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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!

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
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
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
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
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
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.

Friendship is a relation that we develop out of choice and something which is not provided to us. Finding someone with whom we can share our secrets, joy, and sorrow is priceless.

A best friend is someone who accepts us for who we are and respects our choices without any judgment. And if you have a great friendship with someone from the opposite sex, it’s an added advantage. Apart from having someone who understands you, there is a great opportunity to explore more about both genders.

But with opposite-sex friendships, there’s always a fine line between loving your friend and falling in love with them. Well, the feelings can be really intense in the latter scenario and you may not know how to exactly deal with them. So, here are some tips to help you decide your next step in such a scenario:

Analyze Your Feelings

Sit. Relax. Think. It is also possible that you may be just infatuated to your best friend and mistaken it for love. So, think about your feelings just to make sure if it is actually love or you are just being emotional or it is just a passing phase of your life. It may be possible that you are jumping to conclusions based on some momentary reactions. Like, your friend was looking hot one night, and suddenly you started drooling all over them. Because in that case, it is just a feeling and not actually love.

Don’t Drop the Bomb on Them

We know it’s hard to keep your feelings when you’re in love. But make sure you don’t scream at the top of your lungs to declare your love for your friend. If you have made the choice to tell them how you really feel, then wait for the right time to talk about it. Probably when you two are alone and spending time together. Start showing your affection in sweet little gestures and then observe how your friend reacts to it.

Be Honest About Your Feelings

If your friend responds to your gestures and feelings, then be honest to acknowledge your feelings. Sit and talk about how you feel for them and want something more than the friendship you two share. Without actually destroying the friendship that is the very foundation of your relationship. There may be confusions in the beginning, but if you two are really good friends who understand each other, then the wind will definitely clear in a while.

Respect Their Response

If your friend lets you know that the feelings are not mutual and they do not see you as anything other than a friend, then respect their decision. Don’t be pushy or try to convince them to be in a love relationship with you. It may ruin your friendship. There is someone waiting for you. You just need to wait for the right time. If their response is positive and things are great, then work towards building a loving relationship that doesn’t come on your way of friendship. Always remember you are friends first and then lovers!  And let it nurture your relationship.

Falling in love with your best friend can be a blessing or a curse. If you ever end up in this situation, then count your blessings, analyze the risks involved and take your decision wisely.

Planning to host a party for your friends over the weekend? Long conversations, drinks, and good food can easily turn an ordinary evening into a memorable one. But there is one more thing that you can add to your party celebration to feed and please the crowd. Yes, we are talking about sweet and delicious desserts!

Now you must be thinking desserts mean long sessions of baking and you are not up for it. So, we are going to share some easy homemade dessert recipes here that taste amazing and make your party super fun.

Mississippi Mud Pie: It is a chocolate based dessert pie, which is the perfect summer dessert and quite easy to make.

Total Time

Servings
20 mins

15

Mississippi Mud Pie
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Ingredients:
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 packet of Oreo
  • 1 container of warm fudge ice cream topping
  • 4 ltr vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped topping
  • 2 cups of chopped nuts
  • Crushed Oreos
Preparation Steps:
  • Crush Oreos in a blender and mix with melted butter.
  • Press cookie crust in a cake pan.
  • Keep ice-cream in room temperature for about 30-25 minutes. Once it softens, then spread ice-cream on the Oreo crust and freeze for 2 hours.
  • Then pour warm fudge topping over ice-cream and freeze for about 6-8 hours until well chilled.
  • Now cut it into serving-size pieces with a knife. Top every serving with whipped topping, drizzled hot fudge, nuts, and crushes Oreos and your Mississippi mud pie is ready to serve.
Strawberry & Snickers Sticks: Easy to make dessert by stringing cut-up candies and sliced strawberries on bamboo skewers.

Total Time

Servings
20 mins

4

Strawberry & Snickers Sticks
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Ingredients:
  • 8 large strawberries cut into half
  • 6 Snickers bars cut into half
  • Caramel sauce
  • Coarse sea salt
  • 4 bamboo skewers
Preparation Steps:
  • Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Thread the strawberries and Snickers pieces alternately on bamboo skewers.
  • Now transfer them to the baking sheet and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  • When ready to serve, transfer the frozen fruit and chocolate sticks to a serving plate, drizzle with the caramel sauce, and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
No Bake Mascarpone Cheese Fruit Tarts: A homemade graham cracker crust layered with cheese and fresh berries.

Total Time

Servings
20 mins

4

No Bake Mascarpone Cheese Fruit Tarts
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Ingredients:

For the crust-

  • 1 ½ cups of crushed graham crackers
  • 6 tsp unsalted melted butter
  • 1 tsp sugar

For the filling-

  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 3 ½ cups of chilled heavy cream
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Mixed berries
Preparation Steps:
  • Add graham cracker, butter, and sugar in a mixing bowl and mix it well. The texture should be similar to wet sand.
  • Divide the crust between 4 tarts, press it down firmly, and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. You can also bake the crust by placing in a 375-degree oven for 5-6 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
  • To prepare the filling, add heavy cream into a stand mixer fitted with a whisk arrangement and whip until the cream turns soft. Now, take it out of the bowl and keep aside.
  • In the same bowl, add mascarpone cheese, vanilla extract, and sugar to the stand mixer fitted with a whisk arrangement. Whisk until it turns smooth.
  • Place the whipped cream into the mascarpone cheese mixture. Now put it back on the stand mixer and whisk until well combined.
  • Put filling into the tarts and place them in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Before serving, top them with fresh berries.
Watermelon-Lime Slushie: Perfect slushie for a summer party treat that will make your guests feel refreshing.

Total Time

Servings
40 mins

6

Watermelon-Lime Slushie
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Ingredients:
  • 5 to 3 kgs watermelon
  • Simple light syrup
  • ½ cup of lime juice
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ¼ tablespoon salt
Preparation Steps:
  • Remove the skin and seeds of the watermelon and cut it into 2-inch pieces.
  • Make the simple syrup by combining 2 tsp sugar, ¼ cup water, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a saucepan and put it on a stove. Bring it to boil and then reduce the heat until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Now remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the zest of lime and lemon juice and stir it well. Let it cool completely and then strain it into a bowl.
  • Now blend half of the simple syrup mixture and half of the melon in a blender until it turns smooth.
  • Strain it into a square pan and repeat the process with the remaining syrup and watermelon. Then transfer it to the same square pan. Cove it and freeze for about 8 hours.
  • Take it out of the fridge. Transfer to glasses, add a splash of soda water and serve with fruits.
Cottage Cheese Fluff: A delightful dessert prepared by mixing low-fat cottage cheese and flavored gelatin of your choice.

Total Time

Servings
5 mins

8

Cottage Cheese Fluff
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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • A cup of drained mandarin oranges
  • 1 package flavored gelatin (as per your choice)
  • One cup drained unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1 carton of frozen whipped topping
Preparation Steps:
  • Combine cottage cheese and gelatin powder in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the oranges and pineapple and mix well.
  • Before serving, place whipped topping over the mixture.

Having flawless, radiant-looking skin is a dream of many. But achieving it seems to be really hard because of all the dust, pollution, and harmful sun rays that our skin undergo every day. And of course, not everyone can afford the expensive skin care treatments, which may or may not work all the time.

Great skin is not something that can be achieved in a day or two. You need to develop healthy daily habits and skin care regimen to get the natural glow. Here are a few skin care tips that you can follow to have naturally perfect skin.

Staying Hydrated is the key
Staying Hydrated is the key
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Drink plenty of water every day to ensure healthy and hydrated skin. You can also add lime or lemon juice to your drinking water for extra nourishment. Use lukewarm water for the shower instead of hot water to save your skin from getting dry.

Cleanse Well
Cleanse Well
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Cleanse your skin first thing in the morning and before bedtime at night. Make sure you remove all your makeup and get rid of dirt and pollution by cleaning it properly. Otherwise, pimple, acne, and blackheads can crush your dream of having flawless skin.

Tone It
Tone It
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Toning is the last yet crucial step of the skin cleansing process to clear your pores. It helps maintain skin’s pH balance and keep your skin away from any irritation.

Exfoliate Your Skin
Exfoliate Your Skin
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It is important to exfoliate your skin twice every week. The human skin rejuvenates overnight, so it is advised to exfoliate the skin at night rather than during the day. This process lifts dry, dead skin, and allows products to penetrate and work more efficiently. Always exfoliate with steam, as it warms the skin and adds moisture to soften it.

Apply Serum
Apply Serum
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Serums are the skin care products that can be applied to the skin after cleansing but before moisturizing. They pierce deeply into the skin and provide a high concentration of active ingredients. Serums with the combination of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and ferulic acid are considered good as they can prevent brown spots, wrinkles, and damage from UV rays.

Do Moisturize
Do Moisturize
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Moisturising is the key to hydrated, glowing skin. So, make sure you moisturize your skin with the right moisturizer according to your skin type. It will help nourish your skin and make it healthy.

Apply Sunscreen
Apply Sunscreen
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The sun can cause great damage to your skin and affect its ability to create healthy new cells. Sunscreens are the best protectors to save your skin from any kind of harmful rays emitted by the sun. So, be it summer, winter, or rainy season, wear sunscreen every day when you step out of the house.

Watch Your Diet
Watch Your Diet
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Your skin becomes what you eat! Take a balanced diet. Include more green vegetables in your diet and lessen the amount of sugar and caffeine you consume. Coffee dehydrates the skin, so make sure you drink not more than two cups a day. Sugar triggers inflammations and sticks to the collagen that can make your skin rough. Therefore, it is advised to keep a check on your everyday sugar consumption. Limit your alcohol intake. Rather opt for red wine, which contains a protective anti-aging compound called resveratrol.

Make sure you choose skin care products that fit your skin type and sensitivity. Prefer to buy organic skin care products rather than those equipped with harsh chemicals for better skin care results.

The rich and varied Indian handicrafts beautifully portray the diverse culture and heritage of our country. Every item is unique and eye-catching exquisitely designed by skilled craftsmen that attract tourists and shoppers from all corners of the world.

These traditional art pieces add charm to the interiors of our houses and make them look vibrant and colorful. If you are a huge appreciator of art who shares a deep interest in Indian handicrafts and want to check out mesmerizing artworks in Delhi, then here are some recommended places for you.

Delhi Haat
Delhi Haat
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One of the best places to visit if you are a huge fan of unique and intricate handicraft items and love to take them home. It has several shops presenting handlooms and handicraft items from various states of India. Delhi Haat is an art hub where skilled craftsmen get a platform to showcase their brilliant craftwork to the entire nation. This place has an impressive collection of Madhubani paintings, metal statues, sandalwood carvings, and embroidered carpets. Going through these vibrant handicraft items will transform your senses to the magical world of art and craft. Ladies can always pick beautiful silver jewelry, silk fabrics, funky bags, and Phulkari dupattas while they are in this heaven of handicrafts.

Where: INA, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi

Timings: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Janpath Market
Janpath Market
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All the Delhiites must be well aware of this place. It is located in one of the prime locations of the city, the Outer Circle of Connaught Place. It is a flea market with some interesting traditional shops with an amazing collection of handicraft items, traditional jewelry, wooden crafts, handlooms, woolen items, silk and cotton fabrics. There is always an opportunity of saving some bucks by bargaining with the shopkeepers and taking your chosen items home at reasonable prices.

Where: Janpath Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Timings: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Dastkar Nature Bazaar
Dastkar Nature Bazaar
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Dastkar is an NGO that collaborates with traditional craftsmen across India to promote their craftsmanship and products. Every month, a themed 12-day bazaar takes place with a new theme and artists. It provides visitors with a space for sourcing handloom weave, crafts, textiles, and organic lifestyle products. There are several permanent handloom and handicraft stalls that features authentic handmade, hand-woven, organic, and herbal products from all over India. Cultural performances and food stalls along with authentic crafts make Nature Bazar a rich, vibrant, and colorful experience.

Where: Nature Bazaar venue, Anuvrat Marg, Kisan Haat, Andheria Modh, New Delhi

Timings: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bharati Delhi Emporium
Bharati Delhi Emporium
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The Bharti Delhi Emporium is a handicraft outlet situated at the heart of the capital city, i.e. Connaught Place. It offers creations from craftsmen, weavers, and folk artists across the country. The vast variety of products include sarees, paintings, carpets, shawls, marble, white metal, leather products, wood carvings, and other handicraft products. The myriad range of designer jewelry items and antiques cater to the needs of people from different strata. It provides the opportunity to new artisans & master craftsmen as well as national and state level awardees to show their products and made a lasting impression across the world.

Where: A-3/4, State Emporia Building, Baba Kharak Singh Rd, New Delhi

Timings: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Indian Handicrafts Emporium
Indian Handicrafts Emporium
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Indian handicraft emporium is situated near the historical heritage of the Qutub Minar in Delhi. It is one of the largest expository of Indian handicraft items like bronze decoratives, silver items, silk sarees, stone sculptures, sandalwood figurines, etc. With its variety and quality of products, this place promises a highly satisfying shopping experience. This Emporium has an art gallery to showcase the art and craft of the tribal communities of the country. One can carry a piece of artistic impressions in the form of souvenir.

Where: No. 5, Main Mehrauli road, Near Qutub Minar, New Delhi

Timings: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sleep is the best meditation

– Dalai Lama

Sleeping well has positive effects on the mind and body. After a good night’s sleep, people feel fresh, their performance improves, and their mind becomes more creative. On the contrary, poor sleep has a negative impact on health and keep our body at risk of several diseases. And we spend endless nights turning and tossing in bed, struggling to get the sleep our mind and body needs.

The poor sleeping habit or disturbance in the natural sleep pattern can be due to various reasons- stress, anxiety, or certain medication. But like every problem, there are solutions for this problem as well.

Here are some simple yet effective steps which you can practice every day for a better night sleep:

Proper Sleep Schedule
Proper Sleep Schedule
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Maintain the same bedtime and wake up time. Yes, even on weekends! It will help regulate your body’s clock and let you fall asleep quickly and stay asleep.

Work Out Regularly
Work Out Regularly
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Working out regularly helps you sleep better and make you feel less sleepy during the day. Light exercise during the day or three to four hours before bedtime can improve your sleep quality.

Eat Right at Night
Eat Right at Night
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Never go to bed hungry or full stomach. Don’t eat late in the evening. Avoid heavy or rich food a couple of hours before bedtime. Say no to spicy or fried food at night as it can cause heartburn and indigestion problems.

Cut Down Caffeine Intake
Cut Down Caffeine Intake
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Coffee first thing in the morning is perfect to awaken your senses. But you must avoid food and drinks that contain caffeine in the afternoon or in the evening. It can cause sleep problems even after 10-12 hours of consumption.

Avoid Drinking & Smoking In the Evening
Avoid Drinking & Smoking In the Evening
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The invigorating effects of booze and nicotine take hours to wear off that can interfere with your sleep cycle. Alcohol is also known to alter the production of nighttime melatonin that plays an important role in the body’s circadian rhythm. Avoid drinking lots of fluids in the evening or night as that may result in frequent bathroom trips and disrupt your sleep in the night.

Lower the Lights in Bedroom
Lower the Lights in Bedroom
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Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in the human body that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. The brain secretes more melatonin when it’s dark and makes you sleepy. Turn off any bright lights in the bedroom before heading to bed. Make sure the room is dark when it’s time to sleep.

Use Ear Plugs to Shut Out The Noise
Use Ear Plugs to Shut Out The Noise
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The noise of nearby traffic or loud barking dog can interfere with your sleep. If someone is a light sleeper and wakes up easily when there is any noise, then using earplugs is the best option to shut out any unwanted noise and sleep peacefully.

Clear Your Head
Clear Your Head
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Stress, anxiety, and anger can sometimes make it difficult to sleep well at night. So, it is important to clear your head and stop worrying about things before you go to bed. You can take a warm bath, meditate, read, or listen to calm music before you go to sleep. It will calm your mind and prepare it to sleep.

Use Comfortable Pillows & Mattresses
Use Comfortable Pillows & Mattresses
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The comfortable bedding is really important for a good night’s sleep. Using good-quality mattresses and pillows is like an invitation to sound sleep. They provide good support to your back and neck that make you fall asleep easily. And you wake up without sore back and neck aches.

Set the Bedroom Temperature
Set the Bedroom Temperature
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Trying to sleep peacefully when bedroom temperature is too hot or too cold is a huge challenge. It affects your sleep pattern more than the noise disturbance. Around 20-23 degree Celsius is considered a comfortable room temperature for most people that promotes a healthy sleep cycle.

You should incorporate the tips mentioned above for a healthy sleeping pattern.

Are you a single child?

Do you feel alone?

Who do you play with at home?

Hmm, that’s why you are so spoiled and stubborn!

These are a few comments and questions that single child often comes across. Being a single child is quite different and fascinating. It comes with a fair share of perks and moments of extreme boredom when one actually yearns for a meaningful sibling bond.

Of course, a single child gets undivided attention from parents and have everything at the very first command. But growing up without any sibling also means no play buddy at home. It is actually a blessing and a curse.

So here are 13 things all the single kids out there can relate to:

  1. Your parents are never tired of showering their love upon you. You share a very close relationship with them. You are loved, pampered, hugged, and kissed by them all the time. Yes, even in front of your friends and girlfriends/boyfriends, which can be embarrassing at times.
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2) Ah, the joy of keeping all the presents to yourself on Ester, Diwali, and Christmas. Because there is no didi or bhaiya or younger siblings with whom you have to share your gifts.

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3) You are used to staying alone at home when your parents are out of town. Actually, it very much feels like you are the emperor of the castle and can do whatever you want. Not to miss all the parties that you end up having with your buddies in your parent’s absence.

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4) You don’t ever have to share a room. The entire room is yours to sing, dance, sleep, or for whatever you want to do with it. You don’t even have to share the bed. And there are never any fights or arguments about the way you want to decorate it with your favorite actor or sportsman’s posters.

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5) Be it your favorite cake, candies, or toys, you never have to worry about sharing them with your siblings. Because you don’t have any. We understand that sharing is caring but you can always learn this life lesson by sharing things with your friends.

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6) Being a single child, you must have a long list of friends whom you treat like your siblings. Because being alone at home all the time, you actually love to have people around to talk, play, and share your favorite things.

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7) You don’t have anyone to back you up when you have to sneak out of your room for late night parties. You are always the sole planner who has to carry out all the mischievous plans themselves. Also, you can never blame anyone for your mistakes and bad habits! Sad but true!

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8) A single child never has to use an older brother or sister’s hand-me-downs. They get everything of their own, be it new toys, books, clothes, or mobile phone.

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9) Your teddy bear is your best friend. You play with it, eat with it, and sleep with it each day, every day. In fact, your teddy bear is your best friend and confidante with whom you share all your joys and sorrows. After all, you’ve mastered the art of imagination and no one can beat you in that.

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10) Being a single child and the apple of your parent’s eyes, they always have too many expectations from you. Your parents have all their hopes and dreams dependent on you. They expect you to focus and excel in every field, be it studies, sports, or dramatics. Sounds too much pressure? But you can at least try for the sake of their happiness!

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11) Being a single child people always assume that you must be a weird or spoiled brat because of all the love you get from your parents all the time. Well, that may be true to some extent and you are sometimes spoiled with excessive love but people are no one to tell you this. It’s between you and your parents and should stay that way.

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12) Every single child out in the world will relate to the fact that they love their privacy more than anything else. They often feel shy in large groups and feel uncomfortable. They prefer to stay quiet and socializing at parties or gathering is not their forte.

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13) The single kids learn cooking quite late in life. They are way too pampered by their moms and are never allowed to enter the kitchen. Or never had any sibling to experiment with online recipes. They only learn how to cook when they actually starve and online food is just not an option.

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No matter how lonely single kids feel or how wrong they are judged by people. They’ll always be their parent’s favorite who will never stop loving, caring, and pampering them.

The summer is a fun time of the year. The beach walks, refreshing cocktails, and travel to exotic locations make this season all the more exciting. Also, it is time to experiment with bold clothes and try new fashion trends.

But clothes are not the only thing you need to get right in order to create a dreamy look. You need cool and chic accessories as well that complement your outfit and help you create a style statement.

So, we have pulled together essential summer accessories that will help all the pretty girls out there to get through the hot season.

Floppy Hat
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Wear a fancy floppy hat and protect your face from damaging sun rays in the summer. Besides, a classy look that a hat offers is so incredibly stylish that ladies don’t even have to worry about bad hair days. Also, a perfect way to top off your beach look!

Cat-eye Sunglasses
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Our eyes need protection in hot summer days as much as our skin does. And no girl would ever mind shielding her eyes with a pair of stylish sunglasses that makes her look chic. Well, vintage cat-eye sunglasses have made a huge comeback that looks great on almost all face shapes and sizes. They are perfect to flare your everyday look and make you stand out in the crowd.

Straw Bag
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The straw bag trend is literally blooming and it is here to stay. Whether you have to attend a bridal shower or go shopping with your girl gang, a straw bag is all you need to complete an impressive look. From tote and shopper to cross body and bucket, straw bags are available in a number of styles that you can add to your wardrobe this summer without thinking twice.

Headscarf
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Headscarves are the main summer fashion accessories that never go out of trend and keep evolving with time. Available in bright, beautiful colors, a headscarf can be worn in a number of ways, according to your outfit and overall look. A quick fix solution for your hair that would make you look stylish and fashionable.

Delicate Summer Jewelry
Delicate Summer Jewelry
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Nothing can stop girls from flaunting their favorite jewelry whenever they want. Yes, not even the sultry summer days. The delicate jewelry exists for a reason! Whether you have got a date with that cute guy from salsa class or it’s your besties birthday party on the weekend, the barely there delicate summer jewelry is all you need to look your best in that bomb party dress. Ranging from choker neckpiece and subtle chain bracelet to loop earrings and stacking rings- these delicate summer jewelry items will help you achieve a perfect minimal look in summer.

Colorful Clutch
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Well, it wouldn’t be entirely wrong to say that clutches are girl’s go-to bag in summer. Cool, colorful, and accommodating- clutches are available in different shapes and fabrics that are perfectly sized to carry your essentials in style. So, add a splash of color to your overall look for any occasion in summer with a classic clutch.

Flip Flops
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As much as we love our knee-high boots and leather sandals, we love to stay away from them in the summer and find refuge in flip-flops. They are cool, funky and comfortable, which is always a priority during the scorching heat of summer. Whether you want to take a walk along the beach or stroll in the park, flip flops are heaven for your feet in the summer that would look cool with shorts, maxi dresses, and beachwear.

Wait no more and shop for these cool accessories to jazz up your look this summer!

Marriage is an institution based on the strong foundation of companionship. But there are some bouts of the squabble in every marriage that even the oh-so-in-love couples cannot avoid.

Yes, the silly, stupid fights where married couples get angry with each other over complete nonsense. Sometimes these fights can be really funny that has no solution, but married couples still fight over them all the time. But in the end, these fights always bring them closer to one another more than ever.

So, here is a list of silly things that married couples often argue about:

  1. Every day and night they end up fighting over the AC temperature. Like how hot or how cold the room needs to be. Two different bodies need two temperatures. And that mean temperature that suits both of them just doesn’t exist.
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2. The universal issue that leads to a fight between couples all the time. What to watch on TV? I mean the fight is sure to happen when the wife wants to watch a Rom-com while the husband is a huge fan of the action thriller. These are the two choices poles apart.

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3. Who would have thought that people can actually fight over how to arrange dishes in the dishwasher? Well, married couples certainly make it look easy! They always pick up a fight about whether the dishes must be pre-cleaned before placing them in the dishwasher or just hope that the dishwasher will itself clean them efficiently.

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4. Who will answer the door when maid rings the bell first thing in the morning? Because our bed is so precious to us that we just never want to leave it and would even pick up a fight with our partner for an extra 5 minutes sleep.

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5. The curious case of ‘keeping things from where they were taken out.’ Every wife is tired of reminding this thing to her husband a thousand times a day but men won’t change and they’ll still leave things where they are not supposed to be.

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6. Those irritating, loud snores at night that sometimes make you want to strangle your partner. And the worst part is that your partner would never accept that they actually disturb your sleep with their bad snoring habit. In that case, the fight is bound to happen!

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7. What? Did you just say your parents want to visit us? But they went back last month after staying with us for a full three months. Yeah, the same old story where every woman goes into the state of despair after knowing that her in-laws are visiting. I mean, there’s nothing personal but nobody likes to be corrected about doing things the right way or should we say according to the in-law’s way.

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8. There’s no doubt that sometimes men baffle their wives with their inappropriate dressing sense. I mean checks over checks for men’s dressing is quite a weird choice. That is sure to make their wives ask, ‘What are you wearing?’ And there goes another hour of argument over a pointless issue, which could have been easily avoided in the first place.

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9. To attend or not to attend family functions! Sometimes both the partners do not agree on attending a family function. One thinks that it is important to go and socialize with the people who are an important part of their life while the other one just wants to pass and spend some relaxing time at home instead. And guess what the final decision is never easy to make without getting in a fight.

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10. What to order? This happens all the time and with every couple. You are too tired to cook dinner after a busy day at work and just want to order from outside. As simple as that. No, actually not! To order food, first, you need to decide what you want to eat and then it should also match with your partner’s choice, which doesn’t happen most of the time. Your partner wants to eat Chinese but you do not because that’s what you ate last week. You like Mughlai but your health-conscious partner cannot afford to eat all the oily stuff. And that’s how food discussion ends up in a silly argument.

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11. Falling asleep on the couch can be your favorite thing to do but you can only imagine how much it annoys your partner. Because you end up ruining the setting of the sofa cover that your cleanliness conscious partner absolutely hates.

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12. Leaving wet towels on the bed. Men do it all the time. Now, the sheets are wet. The towel smells bad. And your partner’s temper is an all-time high. You are in trouble man. Save yourself if you can or maybe just change your habit!

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13. The million dollar question, who is going to get back out of bed to turn the light off? I mean you can just take turns and call it a truce. But that’s not the most viable option with couples, I guess. They’ll fight over it for another half hour and then the person who has to get up early in the morning will go and turn off the light.

 

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No matter how big or pointless arguments get, married couples still have them all the time and end up getting a good laugh about them later.

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