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Feb, 17, 2017 By admin Comments
Dieting is basically the act of restricting oneself from eating some particular items or having a fixed set of food items everyday with the aim to lose weight in less time. Similar to drug use, diets take you to a temporary phase of satisfaction which never lasts forever. Apart from the fact that it takes a lot of effort, it takes a toll on your long term health and happiness. A lot of people believe in the magic of diets because they are blinded by their desire to become lean. What they forget is that everyone is born in a way which need not be changed unless it’s unhealthy. Being curvy and skinny, both have a different set of pros and cons. And remember, nobody’s perfect. This is why we think dieting is stupid as hell: • Diets affect your mood You know how chocolate is capable of turning your mood around? Similarly, tasty food makes you happy. Most people tend to act grumpy when they don’t get their desirable dishes. • Diets are temporary As long as you stick to your diet routine, you’ll see some results that will make you happy. But as soon as you indulge in some fried food, even just for a day, all your hard work goes to waste. • Dieting screws with your metabolism When you’re on a diet for a prolonged time, your body gets used to using less energy which results to the storage of more fat when you stop your diet. This is why people gain weight exponentially after putting a pause to their diet. Exercise and stay healthy instead. • Dieting is a pain if you travel very often Being fussy with food is definitely an issue if you travel a lot. You either need to carry your diet stuff everywhere or settle for food that doesn’t fit in your diet list which again, is not healthy. • YOLO Well, you only live once so why miss on the delicious food which is available all around the world. Some people love trying new cuisines which is definitely a better option than punishing your palate just to enter the “small size league”. Can you really live without cupcakes for the rest of your lives?
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Sep, 26, 2016 By admin Comments
Twinkle Khanna a.k.a Mrs. Funnybones is not only a fine bollywood actor but also a brilliant newspaper columnist, author and an interior designer. Her book – ‘Mrs Funnybones’ was published last year by Penguin India which got some amazing reviews and was also ranked in Hindustan Times’ best non-fiction chart. She also writes columns for The Times of India and Daily News and Analysis. Twinkle has a marvelous sense of interior designing and we know that because we have seen it! We had dinner at the Kumar’s once, NOT. Jokes apart, we saw it on the internet and some fashion magazines which featured her incredible work. She recently designed Rani Mukherjee’s new house too and it looks F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! Twinkle Khanna loves jewellery and her idea of happiness is riding a scooter in shorts and kurta in Goa. Well, she’s pretty much like us except for the fact that she’s married to the handsome hunk - Akshay Kumar. So jealous ! Apart from having a funny bone, Twinkle has an amazing taste in fashion too. Wow! Is there anything this woman can’t do?  Here are some of the times she showed us how fusion is done right. Twinkle has shown us that a woman should never stop dreaming and learning. We should keep on trying new things which will not only help us all evolve but will also carve us into strong independent women. A marriage is just a change in your relationship status and that shouldn’t affect your career or kill your passion. Thanks for the lesson, T!
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Sep, 22, 2016 By admin Comments
“Clothes are meant to cover one’s body”, a wise yet hypocrite man once said. Why does a niqab cover a woman’s face? And why don’t men wear niqabs too? Why is a three inch show of waist acceptable when we wear sarees but the same three inches seem vulgar from under a crop-top? Why is it okay for boys to wear shorts and play football but if girls do the same, it’s looked down upon. Why is it okay for a guy to grow his hair  in order to look like Bon Jovi but if girls want to chop their hair just to feel lighter, it’s a disgrace? Why is a rape victim blamed for showing some skin when the real problem lies in the inability of a man to control his testosterone? Why is it “cool” for a guy to wear super low waist jeans to show off the brand of their underwear but a little bra strap peeping out of a woman’s top is considered unethical? I have always loved wearing shift dresses that end above the knee. I would style it with a printed warm scarf and wedges, rub against some strong cologne and smack a soft pink lipstick on. During winter, especially. Little did I know that this source of happiness would become a major matter of concern after marriage. The family I was married into had a good name in the society and was one of the modern upgraded ones. At least that’s what others thought. Whereas in reality, the only thing they had plenty of, was money. I have never been one of those who could be tamed. And no woman should be told what to wear. The only person who has the right to tell us what to wear is the stylist. A woman is free to wear whatever she wishes to and it’s about time men understand the fact that we dress for ourselves and not them. We would rather roam naked if our dress sense was aimed at pleasing them. And don’t worry, I still wear shift dresses. Shorter ones now, in fact. But it’s not just about me. It’s about you and your mother and your daughter and all those beautiful women you see every day. Why don’t men wear “niqabs”?  
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Sep, 09, 2016 By admin Comments
Women are generally considered to be the weaker sex in this male dominant world. Some women might be physically weaker as compared to men but that surely don’t make the whole sex inferior. Now-a-days, more and more impressionable women are leaving their marks on the trophies in various fields which everyone should be proud of. Here are some of habits that make an impressionable independent woman:
  • Be confident
Whatever you do, do it with confidence because nothing is sexier than a confident woman. You have to believe in yourself for the world to do the same.
  • Spend some quality time with yourself
Go out shopping, discover new eating joints and enjoy some wine with just yourself. It will make you happier person and you don’t need to depend on anybody to have a good time.
  • Stop taking shit
Don’t let anyone make you feel small just because you’re a woman. Sexism needs a full stop and sexists need a kick below the belt.
  • Empower other women
Respect and authorize other women because girls compete but women collaborate. It’s time to stop the guys from taking advantage of cat fights, you know?
  • Love your body
Beauty cannot be defined by the size or the complexion of a human being. Nobody is perfect and that is what makes everybody beautiful in their own unique way. A star looks stunning and so does a sunflower and they look nothing alike.
  • Have a plan
And some life goals because living without a purpose is like driving to a new place without a map. It’s a waste of time and creates chaos.
  • Never stop learning
Just like the actor-turned-designer-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna (blog link), keep on learning and experimenting with new things. Let your hobbies become your ATM machine for sky is the limit!
  • Take risks
Yes, you might fall but darling, what if you fly? Living a life with ‘what ifs’ is so not healthy. So, do it and have some faith in God.
  • Put a pause on the drama
Adjust, adapt and command respect instead of demanding it. You don’t need a prince to be treated like a princess. Do it yourself and do it for you.
  • Set your priorities right
Everything needs to be in order, in order to become a strong independent woman. Know what is most important to you so you can focus and block the petit issues in life.
  • Never be dependent on anyone for money
If you want to be treated as an equal, you need to act like one. Pay your own bills even after marriage or at least have a job that can fill your bank account because the future is uncertain and you have to be smart and armed (not with guns or something. Although, that would work too). Women can do anything that a man can, in fact, they do it better and with love. No offence guys but you know you love us. Are you an impressionable independent woman?  
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Aug, 26, 2016 By admin Comments
When I was 16, I was invited to this friend’s party where sushi and karaoke was on the menu. I wasn’t allowed to attend it because the party wouldn’t end before 10pm. “Why can’t I stay out till 10?”, I yelled. “Because you’re not an adult. Now go back to your room.”, my father said. End of the discussion. Over the years, many plans were canned and many mornings I found myself sleeping on a drenched pillow. A few years down the road, I turned 19. Definitely an adult now, I thought. Some dancing in the club was the plan which was yet again turned down by my parents. More furious than ever, I demanded for an explanation. “You’re a grown woman now. It’s not safe at night”, was the reply. I was confused. Being a kid was a problem and so was being an adult? Meanwhile, my younger brother never faced such disappointments. He could come back from his friend’s place at midnight and no one would even shoot a single question at him. pic1 Why this divide? Because my parents loved me more? Because he was smarter? Because he was stronger? I don’t think so. It’s just because he’s a boy and I’m a girl. Apparently, girls aren’t safe anywhere at night which is why getting back home before “it’s too late” is mandatory. Why isn’t a girl safe, by the way? Because some filthy men are unable to put a leash onto their hormones. So, if men are the problem, why do they have all the freedom in the world? If women are unsafe, why aren’t we concentrating on strengthening the security instead of caging them inside their own houses? It’s like we are getting punished for being nicer and humane. It’s about time women could breathe-in the cold air and dance under the moonlight without having to carry a pepper-spray. After all, time is just a number with a colon in between and nobody’s a Cinderella. How late is “too late”?
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Aug, 19, 2016 By admin Comments
Aren’t rules meant to be broken? How would the navigators discover new places if they stuck to the map instead of experimenting with new ways? How would the fashion evolve if tons of designers didn’t come up with new styles every season? How would women look awesome in boy-cuts if they stuck to the tradition of having a knee length hairstyle? • Change is good Change is the way to growth and evolution. If everything remained the same, we would still be living like the Stone Age generation. • Old is not gold People say that the older you are the wiser you get but a lot of us don’t agree to that. Simply because we can see that not all adults have it all sorted. Older people definitely have more experience but learning from one’s mistakes is a choice, not the only option. • Life is too short to play by the book It’s a good thing to learn from other’s mistakes but so is making new ones. Knowing what to do is good but knowing what not to do is better! • Regrets are a waste of time Living a ‘what if’ life is too depressing so go where your heart takes you. Take risks and believe in yourself, you’ll manage. • Use your own brain That’s why we each have one! Let’s innovate, experiment and act the way we want to, until and unless it’s not hurting anybody. Because you rather not play than playing safe. Follow your heart, get your halo dirty, fly, run, fall but don’t stop because; “The most subversive people are those who ask questions.” ― Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World Are YOU a rebel?

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