To Every Excited Traveller, 20 Photos From The ‘World’s Happiest Country’– Bhutan

For reasons unknown, I’ve always felt a pull towards Bhutan. It’s not exactly a “bucket list” whim, and it’s not something I came to fancy after watching prayer flags adorning blue-green mountains. It was the spirit of the Bhutanese people that made me want to pack my bag and give this country a chance. While it may seem completely cliched, I wanted to learn the secrets of leading a happy life from the happiest people in the world. Yes, I am definitely smitten by the day-to-day natural beauty Bhutan has to offer, but I am equally smitten by the way…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

19 Poems That Are The Perfect Guide For Those New To Self-Love

A lot of us think we know what the term ‘self-love’ entails. Some of us even think of it as a one-time crash-course that ensures permanent happiness. Sadly, that is not true. Most of us have gotten the idea of self-love wrong. And no, it’s not a one-time thing either. So what is it really? A lifetime affair with yourself. But like anything else, we need to get the basics right and for those of us who’re already acquainted with self-love, we need to revise and remind ourselves of its true nature. These 19 poems by Instagram poet Vanessa serve…Continue Reading

25 Signs You’re In A Relationship With Your Soulmate

The Buddhists say that if you meet somebody and your heart pounds, your hands shake, your knees go weak, that’s not the one. When you meet your “soulmate” , you will feel calm. No anxiety. No agitation. While we’re looking for the one to “complete us” or “to sweep up us off our feet”, that’s not what our soulmate is for. Let me be very clear: the only one who can complete you, is you. There is no Prince Charming coming on a white horse to take you away to a fairy tale castle. You are your own fairy tale.…Continue Reading

14 Reasons Weekend Getaways Are Healthy For Your Peace Of Mind

It does not have to be fancy. You don’t have to be living in a tree penthouse or the likes. You don’t have to spend half of your savings just for a swanky bathroom selfie. Nope. You could just decide to go to a nice little farmhouse on the outskirts of the city or even decide to lodge in the middle of a vineyard. The point is, to travel. Most of us associate this term to a very Instagram-friendly opinion of luxury hotels and destinations abroad. I beg to differ. You could feel absolutely in love with the world a…Continue Reading

16 Reasons Why Sunsets Are For Everybody

“Sunsets are proof that endings can often be beautiful too.” – Beau Taplin Nature can be consuming, providing and liberating. It’s beautiful and remedial. A special tribute to sunsets today, because it’s a nature-loving kinda day! It’s beautiful. As simple as that. It shows you that nature can never be boring. There’s never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same. – Carlos Santana It’s meditation. Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. – Richie Norton It shows you the sheer vastness of the universe. When the sun has set, no candle can replace it. – George R. R.…Continue Reading

15 Things You’ll Totally Get If You’re Someone Who Loves The Sea

I love the ocean. Or for that matter any water body. But the sea in particular is one of my favourites. I don’t know the exact time or year that I discovered this bit about me, but as a child, my father would take me to the beach every weekend. Then, back in 2012, I went for my first Goa trip and the sea called and tugged at my heart. There was no looking back. I could stand for hours on end and just watch the sky change color. I could immerse my toes into the water and experience a…Continue Reading

Reading, Journaling, And Eating Pancakes; This Is How I Meditate

Years ago, when I was introduced to meditation, it scared me a little as much as it excited me. To be honest, I thought it might be this secret ingredient to paradise. Closing your eyes and then just watching your body and later, your thoughts, that’s the kind I followed for a while. And even though I did love my 15-minutes of Zen, I wanted more. Fast-forward to 2016 and I discovered there was so much more to meditation than what I had initially learnt. While for some it did imply sitting in the lotus posture and observing all that…Continue Reading

This School Replaced Class Punishments With Meditation And The Results Were Simply Beautiful

Education systems around the world are now slowly turning towards the accolades of cumulative growth rather than negative competition. (Thank God for that!) A lot of schools are now striving to enhance the unique gifts within every child, turning the atmosphere electric and positive. In such a scenario, the words “detention”and “punishment” need to be revisited. Picking on notorious or academically weak students not only hampers their morale and confidence, but also sets the beginning of a diabolical hierarchy in the minds of their classmates. To avoid this, while still wanting to inculcate the beauty of discipline, Robert W. Coleman,…Continue Reading

10 Reasons Meditation Is The Kind Of Medicine You Need In Your Life Right Now

Om, people, Omm! With all our busy lives and constant craving for the better (in doing which we are constantly pushed down or are pushing down?). I think a lot (Read: MOST) of us are losing out on our peace of mind. Do we even understand what we are doing or why we are doing it anymore? So I think it’s time to sit down and really think, figure ourselves and our true desires out. The need to stop subjecting our bodies to mindless physical exhaustion, and here people…the solution is simple. Meditation. Your one stop med for all things…Continue Reading