21st century

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Any time a person needs motivation or comes up with a belief/idea , the only thing he/she gets to hear is -“come on ! You’re in 21st century! ”

So how has this affected our principles , virtues and spiritual belief ?
Many people decide not to speak out loud only because of the fear of getting shunned by the idea of this so called modern and advanced 21st century.

It so happened,  that one of my acquaintances once asked me about the beads I constantly wore around my neck . On explaining to them about its spiritual and medical significance , all they said was – “you believe in all that ? Come on ! You’re a 21st century girl !”

So what ? If being modern means I have to give up my beliefs , spirituality , practices and peace of mind , I’d rather be conservative .

We expect the youth of 21st century to be broad minded .
Broad mindedness does not mean to forget or make fun of our roots , or other’s beliefs  . It is in fact quite the opposite .
Your attire does not make you modern .
You become modern by your thoughts and how you accept other’s thoughts .

Broad mindedness is when you accept that each person is a slave to their own belief and if not completely , at least try to respect that .
No one can force upon the other , a general idea . Not even parents .
You will understand these words if you have ever come across Kahlil Gibran’s poem “On children ” .

For example , my acquaintance believed , or I should rather say did not have the same beliefs as me and neither do many others like me nor me like them .
I cannot force them to think like me or share similar thoughts .

How is it completely okay to differentiate and discriminate people on the basis of caste , creed , religion , race and still call ourselves the modern youth of 21st century ?
And for heavens sake do not say that you haven’t discriminated at all .We all have . So have I .
Often we tend to identify or refer to a certain family or friend by their religion .
Why not identify them by their name , residence or a mutual friend ? Even occupation would do .
But we still tend to have stereotypes .

The beads and my acquaintance was only an example .

People are becoming more judgemental everyday .
Are we modern yet ? Are we fit to be in
The 21st century ”  ?

Things to do in summer

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Hello everybody!
With every other possibility of a holiday gone , all I’m waiting for is summer .

But it so happens that when it is finally here , I’m still at home watching youtube .

The first thing that strikes everyone’s mind when it’s summer is beach . Not everyone lives near a coast so here are things we could possibly do , during summer this year.

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1. Try new ice creams.
I usually sick to classic chocolate ice cream all round the year . But summer is that season when my brain is ready to compromise and try new subtle flavours .
For example – mango , coffee , pistachio and more .

2. Learn to make your own snacks and drinks .
Somehow I get creative with food when it’s summer .
Comment down below if you want some fun recipes for summer . 😉

3. Go for a swim or a dip .
Pretty much what a majority of people do . You could go for a swim , a dip , or just dance around in your shower .

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4. Set picnics .
What better than a summer picnic and some Polaroid shots ? You could still use your steady ol’ smartphone . Or keep the tech away and enjoy actual beauty with friends and family .

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5. Step out of your house and go for summer night walks  .
Summer nights are cool and if you are lucky enough,  you could go star gazing .

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6. Go crazy on mangoes

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7. Summer pits .
You know how there are winter bonfires? You could make a summer pit just the same .
All you would need is a tub of some kind and lots of ice . You could do this all by yourself or with friends . Play with the ice , put your hands or feet in and do what pleases your mind.

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8. Take a tour down your childhood .
Many kids are free so you could gather them or your cousins and put up a sock puppet show .

                  That is all for now .
          Hope you enjoyed the post .
Comment down below if you want more
                     Till next time
                           Toodles
                                 ♥

Live for others ( or follow your passion ?)

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Hello everybody!
Today let’s forget everything around us and talk to ourselves for a bit .

How happy are we ? Are we satisfied ?
That apart , are we doing what we want to do ?

All these days one mistake I did was to live for others . not the charity kind but I moulded myself how others wanted me to be.
I would constantly compare myself to others , and whatever I did was either to prove myself to others or to shut other’s mouths .
For about 12 years (since first grade ) I’ve been like this . I never cared what I wanted to be , what I wanted to do . I did everything just to please others .

But now I’ve realised , it’s not possible . I learnt this the hard way . So I want you to live for yourself .

Is it a career option that’s bugging you ? Just do what you want to . There are always that set of people who will keep mocking you for who you are . But again just because a few drops of ocean are dirty , the entire ocean does not become dirty . There will always be people who will live you and respect your decisions .

It’s OK to feel down . Many a times I’ve felt that I’m not good enough or that I’m not trying my best   . But I have .
I’m done with it .
Shut all words out . You k ow what you want to be . So be that .
When you follow your passion , money and respect will follow you .
It’s not just about the career . It may be absolutely anything .
          
            This was just an example .
         But I hope this post helped you
                      Till next time
                           Toodles
                                 ♥

Café coffee day mysore

Hello everybody!
Well , quite recently a new café opened on the double road in mysore . And of course I just had to try it .
Again while I was out with work I had to do an little thinking in what to do next . So what better place than a cafe ? I mean a lot can happen over a coffee .
( see what I did there ? ) 😉

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I just have to say , I’m impressed .
Usually café coffee day in other places don’t do a very good job (around mysore ) . But this is very different.

Food and drink – 5 .
Yes . Can you believe it ? It was so good . I got myself a hot gourmet cocoa and oh my god ! I’m going to be ordering that all the time .

Ambience -5
The perfect interiors and furniture are just the cherry in top . The lighting , the ventilation , everything is just perfect .

Service – 4.5
They were a little late in serving bit not too late . I received my order after about waiting for quite sometime .

Affordability – 4
It is the standard café coffee day price .
At times they are not worth it . But this , hands down is worth all my money .

I wouldn’t know what else to say but that I enjoyed myself thoroughly . It’s calm and the music is low,  so you don’t tear apart your ear drums .
            Hope you enjoyed the post
                   Till next time 🙂
                         Toodles
                               ♥

Chaaii junction for a sip

Hello everybody!
It is another review of a cafe .
Around This time of the year , I tend to go to cafés a lot somehow . Basically because I’m running  around attending coaching classes and looking for the best colleges . And that means I get hungry and thirsty a lot .

It’s hard to find a good café with affordable items on the menu .

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Placed in the hub of vontikoppal , Mysore it is a little after vidyashram.

It is a kind of place which will definitely not let your wallet feeling light and airy . In fact , it could as well leave you feeling satisfied and your thirst  quenched .
I would rate the following as so –

Food and drink – 4
I wouldn’t say it is extremely mouth watering or delicious , but it does have a very good taste .

Ambience – 3.5
One part of the cafe is lit well with natural light and is perfect . The tables , the couches are of very fine quality and are comfy . But the green lighting on the other side isn’t very pleasing .

Service – 5
It is self service but the reason I gave it 5 was because, they were very quick in filling up on orders.

Affordability – 5
It is indeed very affordable . I ended up spending only 150 rupees from the three of us .

And there you have it . I’d say it’s a pretty cool place to chill out and quench your thirst and have a bit of a snack .

        Hope you enjoyed the post .
                   Till  next time .
                        Toodles
                              ♥

Bringing up the lost roots

Hello everybody!
This will be a slightly different post to what I usually put up. Today I will be reviewing a restaurant.

But what makes this post special is that , this restaurant is not just any other, typical restaurant.  It is what we fail to get these days . It takes a lot of courage to do something like this when youngsters run behind fast foods .

I’m talking about madhva bhavan .

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Placed around an area of hustle and bustle in the royal city of mysore , madhva bhavan serves you the most healthy , hygienic and homely prepared food .
They are bringing back a lost treasure to the surface . Eating out of plantain leaf has its own pleasure . But apart from that not many know the health benefits and other properties that come from eating out of the leaf .

Down to the food , I’m going to rate it below –
Food – *****
The taste of the food will leave you surprised. It’s not too spicy or too plain . The right amount of sweet and savoury food varieties combine to give your taste buds a satisfaction never felt before .
Plus it is healthy ,unlike other restaurants they do not include  unhealthy ingredients to gain profits . You could pass it for being organic  .
Ambience – ****
I would give ambience a 4 on 5 only because many people will probably  find it quite different . To us , it’s a nostalgia . There is still room for improvement but this does not affect the taste or the service .

Service -*****
If I could , I’d rate it higher . The service was excellent and generous . Trained or not , I’d say they have an air of motto around them which is to make the customers feel at home .

Affordability and cost – *****
My word ! I was expecting our bill to turn up above a thousand bucks and when I did take a look I was speechless . It costs only between 100 to 150 rupees per meal ! At times where a salad costs you more than a burger , you get a complete balanced diet for prices as low as that . If that isn’t a happier time for your wallet , I wouldn’t know what else to say .

Overall I would rate the restaurant 4.5 on 5 .
I’m amazed and I’m sure I’ll keep going back .
Do visit the hotel anytime you are in mysore . I will leave the link to their Facebook page below
https://m.facebook.com/MadhvaBhavan?rf=359310504179368

You will find their address and other customer reviews on their page .
I hope you enjoyed this post and was a help of some sort .

                      Till next time .
                           Toodles
                                ♥

How to be a girly girl

Hello everybody!
First of all , this post has nothing to do with me judging people or other girls for being the way they are .
I was a tomboy till a couple of years ago and now I’m one of the most girly girl .
Often my friends and relatives are surprised as to how I turned over a new leaf and many come up to me asking how I did it or what happened and things like that .

First of all being tomboy isn’t something to be ashamed of and most importantly it is not a defect . You are who you are  so appreciate it . But if you genuinely want to be girly and experience that side of life then I appreciate it .

The first step to being girly is definitely not makeup . It’s just how you present yourself .
The same old clothes that you have can work perfectly fine .
You can use that oversized t-shirt and pass for being girly if you use the right accessories .
But if you want to have a new wardrobe /look then start deciding what kind of theme or colour palette you want it to be .

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You could go for a cooler or brighter palette or just get things that appeal to you and work it just fine.
Invest in accesories . They transform any piece of clothing from being gah to gorgeous .

The first step all done the next thing is to behave girly . Not snobby or mean or foolish . Just have the right etiquette . Things that you might need to follow whilst wearing skits and dresses. 
It’s very simple –
♡Be gentle
♡Cross your legs when you sit
♡Have neatly manicured hands and pedicured feet.
♡see that you do not look dishevelled
♡watch your language

These are very basic .

The next is to take care of your skin and not just your face .
Give importance to skin care and try to detox often .

An important step is to feel inspired and know what you are doing .

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Putting up things that inspire you around you in your bedroom or any place that you are sure to spend most of your time at , can help a great deal .
It instantly makes you feel a lot happier and inspired and then again you’ll never run out of ideas or give up of boredom .

Try these tips and let me know if they worked . I shall include more tips on being girly if you like this and is worthwhile .

Don’t forget to like , comment and share.
                      

                         Love y’all
                      Till next time
                           Toodles
                                ♥