Dear Long Distance Friend, Thank You For Not Letting The Distance Ruin Us!

Hi Buds, Today’s one of those days where I miss you a little extra. Honestly, I don’t know where to begin. There’s a lot that I want to say right away but I guess, I’ll sum it up saying living miles away is not easy! When we moved to different places, I knew it wouldn’t be how it used to be and I wasn’t even sure if we would continue being how we were. People move to places, meet new people, get busy with their lives and eventually, find lesser time for people from who are oceans away. It’s no…Continue Reading

‘Owning’ Your Actions Will Help You On The Road To Adulthood

Ah, ‘Adulting!’ Are you scratching your head at this point when I am referring to you as an ‘adult’? Is it freaking you out? Does it matter if we are ready (or not!) to grow up? It sure as hell does! Life doesn’t care for our apprehensions. We grow up, grow old, and the years roll on! Yet, adulthood doesn’t always feel right. It’s easily one of the ironies of life. When you’re a child you’re slightly envious of the the older generation, and you can’t wait to experience and enjoy the ‘freedom’ that is associated with ‘adulting.’ These childhood…Continue Reading

16 Of The Cutest Moments From #SonamKiShaadi That Prove Fairy Tales Are Real

The week so far has been all about Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s BIG, FAT, PUNJABI WEDDING. And we are not complaining! My Instagram feed keeps suggesting posts that revolve all around the bride’s team making her feel like a complete princess. Her beau is no less charming, and to be honest, I love seeing them together. If you’ve missed out on all the wedding madness so far or just want an inside peek into one of the cutest Bollywood weddings this year, these 16 moments from #SonamKiShaadi are for you. 1. When Anand got mehendi on his hands, too!…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

17 Poems On Love, Loss And Survival That You Should Read If You Feel Broken

There are moments in life that leave you feeling completely and utterly broken. You know, moments when you feel like you’re walking on broken glass, like every step is fragile and painful. And then there are moments where you feel lighter than a feather, wrapped up in love and happiness. The brokenness you live through to get to the happiness – that, my friend, is survival. And I never quite understood that until I came across Caroline White’s poetry. See, Caroline lived through depression and went on to turn it into art; into words that speak to people across countries.…Continue Reading

15 Things You’ll Totally Get If You’re Literally ALWAYS Hungry

Okay, in the interest of full disclosure, I’m hungry AF while writing this. And yes it’s only 11 am, and yes, my last meal was breakfast which was at 10:30 am. DON’T ATTACK ME ABOUT MY FOOD, OKAY, LIKE I SAID, I’M HUNGRY!!! *breathes deeply* Anyway, if you’re anything like me, welcome on board the extremely hungry, yet well-fed club. You DO NOT understand people who skip meals or “forget to eat” – they’re like scary aliens in sci-fi movies. People think you’re all deep and quiet when really, you’re just thinking about your next meal. You plan your day…Continue Reading

9 TED And TEDx Talks That’ll Motivate You And Help Discover A New You

I am a huge fan of TEDx and TED talks. They have motivated me, pushed me to try harder and taught me things about myself that I would have never ever known otherwise. Here’s a curated list of the best ones I’ve seen that might help you find your true calling and purpose in life. These videos will get you at least a step closer to realising your goals in life. They might take time to watch, but are worth it! All it takes is 5 minutes of listening to your heart! “When somebody asks you the question that ‘what…Continue Reading

An Open Letter To All The Dreamers: Why You Shouldn’t Stop Dreaming

How many times in your life have you stopped yourself from doing something just because the people around you wouldn’t agree with it? Or rather, how many times have you refrained from doing something because you feared what they would think? Today, I will tell you a truth. Everyone has dreams. Everyone wants to do something exhilarating. Something big. Something that people would remember them by. But there’s another sad truth – not everyone fulfills their dreams. And it’s NOT because the dream is out of their reach, it’s because they are so occupied by the boundaries that they’ve set…Continue Reading

10 Things A Shy Person Will Never Say Out Loud To The World

Being shy is difficult. There are so many emotions inside that you can’t play out. And that gives the world a chance to assume things about you. Here are a few things I want to tell the world as a shy person. The blatant, honest truth. Just because I don’t speak a lot, doesn’t mean I don’t know what’s right and wrong. My silence does not mean I’m naive or unsure of myself. I am not stuck up, neither am I “b*tchy”. I just take time to open up. Being “shy” is not a community. We are all different people…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