Priyam Ek, Roop Anek….Happy Birthday!

This article is a birthday dedication for my ‘Soul Sister.’

1. Priyam Tonight At Bombay Cocktail Bar

A. Happy Birthday To Me!

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B. I don’t have daaru, but who said I can’t drop daaru…on people?

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C. Priyam: Nachange Saari Raat, Soniyo Ve…

Srishti: Pri, It’s 1.30 a.m…

Priyam: Shit! chal chal, ghar chal!

 

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D. When ‘Dhinchak Pooja’ play’s tonight…

Priyam’s current favourite…

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2. She’s Got The Mooooovvvvveeeeessss…

A. Baby I’m Worth It…

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B. If you like it, then you should have put a ring on it…

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C. Tribute to MJ…

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3. When Priyam Is On A Health Spree…

A. Khaao jee bhar ke…

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B. Mind over matter…

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C. Meditate. Accelerate. Activate. 😛

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4. When Priyam Is In Ninja Mode…

A. Move away 3D, it’s time for 5D…

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B. I just finished all my exercises for the day!

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5. When Priyam’ is PMSing…

A. Complain number 1…

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B. Be-ware of…

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C. Emoooosanal…while watching Monica & Chandler…

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6. When Priyam Completes Reading This Article

A. Jumps like a little girl and giggles a lot…

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B. Clicks the ‘Trademark Soul Sister Picture With Me.”

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Happy Birthday, I LOVE YOU SOUL SISTER! ❤

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6 Things That Can Make Your Sangeet Mind Blowing

5 Things That Can Make Your Sangeet Ceremony Absolutely Mind Blowing
– Simran Motwani

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Sangeets are a major affair at Indian Weddings, so why not make them magnificent and most importantly memorable? Everyone does the dances, the props, the theme’s but here are some ideas that can spice up the entire event to the next level!

Here’s a crisp lowdown on how to take your Sangeet up a notch. Read on to find out…

1. Desi Performances:

Without the Bollywood latkas, jhatkas and the thumkas any Indian wedding is incomplete. So why not cherish the moments even more by perfecting those moves. Psst! Call professional choreographer if need be!

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2. The Proposal:

There is nothing more romantic than the groom expressing his love for the bride in front of a large public. Flashmobs are the in-trend to do so!

3. Family Awards:

From “Natkhat Nimmi” to “Drama Queen Pinky” every family member is unique and special in their own ways! Why not award them for their wonderful qualities and traits? …And the “Cutest Couple Award” goes to…

4. Interesting Audio Visuals:

The bff’s of the bride and the groom’s can pull out some fun (maybe even embarrassing ) pictures and videos of the couple and put them into a storyboard film or a slide show. They could even capture tiny snippets of bloopers during sangeet rehearsals to add a fun element to the whole event!

5. Fashion Show:

Set the stage on fire with a fashion show by all the close family members of the bride and groom. While the family members can initiate walking on the ramp, the bride and groom can end the fashion show by being the show stoppers.

6. Engage The Audience:

Punjabi’s can do a boliyaan round, Gujratis can hold a massive garba circle, Marwari’s can do the traditional ghoomar in a giant circle. Do a round of Karaoke or Antakshari or even the infamous rapid fire round with the bride and groom!

Use these tips to make your Sangeet mind blowing, because memories once created are cherished for a life time.

Happy Sangeet to you!

10 Typical Mumbaikar Reactions

We laugh. We cry. We fall. We fly. #YehHaiMumbaiMeriJaan. Check out the 10 typical reactions that Mumbaikars give in various situations.

1. When they see Ganpati Visarjans, Mumbaikars be like “Imma do the ghaati dance.”

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2. When someone says “Delhi is better than Mumbai.”

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3. When they are stuck in the never ending traffic…”Noooooooooooo.”

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4. When a Bollywood star passes by. *Aankhon mein teri, ajab si, ajab si adaayein hain*

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5. When someone takes their 4th seat in a Mumbai Local. “Seat kai ko li be, chamaila?”

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6. When they hear of a heavy sale discount!

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7. When someone says, “I hope I get movie tickets to *insert Bhaijaan’s new movie*”

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8. When someone asks them if they want to party on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday!

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9. When they are asked to go to “Dadar.”

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10. When they see a random flashmob pop up and they can’t help but join in.

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Watch a super fun flashmob by Taskbob here: *Insert Link*

11 Struggles Of Being A Woman In India

Don’t get us wrong. The aim of this article is not to highlight gender inequality, provoke feminists or put men down in any way; it is simply to spread awareness about what women go through in everyday life (which all of us are aware of, but take for granted because of our “Chalta Hai” attitude).

Disclaimer: Some points may be generalisations, but we’re talking about masses at large.

1) EVE-TEASING 

Whether it’s walking down the station, looking for rickshaws or standing in a queue, it is not uncommon for women to hear comments such as “Aye Jeans Pant” and “Kya Maal Hai”.

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Oh wait! This one’s next level, “Chalti Kya Khopche Mein, Tereko Jannat Dikhata Hoon”… Really?

2) SHAADI VAADI AND ALL THAT

If you’re a young, unmarried woman in India there’s no way you can escape the “Shaadi Ka Ladoo.”

“Beta, shaadi ka kya socha hai?”

“Ladka MBA hai, NRI hai, aise ladke baar baar nahi milte.”

“Ek baar photo toh dekh lo.”

“Achha, ek baar mil toh lo.”

Give us a break! We know you mean well, but have you heard of a concept called “personal choice”? Yes, let us exercise that!

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And if you’re 30+ and still unmarried, it’s a sin for you to exist! #WeFeelYouBro

3) THE DRESS CODE COMPLEX

Spending hours deciding what to wear while travelling; if you decide to wear something that’s modestly revealing you’ll have to keep handy a secondary wardrobe consisting of shrugs, stoles, scarves, leggings and more…Because every time you travel by public transport your arms, legs and chest need to be covered.

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Technically, shorts and skirts are not much of an option even in the scorching heat, thanks to the incessant leching and ogling!

4) JO DIKHEGA, WOH BIKEGA

Be it films, TV shows, advertisements or pornography, Indian pop culture often depicts the woman as an object to satisfy mans desires. No, she is not “Munni Badnaam” or “Chikni Chameli” and she sure as hell is not “Tandoori Murgi,” so stop treating her like one!

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Repeated exposure to objectification of women creates unrealistic expectations that could eventually lead to irrational behaviours.

5) LADY PARADOX: WHO WEARS THE PANTS?

If she earns more than the man, it comes onto his ego, if she earns less, she doesn’t have a say in financial decisions.

If she wears too much, she’s a ‘Behenji’ but if she wears too little she’s a ‘Slut.’

If she’s a homemaker, she’s not ambitious, if she’s working, she doesn’t care enough about her home and kids.

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She just feels helpless, because no matter what she does, she is misinterpreted.

6) GENDER JOB BIASES

Army. Police. Politics. Cricket.

A common response to women wanting to join male dominated fields is

“Are you crazy?”

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Why the bias? We women don’t say anything even though the world’s best master chefs are men! 😛

7) STEREOTYPED

Women = Kitchen. Women = Weaker Sex. Women = Not-so-good-bosses. So not true!

Women are type casted into certain roles, but hey, it’s subconscious societal conditioning, so we don’t really blame you.

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But we do blame you if you choose to continue doing so, now that you’re more aware of it!

8) BEING IN CROWDED PLACES

 Be it a local station or a concert, crowded areas are a nightmare for women. If they emerge out of a crowd without being groped or touched inappropriately, it’s VICTORY!

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 Tip: Walk with your elbows spread outward to the sides to keep away the creeps from touching. Hold a bag to cover yourself in the front/back. 😛

9) SAFETY FIRST: RETURNING HOME AT NIGHT

Its dark, its late. If you’re a woman who doesn’t drive you’re probably a victim of the ‘Midnight Dilemma.’ You do one of the following:

  • Call up your guy best friend and ask him to pick you up/ drop you
  • Constantly stay in touch with your boyfriend via call/message
  • You cab it up and pay a bomb (because of night charge)
  • Decide to stay back at a friends place
  • You end up not going at all

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Ted Mosby was probably right, nothing good happens after 2.00 a.m.! 😛

 10) BEAUTY AND THE BEST

This one is technically a choice, but its still a struggle. Being a girl comes with its own baggage. Clothes, shoes, make-up, hair, accessories, waxing, threading, tampons and more…

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Sometimes its not diamonds but a mirror that is a girl’s best friend!

11) PERIOD TABOO

When women are menstruating they transform from ‘The Unstoppable’ to ‘The Untouchables.’ Pickles, temples, Tulsi plants and their boyfriends all seem to shun them!

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Hey, it’s only a natural process; get over it!

Despite all these struggles the Indian woman puts up a tough fight in the face of everyday crises. This one’s our little way of saying HATS OFF LADIES!

 

15 Types Of Men You Meet In Your 20’s

You come across all sorts of cartoons, nerds and party animals in your teens, but 20’s is a different ball game all together. Here are the 15 types of men you come across in your 20’s.

1) THE FOREVER ALONE

He is in his 20’s but the only kind of action he’s ever got is the one that you get from action movies. He doesn’t keep company of women because he fears talking to them and being rejected by them!

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He’s most likely to be an Engineer, Doctor or C.A.

2) THE REBEL

He is fixated in his teen years and will do exactly the opposite of what you ask him to do.

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You may want to try using reverse psychology with him! 😛

3) THE BARNEY STINSON

His sexiest quality is that he’s smooth with the ladies! Plus, he is oddly mysterious, rich and looks like a dream.

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Women want to be with him and men want to be him!

4) THE HIPPIE

Unkempt hair, unshaved beards, airy clothing and droopy eyes; sound familiar? This stereotypical guy my friends, is a powerhouse of weed.

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He’s chill, carefree and will probably say ‘yes’ to everything, unless you ask him to share his food with you!

5) THE WORK-A-HOLIC

He’s often on the run and always has a to-do list to complete. This guy is married to his laptop, coffee is his best friend and he can’t do nothing.

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He probably dreads holidays and mandatory leaves but waits for Mondays!

6) THE ROUND-PEG-IN-THE-SQUARE-HOLE

From enjoying Kurdish Cuisine to learning Chi-Gong, this guy is unique and interesting in so many ways. His thoughts, food habits and mannerisms all fascinate you.

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He doesn’t fit in, he stands out!

7) THE GRUMPY-CAT-MEETS-HULK

You don’t want to mess with this guy; the more you stay in his good books the better it is for you. He’s big, built and almost always angry. Pissing him off is like “apne pau par kuladhi maarna.”

Forget laughing, if he so much as smiles at your jokes, consider yourself really funny!

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8) THE EYE CANDY

He may be a tube light, but you can’t deny the visual treat he provides. He is most likely to be an expert at clicking selfies!

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Looking at him gives you the same relief that you get when you pee after hours of controlling your bladder.

9) THE PHILOSOPHER

He is a descendant of the likes of Buddha and Aristotle; wise, calm and saintly. He is trusting, positive and supremely optimistic about life. He’s also giving, kind and all those good things that you’ve ever only heard about!

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This is the guy who makes you feel like a rockstar when you’re feeling sucky about yourself!

10) THE SHERLOCK HOLMES

His first reaction to everything is skepticism. He probably makes a pros and cons list before making decisions of his life.

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He is a critical thinker and scrutinises everything, including the hole in his underwear.

12) THE KUMBHAKARAN

His funda is ‘Eat. Sleep. Shave. Repeat.’

He is still giving KT’s in college, doesn’t have a real job and keeps sleeping/watching TV all day. He has no clue what he is doing with his life and has no intention to figure it out.

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This guy makes you question whether ‘the human race is really the most intelligent species on this planet?’

13) THE ASS***

This guy doesn’t give a shit about you. Period. He is psychotic, self-centered, careless and the perfect example of how a man should not be in his twenties.

If you find him, ditch him right away!

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14) THE HARVEY SPECTER

Whip-smart. Check. Risk-taker. Check. Classic sexy. Check.

He often plays it cool, lets you think you’re in charge and he makes you want to question everything. His intelligence is a major turn on!

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Sometimes, he seems so flawless it makes you question if he’s gay!

15) THE PERFECT IMPERFECT

He’s neither too intelligent nor too good-looking, he’s not a billionaire and he isn’t an IIM pass out either. But…he makes your heart melt, because he does little things for you, he care’s about how others feel and he buys you food.

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You can’t help but fall for the hopeless romantic!

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Men, I tell you! You can’t do with them, you can’t do without them!

10 Things Only Female Dancers Will Understand

1)  IF LOOKS COULD KILL

From local trains to fancy restaurants they find themselves getting all sorts of looks from people around them… well, they can’t help but mark their dance routines on loop.

P.S: Sometimes, they zone out during conversations because they are mentally marking steps. 😛

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2) REACTIONS ON BEING ASKED ABOUT FUTURE PLANS

Uncle :”So beta, what do you intend on doing in life?”

Me: “Uncle, I wanna become a choreographer.”

Uncle: “Kamaal karte ho. Yeh kaisa profession hai?”

Me: :/

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3) YOUR NON-DANCER GUY FRIEND THINKS YOU’RE WEIRD

Right from breaking into a sudden fit of dance across the hallway to naming your pet, ‘Pirouette,’ your friends find you unusual & odd.

Guy Friend: “What’s up? Coming tonight?”

Me: “I think i’ll just stay in and dance.”

Guy Friend: “Umm. You creep. Who dances alone at home?”

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4) DISCOVERING THE PERFECT RUBBER BAND IS A TASK

…And God save you if you forget your hair tie to dance practice.

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5) FINALLY GETTING A STEP YOU’VE BEEN PRACTISING SINCE AGES

Be it a jete split jump or a head stand, the sore toes, the bruises and the aching muscles all become worth it when you get that one step correctly. The joy a dancer receives when he/she does a step right is unparalleled.

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 6) NERVOUS FEET A.K.A BACKSTAGE PANIC

No matter how many shows you’ve done earlier or how many times you’ve practised your routine; you always get the jittery butterflies before a stage performance. Even a missing pin from the costume can put you into instant panic mode.

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7) BEING OVER-ENTHU ABOUT DANCE PARTIES

People don’t begin dancing until they are drunk and you of course, can’t wait that long. You’re always the first one to get on the dance floor and the last to leave. Which means, sometimes you end up dancing alone. Being alone on the dance floor almost always ends with ‘the sympathy dance’ (aww.. she’s dancing alone, let’s go join her) or the party creep trying to grind with you. 😛

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8) POINTE BECOMES A WAY OF LIFE

Whether it’s as soon as you wake up or just before you sleep, while answering nature’s call or while grocery shopping; you almost always, do the pointe. Sometimes, you even pointe in between the one minute that you get while your date visits the washroom. 😛

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9) DANCING SOUL-MATES

She may secretly be super annoying, a serial killer, or even a chronic psychopath, but once you’ve found out she out enjoys dancing as much as you do, nothing else matters, it instantly makes her your soul-mate.

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10) AND LASTLY, DREADING A DANCE PARTNER WHO DANCES LIKE THAT…

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Arz Kiya Hai….

Original compositions, directly from the soul.

 

Itni himmat nahi hai hum mein ki pathar se yaari kar lein,

Itni taakat nahi hai hum mein ki shamma ke paas chal lein,

Itni jurrarat nahi kar sakte ki tumse pyaar kar lein.

 

Kehte hain, pyaar har khushi har gham se begana hota hai.

Woh nahi sunta, usse jal jana hota hai.

Anjaana ho ya begaana, jal toh jaata hai parwaana.

Raat bhar aahein kyun bharen? Hum khudh khushi kyun karen?

 

Sheesha sa dil hai, tooth sakta hai.

Laad se paala hai, rooth sakta hai.

Dil se bahot kaha hum ne, maan bhi jao,

Par manana humein yeh khoobh jaanta hai.

 

Jabh mil jaaye khudh mein khuda, toh aashiq ki kya zaroorat?

Jabh mujh mein hi rab dikhta hai, feeki padh jaati hai mohabbat ki raahat.

 

This one’s my personal favourite:

Pyaar toh karti hai, bass tum se nahin,

Mohabbat to hai usse, bass tum se nahin,

Ishq toh kar liya usne, bass tum se nahin,

Phir kyun karti hai woh intezaar, tumhara wahin?

Lubs toh behla sakte hain, aankhein toh jhootla sakti hain,

Rooh mein jhaank ke dekho, ghehraaiyon mein basse ho tum hi kahin!

 

She’s lost in nowhere land, a place her heart could mend.

They say seek and ye shall find, not this time, my friend!