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

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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.

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25 Things You Must “Do” Before You Turn 25!!

The clocking is ticking and slowing and steadily you are the brink of the finish line; the prize is a step into a new year! You’re halfway through the most formative decade of your life. You don’t need all the answers, but you must keep asking questions. Everyone has a check list of the things they want to achieve and mentally we often put a little tick marks against them. Corporate slavery and demanding responsibilities might not give you enough time to enjoy life and smell the roses but you’re still a young, so buck up and try and follow the checklist of 25 things to do before you turn 25! I guarantee that by the end of the checklist, you rack up a few key experiences and in turn you will be fully prepped for an awesome future.

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1. Go for a Blind Date

Rather than waiting for the right guy/ girl and going through the ordeal of a bad date, let your friends set you up on a “blind date”. Since they know you in and out why not let them fix you up with the perfect match for a change.

2. Love Your Parents

Accept them the way they are, let’s face it your parents brought you into this world and stood by you through thick and thin. It’s your turn to get over your resentment and brace them with the flaws! 

3. Kiss Someone Out of Your League

Yup you got me right, kiss someone out of your league and feel good about yourself. Enjoy the moment and don’t think about the consequences.

4. Buy a Ridiculously Expensive Item

Treat yourself to something that you have always wanted; something that defines luxury in the true form. Perhaps a ridiculous priced watch, shoes, clothes, cologne anything that your heart desires.

5. Eat Exotic Delicacies

Order a dish whose name is hard to pronounce and you have no clue about its ingredients; preferably a dish from some other country.

6.  Camp Under the Stars

You have never experienced a “Good Night” until you have camped under the stars. Leave the air conditioners at bay and soak in the twinkling night sky.

7. Get A new look

Don a new look with a brand new haircut and shop for clothes that you have never worn. Change is good!

8. Learn to Curse in New Languages

The art of cursing someone also lies in the way and the language you say it in. Learn to curse in 5 new languages.

9. Explore

Look at the map of your city close your eyes and pick a place and viola, you have got yourself a new must-see location. Explore the place and date someone there.

10. Create your Own Chief Special Dish

Soak in the flavours and create a new dish; your own chief special!!

11. Make Someone Smile

As simple as it sounds, in practice it’s the hardest thing to do. So suck it up and make someone’s day with your kind gestures or words.

12. Reconnect

Call up an old friend who you have been meaning to talk since a while and have been avoiding it for silly reasons. Make that re-connection and walk done memory lane with old buddies.

13. Dance in the Middle of the Road

As crazy as that sounds and looks, trust me in action it would give you the best high possible. Try it;  you might just lose your apprehensions and have a good time.

14. Night Out

Hop from one club to the other, dance, and drink and have a good time with your friends. You will never be 24 again, make it count!

15. Revisit

Revisit the places that made you who you are today, school, college, work, an old hangout spot or your hometown.  These places may not be there forever.

16. Get a New Hobby

Find a hobby that makes being alone feel lovely and empowering and like something to look forward to.

17. Confess to your Crush

You may have secretly had a crush on someone, well it’s time to tell them about it. What do you have to lose, try it. Who knows what will happen?

18. Learn to say No

Don’t do things  simply to please someone else. Learn to put your foot down and be your own master!!

19. Take a Dancing Class

Even if it is a trial but take a proper dancing class. Form of dance your pick but an actual dancing class is a must. How about salsa with your crush??

20. Make Amends

Seek forgiveness from all those you hurt over the years and forgive those who hurt you in turn.

21. Learn How Make a Fancy Cocktail

Learn how to make a fancy cocktail/mocktail and serve it to your friends.

22. Pump up the Adrenaline

Push  your comfort zone and try something that may terrify or put you in the spot. You’ll feel immensely proud of overcoming your fear, once you do it. It could be anything, as long as it gives you an adrenaline rush.

23. Out- of- the–box

Try something out-of-the-box. Take your buddies out for task which you never did and click as many pictures as you can. Take advantage of health insurance while you have it.

24. Host a Big Party

Call up all your friends and host your first cocktail party, the kind with LBDs and wine glasses and vodka shots.

25. Road Trip

Take a road trip with your buddies and just chill without checking your phone every minute. Take a trip and ditch the travel guide. Travel with just a backpack and a pair of fantastic sunglasses.