Don’t Marry Me

Dear boyfriend,

Finally, we are here – at the stage where everyone says we must move forward and get married.

At times, even I kinda hint you that being married to each other isn’t such a bad idea. However, as your best friend and girl friend, all I want to tell you is “Don’t marry me.”

Yes, don’t marry me because we get at least five wedding invitations in a month.

Don’t marry me because our exes are getting hitched or getting pregnant. Continue reading

Open when you feel like it’s over

Hey,

How are you? I am pretty sure you are confused or sad; else you would not be reading this now. So, you feel that it’s over between us? I understand. Yes, although it feels like a blow in my heart – I understand.

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I am not sure what made you think this way. Despite being inseparably connected to each other, we are two different individuals with different thought processes – well, my brain by itself has 100 thoughts in any given moment and no two of that agrees with each other. So, yeah, I get it.

If we were not perfect for each other, you wouldn’t be reading this. We would have spoken about our issues out loud and clear – we are frank that way. If one of us cheated on the other, there are high chances that we would have confessed – we are honest with each other. If it was the family, we would have sat down and had a discussion with them – we are a matured couple. If you are reading this, maybe it’s something inexplicable. Continue reading

My Health Date At Apollo :)

If you have followed me on Instagram, you might have noticed how much I give importance to my skincare and beauty. From using the right hair mask to wearing the perfect shoes, I pay minute attention to my appearance. However, what most of us, including me, neglect is that healthcare is more important than looking pretty.

You can look as pretty as you want – without good health conditions, everything will go in vain.

I have been contemplating to set up a proper healthcare routine for me. Around that time, Apollo Hospitals approached me with their Express Health Check-up Package, I was happy to take it. Without further ado, I am going to take you through my day’s experience, my learning, and my suggestions for the same. Continue reading

Open Eyed Meditations: A Book Review

Ha, the happiness of being back with a book review! It’s been a rocky fortnight. In fact, as you all know, it has been a rocky year, but then I am holding on tight to my hopes and dreams – that’s the most you can do when things topple. I was glad to have received this book for review right at the time I was expecting something refreshing and profound to read. Without further ado, here is the book blurb!

Open-eyed Meditations is a beautiful compilation of thoughts wherein each meditation takes you on a journey to the past, bringing a secret herb to heal a problem of the present. A true distillation of ancient wisdom tips for modern lives, this unique self-help book uses the wisdom of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata to solve your everyday problems. Beyond the storyline, something deeper is waiting to be discovered from these ancient texts. This book is an attempt to uncover the hidden layer of wealth that is cleverly packaged within the commonly known storylines. Continue reading

Lazy Days With You Are The Best!

I woke up with a really bad headache – it’s probably the effect of the cheap liquor that I had at the Ladies’ Night the previous evening. Arjun has always warned me not to drink these free drinks; “they do nothing other than giving you a bad hangover,” he says. I looked around for my phone. It was on the nightstand near my bed.

*21 messages from 18 chats* read the WhatsApp notification.

One of the very few days I wake up to these many notifications. I generally have like 2-3 messages – one from sister, one from Arjun, and probably, one from Preethi. Arjun, on the other hand, always wakes up to 50+ messages. “Put your group chats on mute,” I tell him all the time. The constant buzzing annoys me all night, but he never listens.

Scrolling through my messages, I looked around for him. It looked like he wasn’t home last night. Kumutha, a Facebook friend, had sent a message reminding me to write something for the Valentine’s Day contest that we were participating in. We are part of the same online bloggers’ club, and it was supposed to be a collaborated event. She was my partner in this. It was random selection – neutral for me, but may be unfortunate for her. Continue reading

Types of Guys You Meet on Tinder

Okay, disclaimer: This post should taken lightly, and you must not send abusive messages to my inbox. If you agree to this, go ahead and read it.

So, like every other unmarried person in her 20s I installed Tinder in 2015. Let’s leave my dating life aside and concentrate on the rest of the interesting people I “swiped right” on Tinder.

1. The one who uses “why are you on Tinder?” as a pickup line

Well, guys of this kind are straightforward. They want no nonsense like “Hi, How are you?” All they need to know is “why the f*king hell are you in Tinder?” All their subsequent questions will be about Tinder. “Did you meet someone interesting on Tinder?” “How long have you been using Tinder?” “Do you think Tinder works?” Well, I suspect either Tinder asked them to ask me these questions when they swiped right or they are Tinder customer service people in disguise.

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The Curious Case of iPill Ban

First of all, sorry for being really off the blogging radar! I’ve been travelling to exotic places – check my Instagram. Now, Happy New Year, everyone! Hope you had a great party.

The first blog post of the year and it had to start with this *sigh*

I want to do a cute Indo-Western OOTD or an adventurous Kufri Travelogue, but no, I had to start with this because those can wait.

So, one of my male friends was trying to buy an iPill for his girlfriend. After checking in almost 20 medical shops across Chennai, he searched for it online in reputed pharmacies. The moment he entered his pincode, the pill went out of stock. Surprised, he checked Google only to find that emergency contraceptives are banned in Tamil Nadu. All through the while, none of pharmacies mentioned him that the medicine was banned, but most of them gave him an offensive look. He asked his girlfriend to try a couple of reputed medical stores, and she was also treated the same way he was. While they found the tablet from someone who had an extra luckily, he was quite taken aback by the news of emergency contraceptive ban. He narrated me this and asked, “Why don’t you write about this?” I asked, “What good will it bring? Will they revoke the ban?” He said, “No, but I really want to know your opinion on this.” Continue reading

Sareez.com – The Shopping Experience

Hi, Guys,

I was supposed to do an OOTD, but I couldn’t find a photographer 😦 Yes, my brother and sister, who generally click kickass pictures are out of town. If any photographer is willing to collaborate, please let me know in the comments or via FB.

So, I decided to do a shopping experience post. Recently, I happened to shop for this amazing saree from Sareez.com. As you all might know, I own more than one saree from Sareez.com. To be honest, this is my 3rd saree from them. So, here is the saree.

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The saree has a beautiful netted pallu that has lovely embroidery in it. The border and blouse are satin. The best part about Sareez.com is that you can even get your blouse customized at a reasonable price. Yes, just measure yourself and share it with them, and you will get a perfectly stitched blouse. Continue reading

From the Dream Girl of Kollywood to the Khaleesi of TN – A Saga

<<This is not about the Life and Death of Dr Jayalalitha, but it’s my personal rant on how she inspired me in many ways. Read at your own risk>>

I don’t know how many of you still remember the times when matinee movies in most Tamil channels used to be exclusively classics. Kaaviya Budhan in Sun TV, 1 PM classic movies in K TV and Jaya TV, and so on!

On the days I am at home in the afternoon, my mom used to make me sit and watch the old movies that they broadcast. I still remember this one afternoon when I asked my mom, “Wooah, this lady is hot and she dances extremely well; who is she? Not Padmini, I know.” It was Aayirathil Oruvan movie and the actress was none other than our beloved Dr. J. Jayalalitha.

My knowledge about classic movies and actors in it was limited to Saroja Devi, Padmini, MGR, and Sivaji, back then. “It’s our CM,” my mom said. “What?” I exclaimed. Continue reading

MyDaily Meal – Vanilla: A Review

I was recently contacted by the PR of myDaily Meal to review their product. I was sceptical about it initially. However, since my friend Sindhu also tried and reviewed this product, I wanted to go ahead and try it.

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I got the Vanilla/Original flavour to be reviewed. I forgot to tell them not to send Vanilla as I am not a big fan of it. Nevertheless, I did want to try the original flavour once it arrived as I might be biased and in favour if it was the chocolate flavour. Continue reading

To my atypical boyfriend…

Hey, you,

You have never been a conventional boyfriend, & I know you never will be.

Not only you forget my birthday, but you are unapologetic about it. You don’t check where I am after my work. You won’t remember our anniversary, leave alone what I wore on our first date.

The guys I dated before you treated me like a princess. Yes, I might have cribbed about them to you, but they did actually pamper me to the core. From surprising me constantly to opening doors for me, they treated me exactly how romantic novels describe it to be. Continue reading

Meena Tai’s – A Quintessential Maharastrian Veg Cuisine Review

Hi, folks,

We recently collaborated with Meena Tai’s for a food tasting session. While we initially wanted to collaborate with Batlivala & Khanaboy – their other venture, the owner of the ventures suggested us to try Meena Tai’s.

Since both V & I haven’t tried much of Maharastrian cuisine, we were sceptical. Our knowledge about Maharastrian food was limited to Vada Pav and Misal Pav. However, when we entered this restaurant, we were in for a surprise. Read on to know about our experience.

Ambiance is something that will catch my eye whenever we visit any restaurant. This restaurant’s ambiance was on the point. Amazing, royal decor is what the resto had. Yellow walls, ethnic mirrors, and lots of ancient utensils on the cupboard – that’s the decor, and I loved it. Continue reading

Fully Local: Ada Thara Local North Indian Saapadu!

Hi, Folks,

Have you noticed the gigantic black staircase, with famous Bollywood dialogues written, right in the heart of R.K. Salai? Yes, right above Zuka is this treasure called Fully Local.

Most of you might have tried this restaurant, and some of you might be like “What??” Well, either way, read on about my experience, must-try dishes, and lots more about this restaurant. Continue reading