8 Things Millennials Think Are No Big Deal (But Our Parents Think Otherwise)

I sort of don’t blame our peeps for not entirely getting us, because let’s face it, we are a tough crowd to understand and handle. Having earned the tag of a generation who changes its mind in a fraction of a second and believes in living life on their own terms, our parents are bound to go nuts with some of our habits. Their upbringing has been all about following rules, acting conventionally and never questioning the elders. While ours is completely the opposite, therefore here are a few things that I bet every Indian Parent can’t stand: When we…Continue Reading

12 Sibling Joys We All Share With Our Younger Brothers and Sisters

When it comes to younger siblings, “can’t live with them, can’t live without them” becomes somewhat of an understatement. They get on your nerves, and unlike anyone else, they love it! But well, truth be told, you know too well how dull, how boring, how so very uneventful your childhood would have been without them. Kinda makes the annoying-ness worth it, doesn’t it? (Of course, you’d never tell them this.) I have two younger siblings, and I know just how my life has been richer and way more fun because of those two kiddos! Here are some of the most…Continue Reading

10 Conversations You Should Have With Your Parents As An Adult

Growing up as desi kids is tough, let me tell y’all. Your parents don’t sit you down and have certain important conversations with you, which requires you to flip the script and sit them down instead. Most of Indian parenting relies on the hush-hush concept of “don’t ask, don’t tell”, which is confusing as fuck for a blossoming adult as they have questions galore, all the time. That’s why you gotta grow up, and break some news to the folks and tell them how things really are. Sure, these conversations might be a little awkward, but they will only lead…Continue Reading

When You’re Both Finally Ready To Be Parents…PET Parents!

Love has its own wonderful evolution, doesn’t it? You meet each other, sparks fly, you fall in love, move in together and eventually you decide it’s time to take this relationship of yours to the next level – you know, that heartwarming stage where you’re both ready to finally make room for a third one in your family, in your hearts, in your home. You’re finally ready to be parents. But then the inevitable question pops up: should you get a cat or dog? Oh, I’m sorry if I got you confused over there. By parents, I meant pet parents…Continue Reading

20 Illustrated Quotes That Show You The Beauty and Power Of Being Broken

I stumbled upon an Instagram account this weekend and let me tell you, it was within the first 30 seconds that I followed the artist. If there is one thing you should know about me it’s this: I don’t follow a whole lot of people on social media. What was it about ‘Broken Isn’t Bad’ that made me almost instantenously click that ‘Follow’ button? Firstly, the illustrations simply capture your eye. They are bold, provocative and have a grand ‘fuck-you’ vibe to them. Secondly, each illustration is then followed by a single quote that makes you pause and reflect. And…Continue Reading

13 Ways A Heartbreak Can Be Life’s Biggest Lesson

I think heartbreak is something almost EVERYONE at some point in their life will go through. Yep, every-one. Even then it manages to become an experience so personal, you forget the millions you’ve survived. You forget to realize that there’s a lesson here. One that hardly anything else in the world can teach you. You realize that relationships are more than just “love and romance”. One day, life must fit with it. That dreams and aspirations can’t be substituted with kisses and hugs. Find someone you grow with. You’ll learn that just because you put your faith and heart into…Continue Reading

18 Tiny, Loving Messages For The People In Your Life Who Matter Most

They say that some feelings must be simply understood, because they can’t be put in words. Okay, fair enough. But what if we do have the words to express those feelings? Even someone like me who writes for a living fails to come up with the words to tell the people I care for, just how much I love them. But sometimes, you don’t need elaborate words. Just a simple little note that tells your family, your friends, your loved ones just how awesome they are and how much they matter to you. It really makes a difference. And hence,…Continue Reading

19 Things I’ve Learnt From My Father On Being A Better Person

My dad is not the expressive kind. He won’t say the three words, but his every act is a display of his love for me. From taking care of my finances, to checking on me when I have an upset stomach, his love is what the world calls “unconditional”. We’ve always know a mother’s love to be the best, but I love my father’s way of showing care and affection equally, if not more. Maybe we don’t have heart-to-heart conversations and on more days than not, our perspectives on life are poles apart. But for me, he is my hero.…Continue Reading

Your Ultimate Guide To Surviving Those CRAZY Family Trips

Book those vans and buses, whip out those aunty goggles, bring your Antakshari A-Game – it’s family trip time! “Yay”, said no one ever except those travel companies that make money out of this whole shebang. You’re gonna be a part of it. Because if you don’t, you will be blacklisted by the khandaan and your mum will have to hear snide comments all her life, won’t she? So suck it up, and follow these 15 steps if you want to reluctantly survive this unwanted adventure they like to call “family trips”. Take some time off for self-care before this…Continue Reading

10 Things You Didn’t Know Will Leave You Soon, So Act NOW

Life’s a runnin’. There’s only so much left to do with the time we have, but what we don’t understand is that the things we have, have very little time too. That with time, we change, things change and what we have and are now will at some point cease to be. Here are a couple of those things to be careful about. Your health. With time, it goes. Run, exercise – do what it takes to help your body. Travel – because adult life doesn’t make the possibility easier, it makes it more difficult. Go when you can walk…Continue Reading