If You’re Going Through A Lot, These 17 Quotes Will Come To Be Your Friends

Change is never kind. And it shouldn’t be. Some of the most beautiful transformations occur after the darkest storms. Having said that, you still have to deal with the storm, isn’t it? And try as you may, it is far from a pleasant journey. Whether you’ve just stepped out of a sour relationship or if you’re at a crossroads with your career, we each experience different shades of adversity. It is during times like these that we need silent, sturdy friends. We need support, care and love while we navigate the seas of change. Sometimes, help can come in the…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

This Desi Artist Is Turning Your Life Into Art, & It’ll Make You Think

Did you grow up wanting and knowing that you’ll be able to do a million things with your talent? Yeeep. Neither did I. But Avinash Jai Singh did. See, I came across Avinash’s art as a part of the Uncover project, and immediately fell in love with it. His work is surreal, deceptively bright, and most of all: it looks like pages out of a millennial’s life. The most impressive bit? He DOES IT ALL. From photography to film-making to illustrations. Like I said, he grew up wanting and knowing that he’d be able to do a million things with…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

19 Tiny, Honest Love Poems That Will Melt Your Heart And Give You Hope

“God Farishte, stop being SUCH a cynic!” This is how most conversations with me usually end. See, I’m not exactly the most romantic, optimistic person. I’m more of a hopeless realist. I don’t really believe in happily-ever-afters. But then I came across Zack Grey’s Instagram – a writer who believes in everything I don’t. See, Zack writes to the soulmate he hasn’t yet found (his book is titled “To The Girl I Haven’t Met”), believing that true love, through all the ups and downs, is inevitable. His poems, though small, are proof that you don’t need big metaphors or fancy…Continue Reading

12 Classic Jagjit Singh Songs Your Broken Soul Needs Today

If someone’s time on earth were measured by the number of souls they’ve touched with their music, Jagjit Singh would’ve been immortal. His voice, his compositions and his deep understanding of the nuances of emotion in music were, and remain, unmatched. He may have passed, but we still have his soothing music to help heal our broken souls. Here are just 12 of his greatest classics. Hoshwalon Ko Khabar Kya I don’t quite know how a song can make you feel giddy and in love, even when there’s nothing going on in your sad, sad love life. But this one,…Continue Reading

19 Unplugged Hindi Songs That Will Make Your Soul Weep With Joy

If I am to be honest, more often than not, I love the unplugged versions of certain Bollywood numbers better than their originals. Maybe it’s just the way an unplugged track sets the mood and the vibe; the slow, soothing voice, the perfect notes that hit you right where you keep all your feelings stored and probably how you sigh out of sheer happiness as you listen. I am an overtly sentimental human and I love getting all emo and mushy with my music. If you’re someone who loves some good romantic tunes, created to strum those heart strings perfectly,…Continue Reading

12 Books You Should Totally Gift Your Booklover Significant Other- Part 2

So after part 1 of this article, I realised that THERE ARE WAAAAAAY TOO MANY BOOKS, and also that I had left a bunch of books out. If your forever person is a booklover, you know that the reading list has to be endless. And that your go-to gift for them is probably is a book. So in case you bought everything from the last list AND STILL need books to gift, Farishte, your book-fairy Godmother is here; Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami Yes, yes. I know, another Murakami book. But I can’t help myself. This isn’t a love story…Continue Reading

11 Books You Should Totally Gift Your Booklover Significant Other- Part 1

“The odd thing about people with too many books is that they always want more.” – Patricia McKillip I’m someone who collects books by the dozen. I spend my weekends at books-by-weight exhibitions, buying books I’ll probably only have the time to read once I die and come back as a ghost. The way to my heart isn’t through my stomach or even my vagina. It’s through the perfect book. Something my significant other sees and thinks of me. Complete with a cutesy note in the beginning. So if your SO is ANYTHING like me, they’ll probably love these books…Continue Reading

9 Life Advantages Europeans Have That We Don’t

Cuz’ I just got back and I’m counting days till my next trip. A reminder why we’ve got to keep hustling all day, every day! A lifestyle better than most They’ve got a complete package when it comes to lifestyle. Most Indians wait for years before getting access to brands that fulfill all our generational wants. They’ve got an abundance of art, cuisine, music, retail and culture to enjoy whenever they feel like Free education ​Most Europeans offer free education till the equivalent of 10th grade in India. Heck, some countries even have free universities. Jealous yet? It doesn’t stop…Continue Reading