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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

 

Hey, there all the Burgertarians! Do you love burgers? Do you think you are a Burgertarian?

You are a Burgertarian if:

  • Your favorite song is “Don’t want none unless you got buns, hun!”
  • Think about burgers at least once a day.
  • Understand how every burger is tasty in its own way
  • Can not tolerate bad burger.
  • The first thing you look for in a menu is burgers

Can relate to it? Then, you deserve a good burger!

Do you feel bad when you eat tasteless burgers around the city? Well then let’s say no to tasteless burgers and try out these 5 amazing burger joints:

  1. Local Grub

Local Grub

Looking for an old-fashioned, freshly made appetizing burger? Local Grub is the place for you!

This place is my personal favorite. Local Grub is fairly new in the game of burgers yet they understand burgers so well. The burgers are fresh, juicy & delightful. Local Grub has more options for vegetarians than non-vegetarians. Vegetarians, Happy much? Apart from the ambrosial taste, the representation of the burgers is really interesting. The burger buns were custom branded with a Local Grub logo stamp. I guarantee you that you’ll fall in love with every single bite of these burgers.

Must Try:

  1. Herb Garden Burger for Vegetarians
  2. Wicked Chicken Burger for Non-Vegetarians
  3. Crinkle cut fries with hot tandoori sauce & cheese
  4. Blueberry cheese shake

Special Feature: Custom branded burger buns with a Local Grub logo stamp!

Address: Shop no. 26, Anshul Tower, Sainik Vihar, Pitampura, Delhi, 110034. (Near Pitampura Metro Station).
Cost for 2: Rs. 450/-

  1. Carls Jr
Carls Jr
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Carls Jr. has a really different concept than that of other burger joints. While all the other burger joints serve the burgers with fried patties, Carls Jr. serves patties which are chargrilled. The burgers are gigantic, creamy and delicious! The special feature about this place apart from the amazing burgers is that they offer free cold drink refills. This is the first time in India that someone has tried this concept. Also, this is the only fast food joint which serves beer. Yes! You heard me right. They serve beer! Burger and beer together in one place! What else do you need? It is a must try for true American fast food joint experience.

Must Try:

  1. Tandoori Paneer Burger for Vegetarians,
  2. Mile High Burger for Non-Vegetarians
  3. Special Wasabi Fries for Everyone because who doesn’t love fries?

Special Feature: You can pair your burger with Beer! The only Burger joint where they serve your favorite drink. Also, refill your cold drink without paying extra. Isn’t that all you ever wanted?

Address: Back Wing, Southern Park, Behind Select City Walk Mall, Saket, New Delhi.

Cost for 2: Rs. 700/-

  1. Barcelos
Barcelos
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Craving for burgers but do not want the guilt of cheating on your diet? Go ahead and have the red and best burger at Barcelos! I am sure you must have heard about Red Bun Burgers, but have you tried it? If you haven’t then you must! Barcelos serves Red bun burgers made of beetroot. It is a dream come true for health freaks. Apart from being delicious, these burgers are healthy!

Must Try:

  1. Red Burger Bun-Crunch Veg
  2. Red Burger Bun- Crispy Fish

Special Feature: The burger buns are made of Beet Root!

Cost for 2: Rs. 1200/-
Address: Shop 309, 2nd Floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi.

  1. High On Burgers
High On Burgers
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A small pocket-friendly place which offers a variety of veg & non-veg burgers. They do not make their burgers look really fancy but a single bite will make you high on the burger! The burgers are smeared with lots of mayo & cheese. High on burgers also has add-on options of Smokey grilled sauce, cheesy sauce & salsa sauce, just for Rs. 5. These burgers are simply scrumptious. Go on, get high on burgers!

Must Try:

  1. Super Cheesy Burger for Vegetarians
  2. Double Chicken Sausage Burger for Non-Vegetarians
  3. Do not forget to add smokey grill sauce to your burger!

Special Feature: Isn’t simplicity the best feature?

Address: 213, Satyaniketan, New Delhi, Delhi 110021.

Cost for 2: Rs. 300/-

  1. Burger Singh
Fan of burgers with a pinch of desi in it? Burger Singh is the place! They offer a wide variety of burgers with really interesting names for them. From Nani’s Rajma Burger to Bihari Ghosht Burger, each one of them is truly scrumptious. Apart from amazing burgers, they offer really yummy dips to pair with your burger and fries. Craving Indian & Italian at the same time? Burger Singh is the place for you!
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Fan of burgers with a pinch of desi in it? Burger Singh is the place! They offer a wide variety of burgers with really interesting names for them. From Nani’s Rajma Burger to Bihari Ghosht Burger, each one of them is truly scrumptious. Apart from amazing burgers, they offer really yummy dips to pair with your burger and fries. Craving Indian & Italian at the same time? Burger Singh is the place for you!

Must try:

  1. Bihari Gosht Burger for Non-Vegetarians
  2. United States of Punjab Veg Burger for Vegetarians
  3. Tonny Pappeh Da Jeera Soda, a yummy fizzy drink!

Special Feature: Gigantic Indianized burgers served with yummy dips.

Address: Welcome Break Food Court, D-88, Ground Floor, 100 Feet Road, Chhattarpur Enclave, Phase 2, Chhatarpur.

Cost for 2: Rs. 400/-

There are few people on this earth who are content with their weight. Some want to gain weight and most of them want to lose some fat. Weight loss is a challenge which needs to be understood as per the body type. Each and everybody is different and they would respond differently to different mechanisms of weight loss. There are many types of diet charts that you would get easily on Google which may aid you in your objective of weight loss. Fruits loaded with important vitamins and minerals, and low in calories are often the most preferred food while you are dieting. In a way, with fruits, you would take in low calories and your metabolism would increase. Therefore, bring more fruits to your daily diet and see how fast and effectively you reduce those irritating belly fat and feel better.

Apple
Apples
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And it also keeps the fat away. It is one of the most nutritious and weight-loss friendly fruit. It consists of 85% water and is rich in fiber, essential vitamins, and minerals. The high fiber would keep you full for a longer time and you won’t feel like jumping on a fried break pakoda! They lack sodium and fat and that’s why apples are the best snacks. Apart from these factors, apples are also great in promoting a good heart health and regulating blood sugar level. Consumption of apple also reduces the risks of cancer and helps in cleaning the digestive system.

How Much & When To Eat?

A medium sized 200-gram apple contains around 100 calories, which helps to watch your caloric intake. Take 1-2 apples per day in the morning and afternoon and stay fit and fine.

Lemon
Lemon
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The smell of fresh lemon is so relaxing! It removes all the aches and makes you feel refreshed. This sour fruit is weight-loss friendly too. Loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants, lemons cleanse the inner body flushing out all toxins. The bloating is reduced and thus fat is cut down. It is also rich in potassium that provides a good heart and low blood sugar level. The metabolism is also increased, the digestive system becomes great, immunity is improved, and you feel energetic all the time.

How Much & When To Eat?

1 lemon carries only 12 calories. But it is acidic in nature and that’s why you should not take it more than 2 times a day. Squeeze juice from 1 lemon and mix that in lukewarm water and have it in the early morning and you may add some honey to add natural sweetness. This drink would prepare you for the whole day.

Watermelon
Watermelon
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Watermelon is a summer fruit and this red colored juicy fruit is everyone’s favorite. By the way, remember that it is easier to lose weight during the summer months of the year. So, load yourself with watermelon diet and see how fresh and energetic you feel. Approximately 91% of watermelon is water and that’s why it fills your tummy. This water content would also save you from heat stroke and would also work as a body cleanser. It is cholesterol and fat-free and that’s why losing weight is easier with this delicious fruit. Do you know that 1 wedge of watermelon carries only 4% of the required daily fiber intake? Watermelon is also low in calories. Apart from these factors, a watermelon is also a rich source of Vitamin A, B, C and also lycopene, which is useful in preventing cancer.

How Much & When To Eat?

101 grams of watermelon carries 30 calories only. 1 medium size watermelon wedge carries 86 calories. So, you can take 3-4 medium sized wedges in case you want to include it in your proper meal. Keep it for your morning breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

Pineapple
Pineapple
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Another lovely fruit of summer season is pineapple whose specialty is the unique mix of sweet and tangy in its taste. There is a high content of Vitamin C and antioxidants in a pineapple that helps in regulating blood sugar level, flushing out toxins from the body, improving the calcium absorption, and maintaining a healthy digestive system. Pineapple also helps in preventing macular degeneration in posterity. The high fiber content in a pineapple would keep you full for a longer time.

How Much & When To Eat?

100 grams of pineapple carry only 50 calories. You can have pineapple as your morning breakfast or as an evening snack. But remember that you should not take pineapple more than a cup or 165 grams.

Oranges
Oranges
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The refreshing oranges belong to the citrus family of fruits that is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. The amazing tangy taste is widely popular among people. Oranges reduce bloating and help in detoxing the body. This is a zero fat and calorie fruit that is also rich in fibers to keep you full for a long time. The potassium content is also high in oranges which control blood sugar level and encourages a healthy heart function. Skin and eyes also benefit from oranges.

How Much & When To Eat?

1 medium or 130 grams of oranges carry 61 calories. You can take 2-3 oranges per day. Have it during breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Bananas
Bananas
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The most common fruit consumed in India is banana. There are many weight loss qualities in bananas. Bananas are also great suppliers of calcium. 1 medium-sized banana is rich in resistant starch and very less in calories. The quality of this resistant starch is that it doesn’t get digested in the stomach or small intestine and thus the calories provided count very less. The heart also functions well with banana consumption for the potassium content in it. Apart from that bananas help in retaining a good bone, nails, and teeth health.

How Much & When To Eat?

1 medium-sized or 118 grams of banana carries 105 calories. So, you can take 1-2 bananas all through the day. But have it only in the daytime and not at night. If you are working out, consume bananas before your workout.

Papaya
Papaya
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The high fiber content would fill your tummy for a long time and you won’t even crave to eat. Papaya is rich in antioxidants and thus helps in flushing out toxins from the body and it also helps in reducing inflammation. The obstacles in the way of weight loss like – constipation & gastric problem are cured by papaya and thus your weight loss program becomes successful with it. Apart from weight loss, papaya also reduces the risk of cancer, improves heart health, and protects the skin against damage and cellulite.

How Much & When To Eat?

1 medium-sized or 300 grams of papaya carries 120 calories and 20% of the daily fiber requirement. But it also has 300% of daily Vitamin C requirement. Thus, you must not exceed the intake of papaya or it may damage the food tube or give rise to kidney stones. Have 1-2 small slices of papaya for breakfast or evening snack.

Now when you know these 7 surprising fruits, start your weight loss regimen soon and stay healthy, fit, and fine.

Food is the source of energy which keeps us healthy and alive. It doesn’t take time to eat as long as it takes to cook. Cooking again is a long process. Firstly, you have to decide what you want to eat, what is good and healthy to eat, what food items to avoid, etc. Then you have to walk or drive up to the market or place an order online. Finally, when the raw vegetables, fruits, and spices arrive, you have to clean them before cooking or eating them. In our modern day living, where most people prefer to stay away from family, nuclear family, in the hostel, etc. knowing the art of cooking is necessary. And more than that, knowing the easy to cook recipes or 5-minute food recipes are essential. Many a times it happens that after returning from office, you still sit back late to work on your laptop and then either you order food from outside or simply have nothing to sustain you.

This 5-minute food recipe would surely help you to stay fit, healthy, and satisfied. Now 5 minutes doesn’t literally mean that these recipes are prepared within the exact 5 minutes. These recipes are hassle-free and thus you don’t have to stand for long hours in the kitchen. Just count two whistles, give a churn in your mixer, or wait for the microwave to turn off – your dish is ready to give you energy!

Another important tip lies for those staying alone: Make a habit of bringing your weekly vegetable and fruits stock and keep them safe in your refrigerator. During the weekend evening, chop your vegetables like carrots, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, etc. and keep them in airtight bags that retains freshness. That way, your 5 minutes recipes would become faster!

Oats & Veggie Khichdi
Oats & Veggie Khichdi
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Khichdi is a famous Indian dish made with rice, lentils, and veggies. Veggie stuffed oats khichdi can be eaten during breakfast, lunch, or dinner and it is one of the healthiest food recipes.

Ingredients:

1 cup Instant Oats, 1/2 cup Moong Dal or Split Yellow Lentils, 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil, 2-3 Cloves, 2 inch Cinnamon, 1 tsp Cumin Seeds, 1/4 tsp Hing or asafetida, 1/2 cup Onion Chopped, 1 tsp grated Ginger, 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder, 1/4 cup Carrot Cut into small pieces, 1/4 cup Beans Cut into small pieces, 2 tsp Peas, 2 tbsp Corn, salt and pepper to taste.

Process:

  • Firstly, heat the vegetable oil in a pressure cooker and one by one drop cumin seeds, cloves, and let the lovely aroma fill in your heart.
  • Now add asafetida or hing and let it splutter for a few seconds.
  • No add the grated ginger and onion fry until onion turns luminous or golden brown.
  • Now add oats and the lentils followed by 4 cups of water, all the chopped veggies, salt, pepper, and turmeric powder.
  • Pressure cook the Oats and Veggie Khichdi and wait for 1 whistle in high heat followed by 2 whistles in low heat.

Serve this tasty and healthy dish with a drop of butter or ghee.

Jumbo Veggie Omelet
Jumbo Veggie Omelet
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Eggs are amazing! In boiled form or poached, or fried, or baked – nothing can come near to the soft and smooth taste of eggs really. So, if you are also an egg fan, then sometimes you can prepare a jumbo veggie omelet to sustain you all through the day! The egg white contains Vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat than the yolk. Eggs are also rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron, and copper.

Ingredients:

All you need is 2-3 eggs and all your favorite veggies. 1 and a half spoon of all veggies like carrots, cabbage, broccoli, tomato, onion, tomatoes, coriander, and mushrooms/paneer, 2-3 garlic cloves, some salt and pepper, and oil for frying.

Process:

  • Take 1 and a half spoon of all veggies like carrots, cabbage, broccoli, tomato, onion, tomatoes, coriander, and mushrooms/paneer.
  • Also, take 2-3 cloves of garlic.
  • Now give a nice mix of salt and pepper. Put some oil on the frying pan and let these veggies lose their raw smell.
  • In case you like your veggies crunchier then don’t fry them much.
  • Whisk 2-3 eggs very well in a bowl.
  • Keep the veggies aside and pour half a spoon of oil or butter and pour half of the egg on the pan.
  • Let the bubbles disappear and then spread your favorite veggies into it.
  • Finally, cover the veggies with the remaining eggs.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Then flip and cook for another 2 minutes.

Enjoy your amazing omelet with your favorite beaten coffee, orange juice, or ginger tea.

Cake In A Mug
Cake In A Mug
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Sometimes all you need is a nice chocolate cake! But as you stay alone, preparing a whole half kilo cake would be a waste of your time and energy both until and unless you have called guests or friends at your place. And the craving for a chocolate cake is something that can arise at 3 A.M, at night. So, this is the recipe to help yourself.

Ingredients:

All you need for this cake in a mug recipe are – 3 tsp of all-purpose flour, choco chips, milk, vegetable oil, 2 tsp of cocoa powder, 1/4th tsp of baking powder, and 1 and a half tsp of sugar. Vanilla extract is optional for you which you must use in case of inclusion of egg in the recipe.

Process:

  • Take a 12-ounce microwave-safe ceramic mug put the dry ingredients first which are flour, sugar, baking powder, and cocoa powder.
  • Then pour the liquid ingredients like milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla (optional).
  • Now stir in the choco chips.
  • Put the mug in a microwave on high for 90 seconds.
  • Remember not to overcook the cake and let the cake cool before jumping into it.
Lentils & Veggie Soup
Lentils & Veggie Soup
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Lentils should not be missed from your regular diet chart because they are not only tasty but have all the required proteins that can keep you safe and sound. Be it brown, green, yellow, red, or black — any type of lentil is low in calories & rich in iron and folate. They also have health-promoting polyphenols and may reduce several heart disease risk factors. A bowl of lentils and veggie soup would be a perfect dinner for you.

Ingredients:

½ cup lentils (masoor dal), 1 cup of carrots sliced in ½ inch pieces, ½ cup of green beans, 1 cup of celery, 3 medium-size tomatoes cut into pieces, half inch ginger in thin slices, ½ tsp turmeric and pepper, 1 and a half tsp of salt. (1/2 cup masoor daal can sustain 4 people) For seasoning: 2 tsp clarified butter (ghee) or 2 tablespoons oil, ½ tsp cumin seed, ½ tsp garam masala.

Process:

  • Firstly, wash the masoor daal and soak it in 2 cups of water for at least 1 hour. Because by soaking the lentils increase in volume.
  • Now heat 4 cups of water in a pressure cooker on medium high heat and pour the lentils followed by salt, turmeric, black pepper, ginger, carrots, green beans, celery, and tomatoes.
  • Now close the pressure cooker and as the pressure cooker starts steaming turn the heat down to medium and cook for about 6 minutes.
  • Mix daal or lentil well and in case the lentil is thick, add some warm water and check the salt content too.
  • Now for the seasoning, heat oil, ghee, or butter and add cumin seeds and garam masala in it.
  • Once it splutters, remove from heat and pour it over the lentils.
Greek Yoghurt With Berries & Nuts
Greek Yoghurt With Berries & Nuts
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Greek Yoghurt is yummy and also has many health benefits. This recipe can be taken in the morning or night as per your choice. All you have to do is mix your favorite berries and nuts in Greek yogurt. This is a nutritious food recipe that has all the essential amino acids that help in building muscles and fiber to prevent blood sugar. Don’t forget a handful of walnuts in this recipe for that omega-3 fatty acids.

Ingredients:

All you need for this recipe is a packet of Greek Yoghurt, berries of your choice, nuts that you like, and some honey.

Process:

Take 1 cup of plain Greek Yoghurt and prepare 1 cup of mixed berries and 1/4th cup of nuts and mix them well. In case you feel to have it sweeter, add a dash of honey.

Try these quick and easy recipes and in case you have your recipes, then feel free to share with us.

The title of this blog might seem strange to some. Some of you really find your siblings annoying and, it is absolutely okay to feel this way. They tease you, they fight with you and many times they get on your nerves so bad that the only thing you feel like doing is getting rid of them by throwing them into a dumpster. Isn’t it? This makes us hate our siblings but, these are the reasons which should make us love them. Let me tell you 14 reasons why your sibling is your best friend.

They love you no matter what!
They love you no matter what!
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So, your siblings know everything about you. They know you in & out. They have seen you eat last night’s piece of pizza, sitting in the house looking like a hobo, and all the unhygienic stuff one can think of. They have seen you be jealous of people around, swear & all the ugly sides of your personality. And you know what? They still love you! No matter what you do, they have accepted you the way you are and in fact, they join you in all your shenanigans. Isn’t that the purest form of love and friendship?

They are your first Friends
They are your first Friends
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The day you were born, you already had a friend waiting for you in this world. We all have heard cute stories from kids saying how they are waiting for their sibling to be born so they can play with them. If you are the younger sibling, then probably it was your elder sibling waiting for you. If you are the elder one, then you know how it feels to wait for your best friend to be born.

 They got your back
 They got your back
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Your siblings tease you, annoy you and make fun of you. But, they will not listen to a word against you. If someone else dares to speak a single word against you, they are going to flip out make that person regret every word they said.

You can do weird stuff together
You can do weird stuff together
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Since they have been with you since the day you were born or maybe since the day they were born, they do not find you strange. They know your every habit, your pet peeves & your funny side, they still don’t find any of it strange. In fact, they have accepted you for the person you are and join you in everything the world finds weird. Remember that time in the car you started singing really loud in the ugliest possible voice and they joined you instead of asking you to stop you? Yes, that’s how it is!

Your go-to person
Your go-to person
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No matter who you fight with, you go to your sibling to complain. They might not even support you, make fun of you or tell you how wrong you were, you will still go to them. You can say anything & everything in front of them without feeling even 1 % guilt. Your sibling will never ever leave you alone in the midst of a crisis.

You have the same crazy family
You have the same crazy family
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All those family gatherings where your drunk uncle or overly interested in your life aunt wouldn’t have been the same without them. We all have our favorites & hated relatives. We all have family shenanigans. Your sibling will always have the same choice as you. You can gossip all the shenanigans with them without feeling guilty.

Honest to you
Honest to you
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No matter what it is, they are honest on your face. They will always tell you the truth no matter what it is! Whenever you need a reality check, you know where you have to go.

Your travel buddy since childhood
Your travel buddy since childhood
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Remember all those family trips & visits to your relatives who lived out of town? They traveled everywhere with you. There are so many travel adventure stories you have with them that no matter how many adventures you have, the travel experiences with them will always be the most remembered ones.

They always cover for you
They always cover for you
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Coming back home from a late night? Sneaking out at night? Bunked school? They are going to cover you and you do the same for them! That is how siblings understand each other.

Their clothes are your clothes
Their clothes are your clothes
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You can share clothes with your sibling! It is not even sharing! Their clothes are practically your clothes and, it doesn’t even matter if they aren’t of the same gender. You own their clothes.

You have common secrets
You have common secrets
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You have done so many mischiefs together that the list seems never-ending to the world. Even if either of you did it, the other one is equally responsible and liable to keep it as a secret, that is the rule.

Understand you like no one else
Understand you like no one else
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Many people in this world would claim to understand you. People are going boast about knowing everything about you but, they would never know you as your sibling does. They know when you’re sad, what makes you happy, what food you like, what tickles your bone, what triggers your anger and so on. They know every detail about you!

 Will be there when everyone leaves
 Will be there when everyone leaves
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They will always be there! Remember the time when you felt like you didn’t have any friends or like no one really cared about you? They were still there! Remember when your friends left you for someone cooler? Your sibling didn’t leave you. They will stick around, no matter what. They will love you, even more, when you have lonely days!

Emotional connection
Emotional connection
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Among all our friends, our strongest emotional bond is with our siblings! We act like we don’t care but we do. We may not accept it on their face but, we love our siblings more than any friend we have.

Growing up under the safe shadow of your parent’s unconditional love and care is one of the best blessings. They keep your needs before everything else and go out of their way to provide you with a happy life. But the problem arises when their love takes up the shape of over-protective behavior and they start judging you as per their criteria of how an ideal child should behave. Yes, you got it right!! We are talking about those strict parents who keep a check on every movement of their children and annoys with constant pointless interrogation. And under such situations, a child feels deprived of its free will. So here are some challenges that you will relate to if you have also grown up with strict parents.

No Late Night Out
No Late Night Out
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Imagine how your friends and classmates talk about having a sleepover at each other’s place? Yeah, that never happens to you! Your strict parents declare curfew after 6 pm. So all the fun that you can afford to have with your friends is only in the light of day. That too, within the limits!

Plan Cancellation at the Last Moment Hurts As Hell
Plan Cancellation at the Last Moment Hurts As Hell
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It already takes so much to convince your parents for going movies or watching the game with your friends that you cannot take the pain of getting plans canceled at the last minute. Because that means you again have to go through the process of telling your parents where you are going? With whom are you going? And why are you even going?

Be Alert! They Stalk You on Social Media Too
Be Alert! They Stalk You on Social Media Too
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If you have strict parents and you believe that you can hide your social media activities from them, then think again. Because they stalk your social media profile just like your real life. They will always know who are your friends on Facebook and how many are there.

Not Allowed To Have Girl/Boyfriend
Not Allowed To Have Girl Boyfriend
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No and never! Being with strict parents, you are never allowed to have a boyfriend or girlfriend in school or college or ever. Because according to them concentrating on your grades and placement is more important than having fun with a person who can possibly be a bad influence on you. And some of the strict parents even go to the extent of choosing life partners for their children. Well, if that ever happens to you, may God bless you!

Forget About the Long Trips with Friends
Forget About the Long Trips with Friends
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Asking your strict parent’s permission for going on a trip with your friends is one of the toughest tasks. Because all they will ever say is “NO” with an explanation that you may meet an accident or someone might rob you on the way. And after hearing this, you will be quite scared to even step out of your house.

The Fear of Missing Their Texts & Calls
The Fear of Missing Their Texts & Calls
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Whether you have gone to a movie with friends or for the group study with classmates, your strict parents will continuously bug you with calls and texts every hour asking how is it going and most importantly to know when you are coming back. And if you ever dare to miss their calls or texts that call for a big valid explanation, something like the house was on fire or you had a severe accident. Because otherwise no matter what explanation you give, nothing is ever going to satisfy their interrogative minds.

Important Small Talks That Leads to Big Lectures
Important Small Talks That Leads to Big Lectures
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And at the top of all, those important talks regarding your career, behavior, and life-decisions which keep taking place at regular intervals. And it never occurs to them when these small talks turn into big lectures. They go on and on about what they have planned for your bright future.

Drinking- Not (Never) Allowed
Drinking- Not (Never) Allowed
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Remember how your best friend had the first beer of life with his dad on turning 18. Having strict parents you can only dream about it. Wait, you are not even allowed to dream of things that deviate your attention from your goals. You are never ever going to get a legal drinking permit from your parents, even if the government allows.

Having strict parents can be quite annoying at times and you may feel that they are keeping you away from your basic rights. But everything they do or intend to do is for your own good. So be grateful to have such loving and caring parents and always cherish their presence in your life.

Love is an exciting feeling that hits you sweetly and makes your world go round. Being in love makes you feel complete and see beauty in everything. But just like everything, love grows. The fancy dates turn into lovely night dinners and the hours of phone talks are replaced by little yet meaningful conversations. Time plays a crucial role in the evolvement of love relationships. That’s why as you enter your 30’s, you start noticing a change in your dating pattern or the way you deal with or reciprocate your feelings to your partner.

Let’s have a look at how things in your love relationship only get better as you step in your 30’s.

You Know What You Want

They say it right that 20’s are for experiments. So when you start dating in your 20’s you are not clear about the qualities you need in your partner. You take time to figure out who you want to surround yourself with. But you are more clear-headed in your 30’s and more serious about love. You do not have time to waste over guys who show no interest in investing emotionally in a relationship. This approach cut out the crappy dates from your life and increases the chance to find the right guy.

Mature Communication Becomes the Key

While cute texts and endless phone conversations are the prime means of communication in the 20’s, the real talks are more of a thing in the 30’s. Amidst all the responsibilities in your 30’s, you may not have time to call your partner 10 times a day. But whenever you two sit together, you end up having a meaningful conversation that helps your relationship grow. It shows that irrespective of the not so regular tête-à-tête, you two are on the same page.

You Seek a Mature Partner

At a younger age, you may easily get influenced by people that increases your chance to change for the other person. You don’t stress enough on understanding yourself and the things you want in your partner. By your 30’s, amidst all the heartache’s, you grow and become stronger. You learn a thing or two about compatibility in relationships that helps you find a better partner. When the things go south, you recognize it, accept it, and move on, which only attract the guys in your life who themselves are independent, considerate, and level-minded.

The Definition of Romance Changes

Going out with your partner, having fun over drinks, and gifting expensive presents to each other define the romance quotient in 20’s, which is greatly influenced by the intention to leave an impression. By your 30’s, the idea of romance shift towards having dinner with your partner at home, pouring love with the wine in their glass and spending some quality time with them without the pressure of impressing them.

You Don’t Hide Your Flaws

Acceptance is the greatest virtue. You can only get comfortable with your flaws when you accept them as a part of your existence. By the time you reach your 30’s, you get quite comfortable with your appearance and qualities that you find it useless to hide them from others. It plays an important role in your personal growth and makes you attractive to the strong and confident people who are ready to accept you for who you are.

The 30’s is a transition period when you are not too old to lose out on fun and not so naive to be tricked by people and situations. It is a great time to date and create an interesting relationship with the desired partner that you would want to keep forever.

“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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