You won’t believe which song “Pehli Baar” From Dil Dhadakne Do has been Copied from

The latest movie to hit bollywood with a soup of stars is Dil Dhadakne Do. It got many stars together and has been appreciated my many while repelled by rest. The song “Pehli Baar” has been loved by all the love birds and young audiences. It has been tuned into numerous times.. 

And Obviously the sizzling chemistry between Ranveer singh and Anushka Sharma just can’t be missed. They look at ease and bollywood seems to have gotten back their bitto and  Shruti     . 

But what is noteworthy is that the song “Pehli Baar” isn’t actually a real composition rather has been  copied from the famous Prince’s song “Cream” . Well that shouldn’t be a big deal right? Since it’s not the first time that a Bollywood song was “inspired” by another composer’s tune.

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Tragedy, Missing from scene, Surgery : Life Update

Heyy-llo my beautiful people! It’s been a long time.. I feel like I’ve been missing from regular updates… Today I just wanted to do a laid back  life update.

I just got done with my hectic exams and right when I thought it was my time to tan up to the summer’s sun… one event after the other changed my plans…….

Firstly, my father had a paralytic attack, which was very scary and a saddening event. He is recovering and the strong man he is … has been battling the downs bravely. 

I have been prepping up for a oral surgery.. Now this might not be a big deal for a lot of people… But its very overwhelming for me…… I had a very painful incident as a child where my anesthesia wore off in the middle of the dental procedure and has left me phobic about any surgeries.

I had been planning on a lot of segments that were to be updated but then we had to shift our home and that again has pushed things off ….. 

So…. this has been up in my life. The times might be rough but I am thankful for alot of things that are perfectly right and blessed to have people who have been with me and also for the ones who came in my life as lessons that I wouldn’t have learnt other wise. 

I’ll be regular after my surgery … and will try posting up on other social media sites until then…… Take care xoxo

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The Little Things are the big things..

The Little Things are the big things..

We go through life waiting for that big awe moment… something that would make our life picture perfect, Something that would complete us, define our life ……. so on. But How often does this happen? Do we really feel complete after we check the “Big” item off our list? Remember the last time you thought ..”If only I get this done.. my life would be complete!” .. And you achieve it..What next?

The Hunger of getting more, wanting more only makes this much anticipated victory look like a small stone among the big rocks… You set out for another adventure. While trying to achieve more or getting something bigger is not necessarily wrong. But Failing to relish the journey.. could make you feel upset, sad, unwanted, undesirable…Negative.

Life would feel like a constant race… Out of my experience, I am now assured that the little things we don’t look at as important are the ones that actually bring joy every time I think of them. For instance, When my mama and papa make sure they cook my favorite dish when I return home… Never ever fails to make me feel crazy happy.

The warmth and extra special love added makes the food even more tastier. When my lil brother jumps in the bed with me to snuggle up and wake me up… And we lie there talking about random things, chit-chatting.. watching videos, laughing….

When my sister, like always manages to sneak in the yummy left overs.

When I saw the first rose bloom in our garden, Oh ! the joys of nature…

When I got my pet chicken/Dog.

When I get to have my favorite pani puri!

When I interact with my readers.

When I am grateful, When I read a book.. When I dance it out to my favorite song.

When I have my crazy selfie game on, When I help someone in need, When I do a good deed, When the night draws and I go to dream, When I am on a video spree and watch them till the clock strikes and its time to sleep.

 

When mama makes the best coffee, even better when she brings it to bed, The taste of bed tea/coffee[yummmy!] I could go on…..

In the fast moving life, we certainly look past the little things, because we tend to be aiming at “something” we want. Our wants are different from our needs, they are never ending. But in the end… the only thing that would never fail to bring a smile on your face would be the things you took for-granted. The things you didn’t consider important or in this race, left behind. Small things are the big things..

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Family No 1

Family No 1

This holiday season was filled with events. I went back home excited to meet my family after months of separation. I just couldn’t breathe out of excitement. I had a billion thoughts running though my tiny, mighty brain. I couldn’t sleep and was counting every minute. I got a call from my papa asking what I’d wanna eat when I reach home “Pav bhaji…” i screamed making it clear to every fellow passenger that I was having pav bhaji for lunch today. I love the very second I get off the train, ever since childhood I always have… the reason is my dad… I love the look on his face, with the anticipation that he looks around.

I waved at him, tears rolling down my eyes. I felt weak in my heart and just grabbed him like I did as a child.. hugged him and we went home. He made the bhaji, I love it when my dad cooks. He is the best chef I know of [ literally]. I gobbled down the dish without taking a second’s break and stuffed my self to food coma.

Few days later, Papa had a paralytic attack.. He was rushed to hospital in time and help was sorted at the right moment… Now remember the “eventful holidays” I mentioned. This is what I didn’t plan for nor asked for… I was in deep shock, but had to hold on to a smile. Not because i was trying to, because again my papa was the reason.. He was smiling when  I met him at the hospital. We spoke and chit chatted. He was deeply concerned but had a smile on when I met him. He is still recovering and is moving ahead.

We spent our Christmas in the hospital, Thanking god for all he has given us and for looking after us… My family was together, that is what I was truly grateful for. We were each other’s strength and got through the tough time together.  I felt blessed to have my family with me… Everyone of them holds an irreplaceable place in my heart.  It was during these times, I learnt to move ahead no matter what.

What ever life throws at you, smile it away. Walk the walk… talk the talk.. laugh it off.. Don’t take things too seriously, after all life itself is unplanned, unpredictable. No matter what happens never forget to cherish every moment in life, live it. Because if  the good times don’t last forever, Bad times won’t either.

I ‘ve found my strength from that one smile, in that one moment my father gave.. No matter what comes next in my life… I’ve learnt to face it head on with a smile.  Family is where the heart is, where love is, where support is, where mother and father are, where your crazy – loving siblings are…. Family is unconditional love.

Housing 

 

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The Egg Cracks from within

The Egg Cracks from within

I vividly remember, when I was in my primary in one of my moral/behavioral science classes my teacher narrated  a story and in the end she concluded by saying ..

” So children always remember when a egg cracks from the outside it breaks and is wasted, BUT when it cracks from the inside a new life is born…Birth takes place…..” 

This quote somehow glued itself in my memories. Little did I know that this was to inspire a few important decisions of my life.

This is MY story of change, MY story of pushing my limits and bringing the change needed to crack/ break open from within. 

I was bullied as a kid, to a point where I was shy, introvert, isolated … the “loner” of the class. I was scared and never felt wanted. I thought I was useless and pitied my situation. At home I had a loving family who loved me and was always there for me, My mother was my strength and mentor. She motivated me to participate in class, take part in events and make friends. I used to give my name for various contests, But on the day of the contest I always chickened out. 

I looked at the competitors and thought to myself ” I am a loser, and losers don’t belong here…” I hated myself and was negative in every possible way. One of my classmates made fun of me at every chance she got. I couldn’t stand up for myself and so did the next best thing.. Ignored her. As if my ignorance would buzz her off, but she was a constant reminder of my failure to do what I wanted to do. But wasn’t “ready enough” “bold enough”… Just was never enough to do anything. One day there was an announcement in the class for a national level science quiz. A few people gave their names, Now this bully friend of my thought it would be a good idea to give my name and watch me make a fool of myself. She got up and wrote my name with a evil grin she walked off. 

On the day of the competition Every one was seated and the program was about to start. I stepped in the room and everyone started murmuring and exchanged looks. People thought I was gonna pee my pants or run to save my life. But I guess the egg no longer wanted to yield to pressure, hate, bully, fear…. I broke my shells and stayed.

I won every hurdle that day. I faced my fears head on and won the most important day of my life. That day winning or losing had nothing to do. All I wanted to do was stay until the end, fight to push my limits and prove it to myself that I have it all and I am “Enough” ..

………………….

That day I not only won but got my sweet revenge..

Let your deeds do the talking 😉

Housing 

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A peek in my life

I don’t often write about me or the people  in my life…. I’ve had quite an adventurous life. From lil things to the big things. I believe it is the events in ones life that shapes the course and guides us where we truly belong. As they say, Life isn’t a destination, it is a journey. I couldn’t agree any less. Digging through the memory stack in my life if I had to narrate an incident which blew me away it would definitely be of never giving up hope.

Date: October 2010,

It was a bright sunny day, I was lousing around the house in my pajamas, complaining to my mother how we never get to see snow in the south, that we should plan a trip to the north… may be to the hill stations or something… My mother was cooking our family favorite and working her magic in the kitchen. I was bored, so I did the next best productive thing I could think of….. bother my siblings. A midst our play and fun, the phone rang…. and as dramatic this sounds, We were clueless receiving a call from the united states in the noon… even more because it was from aunt melissa.

Aunt Melissa, was the closest aunt we had. She was living in the united states with her husband uncle ben. She was an inspiration to every one who knew her. She was the rock and the gravity of everyone in the family. We loved her alot, I still remember how she’d praise my poetry and patiently listen to me literally scream my ass off singing on the phone. I was horrible. But she… she being the amazing aunt she was praised me endless and encouraged me to keep going. oh how comforting she was!! But…. that noon, a horrifying truth was revealed to us……. On pursuation of uncle ben, she opened up about something she kept under the covers for too long.

Mother, had a word with her and walked off to the kitchen. leaving everyone confused about what was happening and why was she upset…. Later in the evening, tears rolled down her cheeks as she told us that Aunt Melissa had

Cancer.

She was in the last stage of blood cancer and was very very ill. I remember looking at her confused and puzzled a zillion questions started to pop in my head and I was exploded… ” Is she going to die?” I asked my mum… to which she kissed my forehead and said “No..”  Few months flew by….. time was ticking, aunt melissa and I spoke everyday. We would laugh and crack jokes. She would tell me how amazing I was and how she wishes to see me grow up to be a respectable lady and stand on my feet.

One day mom and me went shopping, the phone rang at an unusual time… It was aunt melissa, she was home from therapy. We had a lil chat, and later that night she passed away. What I learned from her was to never give up… When the world was giving up on her, she was firm and lived everyday of her days. When doctors were telling her to wrap up, she was determined to stay. She learnt new things and lived her life… She Never gave up… I still remember our last conversation …

“Baby girl, never give up on living your life. There will be times when the blues will take over and the sky will seem clouded. Don’t be afraid, look up …. and remember the power is in you. It lies in YOU. Live each day to the fullest and never stop Learning. Dreaming. Living….. Love you.”

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The Pimples Tales

Hey guys!! Today’s post is going to out of what I’ve ordinarily been writing about. It is more of a heart talk about what I have been dealing with.  It is something I never cared about growing up, AND it is the word we all dread the most… Acne/Pimples/Zits err evil lil spots or big painful #%#$@#$ you get the gist. I am talking about Acne that hates to go away from your face. 

When I was growing up I remember one of class mate was always sad and kind of nagged about how her acne just won’t go away… and How she’s so self conscious about her skin/face/image when she stepped out of the house. It always made me feel like she was giving it too much attention and it was nothing but just pimples [ not a big deal] But boy was I wrong.  As time flew by, I hot my 20’s and acne hit my cheeks. I didn’t realize it any time sooner or was in denial about my acne, because  I thought it was a week’s thing and would go away or that this was because of some cream yada yadaa excuses.  

But when for nearly a month my zits didn’t cease I realized and accepted that it was indeed acne that has knocked my door [ precisely cheeks] I tried remedies and took a lil extra step in my skin care. I blamed my routines for the zits, mocked myself at how ungrateful I had been with my clear skin and took it for granted. 

I’ve been very conscious about my skin ever since it has been breaking out. I’ve felt awful in the past and absolutely hated clicking pictures. There are various emotions that crept up  when I was breaking out I was angry , sad, ashamed, my self esteem was low, poor self image, low confidence Uh! at a point I was just hating every thing.  

Fast forward to  two months since these on-off break outs / pimples … I have learnt to deal with  them, they don’t define me as a person. And I am beautiful no matter what, I have improved my daily habits to help heal them. I have taken a positive outlook. Pimples are just a sign of my body seeking attention, its a reminder to take care of myself, its not just superficial. I have been very stressed lately, have had poor eating habits, lack of essential vitamins, minerals, I was lazy with my skin care routine. I’ve been  actively trying to  improve my habits and take care of my body. Maintain a proper regime and relax. 

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Diggin Cafe Delhi Review

Diggin Cafe Delhi  Review 

Hey Guys, Recently I visited the much loved, college students approved, Diggin Cafe in Anand Lok, Here’s my review of this cozy and antique looking place. Diggin Cafe Delhi  Review 

Diggin Cafe Delhi Review
Diggin Cafe Delhi Review

Apple Ginger Mint Smoothie: The smoothie is blend to perfection, it is smooth with out any lumps, nor it is very thin. The initial flavors are of ginger and mint, this some how reminded me of sugarcane juice with extra ginger and mint [In a good way, of course]. It leaves a refreshing ginger-mint flavor and isn’t repelling. Although it might not taste great with every dish.. But that shouldn’t stop you from trying this. 

Price: Rs 185

Rating: 3.8/5

Strawberry Cheesecake Shake: This is like a dream come true, literally I’ve always wanted to make a shake out of my cheesecake and THIS is it. They’ve hit the cord right. This is literally like blended cheesecake all you have to do is sip away this awesomeness. Flavors of strawberry [obviously] dominate the drink with a punch of creaminess. This is a must try for people who like cheesecakes and strawberry flavor. The strawberry flavor doesn’t taste artificial [ Thankfully]. Although this might be too sweet for some people.

Price – Rs 165.

Ratings – 4/5 

Diggin Cafe Delhi Review
Diggin Cafe Delhi Review

Diggin Special Salad: This salad is a  mix of apples, beetroot, lettuce,  Sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese. The dressing used is Honey, Mint Vinaigrette and Chilli. The Beetroot wasn’t roasted and was my least favorite in the salad. I liked that  the vegetables were fresh and crunchy. All over the salad was tasty [minus the beet]

Price: Rs 215

Rating: 3.8/5

 Citrus Chicken Salad: This salad had  Chicken, orange, cherry tomatoes and lettuce.  I loved how soft and jiucy the chicken was. The dressing used was of orange vinagrette and complimented the overall taste of the salad. The lettuce was fresh and overall it tasted really refreshing. 

Price: Rs. 215.

Rating: 3.9/5

Diggin Cafe Delhi Review
Diggin Cafe Delhi Review

Crispy Zucchini Fries: This is one of the highly recommended dishes at the diggin. Now We’ve all had french fries, this dish is a great break from those. The Zucchini is crispy and soft on the inside. It isn’t very oily either and the dip it comes with is a perfect combo. This is worth the hype and a must try. The quantity might be a lil turn off for some,  but this will float your boat in terms of taste and quality.

Price: Rs 185

Rating: 4/5 

Cheesy Jalapeno Balls:  If by hearing this dish any pre-packed cheesy fry balls come to your mind, I’d suggest let them rest to peace. These are not even close to what you’ve had earlier. I was expecting some pre-packed Jalapeno balls which many restaurants serve [ Yep 😐 ] This my friend has really surprised me in the cheesiest way. The cheese balls are crispy – crunchy on the outside and are filled with cheese n jalapeno on the inside. The cheesy is hot and tasty! I really loved the combo of the dip and cheesy balls. Although the quantity could have been better.  

Price: Rs 185 

Rating: 4/5

Diggin Cafe Delhi Review
Diggin Cafe Delhi Review

Diggin Coffee: The coffee was strong and intense. The gelato scoop was barely there.  The espresso  is very strong bitter for beginners and occasional coffee drinkers. I used nearly 6 sugar packs and it still tasted bitter [ I usually add 1 – 2 tsp of sugar] . This wasn’t my favorite I’d say  not a fan of espresso   I’d suggest the shakes instead. 

Price: Rs 125

Rating: 3/5

Diggin Cafe Delhi Review
Diggin Cafe Delhi Review

Baked Penne Pasta: This is yet another of the “Diggin Favorites” . To begin with the pasta looks delicious but sadly for me , I felt the pasta was way too under cooked to a point that it tasted raw and not so pleasant. The cheese and the sauce were on point. The taste was really nice and overall if the pasta was well cooked I would have enjoyed it alot better.

Price: Rs 325

Rating: 3.8/5

Diggin Cafe Delhi Review
Diggin Cafe Delhi Review

Fish and Chips: The Fish was crispy on the outside and soft, juicy on the inside. Although most of the fish was way too oily to be edible, I had to skip it and stick to just fries. The fries weren’t very oily and tasted great. The dip provided goes very well with the overall combo. 

Price: Rs 425.

Rating: 2.8/5

Diggin Cafe Delhi Review
Diggin Cafe Delhi Review

Vegetarian Lasagna:  The lasagna was cooked properly and tasted great. The only downside was that after a few bites the dish tastes pretty bland. It didn’t have enough cheese and lacked the required taste. It isn’t bad but there wasn’t anything great about it either. This is an optional dish to try, nothing thrilling about it, average I’d say. 

Price: Rs 325 

Rating: 3.3/5

Diggin Cafe Delhi Review
Diggin Cafe Delhi Review

Diggin’s Signature Ravioli: The Ravioli was tasty! The pasta was well cooked the stuffing was amazing, a combination on spinach, broccoli & ricotta cheese. A you could barely tell that it had these vegetables in it, which is amazing for people who are picky eaters or don’t like vegetables. You get all the goodness of the vegetables in amazing arrabita sauce which pairs great with the overall dish. 

Price: Rs 345.

Rating: 4/5 

Note: The garlic bread given isn’t actually the usual soft fluffy bread rather it is more like garlic toast, hard and crispy.

Diggin Cafe Delhi Review
Diggin Cafe Delhi Review

Pesto Pepper : The pizza was thin crust and baked to perfection. It was crispy towards the outer corner, And was sufficient for two. The pesto sauce tasted great with the roasted bell peppers. The sun dried tomatoes added a refreshing taste and were my favorite element, they added a punch of tangy-ness and the mozerella cheese was baked well. The overall taste was spicy and tangy and I’d say a good munch.

Price: Rs 325.

Rating: 3.8/5

Diggin Cafe Delhi Review
Diggin Cafe Delhi Review
Diggin Cafe Delhi Review
Diggin Cafe Delhi Review

Red Velvet and Tiramisu The Red Velvet Cake was a piece of heaven, it was soft and fluffy. The cream was buttery and smooth. The overall taste was awesome. Although this can be a bit too sweet for some people. BUT in that case Tiramisu might just tickle your sweet tooth. It is the perfect blend of bitter coffee flavor with the sweet, smooth fluffy cream. The balance is just perfect and tastes great! 

Price: Red velvet: Rs 165

Tiramisu : Rs 175

Rating: 4/5

Recommendation:  The dishes I’d highly recommend are Strawberry shortcake shake, Zucchini Fries, Cheesy Balls,  Ravioli, Red Velvet Cake, Tiramisu, Pizza, Chicken Salad!

Address: Anand Lok Shopping Centre, Opposite Gargi College, Anand Lok, New Delhi

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