15 Beautiful Things We Can Learn From Animals About Humanity And Life

Everytime I begin to lose faith in the world, I go and play with the stray dogs in my locality. See, with their unconditional, unflinching love, they remind me that the world is capable of good. If I try really hard, I observe the animals around me apply the things they do, to my own life – to the humanity I struggle to find within myself. These 15 lessons from animals are simple truths we humans so often forget. Physical strength does not always need to be announced. You can be graceful and kind and still be strong. Not everyone…Continue Reading

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

Self Pity Will Only Harm You: It’s Time You Heard This

Why me? It is so easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you are the Universe’s nemesis. Whenever you are faced with any problem, you are so quick to confirm that the Universe wants to harm you, that you are the unlucky seed of the bunch. Your method to escape the problem is to run towards calling yourself a victim, not knowing that by doing so, you are taking away the power and control of your own life from yourself. By creating your own pity party, you only move further away from feeling better and towards a comfort…Continue Reading

13 Signs You’re On The Right Path, Even Though You’re Not Sure Of It

You know, there’s so many of us who are doing okay in life, but we end up doubting our decisions. “Is this the best for me?”. “Did I take up the right thing?”. And the thing is, that while these doubts will stay forever, sometimes it helps to see the reality from someone else’ life. To see what is actually going on, and how our decisions are the things that are responsible for our growth. Here are 13 signs that you’re doing okay, even if you’re not quite sure of it. You’ve finally learned and accepted the fact that your…Continue Reading

To My Soulmate: Love Is A Journey We Must Take Together

Hand in hand. Tracing forevers on each other. Together, let’s build our tomorrows. Let’s talk about love. You know, real love. The “leave you breathless, bright red cheeks and weak in the knees” kind of love. The angry tears and fearsome kind of love. As we gently break down each other’s walls and explore every hidden, haunted bits of our souls. As we bravely walk through uncharted terrain, so sure of the beautiful sunsets that await us. As we soothe our wounds with kisses, putting our demons to sleep. Feeling our flames, afraid it’ll burn our home to the ground.…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

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

This Beautiful, Moving Poem Will Break And Then Mend Your Lonely Heart

Let’s talk about relationships. Not the rom-com inspired relationships. Real ones. You know, those that start with uncertain ‘hellos’ and polite conversations about the weather. And then move on to ‘You’re like that too? I thought I was the only one!’ . Of course, this is usually followed by the tumbling-out of secrets and the conversations that you don’t think will ever end. The thing is that relationships like these are few and far between. Most of us long for them – for something that’ll fill the void of that unacknowledged loneliness. So when I came across Jidnya Pandya’s spoken…Continue Reading

23 Things You Should Start Doing This Year – For Yourself.

I was listening to this really cool jazz-hop chill mix as I took an early morning walk yesterday (No, it wasn’t my New Year’s resolution, if you were wondering). And smack in the middle of the track popped in a sentence, ‘I’ll let you in a on a secret. Give yourself a present, every single day. Don’t plan it. Don’t think too much about it. And it does not have to be expensive. It could be that new, soft shirt or just a cup of perfect black coffee.” I smiled super wide. This was super cool life advice. I was…Continue Reading

27 Adorable Illustrations That Perfectly Capture The Love Between Father And Daughter

I remember my dad taking me for my first bicycle lesson. I was nervous, excited and couldn’t wait to pedal all on my own. There he was, the man who lifted me up to his shoulder because I loved to rest my neck there. He was standing with a cycle that was as tall as the 5-year-old me. And the next thing I knew, I was on the seat and he was holding the back of my cycle so that I wouldn’t be afraid of the fall. I zoomed off, though, the adrenaline overtaking the need to listen to instructions.…Continue Reading