13 Reasons Old Souls Have A Difficult Time Finding Love

“I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it – to be fed so much love I couldn’t take any more. Just once.” – Haruki Murakami Old souls – those people with hearts rooted in ideals most of us have given up on. They often come with wisdom and maturity the modern world can’t even begin to comprehend, and they see relationships for what they really are – loyal, but not smothering, passionate but comfortable, and above all, something of immense value. Modern romance seems to have…Continue Reading

14 Tiny, Powerful Poems For Every Rebel Who Has Dared To Love

The Poetry Bandit, or Jon Lupin quickly turned into one of my favourite writers on the internet. His swords are simple, profound, and speak to both the warrior and the romantic in me. I suppose that’s why I love his work so much – ‘proof that even the most badass of us, fall in love. That sometimes, falling in love is the bravest thing we can do. To holding on and letting go. Letting go. What are you letting go of? Please comment below! Also be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel! Link in bio! #thepoetrybandit #youtuber #poetsofinstagram #lettinggo…Continue Reading

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

21 Honest Quotes On The Beauty & Cruelty Of Love, We All Need

From time to time, we all need reminders of how messy love can be. It’s not always that easy, sweet feeling and it’s not always happy. But we’ve gotten so used to the notion of ‘perfect’ love, we miss out on its other shades and hues. From getting to know someone to holding their hand, from battling your first set of problems together to knowing love does not always intend to stay, Komal Kapoor’s words bring us back to what loving someone truly entails. After. I forbid myself the tears rob myself of relief You were never mine so I…Continue Reading

13 Empowering Things I Learned When I Let Go Of The Person I Loved

The last year has been…interesting for me. It was a year of heartbreak and triumphs. A year where I often let heartbreak eclipse my triumph, beating myself up over “not fighting harder” for someone I thought was the love of my life. For taking a step back and choosing myself over that someone. But then, I moved on. I found that letting go, is sometimes the most freeing thing you’ll ever do for yourself, filled with lessons and love. Life is bigger than heartbreak. That I can survive pain, even when it seems like the opposite – especially when it…Continue Reading

10 Tiny Promises You And Your Lover Should Make To Each Other

The idea of promises seems very passe. Mostly because nowadays people’s intentions and their actions, often don’t match. Hearts break and promises lie forgotten. But if you are someone who believes in the sanctity of standing by your words, you surely know that keeping a promise is a reflection of your trust and commitment. Every love deserves to be secure and blooming. Promises then become offshoots of your love for each other versus tiny, binding ways of keep each other in check. For those who believe in a love that helps you be your best self, you should make these…Continue Reading

Why I Want A Best Friend, Before A Lover

“Love is friendship set on fire.” I grew up hearing this. That love is electrifying touches and magical kisses. That love is better than friendship. The princess never longed for a best friend, she longed for a prince to save her from the fire-breathing dragon. Of course, all we read about was that beautiful ‘first dance’. You know, the waltz that leaves you breathless, hearts beating beautifully in sync. Followed by whispers of “you complete me”, as if we humans, with our flaws and dreams, aren’t complete in ourselves. As if we’re a puzzle with a missing piece, broken without…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

15 Illustrations That Perfectly Capture The Beauty Of Young, Modern Love

I’m incredibly, incredibly unromantic. I’m the kind of person who watches romantic comedies and turns her nose up just a little. But then I came across Yao Yao Ma Van As Instagram account and realised that maybe, just maybe, it’s not the romance that I hate. It’s the cliches that sometimes come with it. It’s the century-old ideas of fancy dinners and a million roses (basically, just dead flowers). Her illustrations, though? They’re honest and capture those tiny, supposedly unimportant bits of romance. And it’s beautiful. That timeless look of longing. “Call me when you get there” #illustration A post…Continue Reading

Here’s To The People Who Fall Too Hard, Too Fast

You love – the way hearts are supposed to love. Words written with hope, eyes that read stories behind every beautiful scar. You’ve been taught to turn love into a game, to step cautiously and trust that pain is inevitable. You’ve been taught to wait 3 days before you text someone, to hold yourself back, to turn conversations into calculations. And here you are. Still. Your heart unguarded. Pouring yourself into another person, tipping and flowing with limitless love. Here you are. Honest. See, you refuse to let heartbreak burn through faith. You see the best in people. You look…Continue Reading