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What to do When Your Soul Breaks

Some days, you break, and there are pieces of you all over...on the sofa you sat on for three hours doing nothing. On the pillow you dig your head and cried, inside the bathroom where you locked yourself up for half an hour and cried, inside the bathroom where you locked  yourself up for half an hour and wept your heart out. You would also find your pieces in the new dress you bought but never wore. There would be pieces of you in the bookmark that still dangles at the 15th page of your new book.

And what do you do with these pieces? You leave them as they are, and move ahead…becoming hollow and empty in the process.

And it’s only when you are hollow and empty, you are the most vulnerable. Loneliness finds a way in from the crevices of your soul. It’s then you start to feel that someone has taken your form and started living in you. When this happens, it’s time you pick up your pieces and stitch them together.

Ask your loneliness the same question that it is trying to ask from yo…
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10 Ways to Become a Perfect Indian Bahu

In case you are not aware of the qualities that qualify you for being a perfect bahu in Indian families, here’s your guide. Learn and imbibe them by your heart and earn a badge of Perfect Sanskaari Bahu for free!
1.Wake up Early Working professional or a ‘house-wife’ as they say, you MUST wake up early, wear a decent salwar suit with a bindi, sindoor and lipstick and make chai for everyone after doing Durga Maa ki Pooja.



2.Cook Lavish Food for Everyone It’s time you realise your superpowers. You aren’t just a woman – you’re a Superwoman. A perfect Indian bahu cooks favorite food for everyone in the family. The cuisine may vary from South Indian to North Indian or even Continental at times, but remember what your mother used to say before your marriage, “Beta, dil ka rasta pet se ho ke jata hai”. Go learn every dish ever known to the mankind.


3.NEVER ask for the ‘Me-Time’ with your Husband He is your husband later, and a son and brother first. Don’t act mean and ask for a walk when your…

10 Bollywood Movies That Kill us with an Overdose of Romance

Hindi cinema is full of romance. In fact, hindi cinema IS romance. Love at first sight, dancing around the trees, relentless love of the lover for his beloved, saree-flaring in Switzerland’s snow-clad peaks, we perfect the art of producing overly-doverly romantic movies. We lovingly bring to you the list of 10 Bollywood movies with bucket-full of romance poured in them, enough to give us diabetes.

1.Maine Pyaar Kia – Songs, costumes, acting, dialogues, everything in the movie in dipped in the ink of love. To top it all, the chocolate boy look of Salman Khan and innocent girly Bhagyashree makes our faith stronger in the concept of ‘love-breaks-all-boundaries’.
       Famous dialogue: Friendship mein, no thankyou, no sorry.



2.Tere Naam – Because bhai. And also because bhai in his best role ever. Kthanksbye.
Famous dialogue: Sari duniya pyar mein padi hui hai ... sirf ek mujhe hi haq nahi hai? ... ki main kisi se pyar kar sakun, koi mujhse pyar kar sake ... kyun?


3.Mohabbatein – The name its…

5 Interesting Ways Marriage Changes After Baby

Red roses turn to Yellow poops, candle-light dinners change to cold lunch and late night movies give way to late night crankiness. This honest list shares 5 changes that a couple experience after they become parents. A warning for couples thinking to be parents, throwback for parents who have (un-graciously) crossed through this phase and an encouraging pat-on-the-back for recent parents:


1.No time for Partner – When you bring a baby into a relationship, you are bringing a lot more than tiny toes and soft wobbly hands. You are going on a 24*7 job that, in all probabilities, would leave you with little to no time for your partner. Sex, particularly, takes a nosedive. Off course, you both love each other still, but who has got the time to confess?
2.No Time for Sleep – There’s no such term as ‘sound-sleep’ in young parents’ dictionary. Heck, you can’t even guarantee an hour of uninterrupted sleep because it’s the baby who decides when and how much you sleep. Mostly, parents juggle betwee…

What’s the Taste of Your Cup of Tea Today?

One of the privileges of living with the family (read mother) is you never have to make tea for yourself. You always get it served in a cup along with a quarter plate of bhujia after you retire for the day. A glass of milk changed to a cup of tea when I started my graduation. I remember one day when my mother was making tea for herself in the evening and offered me half of an already half cup. I wasn’t very fond of tea till then, but there was something so enticing about the tea aroma that day that I greedily drank it. My mother’s hands smelled of detergent powder and fingertips crinkled with water. The tea was her share of warmth after drying out a bucket full of clothes in the sun. But I had it instead, claiming to my ego self that she can make it again anytime for herself. The tea was strong, with very less sugar and just the perfect amount of tea leaves. I felt purged. That day, I realized that tea has a substance and essence. And most importantly, it has a soul.

My rendezvous wi…

To My Dearsest Son,

To my dearest son, my simba, my connect-to-the-disassociated world, To my fatigue, my smile and my jargon, To my jinga-boli,aabad-daabad , shoochi-poochi, To my cold food and messy-hair-in-a-bun, To my pee-ed and poop-ed pajamas, To my 4:00am conversations and dark circles, To my cerelac, daliya, khichdi-smelling kitchen, To my long-fancy-nails cut short, To my hair flicks pinned with a clip, To my panic, my rest, To my complaints and prayers,
And most importantly, to my indelible happy soul,
I love you to the moon and back, And all other planets in the Universe.

What does the viral photo of Unwell Actor Vinod Khanna Teaches us About Life

It was a sad day at Internet yesterday when a viral photo of a terribly ill Vinod Khanna did the rounds. Fans were saddened to see the plight of the actor they once adored on Indian celluloid. But is it just about our fascination with the actor that makes our heart fall into our feet? Or something deeper stirs us inside? 

The picture speaks a lot about the mocking irony of life. It is mostly when we are not ready that life hits us hard in our face. When we look at Vinod Khanna, the charismatic man of Bollywood, the ‘Waada kar le Saajna’ actor who steals our heart with his dance moves and acting skills, and suddenly see a petite man with a lot of experience in his sagging eyes, we realize that if one thing that is constant in life, it is change.
It is not the illness of Vinod Khanna that truly bothers us, but the fear lurking inside all of us. It’s the vulnerability of life that makes our heart melt and we sigh a long breathe. It’s the unpredictability of human body that we happily i…