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.

myDaily Perfect Meal - All Flavour (3 Meals Pack)

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

Kailash Parbat – A Food Court Experience Review

Hi, Folks,

Last evening I had a chance to visit The Forum Mall. We planned to drop by Lifestyle and Max stores to check out the ethnic wear collections for Diwali. Needless to say, I did shop more than I wanted to. However, this post is not another OOTD, but an eatery review. Since both my friend and I were hungry, we went to the Food Court as soon as we entered.

Both of us love North Indian Khana, so our obvious choice was Kailash Parbat. I generally don’t review eateries that are in Food Courts of malls, but the food court in this mall was well-maintained and spacious that it felt like a normal dining experience.

SERVICE: It’s self-service. Most of the food items were ready in prior, like the briyani, gravy, etc. So, the food was available within minutes. Therefore, this is good for people who love to grab something super quick. Continue reading

Styling A Vidya Balan Saree – ft. Sareez.com

Hi, Folks,

This was one fun post I loved working on. Yes, it’s not everyday I get to wear a saree and style it to perfection. However, from now on, you will find me in at least one ethnic outfit per month.

Well, coming to the post, I adored the saree that Vidya Balan wore to Koffee With Karan. She is known to wear sarees that are quite bold and beautiful. I am not a big fan of her, but I am a big fan of any good fashion, and this black saree with gold jewellery is classic fashion.

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Back to School OOTD – ft. M&S

Hi, folks,

This weekend has been crazy; with so many back to back photoshoots for my blog, I am now exhausted. However, on the positive side, I will be writing and sharing a lot of blog posts with you in the forthcoming days.

Coming to this post, recently I had a chance to visit the Forum Vijaya Mall, this was my first shopping experience in this mall. When I used to be in Bangalore, I loved the Spar/Auchan store. It was convenient and affordable. When I entered this mall, I was happy to see Spar, and I immediately entered there. After shopping a few basics there, my next halt was at Marks & Spencers.

Credits: FVM, Chennai

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