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So the summer is here and mercury is only going to rise with time!! But girls, that shouldn’t stop you from looking your best like always. You might need a little wardrobe update to deal with the tantrums of bright sun. So yeah, it’s time for shopping to get ready for summer in the most fashionable way possible. You need to choose the outfits and fabric that are trendy, super comfortable and make the heads turn wherever you go.

From lacy dresses to high waist shorts, here are a few wardrobe essentials you need to shop to beat the heat in style.

Strappy Top
Strappy Top
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The strappy top serves the dual purpose of keeping you sweat free and making you look trendy. Available in different colors, you can choose the pastel shades for hot summer days to up your style quotient. You can team them up with different kinds of bottoms, such as jeans, shorts, skirts, and palazzos as per your mood and the type of occasion.

Funky Tees
Funky Tees
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From jeans to shorts and palazzos to culottes, there isn’t a single bottom that can’t be paired with a stylish tee. They help you stay cool during the scorching heat of summer and keep you ever ready for a family reunion or catching up drinks with buddies. So wait no more, go buy a couple of funky tees and you are sorted for the season.

Cotton Shorts
Cotton Shorts
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Cotton is the key to fight with sweltering days of summer. They are comfortable, soothing to eyes, and you can actually breathe in them. And when it comes to dressing smartly for summer, shorts never go out of trend.             Available in the floral, striped, and geometric prints, take your pick from the variety of cotton shorts available in the fashion world to flaunt your long legs.

Culottes
Culottes
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For someone who is not a shorts person but totally wants to ditch their jeans in the summer, culottes seem a viable option. After all, the celebrities and fashionista in the town have given a thumbs up to them. They offer the right amount of breathing space, keeping your style intact. Pair them with your glamorous tops and trendy accessories to hit the clubs and gatherings.

Maxi Dress
MaxiDress
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Maxi dresses will always have a designated place in your wardrobe every summer. If the heat has got you down, then maxi dresses are simply perfect to lift up your spirits. Easy to wear, light in weight but never low in style quotient, the maxi dresses are excellent to get a complete look without putting many efforts.

Mini Skirt
Mini Skirt
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Did anyone tell you that skirt is a girl’s best friend after diamonds? The miniskirts in summer not only save you from feeling like a sweat disaster but also take your style game a notch higher. Make sure to choose the one in comfortable fabric and not the oh-so-short length to cover the right amount of skin.

Shrugs
Shrugs
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Shrugs not only add the fancy look to your appearance but also save your arms from getting suntanned. From sleeveless tops to spaghetti and tank tops to off shoulder dresses, shrugs are the clever way to cover the upper portion of your body and look your best at every get-together and day out with friends.

Jumpsuit
Jumpsuit
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Jumpsuits are the hottest trends for summer that eliminates the labor to coordinate an entire outfit. When you have got a date and don’t want to all dressed up, jumpsuits make you look equally chic and sophisticated. All you have to keep in mind is to wear them with the right footwear to enhance their appeal.

So what are you waiting for? Get ready to shop for these chic outfits to keep your cool and look your best this summer.

Don’t we all wish to eat as much as we want without gaining those extra pounds? We all do, right!! Especially in summers, when you all want to enjoy pleasant beach getaways and evening drinks with your buddies. Unfortunately, all the party snacks and sugary treats that we binge in, leaves us feeling stuffed and bloated. But don’t you worry, we are here to help. The secret to weight loss is not to skip meals but choose healthy foods with fewer calories that are high in essential elements.

Here are some light and essential summer foods that will make you feel full and satisfied, and you’ll be able to shed those stubborn pounds from your waistline.

Watermelon
Watermelon
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Containing about 92 percent water, watermelon is a great way to keep your body cool and hydrated during the scorching heat of summer and make you feel full. High in antioxidants and amino acids, this fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin A and C. You can either eat them in slices or make a delicious smoothie by blending other fruits that are low in calories.

Shrimp
Shrimp
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In case, you crave for some delicious treat during summer when your menu is jam-packed with light food items, then shrimp is the excellent option to go for. They are a good source of low-calorie protein, which fills you up and helps feeling light and refreshed. They also contain omega-3s that help speed up the weight-loss process and if you can’t wait to have the perfect beach body, then try eating them boiled, roasted or grilled.

Frozen Fruits
Frozen Fruits
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It is quite natural to crave for frozen treats when the mercury soars during summer. Try frozen fruits, such as grapes, berries, bananas that increases your metabolism to warm the foods to body temperature, and burn those extra calories during the whole process. You can also add ice to your drinks for the greatest calorie deficit.

Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt
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If you are trying to drop a few kilos, consider adding Greek yogurt to your diet. The tangy and creamy taste of Greek yogurt makes it favorite of many and has twice as much protein as low-fat yogurts. Getting more calories from protein offers huge benefits when it comes to losing weight, such as hunger control, increase in calorie-burning strength, and conservation of muscle mass.

Grilled Vegetables
Grilled Vegetables
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Vegetables are high in fibers and low in calories and fat. To enhance their nutritional value, drizzle olive oil over them and put them on the barbeque. The grill will enhance their distinctly delicious flavor and leave you craving for more. You can also store a plate of grilled vegetable in your refrigerator to use in salads and pasta for the midnight cravings.

Iced Green Tea
Iced Green Tea
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Who would have thought that iced green tea could prove to be your new best friend in the process of losing weight? EGCG (epigallocatechin-3- gallate) is a compound found in green tea that boosts fat burning and weight loss. You can try adding fresh mint or a few drops of lemon to add flavor to this calorie-free beverage and have at any time of the day to quench your thirst.

People quit the idea of getting slim just by imagining the sheer pain and labor required in a gym routine. Well, the secret lies in controlling the calories you intake. Include the above-mentioned foods in your diet to get the better shape of you this summer.

The word chick flick says itself that there is going to be a lot of drama, fun, comedy, and romance in it. When you are having a girl’s night in, of course, there is going to be plenty of fast food and gossips but what are you going to do for entertainment? We guess all you need is the collection of awesome chick flicks that make you laugh and cry your way through the night. So here we have curated a list of 10 best Hollywood chick flicks of all time. Snuggle up in a blanket with your besties and enjoy!!

Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids
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The best part of the movie is- all-female cast. It is the story of a jobless woman, Kristen Wiig, who is asked by her best friend to be her maid of honor. As time passes, she needs to get along with other friends of the bride and get in a fight (aka war) with one of the bridesmaids. And the rest of the story unfolds amidst several comic and inspiring scenes.

Clueless
Clueless
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Released in the year 1995, Clueless is the ultimate chick flick of all times. From high school drama to teenage romance and friendship to the trendy fashion statements, there is everything in this movie that girls could ask for. And amidst all the drama, the protagonist in the movie, Alicia Silverstone, finds herself and what she covet for.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
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A guy bets that he will make a girl fall in love with her in ten days for winning an advertising campaign. The girl he chooses comes out to be a writer who is practicing to lose a guy in ten days to get an experience in writing an article. The game begins when they both try hard to achieve their target but eventually fall in love with each other.

John Tucker Must Die
John Tucker Must Die
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As the name suggests, the movie features a group of the charming girls betrayed by John Tucker. They get teamed up to ruin his public image in college. The girl gang recruits a new girl for the task who gets succeeded in her attempts. But eventually, find out that she fall prey into the trap of jealousy and hatred.

Mean Girls
Mean Girls
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With an irresistible plot, the pic mean girls is fun and make you laugh till your stomach hurts. And all the girls watching this flick can definitely relate to one character or another in the movie. The movie revolves around the most famous girls in the high school. And an outsider trying to set a place for herself. From wearing pink on Wednesdays to going shopping with besties and puking on your crush, this movie is all fun and laughs.

Pitch Perfect
Mean Girls
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It’s not just the pitch that is perfect in the movie, but the film worked in its entire department. The movie features a college singing group that wins a prestigious competition by going through the hardships of personal issues and group dynamics. In between, there is a lot of fun, entertainment, and drama that makes the movie worth watching.

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
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The story of four best friends who spend their summer away from each other for the very first time and make a plan to stay connected. They pass around a pair of jeans that fits them all perfectly despite their different body structures. In the entire movie, the girls have their fair share of adventures, love affairs, breaks ups, and life struggles. While watching the movie, the girls will definitely be able to relate to one of the characters.

We know you must be tempted to add these flicks to your bucket list. Enjoy them with your girls while relishing the popcorns and chicken wings on a fun weekend. We guarantee you a heavy dose of fun and laughter ahead!!

Road trips are like oxygen to adventure hungry souls.  The quietude, wilderness and broad landscape of our geographically diverse country attract a lot of bikers and SUV lovers. The sheer thought of passing miles of distance while witnessing the raw beauty of nature gives goosebumps and an adrenaline rush. The path of challenges begins with the selection of the location of the road trip. We all want to ensure the best route that provides an amalgamation of adventure, beautiful landscape and the thrill of the roaring engine. We are easing out the first step for you i.e., choosing the route for the road trip.

So here are some of the best road trips in India that you must definitely add to your bucket list.

Manali to Leh

Words can never do justice to explain the beauty of this scenic trip that needs to be experienced once in a lifetime. The distance between Manali to Leh is 478 kilometers that brings you face to face with some deadly twists and turns while mesmerizing your eyes with the snow-capped mountains, picturesque landscapes, and distinct valleys. Just admire the rugged beauty of this region while quenching your adventure-seeking soul on your wild machine.

Manali to Leh
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Best Time to Go– June- September

Guwahati to Tawang

Guwahati to Tawang trip is a must to witness the tribal beauty of northeastern Himalayas. Rolling pastures, mountains cladded with snow carpet, and the gushing rivers make it a perfect choice for the road trip. Don’t rush to complete the 450 kilometers of scenic experience, but stay at several places and get drenched in the splendor of wild Himalayas.

Guwahati to Tawang
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Best Time to Go- March- October

Mumbai to Goa

Yes, we agree that the very mention of this trip reminds you of the movie Dil Chahta Hai and compels you to go on this trip with your best pals. Stretched at a distance of around 600 kilometers, this road trip is the perfect amalgamation of adventure and enchanting views. The Western Ghats accompany you throughout the journey while you get to drive towards the sun, sea, and sand on this amazingly beautiful trip.

Mumbai to Goa
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Best Time to Go- November- April

Ahmedabad to Kutch

From the hustle bustle of Ahmedabad to the tranquility of Kutch is not just a road trip, it’s a transformation. Passing through the ancient Harappa city of Dholavira, the medieval palaces of Bhuj and the fossil park of Kutch, you will be visiting history on the road. The White Desert of Kutch will come as a reward for your arduous journey of more than three hundred kilometers.

Ahmedabad to Kutch
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Best Time to Go- October- March

Chennai to Pondicherry via East Coast

Famous by the nickname ‘Paris of the East’ the road trip from Chennai to Pondicherry is breathtakingly beautiful. Covering the distance of around 156 kilometers, this road trip is an ultimate pleasure with the beautiful sight of the sea on one side of the road and the changing reflections of the sun on the water as the day advances. Be ready for endless photography sessions through this picture-perfect route that will leave you feeling thoroughly satisfied.

Chennai to Pondicherry via East Coast
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Best Time to Go- October- February

The best thing about road trips is you get to explore as much as you can while pushing the limits of your comfort zone. And at the end, you come back with an addition of newness in life

” There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be diminished by a nice cup of tea. “

– Bernard Paul Heroux

Chai is the real love, so the rest of the types of love can take a back seat. Did you just wake up? Have tea. Tired of chores? Enjoy your chai. Is the weather awesome? That definitely calls for a hot cup of tea with yummy snacks. So practically, from morning till dusk, it is the tea that drives our life and mood. And if you happen to be a tea lover, just like us, then you would definitely want to taste different types of tea from every corner of the world. From adrak ki chai to healthy green tea and black tea to herbal tea, there are a number of options that you can try whenever you crave for a hot cup of chai.

For all the Delhiites out there, we are listing 6 best tea joints in Delhi, which are the perfect hangout spot for all the tea lovers. And will definitely keep you warm during the chilled Dilli-ki-Sardi.

Chaayos

Who wouldn’t like to visit the place that offers its customers a total of over 12,000 ways to customize their chai? An absolute heaven for chai lovers, we would say. With several outlets across the city, Chaayos is the most popular tea joint to bond with a friend or colleague after office hours while relishing tasty sandwiches and wraps.

Chaayos
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Where– Multiple locations across Delhi (Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, Nehru Place, SDA Market, GK2, Dwarka)

Cha Bar

Cha Bar is the perfect place to have chai shots whenever you crave for them. From the cool iced teas to medicinal ayurvedic teas and fusion to diet teas, they have over 150 varieties from the best tea fields of India to try from. It is situated on the Oxford Bookstore, so you can enjoy your tea while turning the pages of books by the famous writers across the world.

Cha Bar
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Where– N-81, Oxford Bookstore, Block N, Connaught Place

Elma’s Tea Room

From décor to food, everything is so exquisite and sophisticated in this cozy café situated in the lanes of the Hauz Khas Village. You must have definitely heard their name before because of course, they serve the best bakes and cakes in the city. But did you know that they serve the best English teas where you can have an elite tea party with your girls while relishing some delicious cakes?

Elma’s Tea Room
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Where– 31, 2nd Floor, Hauz Khas Village

Jugmug Thela

Yes, we agree the name gives the feel of a chai cart, but it is a quaint tea joint in the southern area of Delhi with a limited menu and incredible ambiance. A perfect spot to spend Sunday evening with your friends relishing their masala chai and lip-smacking sandwiches. And don’t forget to click the selfie with your buddies to capture the beauty of this delightful cozy place.

Jugmug Thela
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Where– Shed 4, Khasra 258, Behind Kuldeep House, Lane 3, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket

T’pot Café

An inviting décor with kullars make this place a must visit for epic tea lovers. Offering more than 20 kinds of teas that are served in kullars, this joint is sure to become your go-to place for sipping tea every weekend and having the heart-to-heart conversation with your beloved. They also have a small bookshelf for book lovers and board games to have fun with friends while sipping your favorite teas.

T’pot Café
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Where– C-6, Block C-105, Malviya Nagar

Triveni Terrace Café

Excellent ambiance with a beautiful outdoor seating area, this small café serves the best masala chai in the city. Perfect spot for a winter day outing, you can visit this place with your gang or loved ones to spend some quality time while sipping hot tea and relishing tummy-filling food.

Triveni Terrace Café
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Where– 205, Tan Sen Marg, Opposite FICCI Auditorium, Mandi House

A hot cup of tea is no less than an experience that stays in your memory forever. After reading about these joints, all the tea lovers must be tempted enough to visit these heavens and sip the best teas from the various diaspora of the world.

You met someone cute at a friend’s party. Exchanged glances with phone numbers. Shared interests over texts. Things clicked. And now here you are ready to go on a date with them. Making restaurant reservations or booking movie tickets for your first date are things of the past. To spice up the things a bit and turn your prospective date into a relationship, you need to be a little creative.

Here are a few awesome ideas for the first date that will work perfectly fine for you and let you have some fun time.

Go To a Comedy Show
Go To a Comedy Show
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So you have finally got a date you have been thinking about for so long. Go to a comedy show because it’s always fun to share a good laugh with someone new. Also going to a comedy show with your date will help you analyze their sense of humor (which is very important in a relationship) based on the jokes they laugh at.

Walk To the Beach
Walk To the Beach
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Yes, the beach is heaven for lovers!! If you and your date have a thing for sunsets, then nothing could be more enjoyable for the first meeting than a lovely walk to the beach. The hues of sunset, cool breeze and soft sand on your bare feet will warm your soul and let you two get to know each other in a better way.

Go Bowling
Go Bowling
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Why? Because it’s super fun, the best way to keep the things casual and let you enjoy your date’s company. It will become a good conversation starter and help you to open up to someone new. Also, the way your date approaches the game will give an insight into their character and personality.

Go For Skating
Go For Skating
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Going for skating in the park with your date is a great idea to get closer to them. There will be the time when you fall down, slip a bit or show your best moves that will help break down the embarrassment wall between you two. And of course, you can grab the drinks later!!

Hit Up a Karaoke Bar
Hit Up a Karaoke Bar
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A very famous quote by Plato says, “Every heart sings a song incomplete until another heart whispers back.” So how about you share the stage with your stranger date after guzzling a glass of your favorite wine? The perfect way to enjoy the moment, it will throw away the awkwardness on your first date and give a few hints about your personality.

Attend a Food Festival
Attend a Food Festival
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Everyone loves food and who doesn’t must probably be lying!! Grab the opportunity of an annual food festival in your town to go on a date with that special someone. Trying different cuisines and mingling amidst the crowd will give you a chance to know about their taste, preference, and adaptability.

Attend a Live Music Concert
Attend a Live Music Concert
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If your date has the same taste in music, then attending a live music concert with them is something that you and your ears will enjoy thoroughly. It will be a great opportunity to discuss your favorite band and the type of music you like. The music concerts are the great conversation starters; you two will get enough time to bond and learn a thing or two about music from each other.

Whatever idea you adopt for your first date, make sure it guarantees a pleasant time and light up the spark between you two. Because you never know when the first date leads the way to another and so on.

So always prepare well. Live the moment and be honest about your feelings.

You always dreamt of your prince charming who would come on a white horse and take you away. So finally you have found that special someone with whom you cannot wait to start the new phase of your life. He is your true soul mate in every sense, who makes you skip a beat every time he looks at you. If there is still some time left for your wedding that means there is time for you to get to know each other in a better way. So use this courtship period to explore more about the likes and dislikes of your partner that can strengthen your relationship in the long run.

Here are a few tips to spice up your courtship period and make the perfect use of it.

Spend Quality Time Together
Spend Quality Time Together
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Wedding in a few days means lots of shopping and preparations. But ensure to make some time for your partner, after all, time is the best gift that you can offer to your loved ones. Catch up for a quick cup of coffee, go on a dinner date or maybe join a hobby class together. It will help you two get along well and talk to each other about important things in life.

Introduce Your Partner to Your Friends
Introduce Your Partner to Your Friends
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You are going to marry this person, right? You should definitely introduce him to your girly gang and let them gel well together. Tell your girls about your husband-to-be and talk to him about them. It will always help the guy to know a lot about her wife-to-be. You can plan dates together to have super fun with your future husband and besties.

Get To Know Your In-Laws
Get To Know Your In-Laws
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You don’t just get married to a person, you marry his entire family. And in some scenarios, you may have to move in with your in-laws after marriage. So try to make a good equation with them that can help you adjust well after the marriage. Go for shopping with your mother-in-law, call her on a regular basis and try to get to know about the likes and dislikes of your future husband from her.

Discuss Your Wedding and Honeymoon
Discuss Your Wedding and Honeymoon
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Planning a wedding can be quite nerve-wracking if there are more conflicts and misunderstandings than agreements. Plan your wedding together to know each other’s choice and preferences. It will help you stay on the same page, adjust for each other and make the arrangements accordingly. And you should also plan your honeymoon (the most romantic trip of your life) before marriage, such as the destination, booking tickets, etc. It will heat things up and bring you closer to each other.

Make Future Plans Together
Make Future Plans Together
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Marriage is a lifelong commitment that requires strong planning based on the agreements of both the partners. During the courtship period, you should start discussing the important things, such as career choices, how many kids you want, when you want to plan for kids, when to buy your own apartment, etc. Discussing these things will offer you the sense of belonging towards your partner.

Once you have found the person you want to grow old with, a wonderful life awaits you ahead. Try to make each and every moment beautiful and memorable by loving and trusting your partner at every step of life.

We live a fast-paced life, eat fast food, and are always in a rush to add our favorite items to our shopping cart. Yes, we are the generation who enjoys hassle-free online shopping!! And why shouldn’t we when there are more options, better deals, and best prices available in online shopping websites. If you act smart and do your fair share of research, you may end up saving even more while purchasing online.

So here are some extremely useful tips they may help you get the best offers while shopping online and save a lot on every purchase.

Compare Price on Different Websites
Compare-Prices
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What is your biggest fear when shopping online? We guess the fear of paying more for the exact item which is available in less price at some other website. Therefore, it is advised to take time and put efforts to determine the best deal for a particular product. Comparison shopping engines, like Shopzilla, Google Shopping, PriceGrabber, etc. can provide the product information from different retailers making it easier for you to compare prices.

Look For Discount and Promo Codes
Look For Discount and Promo Codes
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Discount is the one word that instantly gives us the impression of saving. Always look for the discount codes online that you can apply during checkout to get the discount on your final payment. These promo codes come with an expiration date so make sure you avail their benefits in the best possible manner.

Set Price Alerts
Set Price Alerts
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Many times, while scrolling through a shopping website you come across the products that grab your attention at the very first glance. But due to budget constraint, you cannot buy them. Don’t worry, just set the price alert for those products, so that you know when their price drops, and you can finally own them.

Keep Items in Your Cart
Keep Items in Your Cart
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Knowingly or unknowingly- the online shoppers do it all the time. While online window shopping or sometimes to just avoid impulse purchases, we add the product to our cart and leave them there, just like that. In order to close the deal, retailers send coupons or better price the next day through text, notifications, and email. But it only works when you have an account on the website and you are logged in when you added products to your cart.

Use Credit Cards
Use Credit Cards
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Yes, credit cards can prove to be fatal for your finances at times, but not when shopping online. They always help you earn more rewards, gift vouchers, and cash back on every transaction that can be used further to avail other benefits. And the refund process is comparatively easier and faster in credit cards.

Shop More during Sale Season
Shop More during Sale Season
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The online retailers tend to offer the heavy sale on several items during festivals, off-season, and on special occasions of the year. And it always proves to be a win-win situation for the buyers!! During the online sale season, you can make important purchases, like the electronic items, home appliances, furniture, gifts for relatives, etc.

Always Refer a Friend
Always Refer a Friend
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The more, the merrier- that’s the logo of online retailers!! When you log in to a particular shopping website, you get a unique referral code with which you can invite your friends. And when they sign up using your referral code, you get the cashback that can be used for shopping further. That’s how you share and you earn!!

To avail the maximum online shopping benefits, you need to think smart!! The clever tips mentioned above will help you get the major discount on every purchase and save your sweet earned money.

They say winners never quit and quitters never win, but quitters are not losers all the time. If it is all about winning a drag of smoke, then victory always stands with the quitters. The habit of smoking is like chewing the gum, it feels good initially, but later you just keep on doing it pointlessly. Thankfully, chewing gum doesn’t have a toll on your health, and it doesn’t turn into a habit. Your logical mind questions everything with ifs and buts, well, in the case of smoking, all your ifs and buts come after you have stubbed the butt of a cigarette.

Quitting the tobacco roll has its own perks and we are sharing them with you.

It Improves Breathing
It Improves Breathing
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The pollution level is so high in the metro cities of India that sometimes it becomes equivalent to smoking. Hey, then why are you supplying more smoke to your lungs? Quitting smoking improves your breathing and ensures healthy lungs. If you are panting heavily in climbing one or two floors, then don’t just blame it to aging, the tobacco roll is the real culprit.

Delay the Process of Aging
Delay the Process of Aging
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Researchers have revealed that quitting smoking delays the appearance of wrinkles on your face and you don’t need to verify this if you are an active smoker. It enhances the absorption of oxygen and essential nutrients in the body, thus you can observe a glow on your skin after you quit smoking.

Normalize the Blood Pressure
Normalize the Blood Pressure
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We all are acquainted with the warning mentioned on tobacco products. Smoking is injurious to health but it is far more damaging to the people suffering from high blood pressure. Smokers are prone to the health conditions, like high blood pressure, heart attack, etc. and the ones who are already suffering from these diseases are advised to quit immediately. Quitting smoking normalizes the blood pressure and reduces the risk of cardiac arrest.

Can Help You Win a Date
Can Help You Win a Date
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All the smokers have to deal with the burning odor of tobacco that stays in their mouth for a long time. The burning smell is repulsive and pushes the non-smokers at a distance. This simple fact can ruin your would-be happy love life. You can give credit to your habit of smoking for losing some of your potential dates.

Saves a Lot of Money
Saves a Lot of Money
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The last benefit we are quoting is related to your financial health. With the increased taxes on tobacco products, smoking has now become a luxury. If you are a chain smoker, then you do not even realize that this habit is burning a hole in your pocket. You will wonder that a smoker has to pay the high premium for the health insurance as compared to a non-smoker. It’s time to realize that smoking is injurious to both physical and financial health!!

We discussed earlier several reasons for quitting the dangerous habit of smoking. The problem is that the disadvantages of this habit come in installments and make it easier for us to overlook. Quit smoking before it gets too late because there is a better life after that!! You will feel good about yourself, your physical health will improve, and you will save loads of money to spend on other important things.

The world-renowned chef Thomas Keller once said that “A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.” This is the only reason why one should never stop experimenting with food. When you see the same old monotonous things are followed, you get bored – right? The same thing applies to food also. The same old recipe or way of cooking cannot bring any thrill to the table. To break away the conventional types, here the recipe for orange fish would be covered today.

The year 2017 witnessed a heart-warming or soul-stirring movie named “Machher Jhol” which was all about the relationship between a chef and his mom. On his return to his homeland after 13 years, he is challenged by his ailing mom to cook the same fish curry he cooked as a teen. In this quest, he discovers a new recipe and in fact reinvent himself.

This unique Orange Fish recipe was shared in this movie and became quite popular among those who are open to experience experimental food recipes.

Fish, in general, carry a pungent smell but once deep-fried and cooked with other spices – there is nothing tastier than that! This combination of Orange and Fish sounds really weird – but that’s what romantic about this recipe which you must try once!

Ingredients

Rohu/Katla (Carp): 4-5 pieces

Ginger: 1 inch grated or 1 and a half tsp paste

Green Chilies: 5-6

Salt: As per taste

Turmeric Powder: 1 Tsp

Red Chili Powder: 1 Tsp

Cumin Powder: 1 Tsp

Coriander Powder: 1 Tsp

Sugar: As per taste

Tomatoes (Chopped): 1 Big

Garam Masala Powder: 1 Tsp

Water: 1 cup

Orange Juice: 2 Cups

Mustard Oil: 9-10 Tsp

Process
  • First of all, clean the fish very well, remove the skin and any blood stains.
  • Let them dry a bit and then sprinkle salt and turmeric 1tsp each. Let the fish marinate for at least half an hour.
  • Heat mustard oil in a wok and fry the fishes very well. Remember to make them golden brown but not red.
  • In a separate pan, heat some oil and add ginger in grated or paste form. You have to keep frying this ginger until the raw smell goes away.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes to this preparation which will bring the required color.
  • Now, you have to add the turmeric, chili, cumin, and coriander powder and stir for a few minutes.
  • Let the tomatoes become soft. But keep stirring so that the mixture doesn’t stick to the pan or get burnt.
  • Pour a cup of water to this mixture and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and salt as per your taste and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Now, put in the golden fried pieces of fish and cover the pan with a lid.
  • Let it simmer for some time (7-9 minutes) till the spices enter every inch of the fish.
  • Keep checking in between and add water to maintain the consistency.
  • Once the fish is cooked well, it’s time to add the fresh orange juice.
  • Put the slit green chilies and garam masala powder to the gravy and simmer for hardly 3 minutes.
  • Remember once you have added the fresh orange juice, you cannot simmer for a long time as that would deviate the taste.
  • Garnish with some curry leaves and slices of orange.
  • The fish is now ready to be served with some hot rice.
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A plate of rice with simply stunning orange fish is equal to bliss. Try it sometime and don’t forget to share the recipe with your friends or relatives.

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