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All those humorous remarks about my body and people looking at me like my body is not normal, this feeling was overwhelming. My confidence had gone down tremendously and I was like my existence didn’t really matter to anyone. I had gained 25 Kgs, and everyone had started to ask “What have you done to yourself?” “Oh My God! What is wrong with you?” “It is so weird to look at you this way, you were so thin!” and all this was followed by weight loss advice like “You should eat less”, “You should start a diet”, “Why don’t you try gym?”, “Let me share my doctor’s number with you.”
I had started to feel like I had some disease and started to stay inside the house, avoided to meet old friends, or attend any family events. I was afraid of the snarky comments people made and started to feel like I didn’t deserve to go out of the house.

But was it my fault? Not really! I realized when I was 20 Kgs lighter, people teased me for being thin. They called me names like “Tilli”, “Broom Stick”, and told me things “Bahar mat jana, hawa chal rahi h udh jayegi”, “Teri Hadiya chubhti h”, “Tu kuch khaati bhi hai?”
Moreover, people gave me their unasked advice about weight gain.

So did it really matter to people? The problem was not in me, but the problem was “people.” Yet, I was the one to blame and I agree. People around me were stupid enough to pass crappy comments and I was stupid enough to believe them. I learned no matter how I looked, people will always pass comments, and that I could deal with them in a better way.

Ways to Deal with Body Shaming
Some effective ways to deal with stupid and snarky comments about your body are:
  1. Smile & Nod While You are Shooting Them in your Imagination
    Smile & Nod While You are Shooting Them in your Imagination
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    It’s never a crime to kill someone in your imagination. I have learned, no matter what you say but some people just won’t shut up. They may think you’re smiling because you’re enjoying the conversation, but they don’t know you’re happy because in your head you’re about to pull the trigger. Ignorance is bliss, especially when it is about dealing with an imbecile.

  2. Quirky Responses
    Quirky Responses
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    Try this at your own risk! You can’t use this trick on everyone like your relatives, or maybe even more on them. That’s for you to decide.

So let’s say someone says “Hey, you’ve become so fat! Did you eat an elephant?”
You could say-“Yes! I did, yet I am hungry. I could really eat someone dumb like you.” You don’t have to hurt them, but just let them know that their opinion does not matter to you.

Some responses you could use are for fat-shaming:

  • I am just fat, I can lose weight. What about your ugly face? Even Ekta Kapoor’s Plastic Surgeon can’t fix this.
  • Do you think I am fat? Well, at least I am not dumb.
  • I really feel like sitting on you, like really!
  • While gaining weight, I gained I’ve gained a bit of extra brain as well. Maybe you’d want some.
  • Thanks for the concern. Well, I am concerned about your level of dumbness as well. I suggest you educate yourself as soon as possible.
  1. Educate Them
    Educate Them
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    It is okay to educate someone you think will understand. Sometimes people close to us body shame us, and that feels awful. In such situations, it is best to take a stand for yourself and confront them. Let them know how you feel and how do all these comments affect you. Let them know that their remarks affect you mentally, that you feel emotionally weak and helpless. Educate them about body positivity and its effects. The people who love you, care about you might not just understand at once but eventually will. You just have to keep taking a stand for yourself.

I felt it too! I know how it feels to be shamed for something which isn’t your fault. You don’t have to fit into a particular dress to be pretty. And just remember, no matter what body type you have, people will always find some fault in your appearance- maybe it be being thin, fat, tall, short, dark, fair, and even for the type of nose you have. You are pretty, and the world would believe it when you do! So go ahead and take stand for yourself.

Everything about travelling is fun except for the part where we struggle with our internet. We have become really dependant on technology and it is difficult to do without it! Off course we could do without checking social media while we are travelling, but there are certain things we need to check over the internet while travelling. At times we exhaust our internet balance resulting in long bills by our provider, and at times the net reception is very poor. Without any doubt, this is one problem every traveller faces. And let’s face it- We can’t do without the internet! Here are a few useful travel apps which work offline. They may not entertain you but are definitely useful:

Google Maps
Google Maps
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Did you know that the most reliable app for direction now works online as well? You can sync in a place or city, and you can get directions to it even when your phone is on flight mode. However, you won’t get walking directions or information about public transportation but only driving directions.

XE Currency
XE Currency
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Currency conversions can be a big deal when you are travelling to a different country. When you’re spending, you need to know that you are not going over budget. You can just add the currencies to your list and as in when you enter the amount, it will convert from the selected currency to others. This will help you plan your finances optimally.

The only thing you need to make sure that to update currency fluctuations, it needs internet. So, whenever you do get access to the internet, update the app!

FireChat
FireChat
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Do not have a cellular connection or WiFi access while travelling? It’s okay! You wouldn’t lose touch with your loved ones. All you need is FireChat. This app lets you send messages to anyone using FireChat without internet or cellular connection. Maybe you could ask your family to install the app while you are travelling so you could contact them in the cases of emergency.

Google Translate
Google Translate
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Language barriers while travelling? Well, Google translate is here to your rescue! It can translate 103 languages by typing. You can use your camera to take pictures, and it will instantly transfer to the choice of your language, it can do so for 37 languages. It has about 32 languages in its two-way speech mode. And guess what? Among all these languages, 59 languages can be accessed offline!

This application is an absolute lifesaver and can help you with many problems!

Spotify
Spotify
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Long flights, layovers and bus rides can get pretty boring! That’s where Spotify comes to your rescue. Using Spotify, one can stream music online & offline. You can download songs which will be safely stored in your Spotify App, enabling you to listen to music anytime even without an internet connection. The app has millions of songs in many languages.

So, these are few apps you can access while travelling even when you have no internet! Seems crazy, right? In the world where we find it impossible to live without the internet, we have offline apps!

Do you love making her smile? I am sure that her smile brightens up your day, and knowing that beautiful smile is because of you is one of the greatest feelings in the world. At times making her smile might be easy, but at times it will be really difficult to turn that frown upside down. Well, that’s what you think! It is very easy to make her smile. It’s not about the big romantic gestures you do but about those little things you do without realizing things which make her feel like you care, and things which she finds adorable.

  1. Asking Her How Is She Doing?

    You may not realize this but you’ve stopped asking her, and that is bound to happen. You talk to her every day, and it is not like you don’t know what’s happening. If there is something wrong, she will tell you, you don’t have to ask her this question formally. At times, she needs to feel like you care. Maybe she was feeling a little low last night when you do ask the next morning “How are you feeling now?”

Trust me, even if she was feeling low, this will uplift her mood.

  1. Send Her a Voice Note

    You might be busy and do not have time to write a text, so you decide to send a voice note. Well, listening to your voice makes her smile. This makes her feel like you’re taking efforts and makes her feel special.

  2. Mid-Day Calls

    You may call her at night when you’re free and have time for her. It is okay to do so, but when you call her in the middle of a busy day just to tell her that you love her, it will make her beam with joy. Even if it is for a minute, it will make her feel important.

  3. When You Get Jealous

    She just came back from the party and starts telling you all about it. She tells you about her friends and then tells you about her guy friends, that little jealousy you have makes her smile. It makes her feel like you value her, and are afraid to lose her. Off course not being extremely jealous but a little jealous.

  4. Share Things with Her

    When we go through problems, we share it with our partners. When you do share your problems with her, she not only tries her best to solve them but feels happy. She feels happy that you trust her enough to share things with her. She feels happy that you consider her as an important part of her life, hence your problems are not a burden for her.

  5. Respect Her Choices

    Be a gentleman, and value her point of view. When you do that, she feels respected and valued. Make her feel like your equal, and she will be happy in true sense.

  6. Send Her Songs

    You’re listening to a song, and it suddenly reminds you of her. Maybe because of the lyrics, or the music but it just reminds you of her. Send her the song, it will make her smile like a fool. She knows that you think about her, and makes her feel secure.

  7. Send Her a Text Telling Her How You Feel

    You don’t have to send a long text with fancy words but simple words telling her how you feel. This makes her feel super special, and even a single line telling her how you feel makes her more special than a 3-page essay. You just need to be true.

  8. Honest Opinion over a Sugar Coated One

    No matter what she says, she loves to hear the truth. This makes her feel that no matter what it is, you will tell her the truth and won’t cheat her because you are not someone who lies. She will always seek your advice because she knows it is genuine.

  9. When You Explain a Sport You Love

    Almost every guy does it! She may not even know the basic rules of football, but when you explain it to her, she loves it. It makes her feel included and honestly the glow in your eyes make her feel happy.

  10. When You Do Silly Things to Get Her Attention

    She may have been busy or angry at you, and you start acting silly just to make her smile or grab her attention. She likes it. You’re taking efforts and she likes it.

  11. When You Remember Something She Told You

    Maybe you got her favorite chocolate or ask her how was her presentation at work? You remember something she told you, and you remember it. This is incredibly adorable to her.

You don’t have to make grand gestures to make her smile, but small things which do not take any time. What do you do, which makes her smile? Comment and let us know!

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!

Whenever I watch an episode of Game of Thrones, I wish I could be there. I love Game of Thrones not only because of the storyline & characters but also their outfits & the filming locations! The locations are so beautiful & enchanting that they seem so real. I wish to visit them all, and I bet you feel the same.

Here are the Game of Thrones locations- Reel to Real:

King’s Landing- Dubrovnik, Croatia
King’s Landing- Dubrovnik, Croatia
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The capital of the 7 kingdoms. It is the place where all of it began! There are multiple locations in the city where popular scenes from the show were shot and guess what? They are all open for a visit! Even the Iron Throne from the show is located in the city.

Royal Palace Of Dorne- Real Alcázar Palace, Seville, Spain
Royal Palace Of Dorne- Real Alcázar Palace, Seville, Spain
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The palace where Martells lived- The House Martell! The location is a flawless beauty and really peaceful. You can’t miss the place where sand snakes lived. People who have visited this place claim that it is more beautiful in real than on reel.

Winterfell- Doune Castle, Doune, Scotland
Winterfell- Doune Castle, Doune, Scotland
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Built in the 13th century, the Doune Castle has a rich history of its own. In the show, it is the castle is the home for The Starks. It would feel so good to visit the place where Robert Baratheon asked Ned Stark to be the hand of the king. This is the castle where Jamie pushes away Bran resulting him in becoming the three-eyed raven!

Cersei’s Walk Of Shame- The Stardun, the main street of Dubrovnik
Cersei’s Walk Of Shame- The Stardun, the main street of Dubrovnik
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Cersei’s walk of shame was one of my favorite scenes. The epic scene happened right on the main street of Dubrovnik city. Who would want to miss such a beautiful location?

Meereen- Klis Fortress, Croatia
Meereen- Klis Fortress, Croatia
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The land where Daenerys started to rule and abolished slavery. It is where Danny started her rule. This fort is not only a historical landmark in fiction, but also in real life.

Jon Snow & Ygritte’s Cave, Grjótagjá Cave, Iceland
Jon Snow & Ygritte’s Cave, Grjótagjá Cave, Iceland
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Yes, you guessed it right! This is where Jon Snow knows it all. From “You know nothing Jon Snow”, He gets to know a lot!

Winterfell- Castle Ward, Ireland
Winterfell- Castle Ward, Ireland
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House of the Starks! This is a beautiful place and is open for public visit. You must visit this place. It would an honour to visit the North. As Daenerys says “The North is as beautiful as your brother claimed.

Towers of Joy- Castle Of Zafra, Spain
Towers of Joy- Castle Of Zafra, Spain
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Missed out on this one? Do not remember this castle? Well, how could you? This is the place where Lyanna Stark gives birth to Jon Snow, or shall I say Aegon Targaryen. This place is a historic landmark for sure!

Beyond The Wall- Vatnajökull, Iceland
Beyond The Wall- Vatnajökull, Iceland
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White Walkers are one of the best parts of the show! They live here! Do you know why the show chose this location? Because it smells danger. It is the second largest glacier in Europe. A fascinating home for fascinating characters!

The Iron Island- Murlough Bay, Northern Ireland
The Iron Island- Murlough Bay, Northern Ireland
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Who knows we might find Elephants wandering, wanted by Cersei!

Daznak’s Pit – Plaza de Toros de Osuna, Spain
Daznak's Pit - Plaza de Toros de Osuna, Spain
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The bewitching episode “The Dance of Dragons” was shot here. It’s the moment when the Sons of Harpy’s attack Daenerys & Drogon comes to rescue, leaving everyone amused!

The Twins- Audley’s Castle, Northern Ireland
The Twins- Audley’s Castle, Northern Ireland
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The dreadful event of Red Wedding happened here! This is one episode which will always remain in our hearts. The North shall always remember!

So, these are the few iconic places where the major events happened. Book your tickets because you don’t have dragons who’ll fly you around the world, pack your bags and get ready to visit the most mesmerizing locations in the world!

In this world full of delicious desserts, maintaining a healthy diet is tough. Especially when you have a sweet tooth! I for one, struggle with this. I have been trying to maintain a healthy diet, and it is a real struggle as my cravings for sweet after every meal interrupts. After every healthy meal, I find myself digging my fridge for a piece of chocolate or maybe a cake! I knew I had to stop, but how? I tried to resist myself but it didn’t feel right! I felt incomplete without having something sweet, which is why I decided to settle for something healthy & sweet.
If you feel the same as I do, here is a list of sweets you can indulge in without the feeling of guilt:

Homemade Jaggery
Homemade Jaggery
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Filled with dry fruits and the goodness of ginger, jaggery is the perfect choice to satisfy your sweet tooth. The classic sweet not only helps you tantalize your taste buds but is also very healthy. Jaggery is known to boost body immunity & warm up your body which is why it is mostly enjoyed in winters. It has other benefits like detoxifying the body, improving your digestion & helping with health issues like PCOS.

Fresh Fruits
Fresh Fruits
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The most natural & delicious way to please your taste buds is fruits! Fruits are sweet, natural and good for your health. Fruits are not only cholesterol free but have lots of vitamins & nutrients in them. Fruits help us add fiber to our diet which helps with weight loss. So, why not have fruits, they’re sweet & help you remain hearty.

 Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate
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Craving chocolates? Well, nothing can suffice that! When one is specifically craving for chocolate, no matter what you eat, the emptiness won’t go away. I am sure chocolate lovers can relate to it. Have dark chocolate and save yourself from the feeling of regret! You will be astonished to know that dark chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants, helps in improving heart health & helps in improving cognition. Do you need more reasons to have chocolate?

 Frozen Yoghurt with Fruits
 Frozen Yoghurt with Fruits
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A perfect dessert for a hot summer day! Frozen yogurt and fruits are not health food, but it is definitely healthier than ice cream. To make sure your frozen yogurt is not only delicious but healthy too, make sure you choose the toppings thoughtfully. Choose fruits instead of loads of chocolate chips & syrups.

Baked Apple with Cinnamon
 Baked Apple with Cinnamon
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“An Apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

Fruits are one of the best options if you want to eat healthy and sweet. One can’t be having fruit every time, you need variety. Apple pie seems healthy but with the amount of sugar it has, it isn’t as healthy we thought it is.

Take an apple, bake it for about 40 minutes or until they are tender when poked with a fork. After that cut into half, coat it with greek yogurt & dash of cinnamon powder. Here, your delicious baked apple is ready!

This way you’ll consume a delightful fruit & the goodness of cinnamon make it better.

It can be really tough to commit to eating healthy when you have a sweet tooth. It seems like everything sweet is full of sugar and cream, but if we look around for better options we can make healthy choices and eat sweets too!

Your girlfriend is mad at you & you don’t know why? Why is she acting passive aggressive?

Or maybe you just think she is mad but you are afraid to ask because this would awaken the beast. You decide to ignore and hope this phase passes away. Well, that will only make her madder!

Also, you’ve been noticing that this happens way too often. You send her a good morning text with a kiss but she replies with a plain “Morning!” or texts you that she is going to bed early, like at 8 pm. When you do ask her what’s wrong? She replies with a “Kuch Nahi” text. And you wonder what’s bothering her? Is it something you did or is something else troubling her? Sometimes you shrug it off thinking she must be pmsing! Well, Don’t!

She is probably mad because you gave her a reason to and you are unaware of it. You may ponder- Why isn’t she telling me? Because she doesn’t want to seem needy & clingy.

Let me open the gates to the secret world of real emotions & overthinking for you guys! Here are a few things you may be doing that pester her:

Taking Too Long To Reply
Taking Too Long To Reply
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She understands that you are busy, but not replying to her texts is not right. It has been 2 hours since she texted you, she posts a picture on Instagram & you double tap. You still haven’t replied to her texts, but you got time to be on scroll your Instagram feed? Or maybe you have been online for 5 mins over WhatsApp, but you haven’t replied or seen her texts. Well, she will be a little mad!

Saying That You Will Call Her But Don’t
Saying That You Will Call Her But Don’t
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Do not do it! I repeat do not do it!

You say that you’ll call her in the evening or maybe at night but then you didn’t. You decide to strike a conversation over text messages and wonder why she is sending you one-word replies. Maybe you forgot or are too tired to call her, but you have to let her know. This will not only make her mad but make her overthink things. Girls care more about this stuff than guys!

Forgot To Delete Your Tinder
Forgot To Delete Your Tinder
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Do you seriously need a reason for that? You have tinder in your phone, maybe not an account but the app is still there, and there is no justification for that! You may have forgotten to delete it, but you are dead meat! She may forgive you, but she won’t stop thinking about it. How would you feel if she has the app on her phone?

Praising Your Ex or For That Matter Any Other Girl
Praising Your Ex or For That Matter Any Other Girl
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You definitely can praise other girls, but don’t overdo it! If she is spending the weekend with you, you’re allowed to talk about how great some other girl is just 3 times! Don’t do it again otherwise, she will start to think that you don’t appreciate her or are comparing her.

Warning: Don’t praise your ex-girlfriend AT ALL!

Taking The Blanket But Not Cover Her Up
Taking The Blanket But Not Cover Her Up
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You are sleeping next to her, you wake up at night because you were feeling cold so you take the blanket and cover yourself, but not her! Do you think that is the right thing to do? If you’re feeling cold, then she must have been cold too! Now when she wakes up feeling cold, she will see that you have hogged the entire blanket and will end up laying in the bed cold. She will definitely be all grumpy in the next day!

Inappropriate Replies To Heartfelt Texts
Inappropriate Replies To Heartfelt Texts
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When she writes a long heartfelt message for you and pour her heart out or maybe she sent you a song, you are supposed to reply with affinity. When you reply with an Okay, I see, Acha or Say that is great & change the topic to something like “Did you see the trailer to that movie?”

You definitely are making her mad! You may have understood, and absorbed her emotions but she needs to know that you appreciate it. It took a lot of effort for her to write something special for you, value it!

When You Do Not Tell Her What’s Wrong
When You Do Not Tell Her What’s Wrong
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Being in a relationship with someone means you can share all your problems with them truthfully. Guys tend to keep their problems to themselves and take time opening up which is okay! But, you got to start sharing things with her. She shares all her problems with you and expects nothing less in return. When you go all tough & hide your problems, she feels like you don’t trust her enough.

Open Up With Her!

When You Make Plans & Forget
When You Make Plans & Forget
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So, you told her that you will take her out to this Thai Restaurant next week for a date, but you forget! You may have forgotten, but she didn’t. She probably canceled her plans for Saturday, took a half day & thought of the dress she would be wearing on the date. Don’t say it if you won’t be doing it!

Not Asking Her “What’s Wrong?”
Not Asking Her “What’s Wrong?”
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She texted you Good Night early saying that she is tired, and you’re like Okay! She wants you to ask her what’s wrong! Be a little sensitive!

Using Your Phone When She Is Sleeping Next To You
 Using Your Phone When She Is Sleeping Next To You
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You are supposed to be cuddling not scroll through your Facebook feed or play a game! She feels less desirable and unwanted. So, keep your phone aside and hold her.

Joking About Dating With Her Friend
Joking About Dating With Her Friend
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Never Do It! You may have a small crush on your girlfriend’s friend, but you are not supposed to act on it. You are not supposed to joke about it either. You may jokingly ask “What if I dated your friend?” She may act casual, but she definitely will be fuming inside!

“I Am With A Friend”
“I Am With A Friend”
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You tell her that you’re out with a friend but don’t tell her who is it. She is going to be a little upset. We girls wouldn’t get mad even if you’re out with a girl, but not naming them makes her think “why?”

Refuse To Tell Her About Your Past
Refuse To Tell Her About Your Past
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It is possible that you are not comfortable talking about your past, but after a while in the relationship, you should be comfortable sharing things with her. She may respect your privacy and not ask you about you ought to tell her someday. Being weird about this stuff would make her upset. She wants you to trust her!

Are You PMSING?
 Are You PMSING?
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Do not ask her that! Maybe she is, maybe she isn’t! When you ask this question, she is definitely going to be furious.

Well, these are the few innocent things you are doing which make her mad. You might not even know & feel these things are absolutely normal, but to her, it’s not. She would forgive for things like forgetting her birthday, but these little things you do may make her feel neglected & ignored. You need to be more considerate even if she’s acting crazy, after all, you love her!

The winter is finally here! Game of Thrones Fans knows what am I exactly talking about. The war with the army of the dead is finally going to happen this April and we all are thrilled about it! It is a very exultant & a wretched moment for every fan. The show is back on air after 2 years, but it will be the last war! Even if it is the last war, fans will never stop loving this show because “īlon jorrāelagon se urnēptre” (We Love The Show).

So if you know a Game Of Thrones Fan, you are sorted! You know what to gift them on their Birthdays. And if you’re a fan too, then you got to take a look at this cool merchandise list too!

Game Of Thrones Wolf Wine Glass
Game Of Thrones Wolf Wine Glass
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You can’t miss out wine when you visit the North. You can not refuse the Queen in the North when he offers you wine. Even though Tyrion says it isn’t great, but this is what keeps him warm before the war with the army of the dead!

Hand of the King Brooch
Hand of the King Brooch
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Sean Bean is so handsome! The brooch over that barrel chest made him look way too handsome. You could use the same brooch and pretend to command your armies at work, make new laws at home & run the small council of your friends every Friday night And of course, look handsome just like Ned Stark! Oh yes, maybe as smart as Tyrion.

Game Of Thrones Themed Monopoly
Game Of Thrones Themed Monopoly
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Monopoly & Game of Thrones combined together! I don’t think I could ask God for more. Grab the board and play the game with your friends. Who knows if you’d end up owning all the 7 kingdoms!

Game Of Thrones Theme Song Music Box
Game Of Thrones Theme Song Music Box
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Tang tang- tada tang tang! I bet you were singing it, weren’t you? This is the only title track I don’t skip!

Winterfell Notebook
Winterfell Notebook
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Starks own the Winterfell and always will! Greyjoys, Boltons, or Lannisters- No one can! Starks and Winterfell go together.

The Throne Charger
The Throne Charger
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Charge your phone on the Iron Throne! Well, you don’t know who is going to sit on the throne, but you do know that your phone will. Your phone is no less than a king.

I Drink & I Know Things T-Shirt
I Drink & I Know Things T-Shirt
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Tyrion Lannister is my spirit animal! When Tyrion told Jon “I drink and I know things”, we all could feel it. You MUST have this T-shirt!

It Was Me- Olenna Tyrell T-Shirt
It Was Me- Olenna Tyrell T-Shirt
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Every GOT fan had a sadistic smile on their face when Joffrey died. Honestly, I Hurrayed!

We all wondered “Who Killed Him?”

When Olenna confessed to Jamie “Tell Cersei, I want her to know it was me!” We all went like- This lady earned my respect and died a hero. You definitely need a badass Olenna Tyrell Shirt for sure.

Game Of Thrones Action Figures
Game Of Thrones Action Figures
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You are never too old to have Action Figures, especially when they are a collection of mini-game of Thrones characters!

Dragon Eggs
Dragon Eggs
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You always knew you had it you, that you were a Targaryen! Danny has her Dragons, here are your dragon eggs. Keep them safe!

Night King’s Mask
Night King’s Mask
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This cool mask would be perfect for a costume party or maybe just scaring your friends! Who is the night king? You!

Longclaw- Jon Snow’s Sword
Longclaw- Jon Snow’s Sword
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The special Valyrian steel sword, currently owned by Jon Snow. This would help you kill the white walkers. Defeat the army of the dead!

Needle- Arya Stark’s Sword
Needle- Arya Stark’s Sword
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Arya has been my personal favorite since the beginning. If you are an Arya fan too, you need this. Maybe you could learn how to swing a sword with The Needle!

Hodor Door Stop
Hodor Door Stop
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Let Hodor hold the door for you. Hodor will protect you from all the dangers!

Valar Morghulis- Faceless Man’s Iron Coin
Valar Morghulis- Faceless Man’s Iron Coin
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Maybe you could buy oysters from this coin. The girl has many people on her list, and this coin will help her survive in Bravos!

Game Of Thrones is one of the best shows ever made! This cool merchandise would make amazing gifts for a fan. The show will be over soon, and we will know who sits on the Iron Throne, the merchandise is forever. So, if you are crazy about the show just like I am, go ahead and explore the options!

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