November 2018


Mensuration, Chums, Down Time, ‘That time of the month’ etc. is really a tough time for the fairer sex. Your body is going through a phenomenal time and the hormones are all messed up. From resting to putting hot water bottles on the stomach, you have literally tried everything to ease the pain. However, when nothing works, FOOD helps! Food is the only comforting thing in the whole wide world. Period. Yes, during periods too. What is your go-to comfort food while your ovaries squeeze your life out of your body? These are our go-to comfort food items.

While we women bleed for 5 days straight or more, we NEED nutrients to survive. And with nutrients, I don’t mean carbs, protein, and blah blah. Who cares what nutrients the meal has or the number of calories? Spending stressful nights thinking about the stains and spots, and crying rivers over the menstrual cramps, and let’s just please agree that it’s the most dreadful thing ever.

And then amidst all the pain & sorrow comes FOOD *lovestruck emoji*. Comfort food is a staple for anyone who craves a hearty meal & little taste. Well, for women it’s the antidote for PMS! Comfort food that you need to function all along with bloating & cramps. Here are 5 comfort food that every woman needs to deal with the blood storm every month.

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Chocolate is a woman’s best friend beside diamonds & bags. Indulging in the chocolaty affair with choco delights like a plain dark chocolate bar or Cakes. Stuffing your face with chocolates should be your priority. Believe it or not chocolate is actually good for you when you are on your period.

  1. PIZZA & FRIES…Nom nom
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Craving for fast food is the first few things that come along periods. Be it early in the morning or late at the wee-hours, Pizza, French fries, pasta and etc. can comfort us to next levels.

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We need coffee in the IV during our periods. On your period, your body rebels with a vengeance and coffee is your best friend.

  1. CHEESE all the way!
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Hogging onto everything cheesy can make your periods easy. Cheesy fries, mac & cheese, cheese balls, cheesy nachos, cheese this and cheese that, everywhere cheese! Binge watching your favorite show or movie with Cheese along can be heaven.

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You are anyway going to scream your head off at some point in time of your period for no reason, might as well make it about getting your favorite flavor of ice cream! The frozen delight can make you relax.

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As your mood swings from depression to elation, these yummy treats will let you forget your agony for a moment or more!

Main Tenu Fir Milaan Gi

Kithey? Kis Tarah? Pata Nai

Shayad Terey Takhayul Di Chinag Ban Ke

Terey Canvas Tey Utraan Gi

Ya Khowrey Terey Canvas Dey Utey

Ikk Rahasmayi Lakeer Ban Ke

Khamosh Tenu Tak Di Rawaan Gi!

Mai Tenu Fir Milaangi…”

Anurag Kashyap’s latest movie Manmarziyaan released in September and fans are going gaga over it. Abhishek Bachchan fans are happy to see him on the screen after 2 years, Vicky Kaushal fans are going crazy about him playing the hottie from tinder while Taapsee Panu, her performance has left everyone mesmerized.

Manmarziyaan is a twisted love story, a tale of raw urban love. The 3 main protagonists of the movie are Taapsee Pannu as Rumi Bagga- the free-spirited & young hockey player, Vicky Kaushal as Vicky Sandhu aka DJ Sandz- impulsive, passionate & an aspiring musician who is also a part-time DJ and Abhishek Bachchan as Robbie Bhatia- a mature, calm & twisted Banker.

Interesting Fact:

Abhishek Bachchan stated in one of his interviews with NDTV that all the 3 actors were conscious while doing the movie because it is tough to impress millennials. He even stated that this is no classic love story but a love story which today’s generation will understand.

The Plot
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The tale revolves around how Rumi and Vicky are passionate about each other yet can not get married to each other. The movie starts with Rumi and Vicky being caught by the Rumi’s family in her room. Vicky is referred to as Neela Kukkad (Blue Hen) due to his unusual hair color by Rumi’s family. Since it is India, they declare that it is Rumi’s age to get married and that they should immediately start finding a guy for her. The feisty and carefree Rumi declares that if she’s going to marry anyone, it will be her tinder boyfriend Vicky. The family waits for proposal from Vicky’s family. Since Vicky is a Man-Child and is commitment phobic, he keeps on delaying the proposal and is shown ignoring Rumi’s call.

She even tries to run away with Vicky before convincing her family only to realize in the middle of the drive that Vicky has got no future plans.

Enters Abhishek Bachchan, Robbie- The Perfect Guy! When Rumi meets Robbie, she is angry at Vicky for not showing up. After failed attempts by Vicky to prove his commitment to Rumi, she decides to marry Robbie.

Throughout the movie, Rumi is confused between the perfect guy Robbie and her Fyaar (not Pyaar but Fyaar) Vicky! There are times where she clearly states that she wants to stay with her husband Robbie and there are times wherein she has an extramarital affair with Vicky.

Similarities Between Characters & Today’s Generation
Similarities Between Characters & Today’s Generation
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  • The Fiery & Bold Rumi

To all the fearless girls out there! Rumi is just like one of us. She believes in herself and is never willing to compromise her happiness. She is portrayed as a bold millennial who is short tempered and does not take any shit from anyone.

  • A Dreamer & Confused Vicky

Vicky is like anyone among us. He has dreams of becoming successful and is willing to work for them but, he is confused about his career as stated by his parents. Vicky is also commitment phobic to responsibilities. He isn’t scared of staying with Rumi but fears responsibilities! Feel a lot closer to him?

  • Dedicated & Clever Robbie

Robbie is this one person who does everything to achieve the love of his life just to set her free. He stalks her on social media, he manipulates people but, he does this all in good faith. He is dedicated, intelligent & somewhat calm. We all know someone who has a personality like Robbie.

  • Rumi’s Confused Mind

As I mentioned Rumi is confused about her choices. Aren’t we all confused about something or the other constantly?

Good Things About the Movie & The Reasons to Watch

Now there so many reasons you should totally watch this movie. There are so many things in the movie people actually haven’t understood.

Reasons to Watch
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1) First Love isn’t Everything

The first and major thing about the movie is that how Rumi understands in the end that first love is not necessarily the last. She understands that she can fall in love again and that with love, one needs stability to life. She deserves to be with someone who doesn’t fear to be with her. Millennials often keep hanging onto the wrong person feeling that first love is everything.

2) The Twins!

If you have seen the movie, you must have seen these twin girls dancing on various occasions. With a change in location, the twin girls change to twin boys. Now, some people found it funny and thought it was pretty stupid. There is a deeper meaning to that. The twins depict Rumi’s state of mind. She is confused between 2 men and likes both of them just equal. She loves Vicky whereas Robbie is willing to do anything to keep her happy, hence the twins.

3) Letting Go!

What we learn from the movie is letting go. How Vicky lets Rumi get married because he isn’t sure if he wants to. How Robbie lets Rumi be on her own after discovering she is still in love with her Ex. At last, the most beautiful part of the movie where Rumi learns that she has to let Vicky go. The way she explains it to him is simply beautiful.

4) Not Giving Up

We can learn from the movie not give up easily. The characters had the will to fight for the love they deserved. They did not give up on people or situations without giving it their best shot.

5) Poems & Background Music

Background music is very important for a movie. Manmarziyaan has amazing musical effects throughout the movie. They have used music as much as possible to portray the essence of the scenes. There is a poem by Amrita Pritam-“Main Tenu Phir Milaangi”.

The poem is deep and mesmerizing! Using the poem in the background was one of the best things about the movie.

6) Faith in Love

Most of the people I know around me have given up on love completely. In the age of dating apps and internet love, we have forgotten what it is like to fall in love for real. This movie tells us that we all are worthy and will fall in love with the right person someday. It isn’t a fairy tale but reality! Hope is all that we need, isn’t it?

7) The Music & Lyrics

The music in the movie is breathtakingly beautiful. Every song from Sherni to Daryaa is simply delightful. It is not just the music but the lyrics. It is 2018 and it is no secret that musicians are using lyrics which make no sense. Amit Trivedi & Shelle left no stone unturned to make sure that the music is both, meaningful & melodious.

My personal favorite is Jaisi Teri Marzi. What is yours?

8) Abhishek Bachchan, Vicky Kaushal & Taapsee Pannu Together!

Three really amazing actors together! Their performances were phenomenal. Not only these actors are extremely talented but eye candies as well!

9) Anurag Kashyap’s take on Romance

Anurag Kashyap is not known for making romantic movies. In fact, it is a new territory for him. There is no blood, abusive content or explosions in the movie. Anurag Kashyap is known for movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Black Friday, & Dev D. There have been mixed views about what we all expected when he touches the genre of romance. It either had to be a disaster or simply flawless. He chose a complex love story and portrayed it flawlessly.

Many people found this movie to be full of flaws but if you look closely, you’ll find meaning to every flaw. There are situations & characters in the movie one may feel connected to. There are songs in the movie which explain the state of our mind on multiple occasions. The movie is definitely worth a watch and especially if you’re a millennial in love.

Director: Amit Sharma
Cast: Ayushmann Khurana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao

Amit Sharma’s drama cum comedy is not only funny but blurts out the social statement without keeping it in the spotlight. It indeed was the highlight of the movie. But there was so much more to it than just an unfamiliar situation. No, the movie isn’t about Ayushmann Khurana walking in on his parent while they’re at it. But a similarly awkward situation. Nakul (Ayushmann) at Manyavar (brand promotion is becoming a thing now) trying out an outfit for his cousin’s shaadi along with Rene (His girlfriend, Sanya Malhotra) when he gets a call that his mother’s sick. Nakul & his father (Gajraj Rao) rushes to the clinic only to find out that Priyamvada(Neena Gupta) is pregnant (major #WTF moment).

The Kaushik’s, a middle-class family living in Delhi’s Lodhi Colony. The movie showcases a typical middle-class family content with their lives and sharing a small space with 5 people. And Oh My Gawd, Dadi(Surekha Sikri) is the most savage dadi you’ll witness in the history of cinema. One has to watch the scene where the secret of this Chhota Mehmaan is revealed to Dadi and she loses it. Well, the movie revolves around how the whole pregnancy situation affects lives. To begin with, it definitely becomes embarrassing for the family but then the entire problem lies here. Why this hypocrisy? Why do we take elderly sex as an embarrassing moment? Two adults married for a long time, indulging in sex after having adult kids, why is it wrong?

‘Badhai Ho’ breaking the stereotype talks about how having sex at that age and getting pregnant *well, of course, accident* is not wrong. The movie has its own moment that’s not humor but sensible. One where Neena Gupta has been given the choice to keep the baby, their love blooming at the 50s, Nakul’s realizing how it’s okay to accept the fact that parents have sex even at an elderly age, emotional relationship between a mother and daughter in law, how the strains of the relationship of Neena Gupta & Gajraj Rao tells on the relationship of Nakul & Rene. All these things in the storyline make it more than just a comedy.

Furthermore, the movie also had some not so teekha but funny tadka to it. Like every other Indian middle-class family would have. Rene’s mother’s dialogue “His family is a circus I don’t want to buy tickets for” surely etched her snob-high society character on the audience, which ends up breaking apart the duo. While the entire family is ashamed of the pregnancy, Soon-to-be-parent-for-the-third-time parents seem to be enjoying the time. It was heartwarming to watch the two of them romancing each other like the good old-gold days. The love you don’t get to see in the new-age cinema. It was all fun and games until this emotional scene where Surekha Sikri (Daadi) blurts out some home truths. She defends her daughter-in-law when in other circumstances she would constantly bicker her.

The film’s first two acts are mundane and the final sequence is effective, strong & honest. The story’s narrated in a completely straightforward manner with situational comedy for the narrative to stay afloat.

Badhai Ho is a welcome change for the hypocritical society that we live in. It keeps up with the context, relatable but not at all common. And oh, had the condom not been stolen by Shardul Rana, they wouldn’t have gotten a sister that dances to the tunes of Morni Banke in the end. One song you just cannot resist but DANCE!

Man is a social animal.

– Baruch Spinoza

Being a social animal, we as humans come across several people in our day-to-day lives. And out of all the people we meet, some become an important part of our existence who have a deep impact on it. But their influence may not necessarily be positive all the time. Sometimes we surround ourselves with toxic people unknowingly who suck positivity from our lives and make us feel unhappy, suppressed, and depressed. Their actions and habits affect us badly by creating an aura of negativity and taking our attention away from all the positive things in life. You may feel stuck with them at every step and feel like there is no way out. Let us tell you that it may get harder to eliminate the toxic people from your life but with some effective measures you can turn around the situation.

Here are a few tips to eliminate toxic people from your life.

Identify the Toxic People

The first and foremost step- to recognize the people who are poisoning your life with their negative thoughts. They are selfish, controlling, and constantly bring you down with their pessimistic behavioral pattern. The toxic people distract you from your true motive. No matter what efforts you make to help them out, things only get worse with their negative approach, which makes it almost impossible to work with them.

Cut Them Out

You need to understand the fact that a toxic person is not going to change. No matter how many times this person apologize, accept the mistake or promise to change, it all comes back to square one. You cannot expect them to change for others! So do what’s good for you and your peace of mind. Cut these toxic people out of your life, for once and for all. If you notice no signs of change in their behavioral pattern, it is better to let them go.

Stick To Your Decision

As you decide to distance yourself from the toxic people, there are chances they may dig deeper and refuse to leave. And this is very likely to happen! They will try to get you back to cling and keep talking about the complexities in their life. But you need to stick to your decision. Be affirmative about your choice to end the relationship with them and make sure the message is communicated well.

Maintain A Safe Distance

Even after the attempt of eliminating toxic people from your life, you may have to come across them at the workplace or family gatherings and interact at a formal level. Do establish boundaries. Don’t entertain them at the personal level. Do not answer their texts or emails that requires a discussion about their life or personal issues. Once you decide to end the relationship, it is your responsibility to make sure that you keep your boundaries intact.

Don’t Feel Guilty

Toxic people get their energy from your loving and caring nature. And they can go to any extent to grab your attention. Even after the clear communication of your disinterest in their life matters, they may show up during crisis moments and ask for a shoulder to cry. Now, this is the point where you don’t have to feel guilty for not helping them out and should stop going out of your way to comfort them. Anyway, you cannot bring happiness to one’s life who has built the wall of sad clouds around them. Only they can clear their mess and make themselves happy.

Focus On Yourself

Toxic people have the ability to drain your energy. They leave you surrounded with the negativity that takes a toll on your confidence and self-esteem. So once you choose to chuck out these negative influences from your life, it’s time to focus on your happiness and things that matter to you. Surround yourself with positive people who help you evolve as a better person. The healthy friendships and relationships will make you feel happy, strong, and cherished.

The tips mentioned above will help you identify toxic people and teach how to maintain a safe distance from them to lead a happy, confident, and positive life.

“Love Is When You Find A New Address In Someone’s Heart & Make That Your Comfortable Home For Forever”.

One cannot undermine the role of love in life. Love is the only thing we survive for. Love is the driving force behind everyone. Everyone loves the feeling of being in love. It is the most beautiful feeling to return to a special person every day after work. But ever wondered why do people fall in love? Apart from your physical appearance, your financial status, family prestige, and your luminous career, there is a certain psychological aspect to love. The common human psychology is to be around people who are alike in some way. People also tend to be around those who give a feeling of safety, who are happy and welcoming, and who are problem-solvers. In short, those people who inspire others to push their limits and become a better person are always preferred as lovers.

You may own some wonderful qualities which make your partner proud of loving you. There are actually no convenient all-inclusive explanation or any proven formula for why people fall in love. But, some common psychological reasons can be cited below.

  1. The Similarity of Choices
The Similarity of Choices
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It is one of the most natural reasons to fall in love with someone. Each and every one has a set of choices, likes, and dislikes. So, when these likes and dislikes match with someone in the vicinity, we very easily become comfortable with that person. The similar likes may lead to watch a sports tournament, go for a movie night, set out to explore a variety of food in the city, etc. It is very normal to like and go on loving someone with whom you share a similarity of choices. Also when it comes to the ideologies in life or the value system – similarity is an important factor to fall in love.

  1. Playing Hard to Get
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When someone is casually approaching you, and if you say a “YES” instantly, that might kill the interest. On the other hand, if you are “playing hard to get” – that is what makes the other person chase you and eventually fall in love with you in a crazy way. But this may not apply to some people who love to live a simple life and for whom YES and NO means plain Yes and No.

  1. Being Happy & Cheerful
Being Happy & Cheerful
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Nobody wants to be around mundane, irritating, and unhappy people. The happy, cheerful, and smiling people are popular because they spread positivity among people around them. This is thus one of the prime reasons behind people falling in love. Everyone wants to return home to a person who would lift up their spirits with a happy and cheerful smile and a positive conversation. So, it can be your happy and cheerful vibe that might lead people to fall in love with you.

  1. The similarity with Ex
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Different people have different ways of handling their past relationships. But it is a common phenomenon to fall in love with someone who shares a similarity with an “EX”. The similarity can be in the appearance, clothes, choice of perfume, hairstyle, the color of eyes, fondness for a type of food, etc. There are also people who wouldn’t think twice before running from the vicinity of someone who shares some kind of similarity with an “EX”. But for some this “similarity with Ex” can be a reason of beginning a new chapter in life.

  1. Attention
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If you are attentive towards what the other person is saying, there are large chances of the other one finding you the most suitable one to fall in love. Listening to all the big and small talks and participating in all the topics he/she brings on the table – helps one to depend on you. With your attentive nature, the other person feels comfortable and safe in your company.

  1. If You Own A Pet
If You Own A Pet
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Well, that might sound a little bit weird. But a research says that people find pet-owners more caring, loving, and reliable when it comes to commitments. The research was done on women in Israel who found men with dogs more suitable as lifelong partners. Maybe people with pets are happier, relaxed, and more approachable than the rest.

  1. Kind Attitude & Liberal Mind
Kind Attitude & Liberal Mind
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For any love relationship to sail forward, it is very important to own a liberal mind and a kind heart. A kind attitude towards anyone who is in need or underprivileged is praiseworthy. People always feel guarded and relaxed in the company of such kind hearts. Owning a liberal mind that permits people to be different and be respectful towards the difference is the fine quality one looks in a love-partner. If you have these two qualities – you must be having many lovers!

  1. A Great Sense of Humor
A Great Sense of Humor
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Humor is very important to make someone feel happy and alive. Maybe you own a great sense of humor which is a source of strength after someone’s bad day. They say that a good laugh and good sleep are two medicines for every disease in the world. A good laugh often leads to a sound sleep later. People forget their tensions and worries while they are with someone who cracks a joke every moment. And again this quality is also essential for a long-term relationship.

As the weekend kicks in, all we need to do is party till the wee hours in the morning. That surely involves alcohol in whatever form you like. And a lot of it! As the night gets younger, you keep drinking to life, love, and all other good things. Without realizing that you are giving an invitation to the crazy H.A.N.G.O.V.E.R. So the next morning you wake up and realize that the last night was crazy but now you are paying for it by dealing with the hangover in its full swing. And all you can ask for is some relief from it. (God knows we all make secret promises of never drinking ever again that we forget the very next weekend.) We don’t want you to cancel the brunch you promised your bestie at the weekend, therefore, suggesting here some drinks that can cure your hangover and stop making your tummy feel bad.

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Drink plenty of water. Repeat. That’s the mantra. And the best one to cure a hangover. It is important to stay hydrated while you are consuming alcohol. So drink plenty of water between your drinks! But if you were too high last night to even remember and keep yourself hydrated, then drink up in the morning to rehydrate and get rid of the impurities from your body.

Fruit Juices
Fruit Juices
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Remember how the bartender was pouring your drinks last night. You have to follow the same process. But this time replace the alcohol with fruit juices. The fructose present in the fruit juices offers instant energy to the body that reduces the effect of the hangover. The fruit juices also contain vitamins and water in a great amount that helps keep your body hydrated.

Ginger or Peppermint Tea
Ginger or Peppermint Tea
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If you are in for some herbal cure to get over a hangover, then a soothing ginger tea is the best option. It helps reduces nausea and treat motion sickness by preventing the development of gastric dysrhythmias and the elevation of plasma vasopressin. The peppermint tea not only eases stomach pain but also decreases nausea with the help of essential oils present in it. That’s why it is also considered the best morning sickness cure for pregnant women.

Tomato Juice
Tomato Juice
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The studies suggest that when you feed alcohol to your body, your liver gets busy digesting the booze to maintain the adequate sugar levels. As glucose is the primary source of energy and low levels can cause weakness, fatigue, and nausea. A glass full of tomato juice offers enough sugar to the body that stabilizes the level of glucose and gets you up and running.

Coconut Water
Coconut Water
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The alcohol you consume grab all the water from your body and leave it dry including your brain. So hydrate as much as you can! Drinking the fresh coconut water will prove to be a good cure for the hangover as it contains many electrolytes. Or you can also reach for Gatorade to restore the liquid and electrolytes in the body.

Pickle Juice
Pickle Juice
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It is as good a cure for a hangover as weird it may sound. After a whole night of drinking your body gets dehydrated that causes a headache and nausea. The sour pickle juice contains vinegar, salt, and water that replenish the sodium level in your water. So don’t forget to drink up some pickle juice the morning after heavy drinking. You may not like its taste but you gotta do what you gotta do to cure a bad hangover.

Lemon Water
Lemon Water
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For generations, lemon water has been a popular remedy for the hangover. Lemon water supports detoxification by enhancing liver functionality. So next time you feel nauseous or dizzy after a heavy night of drinking, just squeeze in half a lemon into a glass of water and drink it up. The best dose of Vitamin C, lemon water will help ease the symptoms of the hangover by making the body more alkaline.

Go for the simple and effective drinks mentioned above to beat the hangover blues!

Said truly by David DeAngelo, “Attraction is not a choice.” You have no control whatsoever to whom you get attracted to but there are always reasons. And the solid ones that make you fall for the opposite sex. It’s no secret that younger women fall for older men all the time. We have several examples in front of us such as the iconic Bollywood couples Saif & Kareena & Alia & Ranbir. The women out there seek older men to have a stable and long-term relationship. Popularly known as the May-December Romance in the western world as the month of May represents springtime when a woman is her youngest at heart and December represents the start of winter when the man is past his prime.

So let’s find out further why older men are more desirable to the younger women.

They Are More Confident
They Are More Confident
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It’s a thing about older guys that they just know who they are. Gotten over their young age insecurities, they exude confidence and charm wherever they go. Their higher level of maturity is the topmost reason why younger women enjoy their company and like to date them.

They Are More Experienced
They Are More Experienced
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Time is the best teacher. With time, men get more experience in their life, work, and relationships. They learn to handle situations with more maturity and better than before. They are sure about what they want in life and aim for it with the right mindset and preparation. And the most important thing that any woman expects from man- they carry themselves very well in both personal and public surroundings.

More Established & Financially Stable
More Established & Financially Stable
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It is a common fact that women prefer men who are financially stable. And this holds true for self-sufficient, financially independent women as well. Logically, you cannot expect a guy in his 20s to have enough assets and money. When he can barely afford the minimal necessities with his salary. That’s why women go for financially-stable older men who are able to start a family and support his kids.

They Know How to Please & Handle Women
They Know How to Please & Handle Women
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Older men had gone through their fair share of short-term and unstable relationships at a young age. Which gives them more experience on how to handle a relationship and keep women happy. They become more sensitive to their partner’s needs and develop skills to please women, which younger men generally lack.

Look For a Serious & Stable Relationship
Look For a Serious & Stable Relationship
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They say the 20s are for experiments and that’s why you see young guys moving in and out of relationships in a jiffy. But older men, they seek more serious and stable relationships. They are not afraid of commitment and ready to get into a long-term relationship with the right person.

They Know How to Cook
They Know How to Cook
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A mature, confident, and stable man who can cook. Listening, all you ladies out there! Having a partner who can cook and is really good at it is the dream of every woman. And by cooking we don’t mean boiling potatoes or making scrambled eggs. We are talking about real food like chicken, lasagna, and things like that. Where young men rely on their mothers to cook for them, older men can really surprise you with a three-course meal for a candlelight dinner. Well, who would you choose? Don’t tell us. Decide for yourself.

They Have Better Communication Skills
They Have Better Communication Skills
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Communication is the soul of every relationship! With age, men excel the art of listening and expressing, which is rarely seen in young men. You can actually expect to have a meaningful conversation with the older men about anything and everything. They have a very sharp perspective about everything that attracts women towards them.

Excel In Physical Intimacy
Excel In Physical Intimacy
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Apart from excelling in bed, older men know what they are doing and they do it well. Mark these words. It’s not just their own satisfaction that matters during physical intimacy. They try equally hard to please their partner and surprise them with their exciting moves from time to time.

They Are Chivalrous
They Are Chivalrous
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Every woman expects her man to open doors for her and pull the chair in a restaurant. But chivalry is not just limited to that. It is a fine art that older men cultivate over the years and show towards women as and when required. And not to mention the gesture of chivalry makes the women feel significant.

They Never Try To Change a Woman
They Never Try To Change a Woman
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What could be better than having a man in your life who accepts you for who you are? An experienced older man never tries to customize a woman as per his convenience. Rather look for a woman who compliments him. The older men are less controlling, less complex, and are not intimidated by the smart and strong-willed women.

An older man doesn’t mind going an extra mile to make his woman happy and satisfied. If dating an older man, consider yourself in for an amazing relationship experience. From selfless love, care and respect to freedom, good laugh, and stability, you will get everything in a relationship with an older man.

There are at least 30 different varieties of dates all across the world. But the broad classification is: dry, soft, and semi-dry. The differentiation is done with the level of sucrose, glucose, and fructose content in them. The most famous dates are those found in the Gaza Strip which are extremely sweet and red. Another famous date variety is Zaghloul produced in Egypt and has dark red skin, long structure, and crunchy texture. The most expensive date is the Sukkary found in Saudi Arabia which has dark brown skin, soft flesh, and are very sweet in taste. Cuisines all across the world use date in various ways for its high nutrition value. It is a great source of vitamins and minerals, energy, fiber, sugar, phosphorus, zinc, calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium.

A 100 gram (3.5 ounces) of dates provide the following nutrients:

Calories: 277

Carbohydrates: 75 grams

Fiber: 7 grams

Protein: 2 grams

Potassium: 20% of the RDI (Respiratory Disturbance Index)

Magnesium: 14% of the RDI

Copper: 18% of the RDI

Manganese: 15% of the RDI

Iron: 5% of the RDI

Vitamin B6: 12% of the RDI

Making it a practice to have dates daily would thus be beneficial to your health in a great way. Read below and know how dates help in keeping you fit.

Dates Benefits
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Cutting Down Cholesterol

There are many reasons behind rising cholesterol like unhealthy lifestyle, consumption of more saturated fat, excessive smoking, being overweight, etc. To combat this rising cholesterol, you must start having dates today. Dates contain very little fat and are free from cholesterol and thus including them in small quantities in your daily diet would keep a nice check on your cholesterol level. By lowering the cholesterol level, the weight loss regimen is also augmented.

A Reliable Source Of Protein

When you want a good amount of protein simply have some dates. Add dates to your diet and stay fit. Dates also keep the muscles stronger. Have a smoothie made of dates, prepare stew of dates, or eat a salad of dates – and enjoy your protein intake daily! Because proteins are necessary for building and repairing tissues in the body. Protein also builds enzymes, hormones, bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

Increased Flow Of Iron

Iron is a very important component of hemoglobin which is the substance in RBC or red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to transport it throughout the body. This hemoglobin embodies about 2/3rds of the body’s iron. And that’s why if you don’t have enough iron, your body can’t make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. A date is an excellent agent of iron. If you have iron deficiency or anemia, fatigue or tiredness, chest pain, or shortness of breath, then dates can fulfill the gaps for sure. Additionally, it also purifies the blood.

Storehouse of Essential Vitamins

The most important vitamins that are present in dates are: Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, A1, and C. Therefore, if you are consuming a few dates every day, then you won’t have to take vitamin supplements. You will feel healthy for sure and your energy levels would be high due to the presence of natural sugars like fructose, glucose, and sucrose.

Make Your Bones Stronger & Healthier

Dates are known to be great for bone health. They are rich in selenium, copper, manganese, and magnesium which are all you need to keep your bones in great condition and prevent osteoporosis.

For Achieving A Strong Nervous System

Dates help fabulously in strengthening the nervous system because they are a good source of potassium and sodium which are proven secret behind a good nervous system. The potassium helps in reducing cholesterol and thus the risk of stroke is also checked.

For A Good Digestion

The high fiber content in dates makes them a great agent for a good digestive system. Soak a few dates in water and chew them daily. Don’t throw away the water – drink the water too. In case you have constipation, then that would also be cleared away with this habit.

In Case You Dream Of A Flawless Skin!!

Who doesn’t dream about a flawless skin? Dates help you achieve exactly that. The presence of Vitamins C & D provides elasticity and smoothness to the skin. It carries anti-aging benefits and also prevents the accumulation of melanin in your body. Apart from that, all kinds of skin problems can be solved with dates.

Best Dose To Eliminate Hangover

You are never ever sure about what works the best to eliminate hangover after a fun party night. Just remember to rub the skin of dates a bit and soak it in water overnight while you are partying hard. Eat this date and its water in the morning and that bad hangover would simply vanish giving you the energy to work through the day.

Better Brain Function

Dates are believed to provide excellent brain function. Numerous researches and experiments have proved that dates are helpful in lowering inflammatory markers like interleukin 6 (IL-6) in the brain. High levels of interleukin lead to Alzheimer’s and by consuming dates daily, you can reduce that risk. Plaques accumulate in the brain and that disturbs the communication between brain cells that may lead to brain cell death and Alzheimer’s. Dates don’t let that plaque formation happen at all.

Dates are really healthy options to include in your diet. As discussed, they are a great source of nutrients, proteins, vitamins, and antioxidants. There are many ways of including dates to your daily diet. The easiest way is to add them in any dish as a garnishing and enjoy the natural sweetness. So, start adding dates in your daily diet and see the change in your fitness level!

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”   

– George Burns

Indian Millennials know the struggle of facing relatives. You are happy to see some and others, well you just fear to talk to. Of course, you love your family but at times, you can not stand them. It is weird when your relatives keep asking you your plans for the future and you haven’t decided on what you’re going to have for dinner! There are many awkward situations like this you face around your relatives when you do not know what to answer and end up lying. Let’s take a look at 5 super awkward and embarrassing situations:

1) When Are You Getting Married?
When Are You Getting Married?
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If you are over 25 and not married, then this is the most common question your relatives will ask you. When are you getting married is one question I fear the most! Those overly poking aunties and creepy uncles will crawl from nowhere during family gatherings and haunt you for life with this question. It seems like the sole purpose of their life is to get you married and they’ll often say ‘Umar hogayi hai ab tumhari beta’, like seriously? Getting married isn’t about age but about when one is ready.

2) Meeting a Relative You Don’t Know!
Meeting a Relative You Don’t Know!
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You’re standing in the corner at family functions, minding your own business when this aunty shows up and says ‘Pehchana? (Recognize me?)’. Now it is a really tough situation because you haven’t seen her in your entire conscious life and you don’t know what to say next. You fear that if you say no, she will be offended and if you say yes then you’ll have to talk without knowing who she is. Moreover, when they remind you of who they are, they will make sure it is embarrassing for you. The Aunty will start by saying ‘I am so and so from so and so, remember? Oh my, you have grown so much! When I last saw you, you used to run around the house naked.’

Like no aunty! I was 2 years old, you didn’t have to remind me of that. It is even more dreadful when you have to make a small talk with them and the awkward silence!

3) Political Discussions at Family Gatherings
Political Discussions at Family Gatherings
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It’s a trap! Do not say a word. It gets really uncomfortable when one of the uncles start talking about politics or other debatable topics during a family gathering. He will probably have a really strong opinion about that topic and will turn the healthy discussion into a heated debate. He will not listen to a single word which does not support his statement. If you have different opinions, then you will be caught between whether to say or not to! You might feel his way of looking at things is too narrow but, then if you say anything, he will lecture you for hours. It bothers you but, you need to stay shut because ‘Izzat! (Respect!)’.

4) Talking About Your Academics & Career
Talking About Your Academics & Career
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I am sure most of you must have come across such situations when your relatives question you about academics and career. It is okay till the time they ask you about the course you took up in college or about what your job profile is.

It starts to get uncomfortable when they start to question your choices and results. Questions like ‘Why did you take up arts and not commerce or science?’, ‘You did engineering to become a creative writer?’, ‘A model? But what after marriage?’, ‘How much do you earn?’ and the questions go on!

It is so awkward when all you need to tell them that your choices are yours to make and that you know what is best for you. You want to tell them to quit asking your earnings because it is plain rude but you just can’t answer!

5) The Aur Batao Shenanigans (Tell me more)
The Aur Batao Shenanigans
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You have successfully done your part of greeting your relatives and making a small talk without embarrassing yourself and you are ready to turn around and leave. After all this aunty ji and uncle ji are still not satisfied and use the bomb ‘Aur Batao Beta!’

It is a panic situation because you don’t know what to say while uncle & aunty are relying on you to take the conversation further.

We are from the generation of sarcasm, and when our relatives ask us questions we do not want to answer, all these sarcastic replies start to pop up in our minds. We just can’t reply with all the amazing & funny replies and that is what makes it even more awkward. All we can do is laugh, nod our heads and try not to cry or shout!