Tanya Sood


Fashion! It is an ever-changing industry. Fashion Trends keep changing every few months. What was considered trendy in July won’t be trendy in December and this is the beauty of this industry. Designers come up with new ideas every single day by putting their heart and soul into it. Moreover, it often makes a comeback like the Big Loose Shirts from 90s made its way back to 2018, bell sleeves from the 70s or patchwork denim from 80s. Good fashion choices always find their way back.

But apart from all the amazing fashion trends, there are some disastrous ones too! The trends which are followed by many but no one actually understands them. Not everything titled as the latest fashion trend looks good. Here is a list of 5 fashion trends I do not find as trendy as they sound:

Too Much of Ripped!
Too Much of Ripped!
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Don’t get me wrong, I love ripped jeans. Ripped jeans are amazing and they do make your outfit look trendy. What I fail to understand is that why did people take this trend to another? They have started to wear not only ripped jeans but super ripped jeans. Wearing ripped jeans is one thing and wearing torn is another. You can’t just wear something which looks torn and roam around the streets. When you look someone wearing super ripped jeans, you might think they took it too far but hey, no! Ever seen people wearing ripped jeggings? Yes, that’s what taking it too far looks like. It is not the right material to rip and it looks terrible.

Furry Slides
Furry Slides
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I always wonder why do people wear furry slides. I mean what purpose do they serve? Do they look good? No! Do they keep your feet warm? No! Do they make one look sloppy? Yes! Why wear something which looks terrible and makes no sense.

You do not have to follow every fashion trend celebrities follow. Their life is way different than ours. They do not have to use public transport wearing those fashion trends. STOP wearing Furry Slides people!

Sweater Crop Tops
Sweater Crop Tops
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Last time I checked, sweaters were supposed to make you feel warm. They are supposed to cover you when it’s cold not make you feel cold. Does it make any sense to wear something warm which isn’t covering you or protecting you from the cold? Just because it looks good, doesn’t mean you have to fall sick. Most people who wear Sweater crops tops complaint about being cold! Why wear it, people? Didn’t you decide to wear a sweater because you were cold?

Fake Tanning
Fake Tanning
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Now this is pure hypocrisy! We mock people for a darker skin shade and yet want our skin shade to be darker? Do you realize that it makes one look fake and stupid! Whereas people with a darker skin colour want to be fair? Stop messing around with your skin colour. Every shade is beautiful and even if one wants to go for a tan, then why do you go for over tanning? It does not look good! Remember Ross from friends with his Tan look? Yes, that’s how you look with a fake tan.

Extreme Eyebrows
Extreme Eyebrows
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So what’s the obsession with faking your eyebrows? Thick eyebrows look nice but so does thin ones. Why do people need to fill their eyebrows with eyebrow pencil? It looks good, and I understand people like doing it. What looks bad is overdoing them! Like you might have seen people with more eyebrow pencil than the real eyebrow! What’s that about? It looks fake, doll!

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This is something I will never understand! Why are chokers so cool and why are they trendy? These are often referred to as bold fashion! In my opinion, Chokers are similar to a dog’s collarbone!

So, these are the fashion trends I feel shouldn’t be called trendy! Although everyone has their own comfort zone and fashion sense but hey, it wouldn’t hurt to go for something better, something which doesn’t make you look awful. You don’t have to go for everything celebrities wear. In my opinion, fashion is something which makes one feel good and comfortable, not what’s trendy!

We may have lots of Nepalese friends as it is India’s neighbouring country. India and Nepal are so close that we share many traditions. We claim to know a lot about Nepal, but do we really know the place? Do you know about Nepalese cuisine? No, it isn’t just the juicy & yummy momos and No! It is not Indian food. Nepal has a great variety of food just like its rich culture. Yes, the country shares its border with India, Tibet & China and definitely, these cultures have a great influence on Nepalese Cuisine. Despite the influence, Nepalese cuisine is unique and irresistible. So here is a list of must-try Nepalese Dishes:

1) Chatamari
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Chatamari is often referred to as Nepali Pizza because of the way it looks. It is a round rice-flour crepe. It is cooked with a variety of toppings like meat, eggs & vegetables mixed with yummy spices and is garnished with fresh coriander leaves & onion. Since it is usually baked, it is really good for health and with all the toppings, trust me it is really juicy. Chatamari is usually prepared for festivals in Nepal but often served as a snack as well. It is delicious! While Chatamari isn’t easy to find easy in India, it is easy to cook this dish.

2) Sel Roti
Sel Roti
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A dish between Donuts & Bagels? We have it! It is Nepal’s very own Sel Roti made by deep frying Rice Flour and is truly scrumptious. It is crispy and sweet on the outside and soft on the inside. The rice flour dough is made from milk, water, oil, sugar, butter, cardamom, bananas and other flavours.  Sel Roti is usually made on religious festivals of Tahir & Dashain but sometimes also served during breakfasts with yogurt dippings. If you say you aren’t even a bit tempted to try Sel Roti, you are probably lying!

3) Thukpa
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Good news for soup lovers! Thukpa is Nepal’s traditional dish influenced by Tibet and China. It is a thick noodle soup that may include meat, vegetables or eggs. This delicacy is usually served in winters and can be found all around Kathmandu. It is a perfect blend of meat and soup which will make you fall in love with the dish! Due to its popularity, Thukpa is available in many restaurants in India. Feeling cold? Why not try Thukpa? It will pamper your taste buds, make you healthier and a perfect way to make yourself warm this winters. You can also pretend to be Joey (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.) and say ‘Ummmm…Noodle Soup!’

4) Gundruk
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Gundruk is one side dish which can add flavour to anything! It is a very popular dish made by fermenting leafy green vegetables. You can also refer to Gundruk is an assortment of pickles, but that wouldn’t be right! Gundruk is enjoyed as a condiment with the main course meal. It tastes amazing and will satisfy our taste buds when we might feel like having something ‘chatpata!’

5) Tongba
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Beer lovers, I have an amazing news for you. Nepal has their own Millet Beer! You heard me right. This alcoholic beverage is a traditional and indigenous drink of the Limbu people in eastern Nepal. This beverage is religiously important to the community. The beverage is consumed in a very unique way. The fermented millet is poured into a vessel & mixed with hot water. It is left undisturbed for 5 minutes and then it is ready to be served. The beverage is sipped with a bamboo straw as a tradition. Tongba is Legen-Wait for it-Dary!

So, did you know about all these dishes from Nepal? You should definitely try these amazing dishes with your friends. Do not forget to have it with Tongba! There are many Nepalese restaurants in the city. So, go ahead and pamper your taste buds with these yummy delicacies.

Main Tenu Fir Milaan Gi

Kithey? Kis Tarah? Pata Nai

Shayad Terey Takhayul Di Chinag Ban Ke

Terey Canvas Tey Utraan Gi

Ya Khowrey Terey Canvas Dey Utey

Ikk Rahasmayi Lakeer Ban Ke

Khamosh Tenu Tak Di Rawaan Gi!

Mai Tenu Fir Milaangi…”

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

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

Interesting Fact:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Dreamer & Confused Vicky

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

  • Dedicated & Clever Robbie

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

  • Rumi’s Confused Mind

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

Good Things About the Movie & The Reasons to Watch

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

Reasons to Watch
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1) First Love isn’t Everything

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

2) The Twins!

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

3) Letting Go!

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

4) Not Giving Up

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

5) Poems & Background Music

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

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

6) Faith in Love

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

7) The Music & Lyrics

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

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

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

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

9) Anurag Kashyap’s take on Romance

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

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

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

– George Burns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have you heard about the new hip place in Delhi? It is The Liberty Village in Champa Gali, Saket. People have been saying that this cool flea market is the new Sarojini Nagar. But, is that true? Has Liberty Village successfully managed to grab a place in the hearts of Delhiites so well that it shares its name with Sarojini?

Liberty Village is an artsy flea market in Champa Gali also referred to as the capital’s best-kept secret. Champa Gali is not a very popular place but those who have visited it, know that it has given Delhi some of the most amazing places to hang out. One such place is Liberty Village.


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Liberty Village is located in the corner of Champa gali which is a little difficult to find at first. Once you enter the place, you will start to get a chic vibe from the place. You will not be able to ignore the grunginess of the garage yet you will feel a little gush of happiness.

The first thing you are going to notice after grunginess would be the amazing artwork on the wall. It is colorful, quirky and eye catchy. Apart from making you nostalgic, it gives the place a lively look and enhances your shopping experience. The ambiance of the place makes you feel young and frisky.

The second thing you’ll notice about this is that it is air-conditioned. This really helps, right? Delhi is popular for its extreme weather conditions. The only problem while shopping in Delhi is the heat! Walking into Liberty Village in summers is kind of a relief.

The place also has a co-working place. It has a really cool café where one can sit, chit chat, eat or maybe just read a book. This place has got a really comforting vibe.

Shopping Made Cheaper

Shopping Made Cheaper
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Now let’s talk about the main motive of going to Liberty Village, Shopping. Delhi is the fashion capital of India and if it has given a market a special place in its heart then we expect it to be really good. Liberty Village hasn’t failed to fulfill the expectations of the people.

The place has some really good brands at a very low price. The prices start from Rs. 50! Isn’t that cool? The stuff is really good as these are brand rejects. You can expect the quality to be really good but finding your size is a trouble. You also need to watch out for defects and dust on the products.

Liberty Village provides so much in one place. They have fine apparel- shirts, pants, PJs, Skirts, Bralettes, Graphic Tees, Dresses, Body Con Dresses, Maxis & so much more. They even have footwear, stationery, jewelry, accessories, funky shot glasses, mugs, home décor and loads of other cool stuff! Besides that is the type of a place where you get stuff which will make your workstation or study table look like you are one of the cool kids.

The prices go as low as:

A Top at Rs. 150/-

Pjs at Rs. 300/-

A Coffee Mug at Rs. 130/-

Heels at Rs. 400/-

A Body Con Dress at Rs. 500/-

Funky Notebooks at Rs. 130/-

Isn’t that really cheap? Whenever we get really cheap stuff, our main concern is the quality of these products. You can set your expectation level high because these are all brand rejects so the quality of the fabric is really good. All you need to do is look out for your size, dirty pieces and search a bit for the gold.

Is It The New Sarojini?

Is Liberty Village is the new Sarojini? The answer is definitely NO! Liberty Village is not Sarojini Nagar. The apparel quality in liberty village is much better than the quality in Sarojini Nagar.

The prices vary too! Sarojini is much cheaper than Liberty Village. Also, Sarojini Nagar has a great variety to shop from whereas liberty village has fewer options compared to Sarojini.

It is not Sarojini Nagar, it can never be! But it is definitely interesting. Moreover, Delhi always has space in its heart for hip shopping places.

It was opened in 2018 and has become popular within no time, this means it is definitely worth a visit. So, grab your best friend and go to Liberty Village for an amazing Shopping Spree because this place is definitely worth a visit!

Address: 3 Westend Marg, Khasra No-258, G/F Lane, Saiyad ul Ajaib, Sainik Farm, New Delhi, Delhi 110044.

Nearest Metro Station: Saket

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” –Buddha

We all know what yoga is! But what we know about yoga is it all or is there more? Yoga is not just a group of physical exercises but a spiritual and mental experience which is why it is indeed the healthiest of all.

Yoga literally translates to ‘to control’, ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’. Although the origin of yoga has been debated so far and there is no chronological fact other than that yoga was developed in India. That is right! Yoga, in a way, is the legacy of India. It was later introduced and became popular in the western part of the world which was around the mid-19th century. While the western side of the world saw yoga as more of a physical exercise, Indians perceive yoga as a spiritual & physical experience.

Physical & Mental Health Benefits of Yoga

Despite how uncomfortable yoga postures seems, it is a great therapy & helps improve many medical conditions. Yoga is not just another work out because it helps in improving the emotional and mental stability of a person along with the physical health benefits. Let’s take a look at some benefits of yoga:

Physical Health Benefits of Yoga
Physical Health Benefits of Yoga
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Improves your body posture & flexibility

Everyone wants a flexible body and this is the most common & known benefit of yoga. Apart from making your body flexible, yoga helps improve your body posture as well. If you work for long hours on the desk, you know what it does to your spine! And that back pain! Well, yoga can help you with that by improving your body posture.

Builds Muscle Strength

Weak muscles can result in conditions like arthritis & back pain. Yoga is the best way to prevent these falls. It helps with toning muscles which prevent frequent straining of muscles. People go to the gym to improve the strength of their body because everyone wants to physically strong. Yoga helps you balance the strength with flexibility.

Increases Blood Flow

Yoga can help the blood to regulate blood to all parts of the body properly. With exercises like headstand, the venous blood from the lower part of the body to flow back to your heart, where it can be pumped back to the lungs to be oxygenated.

Increases Metabolism & Helps with Weight Reduction

Yoga helps in increasing your metabolism which results in faster weight loss & management. You can have that summer body without the hustle of going to the gym.

Helps with Gastrointestinal Health

Studies have shown that with regular practice of yoga, indigestion can be cured. Other stomach related issues can also be cured with the help of yoga. Asanas like Vajrasana helps with improving digestion.

Helps Relieve Migraines

Yoga helps to stimulate the vagus nerve, which has been shown to be effective in relieving migraines. With the modern lifestyle, migraines are becoming more common & frequent. Yoga can not cure a migraine but help to reduce the migraine frequency & intensity a lot.

Helps Increase Pain Tolerance

Yoga helps in relieving chronic pains, which is a known fact! But very few know that yoga also helps out body become more pain tolerant. Want to be stronger? Start practicing Yoga!

Improves Lung Functioning

With the increasing pollution and today’s lifestyle, conditions like asthma & sinus have become really common. 7 out of every 10 people have breathing problems. Yoga helps with respiratory problems & increases the capacity of the lungs.

Helps With PCOS

PCOS is a really big problem for women these days. The cause of PCOS remains unknown, but there are many problems because of PCOS like acne, weight gain, anxiety, depression, pelvic pain, & so much more. Yoga helps ease those symptoms and cure PCOS.

Mental Health Benefits of Yoga
Mental Health Benefits of Yoga
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 Helps Fight Depression

Yoga helps reduce depression. Apart from the meditation technique which helps calm our thoughts, yoga helps to decrease cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is a stress hormone influences levels of serotonin, the neurotransmitter often associated with depression.

Helps increase Self Esteem

Chronic low self-esteem is becoming a common problem these days. We have all the qualities yet underestimate ourselves. If you deal with similar issues and handle this negatively by working too hard, sleep too much, overeat or self-harm. Yoga can help you change your aura to positive and deal with situations more positively.

Helps You Fight Addictions

Yoga helps recover from addictions. In today’s world, there are many people who are victims of substance abuse. Most of the people when asked to quit give reasons relating to how it calms their mind. Well, Yoga helps calms one’s mind and help fight the recovery process by increasing self-control.

Helps You Sleep Better

With the hectic lifestyle these days, the stress levels are increasing which is why many people have started to have sleep-related issues. Aasanas like Shavasana & Pranayama, sleep problems can be solved. If you are sleeping too much or too less, your body needs energy and the problem can be solved by these yoga postures.

Helps Cope Up With Schizophrenia Symptoms

Schizophrenia is an extremely difficult illness to treat. Yoga can not cure schizophrenia but, it can definitely help cope up with the symptoms. Schizophrenia deeply impacts ones social cognition, yoga helps improve social cognition. It helps the patients to recognize facial expressions more easily, understand their negative emotions & be more aware of one’s surroundings.

Helps Coping Up With Anxiety

Social Anxiety, GAD, PTSD & Panic Disorder are the main types of anxiety disorders. Yoga helps to cope up with anxiety as it helps you relieve the stress, be more aware of your surroundings, be more self-confident & relax you. It helps us be more positive when our mind is at peace & we are more self-aware.

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While yoga is still perceived as physical & spiritual by people, it is much more than that. Yoga controls body & mind functions and works on the principle of energy in the body through the science of pranayama(breathe). It is known to help with relaxation, reduce stress & improve many medical conditions. Yoga helps to relax, be more self-aware, be more positive, & achieve self-actualization.

Relationships are not like living in a rainbow land where everything goes as planned. Relationships are about getting through every situation of life together without giving up on each other. Life is too short to stay stuck in a toxic relationship. So, if you feel you are in one, you can either work upon improving it or move on. There is no point sitting around and resisting! Take charge of your own happiness.

Was your relationship all good in the beginning but it’s simply stressful now? If your being with your partner gives you stress and you can’t be yourself around them, you are probably in a toxic relationship.

What is a Toxic Relationship?

A relationship is supposed to make you feel happy and relaxed. If it does not, then you don’t have to be with that person. A toxic relationship is the one which makes you feel stressful, dumb, contaminates your self-esteem, and fills your heart with remorse and pain. A toxic relationship is the one where you feel emotionally drained and the constant fear of judgment creeps in when you are with them. It is very necessary to identify the signs of a toxic relationship because it can damage you in more ways than you think! Here are 10 signs of a toxic relationship:

1) Jealous in Every Sense
Jealous in Every Sense
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Many times we ignore the signs of toxicity thinking it is pretty normal. Well, Jealousy is one of those signs. Being jealous in a relationship is normal, isn’t it? Some might even find it cute! But, there is a very thin line between jealousy and toxicity. If they are jealous of people who flirt with you, it is natural. But if they are jealous of every person who talks to you nicely and with the slightest of threat, they ask you to stop talking to them that is toxic! You’re a human too and can’t stop living your life for them. Your partner needs to trust you and your love.

2) Criticism & Comparison
Criticism & Comparison
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You are never too good for them! All you’re ever going to hear is “Why don’t you dress up like her?” “Her boyfriend made this grand gesture for her, why don’t you ever do it?” or “You need to lose some weight, you look awful!”

Well if they criticize and compare you to other people then, they clearly don’t see you for who you are. They have an ideal image of you and want you to fit into that. This ain’t healthy!

3) Communication is a Big Deal
Communication is a Big Deal
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Communication is the building block of a relationship. Being in a relationship with someone means that you can talk to them about anything and everything fearlessly. Isn’t that’s what significant other is supposed to do? Understand you? Well, if you can not talk to them without thinking or without the fear of being judged then you are definitely in a toxic relationship.

4) They Don’t Encourage You To Grow
They Don’t Encourage You To Grow
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You grow a little every day. While you grow, you change in many ways. Someone who truly loves you will support you through those changes and hurdles of life, while your insecure partner will try to hold you back and become a hurdle in your personal growth. They will be jealous of your achievements, will not support your interest and always make you feel like you do not matter. They may often mock you & make fun of you!

5) Passive Aggressive Behavior
Passive Aggressive Behavior
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This is the most commonly approved behaviour in relationships. Fighting isn’t a good thing but staying silent and dropping hints is even worse. If something is bothering you, talk to them about it than avoiding the conversation. This harms relationships the most. Your partner may feel unwanted. Ignorance isn’t bliss and tantrums aren’t fun.

6) Constant Fear of Break Up
Constant Fear of Break Up
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Do you think it is worth being in a relationship where you constantly fear losing your partner? Being worried about losing the other person is not the sign of a healthy relationship. You may fear because they constantly threaten to break up with you, flirt with other people a lot or maybe you feel really unwanted. Either way, it is going to disturb your peace of mind and nothing is worth it!

7) Non-Stop Narcissism
Non-Stop Narcissism
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People often masquerade narcissism as self-love. If your partner is always talking about themselves and hardly care about what’s happening with you, it ain’t a healthy relationship. Self-Love is a good thing. If you don’t love yourself, you can not expect someone else to love you. But, when you commit to the other person, you need to love them just as much as you love yourself because your significant other matters!

8) Constant Need of Being Perfect
Constant Need of Being Perfect
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Everyone is mortified on their first date. We try to be perfect and try our best not to do or say anything stupid. It is okay! The problem is when you always try to be perfect around them. You hide your flaws all the time when you are around them. Have a constant fear of being judged and this makes you uncomfortable in being yourself around them. You need to be with someone who makes you feel comfortable so you can be yourself, with all the flaws! You need to let your guard down.

9) Competition & Scorecard
Competition & Scorecard
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In a healthy relationship, your partner is going to listen to your problems and forgive & forget your mistakes. In a toxic relationship whenever you share your problems or achievements, your partner is going to compare it to their own. If you say “You had a really bad day at work”, instead of sympathizing or asking what happened they will start to make you feel that their day was worse. No matter what you say, they are just going to compete with you. Your partner may even have a scorecard of where they compare ‘who made more mistakes?’

You need to understand that it is a relationship and not an academic project!

10) Privacy? What Privacy?
Privacy? What Privacy?
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Even when you are in a relationship, you are an individual and deserve some level of privacy. If your partner trusts you, they will respect your privacy. If you find your partner constantly checking your call logs, emails, text messages & social media inboxes then they definitely do not trust you. Everyone has a personal life and keeping a tab on your SO is a major sign of a toxic relationship. You are an adult and do not need a babysitter!

11) Restrictions
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People always think it is okay to tell your partner what to do and what not to do. Reality check, it is not okay! Every individual has their own life and one can’t be restricting them from doing stuff. If you find your partner controlling your every move, asking you not to talk to people, giving up on things you enjoy & controlling everything you say, welcome to a classic toxic relationship.

12) You Are Simply Not Happy
You Are Simply Not Happy
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If you don’t feel empowered and happy in a relationship then you aren’t with the right person. Your significant other is supposed to make you happy. You are supposed to become the better version of yourself with the person you love and, if you can’t then you have to find out why.

Every relationship has ups and downs. Relationships aren’t walking in the park on a sunny yet breezy day, they are about walking in the park in every season and protecting each other. Relationships aren’t all happy or all sad, balance is very important. It is very easy to land into a relationship but difficult to maintain one.

P.S. If you feel you are the toxic one in the relationship, you are not a bad person. You just belong with someone else. Let the other person go!

Hey, there all the Burgertarians! Do you love burgers? Do you think you are a Burgertarian?

You are a Burgertarian if:

  • Your favorite song is “Don’t want none unless you got buns, hun!”
  • Think about burgers at least once a day.
  • Understand how every burger is tasty in its own way
  • Can not tolerate bad burger.
  • The first thing you look for in a menu is burgers

Can relate to it? Then, you deserve a good burger!

Do you feel bad when you eat tasteless burgers around the city? Well then let’s say no to tasteless burgers and try out these 5 amazing burger joints:

  1. Local Grub

Local Grub

Looking for an old-fashioned, freshly made appetizing burger? Local Grub is the place for you!

This place is my personal favorite. Local Grub is fairly new in the game of burgers yet they understand burgers so well. The burgers are fresh, juicy & delightful. Local Grub has more options for vegetarians than non-vegetarians. Vegetarians, Happy much? Apart from the ambrosial taste, the representation of the burgers is really interesting. The burger buns were custom branded with a Local Grub logo stamp. I guarantee you that you’ll fall in love with every single bite of these burgers.

Must Try:

  1. Herb Garden Burger for Vegetarians
  2. Wicked Chicken Burger for Non-Vegetarians
  3. Crinkle cut fries with hot tandoori sauce & cheese
  4. Blueberry cheese shake

Special Feature: Custom branded burger buns with a Local Grub logo stamp!

Address: Shop no. 26, Anshul Tower, Sainik Vihar, Pitampura, Delhi, 110034. (Near Pitampura Metro Station).
Cost for 2: Rs. 450/-

  1. Carls Jr
Carls Jr
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Carls Jr. has a really different concept than that of other burger joints. While all the other burger joints serve the burgers with fried patties, Carls Jr. serves patties which are chargrilled. The burgers are gigantic, creamy and delicious! The special feature about this place apart from the amazing burgers is that they offer free cold drink refills. This is the first time in India that someone has tried this concept. Also, this is the only fast food joint which serves beer. Yes! You heard me right. They serve beer! Burger and beer together in one place! What else do you need? It is a must try for true American fast food joint experience.

Must Try:

  1. Tandoori Paneer Burger for Vegetarians,
  2. Mile High Burger for Non-Vegetarians
  3. Special Wasabi Fries for Everyone because who doesn’t love fries?

Special Feature: You can pair your burger with Beer! The only Burger joint where they serve your favorite drink. Also, refill your cold drink without paying extra. Isn’t that all you ever wanted?

Address: Back Wing, Southern Park, Behind Select City Walk Mall, Saket, New Delhi.

Cost for 2: Rs. 700/-

  1. Barcelos
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Craving for burgers but do not want the guilt of cheating on your diet? Go ahead and have the red and best burger at Barcelos! I am sure you must have heard about Red Bun Burgers, but have you tried it? If you haven’t then you must! Barcelos serves Red bun burgers made of beetroot. It is a dream come true for health freaks. Apart from being delicious, these burgers are healthy!

Must Try:

  1. Red Burger Bun-Crunch Veg
  2. Red Burger Bun- Crispy Fish

Special Feature: The burger buns are made of Beet Root!

Cost for 2: Rs. 1200/-
Address: Shop 309, 2nd Floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi.

  1. High On Burgers
High On Burgers
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A small pocket-friendly place which offers a variety of veg & non-veg burgers. They do not make their burgers look really fancy but a single bite will make you high on the burger! The burgers are smeared with lots of mayo & cheese. High on burgers also has add-on options of Smokey grilled sauce, cheesy sauce & salsa sauce, just for Rs. 5. These burgers are simply scrumptious. Go on, get high on burgers!

Must Try:

  1. Super Cheesy Burger for Vegetarians
  2. Double Chicken Sausage Burger for Non-Vegetarians
  3. Do not forget to add smokey grill sauce to your burger!

Special Feature: Isn’t simplicity the best feature?

Address: 213, Satyaniketan, New Delhi, Delhi 110021.

Cost for 2: Rs. 300/-

  1. Burger Singh
Fan of burgers with a pinch of desi in it? Burger Singh is the place! They offer a wide variety of burgers with really interesting names for them. From Nani’s Rajma Burger to Bihari Ghosht Burger, each one of them is truly scrumptious. Apart from amazing burgers, they offer really yummy dips to pair with your burger and fries. Craving Indian & Italian at the same time? Burger Singh is the place for you!
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Fan of burgers with a pinch of desi in it? Burger Singh is the place! They offer a wide variety of burgers with really interesting names for them. From Nani’s Rajma Burger to Bihari Ghosht Burger, each one of them is truly scrumptious. Apart from amazing burgers, they offer really yummy dips to pair with your burger and fries. Craving Indian & Italian at the same time? Burger Singh is the place for you!

Must try:

  1. Bihari Gosht Burger for Non-Vegetarians
  2. United States of Punjab Veg Burger for Vegetarians
  3. Tonny Pappeh Da Jeera Soda, a yummy fizzy drink!

Special Feature: Gigantic Indianized burgers served with yummy dips.

Address: Welcome Break Food Court, D-88, Ground Floor, 100 Feet Road, Chhattarpur Enclave, Phase 2, Chhatarpur.

Cost for 2: Rs. 400/-

The title of this blog might seem strange to some. Some of you really find your siblings annoying and, it is absolutely okay to feel this way. They tease you, they fight with you and many times they get on your nerves so bad that the only thing you feel like doing is getting rid of them by throwing them into a dumpster. Isn’t it? This makes us hate our siblings but, these are the reasons which should make us love them. Let me tell you 14 reasons why your sibling is your best friend.

They love you no matter what!
They love you no matter what!
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So, your siblings know everything about you. They know you in & out. They have seen you eat last night’s piece of pizza, sitting in the house looking like a hobo, and all the unhygienic stuff one can think of. They have seen you be jealous of people around, swear & all the ugly sides of your personality. And you know what? They still love you! No matter what you do, they have accepted you the way you are and in fact, they join you in all your shenanigans. Isn’t that the purest form of love and friendship?

They are your first Friends
They are your first Friends
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The day you were born, you already had a friend waiting for you in this world. We all have heard cute stories from kids saying how they are waiting for their sibling to be born so they can play with them. If you are the younger sibling, then probably it was your elder sibling waiting for you. If you are the elder one, then you know how it feels to wait for your best friend to be born.

 They got your back
 They got your back
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Your siblings tease you, annoy you and make fun of you. But, they will not listen to a word against you. If someone else dares to speak a single word against you, they are going to flip out make that person regret every word they said.

You can do weird stuff together
You can do weird stuff together
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Since they have been with you since the day you were born or maybe since the day they were born, they do not find you strange. They know your every habit, your pet peeves & your funny side, they still don’t find any of it strange. In fact, they have accepted you for the person you are and join you in everything the world finds weird. Remember that time in the car you started singing really loud in the ugliest possible voice and they joined you instead of asking you to stop you? Yes, that’s how it is!

Your go-to person
Your go-to person
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No matter who you fight with, you go to your sibling to complain. They might not even support you, make fun of you or tell you how wrong you were, you will still go to them. You can say anything & everything in front of them without feeling even 1 % guilt. Your sibling will never ever leave you alone in the midst of a crisis.

You have the same crazy family
You have the same crazy family
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All those family gatherings where your drunk uncle or overly interested in your life aunt wouldn’t have been the same without them. We all have our favorites & hated relatives. We all have family shenanigans. Your sibling will always have the same choice as you. You can gossip all the shenanigans with them without feeling guilty.

Honest to you
Honest to you
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No matter what it is, they are honest on your face. They will always tell you the truth no matter what it is! Whenever you need a reality check, you know where you have to go.

Your travel buddy since childhood
Your travel buddy since childhood
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Remember all those family trips & visits to your relatives who lived out of town? They traveled everywhere with you. There are so many travel adventure stories you have with them that no matter how many adventures you have, the travel experiences with them will always be the most remembered ones.

They always cover for you
They always cover for you
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Coming back home from a late night? Sneaking out at night? Bunked school? They are going to cover you and you do the same for them! That is how siblings understand each other.

Their clothes are your clothes
Their clothes are your clothes
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You can share clothes with your sibling! It is not even sharing! Their clothes are practically your clothes and, it doesn’t even matter if they aren’t of the same gender. You own their clothes.

You have common secrets
You have common secrets
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You have done so many mischiefs together that the list seems never-ending to the world. Even if either of you did it, the other one is equally responsible and liable to keep it as a secret, that is the rule.

Understand you like no one else
Understand you like no one else
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Many people in this world would claim to understand you. People are going boast about knowing everything about you but, they would never know you as your sibling does. They know when you’re sad, what makes you happy, what food you like, what tickles your bone, what triggers your anger and so on. They know every detail about you!

 Will be there when everyone leaves
 Will be there when everyone leaves
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They will always be there! Remember the time when you felt like you didn’t have any friends or like no one really cared about you? They were still there! Remember when your friends left you for someone cooler? Your sibling didn’t leave you. They will stick around, no matter what. They will love you, even more, when you have lonely days!

Emotional connection
Emotional connection
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Among all our friends, our strongest emotional bond is with our siblings! We act like we don’t care but we do. We may not accept it on their face but, we love our siblings more than any friend we have.