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Apple cider vinegar is a member of Vinegar family. It’s made from apple, sugar & yeast. It’s organically used for salad dressings, food preservatives and for chutney. ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) is used for a lot of health benefits, many of which is supported by science. People are unaware of the benefits of ACV. ACV is an ancient folk remedy for health benefits and cooking purposes. Here are 5 of the few other benefits of this scientifically proven magic!

1.  Hair Savior
Hair Savior
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Hair often go crazy, like they have a mind of their own! Every morning after a hair wash, it just seems difficult to manage them afterward. ACV isn’t harsh on hair, unlike other chemical products. They sort of damage them after a while of being used. However, this not only fights just one but four major hair problems. Hair related issues like dandruff, lice, frizzy hair is a seasonal gift to us (hmph!) and let’s just all agree we are living for that salon- ready -shiny –absolutely-Kareena Kapoor like hair. Apple Cider Vinegar saves you from all of this!

Mix equal parts of cider vinegar and water, and use it after you have washed your hair. Like a serum, rub it all over and then leave it for 5 mins. Wash your hair with cold water and experience the magic. So now, you have the ultimate solution to attain some #hairgoals. Thank me later!

2.  Anti-Bacterial
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ACV works like an anti-bacterial for skin & nails. It kills pathogens like bacteria. It treats nail fungus & ear infection. Our ancestral doctors used this to treat wounds as it prohibits bacteria to multiply and grow. This can be used as a disinfectant. ACV can also be used to treat acne. Dabbing a bit of ACV mixed with water on cotton onto your skin can lighten the acne scars and pigmentation. Apple Cider Vinegar replenishes acidic layer to ward off the germs from our skin. And when you’re overdone your sunbathing, use ACV for soothing the burns. It might as well be used as a skin toner & exfoliator. ACV can make you help gain “shine from within” charm.

3.  Weight watchers favorite
Weight watchers favorite
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A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar has only 3 calories which are extremely less and a delight for weight watchers. Half a glass of water mixed with 2 tbsp of ACV in the morning can help you keep a track on your weight. Surprisingly it has been loved by many for its weight loss benefits. Giving out an honest opinion, weight loss only works when you’re working out & eating healthy. This let alone wouldn’t work any wonder on fat loss. It might help you keep it under control but there’s nothing like spot reduction as it’s popular for losing belly fat! However, it does work well with indigestion. So you might want to give it a try for getting rid of those burps and…well, constipation!

4.  Teeth Whitener
Teeth Whitener
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Are you afraid of smiling with all teethes showing? Because you’re embarrassed by the yellowness on your teeth? Well, we all have been there. Another magic that ACV does is on whitening your teeth.  When you wake up, before brushing your teeth, gargle a mixture of water & ACV and then brush them. You’ll be able to figure out difference within a week or two. This may also cure your bad breath issues. Don’t gargle but drink it, simple! Now don’t shy away to pass on a smile.

5.  Leg Cramps
Leg Cramps
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And then there are those sleepless nights because of leg cramps! These can happen out of nowhere. Whether you had a tiring day or not, these may just come your way. To get rid of these leg cramps keep a glass of water mixed with vinegar and 2tbsp of honey, by your bed. Have it when you feel like they’re troubling you. This may actually relieve you from them. Have a good sleep!

Apple cider vinegar is not exactly a miracle but it definitely has some health benefits that has actually worked for a lot of us. Try this magic potion for yourself and let us know in the comment section if it did any wonder to you.

Teeming with all the feelings and still unbeknown to what and how to plan something really special and romantic for your significant other? Take a cue from here and try out some ideas to bring the romantic flavor to your next date!

  1. Cuddle up, Drive-in
Cuddle up, Drive-in
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Well the concept of the drive-in in some parts of the country in the US is making a comeback. Lucky Y’all! Although India would still be longing for such a thing. Watching a movie is cliché but passé. Cuddle up in the coziest blanket and watch a movie together in a Drive-In. Lean back and enjoy the movie (or whatever else).

  1. Drunch by the ocean
Drunch by the ocean
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Drunch just like Brunch (Breakfast + Lunch), is a portmanteau for drinks and lunch. Genius, right? Going further, drinks, a delicious lunch, and the never-ending ocean would be a perfect idea for a date where you just want to talk & know each other a lil more. Getting drunk over lunch sounds weird but what’s the fun when you cannot be weird together!

  1. Learning an art together
Learning an art together
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Learning an art together can turn out to be learning about each other and that’s an art in itself though! Dance is one the most romantic & smart ways of knowing each other intimately and up & close. There’s nothing that brings two people closer like dance or pottery. There’s something utterly romantic about learning an art together. Try it out!

  1. Being Adventurous
Being Adventurous
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Find an adventure that you two might want to explore together. Adrenaline-spiked adventures like skydiving, scuba diving, kayaking, trekking or even camping can make it fun and romantic at the same time. These unusual and adventurous date ideas can make a big impact on you two. Bring an intellectual and physical thrill in the relationship.

  1. Star Gazing
Star Gazing
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Inspired by “A Walk to Remember”, as cliché and bookish it may sound this one is a classic. All of us, hands down want someone to lay down on the ground and gaze the stars and the constellations with. And for true romance, get along some fine wine. To plan this date, winters can be the perfect climate as the skies are clear. Watching the stars holding hands is a timeless date idea. Ah! What vibes!

When date night’s approaching and you need some ideas? Get inspired by any Hollywood or Bollywood movie. They’re the best! And there’s nothing like “Ye sab sirf kitaabo aur filmo mein acha lagta hain”. Romance doesn’t have to be a try-hard thing, it’s effortless. And an effortless effort is beautiful.

We all have been there. Doesn’t matter if it’s a month end, or if you’re a college goer, running short of cash is one thing we all have been through. And the real stress is when we’re needy of new clothes, shoes and bags and the list goes on. Not every time malls & brands can satisfy our shopping needs, especially when we’re on a budget. And let’s just be honest with our soul, STREET SHOPPING is the best! Here are few options for all those sisters and men (imagine the shy monkey emoji) seeking for help.

1. Sarojini Nagar
Sarojini Nagar
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Nearest Metro Station- INA (Yellow line/ pink line) or Sarojini Nagar

Sarojini Nagar has our heart! You get to explore everything there. There’s clothes, shoes, bags, home décor and some cheap and first copy make-up products (not recommended). Shopping paradise for girls, in a nutshell. You might find some really trendy and fashionable items. The happiest part is you get few branded items like from Zara, H&M, Kappa, forever21, gap.inc, old navy and a few more at 1/4th of its original price. Jaw dropping right? Basically, Sarojini Nagar is the hub for all the rejected items from the brands, the clothes or shoes that couldn’t make it to the real store because of some tiny little defect.

Here’s the clue guys, stay aware while shopping, you can score a product that has a defect; so look carefully. On top of the branded shopping on a budget, bargaining is at another level! One has to be skilled to bargain. Yes, you heard it right. Bargaining requires skills too.  For our beloved men, you don’t have to be disappointed. Sarojini Nagar has a lot to offer for you too. From branded shoes to sporty t-shirts to fake first copies of watches and Raymond shades, SN is here to your rescue! Explore this delightful gem.

2. GK Market
GK Market
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Nearest Metro Station- Greater Kailash

GK Market is divided into two zones GK-1 & GK-2.  GK Market is popular for its innumerable options in clothes, accessories & shoes and most importantly food! Take your favorite pick from silver jewelry to jhumkas. The clothes are as cheap as Sarojini Nagar and the staff is really helpful and sweet. Yet again the bargaining part is the fun. Spot some really pretty chappals and shoes. Get some ethnic clothes as well at flat prices. The market has some sort of sale going on all the time.

3. Rajouri Garden Market
Rajouri Garden Market
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Nearest Metro Station- Rajouri Garden (Blue Line)

West Delhi audience has one prominent market. For all the fun shaadi shopping and casual shopping, Rajouri garden market offers a huge variety of brands (local and high end as well). From chaats (street food) tickling your taste buds to Sarojini-esque items, nail salons & swanky bars, this market has got it all. The market is known as B.K Dutt market. The market has a lot of varieties in clothes to offer. From casual to ethnic, and all sorts of the price range; from 250 to prices going as high other high-end brands.

This market can satisfy budget shopping cravings. It also has a fair share of home décor items. Home décor shops that can take care of your whole house. With Mini So (a Japanese brand) opening in Rajouri Market, it has attracted a lot of shoppers lately. Mini So offering Bags, home décor, kitchenware, make-up products, eau de toilette, stationery and so much more at affordable prices. This market just as Sarojini Nagar has a lot to offer and might as well be a mini Sarojini.  Ladies, try your luck!

4. Lajpat Nagar
Lajpat Nagar
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Nearest metro station- Lajpat Nagar (Violet Line)

Known for its popular central market. This place is a residential and commercial hub in South Delhi district. It’s yet another heaven for all the needs. Central market famous for garments, textiles, shoes & eateries. This market has a plethora of shops and vendors. If you’re on a budget, this heaven not only satisfies your shopping needs but also your taste buds. If not, you can always enjoy the food. From furniture to wholesale ethnic garments, you get to witness everything here. You might as well spot dry fruits shops and bookstores. The place is crowded most of the times of the day. But I bet you can steal some really good deals.

5. Liberty Village
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Nearest metro station- Saket (Yellow line)

The first venture of it’s kind. Liberty Village is a flea market, with items from brands like Lulu & sky at throwaway prices. This place not only fulfills your shopping hunger but also offers a quirky ambiance to click pictures. This is a hidden gem that hasn’t been explored until. Reason to get to here are – clothes from brands, fragrances, home décor, makeup products, and jewelry at the lowest prices. The most amazing deal that you can steal is here buying a pair of shoes that is from Lulu & sky at 1/4th of its original price. With winters approaching and our greed for those gorgeous block heels boots is undying. To score that explore this gem of a place. You might get surprised by the quality and prices. Liberty Village lies at a corner in Champa Gali. Popular for some cool cafes and hangout spots. Explore this and get surprised.

6. Street Style Store
Street Style Store
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Nearest metro station- Hauz Khas or Green Park (Yellow line)

Website- www.streetstylestore.com

While talking about budget shopping, there’s one more hidden gem in Delhi that is not only known but loved by many. The only drawback for the store is that they have an e-commerce website for the janta. Street Style Store is largely popular and known for its amazing versatility of shoe styles & prices at which they come at. When on budget shopping and needy of some really fun & good looking shoes, reach out to this store or website. Even if you’re not on a budget, you can actually consider them for some amazing deals. From knee-high boots to chappals, finish your OOTD with their footwear. At this price, one might wonder about the quality but we assure you, you shouldn’t doubt them. They’re the best lately in their business. So for all the upcoming shaadi byahs and parties, hit them up!

So now you have all the budget-friendly options for your next shopping spree. Explore-treat yourself and repeat! 😊

People often wonder what puts off a woman and makes her lose interest in a particular person. Ever wondered what makes a good guy? While physical attraction plays a great role but there’s a lot more going on in that head to pick out one guy for herself. Oftentimes, it’s the little things that make the most of the impact rather than some grand gestures. So, to go further and get that pretty woman for yourself, focus on the good to get rid of the bad.

Here are some of the deal breakers for a woman. Start making notes you boys!

Unhygienic Stud!

It doesn’t matter if you go to the gym, work-out, look good and all of that jazz but if you’re not hygienic then my boy, you’re definitely out of the game even before it starts!

Braggart!

Well, are you the one who keeps talking about yourself and your awesomeness? You really need to consider going back to school to learn what confidence and overconfidence actually mean? Stop bragging about your grand plans!

Ignorant

You DO NOT want to fall into this category. Ignoring your woman and being adamant about what to she has to do and what she needs to decide. Decide for yourself not for her. Don’t be a snob! You’re not right, not always! You can figure these ones out from a distance if you find them fighting over the “RIGHT” thing because they cannot be proven WRONG!

Baggage

Men with an awful schedule, life routine, messed up sleep timings or some weird family issues. They come with a baggage. A woman has to think real hard about how to talk to them or be with them. Generally, they aren’t worth the trouble! Move on, Darlings!

Male Chauvinist

Talking about these makes me feel eecky! They feel they’re the elite breed because they’re MEN! Well, guess what, we’re women. We’re elite but with brains (Something that you lack). If you disrespect a woman just because of the fact they’re women and all they could do is cook, give birth and die, you are, out of all, the worst one!

Wanderer
Wanderer
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It isn’t about traveling. It’s about his eyes. The lecherous eyes that wander around and gleefully check out other women. What-a-shame! Definitely a turn-off.

Womanizer
Womanizer
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We all know one or two. And they know all other women. All of them are their “Friends”.

They eye all types or women. These ones can never be satisfied with one woman.

Touchy
Touchy
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Why so clingy bro? Boys who keep touching their partners, cheeks, shoulder, thighs & try indulging in serious PDA are a big NO! There are things that are fine within the four walls. So much of touch can piss off any woman.

Chivalry
Chivalry
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Knock on the door, pull a chair out, hold the door, offer help, be gentle and kind, be polite with people in need, are some basic etiquettes that have to be taught while growing up. Women like men with manners.

Social Filter

This might get embarrassing if you’re dating one. Someone who blurts out everything that’s on his mind without giving it a second thought. These people require social filters.

Full of Himself
Full of himself
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I know I have mentioned a type before above. But it’s different here. These types are actually “FULL” of themselves. They do not care even if you’re breathing (Okay, too much!), they don’t care if you’re even present there. All they be doing is talk about themselves, think of themselves, plan things for themselves or what they like without keeping you in consideration. It’s like YOU DO NOT MATTER. And that’s annoying.

Timid

If that man isn’t a man of principles? He cannot be your man. He can never stand for a woman. You don’t need them. Period.

Compulsive Liars
Compulsive liars
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They do one thing, you question them and there comes another lie from that dirt mouth. It’s may get disturbing after a while for you to deal with all the lies that come out naturally from their teeth.

Possessive…OVER Possessive!

Being possessive is cute at the time. But being over possessive about everything that you do is annoying. “Don’t do this, don’t wear this, don’t go here, don’t talk to him” says people who don’t have a life of their own. They’re buzzkills, BIG TIME!

Horny? Ok, PLEASE!!
Horny? Ok, PLEASE!!
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Another one featuring all those men who like to get intimate in every possible situation and any given moment. No sense of time and place. And if you’re not around they look for alternatives like we all know we shouldn’t be getting indulged in. Kick these ones out right away!

Addicted to His Addictions
Addicted to his addictions
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Lastly, someone who’s addicted to drugs and substances. Alcoholics would work if it’s occasional. Smokers too. Addictions can turn out a girl or anyone for that matter. It’s hard to keep them going along.

Traits that are deal-breakers from a women’s perspectives. At the end of the day, you want the best for you. Women don’t need to compromise with something just to be there. If you’re unhappy with any of the deal breaking traits, leave and stay happy. There’s definitely something good for everyone out there.

Experiencing problems with your periods because of hormonal imbalance? You’re at the right spot to know you might be dealing with this condition commonly known as PCOD or PCOS. Here we’re going to talk in length about the term, symptoms and what causes this. And furthermore, how fit lifestyle can affect this condition.

What is PCOD/PCOS?

What is PCOD/PCOS?
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Polycystic Ovarian Disorder or Syndrome fashionable popular as PCOD or PCOS. To begin with, there’s a difference between the two. PCOS is an endocrine system disorder whereas PCOD is a condition that arises due to hormonal imbalance. In PCOS, the production of higher levels of androgen hinders the development and releasing of eggs process. Wherein PCOD, the hormonal imbalance causes a pile of mature eggs that cannot be released resulting in the symptoms of the condition. The exact cause hasn’t been discovered but hormonal imbalance or hereditary plays a pivotal role.

Causes and Symptoms

Causes of this condition have not yet been determined. But with high levels of androgens, i.e. male sex hormones results in ovulation imbalance, acne breakout, and excess body hair growth. The symptoms, in the beginning, are mild. Here are a few symptoms:

  1. Acne Breakout

Sometimes PCOS or hormonal imbalance causes an increase in testosterone. This increases sebum and skin cell production. Which results in acne. The most affected areas are the lower half of the face such as cheek, chin, neck, chest and upper neck. Apart from PCOS or hormonal imbalance, there’s a bacteria, Propionibacterium that can result in acne and inflammation.

  1. Weight issues, more likely facing difficulty in losing weight
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With the rapidly increasing body weight, there are a lot of other some severe disorders following you up. Few of them are Type 2 diabetes, High blood pressure, sleep apnoea and endometrial cancer and obesity on the edge. Not everyone who has PCOD is overweight. Not everyone has to lose weight.

  1. Excess body hair growth

Thicker and darker hair growth on parts of the body and thinning of hair on the scalp.

Increased level of androgens or male hormones results in excessive body hair growth. Although females do produce androgens an increased level can lead to hirsutism

  1. The irregularity of menstruation

Some women experience no periods at all while some bleed for days and months.

  1. Fertility problems in older women

The increase in androgen does not allow eggs to discharge that affects the fertility. It lessens the chances of pregnancy.

  1. Depression (Of course! Has to be there after all of this )
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Oh with everything this comes handy after all the symptoms that one has to deal with. Rapidly increasing weight issues gradually take down an individual’s self-esteem and confidence to lead a healthy life and have options of leading a happy life. There are various other disorders that follow depression like anxiety, mood disorder etc.

Treatment of PCOD/PCOS (How exactly fitness cures PCOD)

To treat this, it is more important to diagnose and control insulin resistance than to suppress hyperandrogenism and ovulation induction. The treatment of PCOD aims at relieving and preventing long-term health problems. PCOD can be treated without any medication with some healthy lifestyle changes. Yes, you heard it right! It doesn’t require any medication. Neither allopathic nor homeopathic nor any ayurvedic medicines has to be consumed. All these women who have PCOD need to be aware of this. There’s no permanent cure to this. There is no magic pill to prevent you from this condition. We just need some healthy changes and adapt them to incorporate them into our regular routine.

  • Weight loss isn’t just the key to cure this. You must keep working out regularly and has to keep a watch on the numbers! Walking is an ideal exercise you may opt for. Turning yourself towards the gym can make a huge difference. For some, it gets even harder there. But hey, who said it’s going to be easy? You’ll only cherish it if it comes to you after a struggle. Keeping a track of losing weight can change a lot of things. The menstrual cycle gets a bit regular.
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  • It’s the world’s first problem to avoid some tempting fast food. That’s the healthy change we’ve been talking about. Changing the way you nutrients can change the entire game for you. You should eat heart-healthy food that includes vegetables, nuts, fruits, whole grains, and beans. And you must avoid foods that contain saturated fats, i.e. fried food, cheese, and meat. The right diet can help you go a long way in dealing with PCOD. Including more fruits and vegetables in your diet and avoiding dairy-based products, sugar, jaggery, honey and refined cereals like Maida, sooji and white rice. Pick foods with a low glycaemic index such as wheat pasta, whole grain, brown rice, whole wheat etc.
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  • Quit smoking as smoking increases the androgens level in the body. Women with PCOS are at the high risk of metabolic syndrome, which may be exacerbated by smoking. Smoking worsens the androgen levels and the metabolic profile in women with PCOS/PCOD.
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  • Birth controlling pills to an extent does help women infertility and ovulation but it worsens the situation for the longer run. So, we here wouldn’t recommend. But for more knowledge over this point, women with PCOD/PCOS must consult a gynecologist.
Birth controlling
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This is somewhat in a nutshell, what every woman dealing with PCOD must know and follow. Consulting a gynecologist is a must for an early diagnose to start with the treatments to cure the symptoms. Remember, this condition can be treated but can’t be cured. All the best!

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Netflix has been giving some major chilling options. Good movies on Netflix are not always the easiest to find. Look no further for your browsing needs, for the time being, here’s a compilation of 2018 huge buzzing movies that almost everyone has watched and enjoyed. Go ahead, take a look!

Alex Strangelove
Alex Strangelove
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Cast- Daniel Doheny, Antonia Marziale and Madeline Weinstein

The story revolves around how a high-school boy who’s planning to lose his virginity to his girlfriend. Things get complicated when he meets this handsome & charming boy who unwittingly make him go on this roller coaster ride of sexual identity. Alex dating Claire when he meets Elliot and finds him to be equally loveable. The relationship goes in awry. The struggle to explore the new and true aspect of Alex’s life can make you feel the emotion. It isn’t easy to come out of the closet after so many years and dating a girl! How he comes out and reacts to everything and handle his feelings is a must watch. This comedy gay teen drama has won quite a lot of hearts.

Sierra Burgess is a Loser
Sierra Burgess is a Loser
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Cast-Noah Centineo, Shannon Purser and Kristine Forseth

Shannon Purser has been a known face since she’s playing Ethel in Netflix’s popular Riverdale. A mistaken identity incident that leads to an unexpected romance. When a most popular-school-mean girl Veronica deliberately gives out Sierra’s phone number to our very own heartthrob Jamey. The virtual romance starts to take place. The story revolves around how Sierra falls in love with Jamey and stalls all the possible situations to face him. What happens with her self-esteem is a scenario that all the girls out there can relate to.

This teen rom-com made a buzz but for all the fail reasons. Whereas Sierra has been portrayed as a well-mannered girl, in the beginning, is seen catfishing Jamey. This one did make a buzz but is a reminder for what all the teen loves stories have been showing, which to an extent isn’t the time anymore. Let’s be honest, Noah still won our hearts 😉

Lust Stories
Lust Stories
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Cast- Kiara Advani, Vicky Kaushal, Radhika Apte, Neha Dhupia, Bhumi Pednekar, Akash Thosar, Neil Bhoopalam, Sanjay Kapoor & Manisha Koirala

This multi starrer Netflix original from India definitely made a huge buss around. The compilation of four stories by Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Anurag Kashyap goes around respective intimate encounters. The first story by Anurag Kashyap starring Netflix’s favorite Radhika Apte (Kalindi) and Akash Thosar (Tejas), where Kalindi is a college professor and Tejas is her student. They both are in a constant back-and-forth sexual relationship where Kalindi Develops feelings for Tejas and then leaves him overwhelmed by telling him how she’s married.

The Next story is by Zoya Akhtar starring Netflix Debut Bhumi Pednekar (Sudha) and Neil Bhoopalam (Ajit). Bhumi plays the maid working for Neil as he lives alone. The two are sexually involved when his parents arrive with a Rishta and Sudha is shown hurt and leaving the house as yet another day at work.

The third plot by Dibakar Banerjee that includes Manisha Koirala (Reena), Sanjay Kapoor (Salman) as her husband and Jaideep Ahlawat (Sudhir) as Sanjay’s friend. Reena and Sudhir are secretly involved in an extra-marital affair with each other. The story turns interesting when Reena decides to confront and Sudhir wants to back off because of his family.

The final plot, but the most interesting one by Karan Johar starring Kiara Advani(Megha), Vicky Kaushal(Paras) as a couple and Neha Dhupia(Rekha) as Megha’s friend. This one gets humorous when Megha finally have sex with her husband but is unsatisfied and looks for alternatives. The situation where one might go laughing and amazeballs when Megha experiences charam sukh in front of her entire family and that leads to an unfortunate divorce.

Lust stories made a huge buzz and is definitely winning hearts and laughter.

The Kissing Booth
The Kissing Booth
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Cast- Joe King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Ellardi

Based on The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles, Joey (Elle Evans) and Joel (Lee Flynn) was born on the same day has been best friends ever since. To keep the special friendship, the duo made some rules. One being #9: Relatives totally off limits! Especially Lee’s big brother Noah played by Jacob Ellardi. He’s the most handsome and Elle’s first crush. Elle and Noah hit off leaving Lee unaware of it. How Elle tries to handle her relationship and friendship is a treat to watch. The beautiful love story wraps up when Noah leaves for High School and Lee finally understands his best friend’s feelings and forgive her for breaking the rule.

Nappily Ever After
Nappily Ever After
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Cast- Sanaa Lathan, Lyriq Bent, Ricky Whittle

A young black woman(Sanaa Lathan as Violet) whose mother has always kept her dolled up that even when she wakes up right next to her fiancés(Ricky Whittle as Clint) side, she gets her make-up done before he opens up his eyes. Sounds disturbing right? Violet’s mother has never let her hair down while growing up. A soulful barber (Lyriq Bent as Will) helps her to live life to the fullest after an accident at his hair salon and makes her realize she is not living to the fullest. Will’s daughter wins a soft corner in Violet’s heart and helps her lead a life worth more than just her looks and hair. By the end of the movie you might feel as empowered as to no matter what, how you look, you might find a way to live life and make it big!

I Feel Pretty
I Feel Pretty
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Cast- Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams

The entire high-concept-body-image satire talks about a woman (Renee) played by Amy who thinks she’s not beautiful and turns out to be confident as ever and the prettiest when she hits her head at the gym on the bicycle. Wakes up with a nasty concept in her head as a schlubby character an empowering shot of self-confidence. The story is liable to be hilarious. This one absolutely made a buzz with all the young girls or all the internet influencers popular for portraying themselves as pretty as unreal fairies with all the makeup and camera stuff!

But to be honest, Amy is loved for her body image confidence. The message delivery denouement was merely belaboring. But the message was loud and clear-whatever you accomplish, you do it with self-confidence in the same body you were born with! “I feel pretty” would obviously make you feel empowered and with a hint of you should love yourself more often feeling.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
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Cast- Noah Centineo, Lana Condor, Israel Broussard and Janel Parrish

High school girl Lara Jean Covey writes letters to all the boys that she ever felt passionately about and her latest letter was for her childhood friend who’s also her sister, Margot’s boyfriend, Josh. Margot and Josh break up since she’s leaving for college. Lara feels awkward hanging out with Josh. And her childhood best friend Andrew (Greg) is mean to her who’s dating Noah (Peter). Surprisingly, Lara had written a note to Peter Kavinsky as well. The story wraps up beautifully around Lara and Peter’s relationship after Peter broke up with Greg. The relationship is the most adorable love relationship one would ever come across movies. Peter has officially become a national crush, girls go woo-woos over his smile! This lovely duo gives us some major #relationshipgoals and a reason to fall in love all over again but in an old-school way.

If you’ve already watched all of the movies mentioned you must relate to a thing or two.  But if you haven’t already you’re missing out on something for sure. Do give these ones a watch. Enjoy your Netflix and Chill J

 

“Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast

Hamin ast-o Hamin ast-o Hamin ast

-Amir Khusro

Until I visited North East, I was living under a rock about the existence of a heavenly place on Earth. It wasn’t just a place like heaven. It was the HEAVEN in all true sense. Amir Khusro’s words were in context to the beauty of Kashmir. Well, been there done that too! It sure is a beauty but I cannot emphasize enough on the fact that North East India is sublime. A piece of advice? Go see this heaven for yourself, if you haven’t already visited Northeast India you’re missing out on a big chunk of travel experiences in India! That place is a dream! If there’s heaven on earth; it’s there, it’s there!

North East India

The Places I visited (Guwahati-Bhalukpong-Tawang via Bomdila & Sela Pass)

My journey to the northeastern side of India started with a flight to Guwahati from Delhi. I was traveling with my family. We’re a family who loves to travel and I have been a travel junkie since my first trip. Hint-hint, you might get to read more about my travel experiences! Early morning flights are so easy and hassle-free. But in the month of December, winter plays a huge part to piss any traveler off because of flights getting delayed. Well, all thanks to dense fog at 5 in the morning. We landed safely in Guwahati. And oh boy, the weather went crazy. It was foggy and windy in Delhi and Guwahati? It was humid! Guwahati is the largest urban area in the Northeast region. It’s packed with people & vehicles. We met our driver, Dheeraj, who’ll be driving us around for the entire trip. He was extremely polite & cute! Initially didn’t talk much but gradually started and was able to make our stomach hurt with all of his lame jokes. It’s fun when you have such a fun-loving company also knowledgeable. He guided us throughout with all the must-visit places. We had our trip organized by Kaziranga Tours n travels, Mr. Mahendra Nath. The company only managed our accommodations, convenience, and food. The plan of the places to visit was organized by my Uncle (another travel enthusiast! Thanks to him for passing on the legacy!) We got late because of our flight and Mr. Mahendra was so helpful with all the bookings and arranging breakfast on the first day in Guwahati when we reached there.

While we were settling ourselves down with the city, getting to know more about the place, it’s wildly diverse & home to hundreds of tribes. People are so warm & welcoming. They’ll make you feel homely. Just how our drivers and tour organizers were. We came across some really friendly and welcoming people throughout the trip. People there would help you, talk to you, they try and know about you. It’s just a heart-warming gesture. They’ll welcome you with a big smile and kids waving at you. The place had some really adorable dogs &| puppies playing around. With such kind hospitality, they work hard for their living. One can clearly see the hustle of the town and yet they’re relaxed. The relaxed pace of life is captivating.

Coming back to the food, you cannot miss the food! It was different. Tea with jaggery, Chhole Bhature but known as paranthe. I am hungry now! Off track. Okay back to our first day in Guwahati, Mr. Mahendra was a big help. He was on his toes all the time wherever we needed help during the trip. Got our stomachs filled with tempting food and went ahead with our road trip to Bhalukpong from Guwahati. The drive from Guwahati to Bhalukpong, a small town located in Arunachal Pradesh, was soothing. Kameng River in Bhalukpong makes the place so attractive. It feels like one of those ZNMD (Zindagi na milegi dobara) moments, traveling on a smooth road and a river with clear blue water and creating white foams when it hits those steady big rocks into them, flowing alongside. It’s therapeutic. Finally, after a 6-7 hours journey, we reached Bhalukpong, where we were going to spend a night before leaving for Tawang the next morning. We stayed in bungalow turned into a hotel kinda thing. It was nice and cozy. Not the best places to stay but was manageable for a night. Had our dinner and crashed into our beds.

Next morning, watching the sunrise at 5 in the morning while leaving for Tawang was one of the most beautiful mornings of my life! It was chilly, different from the first day at Guwahati. The sky was filled with sunshiny colors and had mountain ranges covered with snow peeping through the clouds. The drive from Bhalukpong to Tawang via Bomdila and Sela Pass was mesmerizing and definitely a highlight of the entire journey. We were all geared up for an entire day of road tripping. Packed our bags, filled our stomachs yet again with some really finger licking home cooked food and were all set to leave for our journey. To reach Tawang, we passed Bomdila as well. Yet another beautiful place. But to reach Bomdila from Bhalukpong you may need a permit for traveling from Bhalukpong to Bomdila. We got that within an hour and for that one hour to pass what could be the best way than to have Maggi and enjoy the cold breeze and snow-covered mountains all around you. After an hour or so, we headed towards Bomdila. The drive to Tawang from Bomdila had some crazy surreal views. BRO (Border Roads Org) has maintained the roads so well. The army and the local people together have kept the environment so clean and air that is pure & breathable! That place is so different from the rest of India. It just doesn’t feel like you’re there. For someone like me who has vertigo, driving through mountains and height I get anxiety. But the rounds are so safe and there’s help at every mile. So much respect for those people working for our country and also for maintaining the place for tourists. While driving through Bomdila to reach Tawang, you have to cross Sela Pass, a place at 13,000 ft. above sea level and beyond imagination. The region is extremely windy and cold. My words won’t do any justice to the place. With that freezing cold wind and stilled Sela Lake, the place looks dreamy and almost magical. It had a calming vibe with a little snow drizzling! I can trade anything to just be at this place. This unexplored paradise has my heart! After crossing Sela Pass, it takes another 4-5 hours to reach Tawang.

Tawang- a place that’s nothing short of a dream or just out of a movie! Not just a place with incomparable beauty but also with a history that every Indian must know. I explored Tawang and a lot of gems of Assam & Arunachal. Not to be missed I witnessed India-Bangladesh border too. How cool! But to know all of it, stay updated!

Here are some of the pictures of the breathtaking views I took!

Bhalukpong

Bomdila

Tawang

Sela Pass

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