Tuesday, 13 January 2015

8 Things To Do Before You Get Married

Getting married can give you jitters and make your knees weak. It seems like an end of an era and a beginning of something completely new. Hang on, take a minute to look back and introspect about things you wanted to do as a bachelor.  Here are top 10 things to do before you get married.

   1 Go on your dream bachelor trip.

Cliché but true. There’s nothing like one crazy insane trip with your mates as bachelors. It is the last time you would be hanging out with your friends sans your partner.

      2. Be accomplished.

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One must not think about settling unless they have achieved their career goals. It goes for both guys and girls. Just because you’re a girl and you are 25 does not mean you have to get married! Find your passion, be ambitious and never stop trying.

    3. Learn how to cook, Irrespective of your gender.

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So you thought cooking is only for girls? For a modern age working couple, it is important for both the husband and wife to know how to cook.  

    4. Revive your old hobby

     When was the last time you picked up your guitar or rode on your old motorbike? Dust those old   paint brushes and relive your long lost hobby. There is nothing better than reconnecting with oneself.

     5. Live Alone in a Different City

   There is nothing like living alone in a city where no one knows you. Learn to live without your             parents and experience independence.

   6. Spend time with your Parents

So you’re all set to get married and start a life of your own. Remember to spend quality time with your parents and seek their advice before going onto a new journey of your life. Let them know you’re still going to be there after marriage.

  7. Call up an Old friend

  Reminisce your school and college days. Get in touch with an old peep and talk over lunch or
  dinner. Catch up and discard the old grudges you have holding on for so long. Share your happiness!

   8.  Take a Solo Trip

 The best way to spend alone is to gateway one weekend alone and experience things that shall        remain with you only.  Some memories that will be solely are yours. You will discover more about    yourself in a matter of few days than you have ever understood in your lifetime.

By Sonali Kapoor

Monday, 5 January 2015

7 Things found in every Indian Wedding

Each Indian wedding brings with itself renewed energy and enthusiasm. While, each of them different from one another in every possible way, there are some common trends, rather traits that remain omnipresent throughout! Here are the top 7 Things found in every Indian Wedding.

1.       Gossip Girls

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Each wedding brings with itself, a strikingly bright group of hyperactive aunties. They are seen analyzing every aspect of the wedding from clothes to food to decoration! A dash of drama and spice making sure the wedding is the talk of the town!

2.       Under-Age Uncles

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The energy with which the uncles do the “sapera” dance during the Baraat is contagious! Hands down they steal the show and add the fun element into the wedding!

3.       But first, Let me take a Selfie!

Let alone the photographer, everyone becomes an “Ace cellphone” photographer! Selfies with the bride and groom are a must! Some intellectuals might be caught doing “food photography” and uploading on Instagram. #weddingfood

4.       Hungry Kya?

Every wedding will have that one child who always looks out for the waiter. The round chubby cute child has eyes on the food being served and the “chicken-tikka” he has been waiting to gorge on. He cares nothing for his clothes or the ceremony. Food is his ultimate nirvana!

5.       Hassled Dad and Hyper Mom


The bride’s father and mother remain the most hassled until the ceremony is over. They put up a big smile on their face to greet the guests, shout on the decorators, caterers and musicians. Disprin becomes their best friend until it’s all over!

6.        Complain Box

There will always be one aunty or uncle who will sit sulking at one corner during the wedding because “Humse toh kisine pucha tak nae” ! All relatives gather together to make up to them and shower them with extra attention.

7.       Delusional Bride and Groom

They remain the most oblivious, sleep deprived and tired. The bride and groom paste a smile on their face throughout the celebration and by the end of it are the most delusional. Try asking them about what happened during the wedding and thy would be as surprised as someone else.  

By Sonali Kapoor