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Growing up under the safe shadow of your parent’s unconditional love and care is one of the best blessings. They keep your needs before everything else and go out of their way to provide you with a happy life. But the problem arises when their love takes up the shape of over-protective behavior and they start judging you as per their criteria of how an ideal child should behave. Yes, you got it right!! We are talking about those strict parents who keep a check on every movement of their children and annoys with constant pointless interrogation. And under such situations, a child feels deprived of its free will. So here are some challenges that you will relate to if you have also grown up with strict parents.

No Late Night Out
No Late Night Out
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Imagine how your friends and classmates talk about having a sleepover at each other’s place? Yeah, that never happens to you! Your strict parents declare curfew after 6 pm. So all the fun that you can afford to have with your friends is only in the light of day. That too, within the limits!

Plan Cancellation at the Last Moment Hurts As Hell
Plan Cancellation at the Last Moment Hurts As Hell
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It already takes so much to convince your parents for going movies or watching the game with your friends that you cannot take the pain of getting plans canceled at the last minute. Because that means you again have to go through the process of telling your parents where you are going? With whom are you going? And why are you even going?

Be Alert! They Stalk You on Social Media Too
Be Alert! They Stalk You on Social Media Too
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If you have strict parents and you believe that you can hide your social media activities from them, then think again. Because they stalk your social media profile just like your real life. They will always know who are your friends on Facebook and how many are there.

Not Allowed To Have Girl/Boyfriend
Not Allowed To Have Girl Boyfriend
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No and never! Being with strict parents, you are never allowed to have a boyfriend or girlfriend in school or college or ever. Because according to them concentrating on your grades and placement is more important than having fun with a person who can possibly be a bad influence on you. And some of the strict parents even go to the extent of choosing life partners for their children. Well, if that ever happens to you, may God bless you!

Forget About the Long Trips with Friends
Forget About the Long Trips with Friends
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Asking your strict parent’s permission for going on a trip with your friends is one of the toughest tasks. Because all they will ever say is “NO” with an explanation that you may meet an accident or someone might rob you on the way. And after hearing this, you will be quite scared to even step out of your house.

The Fear of Missing Their Texts & Calls
The Fear of Missing Their Texts & Calls
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Whether you have gone to a movie with friends or for the group study with classmates, your strict parents will continuously bug you with calls and texts every hour asking how is it going and most importantly to know when you are coming back. And if you ever dare to miss their calls or texts that call for a big valid explanation, something like the house was on fire or you had a severe accident. Because otherwise no matter what explanation you give, nothing is ever going to satisfy their interrogative minds.

Important Small Talks That Leads to Big Lectures
Important Small Talks That Leads to Big Lectures
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And at the top of all, those important talks regarding your career, behavior, and life-decisions which keep taking place at regular intervals. And it never occurs to them when these small talks turn into big lectures. They go on and on about what they have planned for your bright future.

Drinking- Not (Never) Allowed
Drinking- Not (Never) Allowed
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Remember how your best friend had the first beer of life with his dad on turning 18. Having strict parents you can only dream about it. Wait, you are not even allowed to dream of things that deviate your attention from your goals. You are never ever going to get a legal drinking permit from your parents, even if the government allows.

Having strict parents can be quite annoying at times and you may feel that they are keeping you away from your basic rights. But everything they do or intend to do is for your own good. So be grateful to have such loving and caring parents and always cherish their presence in your life.

Love is an exciting feeling that hits you sweetly and makes your world go round. Being in love makes you feel complete and see beauty in everything. But just like everything, love grows. The fancy dates turn into lovely night dinners and the hours of phone talks are replaced by little yet meaningful conversations. Time plays a crucial role in the evolvement of love relationships. That’s why as you enter your 30’s, you start noticing a change in your dating pattern or the way you deal with or reciprocate your feelings to your partner.

Let’s have a look at how things in your love relationship only get better as you step in your 30’s.

You Know What You Want

They say it right that 20’s are for experiments. So when you start dating in your 20’s you are not clear about the qualities you need in your partner. You take time to figure out who you want to surround yourself with. But you are more clear-headed in your 30’s and more serious about love. You do not have time to waste over guys who show no interest in investing emotionally in a relationship. This approach cut out the crappy dates from your life and increases the chance to find the right guy.

Mature Communication Becomes the Key

While cute texts and endless phone conversations are the prime means of communication in the 20’s, the real talks are more of a thing in the 30’s. Amidst all the responsibilities in your 30’s, you may not have time to call your partner 10 times a day. But whenever you two sit together, you end up having a meaningful conversation that helps your relationship grow. It shows that irrespective of the not so regular tête-à-tête, you two are on the same page.

You Seek a Mature Partner

At a younger age, you may easily get influenced by people that increases your chance to change for the other person. You don’t stress enough on understanding yourself and the things you want in your partner. By your 30’s, amidst all the heartache’s, you grow and become stronger. You learn a thing or two about compatibility in relationships that helps you find a better partner. When the things go south, you recognize it, accept it, and move on, which only attract the guys in your life who themselves are independent, considerate, and level-minded.

The Definition of Romance Changes

Going out with your partner, having fun over drinks, and gifting expensive presents to each other define the romance quotient in 20’s, which is greatly influenced by the intention to leave an impression. By your 30’s, the idea of romance shift towards having dinner with your partner at home, pouring love with the wine in their glass and spending some quality time with them without the pressure of impressing them.

You Don’t Hide Your Flaws

Acceptance is the greatest virtue. You can only get comfortable with your flaws when you accept them as a part of your existence. By the time you reach your 30’s, you get quite comfortable with your appearance and qualities that you find it useless to hide them from others. It plays an important role in your personal growth and makes you attractive to the strong and confident people who are ready to accept you for who you are.

The 30’s is a transition period when you are not too old to lose out on fun and not so naive to be tricked by people and situations. It is a great time to date and create an interesting relationship with the desired partner that you would want to keep forever.

“Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast

Hamin ast-o Hamin ast-o Hamin ast

-Amir Khusro

Until I visited North East, I was living under a rock about the existence of a heavenly place on Earth. It wasn’t just a place like heaven. It was the HEAVEN in all true sense. Amir Khusro’s words were in context to the beauty of Kashmir. Well, been there done that too! It sure is a beauty but I cannot emphasize enough on the fact that North East India is sublime. A piece of advice? Go see this heaven for yourself, if you haven’t already visited Northeast India you’re missing out on a big chunk of travel experiences in India! That place is a dream! If there’s heaven on earth; it’s there, it’s there!

North East India

The Places I visited (Guwahati-Bhalukpong-Tawang via Bomdila & Sela Pass)

My journey to the northeastern side of India started with a flight to Guwahati from Delhi. I was traveling with my family. We’re a family who loves to travel and I have been a travel junkie since my first trip. Hint-hint, you might get to read more about my travel experiences! Early morning flights are so easy and hassle-free. But in the month of December, winter plays a huge part to piss any traveler off because of flights getting delayed. Well, all thanks to dense fog at 5 in the morning. We landed safely in Guwahati. And oh boy, the weather went crazy. It was foggy and windy in Delhi and Guwahati? It was humid! Guwahati is the largest urban area in the Northeast region. It’s packed with people & vehicles. We met our driver, Dheeraj, who’ll be driving us around for the entire trip. He was extremely polite & cute! Initially didn’t talk much but gradually started and was able to make our stomach hurt with all of his lame jokes. It’s fun when you have such a fun-loving company also knowledgeable. He guided us throughout with all the must-visit places. We had our trip organized by Kaziranga Tours n travels, Mr. Mahendra Nath. The company only managed our accommodations, convenience, and food. The plan of the places to visit was organized by my Uncle (another travel enthusiast! Thanks to him for passing on the legacy!) We got late because of our flight and Mr. Mahendra was so helpful with all the bookings and arranging breakfast on the first day in Guwahati when we reached there.

While we were settling ourselves down with the city, getting to know more about the place, it’s wildly diverse & home to hundreds of tribes. People are so warm & welcoming. They’ll make you feel homely. Just how our drivers and tour organizers were. We came across some really friendly and welcoming people throughout the trip. People there would help you, talk to you, they try and know about you. It’s just a heart-warming gesture. They’ll welcome you with a big smile and kids waving at you. The place had some really adorable dogs &| puppies playing around. With such kind hospitality, they work hard for their living. One can clearly see the hustle of the town and yet they’re relaxed. The relaxed pace of life is captivating.

Coming back to the food, you cannot miss the food! It was different. Tea with jaggery, Chhole Bhature but known as paranthe. I am hungry now! Off track. Okay back to our first day in Guwahati, Mr. Mahendra was a big help. He was on his toes all the time wherever we needed help during the trip. Got our stomachs filled with tempting food and went ahead with our road trip to Bhalukpong from Guwahati. The drive from Guwahati to Bhalukpong, a small town located in Arunachal Pradesh, was soothing. Kameng River in Bhalukpong makes the place so attractive. It feels like one of those ZNMD (Zindagi na milegi dobara) moments, traveling on a smooth road and a river with clear blue water and creating white foams when it hits those steady big rocks into them, flowing alongside. It’s therapeutic. Finally, after a 6-7 hours journey, we reached Bhalukpong, where we were going to spend a night before leaving for Tawang the next morning. We stayed in bungalow turned into a hotel kinda thing. It was nice and cozy. Not the best places to stay but was manageable for a night. Had our dinner and crashed into our beds.

Next morning, watching the sunrise at 5 in the morning while leaving for Tawang was one of the most beautiful mornings of my life! It was chilly, different from the first day at Guwahati. The sky was filled with sunshiny colors and had mountain ranges covered with snow peeping through the clouds. The drive from Bhalukpong to Tawang via Bomdila and Sela Pass was mesmerizing and definitely a highlight of the entire journey. We were all geared up for an entire day of road tripping. Packed our bags, filled our stomachs yet again with some really finger licking home cooked food and were all set to leave for our journey. To reach Tawang, we passed Bomdila as well. Yet another beautiful place. But to reach Bomdila from Bhalukpong you may need a permit for traveling from Bhalukpong to Bomdila. We got that within an hour and for that one hour to pass what could be the best way than to have Maggi and enjoy the cold breeze and snow-covered mountains all around you. After an hour or so, we headed towards Bomdila. The drive to Tawang from Bomdila had some crazy surreal views. BRO (Border Roads Org) has maintained the roads so well. The army and the local people together have kept the environment so clean and air that is pure & breathable! That place is so different from the rest of India. It just doesn’t feel like you’re there. For someone like me who has vertigo, driving through mountains and height I get anxiety. But the rounds are so safe and there’s help at every mile. So much respect for those people working for our country and also for maintaining the place for tourists. While driving through Bomdila to reach Tawang, you have to cross Sela Pass, a place at 13,000 ft. above sea level and beyond imagination. The region is extremely windy and cold. My words won’t do any justice to the place. With that freezing cold wind and stilled Sela Lake, the place looks dreamy and almost magical. It had a calming vibe with a little snow drizzling! I can trade anything to just be at this place. This unexplored paradise has my heart! After crossing Sela Pass, it takes another 4-5 hours to reach Tawang.

Tawang- a place that’s nothing short of a dream or just out of a movie! Not just a place with incomparable beauty but also with a history that every Indian must know. I explored Tawang and a lot of gems of Assam & Arunachal. Not to be missed I witnessed India-Bangladesh border too. How cool! But to know all of it, stay updated!

Here are some of the pictures of the breathtaking views I took!

Bhalukpong

Bomdila

Tawang

Sela Pass

Movies are an important part of our life and emerge as a favorite pastime for a lot of people around the world. When we are talking about movies, there are lots of people who are the fan of comedy movies, romantic movies, action movies, sci-fi movies, horror movies, thriller movies and a lot of other genres. Here, I am discussing “The Conjuring”, a horror movie released in the year 2013 that not only broke the box office records but also became a cult horror movie. Take a quick look at various points that describe why The Conjuring is so scary for movie-goers.

The Movie Is Influenced By A Real Story
The Movie Is Influenced By A Real Story
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Unlike other predictable horror movies, it is more like a documentary drama that unfolds slowly at a constant pace. After watching the movie, you can easily experience the series of events that have happened with the Warrens family who is the inspiration behind this plot. Along with the cinematography of whole events, the use of spooky and eerie music makes the movie even more terrifying.

The Conjuring Is Filled With Unexpected And Chilling Scenes
The Conjuring Is Filled With Unexpected And Chilling Scenes
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Nowhere in the movie, you can have a dull or far stretched moment. This is because the movie depicts the series of supernatural events that occurred with a real family and is not based on a flimsy plot. The same Warrens family was involved in Amityville Horror movie also but The Conjuring is pretty much scarier than the former with a more realistic version. With the continuous emergence of suspense moments, it can set your pulse racing and can cause goosebumps on your stomach.

The Movie Takes Help Of Old School Tricks
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There are lots of people who have an unusual fear of dolls, rocking chairs, basements, wind-up music boxes, clowns and other things. The movie has utilized all these things to its full advantage for creating suspense and panic. Due to the brilliant involvement of all these things in the main plot, the audience is bound to see these things differently once they leave the movie theatre.

It Can Be Anything But Predictable
It Can Be Anything But Predictable
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The movie keeps people on the edge of their seat so that they are engrossed with the plot till the very end. Barring the few predictable scenes, the plot challenges your imagination and prediction at all times. There are numerous scenes like the banging of doors with a person inside, trapping of a family member in a wardrobe and not to miss the scary and terrifying exorcism at the end that can make you scream effortlessly.

I will not divulge any other details of the plot or it will ruin the entire pleasure of watching this horror movie. So, just watch it yourself and experience the thrilling horror classic like never before. If you want to know more about this real incident, do visit the Warrens page at the New England Society for Psychic Research.

India is a magnificent land of beauty which is adorned with numerous natural and architectural wonders of the world. You can have a picturesque view of sprawling jungles, thriving wildlife, amazing waterfalls, ancient monuments and a lot more. Among all these scenic beauties, the view of a raging and roaring waterfall is simply beyond any description. If you are eager to explore the unexplored beauty of India in the form of fantastic waterfalls, take a quick look below.

Jog Falls, Shimoga, Karnataka
Jog Falls
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The southern state of Karnataka is known to have some of the breath-taking and beautiful waterfalls in India. Jog Falls is said to be the second highest plunge waterfall in India which describes its extraordinary beauty itself. The water falling down from the height of 253 meters from a cliff is a view worth capturing in a camera lens. During the monsoon season, around 3.4 million tonnes of water is falling down the cliff with full force and makes it an unforgettable experience for any visitor.

Dudhsagar Falls, Goa
Dudhsagar Falls
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The waterfall name has an extraordinary meaning which translates into “ocean of milk.” This is due to the fact that water falling down from a height of 310 meters at Mollem, Goa is nothing less than a milky ocean. With its raging force and volume, it makes a beautiful view during the monsoon season. The amazing Dudhsagar waterfall is located on the Mandovi River in Goa and is one of the highest waterfalls in India with an altitude of 1017 feet. With a mesmerizing surrounding location and the sight of water forming milky foams is really a spellbound visual treat. No doubt, it is a perfect outdoor vacation with your friends, partner, and family members.

Iruppu Falls, Coorg (Karnataka)
Iruppu Falls
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Due to the presence of numerous beautiful locations, Coorg is one of the popular hill stations in Southern India. One of the prominent features of this beautiful hill station is Iruppu Falls which is situated near to the Nagarhole National Park. The waterfall becomes a place of spiritual significance for devotees who visit here in large numbers during the auspicious occasion of Shivratri in order to get rid of their countless sins by taking a holy bath here. It is undoubtedly a perfect blend of beauty and spirituality that makes it a visual experience which is hard to be ignored.

Shivanasamudra Falls (Karnataka)
Shivanasamudra Falls
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Located in the Madhya district of Karnataka, this charming waterfall known as Shivanasamudra Falls gets divided into eastern and western branches. Moving down the rocky cliffs, the falls are brimming with the diverse range of flora and fauna due to the presence of Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. It is definitely a paradise for photography enthusiasts and travelers who love to explore unique places. Don’t miss out a visit to this extraordinary waterfall whenever you are going for a vacation to Karnataka with your family members, friends or beloved partner.

Athirapally Waterfalls (Kerala)
Athirapally Waterfalls
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Want to enjoy the monsoon season in a beautiful manner with your beloved girlfriend or wife? Don’t make any other excuse and just head towards Athirapally Waterfalls in Kerala. The water of this fantastic waterfall appears in silver color and gives life to the nearby lush green forests. This magnificent forest is also home to various wildlife animals such as Great Indian Hornbill, Cochin Forest Cane Turtle, Nilgiri Langur and a lot of other wonderful animal species.

So, witness the beauty and charm of nature in its pristine form by making a quick trip to these enchanting waterfalls. They can easily make your heart skip a beat with their sublime beauty and grandeur. What are you still waiting for? Just pack your bags and escape into the natural beauty and surroundings with your loved ones.

Delhi has been a matter of great interest for people since the times of Arabs, Khiljis, Lodhis, Tughlaqs, Mughals, Britishers, and numerous other countless invaders. Due to their impact, we can easily find a huge diversity in terms of its architecture, town planning, food and a lot more. If you are a true foodie who is always ready to lap up any opportunity of gorging down the delicious spiced Biryanis, here is the ultimate good news for your taste buds. Satisfy your urge of having the best Biryanis at some fantastic places that are spread across this old charming city.

Biryani Paradise In Connaught Place
Biryani Paradise
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Are you completely mesmerized by the mouth-watering taste of Hyderabadi Biryani? It is time to head towards this place to savor some of the amazing food treats such as Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani, Paradise Special Biryani and a lot of other options. The delightful Biryani is accompanied with Raita and Mirchi Ka Salan (green chili curry) to give an unforgettable experience to your taste buds. The smell of saffron, coriander leaves, lemon and fried onions infused with cooked rice is a real treat for any food lover.

Delhi 6 In Daryaganj
Delhi 6 In Daryaganj
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Want to witness the old charm of Mughlai cuisines in the evolving city of Delhi? Take the ride to the old lanes of Delhi in Daryaganj and pamper yourself with the mouth-watering dishes of Shibli Anis. Don’t forget to gorge down on its special Pakistani Biryani which is a true value for your money. You can also enjoy its other delectable cuisines with your loved ones at your home with its delivery services. The only problem being the advance order which needs to be placed 24 hours before the delivery.

Muradabadi Shahi Biryani, Nizamuddin
Muradabadi Shahi Biryani
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Find the biryani stalls in Nizamuddin that are decorated with green and red LED lights and you will know their USP without any doubt. It offers the magical taste of hot biryani that is served through huge copper pots. The place is known to provide masala free biryani which is totally lip-smacking. Here, meat is prepared with spices and the same water is used while cooking rice which renders it a distinct taste and aroma. It is further accompanied by a tomato chutney that makes the whole dish truly exotic.

Andhra Bhawan Canteen, Feroz Shah Road
Andhra Bhawan Canteen
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Get the taste of delicious biryani at Andhra Bhawan Canteen which serves the amazing Hyderabadi Dum Chicken Biryani at lunch during Sundays only. You will definitely find its delectable taste too intriguing that will force you to visit again and again. Its relishing hot biryani is served with spicy salan and raita that makes it a heavenly indulgence.

Tipu Sultan Biryani, Batla House Bus Stand
Tipu Sultan Biryani
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If you are in this area and hunger pangs are bothering you a lot, it is best to give a unique experience to your taste buds at this amazing place. You can get the best relishing biryani of this area which can simply take you to another world with its outstanding taste. The delicious biryani is not too spicy and comes loaded with tender chicken chunks and a not-to-forget raita.

Al Jawahar, Jama Masjid
Al Jawahar
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Get the best of Mughlai food at this famous restaurant which is located near Jama Masjid. It may have a casual setting in the old lanes of Delhi but the biryani served here will give the top restaurants and hotels a run for their money. Savor its delicious biryani with a soft tandoori roti and Pasanda that can give you a satiating feeling. You can also try its favorite Chicken Achar Biryani and Mutton Biryani for a change.

Explore the best biryani flavors around Delhi that are smoked with fantastic spices and other ingredients to give you an unforgettable taste. I am sure you will not get a better way to take your food indulgence to another level.  

It is easy to get into a relationship with an individual but far more difficult to retain the charm of that relationship with time. There are numerous instances when couples are reporting the absence of old charm in their mutual relationship. They are having frequent fights and often arrive on the verge of separation. It does not matter whether that is not the case with your relationship as it is said, “Prevention is better than cure.” If you want to bring that old charm and enthusiasm in your romantic life, here are the crucial tips for you.

Listen Out To Each Other
Listen Out To Each Other
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With the passage of time, it is often seen that couples stop communicating with each other. You need to give each other the opportunity to speak up your mind and be listened to as well. Don’t feel irritated when your partner is complaining about something but try to resolve that issue for a smooth relationship. Moreover, regular communication is the way that can establish a strong connection between the two of you and bring that old spark in your love life.

Dating Is The Key
Dating Is The Key
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Just because the two of you are married or have been in a long relationship, don’t consider dating as a long forgotten concept. In fact, it is seen that couples who regularly date each other are the ones that are most romantically involved. Try to make your dating experience a new chapter in your romantic life and reinvent lost love again.

Go To The Gym Together
Go To The Gym Together
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Hitting out gym together not only improves your health but also your mutual relationships. It can eventually turn into a fun activity together rather than a fitness regime. Moreover, doing exercises can help in the better production of feel good and love hormones that can improve your personal well-being and intimate life.

Enjoy Cooking Together
Enjoy Cooking Together
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It is often seen that cooking is considered as the sole responsibility and forte of females only. However, this should not be the case every time between couples. You can sometimes surprise your female partner by preparing a breakfast or dinner solely on your own. If it is like asking too much, you can even lend a helping hand to your partner while she is busy in the kitchen. This is because women do love men who take an active interest in various household chores.

Pack Your Bags For A Vacation
Pack Your Bags For A Vacation
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Are you unable to find time for each other due to your hectic schedule? Give yourself a break and head towards your favorite vacation destination with your partner. It will be a rejuvenating experience that can take your love life to new heights.

Recharge Your Intimate Life
Recharge Your Intimate Life
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One of the prime reasons for a split between couples is the less interest in intimate or sex life. It could be either of the partners but it is going to hurt your relationship collectively. So, add some aromatic candles, try out some sensuous lingerie, buy dark chocolates and other aphrodisiac foods to make things more exciting between sheets.

So, follow these tips to add the much-needed spark and excitement in your romantic life. Just remember, start now before it is too late.   

It may be said that “relationships are made in heaven” but they need to be nurtured with great care and affection on Earth. When people don’t give enough attention to their relationship, it loses its charm slowly and collapses ultimately. If you are not proactive enough to understand the warning signs of your relationship, here is the helpful guide for you. Take a quick look at the various events that tell your strong mutual bonding in a relationship is under threat.

Less Mutual Communication
Less Mutual Communication
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You need to keep talking to your partner no matter what the situation may be. Stopping communication altogether means you have lost all hopes and it is only going to make things worse.

Tip- Talk about the things that bother both of you in a relationship and try to find amicable solutions.   

Fight Over Trivial Issues
Fight Over Trivial Issues
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Relationships are under severe threat when you keep fighting with your partner over same old issues again and again. These frequent fights make things difficult for any couple and can contribute to their final breakup.

Tip- Stop grudging over old problems and have a discussion on how to solve them.

More Attention To A Smartphone Than Partner
More Attention To A Smartphone Than Partner
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If your partner thinks his/her smartphone deserves more attention than you, it is definitely time to ponder on your relationship. It is an alarming sign that your relationship is losing its charm and you both are heading for a split any time.

Tip- Take some hints from romantic novels and movies to spice up your eroding romantic life.   

You Don’t Spend Much Time Together
You Don’t Spend Much Time Together
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Does your partner find excuses to stay away from you? If it is the case, believe me, your relationship is in serious trouble.

Tip- Talk to your partner and plan out an immediate vacation to rejuvenate your romantic life.    

Loss Of Respect & Support For Each Other
Loss Of Respect & Support For Each Other
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The end of mutual love in a relationship is preceded by an absence of respect and support for each other. If you are feeling that your partner does not support you in difficult situations, it is a clear indication that all is not well between the two of you.

Tip- Stop criticizing each other for failures and try to appreciate the involved efforts of your partner.

No Or Waning Interest In Sex Life
No Or Waning Interest In Sex Life
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It is not that relationships are all about intimacy and sex life. However, it is a medium that helps two individuals to have comfort and solace in each other’s company. If you or your partner is always averse to the idea of intimacy, it is actually time for a serious introspection.

Tip- Aroma candles, aphrodisiac foods, spa sessions, and other things can really spice up your intimate life with your partner.

These warning signs are not meant to create panic in your mutual relationships but are more a guiding light for a long-lasting relationship. You need to pay immediate attention and take appropriate actions for a blossoming love life.

Who was your first crush? Do you remember his/her name? Do you still remember the way to the tuition class you all went to? It is said that what one loves in childhood remain in the heart forever. Maybe you also remember those innocent days when the dreams and desires were not so big. Everyone had a cute little crush on someone from the neighborhood, school, or tuition batch. Just a glimpse of that person was enough to sustain hundreds of dreamy thoughts in your headspace – right? And the best part is perhaps you never had to say that you like that person – he/she understood with your behavior!

Wish those cute and guiltless days of childhood could return again! We all wish for those days to return but they wouldn’t because time moves forward – the harsh truth! What you can do is – take your mind back to those times and remember those days. Just like me, you will smile happily!

Simply FLAMES Was Life & Happiness
Simply FLAMES Was Life & Happiness
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F – Friends; L – Love; A – Affair; M – Marriage; E – Enemy; S – Sister; This game was equal to love and happiness. If you have started liking someone, you always predicted your future with that person by playing this game. The similar letters of the names were nullified and the remaining were counted to move through the letters in the word “FLAME” one at a time until your count reaches the total number of leftover letters that you found previously. Mostly, all the last pages of all your notebooks were filled with this life-saving game! If E and S were the results, you used to avoid this person and if not you had a broad smile on your face!

Saving The Best Seat In The School Bus
Saving The Best Seat In The School Bus
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Of course, you had to save the best seat on the school bus for him/her just to be in the good books! Sometimes, the other person also reciprocated the same and all your dreams of that age just came true for that one moment. You didn’t like the idea of him/her sitting away from you!

The Best Snack Or Sweet Was For That Lucky One
The Best Snack Or Sweet Was For That Lucky One
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If you felt shy to give him/her the best snack or sweet, you requested your best friend to arrange a meeting at a quiet place to hand over the piece of heaven. Imagine, how simple were the happiness back then! You coaxed your mom to put that sweet/snack in your tiffin so that you can impress your lucky boy/girl.

You Actually Loved Your Friends Teasing You With Your Crush
You Actually Loved Your Friends Teasing You With Your Crush
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Now, be honest! You secretly had fairies dancing, clouds floating, and romantic songs playing in your head when your friends teased you with your crush’s name. But you acted as if you are too annoyed with their behavior. You shouted on your friends and even said that “there’s nothing like that, don’t overthink” n that jazz. But you waited to return home and reminisce those secret glances and start blushing.

Your Crush Was The Universe
Your Crush Was The Universe
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Be it the school or the tuition classes, your crush was the universe to you. Who cares or wants to learn trigonometry, the speed of light, mineral resources of India, or poems of Wordsworth! All you want to know was how he/she looks, how he/she reacts, how he/she smiles, how he/she walks, etc. You always woke up before the exam and your friends saved you from failing.

Being Proud For Your Crush
Being Proud For Your Crush
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You were always very proud of him/her achievements – be it in academics, verbal fight, physical fight, sports, elocution, etc. Your crush always pumped your chest and you felt like you won along with your crush. Such impeccable love is perhaps possible in childhood only.

Bollywood Fueled Your Imagination
Bollywood Fueled Your Imagination
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Bollywood can never be devoid of romance. In every genre of movies be it sports or thriller, murder mystery or comedy – there has to be a romantic angle. While listening to Bollywood songs, you imagined the face of your crush. While watching the videos of Bollywood songs, you replaced the hero/heroine with your crush. While you are alone in your room, you imagined these filmy sequences happening to you and your crush! That was too much love & fun for sure.

Those were the days when love didn’t arrive with a checklist like it does today. That first person you had a crush on your childhood was the best person to love. Why? Because there was no expectation at all. With time we lose touch with that attribute of love which is to feel free and expect nothing in the relationship. After reliving these cute and nostalgic days of school romance, I am sure you all would bring that flavor back with your current partner!

Classic things can never be wiped away from our memories. Like any other classic and timeless movies, Jab We Met didn’t meet with stupendous Box Office collections. It was definitely a hot film but when compared to the content of other potboilers, the profit of Jab We Met was low. But who wants to know the Box Office of Mughal-e-Azam, Pyasa, or Silsila? There are certain movies which are made ahead of times and their charm crosses the boundaries of time easily. Jab We Met is one of those rare movies which would always make you more confident about yourself, make you enjoy life, urge you to shed your inhibitions, and finally teach you to love yourself to the fullest.

The most interesting fact about this movie is that nobody expected anything from this movie. Imtiaz Ali was a flop director, Kareena & Shahid had a string of historic flops in their career. But this movie made them emerge from the ashes. Till today the fashion and dialogues of this movie are followed with pride.

In October 2018 this movie would celebrate its 11th anniversary. Let’s revise some major life lessons taught by this classic movie and refine our life once again.

  1. Love Yourself Without Conditions
Love Yourself Without Conditions
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No one can fall in love with you if you don’t love yourself. This is the most important tenet of Jab We Met. “Main apni favorite hoon” – Geet says it without any inhibition. She knows she has flaws like others but is simply proud of the way she looks or the way she thinks or the way she behaves. Half of the problems of life would change if you start loving yourself the way Geet loves herself.

  1. Practice What You Preach
Practice What You Preach
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It is definitely easy to preach something to others but practicing what you are preaching is most important. Geet was a happy-go-lucky, cheerful, and optimistic girl in the first half of the movie who teaches Aditya that one should never lose hope in life or face his challenges with bravery rather than escaping. But when life hits a rock bottom, she forgets her own teaching and becomes a pessimist who has no motive in life.

  1. Everything Is Fair In Love
Everything is Fair in Love
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Very simplistically, Geet understands the problems of Aditya’s mom even when she has never met her. A middle-aged lady who has an adult son runs away with her lover leaving only insult for the whole family – this is what Aditya thinks of his mom. But Geet enters his life and utters that age-old priceless logic – everything is fair in love. It really is! Maybe for a temporary time, your friends, relatives, and family members would be angry at you but eventually, they would understand. That’s why you should take every possible step to fulfill your love without fear.

  1. Break-Up is Just a Part of Life
Break-Up is Just a Part of Life
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Geet is madly in love with Anshuman whom she met during her college days. After her return to her home, she learns that her family is fixing her marriage with one of her childhood friends and she runs away from home only to learn that Anshuman is not ready to marry her. He breaks up with her citing she is very childish and crazy. Geet cannot handle this break-up and becomes another version of Aditya. Just like your job, social status, peer group, etc., the break-up is also just a part of your life, and not your whole life. Your whole life, therefore, cannot succumb to self-pity – right? The right one would enter your life just at the right time!

  1. Follow Your Heart …. Always
Follow Your Heart …. Always
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This is from the book of Shah Rukh Khan and his romantic mannerism in Bollywood. Your brain and your heart would always have a tussle but always follow what your heart says for happiness in the long run. Geet thinks that she cannot convince her family easily to marry a non-Sikh man and thus effortlessly plans to run away. Why? Because her heart is convinced that after some time, all will be fine! And she takes up every other step with that ease!

  1. Simply Play Life, Don’t Get Serious
Simply Play Life, Don’t Get Serious
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Here is another lesson from the world of Geet and Aditya – stop taking your life seriously. Be attached to everyone, feel for everything, but also know to free yourself from everything. Because the moment you are serious, you feel pain more intensely. Geet is a family-oriented person who would do anything for her family but she also knows how to get the love of her life and thus doesn’t wait for her family to reprimand her for choosing a non-Sikh man. Instead, plans to elope with plans of returning later. In a line or two, she changes the world of Aditya. She says that “In the future, I don’t want to blame anyone and say that my life got ruined because of you”

  1. Never Let Go Off Your Passion
Never Let Go Off Your Passion
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You may have a passion – everybody has! Never ever give up on that passion. Life may make you do something else but always save your time for that passion because that would keep you happy. Aditya forgot about his singing passion and started leading life like a robot. Geet made this logic clearer to him and he found happiness in his office.

  1. Friendship & Love Is found In The Least Expected Places & Situations
Friendship & Love is found in the Least Expected Places and Situations
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You never know when and where you will meet someone who would become an intrinsic part of your life. Maybe you end up influencing that person or get influenced by him/her in a big way. Geet found Aditya in a train traveling between Mumbai and Delhi. With a spate of horrendous incidents, they explore each other and become friends. Geet ends up inspiring an almost dead (emotionally) Aditya. Geet finds love when her ex-lover is back in her life and is ready to take the relationship further. So, basically, life is full of surprises and friendship & love which forms the major part of life are formed when least expected.

  1. Be Crazy Now To Laugh Later
Be Crazy Now to Laugh Later
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There is some need for craziness in your life. These crazy or weird attitude would give you some shining memories to ponder forever. The tasks that we do in life are mundane and sometimes you simply need to jerk off the monotony. Geet urges Aditya to take a plunge into deep water. She also urges him to burn his ex-girlfriend’s picture and flush it away. All these are creepy to Aditya but he finds a charm in it later.

  1. The family Is Always The Medicine During Crisis
The family is Always the Medicine during Crisis
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The family is the one place where you are always safe. You can be wrong or very wrong, but your family would always accept you. They may punish you for a while or say something harsh but that is only for a moment. They will always love you unconditionally and without any expectation at all. Geet was away from all contacts for 9 months and her family doesn’t ask anything to her, simply accepts her.

  1. Plans Hardly Work Out, So Don’t Fret
Plans Hardly Work out, so Don’t Fret
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Geet had a plan ready for herself after college. She was supposed to elope with Anshuman, the love of her life, and later settle in the hills. But life definitely had some other plans for her. Sit down and count your best memories – how many of these memories were a result of pre-planned actions? I hope you got the answer – always rely on unplanned trips or activities and never fret when plans are dissolved. Because the Almighty always keeps the best plans for you.

After reading this whole blog, you must be feeling like watching this movie again! Go and enjoy it once again and don’t forget to share with us about your favorite life lesson from Jab We Met.

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