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Delhi Metro is the best mode of transport in the capital city that carries millions of commuters to their destinations every day . Undoubtedly, Delhi Metro has made lives of people quite easy. It is affordable, pollution free, and by far the fastest means of transportation medium within the city. And you don’t even have to worry about the nerve-wracking traffic on roads while traveling in the metro.

Everyday journey in Delhi Metro is not less than any wonder ride. We come across different types of people who are worth observing and make our travel quite interesting or should we say intolerable at times. So, let’s find out different types of people we come across on our everyday metro ride.

Sleeping Beauties
Sleeping Beauties
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Because sleeping in bed at home is too mainstream. So these people find the most comfortable seat in the metro and take a power nap before reaching their respective destinations. Don’t get offended if they ever hang to your shoulder while sleeping. After all, Delhi Metro logon ki suvidha ke liye hai.

Luggage Barriers
Luggage Barriers
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Yes, the big luggage owners! Carrying tons of luggage, they create huge inconvenience for fellow passengers. Also, they give us feels of Shatabdi while traveling in a metro. Because with all the luggage, we can only imagine someone shifting to another city/state.

Loud Personalities
Loud Personalities
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Oh, lord save everyone from these loudspeakers! They are fighting with their partner over the phone and the whole compartment knows that. Courtesy- their loud tone and now everyone knows this guy/girl just broke us with his/her partner.

Oh So-Much-In-Love Couples
Oh So-Much-In-Love Couples
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They can’t keep their hands off each other. Always hugging and kissing their partners. And they don’t care about other passengers getting annoyed with their PDA. Because they took ‘Pyaar kiya to Darna kya’ quite literally.

Peepers
Peepers
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Yeah, because it’s really important for them to know which series you are binge-watching on Netflix or who you’re texting at the moment. They would keep looking at your phone while sitting next to you in the metro all the time. Nah, your cold looks cannot stop them from taking their peeping job seriously.

Floor Sitters
Floor Sitters
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Couldn’t find a seat in the metro? No problem. The floor is always available. These people will always find a teeny-tiny space at the corner of the metro and sit there till their destination arrive. They are never bothered about the comments of sulking fellow passengers and hold on to their position like a sage.

Eaters
Eaters
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Eating & Drinking are prohibited in the metro do not hold any meaning for these guys. They are hungry and they love to eat. So they’ll keep munching snacks or fruits in the metro and making those irritating sounds while eating.

Pole Huggers
Pole Huggers
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Even if there is a vacant seat in the metro, these people love to continue their eternal love for the poles in the metro compartments. They can hug them for hours standing or leaning in different angles. And yes, this category all includes all those kids who just love to hang on the metro poles for no reason. The metro ride is no less than a fun playtime for these kids.

Door Lovers
Door Lovers
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You’ll find this person in every metro who won’t leave the door, come what may. He/she stands by the door and guard it as if it is the door to heaven and only pure souls are allowed to enter the metro no one else.

Music Lovers
Music Lovers
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Stand close to them and you can hear the entire Coldplay music list being played on their cellphone. Yes, the music is that loud that it easily penetrates from their earphone to your ears. Loud enough to make you deaf. Oh, and yes, they may rap verse or two while listening to their favorite singer. So, entertainment guaranteed.

Gawkers
Gawkers
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Well, they are found almost everywhere in Delhi. But there is no escape when you are stuck with them in the same metro compartment. They’ll keep staring at you till infinity. I am sure most girls reading this blog would relate to the situation. However, boys are also at the receiving end of these gawkers at times. They’ll stare at anything and everything. Be it your clothes, shoes, bags, or anything that grabs their attention. They’ll literally kill you with looks!

Pushers
Pushers
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Their elbows are their finest weapon while traveling in the metro. They’ll keep pushing you with their pointed elbows till they find the most comfortable. And yes, you can spot these pushers on escalators as well!

Book Lovers
Book Lovers
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No matter how crowded the metro is or how loud the fellow passengers are, these people always manage to hold on to their books and read page by page without getting disturbed even once. It’s like apart from the world of books, no other world actually exists for them.

Runners
Runners
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Most commonly found in Delhi metro. The minute they see the metro arriving, they turn into Usain Bolt and run as if there will be no other train after that. Yeah, they can be really competitive at times! And what you need to do is stay far, far away from these runners, so that you don’t end up getting hurt physically.

Eavesdroppers
Eavesdroppers
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Their favorite hobby is to overhear conversations of people in the metro. No matter how quietly you try to speak on the phone or try to have a conversation with your friend in the metro, they would hear anything and everything that comes out of your mouth. If you give them looks, they’ll just try and pretend as if nothing has happened. And just when you look away and get back to your conversation, they’ll be at it again!

It is the birthday of that woman who smiles like a flower and dances like a dream – Madhuri Dixit she is. It’s her 52nd birthday on 15th May. She is called by many nicknames – “Dhak Dhak girl”, “Mohini”, or “Dancing Diva”. Madhuri Dixit – the reigning queen of Bollywood from the late ’80s to ’90s has a fan base across generations. Someone who was born during the ’70s saw her rise in Bollywood stealing the limelight from Sridevi and others. The ones born in the ’90s wanted to copy her footsteps as she was the role model for them. And the millennials now get to see & know her through her dance shows and recent movies. What remains constant among all generations is the love & respect for Madhuri Dixit. There are some valid reasons why every generation is in love with Madhuri Dixit which are discussed at length below.

One of the strongest reasons is that Madhuri Dixit is a total package of what Bollywood or the world of art & dance wants. In her eyes, through her smile, and by her classy moves, she makes an impact in the hearts of people. Read below and know those reasons!

Enchanting Beauty
Enchanting Beauty
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I may sound a bit over the top but even the ones who are not fans of Madhuri Dixit would also agree to the fact that “Madhuri Dixit is an enchanting beauty”. Her beauty has a “girl next door” vibe and very easily she can slip into a con-woman and that too keeping that beauty & smile intact. It is a mystery how she looks so enchanting even at 52!! I also know people who perhaps have not seen any movie of Madhuri Dixit but loves her for the way she looks and carries herself! – Isn’t that interesting?

Old World Charm & Nostalgia
Old World Charm & Nostalgia
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Madhuri Dixit carries an old world charm which is quite nostalgic. Her looks, style, and attitude are like a reminder of the old world or bygone era to the people of this generation. You can gauge that difference by looking into the list of actresses in Bollywood. She definitely belongs to the list of classic and elegant enchantresses of Bollywood like Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Nargis, or Waheeda Rehman. How can anyone not fall in love with her then?

Dancer Par Excellence
Dancer Par Excellence
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Bollywood has produced many excellent dancers to date. Waheeda Rehman, Vyajanthimala, Asha Parekh, Helen, Rekha, Hema Malini, Sridevi, Katrina Kaif but it’s different when Madhuri Dixit moves. It is a delightful dream to watch her dance. Even someone like Shahrukh Khan also once said, “I used to ask for retakes willingly, because, it is absolutely a divine experience to watch Madhuri Dixit dance”. Most of the yesteryear Bollywood queens had a strong dance skill but they limited that to the classical or Bollywood type dance only. But Madhuri Dixit – a trained Kathak dancer not only soaked Bollywood dance but also became a PRO with all sorts of western dance forms. In every dance form, she moves like magic. Her fans (like me) would put this trait in perfect words – Madhuri Dixit’s dance is equal to “poetry in motion”. Simply type “Madhuri Dixit Dance” and get mesmerized.

Million Watts Smile
Million Watts Smile
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Her smile of million watts can set a heart on fire & can also cool down a fire! Madhuri’s smile has that appeal. Smile is one of the primary goals in life and sometimes someone’s smile can boost your confidence, relieve your stress, or make you feel better. Madhuri Dixit is the owner of such a beautiful smile. I remember reading the film magazines in my childhood (the reigning time of my most favorite actress) where I came across many eminent personalities and public polls declaring Madhuri’s smile to be the best one from Bollywood. Well, there are many more actresses whose smile are fascinating but when Madhuri smiles it seems like a waterfall of honey!

Convincing Expressions
Convincing Expressions
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“Kal Aayeiga, Filhaal Iss Guftugoo Se Thak Gaye Hai Hum” – Who can mouth those lines with that conviction mixed with a bit of arrogance, power, and sensuality. Only a Madhuri Dixit can. Be it a “girl next door” or a muse to an artist or courtesan – she will walk into your hearts with conviction as if she was born to be a Nisha, Pooja, Maya, Bahar Begum, etc. She justifies the presence of “act” in the actress. There is a term called “adaayein” whose closest English term can be “grace” or “style” and no one except Madhuri Dixit can carry those “adaayein” better. And it is not only me, but every other industry person would also opine that!

Do you know that Sanjay Leela Bhansali generally never wants a “married woman” to play her protagonists? But he had to give up this clause while signing Madhuri for the role of Chandramukhi. Why? Maybe Saratchandra Chatterji imagined Chandramukhi just the way Madhuri is in flesh and blood. Those longing eyes for Devdas, that divine love where she is in love without any expectations, and the power to give him up for another woman’s love – who could have played such a strong role with so much of passion!

There is, was, will never be another Madhuri Dixit. She is a legend and the benchmark she has set in her field is extraordinary. She is an inspiration not only for the new generation of Bollywood but also for people belonging to other fields. Why? Because she says, “There is a child within me. Everything is fascinating. The hunger to learn, do better, and more creative things never go”.

*****Happy Birthday Goddess!*****

Summer season is here with its humidity and roaring temperature. The body feels weak and tired easily facing the scorching sun. Therefore, eating must be right during this season. Infusing the seasons’ special fruits in your everyday food chart is must because they will help you stay hydrated, fit, and energetic. Additionally, spending long hours in front of a gas or oven during summer season seems like a punishment. So, here are 2 salad and 2 smoothie recipes that you can make very easily using the summer special fruit mango. Mango comes with essential vitamins and nutrients that will provide you a disease-free heart, flawless skin and hair, strong bones, & great digestive system.

One cup of mango contains 100 calories, 0.5 gm fat, 1 gm protein, 25 gm carbohydrates, 100% of the daily requirement of Vitamin C, 35% of Vitamin A, and 8% of potassium.

So, enter your kitchen and quickly make these amazing mangolicious food items to stay fit and healthy this summer.

Refreshing Mango & Kiwi Salad

The best thing about this salad is that it is very easy to make. It will keep your mind refreshed and will also aid in your weight loss program. This salad is sweet, salty, and tangy and will be a great appetizer. You may also add it in your taco or spread over your toast and enjoy every bite of it. It has only 71 calories!

Refreshing Mango & Kiwi Salad
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Ingredients:
  • Mango: 1 cup
  • Kiwi: 1 cup
  • Jalapeno: 1 small (if you don’t have, you may use green chilies or red pepper flakes)
  • Red Onion: 1/3rd cup
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves: 1/3rd cup
  • Lemon Juice: ½ Tsp
  • Black Salt/Table Salt: As per taste
How To Make Refreshing Mango & Kiwi Salad?
  • Chop 1 or 2 mangoes in small cubes and measure 1 cup out of it. Follow the same for kiwi fruit.
  • Now combine mangoes, kiwis, red onion, jalapeno, fresh coriander in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add lemon juice and salt and give a nice mix.
  • You may now keep it in the refrigerator for some time so that the tangy, sweet, and spicy flavors mix into each other really well.
  • Take it out from the refrigerator after two hours and enjoy your refreshing bowl of goodness!
Zesty Mango Salad

This mango salad is sweet, tangy, spicy, zesty, and full of nutritional values. This salad will keep you full for a long time and you will feel refreshed too.

Zesty Mango Salad
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Salad Ingredients:
  • Butter Leaf Lettuce: 7 ounces (you can pick up any green vegetable of your choice like spinach or broccoli)
  • Red Bell Pepper: 1
  • Ripe Mangoes: 3
  • Green and White Onion: ½ cup
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves: 1/4th cup
  • Jalapeno: 1 medium sized.
Peanut Dressing
Ingredients:
  • Creamy Peanut Butter: 1/4th cup
  • Red Pepper Flakes: ½ Tsp (in case you prefer more spice)
  • Sesame Oil: 1 Tsp
  • Soya Sauce: 1 Tsp
  • Maple Syrup or Honey: 1 Tsp
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: 1/4th cup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: 1 Tsp
  • Garlic: 2 (finely chopped and pressed)
How To Make Zesty Mango Salad?
  • Chop the green vegetable of your choice into bite-sized pieces.
  • Now take the red bell pepper and make 1 inch long thin slices.
  • Cut the ripe mangoes into small cubes.
  • Slice the onions thinly and finely chop the coriander leaves.
  • Finally, de-seed the jalapeno, remove the membrane and chop it finely.
  • Now, pour the peanut dressing ingredients in a blender and blend very well.
  • Chop the main salad ingredients and keep in a large bowl aside.
  • When you are ready to eat, simply pour the dressing and enjoy a tangy, spicy, zesty, and summer special salad.
Easy Mango Smoothie

Made with season’s special and fresh mangoes, this smoothie is full of nutrition and is a perfect thing to have during your lunch or breakfast. One glass of mango smoothie has only 120 calories (may vary slightly) and it is a good source of Vitamin A & C.

Easy Mango Smoothie
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Ingredients:

Fresh Mangoes: 2

Banana: 1

Milk: ½ cup

Yogurt: ½ cup

How To Make Easy Mango Smoothie?
  • First of all chop the mangoes and banana well.
  • Put all these ingredients in a blender and churn them well.
  • Mangoes and bananas are naturally sweet and thus there is no need to add sugar externally. Still in case you feel like having more sweet, then, opt for honey or sugar (depending on your choice)
  • Take a nice glass and pour the smoothie.
  • You may keep it in the refrigerator for some time before serving.
Summer Fresh Mango & Watermelon Smoothie

Mango and watermelon both are summer special fruits. They prepare the body to face the heat outside. Combining both these fruits, you can make a yummy and refreshing smoothie to enjoy during your breakfast or lunch.

Summer Fresh Mango & Watermelon Smoothie
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Ingredients:

Mango: 1

Watermelon: 5 cups

White Sugar: 1 Tsp

Ice Cubes: Optional

Water: ½ cup

How To Make Summer Special Mango & Watermelon Smoothie?
  • Carefully cut the watermelon and dice it into small pieces.
  • Remove the seeds carefully and measure 5 cups and keep aside.
  • Cut the mango into small cubes and keep aside.
  • Now take a blender and put the watermelon pieces, mangoes, and sugar and blend very well.
  • Pour water and ice cubes and give a very nice blend.
  • Now, simply pour them into glasses and serve.

Welcome summer season and stay fit with these amazing mango salad and smoothie recipes.

Nothing visualize love better than our very own Bollywood. Bollywood movies make us laugh till our stomach hurts, cry our eyeballs out, and of course make us fall in love with love. At, Bollywood love never goes out of trend. But what makes us feel the same emotion is the chemistry between two actors. Over the span of 106 years of Indian Cinema, we’ve seen hundreds of pairs making us believe in their emotions with their acting skills. It’s amazing to watch these talented people emote so many emotions and it isn’t even easy to make the audience feel it too, kudos to them!

There are quite a few pairings that hold a special place in our hearts. Reason being their on-screen chemistry is so on point that it’s hard to not believe they aren’t in love. Bollywood perfectly influences us to dream big. Let us look at some of the most perfect 10 (the chosen ones) Bollywood on-screen couples, which are memorable & our absolute favorite. Over the years, these couples have helped us set some “Unrealistic” expectations from life. See, if yours on this list or not!

Let’s reflect on some of our favorite & memorable couples:

Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol
Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol
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The Bollywood King, SRK & his on-screen leading lady, Kajol, is arguably the most romantic on-screen couple. From Baazigar in 1993 to Dilwale in 2015, the pair have acted together in 7 films and Kajol has done cameo roles in 4 of SRK’s movies. The couple truly makes us believe in love that is made in heaven!

Ranveer Singh- Deepika Padukone
Ranveer Singh- Deepika Padukone
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Ever so energetic, Ranveer Singh & the beauty with elegance, Deepika Padukone, made a three-film contract with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Started with Ramleela in 2013, and oh boy, they took the world by storm! The pair have given 3 epic historical movies and the on-screen love was transfigured to real-life marriage in November 2018. The couple was madly in love and hence made it to our list because of their unmatched on-screen chemistry as well.

Akshay Kumar- Katrina Kaif
Akshay Kumar- Katrina Kaif
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In 2006, Akshay & Katrina was first paired for Humko Deewana Kar Gaye. The romantic drama was a huge fail at the box office but in 2007, another movie that had the duo was a hit! Namastey London, the unique love story about East meeting the West. The chemistry between Jazz & Arjun won the audiences’ heart. For all their fans, the good news is the pair are reuniting in Sooryavanshi, a Rohit Shetty Film in 2020.

Abhishek Bachchan- Aishwarya Rai
Abhishek Bachchan- Aishwarya Rai
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Yet again a real-life couple that turned to the real-life couple, Abhishek Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Abhi-Ash’s first movie together was Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, after which they have acted in 7 other movies. For aam aadmi, to witness Bachchan couple has etched their minds, but the couple is one of the rare jodis that has shone on the silver screen.

Shahid Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor
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The real dilemma, do we love Shahid & Kareena or do we love Geet & Aditya? Kapoor Duo appeared together for the first time in Fida (2004). They were dating at the time and sadly ended after 3 years while shooting Jab We Met (2007).  The chemistry between the two pulled at the heartstrings of millions. They had given few flops but the one that remains with the audience is Jab We Met. They did reunite for Udta Punjab but wasn’t paired opposite each other.

Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone
Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone
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Kapoor & Padukone are undoubtedly Bollywood’s best on-screen couple. Once real life couple too has kept all everything in the past and moved on to keeping a healthy & friendly connection now. The duo appeared in Bachna Ae Haseeno for the first time together. Both these actors together have given some really good films to their audience. Fans cannot get enough of these two sharing the same screen space.

Juhi Chawla-Aamir Khan
Juhi Chawla-Aamir Khan
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This pair has given the Indian Cinema a golden & an evergreen movie of all time, Qayamat se Qayamat Tak. The couple has delivered some great movies together, Tum Mere Ho, Ishq & Andaz Apna Apna.  The notorious perfectionist, Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla seem to have won hearts with their chemistry. Duo catapulted into stardom with Qayamat se qayamat tak, and ever since have been favorite for a lot of people. One cannot miss the innocent charm exuded out of this on-screen pair!

Nargis Dutt- Raj Kapoor
Nargis Dutt- Raj Kapoor
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The Golden Couple of Bollywood, have worked together for 16 movies. The couple has given some of the greatest hits in their time. The chemistry shared on-screen, between them was unmatched. The rumors had it, the pair translated this chemistry to a real-life romance which caused a ruckus in their personal life. But alas, the couple was perfect together!

Deepti Naval- Farooq Sheikh
Deepti Naval- Farooq Sheikh
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Handsome, Farooq Sheikh & Girl Next Door, Deepti Naval, won hearts with their chemistry on-screen. Oozing with romance, this couple starred in some of the blockbusters namely, Chashme Buddoor, Katha, Ek Baar Chale Aao & Listen…Amaya. It took 30 years for the two to reunite again and they gave Listen…Amaya! Their real & reel life chemistry won millions of hearts in the 80s.

 Sridevi- Anil Kapoor
 Sridevi- Anil Kapoor
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This iconic on-screen pair shared sizzling chemistry and has given 12 movies together. Kapoor & Sridevi share a personal relationship as later Sridevi married Anil Kapoor’s brother Boney Kapoor. Unfortunately, we lost the evergreen actress in February 2018. But the duo remains the same fiery on-screen couple.

These were some of the few on-screen couples that have given us some cult classics. Share which one is your favorite.

Summers can really get you all worked up! Everything becomes a task in summers. Although with a little help, things can get merrier and easier. Here are 6 summer cocktail recipes you can make at home to beat the summer blues.

Frozen-Grape Sangria

A Wine Based Cocktail!

Frozen-Grape Sangria
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Ingredients:
  • 1 to 1.5 Kg of Grapes
  • 1 Large Fresh Apple
  • 1/4th Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Merlot Red Wine
  • 1 Cup Grape Juice
  • ½ Cup Vodka
  • Lots of Ice
Serves: 8-9 Glasses
Preparation:

Spread out 3 quarters of grapes in a metal baking pan & freeze it for 25 minutes to an hour. While the grapes are chilling out & having a good time, take a large pitcher and mix the remaining ingredients. Start with grape juice, lemon, wine, vodka, sliced apples, & sugar. Stir it until the sugar gets dissolved.
Divide the frozen grapes & ice into the glasses and pour the magical mixture of Sangria.
Here, your super delicious Frozen-Grape Sangria is ready!

Daiquiri

A Rum Based Cocktail!

Daiquiri
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Ingredients:
  • 45 to 50 ml of Rum
  • 20-25 ml Lemon Juice
  • 8-10 ml Simple Syrup
Serves: 1 Glass
Preparation:

Gather all the ingredients and pour them in the cocktail shaker. Shake it vigorously so all the ingredients would blend well. You could add ice in the cocktail shaker, but make sure you don’t use more than 2 to 3 cubes.
Strain the drink in a chilled cocktail glass & serve it to your guests!

Refreshing Mint Julep

Bourbon Based Cocktail!

Refreshing Mint Julep
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Ingredients:
  • 90 ml Bourbon
  • 1 Table Spoon Sugar
  • 6-7 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Mint Sprigs
  • Lots of Ice- Crushed & Cubes
Serves: 1 Glass
Preparation:

Take a pre-chilled old-fashion whiskey glass and place mint leaves at the bottom of the glass. Add crushed ice & sugar to the glass. Pour the fine bourbon in the glass along with ice. Stir it until the glass frosts. Add a few sprigs of mint leaves before you serve!

Succulent Mango Cocktail

A Vodka Based Cocktail!

Succulent Mango Cocktail
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Ingredients:
  • 60 gms Fresh Mangoes
  • 60 ml Vodka
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 20 to 25 ml of Sweet & Sour Syrup
  • Mint Leaves
  • 20 ml Lime Juice
  • Mint Sprigs
  • Lots of Ice
Serves: 1 Glass
Preparation:

Add vodka, mangoes, ginger, lime juice, sweet & sour syrup, mint leaves and a few cubes of ice in a blender. Blend the ingredients nicely, and here your mango cocktail is ready! Serve the mango cocktail in a classy cocktail glass & garnish it with a mint sprig.

The Ananda Brew

Inspired by Masala Chai- A Vodka Based Cocktail!

The Ananda Brew
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Ingredients:
  • 60 ml Vodka
  • 50 ml Egg White
  • 1 Masala Tea Bag
  • 20 ml Lime Juice
  • 15 to 20 ml Sugar Syrup (as per your taste)
  • Orange Slices & Cinnamon Sticks for Garnishing
Serves: 1 Glass
Preparation:

Add vodka, egg white, masala tea, lime juice & sugar juice in a cocktail shaker and shake it until all the ingredients blend well together. Tada! Your Masala Tea Cocktail is ready! Serve it in a martini glass and garnish with a slice of orange slice & crushed ice.

Imli-Tequila Cocktail

The name says it all!

Imli-Tequila Cocktail
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Ingredients:
  • 45 ml Tequila
  • 45 ml Tamarind Nectar
  • Sugar Syrup as per taste
  • 100-120 ml Ginger Ale
  • Ice
Serves: 1 Glass
Preparation:

Gather all the ingredients and pour tequila, tamarind nectar & sugar syrup in a glass. Add lots of ice cubes and stir it well. Once all the ingredients are infused top it with ginger ale, and your tangy cocktail is ready!

So go ahead & beat the heat with these delicious summer cocktails!

Social media started as a platform where we could connect with our friends, meet new friends and express ourselves freely. Remember the good old days of sitting in the cyber café for hours chatting with our internet pal on yahoo messenger, scraps on Orkut, blingy stickers on hi5 or regular status updates on Facebook. All this seems like a hazy memory now!
Social media isn’t the same as it used to be! Why? Because our parents have invaded it!
We love our parents but sometimes they can surprise you.
And embarrassing kids- that tradition has been going on for generations now. We would be doing the same someday!

If we talk about the present day scenario, parents have their new favorite way of mortifying their kids- Social Media!

Here are a few things parents do on social media to embarrass us:

Sending Friend Request To Everyone We’ve Ever Mentioned
Sending Friend Request To Everyone We’ve Ever Mentioned
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Remember that one friend you mentioned to your parents about, the one who sat next to you in kindergarten. Yes! Your parents have sent a friend request to them. They have also sent a friend request to all your other friends, teachers & crush!

 Like, Like, Like. Comment, Comment, Comment
 Like, Like, Like. Comment, Comment, Comment
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We love getting likes & comments on social media, especially from our parents. It may make us feel like they actually approve our things but not on everything! Our parents start to like and comment on everything we post.

 Tagging Us In Embarrassing Pictures
 Tagging Us In Embarrassing Pictures
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We all have pictures which can be referred to as “Blast from the Past!”

Our parents wouldn’t really understand why those pictures if exposed would be a nightmare to us. They refer to those pictures as “cute” and post them on social media & TAG US!

Miss A Call From Them & They’ll Comment On Your Post
Miss A Call From Them & They’ll Comment On Your Post
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In case if you are out, miss a call from them and post something on social media at the same time, you’re doomed! Your parents will comment on your status asking you why you did not pick up your call or maybe the reason why they were calling you. Now your entire Facebook friend list knows that you need to reach home by 8!

Annoying Facebook Posts like “What Are Your Top 3 Qualities?”
Annoying Facebook Posts like “What Are Your Top 3 Qualities?”
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Facebook is now full of these annoying apps which tell you your top 3 qualities or what were you in your previous birth! Our parents share such posts without thinking twice and ask us to like it constantly. On some level, they think it is all true!

Stalking You & The Question Game
Stalking You & The Question Game
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“Please don’t tag me”, “Please don’t post that picture” or “Could you block my parents before you tag me”
If you’ve added your parents on social media, you probably have used all these lines.
They stalk you over social media and then ask you questions about your whereabouts. They even stalk your friends and ask you about them. It is terrifying!

Posting Hoax News and facts
Posting Hoax News and facts
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As per our parents, everything they find online is true & they feel the need to share it with everyone over social media. They end up sharing them and tagging us on it.

Stalk Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend
Stalk Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend
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It’s a waking nightmare. Wasn’t it enough that your parents stalked you on social media, they somehow find your girlfriend’s/ boyfriend’s profile and start to stalk them. This gets even worse when they send a request to them!

No matter what channel or medium parents use, the tradition of embarrassing your kids has always been there and will go on. Maybe you’d be laughing about these small shenanigans after a few years, but for now, these really mortify you. Since it is a conventional fact, someday you will find your kids all red-faced because of something you posted on your social media!

It is Game Of Thrones season, and we all are psyched! But some of you do not understand what the hype is about? Why is everyone watching it? Well, it is because it is a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious series! It is not only geeky but interesting as well. Here are a few reasons you should watch Game Of Thrones:

The Intriguing Characters

The characters in the show are very intriguing. They are framed in such a way that you can’t help but keep thinking about them. The characters intimidating. You can’t help but compare who you match with-

Strong like Arya Stark,

Arya Stark
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Bold like Danearys Stormborn

Danearys Stormborn
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Or

Honorable like Jon Snow.

Jon Snow
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Mystical Characters

If you do like fiction, you’d love this show! It has all the mystical creatures you can think of like

  1. Dragons:
    Dragon 2
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    Daenerys has 3 Dragons and they are amazing!

  2. White Walkers:
    White Walkers
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    The army led by the Knight king who wants to kill everyone! Motive? Unknown, except a few theories.

  3. Wights:
    Wights
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    Often confused with White Walkers, they are different. They are the real army of the dead and need no one to lead.

  4. Dire Wolves:

    Dire Wolves
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Well, I would just say that they are adorable & protective!

Children of the Forest:

Children of the Forest
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Mysterious Non-Human Creatures. All they want is to live in peace!

Giants:

Giants
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Associated with Wildling army, let’s just say these giants are really powerful.

Apart from these, there are other mystical creatures like Manticores, Occasional Shadow Monsters, Stone Man & many more! If this doesn’t excite you, then what will?

Beautiful Locations
Beautiful Locations
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The locations in the show are not only beautiful but real! The show makers took an effort to travel across different locations which matched the description in the book. That my friend is dedication!

The Character Development is Amazing
The Character Development is Amazing
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The character development in the show is beyond imagination. One moment you’ll love a character, the next moment you’ll hate them and the very next moment you may start to feel pity for them. It is simply amazing how George R.R. Martin plays with the characters.

Strong Female Characters

When I say strong, I not only mean that the formation of the characters is strong but also in power. They are independent and ready to take over the world. They have shown how they don’t need a man to rule the world.

Women like Daenerys Targaryen
Daenerys Targaryen
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Married at 13, she struggled with a lot. She survives even after her husband dies. She manages an entire army of Dothraki to follow her. Even the unsullied worship her!

Arya Stark
Arya Stark
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She escaped after her father died and traveled the road. She learned the art of swinging the sword and now she is one of the finest swordsmen!

Brienne of Tarth
Brienne of Tarth
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She needs no man to protect her. She can take care of herself and in fact, she can lead an army in a war.

&

Olenna Tyrell
Olenna Tyrell
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She can do it all! She can’t fight with a sword but she can use her mind like a sword.

Great Battles

I have always found fictional battles really boring. Like what fun would anyone get watching other people fight? But when there is a war in Game of Thrones, there wouldn’t be a single dull moment. You’ll always have fun watching them. Some of the greatest battles are:

  1. The Battle of Black Water
  2. The Battle of Bastards
  3. The Frozen Lake Battle

Not a single boring moment!

Classic & Rad One-Liners

The show has really cool one-liners! These one-liners & dialogues will be used to reference for years and years.
You know Nothing Jon Snow

You know Nothing Jon Snow
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Winter is coming

Winter is coming
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I drink & I know things

I drink & I know things
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Wisdom Overloaded!

The show is more than just battles, throne & magical creatures. It has a lot of wisdom to offer. Characters like Tyrion Lannister, Lord Varys & Petyr Baelish have taught us some amazing things like:

  1. Tyrion Lannister

     

    Tyrion Lannister
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    Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you.

  2. Lord Varys
    Lord Varys
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    Power is a curious thing, my lord… Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick, a shadow on the wall. And, a very small man can cast a very large shadow

  3. Petyr Baelish

    Petyr Baelish
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Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail, and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but they refuse. They cling to the realm, or the gods, or love – illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is!

Nefarious Villains

So all villains are crooked? There is something about the villains in this show. You will love to hate them. You would wish them to be destroyed & at the same time, you’ll admire them with your heart and soul.
The show has given some of the most amazing villains of the history like:

  1. Joffrey Baratheon
    Joffrey Baratheon
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    Till date, my favorite scene is the one where Joffrey dies!

  2. Ramsay Bolton
    Ramsay Bolton
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    Oh, he was really wicked & handsome!

Unpredictable AF
Unpredictable AF
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No matter how intelligent you are! You may brainstorm and come up with different theories of what may happen next or who is going to be killed next, but you will never be right. The show is unpredictable AF!

I guess I have given you enough reasons to watch the show. It has everything from Politics, family feuds, true love, cool creatures, wisdom & a lot of sass!

We all know at least one or many (in some cases) blockhead in our lives. It gets worse if any of you have fallen for one. It’s after a while, that we girls start to notice the red flags billowed by this nutcase (all sorts of synonyms for you know what sort of “Boys”). In this blog, I’m going to talk about the 5 typical types of these “Nutcases” we come across in our course of dating period. Taylor Swift’s I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In” is all about such commitment fearing boys. There are more terms to define them, we’ll read them as we proceed. They’re plenty of boys who you might know or have dated whose behavior is Double Dutch to you now.

Boys, don’t fret if you fall into one of these categories—we are humans, we can stoop down to different levels! Be glad that you made to someone’s list, be even happier if you’re on the top! But no offense, recognition is the first step towards change. As quoted by William Shakespeare “I will find you twenty lascivious turtles ere one chaste man”. 403 years later, nothing really has changed, you will have to date 20 douche bags to win that one perfect man.

The types of “I knew you were trouble…..” guys are commonly, globally known as F***Boys, which is why the title…
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Now there are numerous definitions for this term, Urban Dictionary says “F***boys know what girls want to hear but they hurt so many girls. While doing my research for this blog (Yes I did research on them. Imagine my life, like having met them wasn’t enough!), I came across the term “F***Boy Syndrome”. Which means an incurable disease that leads to perpetual immaturity and disrespect towards most women. Common symptoms may include but are not limited to: no communication skills, living in their mother’s basement, never-ending weed smoking, no job, constant GTA playing, and refusal to grow up and act like the adult that they should be. This pretty much sums up why are exes used to behave in a certain manner. Hope they all get well soon!

Too much said, let’s look at the types now:

Warning: You may experience nostalgia or Déjà vu!
1.   The One who’s Faux-Gentleman
The One who’s Faux-Gentleman
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How to spot the one pretending to be the “Gentleman” is he’ll have chiseled face, well-groomed beard, waxed chest, abs popping out from his tucked in shirt. Who wouldn’t drool over such a good looking man? This man is too hot to handle, his Instagram famous-self flourishes with the attention he gets from girls. You’ll find him clicking macho face selfies, or making hookah (Vape) videos in the corner of a club, or getting clicked with some of his female friend curled up in his arms. This Gentleman is well not so gentle and would definitely drop you when things get real. He’s in a constant search of that Instagram-worthy beauty because otherwise, his relationship won’t have a point. He spends most of his hours building that body but can someone let him know to strengthen his ego? Because darling, why get offended so easily!

2.   The One who’s a Pseudo-Lover
The One who’s a Pseudo-Lover
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Have you been hearing “I love you” more than the times you breathe? Dump Him before he goes on planning your future kids’ names as well or eventually vanishes. It’s easy to spot these because all they can do is lie to your face. And you’ll get the vibes too! They’ll fall in love with you within two months, would let their friends know they’re dating someone, like the perfect guy. You wouldn’t once think if he’s lying, but one day you’ll get to know there’s much more to his super-chivalrous gestures! He’ll be emotionally unavailable! Conversations elicit fear inside them, fear of “what if she gets serious?” Dude, you were the one going gaga over my soul!

You’ll be surprised, they won’t even have any reason for this detachment. Next, you know is he’s ‘wifey-ing’, ‘baby’, ‘boo’- ing someone else! Oh, he also warns you about him ending his life for you if you won’t say yes to him! Like “yes, please go ahead! Cut those nerves, slit your neck, and stop that ugly heart from beating!” (One less Fboy in the crowd. Yay!)

3.   The One who’s a Ghoster
The One who’s a Ghoster
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The term GHOSTER isn’t about the guy ghosting on you, well that’s one point we can say which is actually correct. But let’s mention the ghosts who want to control your life, like an evil spirit. He may think of you as a possession. Such guys desire to control in their life. Beware, because he doesn’t acknowledge you as a woman, for him you are an easy target. Get out of it before it gets out of hand.

4.   The One who’s a Chaser
The One who’s a Chaser
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He’ll be a chaser until you fall for him! Chaser guys would chase you until they get the required attention and god knows what joy they get. Maybe it’s like feeding his male ego, of making a woman falling in love with his disgusted soul & ugly heart! He’ll pretend to be The One you always wished for, says the right things at the right time, treats you well but drops you like a brick. (Hit his head with the same brick) His mission’s accomplished when you fall in love with him and after some time he’ll just leave! Don’t let your dreams of being with The One come crashing down!

5.   The One who’s Needy AF
The One who’s Needy AF
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Oh! We know these ones too well! All they want is some action! And to make it more “Exciting” (for him) he’ll send a picture of his genitals. C’mon, who needs a conversation with him?! Don’t let yourself get fooled by such needy & greedy douchebags. They’re all over the internet! Guys who do such ill exhibitionism, are well aware of not being able to impress women, so let’s just scare them off! Eww!

Okay, frankly they’re all Greek to me. All the Fboys got more excuses than you can count, don’t be ho to his boat. You deserve much more than someone trying (Literally) to be just there for his own good. Patience is truly a key to something worthy. Wait for your right person, you’ll eventually know if he’s worth it. He might resemble some of the types but the one meant for you, won’t change over time.

Who doesn’t want to fall in love? Every face that you see in a crowded metro or busy street – from the shy ones to the ones shouting over the phone – need love at the end of the day. Some get lucky while some don’t. Some perhaps attract love, enjoy love, but cannot keep it. And then there are some who not only attract, enjoy, and keep love but also radiate love. Feng Shui or the Chinese geomancy – the pseudoscience originating in China has the resolution for almost any problem in your life. It is all about channelizing the positive energy in the proper direction and reap good results out of it. So, if you follow some interesting Feng Shui Tips, you may attract more love and romance in your life.

Know the Feng Shui Love & Romance Special Tips for a Happy Life Ahead
Crucial Southwest Direction of Your Home
Crucial Southwest Direction of Your Home
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Southwest is the direction that is related to love and romance and thus you must take special care of this area. Southwest direction resonates with the Earth element and earthly colors should populate this area of your home as they will promote tenderness. You may also keep objects related to Earth or Fire element to activate the Earth element in this area. Soft yellow or soft brown color or natural crystal stones in Southwest direction would enhance more love and romance in your life for sure.

Cozy Seats
Cozy Seats
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You should not keep one chair at your place. If you are in love or in a relationship, then, clearly, there should be two chairs and a cozy and comfortable one. If not, then, it will signal that you are not prioritizing the presence of the other person in your relationship.

Pictures Say A Lot
Pictures Say A Lot
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Remove all those pictures, sculptures, or paintings, or photographs that are gloomy, show loneliness, speak of a long wait, or depicts sadness. These are the things that will block the positive energies traveling your way towards achieving a successful love life. See the trick is when you want someone special in your life, the things at your place be it a painting or sculpture should radiate that “desire”. Keep a happy couple painting in your home and see the results.

No TV or Mirror In Bedroom
No TV or Mirror In Bedroom
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There should not be any TV in your bedroom. When you have TV, both of you may tend to watch a match, series, or movies and that will eat away the time you should spend with your partner. Plus, when you put the TV off, the reflection of you or your bed would fall on the TV screen and that is a taboo in Feng Shui. Similarly, the mirror should also be avoided. But you can also keep the mirror in such a position so that the reflection of your bed doesn’t fall on it. They invite infidelity in love relationship and that’s why they must be avoided.

The Choice of Bed Sheets
The Choice of Bed Sheets
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Regular washing of your bed sheets, quilt covers, pillow covers, or cushion covers is an essential part of your routine. And these things affect love life a lot. The smell of fresh or new bed sheets always relaxes the mind and invites more love and romance. Choose the soft shades of pink or red like coral, rose, salmon, etc. colors and decorate your bedroom. You will notice the changes soon!

Keep The Bed Away From The Wall
Keep The Bed Away From The Wall
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If you keep your bed against the wall, then, there is hardly any chance for love to expand in your life. The wall acts literally here and doesn’t allow your love to grow leaps and bounds. So, arrange your bed in such a way that there is space on all sides to walk.

Flowers for Singles
Flowers for Singles
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Those who are single and want to be in a relationship should start keeping a vase of peonies in the living room. In case, you don’t find peonies, then at least keep a photograph or painting of vase filled with peonies in your living room. But don’t keep them in the bedroom. And remember that this tip is only for the singles, and not for the engaged or “in a relationship” or married people – they may attract someone else in their relationships then!

Positive Energy in Bedroom
Positive Energy in Bedroom
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Stress is the prime factor in the decrease of love, romance, sweet-talks in your relationship. So, you have to populate your bedroom only with those things that alleviate stress and any kind of negative thoughts. Bring in fragrant candles in yellow or multicolor shades, dim lights, and soft music and enjoy a quiet, soothing, and romantic time with your partner. These things help couples to connect to each other rapidly.

Fashion and Bollywood movies go hand in hand. Whenever we watch our favorite actresses wearing a stylish outfit or donning a unique piece of accessory, we start imagining ourselves into them. And very soon those outfits and accessories end up becoming a part of our wardrobe. After all, no one is untouched by the glitz and glamor of Bollywood stars.

In the past, many actresses have set major fashion trends by adopting a particular look for their movies. These fashion trends became quite popular among girls or ladies and a few of them have even made a comeback as well.

Here is a list of popular fashion trends set by the 90s Bollywood movies.

  1. Headbands
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The famous colored headbands were the most glorious accessories that came in trend after the release of blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. The headbands added to the tomboy character of Kajol in the movie that became the choice of every school and college going girl back in 90’s.

  1. High Waist Jeans
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From Urmila and Karisma to Raveena and Kajol, every other actress rocked high-waist jeans in the era of 90’s. They were cool, comfy, and chic and undoubtedly a better alternative to regular denim. These sexy high-waist jeans keep coming back in the fashion that usually makes one look leaner and taller.

  1. Mini Skirts
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We have seen Karisma, Urmila, and Rani donning miniskirts in most of all their movies in 90’s that made them look cute and sexy at the same time. In fact, these skirts used to be the staple outfit of girls in that era for every party, outing, or dates.

  1. Denim Shirts
Denim Shirts
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Urmila actually showed us in 90’s how to wear denim shirts the right way. Remember her look from Rangeela- the denim shirt with high-waist jeans. She aced the look completely. And that’s how denim shirts became an important item in every girl’s wardrobe back in 90’s.

  1. Athleisure
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The trend of sexy athleisure started in Bollywood with the movie Dil to Pagal Hai and eventually ended up coming every day’s sportswear. We often see celebrities sporting this look for their workout session.

  1. Chiffon Sarees
Chiffon Sarees
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Sri Devi set a trend of ‘Chiffon Sarees’ in Bollywood, which was gracefully carried forward by Madhuri Dixit in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Raveena Tandon in Mohra. These lovely ladies looked amazingly beautiful in the avatar and inspired millions of Indian women to opt for this traditional Indian outfit on special occasions.

  1. Velvet Outfits
Velvet Outfits
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The velvet outfits were a huge HIT among Bollywood actresses back in the era of 90’s. For the record, Karisma nailed the velvet outfit look like a pro in her blockbusters Dil to Pagal Hai and Dulhan Hum Lejayenge.

  1. Off Shoulder Tops
Off Shoulder Tops
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The off-shoulder trend is quite popular among girls nowadays. But it made its way in Hollywood quite back in the 90’s. We saw Madhuri Dixit flaunting off-shoulder top in the movie Raja and Juhi Chawla looking cute as a button in them in the movie, Ishq.

  1. Halter Neck Tops
Halter Neck Tops
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The vintage halter neck tops were a rage among actresses back in the 90’s. They were perfect to wear on hot summer days and keep your fashion on point. An ideal outfit that works for all body types and showcases toned shoulders in the best way.

  1. Crop Tops
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The crop tops had their major moment in the 90’s. The actresses would flaunt their toned midriff in these easy breezy tops that all the women welcomed in their wardrobe in that era. From Rani Mukherjee in KKHH and Karisma in DTPH to Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shetty, every actress paired crop tops with jeans and skirts in almost all 90’s Bollywood movies.

  1. Chokers
Chokers
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The first thing that strikes in our mind about chokers- the return of 90’s. Chokers were a rage in 90’s and way before that. Almost every Bollywood actress has been seen sporting this accessory in 90’s Bollywood movies, be it Madhuri Dixit, Raveena Tandon, Karisma, and Zeenat Aman way before everyone else.

  1. Backpacks
Backpacks
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Yes, that remind us of Rani Mukherjee’s college-going girl look from KKHH. The super chic and cute backpacks looked super stylish on her. This accessory became an important part of every girl’s wardrobe in the era of the 90’s, which is back in trend again.

  1. Royal Lehengas
Royal Lehengas
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Should we thank Sanjay Leela Bhansali for introducing us to the world of royal Lehengas in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam? Or should we appreciate Aishwarya for looking like a dream in them? Those dreamy royal Lehengas became the first choice of girls for every family occasion and helped them live their fantasies.

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