the pictures.
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I always crib & I know you too, when you have to put your winter clothes back in the deepest section of your closets. The worst situation is when you had shopped the new winter collection but you can’t wear it because now it’s too hot to wear those beauts outside. Dishearteningly, you have to put them back until the next cold breeze knocks your gut.
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I’m talking about abstaining to expose your skin to the sun, directly. Now I’m not saying you to be nocturnal like me & get out of the house only at night (I do that a lot, it’s pleasant). I’m advising you to cover up your body parts when you go out. It’s good to hang around in tank tops & shorts when you’re in a mall or any closed, central air conditioned area but at places where your skin is directly exposed to sunlight, refrain yourself from wearing such clothes.
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Can I vent out my anger for a moment?- We humans are mean bastards, we have fucked the nature & now it’s Mama Nature’s way to take her revenge. Get out of your comfort zone you twats & start making up for it.
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You must be like “Look, who’s talking? Guy probably has all the privileges & now peaching us eco-shit” Yes & no. I do my part, you better do yours. That’s the only way how it’s going to work. Otherwise you know we’re already doomed. 
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Anyway today we are experimenting, stepping a level higher. How about cold shoulder cardigans for summer? Well you’re just a DIY away from experiencing this cool trend. If you’ve doubts, I’m here to clear em by showing you guys that men can also slay these dope shrugs.
Cold Shoulder Cardigans/Shirts--Why in summers? Because even when you got an umbrella with you, the sun is still going to fry you up. Don’t believe me, step outside. The only way out is to cover yourself up & when you’re back under a shed, take em off.
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DIY-

Take any old shirt (preferably boyfriend shirts), fold it equally by the sleeves & cut out the lower end near the shoulders in a circular manner. Yeah! It’s that simple.
I’ve made dozens of these using my dad’s old shirt, my mum’s old cardigan & my sister’s old jacket.
Though I got this readymade cold shoulder shrug from koovs, supremely soft & hella affordable.

AGATE STONE BROOCH :

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Agate stones are hypnotically mesmerising & are found in almost every colour, each one having different layers & pattern attached to it.
The artisans use it to make ornaments such as pins, brooches or other types of jewellery, paper knives, inkstands, marbles and seals. Agate is also used for decorative displays, cabochons, beads, carvings and Intarsia art as well as face-polished and tumble-polished specimens.

Gladly, I got this stunning piece of art from A’men Menswear on one of their preview events. And boy! Brooches never looked prettier than before.

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DIY- Old T-shirt

Correct me if I’m wrong but your closet is full of old, wrecked t-shirts which you don’t wear anymore. And even if you’ve given a few of em away to charity, you still own a lot of them. Well here’s an idea, what if you can wear each one of em in a different style & look completely kickass.

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I had this t-shirt with me for almost a decade (with a weird looking guy printed on it) which is now a vest. Thanks to my tremendously sharp scissors which hey! Btw my mom hates & would toss it away in the garbage if she ever has a chance. Why? Because her son is a crazy cloth ripper who cuts almost everything in his wardrobe.

Also hey! Happy Mother’s Day (day I’m writing this article)

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I have tied a knot on the back of my neck by taking both sides of vest to give an avant garde touch to the outfit, which also makes it a complexed crop top.
Related apparel/ accessories:
Corduroy trousers– Already blogged/ here’s the link: Hawaiian Hallucination- 4 Dreams Straight Outta Closet.
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That’s all for today, gotta rush. I’m working on something crazy already. See you guys soon, feel free to write your views in the comment section below.
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Stay hydrated & take your mother out on a date. 😗

Photography: Parth Avneesh


Akshay Sharma
NSS.

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Fusion fiesta.

I like dark chocolates but I also love gulab jamun. I like eating out in fancy restaurants but I also love langaar (gurudwara) ka Khana. I go to Starbucks but Mumma ke hath ke chai is like the best.

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Mixing things is great sometimes. But you gotta know the right way to do it. So here I am your knight in shining armour to save you from all  miseries out there. Bitches are everywhere. At your college, office or even on your Instagram. Don’t give a fuck though but try not make a fool outta yourself intentionally. There’s a huge difference b/w sensibility and stupidity.

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This festive season I’m bringing you guys an amazing way to dress up for a wedding, mehendi or any other ceremony and that too very economical.

Remember the time when you wanted to wear something trendy and chic but at the same time comfy and easy.

I’ve given this look a touch of Rajasthan. Those uber sexy dark kajal eyes will make all ladies to go gaga over you. IMG_0104

The accessories totally compliment the look.

Dhoti gives you ethnic touch. Oh and they’re so fucking comfortable. I mean hello Gandhi ji went everywhere wearing this shiz so this gotta be good. And yes it is totally worth the buy.

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I got it stitched.
I’ve worn my all time fav loafers because I find (and it’s totally personal) Juttiyas very very annoying and so making the attire more energetic ,the blue loafers.

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The black& blue striped waist coat. This sexy thing is not so expensive and looks so elegant. It’s adjustable. Haha yeah we all know wedding scenes right. No control over the fried food. So when it starts becoming tight, get lighten up.

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We all have mixed feelings. Sometimes we don’t even know why we are sad or happy. It’s all grey & mixed up.To be honest it’s actually alright to feel like this once in a while. It represents that your mind and soul are working together to get the best for you.

Black oval neck T-shirt.

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Raybans. They completely enhance your look. Also they become necessary in the bright shining sun.
Accessorising is important. Especially with this kinda outfit. I got these kadhas, neck piece from Jaipur at very nominal prices. Try bargaining at Gandhi market, pink city.

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Don’t be afraid to try new looks. Updated version of you is always great in other words

Never stay sober.

Share your views and tell me how you find the fusion in comments below.

Stay tuned& spread love.
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Akshay Sharma

NSS.

Affordable Fashion- Black magic: 3 winter looks

Hallelujah.

What strikes your mind when I say BLACK MAGIC? Something very dark, devilish, demonic ? A voodoo doll maybe.

Black represents power, fear, mystery, evil, aggression, sophistication, authority and also elegance. I love BLACK. Who doesn’t? I buy everything black and I literally mean EVERY DAMN THING. Black roses, black bed sheets black undies. I even wish to have a black commode hahaha.

Well today I’m presenting you guys my 3 winter looks which obviously include black clothes from top to bottom. These won’t cost you an arm & a leg. Yes, easy to pocket & yet so freaking elegant.
Okay so here I go:

Look #1:
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Be it a party, an evening hangout with your friends or even a Kiki. This look masters em all. My love for leather is till eternity and I surely guess yours too.

 

 

A deep oval neck black tee, totally comfy and trendy. Accompanied with a black Levi’s.

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Anyway carrying on, to complete the look I’ve worn black leather spike boots. Super gothic and sexy.

Boots are one of the reasons I wait for winter to come soooo desperately. Ugh!!

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I’ve stick to my normal not so messy dry hairdo. You can also try long wet spiked look instead. It’s worth a try.

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Oh & I have a ‘peace’ accessory round the neck.

Wardrobe:
T shirt- H&M
Denim- Levi’s

Look #2 :

Winter and black sweat shirts. Exactly my lingo. You can wear this combination at almost every place.
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Brown belt to add a soul to the look.

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I laughed so hard..Love this picture

Roam around with your headphones on & girls will be falling around you though you won’t hear a s*^t haha.

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Sweatshirts & hoodies are capable to keep you warm in thick smog atmosphere.

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Carrying my  faded brown leather sling bag and of course never forgetting my glares on.

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Swear shirt: forever 21

Look #3:

A Henley neck full sleeves t shirt with deep down buttons. Super chic and trending this year.
Again this is so comfortable that you won’t even mind sleeping in it but hey try not to.

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TIP: try not to add too many accessories with this look.

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KISS. (keep it simple silly)

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T shirt: forever 21
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So these were my 3 winter looks. There’s a hell lot coming up this December.

Feel free to write down comments about the looks. I’ll be more than happy to revert back. Also do it in case if you don’t like something.

Stay tuned & spread love

Akshay

NSS