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First things first, if you suspect that your partner is cheating, then let us tell you the doubt does not grow out of anywhere. Either there is a drastic change in your partner’s habit or there is noticeable guilt in their behavior.

In both scenarios, things seem to be going south for your relationship. In your mind, you must have raised this question a million times “Is he cheating?” But how are you actually planning to confront him with the question “Is he cheating?” While it is good to talk about your suspicion but facing reality can be difficult at times. So, if you ever find yourself suspecting your partner of cheating, there here are a few simple steps you should take.

Analyze the Entire Situation

Think about things that make you suspect your partner! Take a good look at your partner’s daily activities. If your partner is spending too much time on his/her phone. The communication between you two is not how it used to be. If the spark has faded between you two. Or your partner is trying to spend as much time possible being away from you.

Confront Your Partner

Once you have identified your feelings about the entire situation, it is time to move to the next step. Talk to your partner about how the recent change in his/her behavior affects you. This is something you are doing for your peace of mind, so do it with full dignity and respect. Your anger is reasonable but does not try and dominate your partner when you speak about your feelings. Accepting faults require a lot of courage. Your partner may be sorry for his/her behavior. Or it is also possible that your partner may deny it at first.

If Your Partner Deny, Show Evidence

In case the latter happens, show your partner the logical pieces of evidence. The phone call list, photographs, exchanged text details, hidden emails, credit card statements, etc. Because there are chances that your partner may deny it until you show him/her the actual evidence.

Allow Your Partner to Express Their Perspective

When your partner takes the blame, allow them to narrate their side of the story. We understand that cheating is never justified. But it cannot always be baseless. Ask your partner about things that they fail to achieve in a relationship, such as affection, companionship, sex, lack of understanding or any other important factor. Is your partner able to find all these things outside the relationship or not? Or does your partner need any sort of therapist help to deal with problems and issues? Talking about all these things will help you understand the problem much better.

Discuss the Damage Caused To Your Relationship

Of course, when your partner cheats on you it takes a toll on your relationship and equation. Discuss with your partner the damage that his/her behavior has caused to the relationship and your emotional sanity. That will help your partner gauge the intensity of their wrong actions.

Consider Pros & Cons for Final Decision

After everything said and heard comes the final step where you have to decide whether you want to stick or twist. Do you want to break up with your partner or give them another chance for redemption? Every relationship is different and sacred for the two people involved in it. If you believe the loss is irreplaceable and staying with the same person will give you nothing more than pain and anxiety, then moving out of it seems a viable option. But if your partner accepts his/her mistake and does everything to heal your wounds, then at least he/she deserves a chance. The final call should be made from deep within your soul!

Always remember what doesn’t destroy your relationship, makes it stronger!!

Marriage is the commencement of a new journey that brings along several sweet-bitter experiences, which are worth cherishing. Some new people become an important part of our lives. We feel more connected to our partner and have a support system 24*7.

There are a few changes that people expect and love to accept after they get married. But the single people have a very different perspective about their married friends. They believe that the life of their married friends turns completely upside down after tying the knot. And it becomes almost impossible for them to carry on with their normal lives like they used to do it.

So, here is a list of weird yet funny assumptions that single people make about their married friends.

  1. The married people are on 24*7 PDA ride. And all they do is to hold hands together, be with each other every second and never want time away from each other. While the reality is we all need some personal time to keep our sanity intact. So, no! Married people are not the brand ambassadors for PDA association.
  2. People believe that married women would drop all their single friends and would socialize only with other married people. Because birds of the same feather flock together. That’s completely incorrect. Getting married doesn’t change your thoughts, interests or people you like. Married women like to hang out with single friends as much as they like to mingle with their married friends.
  3. The single people assume that their married friend is now permanently tied to her husband who wouldn’t go anywhere without him. News flash! Your friend who is now married has still got a life of her own and she can very much do things she wants with or without her husband.
  4. Now that your friend is married, she is licensed to get intimate with her partner. So, the single friends assume that their married friend is living with a guy and she is definitely having sex all the time. Sorry to burst your bubble, but sex only slows down post the marriage.
  5. The married woman can’t go out without her husband’s permission. She can’t be invited to a sleepover. Because she is married and can’t spend the night at someone else’s home. Guys, your friend just got married, she isn’t under a house arrest that she cannot go out anywhere she wants.
  6. Married women should know how to make Mughal, Chinese, Caribbean, French, Greek, Italian & several other cuisines along with the expertise in desserts. The truth is, some women don’t even know how to make chapattis long after they are married. And nobody in the family starves to death. Because it is not just the responsibility of newly married daughter-in-law to cook for everyone in the family.
  7. Married women need to behave and can’t crack non-veg jokes in front of her husband. Guys, your married friend is still the same fun-loving person and her husband for sure doesn’t mind a good laugh.
  8. That married women can’t be a part of all girls trip abroad because she has a husband and whole family to attend, feed, and entertain. Well, hello! She’s still a human who likes to travel, have fun, and spend time with people who are not her husband or in-laws.
  9. Married women are always fully dressed up in front of their in-laws. Their friends believe that they wake up before everyone else in the family to make tea and coffee for everyone. And sleep wearing a 9-yard saree with makeup on. Being an individual, a married woman has several other responsibilities besides pampering her in-laws all day long. And you only come across a woman sleeping wearing a 9-yard saree in Ekta Kapoor’s daily soap.
  10. Married people are expected to have babies as soon as they get back from their honeymoon. People start bombarding them with questions like “So, when are you giving us the good news?” or “When are you guys having kids?” Not everyone is obsessed with making babies as soon as they get a chance. Some people don’t even want to have kids now, in the future, or ever. And it’s totally a decision to be made by the couple without any intervention of society, friends, or family members.

We hope married people would relate to every point mentioned above. And would agree how crazy their single friends are to make to all these weird assumptions.

Bollywood has given us so much! From iconic dialogues, we use everywhere to lighten up the situation to amazing songs.  One thing Bollywood has enriched us with is Wanderlust, and we can’t seem to get over it. Bollywood has inspired every millennial to travel and explore the world. It has made us aware of many beautiful locations one can visit, and every iconic location has been on our must-visit list.

Here are 10 must-visit locations which were made famous by Bollywood:

Chapora Fort, Goa- Dil Chahta Hai
Chapora Fort, Goa
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Located in Northern Goa, Chapora Fort was neglected at first but then Dil Chahta Hai happened! Since the release of the movie, it has been a major tourist attraction in Goa. Everyone who visits Goa visits Chapora Fort. It is like the Goa cliché thing to visit the fort and click pictures the Bollywood style! And honestly, we love this cliché because it is a beautiful place and a perfect place to hang out with your friends.

Doraha Fort, Ludhiana- Rang De Basanti
Doraha Fort
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This fort was definitely neglected until the release of Rang De Basanti. For a while it was known as the RDB fort, referring to the scene where all the boys in the movie run through the field of this fort and jump up as the Indian Air Force Jets zoom over them. It is a perfect spot to hang out with your pals and click really cool pictures with them!

Pangong Lake, Leh Ladhak- 3 Idiots
Pangong Lake
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Pangong Lake, located in Leh Ladhak is one of the best places Bollywood has given us. It is surrounded by the majestic Himalayas & the view is breathtakingly beautiful! The movie 3 Idiots shot their climax scene at the lake. It was the scene where Kareena Kapoor rides a scooty to Aamir Khan and tells him “Naak Beech me Nahi Ati”.

It is like mini heaven on Earth.

Bandra Fort, Mumbai- Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Bandra Fort
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Bandra Fort, located in Mumbai was a famous hangout place even before Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na was released but, the movie gave the place a new definition! It is the place where friends must hang out. Especially when you have a Jay or Aditi in your life, you definitely should take them to this place and maybe things will spark.

Chomu Palace, Jaipur- Bhool Bhulaiya
Chomu Palace
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This is the place where all of it happened! Chomu Palace, located in Jaipur was where Vidya Balan turned into Maunjulika and gave us the chills. Chomu Palace is really beautiful and, apart from a rich history, it is famous for Manjulika & her dance moves.

Munnar Tea Plantation, Kerala- Chennai Express
Munnar Tea Plantation
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A small town located in the Western Ghats of Kerela, Munnar is famous for its Tea Plantations. The scene where Deepika Padukone is running around the Tea Plantations and Shahrukh Khan is chasing her, yep! That’s our favourite in the movie. The place is a must visit if you love incredible tea & beautiful places.

Hidimba Devi Temple, Manali- Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
Hidimba Devi Temple
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Remember the famous shaadi debate scene between Naina & Bunny from the movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani? Yes, that happened at Hidimba Devi Temple in Manali! You must visit this scenic location but “Chalo Mandir k Piche” is definitely not allowed.

Agauda Fort, Goa- Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Dil Chahta Hai, Golmaal & So On
Agauda Fort
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Aguada Fort, Goa has a special place in the heart of Bollywood filmmakers. The rocky fort has been pictured in many movies and loved by the audience. Who’s to blame? The scenic view of the fort is really mesmerising!

Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh- Jab We Met
Rohtang Pass
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The melodious song Yeh Ishq Haye was shot at Rohtang Pass. It is 51 kms from Manali, hence if you visit this place, you can visit Hidimba Devi Temple as well!

Ramanagara, Karnataka- Sholay
Ramanagara
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All the crazy Bollywood fans must visit this town because Sholay was shot here. Ramanagara is city situated in Karnataka. In fact, the place where the movie was shot has been named as Sholay Shooting Hilltop.  You must visit this place because if you don’t, Gabbar bura maan jaega!

So, these are the few bewitching destinations around India, one must visit. Have you packed your bags? We have!

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is one of eight B Vitamins. It is an essential water-soluble vitamin which is involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body. They are essential for the cognition & physiological functions of the body! To be more specific, it helps your body cells, with the functioning of nerve cells, and creation of DNA in new cells. Vitamin B12 is often referred to as cobalamin.

Why is Vitamin B12 important?
Why is Vitamin B12 important?
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Since Vitamin B12 is a crucial Vitamin, it has some major functions. Some of them are:

  • Produces Red Blood Cells

Vitamin B12 helps in the production of red blood cells and low on Vitamin B12, prevents the proper development of the red blood cells which can result in some prolonged health problems like anemia.

  • Helps your Bones become Stronger

For stronger bones, one needs Vitamin B12. It is was discovered that people who had osteoporosis, were low on Vitamin B12. It provides bones with the minerals which make them strong and prevent them from becoming fragile.

  • Helps prevent Birth Defects

Vitamin B12 help in fetus brain & nervous system development, which may help in the reduction of birth defects. Thereby, an adequate amount of Vitamin B12 is very important for pregnant women.

  • Prevents Ageing & Keeps you looking young

When the DNA replication doesn’t happen properly, one may tend to age faster. Since Vitamin B12 helps in the development of new DNA cells, it may help the aging process to slow down.

  • Improves your mood

Vitamin B12 helps with the production of a chemical called serotonin, which helps regulate mood. Lack of Vitamin B12 can cause problems like depression & anxiety.

  • Prevents Nerve Damage

A study revealed that deficiency of Vitamin B12 contributes to poor memory performance. It has often been associated with memory loss and dementia in adults. Research also revealed that Alzheimer patients are low on Vitamin B12.

  • Improves Energy

All B Vitamins play an important role in the production of energy in the body.

  • Your Heart Needs It

One of the major functions of Vitamin B12 is to remove the dangerous protein homocysteine from your blood. If you allow it to flow through your blood, it may damage your arteries which may lead to inflammation & heart diseases. Hence, it keeps your heart happy!

What are the Signs & Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?

Since there are many health risks involved with the deficiency of Vitamin B12, therefore it is very important to identify the signs & symptoms. Some of them are:

  • Pale Skin

Vitamin B12 deficiency can prevent the proper product of red blood cells, someone who is low on Vitamin B12 may have pale or jaundiced skin.

  • Fatigue, Weakness or Lightheadedness

It is a very common symptom of Vitamin B12 deficiency. It is one of the earliest & ignored symptom as well. Since your body can not produce enough red blood cells to effectively transport oxygen throughout your body, and this makes you feel tired all the time.

  • Problems with Walking & Movement

When B12 deficiency is untreated for a really long time, it may cause problems with one’s mobility. It is usually seen in the elderly but sometimes in young people who have has severe Vitamin B12 deficiency.

  • Dizziness, Heart Palpitations & Breathlessness

Although these symptoms may have many causes, Vitamin B12 is one of them. Since it helps with the production of energy & with the transportation of oxygen throughout the body, its deficiency may cause dizziness & breathlessness.

  • Sensations of Needles & Pins

Vitamin B12 may help produce fatty myelin which surrounds your nerves for protection & insulation. Due to deficiency of Vitamin B12, the nervous system is not able to function properly resulting in the sensation of needles & pins. Although this is one of the symptoms which is visible at a later stage.

  • Blurred of Disturbed Vision

Deficiency of Vitamin B12, if untreated for a really long time causes problems with the proper functioning of the nervous system, it affects the vision as well. It may damage your optic nerve which leads to your eyes.

  • Mood Changes

This is one of the most common symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency. Having mood swings, depression & dementia!

What are the Causes of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
What are the Causes of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
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There are many causes of Vitamin B12 deficiency but the most common one is a Vegetarian or Vegan diet. Since all animal-based food is high on Vitamin B12, and no plant-sourced food known for Vitamin B12, thereby vegetarians have a high chance of being deficient on Vitamin B12.

Another major reason for Vitamin B12 deficiency is aging. Since the stomach produces less acid, so the body absorbs less of Vitamin B12. Other reasons could be diabetes and alcohol abuse.

What foods are high on Vitamin B12?
What foods are high on Vitamin B12?
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In order to make sure that your body gets a sufficient dose of Vitamin B12, there are a few food items one can consume which are high on Vitamin B12:

  • Chicken: A really good source of Vitamin B12, it has about 13.7 micrograms per cup.
  • Oysters: Fond of Seafood? Well, the fancy delicacy has about 10.2 milligrams per 3 ounces.
  • Eggs: They are one of the best sources of Vitamin B12!
  • Crab: Another seafood item, and delicious as well! It contains 9.8 micrograms per 3 ounces.
  • Tuna: One of the most popular fish food item is a really great source of Vitamin B12.
  • Sardines: Did you know that these tiny fishes are really high on Vitamin B12!
  • Shrimp: While the source of Vitamin B12 is really high in shrimps, they are super delicious!
  • Pork Chops: So, anyone who eats pork will definitely get a sufficient amount of Vitamin 12 in their diet!

Since not everyone eats Non-Veg, There are a few Vegetarian food items one can consume to make sure they are getting enough amount of Vitamin B12. They are:

  • Curd & Milk: Dairy products like yoghurt are a good source of Vitamin B12 which is about 1.1 micrograms per 8 ounces. Even milk is a good source with about 1.2 micrograms per cup.
  • Cheese: Everyone loves cheese! Cheese like Ricotta Cheese, Swiss Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese & Cottage Cheese is a source of Vitamin B12 as well.
  • Fortified Cereals: Easy & Healthy breakfast cereals are a source of Vitamin B12 as well!
  • Shitake Mushrooms: An amazing & delicious source of Vitamin B12.
  • Soy: Fond of soy? Well, it is a good source of the Vitamin too!
  • Nutritional Yeast: There are many food items which contain nutritional yeast like sugarcane.

These are a few food items one can take to prevent or cure the deficiency of Vitamin B12. One can also take Vitamin B12 supplements with doctors consultation!

Aunties! One thing that scares every millennial to their guts! Aunties have the power to ruin your lives and make you look like Komalika, destroying your Tulsi like Image. But, they also add extra spice and drama to your boring lives. The reason you dread them is “What if that drama she chooses to talk about is from my life?”

Let’s take a look at the most irksome aunties we all have:

1) The One Who Runs the Monarchy of Gossip
The One Who Runs the Monarchy of Gossip
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This aunty is the most frightening one! Whenever you spot her, you run for your life because she is going to dig up some deep dirt on you as well. She is going to follow your every move, wait for you to do something which is not acceptable to her narrow brain, and then go around telling an exaggerated version of the story!
She is the one who is secretly observing everyone at a family function sneakily and judging them like it’s her moral duty.
If you need to dig up dirt on one of your cousins, or need some kind of entertainment in your dull life, you go to her for some guilty pleasure.

“Aunty ji, please get a real hobby! Have you ever heard this Jiyo aur Jeene Do Phrase Aunty?”

 2) The Curious One
The Curious One
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When you spot her, you run! She has to know everything from what you ate for breakfast to what are your views on a random social issue. If they catch you, they are going to ask you everything like What are your future plans? What is your salary? When do you plan to get married? Who are your friends? Who is your boyfriend/girlfriend? Etc.
She just won’t stop asking you questions, you may feel like you’re playing Kaun Banega Crorepati with her. At a family function, you may spot her at a corner, asking questions to one of her victims!

“Rehem Karo Aunty Ji!”

 3) The Superior Mrs. NRI Aunty
The Superior Mrs. NRI Aunty
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We all have many relatives around the globe, but there is this one aunt who feels that because she lives outside India, she is superior to the other people in the family. When you meet her, she would just keep bragging about how the country she lives in is so much better than India. How she catches allergies every time she visits India, and how the Indian air is full of pollutants!
She’d is often found showing off her broken English skills she learnt after years of practice and flaunt her horrifying Amreeecan Fashion Sense.

We get it aunty! You are very modern and we are just peasants, aunty. We get it!

4) The One With Perfect Kids
 The One With Perfect Kids
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As per this aunty, there is no one better than her kid! She would not let any opportunity wasted to show off her sneaky little son. She spots someone dancing? My son can dance better!
Someone performing well academically? Well her son just got into IIT!
No matter what it is, her children are better than the other kids in the family.
As per this aunty, her children are always right & haven’t committed a single sin in their life.

Hey, wait! Aunty isn’t that your son behind the trees, smoking a joint?

 5) The Walking Matrimonial Site
The Walking Matrimonial Site
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Run for your lives! This aunty has a rishta for everyone. You just turned 21? You’re on her list now! They are never short of rishtas and it’s their life goal to get everyone hitched.
At family functions you’ll find these aunties enquiring about everyone about their marriage plans, asking everyone if they have anyone in their life & offering rishtas like sweets!

“Nahi Aunty! My life goal is not to find a rich husband! And I definitely do not need your help to find a husband.”

6) The Trendy Social Media Stalker Aunty
The Trendy Social Media Stalker Aunty
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This aunty has the latest iPhone and is on every social media app. She once innocently started from Facebook and now she is addicted to every social media app ever! She sends you good morning & goodnight quotes on WhatsApp every day & she stalks your every move on social media and whenever you meet her, she would ask you right in front of your parents “Beta use din kaha party kar rahe the?”
And in case if her Facebook request is pending, she’ll keep asking you about it!

“Aunty when you are already so fantasized about the internet, why not use it to understand the basic notions of acceptance & privacy!”

7) The Know-It-All Wise Aunty
The Know-It-All Wise Aunty
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“Beta humne duniya dekhi h!”
She has a way of doing things, and it is definitely better than the way you are doing it! This aunty goes about giving free pieces of advice, especially when no one asked her. She will give her unasked advice about cooking, raising children, fashion and career!

“Aunty, thanks for the advice but would have been better if someone asked for it.”

 8) The Lazy Guest Aunty
The Lazy Guest Aunty
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This aunty never does anything! When you visit her, she would make you feel like she’s at your house, when it is the other way round. At a family get together when everyone is working, you would find her either reading the newspaper or standing in the kitchen, eating cookies while gossiping. And if she is visiting you for the weekend, well she definitely means 1 week!

“Aunty, please teach me how do you avoid working?”

9) The Drama is Life Aunty
The Drama is Life Aunty
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She can make a scene out of everything! She can crib about things like, why didn’t you cook paneer for us but did when the other aunty visited?
She’d be hugging you and crying every time, crying when someone opposes her viewpoint, cries when someone misses out saying Hi to her.
Attention is her drug & drama is her way out!

“Keep going! You are entertaining!”

 10) The Life is a Race Aunty
The Life is a Race Aunty
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For her, everything is a competition! Did you get 90% in Boards? Well her son got 101%!
Did someone get a Merc? Well, she would buy Audi! Someone said they’re tired? Well, she hasn’t slept in years!
No matter what it is, she will compete. She has this weird need to win everything! She craves Victory.

“You Go Girl!”

11) The Maya Sarabhai
The Maya Sarabhai
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With her high profile kitty party stories, and bragging about how she has met every Indian Celebrity. She is a threat to the NRI aunty! She would swank about all of the places she has been to, all brands she has & her sophisticated lifestyle.

“Insert any Indravadan Sarabhai Quote!”

12) The Funny Modern One
The Funny Modern One
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Well, she simply doesn’t understand fashion but as per her, she is the most fashionable person in this universe! She would wear really funny clothes and keep asking everyone how they’re looking.

“I really admire you confidence aunty but it hurts my eyes!”
Well, you cannot escape them, and each one of these aunties have their own unique way of burning your soul and at times your ear & eyes too! But life wouldn’t be the same without them. They bring much-needed drama to your lives!

(Please bear with the length of this review because I tried to bring justice to the length and multiple annotations of Gully Boy)

“Someone beautifully painted a splash of fire with the Ashes” – Gully Boy is revolutionary, inspiring, heart-breaking (at parts), cruel, casual, empathetic, gutsy, & a real tale. In fact, it is not a single movie, it is like a huge thali of varied dishes – all cooked with truth! I am falling short of words to explain the feelings running in my head right now. Very rarely, they make movies that elevate your senses to this level. Only a cool-headed, calm, and composed set of hands could have pulled off this gigantic movie. Zoya Akhtar was ridiculed by a segment of moviegoers that “she makes movies on rich people” to which she retorted “Really! India goes to the theater to watch poverty?!” And here she bounces a story where not only poverty but many shades of the burning challenges of India are accommodated.

Zoya & Reema Kagti has an outstanding caliber of creating a world of their characters where you find the rustic flaws marrying the ironies! Be it Luck By Chance, Dil Dhadakne Do, or Lust Stories – she showed it every time that dichotomy prevails as an underline in every stratum of our society. This movie is dedicated to the life and fame of Divine & Naezy but the movie is way above them.

Story In Short
Story In Short
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The story primarily focuses on the life of Murad who lives in Dharavi and is pursuing graduation. His father is a driver of a “rich” family who is earning and investing in his education so that his son can become an able man. The family like every other family has its “not so comfortable” stories. Murad’s father marries again and that leads to some friction in the family (beautifully depicted in an un-Ekta Kapoor way). So, Murad writes poetry and listens to world-famous rap stars to deviate himself from his domestic life. His long-time girlfriend of 9 years Safeena played by Alia Bhatt is a motor mouth and a hot spring of anger and rage. One should not mess with her life.

Safeena is an upper-class girl and her parents are more interested in getting her married and not her career in surgery. Murad gets in touch with MC Sher played by Siddhant Chaturvedi. (the invention and gem of the movie) Who helps Murad to polish his skills. From here, the story focuses on Murad’s journey of becoming a rapper who literally rises from the rags. In this journey, he is preparing for his exam, driving a car for the rich, working as a sales guy, and also stealing cars at night! There is also turbulence in his family due to this “not so conventional” form of music.

Moments That You Will Take Back Home
Moments That You Will Take Back Home
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  1. From rags to riches, comparison of “haves” & “have nots”, patriarchy to conventional norms, dreams vs. reality, dilemma vs. confidence, religion vs. humanity, the reeling gap between rich & poor to dissolving the differences, revolt vs. adjustment, fair & lovely vs. brown & beautiful – there are too many subplots here. The director uses all these elements to create the world of Gully Boy. Never ever trying to be preachy and yet propelling you to think sensibly.
  2. The dialogues of this movie deserve a separate blog. From the awe-inspiring “duniya mein sab comfortable hote to rap koun banata?” (MC Sher) to the selfish “itna sa to life hai mera, ab isme bhi wo ghusegi” (Safeena) and “apne idhar to sab jaat paat dekhte hai, inke yaha direct aankho mein jhankte hai” (MC Sher) – there are multiple moments in this movie which are gutsy, raw, hard-hitting yet so subtle! The dialogue writer Vijay Maurya is impeccable at his job both on & off screen. On screen, you have seen him in Tumhari Sulu and here as the Mama of Murad.
  3. The whole transformation of a shy boy Murad (quite opposite of Ranveer Singh’s real-life aura) to a rap star performing in front of lakhs is carried out to perfection by RS. Zoya taps into a very different Ranveer Singh (we’ve seen that in DDD too) and he never ever falters. During the end of the movie where Murad performs the final round of selection and sings “Aapna Time Aayega” – you can truly feel his heartbeat (& yours too).
  4. The light work and camera angles (Jay Oza) create a beautiful emotional sphere. And that is a prime reason which makes this movie so lovable!
  5. Alia as Safeena is unapologetic about hitting anyone and everyone who she finds out is getting closer to her boyfriend. With every movie, she is breaking her image and making it her career best!

    Moments That You Will Take Back Home
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  6. Siddhant Chaturvedi as MC Sher puts up a laudable performance who is the discovery of 2019. Outstanding would be an understatement to describe him here. The movie belongs to him & Ranveer totally.
  7. Vijay Varma as Moeen justifies his role and is another pillar of the movie.
  8. Vijay Raaz plays the father of Murad who is utterly selfish but a bit restrained than the dad of Secret Superstar. He is there to prove a point that patriarchy is detrimental even to the growth and development of art & culture!
  9. One of the highest highs of Gully Boy is that Ranveer Singh. A mass superstar by his own merit is a character here. The hungry eyes and composed body language used to become Murad makes a permanent home in your heart. He is Murad and nothing more than Murad where even for an inch you won’t see the charismatic star flair. In fact, the camera also treats him like that. There is no close-up shot for the heroic entry that is so rampant in Bollywood.
  10. In a particular scene, Zoya infuses Javed Akhtar poetry “Doorie” to play as a monologue to the audience. Murad drives the rich girl home from a party and sees her cry relentlessly. That big gap that our society draws between “have” & “have nots” is captured to excellence here with lines like “Ye behte aansu main pochhu itni meri aukaat nehi”.
  11. Murad once goes to the home of Sky (Kalki Koechlin) and uses her washroom. Belonging to a slum, he knows where he stands in the eyes of the society and thus maintains that gap with his simplicity. He uses a towel and folds it exactly the way it was. Not leaving a mark that it was used by someone. He then counts his steps to gauge the measurement of the washroom. That plays a parallel to the fact that his “kholi” is smaller than this washroom.
  12. Like many, I was not familiar with the Rap music that became a rage in the 80’s – 90’s in America and later came to India too. This album made me listen to these songs in loop. The reason is revolutionary lyrics which are sensible and amazingly records the rage and roar of our times!

A single space to narrate the narrative of Gully Boy won’t be enough! Many movies were made as a commentary to Mumbai. But no one romanced so engagingly with Mumbai where you feel proud of the scars. Many movies were made as a tale of “becoming something” be it biopics or imaginary stories. But no one is “so sold to its passions and dreams” like Gully Boy.

P.S. – Beyond everything else “Ek Hi Raasta” narration of Murad is that anthem that will lubricate your engines of passion. A big salute to Javed Akhtar for inspiring us to take the “other route”!

4.75/5 – (0.25 deducted for not showing a bit more of Kalki Koechlin)

Back in the days, it was running, playing any sports, brisk walking and not eating junk food that was considered to staying fit. Now that it’s the 21st Century where technology has crept into our lives like a layer of air only you can see it everywhere. The evolution of technology has taken over a lot of areas in our day-to-day lives. In fact, it has changed the entire game of living lives. One wakes to technology and works with & for technology. As much as it has its disadvantages, there are overwhelmingly impressive advantages too. One of them is ‘Fitness’. Technology took over fitness as well in the past few years. Fitness Bands, came in to notice in almost mid-2000s. They caught everyone’s attention when Apple launched its smartwatch which was smart enough to monitor your heart-beats too.

Well, going back to the early 20 and 21st century, technology was making improvements which is when they invented activity trackers, now Fitness trackers. The whole idea of the device is to monitor an individual’s activity in order to stay fit & healthy. It keeps a close watch at your steps, heart rate, quality of sleep, calorie intake and a lot of other things. Moreover, there has been a buzz about how it helps losing weight. And how? Let’s learn the benefits of fitness bands (which also happens to be the purpose of this blog)

  1. Helps in “Goal Setting”
Helps in “Goal Setting”
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A key feature of all the fitness trackers is to help you set some goals and achieve them. These keep you engrossed in the process. Call it, unfortunately, but they won’t let you forget your “Goals”.

  1. Keeps you active
Keeps you active
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Fitness trackers constantly keep you on your toes also helps to keep fitness your avocation. One of the prime features of fitness bands is to track your activity, wherein they keep a trail of your activities. The most impressive and asked for feature is where it keeps a count of your steps. A lot of people, mostly in their growing-old age bracket uses them to keep the count of their daily steps. It helps them in achieving their goals for each day, as per them walking is the ultimate routine for staying fit.

  1. Tracks your heart rate
Tracks your heart rate
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The most useful feature of fitness bands is that they track your heart rate. In today’s world, we know how important is keeping our heart happy & healthy. They keep an eye on your heart rate all day and updates you if senses something serious. Well, it’s hard to trust in gadgets but we’re developing.

  1. Helps in Scheduling Sleep
Helps in Scheduling Sleep
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In the time and era of people turning into owls, in a metamorphic manner. Productivity at work, focus at study requires proper sleep. Insufficient sleep can increase stress and may end up resulting unhealthy for our mind & body. Fitness bands remind you of the sleeping time & provide you with the conventional sleep routine.

  1. Form healthy habits
Form healthy habits
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Fitness bands help you in forming superior habits. It gets you habitual of a healthy routine.

With all these and many more benefits of fitness bands. They’ve gone next level with introducing social features as well. Now with a fitness band or activity tracker, you can also view your notifications or even more surprisingly have access to your playlist that’s originally in your phone.

Well, it’s rightly said and unbelievably correct, “Digital ho raha hain India!”

Winter is one of the best seasons of the year in a country like India where majorly we all experience a tropical monsoon climate. The regular summer sweat and scorching sun are replaced by a chilling breeze and a warm sun. But the topography of India is quite diverse and that’s why winter has various faces in various parts of India. Some of the places like Mumbai doesn’t allow people to use warm clothes while people in Delhi calculate how many warm clothes to put on. So, you would get a wide spectrum of places in India where you can enjoy the weather. If you belong to the Northern part of India, then you may pack your bags for South India or the beaches. And if you belong to some moderate to warm climate zone, then you can visit the zero points and enjoy a dreamy winter.

Here are some of the best Indian places that you can visit this winter season.

Auli, Uttarakhand
Auli
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Located at the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The name “Auli” in Garhwali language means “meadow”. This place is situated at a height of 8,219 feet above the mean sea level. If you love adventure, want to try skiing, and walk on the snow then this is the right place for you. Auli is surrounded by coniferous oak forests and that allows you a wonderful view of the Himalayas. One can also enjoy the cable car which is Asia’s longest cable car which allows you the most breath-taking view of the mountains. This January kick-started the National Championship of Skiing in Auli. You can visit this place till mid of March and enjoy the amazing weather!

Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Rann of Kutch, also known as the Great Rann of Kutch

Great Rann of Kutch
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Every winter lakhs of visitors descend on the world’s biggest salt desert – Rann of Kutch stretching 7,505 square miles in the Thar Desert to witness the white expanse of the serene salt sand under the full moon night – a magical sight, indeed! Rann of Kutch takes pride in its Kutch festival, known as ‘Rann Utsav’ that is held in the winter (November-February). From traditional cuisine, shopping, folk dances and cultural performances to art, handicrafts, star gazing, desert safari and several other activities, this festival pack a ton of treasures for everyone. Also, staying in the tents on the periphery of the Dhordo village adds to the fascinating experience.

Munnar, Kerala
Munnar
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Located in Kerala, Munnar is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. This place can be visited almost all around the year. If you are visiting in the winter season, you would witness a temperature drop up to 11 degree Celsius. You can also enjoy trekking, rappelling, and rock climbing here. But don’t forget to book your accommodation in advance as it is quite crowded in the winter season. The most notable places that people enjoy here are – TATA Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi, & Devikulam.

Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jaipur
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The capital city of Rajasthan is one of the most visited places in India. Jaipur is one of those places where mercury breaks the record every summer but it witnesses a pleasing atmosphere in winter. Wearing the chilling weather around you, sitting atop some rooftop restaurant, and enjoying authentic Rajasthani food – this is pure bliss! Winter is also the time for “Jaipur Literature Fest” – one of the much-renowned lit fest in India. So, pack your bags and enjoy your winter escapade here in Jaipur and don’t forget to capture the beautiful Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, & City Palace in your lenses.

Hampi, Karnataka
Hampi
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Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which has a rustic and beautiful appeal. It is a hot place but winter offers you an amiable atmosphere to roam around Hampi and explore various beautiful temples here. Which would be a painful task in summer seasons. In the month of January, Hampi Mahotsav takes place. Therefore, you can book your tickets for January (next year of course) if you don’t want to miss the amazing puppet show, temple parades, dance, music, sports, and many more activities. The majestic architecture of Virupaksha Temple, Vitthala Temple, Matanga Temple, & Hazara Rama Temple would simply steal your heart!

“The best thing about being cheated on is I get to go on more first dates.”

-Britney Spears

Relationships are built on trust & understanding. In a relationship, you need to understand each other & trust that the other person will stand by you. We need to be really thoughtful towards the feeling of our partner. Would you say you have always been attentive towards them? Would you say that you’ve never cheated on your partner? Did you know that cheating is not just physical, but emotional too! You may be cheating on your spouse emotionally without even realizing. It has a term: Micro-Cheating.

 What is Micro-Cheating?
 What is Micro-Cheating?
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The concept of Micro-Cheating was introduced recently by an Australian psychologist Melanie Schilling. She says micro-cheating is when one looks for affection outside their relationship. It involves any kind of covert flirtation & things you feel necessary to hide from your partner. Every relationship has its own threshold of what constitutes as cheating, but you’re definitely cheating on your partner when you are putting in some extra effort to be noticed by someone or maybe you are deleting texts, fearing that your partner might find out.

Let’s take a look at a few things which constitute as Micro-Cheating:

  • Saving a friend’s number with a different name so your partner does not find out that you’re talking to them.
  • Confiding in someone else when you’re upset or angry, even when you can share it with your partner. You might end up sharing your problems with someone else because you surely will get the desired response.
  • Harmless texting with that girl/guy you find really hot, indicating that you might be slightly interested.
  • Having an account on a dating app when you’re already in a relationship.
  • Hiding your relationship status, so you can flirt freely.
  • Flirting with a hot stranger in the club, because what’s the harm in flirting?
  • Telling your spouse that you can’t tell your friends about them because of some complications, whereas the only complication is that you want to keep your options open.
  • Telling everyone that your relationship isn’t really serious whereas you have already dropped the Love Bomb on your partner.
  • Dressing in a certain way to grab someone else attention, someone who isn’t your partner.
  • Obsessively stalking your ex’s social media profiles! Yep, that is the most common one.
  • When something awesome happens, you choose to share the news with someone else first because you really aren’t thinking about your partner but the other person.
  • Reaching to an ex and telling them you miss them, on special occasions like birthdays & anniversaries.
  • Telling someone else that you’ve been thinking about them all day!
  • Indicating that you’re interested in someone & hiding your relationship status from them.
  • Sending your ex a picture reminding them of old times & good memories.
  • Flirting with a co-worker regularly, and going out of your way to compliment them.
  • Sending “Good Morning” texts to someone else who isn’t your partner, with the mere intention of wishing them good morning.
  • Telling your partner that you’re meeting this person only for work for drinks, whereas it isn’t true. You aren’t meeting them for work.
  • Recommending your partner to dress in a certain way, or wear a certain perfume because it reminds you of your crush. It basically means that you’re trying to make your spouse look/smell like your crush! Do you really think that is fair to your partner?
  • Hanging out with someone you find attractive and hiding it from your partner.
  • Exchanging contacts from someone in the club or a party for no particular reason.
  • When a stranger offers you drinks in the club, you never turn them down!
  • Entertaining strangers on social media and flirting back with them.
  • Hiding your texts & friends from your significant other.
  • Sending sexual texts to someone or joke about having an intimate relationship with them.
  • Imagine having an intimate relationship with someone other than your spouse.
  • Constantly talking about someone else in front of your friends, telling them how awesome that person is because you have a low-key crush on them!
How Does Micro Cheating Affect Your Relationship?

Some say micro-cheating can be good for your relationship, while others may believe that micro-cheating wrecks your relationship. It is like a coin has two sides!

Good Side of the Coin
Good Side of the Coin
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People believe that compliments, flirting & knowing that someone is fond of you, may give a boost to your ego or maybe give you a dopamine hit which is like happy high. People often argue that it might be good when you fantasize about someone other than your partner in a sexual way, it might be refreshing and you could bring the same spark to your relationship with your spouse.

Bad Side of the Coin
Bad Side of the Coin
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Whereas, others argue that any form of cheating if wrong! If you’re cheating emotionally, that could be worse. Your emotional energy might start draining which would result in divided attention. What starts as an innocent conversation or flirts may give the other person false hopes or hurt your partner which is worse than cheating physically.

So, it is safe to say that micro-cheating is a slippery slope! You invade a grey area of cheating. Since you are lying to your partner, you are not 100% loyal. And since you are not actually cheating on them, some say it absolutely okay to do it!

How To Deal With Micro-Cheating?
How To Deal With Micro-Cheating?
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As I mentioned above, micro-cheating is a grey area so dealing with it can be a little complicated. You obviously do not wish to hurt your partner which is it is very important to communicate with them. The best way to deal with it is by talking to your partner about it! Telling them everything you do, asking them what hurts them & what is okay with them.

You can establish a cheating threshold for your relationship which will help you to determine the line where you need to stop. Moreover, if you feel like your partner is doing something wrong, instead of confronting them aggressively, you could confront them peacefully! Many times one isn’t aware of the things they are doing but, if you tell your partner that it hurts you, they may just understand.

You can turn this concept of micro cheating into a healthy thing for your relationship than a reason to fight about!

 

Food is Happiness!

-Every Foodie Ever

Paranthas are in a true sense the definition of love! After Punjab, it’s Delhi known for consuming Paranthas. Now imagine your favorite breakfast, being served in a gigantic size with lots of butter, pickle & curd. It does sound like dream come true to me!

So Delhiites, Brace yourselves for the largest Parantha in the town because Prisha Parantha Junction in Uttam Nagar has them.

Why is The Parantha so Special?
Why is The Parantha so Special?
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As kids, we all have dreamt of really big chocolates, pizzas or other food items, those weird dreams where food is bigger than human beings. If you say you haven’t ever thought about it, you are lying!

These king-sized paranthas may not be bigger than an adult human but it is gigantic. It weighs approximately 1.2 Kgs & is 2 feet long! Yes, that is right! These paranthas are really big like they’ve been prepared for hulk’s morning breakfast. It is nearly impossible for one person to finish one parantha.

With a variety of over 50 paranthas, they are not only a delight to look at but they are extremely scrumptious. Every bite of this parantha is gratifying & fills your heart with awe.

Preparation

This big of a parantha definitely needs special preparation! Prepared with 2 layers of dough, which is approximately 600 gms of flour, these paranthas are stuffed and loaded with delicious fillings. They are prepared using desi ghee & to add flavor spices like garam masala, chaat masala, & aam chur are used which make the parantha even more delicious! To pamper your taste buds, even more, you can get them customized as per your flavor.

Serving

These 2 feet paranthas are served with lots of butter, freshly made raita, spicy pickle & mint chutney! What more do you need?  These are all the most perfect condiments to be served with a delectable parantha! My personal favorite is having paranthas with butter, what is yours? Also, I would personally advise having the parantha with a cup of tea!

Pricing & Location

The gigantic paranthas served with flavorsome condiments are really affordable! It costs approximately Rs. 300, depending upon what parantha you’re ordering. If you wish to enjoy some really good food and your budget is low, you know the place!

The shop is located in Uttam Nagar with a really small indoor seating area, but it is definitely not difficult to find because it’s famous. You ask anyone in Uttam Nagar where Prisha Parantha Junction is, and they’ll guide you.

Devour the Parantha Challenge
Devour the Parantha Challenge
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Now comes the most captivating thing about the place, the parantha challenge!

The challenge is very simple, you have to finish 3 of these king-sized paranthas in 60 minutes.

What’s in it for you? A cash prize of Rs. 11,000/-

That’s right, you will be paid to eat these mouth-watering paranthas! Isn’t that what the dream is? Get paid to eat!

In case if you are planning to take up this challenge, then you better go empty stomach because they’re cooked in desi ghee with lots of stuffing which makes it really heavy. One parantha is sufficient for 3 to 4 people, imagine eating 3 of them alone!

In a Nut Shell

Weight & Size of the Parantha- 1.2 Kgs & 2 Feet

Pricing- Rs. 300/- Approx.

The Challenge- Devouring 3 Paranthas in 60 minutes will win you Rs. 11,000/-

Address- 274-A Opposite Metro Pillar 715, Near Uttam Nagar West Metro Station, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi

So, go ahead and devour these delicious king-sized paranthas and win the quest and do not forget to share your prize with us because we encouraged you to take up this challenge! 😉

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