Must try food in Mumbai!

It’s been a year that I moved to this city and I never thought I will be writing anything about the “food” from here. But the food here has charmed me way too much. This city has varied range of food for the diverse crowd that lives in this city. And people here swear by their food. So when you are here next; don’t forget any of the things mentioned in the list here and I bet each one of this will give you a mouthwatering sumptuous taste.

  1. Vada Pav

Mumbaikars are totally in love with “Pav” they can precisely make every and anything with pav :D.

Vada Pav is on the run, easily available breakfast/lunch/dinner for the fast Mumbaikar. When you visit the city try it from any nook or corner but don’t miss this.

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2. Misal Pav

Misal, Pav, farsan, onion, tomato and lemon; everything you need to give your taste buds a feast. Try it anywhere anytime for a happy belly experience.

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Must try : Mamledar Misal Pav Thane

3. Mumbai style sandwich

Everyone must have tried a variety of sandwiches but this one here has all together a different recipe. Decide for the fillings and chutneys you want and the extra add on is massive amount of cheese, yes they love to overload it with too much of it.

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4. Kanda poha

A healthy light breakfast! Yes you are in need of Kanda Poha. Kanda = Onion on top of the regular poha and you are done.

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5. Bhel puri

Keep moving and keep munching. The most famous snack from Mumbai’s streets, bhel puri is something that no one can say no to.

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6. Bun Maska

Dip this bun filled with butter in your tea cups for a delectable experience.

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7. Pav Bhaji

I know this is available across the country but the taste from the streets of Mumbai is absolutely different from everywhere. The favorite pav and butter filled vegetable gravy! How can you resist that?

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8. Modak

This is prepared as a Prasad for Ganesh Puja and is said that this is Lord Ganesh’s favorite sweet. Nobody would want to miss that!

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9. Cutting Chai

This is Mumbai’s morning refreshment. They can’t start their day without a glass of hot cutting chai.

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And as they call this “ aadhe se zyada , poore se kam.”

10. Khichia Papad

Oh! This super amazing and light on your tummy thing is super yumm and healthy as well, the papad is roasted and topped up with onion, tomato, cucumber and one unique chatni 😀

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All set for a quick bite!

12. Biscuit Ice cream

The sandwich wafer ice cream is a great try here. A small slab of ice cream is pushed inside your wafer biscuits and then you go mmmm about it.

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Must try: K.Rustom’s Ice cream

So get on and follow Eat sleep burp repeat!

Pictures source : google.com

How to take care of your skin in monsoon!

After the deep treatment of extreme heat of the sun, those sunburns and tans, monsoon comes as a good news. But what about the  damp and humid weather that gives you loads of infections and skin troubles? Well its unavoidable.Monsoon is that time when your skin behaves a little strange and is often unstable. Hence it is very necessary that you take care of your skin during this season in order to look fresh and beautiful. Following are a few Skin Care tips that you need to follow.

1. . Cleansing: The skin should be cleaned 3-4 times a day with non-soapy face washes. This helps to clean excessive oil and dirt from the skin pores and helps it breathe.

Dry Skin: Try using almond paste or honey cleanser. Take ten crushed almonds and make a paste and add two tsp of honey. Massage on face for 5 to 7 minutes, rinse face and pat dry.

Oily Skin: You need a very mild cleanser to get the dead cells and grime off from skin. Use pure oatmeal scrub to cleanse oily skin or use ripe papaya pulp as a mild exfoliant.

2.Toning: Non-alcoholic skin toners should be used to tone the skin twice a day to maintain the skin’s pH balance. Toning revives the skin and gives it an impeccable sheen.

Dry Skin : You need to mildly tone this skin type as the pore size is small. Try five drops chamomile oil in one table spoon of milk.

Oily skin : The great idea is to use ten drops of lavender oil in one tablespoon water.

 

3.Moisturising: If your skin appears to be dry, moisturise it with a good moisturiser. Application of rose water, glycerine or almond oil before retiring to bed is beneficial in keeping the skin supple and healthy.

Bonus :Don’t rub your face while drying it

The facial skin is very delicate so rubbing it with a towel can cause hyper-pigmentation. Gently pat it dry, avoid any kind of friction

 

I will be back soon with some home remedies to keep your skin alive in the damp monsoon.

Cheers!

 

 

Beat the monster beat the heat!

So the monster a.k.a Summer Sun ;is back here again, and is here to stay for long. All the remedies that our mothers and grandmothers have always told us must be utilized now, to stay pretty , beautiful and shining like always.

 

Lets try and recollect what all those amazing ladies have always listed out to beat the heat.

 

1. Avoid the damn sun: As much as you can.

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so , I know its not easy to avoid this monster but try to stay indoors in the peak hours( 11:00- 15:00). Cover yourself well whenever you are stepping out in the sun. Be careful , it about your skin and your hair!

 

2. Exfoliate : 

Including exfoliation into your daily regime is a must to avoid dullness and sadness of skin and to  prevent congestion and improve hydration from toners and moisturizers! Exfoliants remove old, dry, dead skin cells, toxins and other deposits and allow new skin cells to surface. Scrub your elbows and knees at least twice a week to get rid of dead tissues.

Rub a slice of lemon with sugar every alternate day to keep them clean and to remove tan.

Try any exfoliating body scrub this can be used every alternate day.

 

3.  Water is your best friend:

Begin your day with a glass of water and end with a glass of water. Make sure your intake is somewhere between 8-10 liters per day to keep your self balanced in terms of moisture and also this will help in detoxification.

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4.  Too much of Sunscreen!Yes you do need it!

Applying a little amount of sunscreen on your face is never enough.

Studies have stated that one must apply enough sunscreen all over  the time and in continuation; once in a day is a bad idea.

Choose your sunscreen according to your skin type and keep applying every 3-4 hours.

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I personally us Sweat Proof Sunscreen from Kaya Skin clinic with a SPF 30. It does wonders.

Cost : 995 INR

6. Yoga

Whatever has been said in the above points must be followed religiously but getting into Yoga keeps you pepped up and multiplies your benefits. Expose your skin to fresh air with an early morning yoga. This increases the blood circulation in your body and keeps you fresh all day long. If not yoga make sure you are doing one or the other form of exercise at least for 15-20 minutes everyday.

 

 

Stay fit and stay beautiful people!

P.S: All the pictures are sourced from Google.

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

The other side of the coin.

It was a Delhi Transport Corporation bus, unusually loaded that day. There was a lot of young crowd in it and
women were fighting for the seats reserved for them. Four women out of the lot got the reserved seats and
rest of us travelled the distance. But I still don’t understand why women fight for this 10% or 25% reservation
in buses, trains, metros or wherever. Why can’t we realize that we are ourselves motivating gender biasing.
We appreciate the gift that eases are life and agree to it open handed and prompt a NO, when it comes to
changing your routine lifestyle. Where are all the debates over Gender equality lost? Are we not ourselves
portraying an image that indicates we are not equal to men?

We live in a society that both flourishes and demolishes the women power. We worship the womanhood
in the form of deity and rape the same womanhood just to prove that this side of the coin is not worth the
respect and position it has been given. Women don’t require reservations or percentage share in the clumsy
box, we demand respect, respect to what we are and feel good about it, respect to have equal stand in the
family and the society, respect to roam around any possible time of the day, respect to be the other side of the
coin.

Rather than fighting for reservations and extra coaches in trains, we (the modern day women) should sit back
and analyse why do we feel a glitch when we are asked to step out of the house alone after 8 in the evening,
why do we get a stream of phone calls from our parents or husbands when we are late out of house. Even
though we are with the safest of the people, in the back of our head there lives a fear. Honestly this has not
been developed recently; this is a practice we have been following since ages and this has become so much a
part of our lives that we have stopped probing on this trend. We are being taught the art of self defence, the
sense of dressing and judging the man’s body language but on the contrary why can’t we teach the other side
the art of equality to be given to the other half share of the coin. Instead of being afraid and accepting the fact
that The Nation is not safe, why can’t we women take a step ahead and make the world realise that we are the
50% stake holders of the society and we will conquer this at whatever time we want and in whichever attire
we dress.

Come out and have your say in the crowd. Slap the man back who misbehaves. Get the courage in you. Be
confident. Be you. Prove it to the world that you are the other side of the coin, without which the coin loses its
identity.

The LDR(Long Distance relationship) Syndrome

The very famous LDRs or maybe we call them as Long Distance Relationships, which everyone (almost) faces at one or the other time. Some call it easy, some call it ruthless and some say “Nothing changes when you have real love involved”, but honestly it is not the idyllic situation that one would ever want. It has both pros and cons of its own; this gives the so called “SPACE” but might take away all the happiness that you must receive when you are in a relationship. This thing can only be handled well by people with strong heart and will power.

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In LDRs the ball roles from happy to disgusting times, butterflies in the stomach to get the hell out of here times. If managed well on time we are a hit else we fail badly and end up ruining a lot many things.

But when you feel the urge to get over it, just for once go back into the time and see what made you get into it.

Instead of criticizing and cursing the relationship, understand how important and precious it was for you ones.

The LDR requires you to give immense love and commitment, so that none of you feels the lack of that hug, that late night call, that touch, that feel.

 

The selfless love is now history, if you want some time you need to give a lot of it. And a few little tiny things can make your love go till eternity, no matter wherever you are.

 

Trust each other:

Be transparent in your relationship and give equal value to honesty and trust. If you love each other don’t let the trust go away, it is the building block of great stories. Stop intervening too much , stop being ridiculous. If you hate it, the other person feels the same.

 

Romance must go on

“Give a little something — mail a gift, write a love song, send a balloon-o-gram, order lunch and have it delivered to your honey — just make it happen,” says Falzone. When you are so far away all these small acts are hard to execute, but if you try and think you can achieve it. Show your that you love you care and you want to make it for forever.

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Use that technology

Almost all long distance couples can agree that video chat is the easiest way to stay in touch with your loved one. It is always amazing to see that face when you are talking, to check out that little expression when you are narrating a story. Calling over phone is convenient but why would not you want to have a conversation that feels more like a real one.

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 Use the “Future” terms

Weird right! But yes this is a mandate; the person must see that you are taking it beyond the current zone of being cozy. A rough patch in your relationship can be avoided if you bring in the FUTURE in between. This clearly mentions how steady you feel in this relationship regardless of the distance. If you don’t get into the big uncomfortable dialogues, all the emotional investment will be lost and gone.

Don’t be bossy!

Never ever try to control the life of the other person. Everyone wants freedom , eevryone has a circle, everyone wants to breathe in the air that suits them. Set them free and said in point 1, trust them . A relationship does not make you the owner of the other person’s life. REMEMBER this and you are not far away from wonderful life with love loaded into it.

Long distance isn’t easy; but if you do it right, it is worth all the pain and drama you went through in it. Love is not as simple as it sounds to be, put yourself into it to receive the complete self of other person, if they are yours they will be around , no matter what the distance is 🙂

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