There’s Nothing ‘Wrong’ With Our Generation & It’s High Time We Stop Saying This

A lot has been written and said about this generation and to be honest, I would like to disagree with a lot of conclusions. For starters, we are moulded in the way society wants us to be and there’s absolutely no harm in that. Being a 90’s kid comes with its own challenges in life and you certainly feel disconnected with the kids born in 2000’s. Instead of trying to contemplate on the fact that we’re not part of the herd, let’s talk about why we are managing to cope up just alright. In a lot of ways we are…Continue Reading

11 Emotions You Go Through When You’ve Got The Vacation Hangover

I love vacations. And they’re even sweeter when I’ve had back to back tiring days and work feels like a mammoth shitting on my chest. Well, the pre-vacay feels are GOLD. But the post-vacay ones suck worse than ever. And if you’re someone who’s just come back from a holiday or are in the middle of one, you’re well aware of these 11 emotional stages of your brain. When you are on your way back to the city, reality still seems pretty far away. But then, in no time you’re here and your brain feels fuzzy from the switch in…Continue Reading

A Letter To My Younger Self: “Your Heart Will Learn To Bloom Again”

Dear Jiya, I miss being called by that name. ‘Jiya’, originating in Sanskrit, means ‘an essential part of the soul’ (colloquially reduced to meaning: ‘heart’). Baba gave us the name, but hardly ever imagined how we would grow up to own every syllable of it. I remember you. I remember the half-ponytail, and the haircut that never quite had a name. I remember how you saw devastation, and wanted to fix it. You always thought cracks could heal with a Band-Aid, until your first heartbreak. I remember you crying, cradled in Mamma’s lap, as the hours of dawn passed us…Continue Reading

10 Emotions We ALL Go Through During A Job Interview (Phew!)

Now that the season of convocation ceremonies and placements is upon us, we are all in the same boat i.e. a period of heading to multiple job interviews. The preparation, the sleepless nights, the nerves, the perspiration, yup, we’re all living the post-grad life. You’re not alone in this palm-sweating, nervous phase of your early 20’s. We all go through it at some point and here are some emotions that are completely normal when you’re exploring the interview-life. 1. The excitement (apologies, but it is short lived). Yes, before the nerves kick in for the interview, it’s the achievement of…Continue Reading

22 Annoying Things Every Single Person Is Tired Of Hearing

In a parallel universe, being single or committed could make as much difference as wearing sandals or shoes. But sadly, it is not so in our universe – and that too in a country which survives more on romance than food. This post has 22 points, one less than the total number of years I have been single, which is basically my entire life. If this burden (read: stigma) is not heavy enough to carry, here are 22 statements that make things worse for me, and many others like me. You are such a perfect guy! How come you don’t…Continue Reading

15 Funny Signs You’re A Puddle Of Emotions That Can’t Be Controlled

You, I SEE YOU. You who cries at the drop of a hat, then gets happy like a little bunny. When there isn’t actually a lurking problem and your general sense of mental health is okay, but you still burst out like a balloon filled with confetti at the smallest of things. Here are a few signs you’re basically an emotional flush (and it’s cool, you know!). You can’t watch a single movie without breaking into tears at least once. Sometimes, you laugh so hard you get overwhelmed and end up crying. And you’re just like whaa? Babies and animals…Continue Reading

15 Memes That’ll Make Every Introvert LOL (Very Quietly)

Hello, my name is Farishte, and I’m an introvert. *stares at people hoping to avoid unnecessary interaction* Being an introvert is fun. It mostly just involves spending time with yourself (and loving it) and spending time with a few close friends (and loving that). And also, avoiding avoidable social interaction, because that’s EXHAUSTING. Now, the internet understands this, and gave us a whole bunch of hilariously relatable memes. So, my fellow introverts, let’s unite. Silently. *relates in silence* I might have done this. Once. Twice. A million times. #lol #funnypics #funnypictures #funnymemes #funnypics #introvertproblems #introvert #neighbors #memes #introvertmemes #lmao A…Continue Reading

25 Cute Illustrations Of Badass Women Being Themselves, As They Are

Cecile Dormeau will have my eternal respect for the absolute raw, brutal and unabashed illustrations that she makes on womanhood. From addressing problems like the shame associated with period stains, to portraying real women to be in-charge of their own sexual well-being, her drawings will make you laugh and applaud. If you’re a woman who’s sick and tired of being told what to do and how to behave, Cecile’s art will come as a stress-buster. These 25 illustrations talk about everything a woman does or is not afraid to show the world, despite its congenial rules and doctrines. 1. When…Continue Reading

Allow Yourself To Fall: On The Importance Of Pain

It cannot be denied that we, as human beings, we were made to feel. And when I say feel, I don’t just mean the good things. If all we ever felt was happy, we wouldn’t even know it is happiness. We’d appreciate and understand nothing. Everything would be an endless still stream, and nothing would ever change under the waters. So stop, stop telling yourself something is wrong with you just because you’re not a bouncy puppy 24×7. Stop telling yourself you’re weak every time you cry. Stop telling yourself “I’m not like this” every time something uncomfortable enters your…Continue Reading

Are You Sad All The Time? Then It’s Time You Started Practising Emotional Hygiene

Yes, a thing like emotional hygiene exists. And the sooner you start practicing it, the better. Here’s how. Know what it is. Emotional hygiene means keeping a check on and maintaining emotional cleanliness. To address the bad, take pride in the good and prepare for the in-betweens. If you don’t know its importance, you’ll never be able to use it to your advantage. Then, focus on what “NOT” to do. Catching yourself at the right moment – the moment when your emotions start clouding your judgment, start altering your personality, is half the battle won. The second you know that…Continue Reading