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In very early days of my college years, I had a friend who was coping with a breakup. I couldn’t help but wonder at times that what is so attention seeking and captivating in her man that she just cannot get herself together? After a few years, by destiny’s play, I had to step into her shoes because I was contemplating severe acts against my depressive chain of thoughts.

Then I had a thought, I cannot do this to myself. I just cannot retreat myself into a cool, dark place of a cocoon, I couldn’t get much dumber. I was in a deep, dark pit of shallow and mundane thoughts where my happiness laid in the hands of a person who had abandoned me. I had completely forgotten my self-worth and my grounds shook beneath my feet. But, then again there is always light at the end of the tunnel! I met a friend who consoled me in and out, empathized with my suffering and handed over a rope to me to get out of that pit.

If you too, know someone whose behaviour is unlike the normal days, their social media presence is off-putting and any other signs that you feel might be a cause of worry. Then, you should definitely lend an ear to that friend dealing with traumatizing thoughts post a breakup.

1)    Empathy is the key
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Gautama Buddha said it right, “Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.” When you know that your friend is not able to get over the depressing thoughts of his lover’s departure it is best to climb into her/his skin and think out loud from their viewpoint. Only then, you’ll be able to come to the best conclusion.

2)    Don’t be judgmental too early
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Hear me loud, there is a huge difference between listening and understanding. It happens every day, people fall apart, some of them get back together and some of them don’t! In those times the best you can do to your friend is not try to be hard on them. Most of the people behave bizarre and odd when they face challenging times, this simply does not imply that you have to reciprocate the feeling. Don’t! Give them time!

3)    Introduce them to a hobby
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This is perhaps the best thing you can help them with. Whenever a person focuses on her/his hobby he is bound to give more than 50% of his attention to the said task. You can ask them what brings out the best in them so that they can switch off their negativities and re-boot! They like to paint, bring them acrylic colours, they lie to dance, make them join an academy. Make them push their energies into something prodcutive and useful!

4)    TALK
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It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice. Why do I say that? There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear! Talk to them when they feel alone at night or when they ignore everyone else around them. Take a walk. It helps!

5)    Ask them to travel
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Last but not the least, travelling unties all the knots that we bind, be it the knots of pessimism or residues of over-thinking. After you lose someone special, you gain a lot of lessons and some of the best lessons we learn are from travelling!

Tell us in the comments below if you’ve any more tips we would love to hear!  

24 is an awkward yet wise age. This number sounds heavy and more so, the baggage it gives from the society makes it plausible. You start to look back on the times you’ve spent with people who were literally there for you. There are those who stab you in the back, those who stand for you miraculously and those who never return back.

At 24, you realize that maybe you haven’t stopped loving people but more so, you have lost trust in them and you begin to learn if you can really love someone just for a moment, without trusting them, believing that you can even take a bullet for them.

Sometimes at 24, you retreat yourself into a cocoon again and refuse to come out of it because you are so done with those who constantly are out there to drain your energy and bring you no good.

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At 24, you voluntarily avoid the people you love and hurt yourself by hurting them and don’t know the reasons behind your actions. You escape. You start doing things you never thought you would do. Your cocoon becomes ever so stronger and maybe you become weaker than ever from inside.

And sometimes tragically at 24, your 20’s begin afresh with the new challenges and curve balls. Avoid, Do, Read, Learn, Accept, Move On and look out for a fresh change at 24.

  1. Pleasing people account for your own failure.
  2. Watch out for those who don’t applaud your achievements.
  3. Ignore the constant pulling you down remarks. They are not worth it.
  4. Ignoring negativity is no sign of an optimist.
  5. Stay away from those who always want to have ‘the last word’.
  6. If you feel they drain your energy, learn to ignore them.
  7. Seek what is seeking you.
  8. Recall back your day every night.
  9. Keep a journal.
  10. Travel as far as you can, as much as you can.
  11. Ignorance is truly a bliss!
  12. Respect everyone’s individuality.

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  13. Judge but don’t hate! There’s a difference!
  14. There will be great days.
  15. There will be awful days too.
  16. Respect yours and others choices.
  17. Lend an ear to a person in need.
  18. Meet people Face To Face.
  19. Write every day. You need not publish it.
  20. The world you see is a reflection of you.
  21. Even your closest friends will hurt you at some point in time.
  22. Don’t stay in the past. It will not bring any good.
  23. Invest in genuine friendships.
  24. You can always go on a long walk after a bad day!
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    Image Credits: The comics are by artist Augustina Argentina.

Eat to Live, Don’t live to Eat

Here’s some Italian wisdom to get your taste buds already tickling! While we English-speaking folks tend to say something along the lines of “work to live, don’t live to work” – showing our work-centric approach to life, Italians have shown us a better way to love food and life!

‘Mamma Mia’ is the word that comes to my mind when I think of a freshly made penne arrabiata! Delhi has no dearth of amazing food joints and outlets and over these years what has kept me hooked on this city is the amazing food options that it offers to the natives and unlike!

The essence of pan-pizzas, spaghetti and what not is already lingering on my mind. I am sure you’ve been to one or two places I am about to mention and if you have not got that lucky then consider your food experience attain sheer salvation!

Big Chill Café, Khan Market, MGF Metropolitan
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Who hasn’t heard of Big Chill! It is the universe of amazing pasta and pizza delights. The minute you’ll have that first bite of their red-sauce pasta it is going to be a Bon’ Appetite Moment! But I am pretty sure it’s the Audrey Hepburn staring down at me from her Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster. Here, surrounded by pretty posters of artists long gone, in the warm ambient light, the buzz of conversations floating about, you can hardly brush off the good feeling that engulfs you.

QD’s, Satya Niketan/GTB Nagar 
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I was introduced to QD’s in my first year of graduation and not because of its heavenly pasta. But, because of the steamed momos, it offers to its visitors. I’ll make a confession here – I am not a fan of momos, in fact as much as I like the sound of this dish’s name the same amount of hatred is for this dish. A few of my friends even call me an outsider aka not a Delhite. But, who is generalizing? Right! If you are ever craving for those perfect bites of mouth-watering pasta then QD’s is surely the place to be! Leave the chicken tandoori momos aside for your non-vegetarian friends.

Tipsy Elephant Café, Connaught Place 
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I started my graduation in the year 2012, back then CP was a place for lazy office-goers and metro regulars, and now whenever I am in and around CP I have seen a phenomenal change in its aura! It has become the-place-to-be on a Saturday night! With this fresh and sensational change, there is also a sea of same interior style imitated on cafes around each block. Defying all these “me-too” blocks is Tipsy Elephant Café that offers you a balcony on a spring night with your people to enjoy the best of 80’s music. Coming back to Italy, You have to try their veggie delight pizza that is a sight to behold and savour for the time you’re there at this place.

Billu’s Hut, Netaji Subhash Place
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If you are that one spendthrift person like me and on a lonely Friday night your only escape is food then take out that vehicle or hail the Red-Line metro to experience the wonders of Billu’s Hut. Billu’s Hut is an extremely popular food joint for mixed sauce, red-sauce and penne Alfredo. How can I forget? Their kit Kat and traffic jam shake are to die for! These two amazing eateries will only cost you 200 bucks and then you can’t call it a Friday night! It is truly death by chocolate and of course, by the spices of Italy in their dishes on the menu!

Vault Café, Connaught Place
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I have been to Vault Café too many times to count and every time the chef’s culinary skills do not fail to impress me. Vault Café is that one place where you can just enjoy those good, old, nice, bored, sad whatever talks with your girlfriends and relish the taste of their spaghetti. You can count on me for this one! I don’t know if they’re those wall like vaults that attract me to the place and give me a sense of being in one of those harry potter movies or the outdoor seating or the Italian food! Vault Café is a must visit for all things too good to be really true!

Street Shopping is the “it” thing to do when you have your pockets full and varieties of style in mind. Who needs to visit expensive malls and shopping complexes when one can buy anything and everything from street markets like Janpath, Sarojini Nagar, Paharganj, Chandni Chowk and many more? This article aims at throwing light on one such obscure lane near “Janpath” known as the ‘Gujarati Market’.

When you find yourself at the end of Janpath Market, you’ll find another hidden treasure, on the right side, also known as the ‘Gujarati Market’. Depicting the ethnic culture of Gujarat, this market attracts many tourists. A small hub of Indian handicraft items – this Gujarati Market is a pocket-friendly arena for those who are fond of Indian handicrafts and ethnic wear.

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Jhollas similar to a haversack is found in abundance at this market. They are handcrafted with beautiful embroidery over them. You can also find Jhollas with patchwork, sheesha work (mirror work), and other forms of beautiful embroidery. These bags in this market are sold at reasonable prices ranging from INR 350/-. Stylish traditional clutches are also available here; these clutches when used strategically will give a stunning look to your attire. Clutches here are available in different sizes and their prices vary accordingly. For the smallest clutch, the vendors charge INR 350/-approximately. For those looking for an extra “oomph” on their tradition game, the ‘Potli’ purses are a steal deal!

Embroidered Gujrati jackets also known as ‘Kutch’, a traditional piece of clothing worn during dandiya is also available here. You can find Kutch in Phulkari embroidery as well. Kutch costs start from INR.300/- and scale up depending on the amount of density of embroidery on the jackets.

The list of handicrafts items doesn’t end here. For interior designing lovers, this market gives you a surprise! In this section of the market, you can get different varieties of paintings; Rajasthani paintings are found most prominently here. The cost of paintings increases according to the size and the fabric is painted on it. The prices dawn from INR 150/- for the smallest and accelerate higher according to the size of the painting. Mughal era inspired paintings which cost INR 650/- approximately are also found here.

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You can also find a few chic dinning décors materials in this market. Patchwork table runners, as well as table runners in silk fabric, will give a nice bohemian feel and a bright look to the interiors of your house. And they cost INR 350/-! Other than that, you can also find single and double sized bed sheets, cushion covers, wall hangings and a lot of other items to beautify your home with eye-catching handicrafts easily available here with costs ranging up to INR 3500/- but after initial bargain tricks, you can get it for INR 1800/-. The embellished divan bed sheets are available for INR 2800/-, while silk and cotton cushion covers with Gujrati embroidery will cost you INR 750/-.

Bags in Gujarati Market
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Sarees from Banaras with brocade work, Gujrati Ghagra, Phulkari Dupattas, Gujrati belts, Tassels, heavily embroidered dress material are the uniqueness of this market. Their costs range from INR 650/- to INR3000/-, but you can bargain your heart out and get them for lesser prices. Lastly, for those who love ethnic and antique jewelry–this is the place for you! Here you can find all kinds of silver antique jewellery at affordable prices. Also known as “Banjaran” jewellery this comes from Gujarat and Karnataka. The price of 25 paisa coin statement neckpieces’ ranges from INR 500/- to INR 2500/-, but you can bargain for them as well and get them for at rates you’d never think of.

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For those of you who are extremely fond of traditional articles, whether it is clothes or accessories or décor, the Gujrati Market is definite a pit stop in Delhi NCR. So, don’t wait and hit the streets of Delhi with Gujarat in your heart!

 

The great Herophilus said it right, “When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.” Today in this fast race of life where one is so occupied in her/his daily chores he hardly has time to divide between what’s actually important and what’s not.

With the onset of new age philosophies, careers have fast racked, digital devices have replaced textbooks, Kindles have replaced novels, and elevators have replaced stairs and what not! The only measure that is constantly being affected is common man’s health. I am not talking about any pop-celebrity who is taken care by a team size of 10 people. It is the daily commoner whose health is only his hands and no one else.

Digitization has almost left its footprint in every nook and corner of India. Be it a rickshaw puller, a watchman, a tailor, a small vendor or the metropolitan city commuter. They all function when their phones function and most importantly when their “apps” function!

This stimulation of your smartphone and health care has been bought into practice by few bestselling applications that will help your health and calorie count in check! They are available on both – Apple and Play store and a user can take maximum benefit from amazing workout and yoga sessions. Take a look!

Sweat by Kayla Itsines
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Sweat is the go-to place for women’s health and fitness, now hosting multiple trainers and programs. Kayla Itsines’ BBG program includes high-intensity plyometric training using minimal space & equipment. Kayla has also developed BBG Stronger, a new weights-based program for gym goers. The goal isn’t weight loss, it’s to make women around the world be happy in their own bodies and be bikini body confident.

HealthifyMe
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The HealthifyMe app with over 5 Million users is free to download and use. Premium plans along with personal coaching is recommended for users looking to see better results in weight loss, building muscles, toning up, or controlling medical conditions. The personalized diet and fitness plans are designed to deliver faster results in a healthy way.

Runkeeper
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Runkeeper is a GPS fitness-tracking app for iOS and Android with over 50 million users. First launched in 2008 by CEO Jason Jacobs with the help of “moonlighting engineers” and Raizlabs. Runkeeper integrates with the built-in music function of the phone and social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.

SworkIt
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Most people don’t work out because they don’t think they have the time or find it too intimidating. Sworkit guides you with video workouts for your specific needs that can be done at home in as little as 5-15 minutes.

Jefit
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Jefit is a health and fitness app for Android that helps users to keep on track, live healthier, and stay motivated with their fitness goal. JEFIT is the ultimate personal training and workout tracker for all individuals looking for that extra step and motivation to get back into the gym and achieve their fitness goals.

“There’s something about this man”, I said to myself as I puckered a brow and adjusted my handbag’s strap on my shoulder struggling hard to find a seat in the Delhi metro with earphones plugged in my ears. There was a sea of people running towards where I stood in the compartment of the train and all my plans of watching “Notting Hill” went in vain. After two or maybe three stations passed by, I managed to begin the movie and I could not help myself but notice that smile to die for this Brit gentleman.

As soon as I started watching the romantic comedy with Julia Roberts making way to Hugh Grant’s apartment because he spilt his coffee on a million buck jacket. Yes, his name is Grant, Hugh Grant! I fell in love with every dialogue he uttered in the 2-hour drama and especially in the scene where he said, “whoopsie-daisies”.

I couldn’t stop myself there, this fine actor has contributed to the Hollywood celluloid in a gigantic manner and how! I here present 5 romantic yet love-struck quotes from his films. Warning: You might fall in love with him too!

1. Notting Hill

After all, I’m just a girl in front of a boy asking him to love her!

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This quote has melted my heart so many times that in reality, I’ve literally lost count! Anna Scott aka Julia Roberts is a megastar in the movie and when she confesses her love for Grant aka Mr Thacker – time stands still!

2. Eat Pray Love

“I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.” 

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Dear Reader, I literally urge you to read this quote again if you are a female. You’d definitely skip a beat, I am sure of that!

3. Sense and Sensibility

“What do you know of my heart? What do you know of anything but your own suffering? For weeks, Marianne, I’ve had this pressing on me without being at liberty to speak of it to a single creature. It was forced on me by the very person whose prior claims ruined all my hope. I have endured her exultations again and again whilst knowing myself to be divided from Edward forever. Believe me, Marianne had I not been bound to silence I could have provided proof enough of a broken heart, even for you.”

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Having studied literature for five years and a lot over the years, I was introduced to Jane Austen at a very tender age. Sense and Sensibility is my favourite novel after The Pride and Prejudice and this quote justifies it all! It Does!

4. A Lot Like Love

“You are really starting to annoy me, Stanton.”
Nick didn’t blink. “Good. By the end of the night, I hope to finish the job.” 

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I don’t know if this quote sounds romantic to you or not! But, it does to me. Stanton the protagonist conveys her feeling to Grant is such a simple yet romantic manner. I really hope to do that in real life!

5. Four Weddings and a Funeral

 A toast before we go into battle. True love. In whatever shape or form it may come. May we all in our dotage be proud to say, “I was adored once too?”

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Last but not the least, Four Weddings and a Funeral is Grant’s finest and this quote above inferences his work at its best!

Isn’t the cupid dancing on your head already? *winks*

 

When we enter this world, little are we aware that we have already been given a name, race, respect, religion, caste and other few initials and patterns that we carry around with us as baggage all through our lives!

Anyway, we are not going to be beating around the bush here! We make our way towards school which is the first step in our connection to the world. Real or Unreal we will discuss that later.

We learn to hold that pencil and scribble vowels on the notebooks and funny images on our house-walls. We learn to walk, talk, eat, chew and what not. Having learned all these lessons at home first, we march towards that gate of school which is the temple of our learning.

It is a place where we meet those who influence our lives for the rest of it. Teachers, friends and even bullies. School leaves us with those memories that are cherished forever and can never be erased. The most crucial stages of growing up are the teenage days.  Where world becomes our own stage and us sixteen or seventeen-year-olds treat ourselves as the best debutants.

Here’s a checklist of lessons that one should abide by when he is passing through these poignant days of growing up.

You don’t have it all figured out.
You don't have it all figured out
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You might look around and think that everyone else has got it all, but they don’t. They are good at being in the crowd and even being a blender. You might as well think that they are watching the right movies, listening to the famous songs and trying on the best clothes at slumbers! Don’t measure yourself by others. Just don’t! Believing and hating popular things doesn’t make you stand out. Remember, you aren’t on the same timetable as someone else. You are not expected to live life in the same order as them either.

Don’t Become a Peer Pressure’s Prey!
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Peer Pressure as the name suggests is a prey. Don’t fall for wrong advice and especially don’t fall for suggestions and opinions of those who look down upon you. You don’t need to worry about not having had a boyfriend/girlfriend and thinking you’re the only one who doesn’t carry the tag of a committed relationship. Embrace your individuality. You have a whole life ahead of you to try out these things.

You are not weird
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No matter how deserted or isolated you feel in a group, know this that you are not at all weird. Embrace your uniqueness and be proud of it. Whatever you are thinking or experiencing at a certain time in life is not specific to you. We all have been there and we all face low-brows and meltdowns at some point of time in life.

A character is Important & Imperative!

Personal integrity is a thing you’ll have to maintain for the rest of your life. Embrace it and treasure it for your own self for nobody else can make it up for you. Make your own grounds, beliefs and follow what your influencers, teachers and parents say. Go deep in courage to do the right thing. Go deep in modesty. Go deep in individuality. Be your own confidant!

Be thankful and be humble! 
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At the end of the day, it’s all about perspective. Be grateful for all the blessings that have been showered upon you and thank others and the Almighty for them.

Love Yourself – For this time will never come back!

The thing about solo travel is, you can never feel 100% ready. There will always be a tiny voice at the back of your head asking, “Are you crazy?”

It is true in literal sense of the term that travelling opens new gates and horizons for us. The world becomes a platter and small hamlets, cities become our dishes to cherish. Last year, I decided to just pack my bags and head towards one of the most beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh – Kasauli. It is one such place where homestay owners run their own Instagram business and localities run marathon.

This place is not just a delight for sight but also for religious and spiritual awakening! Read on why Kasauli should be your next travel destination!

Monkey Point
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I started my journey of exploring Kasauli with Monkey Point. Monkey point is the highest peak view point where a lot of travelers especially cover on their journey. Monkey Point is a peaceful peak area where one can get a view of the entire Chandigarh plain view and river Satluj flowing through Himalayas. Its name is Monkey Point because of the famous Hanuman Temple located at a height.

Mall Road
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Unlike Shimla and Manali, Kasauli’s Mall Road is typically smaller in demographic range. This is a much loved exception to the otherwise quiet Kasauli. While most areas in Kasauli are off-beat, one must not miss this colorful hustle bustle of the town. The market is at its vibrant best during early evenings and I would personally recommend and evening stroll at the market.

Baptist Church
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The Baptist Church located near the entrance of Mall Road is one amazing attraction of this small town. This church was built by Britishers in 1923, and it is highly influenced by a blend of Indian and Victorian patterns of architectural designs. A must visit for history lovers.

Sunset/Lover’s Point
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The sunset point lies near the army cantonment area and it is a breathtaking place to be. The lane through which I passed the area is also known as Gilbert trail or Lover’s Lane which is a quite lane to watch and click good photographs of the Himalayan sceneries.

Tibetan Food
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One just should not miss the mouth-watering Tibetan cuisines Kasauli has to offer when one is on a stay. One can try the incredibly tasty momos and ginger green tea at the cafes located on the mall road. Narinder Sweet House on NH22 is particularly popular for the same.

There’s still a lot more to explore about Kasauli, if you make it there anytime then travel tell us about your experience.

“Things Change. Time Change.  People got to change with them.”

“You can tell a lot about a person by what’s on their playlist.”

“That’s what I love about music. One of the banalest scenes is suddenly invested with so much meaning.”

Can you relate to these wonderful quotes from a brilliant, brilliant movie? Yes, we know you literally murmured “Begin Again” while reading these three.

This movie is personally my one of the favourite movie to watch over and again. It has lifted me up in times of despair and cheered me again and again when I wanted to. Let me share a little brief about the wonderful writing of this romantic narration.

Dan and Greta meet with Saul, Dan’s business partner and co-founder of their record label, but he does not see the same potential in Greta and turns her away. Undeterred, Dan proposes that he and Greta produce their own album together, to be recorded live during the summer at various public locations around New York City. Recruiting a team of talented musicians, including Greta’s best friend Steve, Dan sets out to make an album worthy of being published by his label. During this time, Dan and Greta bond both personally and professionally, and Greta takes Dan’s teenage daughter Violet, a fledgeling guitarist, under her wing and encourages her to play on the album.

When the album is finished, Dan and Greta meet again with Saul, who is very impressed with their collaboration. Greta demands that Saul give Dan his job back and give her a bigger share in the deal. They leave without reaching an agreement, but Dan feels confident that Saul will eventually sign Greta to the label.

Greta visits Dan at his apartment as he prepares to move back home, having made amends with his wife. She tells him that she does not want him to release her album, instead preferring to distribute it online for $1. Although Dan returns to work with Saul, he agrees to let Greta release the album online and helps her to promote the release. The next day, Saul jokingly fires Dan for promoting Greta’s album and informs him that it sold 10,000 copies in its first day of release.

Important lessons to learn from ‘Begin Again – The Movie’

1. Music sets the mood right!
1) Music sets the mood right!
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This is one such movie where you can connect with the characters for real and can sail the same boat they are sailing. When Greta is ditched by Adam Levine she turns her pain into the art she is most fond of. She does not go back to him only because she sees her worth in the eyes of Mark Ruffalo who pushes her to concentrate on her own thing.

2. Cheating Does Not Happen By Accident
Cheating Does Not Happen By Accident!
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Adam Levine cheats on Greta with a colleague from work and tells her when he is back from a tour. She is devastated beyond measure because he acts so natural before her as if it’s no big deal. Great decides to leave him for her own good. This simply implies in all real-life relationships too! One does not fall into the trap of cheating. We all know we are going to hurt a person when we choose to.

3. Heartbreaks are a good teacher!
Heartbreaks are a good teacher!
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Indeed they are, there are no second thoughts about it. Break-Ups are tough to deal with, but how does one choose to deal with them is the real deal. Heartbreaks make you stronger and you do look through people when they try to mean otherwise. They are the real lessons which will come our way to make our foundation strong.

4. No matter what, You can always “Begin Again”!
, You can always “Begin Again”
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We’ve come back to where we started, by beginning again! No matter, how hard does life get – One can always begin again. After all, we are all lost stars trying to shine through the dark. Begin again, next time more wisely!

 

Shahpur Jat as the name suggests is one of the coolest street shopping markets around the South Delhi area. Its outskirts are covered by small hamlets that happily co-exist with the urban population that covers the internal region. Let us brief you a little about the market before we actually tell you, how vibrant is the place to be on weekends.

Shahpur Jat is an urban village in South Delhi, located near the suburbs of Hauz Khas Village and in one of the ancient capitals of Delhi, Siri Fort. Shahpur Jat gets its initials from the Jat community. When the Jats saw the potential of the fertile lands of Shahpur village they moved to the area and gave the area their community’s name. It is basically a very old traditional area inhabited by havelis. With the rise of start-up culture in India, Shahpur Jat has attracted a lot of youngsters to set-up their own co-work places.

Due to the exceptionally low rents in the area, and its proximity to the premier institutes like Jawaharlal Nehru University Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and National Institute of Fashion Technology, Shahpur Jat has attracted many startups and boutiques like KleverKid, Avanti, Holidify, Eckovation, Consure Medical, etc.

When it comes to wedding season, Shahpur Jat offers manifold options for ethnic and accessories shopping. Take a look at some of the best boutiques of Shahpur Jat to rock your perfect, wedding attire!

Be Jalebi
Be Jalebi
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Be Jalebi tops our list because it understands the indo-western taste of its customers and offers amazing options for its female customers. This boutique specializes in their kimono, poncho and anarkali suits collection. Be Jalebi has got all that an ethnic shopper wants! And, once you are there, you cannot help but notice the funky ‘shagun ka lifafas’ that they have got!

Bageecha Banaras
Bageecha Banaras
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If you really want that one, perfect Vidya Balan look, Bageecha Banaras is the one-stop shop for you. The place offers rich silk outfits most of which are blended with delicate gold zari work. Their styles are specially draped around mannequins as if Rekha from 70’s or Vidya Balan at every award function dresses up.

Avnni Kapur
Avnni Kapur
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Avnni Kapoor in Shahpur Jat has got something for everyone. Right from traditional anarkalis, lehengas, sarees, etc. to chic Indo-westerns, this boutique has got a plethora of exquisite creations to suit everyone’s taste. Funky, classic, fusion, elegant or anything else- whatever is the term that defines your style, you name it and you’ll get it!

Vaitaanika
Vaitaanika
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Vaitaanika’s intricate jewels are modern and edgy, yet they are connected to the roots and exude classiness of the heritage at the same time. Their accessories are a sure-shop hit among all the other stores Shahpur Jat will offer you. Once you are done with your merchandise, shop the right accessories just here.

Now, that we’ve reached the end of the post we’re sure you must have got a fair idea of what, where and when to shop around Shahpur Jat. Take your girlfriends out for a wonderful wedding shopping spree and come back to us if you find anything new or extravagant for the groom and brides to be!

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