10 Reasons Why Some People Are Just Born To Travel

I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep…

The need for Marco Polo and Columbus to discover and travel the world stems from the love of wonder. Wanderlust as they called is an actually phenomena. Come to think of it nomads were also travellers who moved constantly from one place to another in search of the next best place. Aren’t we travellers in this world, some more than others making our paths in what we call life?

My mother often calls my love for travelling as the restless gene syndrome and frankly I quite agree with her on it. For someone who is bitten by the traveling bug you are hooked for life. From time immemorial Earth has been inhabited by two kinds of people: settlers and travelers. Here are some reasons why I feel some people are just born to travel the world.

1. Exploration
The seed for exploration quite frankly helped the world become what it is today. Imagine if the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan had listened to what the great thinkers and philosophers of 16th century had said and didn’t decide to find out on his own what the world would be! If it weren’t for him people would still believe that the world was flat and traveling beyond a certain point would make you fall off into the great abyss. Even today I believe that the people who travel are the explorers.tumblr_mjhhpmk19o1s6ct2eo1_500

2. To seek greater knowledge
If you take the time out, you will find out that there have been many people throughout history who had the spirit of adventure and decided to explore the unknown. Their thirst for knowledge lead them to discover new things and places. In some cases, they risked their lives to make their contributions recognized by the world.

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3. See the unexpected
The explorers you’re grown up reading about were unlike normal people and this is not just because of the distances they managed to travel but surely because of the courage and intelligence that helped them to travel incredible distances and survive and discover the unknown.tumblr_mgh63y0mFS1riae2mo1_500

4. For adventure
Our humdrum life gets boring after a while and more often than not it seems like you are stuck in a rut. The need for adventure is an intrinsic part of some people’s life. And what better way to satiate this need than by travelling. After all who will fondly recall a trip to office? Instead a sky-diving trip in Dubai or snorkelling in Maldives you get a feel for what being an active human being is like (again).diving-gif

5. Because they don’t know better
Even though the ancient scholar Eratosthenes had managed to correctly calculate the circumference of world nearly about 1800 years ago, he couldn’t really prove it. If only Eratosthenes knew better. So why sit in once place why not travel and get answers to questions that have plagued you for a long time.driving-

6. Life for them is on the go
Have you ever wondered why some people like to travel more than others? Scientists say that it is cause of their gene pool which leads them to travel and exploration. For them life isn’t in one place alone, life lies in the adventure of the conquest. And that is exactly how humans populated the entire Earth. Believe it or not, there is a primeval force inside some of us that pushes us to do so. anigif_cars-2058-1303503907-11

7. Learn who they are
Not everyone knows all the answers. They say everyone born is born to serve a purpose and until you find, it per say your life is not fruitful. So the logically assumption is that some people actually came into this world to travel. Travelling will help you to become a well-rounded human being. It will throw challenges and opportunities on your face and let’s you discover who you are in a way that only the road brings.hammock-GIF

8. Perspective and memories
Meeting new people and learning from exotic cultures will teach you that the way you look at the world is not the way everybody does it. That you could in fact be dead wrong about everything till date. Travelling will give you a new perspective in life. And while you do so you will make memories on these mini adventures and they will help prove to yourself that you can and this sense of accomplishment will change your life like never before.giphy-2dfdg

9. Meet new people
Everyone you meet has their own story, take timeout and find out what it is. New places, new stories, new cultures all of this is what your soul craves for. For there is a world that you haven’t seen and discovered yet, but it is definitely calling onto you.giphy-2scsc

10. Just for the hell of it
Last but not the least if you still don’t get why some people are born to travel then let me just say, they do so, because you can….tumblr_ml04q2c0ID1rf5vsao1_500

10 Friends Quotes That Sum Up Relationships Perfectly

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If you haven’t watched this show, then believe you me you have no idea what exactly are you missing. Little did the makers of the show know that even after more than a decade of F.R.I.E.N.D.S being off air, audience across the globe are still hooked to the most iconic television series of all time.

The show basically traces the journey of a group of six friends over various seasons and see how they grow with the change in time. Personally I think F.R.I.E.N.D.S as a show managed to teach us so much about relationship even without trying to. For those who are still clueless read on to find out how the show sums up every relationship you have ever had in a series of quotes from the show.

1. We have all been in Chandler’s place; needy and desperate for attention from that “special someone”. But come to think of it, don’t we all want the same thing…LOVE! So next time you feel down and out read this and you’ll know that you are not the only one who feels like this.W2AC1fN

2. Has there been a time in your life when you have wanted someone to pick you so bad? I know finding Mr/Miss Right is a tough task but this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to become extremely needy. Hold your head high!!

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3. You’ll all agree with Rachel on this, relationships are a tricky game you see. But what’s wrong in making the first move? What’s wrong in letting him/her know that you like them? Try it, the results will surprise you for sure.

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4. Imagine if you actually speak up and you might just have what Ross and Rachel found! You have no idea what you are missing out on. Man up and speak up without wasting any more time.

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5. In case it doesn’t work out don’t be as clueless as Joey. There will be more relationships, you will find the right person. Until then keep looking and don’t lose hope! And most importantly rejection isn’t the end of the road there is a reason why some relationships don’t work out! Accept it!

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6. Going crazy and questioning all your decisions isn’t the next step! Just because one relationship didn’t work out doesn’t mean the rest won’t. Breathe in and out and let the fresh air put some sense into your head and kick out all the funny ideas like Rachel has below.

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7. While some will move on their will still be a few who will keep on holding onto the memories like Ross does. It may seem like the end of the world but trust me when I say, it does get better. If it’s meant to be it will happen, just give it time.

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8. Accepting rejection is okay but don’t go ballistic like Phoebe. Not all relationships suck. There is still hope and someone is still waiting for you. Becoming bitter will just make things difficult for you!anigif_enhanced-22893-1406732470-1_preview

9. It’s easier said than done but once you realise it does become better, EVENTUALLY. I promise…

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10. Learn from Rachel and live by this line and you’ll never be miserable again.

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10 Reasons That Would Make You Fall In Love With Indian Weddings

Matches are made in heaven and solemnized on Earth.

Love makes the world go round and the logical next step to it is to make it official and that is where weddings come into play. From the word go weddings are like a never ending party and as a nation we are obsessed with weddings.

From months and months of planning to band, baja and barat. Here are reasons why Indian weddings are undoubtedly the best in the world. And for those of you who still are new to the great Indian wedding tamasha read on and by the end of it you might just fall in love with Indian weddings too.
1. Family get to together
Indian weddings are a much needed excuse to celebrate and make merry. Relatives pour in from all sides; the ones you didn’t see in ages, to the ones who you thought are dead to the ones you didn’t know even existed. Apart from the friends you invite it’s the relatives that actually make the wedding what it is.15-punjabi-family

2. Everyone is high on traditions and ceremonies
Indian wedding has heavy on ceremonies. And while most of us are clueless it’s good to visit our roots every once in a while. What if the excuse to do so is the wedding! We may be very forward in every aspect of life but when it comes to weddings everyone loves to do it the traditional way.11-punjabi-family

3. Glamour and glitz
All said and done everyone wants to ramp it up when it comes to weddings. People buy clothes for each wedding function and putting your best foot forward sort of becomes an obsession. It’s like the Indian family version of a fashion week.mn

4. Ample dose of healthy flirting
Now with so many guests in one place and that too of opposite gender the logical next step to the revelry is flirting. Men and women particularly in a wedding tend to be high on happiness and since they are looking their best they tend to make the most of the situation.article-2014720110131536795000

5. Fixing up
The only thing we as Indians love to do other than attending weddings is to fix up new ones. The annual time spent on fixing arrange marriages in the country is something that will shock you to the bits. Relatives and friends love to play matchmakers; in case you are single I suggest you get use to this asap!jjk

6. Food, food and more food
Make way for the chief guest of the entire event! The amount of money people spend on food during an Indian wedding is just preposterous. And trust me when I say the only thing people talk about even after attending the wedding is over is only the food.Eat-Sep20

7. Dance till you drop
Thanks to the Bollywood dancing is considered to be one of the ways we express happiness. We love dancing so much that we have an entire day devoted to it aka the sangeet ceremony. Basically everyone is on the dance floor when the time comes and you will surprised to see how your uncles and aunties shake it up to the tunes of Honey Singh and Baby Doll alike.8-punjabi-family

8. Gifts
We may be stingy but when it comes to weddings, gifting becomes a serious business. People go the length of figuring out how much should we give and this usually depends upon ‘the closeness to the family+ value of card +how many people are going to attend the wedding’. Basically Indian weddings are official the season of giving.Punjabi-Wedding5
9. Hero & heroine for the day
There is something for everyone at the wedding so why leave out the bride and groom. It’s their day and with all the pampering and attention they are made to feel nothing less than film stars.Point-4

10. Memories
The most important reason why weddings are special is because what better place to be happy high than with all the people that matter and making lovely memories for life and getting clicked.photographer smile ... animated gif photo with flash ... graphic art bw images pics animated gifs background mobile screensaver free download photographer 3D HD 1

10 Awesome Ways To Wear A Little Black Dress

When it comes to wardrobe must haves for every girl, then there’s nothing more classic, sexy, and versatile than a little black dress. This LBD can be worn from brunch with friends to office meetings, from your next hot date to last minute get together. This magic can be done easily with a little black dress that can be transformed time and time again with all the right accent pieces. So today here are 10 chic ways to wear this timeless frock, and make a style statement.

1. The LBD’s are a statement in themselves, so little effort like a dash of metallic sheen will give your LBD a new look. Like actress Deepika Padukone is seen sporting metallic earrings and stilettos to go with her LBD.

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2. Update your little black dress with bold statement accessories. Like Sonam Kapoor can been seen adding a bold and fresh look to her dress by teaming up her LBD with a futuristic golden neckpiece.

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3. Looking for the perfect inspiration on how to sport your boyfriend’s shirt with your little black dress? Then look no further than Alia Bhatt who seen sporting a chic look but cutting the monotony of black with a dash of colour.

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4. Pump up the style quotient with bold accessories like a clutch bag and pair of animal-print heels. The leopard-print shoes will give your ladylike LBD a sexy edge. Check out how Isha Koppikar does the same.

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5. Adding a big belt to a LBD will help you make a fashion statement like never before. The bold belt will add colour and make you look slim too. Like Kareena Kapoor donned a LBD with a golden belt than made many heads turn at the red carpet.

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6. Dress up your little black dress with tights/ stocking. Whether your LBD is sleek or frilly, this new addition to the look will help you look just about right for every situation. Have a look at how Karisma Kapoor manages this look here.

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7. Pair your little black dress with a pair of sexy heels. Preferably in a bright colour like Sonakshi Sinha dons pink ones that give her look a girly charm. Not only do they add to your height but also make you look like a super model.

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8. Never underestimated the power of neon. With so many glitzy, eye-catching colours in this season, try and add them to your look. Team your LBD with neon colour earrings and bracelets and shoes and you are good to go. Have a look at how Ferigie sports this look with panache.

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9. If anyone knows how to turn an outfit upside down (in a good way), then Sushmita Sen is your answer. This woman knows how to rock every look. Check out how she teams up a LBD with a scarf, now that is something that is sure worth trying. What do you say?

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10. Team up your little black dress with a hat. Yes you got it right, a hat. Have a look at how actress Blake Lively does the same in this picture. Not only does this look feminine but it is also a classic. But the trick here is to find the perfect hat though.

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7 Movies That Inspire You To Travel

Bollywood is truly a wondrous place! From picturesque locations to eventful train journeys, we have seen it all thanks to our very own Bollywood films. And every once in a while, we have come across movies were the characters in film have often taken that trip which has changed their life forever. Yet in all of this, not all Bollywood films teach us something. Although are some gems that stay with you for a long time and in turn make you want to explore the world as well. Here’s my pick of the 10 Bollywood films that inspire you to travel!

1. Queen

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You have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard or seen this gem of a movie. This movie perfectly captures the middle-class sentiment in India. Where most people dream of travelling to their dream destinations. But are unable to do so due to lack of money or some other reason. The movie manages to capture Paris and Amsterdam quite well in it.

2.Highway

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This movie may not have been a big commercial success, but it definitely manages to inspire you to hit the road. Highway covers several exotic places within India that have never been captured before. The entire journey more than a love story, it was all about the sense of freedom that travel can introduce you to.

3. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

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Zoya Akhtar’s movie finally captured the beautiful Spain in all its glory. The heartfelt story of three childhood friends who decide to travel to Spain before one of them is to get married.And in the process of traveling how they rediscover their own identity. Shot in some of the most striking locations of Spain. This is one of those Bollywood films that is bound to remain etched in your memory for good.

4. Jab We Met

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Imtiaz Ali’s gave us something in this movie which I am sure even he had no idea he would manage to create. We met Geet!! The movie captures Geet’s metaphorical and personal journey after she meets with Aditya on a train journey. And how their lives get changed as they embarked on a journey together for life.

5. Dil Wale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

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This movie has single handedly inspired other filmmakers to shoot abroad. Not only this it has also done a lot for London as a travel destination. The movie also captured the joy of travel in the form of bus rides and car cruises. Who can forget the iconic train scene where SRK lends his hand to Kajol in midst of the busy train sequence… Brilliant!!

6. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

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Ayan Mukerji’s latest film, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ narrates the story of four friends who embark on an impromptu trip and how the trip changes the lives of the characters forever. Manali never looked this beautiful than what we saw in this movie.

7. Dil Chahta Hai

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If you love Goa, by the time this movie ends, you will not be the first one to do so. Most of the people I know, definitely ended up packing their bags and heading off to Goa, post they saw it. And because it’s a movie about friends, you’ll also feel like asking your friends to accompany you as well. The movie was also shot extensively in/around Sydney in Australia.

Learning To Finally Let Go…

It is an intrinsic part of human nature to become too attached to things or people. And so it can be very difficult to figure out as to how to let go from these attachments. Though secretly we might know that they are not good for us yet detachment is just too much to process.

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Some people say that this a very addictive behaviour and this turn is the root of all our suffering. Believe you me, it may seem as a very strong statement, but it is TRUE!

But what I cannot figure out is that why is it so damn difficult to let go? Why is it so hard to give up a habit gone bad or an ex-lover? When we know that these very things, are filling our life with unhappiness and are not letting us move forward in life. Most of us suffer from a feeling of inner emptiness and in hope to try and fill it, we hold on to various attachments.

Some may eat or drink too much, another’s may cling to an unloving ex-partner while a some may even get addicted other ways to fill our inner emptiness. The only way we can let go is to take a good, hard look at the things and people that we are so attached to. And try and make a sense as to do they really fill that nagging sense of inner emptiness?

All we need to burst the fantasy bubble that we have built around our addictive clinging and then we need to make a hard decision to give it up. And stick to it for good. Another good way to let go is to pick and choose the memories you want to keep. And slowing letting go of people and things even from our memory.

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You need to stop worrying, stop obsessing over the things we could have done differently to make them stay. And realizing that whatever happens, it happens for a reason and life can be just as good, just as beautiful, even without them in it.

Top 5 Fashion Trends For Summer 2015

Money can buy you happiness; you just need to know where to shop.

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This famous dialogue from a popular television series called ‘Gossip Girl’ is perhaps the most apt description of what fashion trends ought to be. Even though you may have all the money in the world but that certainly doesn’t mean that you will be the most stylish person on Earth. More often than not, it has been said, either you are born with or you don’t have it at all. And before you let the horses of your imagination run wild, let me tell you I am talking about ‘fashion’.

While most of us aspire to be truly fashionable all our life but very few of us actually achieve this in our life time. Each season comes with its new set of fashion  trends, the beauty lies in finding a fine balance between what’s ‘in’ and what ‘works for you’. To make matters simpler for you here are a couple of fashion trends for summer which you can easily incorporate in your wardrobe and make million heads turn your way this spring summer.

1. Go chic with black and white: Let’s just stick to basics; some things never go out of fashion irrespective of the season. Black and white as a trend’s isn’t groundbreaking; yet you can easily spot black and white everywhere. What is really interesting is to know, what makes it a spring summer’s hot favourite? Play around with your own take of this classic color combination through various textures, patterns, and silhouettes.

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2. Sultry sheer: Ditch the layers and let your skin breathe in sheer. Who said fashion trends for summer had to be tricky? Sheer has been the go-to option for women across ages to look effortless chic. The beauty of this fabric lies in the fact that it can be worn simply as you please. The basic idea is to experiment with suggestive styles and to add the see-through oomph factor to your bland attire.

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3. Pump it up with jumpsuits: From fighter pilots to technicians, everyone has once worn this garment and wondered how something fashionable can actually be useful too. This spring summer season designers all over the world have taken inspiration from the humble jumpsuit, to create a fashion-forward look. From experimenting in cuts, to fabrics and fits, jumpsuits were given the royal makeover with a couture edge and with the ample help of accessories such as leather belts, scarves and statement jewellery.  Mark my words pick the right jumpsuit for your body type and accessorize it properly, trust me you’ll be surprised to see how a garment that was traditionally designed to be uniform can be transformed to become chic and sophisticated.

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4. Say it with pop art: We have seen intriguing combination of influences from the world’s leading pop-artists, in fashion. However, fashion trends for summer will now be full of circle motifs, bright and bold colours, stripes and what not. Playful layering is the key to get it right and not end up looking like a fool. Whosoever thought that pop-art would be restricted to museum walls didn’t see this coming.

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5. Head-to-toe in white: Spring summer is the perfect time to let your whites literally see the light of the day. At this point, I am not going to tell you about the rules of when you can wear all-white; as it is all about how you wear it. Try to follow the fashion trends for summer by incorporating new styling tricks which include mixing textures, layering multiple pieces, and teaming various shades.

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