15 Dohas By Kabir That’ll Give You All The Wisdom You Need

Most of us have grown up hearing those tiny poems by Kabir. Stories of how he was neither Hindu or Muslim, how he preached peace and spoke with wisdom. His poetry was honestly my favourite part about my Hindi textbook, and rightly so. Sant Kabir did not only turn into an inspirational figure, but for a 14-year-old me, his work often made me ask important questions to myself. And even now, as a grown adult, I read his work and get struck by the simple brilliance of it. Stay true to yourself. Translation: “A good person is like a sandal…Continue Reading

20 Harsh But Honest AF Truth Bombs You Need In Your Life

Ya’ll, the thing is…we are all kinda living lies. We’ve made up our own comfortable versions of “truths” so we don’t have to see reality. Truth Potato, a cute little Instagram page will clear those clouds for you. These adorable sketches with one-line truth bombs are…well, they’re hard-hitting. Check them out! HONESTLY. TRUTH – 158 . . . #truthpotato #bittertruth #positive #define #own #thoughts #everyone #life #people #dailytruth #instagram #instacomic #truth #daily #instadaily #insta #love #potato #cartoon #truthoftheday #cute #instapotato #hardtruth #potatolove❤️ @harshgopal A post shared by Truth Potato (@truth.potato) on Jun 26, 2018 at 8:30am PDT It is a…Continue Reading

9 Thoughts We ALL Have When We Spot A Hot Guy In Public (…)

I don’t care who you are, but we all tend to go weak in the knees when we spot a gorgeous man walking in our direction. And what do we do when we find someone incredibly attractive stroll by? Let me tell you – “NOTHING!”, because we hope for him to read our minds and take the first step. But hey, isn’t this entirely naive and pointless. What’s the point of liking someone and keeping it to ourselves? If we claim to be feminists we’ve got to be able to take hold of the situation and not fear being judged…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

Raw, Inspiring, Badass: This Indian Woman’s Art Captures Everything You Feel

So recently, I’ve been lucky enough to come across a LOT of amazing artists – courtesy the Uncover project. And most recently, I was introduced to the stunning art of Anjali Mehta. Now, what made Anjali’s work stand out for me was the fact that it’s basically, well, everything I’ve ever felt. Her illustrations are brave, bright, and honest. I suppose that’s because she takes so much inspiration from the world around her…and from the words around her. “Lately, I’ve been inspired by life and human emotions in general. How we as human beings interact with life at different stages,…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

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

7 Things You Must Remember When You’re Feeling Insecure

Feeling insecure is as natural as breathing. We can’t help but do it all day long until we get exhausted. But while breathing is important for our survival, feeling insecure just ruins the quality of our living. It is time we forgo these apprehensions as they not only block our ability to achieve big, but also stop us from thinking big. In a world obsessed with social media, where most of our happiness depends on the number of likes we receive on our posts, it is a matter of concern how fragile our emotions are. If you find it difficult…Continue Reading

10 Thoughts You Have When You Start Getting “Rishtas” For Marriage

Growing up is overrated and I think most of us would agree to that. Well, what’s even worse is the fact that once you’re out of college and you start working, people take it for granted that you’d definitely be interested in getting married and would like to settle down. Once they think you’re ready for marriage, they start sending rishtas without even trying to know whether you’re interested or not. Here are 10 thoughts you have then. 1. “What? Rishta? But why?” You’re plain tongue tied. You don’t even know how to react to such a situation. 2. “I’m…Continue Reading