Month in review
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While this might not be something you’re used to seeing on this platform, we do understand how important it is for Indians to know about their country, its eventful history, and its diverse culture. These things are what make India – India, and as an Indian, we should know about important facts about our country. For example, did you know the game of chess actually originated in India? Well, the story goes something like this…
During the 6th Century, there was an Indian king named Balhait (also known as Shahram or Ladava in some versions of the legend) who ruled over a kingdom in Northern India. The kingdom was supposedly called – Taligana. King Balhait wasn’t quite fond of board games that ran on luck. He simply didn’t like the idea of letting a dice decide the fate of a game. His vision was to develop a game that challenged its players mentally. Something that tested a person’s mental abilities like prudence, foresight, valour, judgment, endurance, analytical and reasoning ability. His time also saw the life of Indian Brahmin – Sissa ( Some versions of this story also refer to him as Sissa ibn Dahir or Lahur Sessa. In some places, his name is also spelt as Sassa or Sessa). Brahmin Sissa was also known to be a reputed mathematician and analyst, which is why king Balhait chose him to bestow upon the responsibility of bringing his vision into material.
And thus, Sissa invented Chess. Originally known as Chaturanga, chess was played on a 8X8 checked board known as “Vastu Purusha Mandala” which was used by ancient architect to plan and design the cities in that time. The rules of the game were a little different from the ones we have now, because as the game travelled from India to the rest of the world, it was improvised and modified in different areas by different intellectuals. The chess we play today is known as the modern chess, after the original version went through uncountable modifications.
When Sissa finally introduced the game to the King of Taligana, he was impressed beyond limits. The king was so fascinated and content with Sissa that he promised to fulfil any one of his wish, as a reward. Sissa then made a very strange request. He requested the king to give him a particular amount of grains, through a math problem. Yes, that’s very mathematician of you Sissa. The task was to place one grain on the first square of the chess board and then double the amount of grains for every consecutive square. He wished to receive the total amount of grains used in this activity. The king laughed at his strange request. The wise Brahmin could’ve asked for anything, all the money, all the luxury, but instead he asked for a few grains. Such a meagre demand, isn’t it?
However, the king was shocked when his ministers reported that this little request had actually drained their entire granary and it was still far from being even minutely fulfilled. This problem is now known as “The Wheat and Chessboard Problem”, that can in fact be solved by simple addition. The total amount of grain is actually 2000 times more than the annual production of wheat worldwide so we would totally understand if the king did not fulfil his promise to Sissa XDXD!
What did we learn from this story?
- Chess was invented in India by an Indian Brahman.
- India has pioneered many such inventions that are heavily used worldwide.
- Never trust a person that loves Math :) (Nothing personal!)
We will be back very soon with another cool fact about India, after we are done cribbing about Mathematics.
When we talk pageantry, India is known for being a powerhouse. However, when we talk specific pageants, we realize that India might not be so consistent in every international beauty contest. Speaking of the youngest of the Big 6, Miss Grand International, India has been very inconsistent with their performances ever since the pageant was founded. The closest any Indian delegate has ever been to winning the title of Miss Grand International was back in the year 2018, when we sent Haryana’s Meenakshi Chaudhary as our representative at the contest. For 4 years, Meenakshi reigned supreme as the best Miss Grand India to be ever crowned, until 2022. The year 2022 saw a shift of Miss Grand franchise from the Times group to the hands of Glamanand Supermodel India. This was definitely not the first year for the latter at the Miss Grand pageant, so they most definitely knew what the grand pageant looked for. It wasn’t a surprise when the name was announced on the night of GSI’22 finale – Praachi Nagpal!
Indians value health and nutrition a lot, and without compromising on the taste. In this episode of Protein High, we shall list down some of your favourite dishes from the Indian cuisine that you probably didn't know are extremely rich in protein and minerals.
Let’s begin our list with the good old - Rajma
- RAJMA - Made with red kidney beans, Rajma is a good source of plant based high quality protein. Apart from proteins, Rajma is also high on minerals like sodium and potassium and is an extremely healthy Indian curry. It provides around 230-240 calories, out of which 110-115 are from carbohydrates, 35-40 are from proteins and the remaining are from fats. Having Rajma with rice will help you get all the benefits of it. If you are extra concerned about the carbs intake, you can opt for brown rice instead. Rajma is also highly beneficial for people with blood pressure issues as it can help regulate blood pressure and also supports good heart health. In addition to this, red kidney beans are also very helpful for those trying to lose weight. They are considered as a powerhouse of iron, protein, fibres and vitamins and also play a big role in strengthening the bones and maintaining the blood sugar levels. It is also proven that Rajma can also prevent cancer in humans. God, can rajma be regarded as a superfood! Nothing new here, we always knew Rajma is perfect. Just cook it properly, angry rajma will make you gassy.
Zakir Khan says Tathastu can affect one's decision making
According to Zakir Khan, "your decision making will change" after watching his new special. In other words, "if..." changes everything.
Zakir Khan's latest stand-up special, Tathastu, is now available to stream on Prime Video, and the comedian feels comfortable enough with his fans to discuss his private life in the show. In Tathastu, Zakir reveals personal details about his upbringing to an extent we have never heard from him before. While Zakir and his audience may have started out laughing at his trademark "Sakht Launda" jokes, he has since moved on to more sophisticated material. Zakir told indianexpress.com that his audience is progressing alongside him on his journey.
He went on to say that his relationship with his fans is very similar to that of a friendship, in that it begins as casual and grows into something more meaningful over time. When you first become friends with someone, you may joke around a bit, but as your friendship grows, you may find yourself talking more seriously about personal and professional issues. That, then, is the connection I have with my listeners. Now I feel comfortable telling them about my life at home and my family," he said. The emotional weight of Tathastu sets it apart from many of Zakir's other one-offs (Haq Se Single, Kaksha Gyarvi, etc.). Zakir insisted that it was just as funny, despite being more of a personal story and less of a sermon.
Zakir has said that watching Tathastu can affect one's decision making, despite the fact that the show is not preachy. My one and only request is that the audience watch Tathastu all at once. Everything you do from this point forward will be influenced by what you've just seen. There will be a "before" and "after" (Tathastu). Once you've seen Tathastu, your entire worldview and approach to decision-making will shift, he promised.
- Delhi gang-rape case and also the Nirbhaya case:
The brutal murder case of a physiotherapy intern was one of the widespread rape cases of India, which led to tears of each citizen of India. The Delhi gang-rape case of 2012 was one of the notorious cases. she was brutally raped by 6 men while she was traveling on a bus with her male friend, they raped her by inserting an iron rod in her vagina which later resulted in the death of her. The case received a greater number of public outrage, people gathered in the streets of Delhi to protest for her. They were all arrested later, out of six the minor accused was given a sentence of three years, one committed suicide while in police custody and the rest of them have been sentenced to death by hanging.
- Imrana Rape Case:
This case of 2005 brings the limelight of another problem of separate religions law. Imrana was raped by her father in law in the state of Uttarpradesh. But the villagers treated this case in a wrong way, they mentioned this case as adultery. In order, she had to leave her husband and marry her father in law. With the help of media attention, she got justice and her father in law was sentenced to a term of 10 years of imprisonment.
- Scarlett Keeling Rape and Murder:
Scarlett Keeling, 15 years old girl was atrociously raped and drowned in the sea and the murdered. She was a British tourist and visiting India with her family. Later, she stayed with her 25 years old boyfriend in goa. The media took the case in a different way than she was raped because of her bohemian lifestyle and blamed her mother for her carelessness. It showed India that most people still believe dressing in a bad way deserves getting raped.
Ask a fellow Bengali, “What is so special about Durga Puja?” He will laugh out and would ask you back- “What is not special about this puja?” Yes, its surely the best, we, Bengali are welcoming Maa Durga with excitement and nostalgic memories to commence once again.
And when the Durga puja is a few months away, how can I miss the name of Kumartuli, which is associated with the authentic art of idol making and sculpturing. The area in North Kolkata, nearest to the Ganges is possibly the purest traditional hub of Bengali culture. Inheriting the artistic ‘Kumor’, this term potter defines the work of making clay items. Taking the art of making god and goddess, and reframing the crafts of artistry, the artists from Kumartuli are a pure gem, gifted with aesthetic and attractive originality, the clay models come alive with delight.
If you ever had surgery you might have remembered from the countdown of 1 to 10 that you are unconscious and by the time you are in your consciousness, you are waking up with your surgery already over. It might seem that you were asleep but you were not. You were under medication of anesthesia, it is much complicated. You were unconscious and could not move, form memories or you could feel pain and most important the surgery could have been traumatic.
In Ancient times, In the Middle East, Asia and Egypt discovered anesthesia containing things like opium poppy, mandrake fruit, and alcohol. But it has been changed today, now the anesthesiologist conglomerate regional, inhalational and intravenous agents for balancing the surgery. How do these three components work together?
Regional- It works as a pain signal at the specific part of the body to block the pain from getting it to the brain. The nerve impulses help the body system to travel the pain mechanism, so the Regional acts as a barricade to block the pain. For example, cocaine, it is occasionally used as an anesthesia drug because of many other regional anesthetics has a similar chemical structure and also work in the same way.
The New York Film Critics Circle has awarded SS Rajamouli the title of Best Director.
On Friday, SS Rajamouli, director of the film RRR, was named the year's best director by the New York Film Critics Circle. This group is among the first of its kind to offer its opinions on the upcoming awards season. Most people were taken aback by Rajamouli's victory, given the caliber of his rivals (who included Spielberg, Aronofsky, Polley, and Prince-Blythewood).
Tar, directed by Todd Field, won Best Picture and Best Actress for Cate Blanchett at the New York Film Critics Circle. Best Actor awards went to Colin Farrell for his work in two films this year: After Yang, a science fiction film set in the future directed by Kogonada, and The Banshees of Inisherin, a drama directed by Martin McDonagh. Keke Palmer won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Nope, and Ke Huy Quan won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.
The film RRR has been met with resounding success in international markets, prompting distributor Variance Film to launch an extensive Oscars campaign. The film, which features Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the leading roles, is vying for nominations in a wide variety of categories, such as Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and more.
After grossing over Rs 1200 crore worldwide, the film became one of India's highest-grossing films of all time and was praised by critics in India. However, the Indian Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not choose it as the country's 2023 Oscar submission.
Shehnaaz Gill sobs on air and says she can't show her true feelings
Talk show host Shehnaaz Gill sobs on air and says she can't show her true feelings: "I really appreciate your sympathy. "
Fans of Shehnaaz Gill adore her raw honesty, but in the most recent episode of her talk show Desi Vibes, the actor admitted that she sometimes worries about letting her guard down for fear of being targeted by internet trolls.
Her most recent episode featured actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who called her "courageous" for being unafraid to show her true emotions on camera. You have a lot of guts to let your feelings show. It takes a lot of guts to say, "Jo bolna chahte ho bol dete ho." (I admire your bravery; you have no problem expressing how you truly feel. You have the guts to say what you really think, which is commendable. Shehnaaz responded that she, too, has begun holding back her honest emotions.
She admitted, "Meri life has been full of emotional moments, but I'm not going to talk about any of them. I've had sad times in my life, but I've never told anyone about it. As she said, "People were saying that I am trying to gain sympathy)," she sobbed. Why am I crying?" she asked herself.
A beloved actor friend of Shehnaaz's, Sidharth Shukla, passed away in 2021. Since their time together on Bigg Boss, Shehnaaz and Salman have become close friends. The name "SidNaaz" was coined by their devoted following.
Nadav Lapid's "vulgar, propagandist" remark about Kashmir Files, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri threatened to walk away
Following Nadav Lapid's "vulgar, propagandist" remark about Kashmir Files, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri threatened to walk away from the industry.
Director Vivek Agnihotri has finally spoken out in response to Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid's criticism of The Kashmir Files. Lapid, in his role as president of the jury at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), deemed The Kashmir Files a "vulgar" piece of propaganda during Monday's awards ceremony.
The film, which is based on the mass migration of Hindus from Kashmir in the 1990s, caused controversy upon its debut due to its fiery tone and the perception that it was biased against Kashmir's Muslim majority. Anupam Kher, the film's most visible actor, Pallavi Joshi, a member of the cast and the film's producer, and the Israeli ambassador to India have all spoken out against Lapid's remarks.
Agnihotri added in his video statement, "Friends, yesterday at IFFI, the jury chairman called The Kashmir Files a disgusting, propagandist film." He spoke in Hindi. Not a new concept to me. Terrorists, members of the Tukde Tukde Gang, and other urban Naxals have said this for years. What really caught me off guard, though, was that the Indian government had sponsored an event where a terrorist could share his story. Moreover, native-born Indians have turned this story around in their own nation.
Finally, he vowed that he will continue to fight no matter how much resistance he encounters, yet his words included overtones of intolerance. When The Kashmir Files first came out, it was met with much criticism. However, it was backed by several state governments and championed by influential members of the governing party. Nearly Rs 350 crore was its final global gross.
Beauty & Fitness
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GETTING RID OF DARK UNDERARMS
Don’t we all get conscious when wearing a sleeveless dress, ladies? The majority of us have a constant concern about developing dark underarms, which makes us feel conscious about our bodies and eventually makes us feel incredibly insecure when wearing a sleeveless dress. Because of our dark underarms, we can't just stop wearing what we love, am I right? We can certainly get rid of darker underarms rather than discarding the clothes.
We must first understand what causes dark underarms before we can treat them. We women frequently worry about our hygiene to the point that we use any hair-removing solution to remove hair from our underarms to prevent them from smelling. The fact that these treatments really include specific chemicals that gradually darken our underarms is something we often ignore. And now you'll say, "Okay, I won't use that product, but what about using a razor?" This is when you'll realize you're mistaken once more. Although they appear to be time-friendly, simple, and chemical-free, razors still leave you with dark underarms.
We just won't take care of them despite wanting to have appealing underarms. Exfoliating your underarms is equally as essential as exfoliating your face. Although you don't have to do it often, 2-3 times a week should be sufficient.
Regularly applying moisturizer to your underarms helps to protect and soothe your skin.
- Avoid Shaving
Using a razor can actually irritate your skin and cause razor burns or ingrown hairs.
- Don’t smoke
Smoking increases the amount of melanin in our skin, which in turn promotes hyperpigmentation.
- Laser Therapy
Whatever method you choose to use to get rid of the hair on your underarms, you'll eventually have to do it frequently because there is no long-term fix. However, laser treatment can provide you with a long-lasting option for getting rid of dark skin and underarm hair.
- Natural Remedies
Even if nothing works, there are numerous natural remedies you can try to lighten your underarms. We'll have another post on these natural cures, what they are, and how to apply them. These work quite well and have no negative side effects. Everyone wants to have skin that is beautiful and flawless. Nurturing your skin is quite normal; if you love and care for something, it will undoubtedly return the favor. Take baby measures to lighten your underarms so you can wear whatever you want, so don't be reluctant to work on them. Shower some love on your underarms; a process to lighten them takes time.
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BEAUTY ESSENTIALS EVERYONE MUST HAVE IN THEIR COLLECTION
When we say "beauty essentials," we don't necessarily mean that you need to pack a big bag with every other makeup item you regularly use. Instead, beauty essentials are specific items that you always bring with you and are highly beneficial. It often comprises a few minor things that you might require whether you're going to a party, lunch, college, the office, or somewhere similar. And the necessities may change depending on where you're going or just your everyday needs.
My goodness, how could someone forget lipstick, which is literally a lifesaver at any other event, lunch, or regular office hours? A lady must have her lipstick. You might as well just lick your lipstick off your lips and then wonder, "Oh sh*t, what do I do now," or you might simply get a smudge then you might need your lipstick eventually. Furthermore, lipstick is actually the most essential item because it is the only thing that may save us when we are in a rush.
- Face wash
A face wash is a product that can be used for a variety of purposes. We can feel immediate relaxation after a long day if we only wash our faces. Surprisingly, you may use a face wash as a hand wash as well as a body wash in an emergency.
- Dry shampoo
Oh, you heard me right—dry shampoo it is. When you suddenly realize that you have a party or a meeting to attend but have no time to wash, blow dry, and style your hair while still having to deal with greasy oil, dry shampoo comes into play and really works like a miracle.
- Lip balm
We all require lip balms all year round, regardless of whether it is winter or summer. Some people lick or simply chew the outer layer of their lips, which causes their lips to become dry and rough. So, if you keep one around and add it to your collection of beauty essentials, lip balm will always be beneficial.
A nice deodorant or perfume always gives you that tinge of boosted confidence. Aside from that, it is a positive sign of good hygiene and actually aids in eliminating body odor from perspiration. You never know when you might need a deodorant or perfume, so keeping one on hand is always a good idea.
When you're just relaxing at home or getting ready to go out, moisturizer is one of the things that are essential. The most basic item used for makeup or for simple hydration while at home is moisturizer. Every time we experience dry, flaky skin or even just to keep our skin hydrated, we use a moisturizer.
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MAKEUP TUTORIAL FOR BEGINNERS
Don't we all desire that the little makeup look, just enough to make us look interesting? Natural beauty is nice and all, but you can't go everywhere with a bare face. You don't have to go all the way, but if you're just starting off, you may easily follow a beginner's makeup guide. It would be quite a tiresome process for all types of products and apply it effortlessly especially when you are a beginner. Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here, you can learn some of the basic goods and methods that you may use as a beginner.
- Prior Makeup
The prep that comes before applying makeup is just as vital as the actual application process. The first thing you need is a clean face, so wash it. Then you must use a moisturizer that can treat your dry regions. You can use a gel-based moisturizer if you have oily skin instead of worrying that it would make your skin oilier. And wait five minutes after applying the moisturizer for your skin to absorb it entirely.
When discussing simple and beginning makeup tutorials, the first step that most people consider to be essential is applying foundation. However, we frequently overlook the fact that wearing foundation first would cause our makeup to fade quickly. So what exactly is that secret ingredient that keeps our makeup intact for so long? A primer, that is. Contrary to popular belief, this has advantages that most people ignore. It reduces acne scars or blemishes, and what's even better is that oily skinned people can use it before applying foundation.
Now we get to the primary and well-known element, the foundation. Depending on the tone of your skin, choose a foundation. Just as its name suggests, a foundation serves as the foundation for your makeup look.
There isn't a mark or dark spot on the face that a concealer can't help cover up. The literal definition of a concealer is "a magic element that works marvels to hide any kind of spot." And don't just rub it rather just dab it in the places where it needs to work its a miracle.
- Set it all
Here, a compact or setting powder can be used to help set the makeup altogether. Your face seems matte and somewhat natural thanks to the compact. It also serves as a sort of sweat-proofing agent. You must have noticed women always carrying compacts because they can be a savior.
As you've probably heard, it's true that "eyes speak a thousand words." Your choice of eyeshadow speaks volumes about you. Even for a party or a regular college day, you can wear eyeshadow. Eyeshadow is a timeless beauty accessory.
- Eyeliner & Mascara
You can decide whether to create a dramatic wing or simply make a normal line. Finally, after using eyeliner, you can use mascara to give your lashes a chic appearance.
People typically view blush as a risky makeup ingredient since we occasionally are unsure of how much or in what direction we should apply it. When applying blush, bear in mind that if you use too much, you can end up looking like a clown. Apply only to the highest points of your cheeks, and you should be alright.
Pick a lip color that you like. And although lipstick won't fix your problems, it can be the first step in them, as the saying goes. So put on some lipstick and take over the world.
Everybody is, in fact, gorgeous in their own skin and is beautiful in every aspect, but you can look even more beautiful if you use suitable makeup. A nd tell me someone who does not desire to be the prettiest?
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8 Fashion Fitness Routines To Give Your Body A Boost
Starting a new year is an excellent time to make healthy resolutions and invest in your health. One way to do that is by adopting a fashionable fitness lifestyle. Here are eight fashion-forward fitness routines that you can start incorporating into your weekly routine:
1) The booty blaster:
This routine involves plank poses with each leg in the air for 30 seconds. You can increase the intensity by holding weights or adding resistance bands during these moves.
2) The ab workout:
Lie down on your back with feet flat on the ground and hands behind your head, then lift your hips off of the ground 10 times every second until you reach Maximum Abs, and hold for two seconds., switch sides.
3) Triple Threats:
Start by doing three sets of 20 lunges followed by three sets of 40 crunches (total 60 reps). Finish up with 20 squats (or any other strength exercise).
4) Pilates PowerPlans:
For this routine, start lying facedown on a mat with both legs hanging over one side so that your thighs are parallel to the floor. Try contacting each core muscle group as quickly as possible while keeping both legs.
5) Interval training:
A recent study found that interval training, or alternating short bursts of intense activity with rest periods, was the most effective exercise for weight loss and cardiovascular health. By working for different muscle groups in succession, intervals help burn more calories than regular aerobic exercises without exceeding your threshold for fatigue.
6) Strength training:
Strength training not only helps build tone and definition muscles, but it also increases morale and decreases stress levels! The key is to focus on compound movements (e.g., squats, lunges) instead of isolation moves (e.g., biceps curls).
7) HIIT cardio:
High-intensity interval Training (HIIT) combines extended bouts of vigorous exercise with brief periods of recovery, so you’re constantly challenging yourself while also burning lots of calories quickly. Select a HIIT workout incorporating upper and lower body workouts for the best results.
Dancing has long been known as a great form of exercise because it tones many muscles simultaneously and improves cardiovascular function. As far as types go, all sorts/dances, such as salsa, ballroom, cha-cha etc., will work countless leg & butt muscles simultaneously!
With these amazing fashion fitness routines, you can easily boost your energy levels as well as get rid of excess fat in few weeks. Moreover, the routine gives you a great shape and also helps to keep your body fit.
Try it out today and see the results in no time!
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How To Find Your Signature Piece of Clothing For Any Occasion – A Step-by-Step Guide!
Do you want to find your signature piece of clothing? Or do you have a wedding in the works and need to find the perfect dress quickly? Well, whether you're looking for something to wear to work, out on a date, or simply need an extra layer of warmth, we've got you covered! In this guide, we will walk you through the steps needed to find the perfect piece of clothing for any occasion. From choosing the right style to finding the perfect fit, From trends to tips and tricks, we'll have everything you need to get stylish and ready for whatever comes your way! we will make sure that you find what you're looking for. Let's get started!
1. Start by thinking about what you want your signature piece of clothing to be.
It can be anything from a dress to a coat, but it's important that you figure out what makes you feel good and confident. This will help you narrow down your options and find the perfect item for you. Once you've figured out what type of clothing would fit this description, start looking online or in stores for similar pieces. Be sure to look at different styles, brands, and colors so that you can find the perfect match for your own personal style. Once you have found a few potential candidates, take them all home and try them on!
2. Next, brainstorm all of the different occasions that you might need it
This can include things like weddings, work events, nights out with friends, or anything else that comes to mind. It's important to think about what occasion and situation you might need the clothing for so that you have a better idea of what size and style will fit best. Once you've decided on an occasion, it's time to start thinking about the look for your signature piece of clothing. Again, different styles, brands, and colors will come into play here so be sure to keep everything in mind!
3. Look for trends that match your style
Now that you have a general idea of what you want, it's time to look for trends that match your style. This will help to ensure that the type of clothing you choose is in line with current fashion standards. Keep in mind that sometimes trends can change quickly, so be sure to check back often! Once you've found a few potential trends, take them all home and try them on!
4. Take a walk in the fashion district
Finally, it's time to take a walk in the fashion district. This is where you'll be able to find all of the different brands and styles that you're looking for. Be sure to try on as many pieces as possible so that you can get an idea of what will fit and look best on your body. Remember: sometimes clothes don't look their best online or in-store, so be sure to take them home and try them on!
5. Get creative and try out different colors and styles
Once you've found a few pieces that fit and look good, it's time to get creative. This is where you can start getting more daring with your fashion choices. Try out different colors and styles, and see what looks best on you! Remember: though fashion may change quickly, always be sure to dress for your body type so that the clothing will look flattering on you.
6. Check out your outfit from multiple angles to see if it looks good from all angles
When you're trying on an outfit, be sure to take the time to check it out from multiple angles. This will help you to determine whether or not the clothing looks good from all sides. You may need to try on different parts of the outfit so that you can see how it flows and fits together. Additionally, take note of any accessories that you might want to complement your look!
7. Consider what kind of style you would like your signature piece to have
When you're trying on different pieces, it can be helpful to think about what kind of style you would like your signature piece to have. This way, you'll know which pieces will work best for you and whether or not they match your overall wardrobe. Consider things like colors, patterns, and details.
Now how to find your signature piece of clothing for any occasion. Embrace your uniqueness and strike a pose with confidence!
With this blog, we did just that for you—showing you how to hunt down the one-of-a-kind outfit that makes heads turn in awe. So what are you waiting for? Go buy one today and brag about it to all your friends at parties!
It might be easier said than done but once you get the hang of the process, matching up outfits becomes a breeze. And if shopping is not your thing? You can always rely on our suggestions here at Femina network. Stay tuned for more articles like these where we love to share closet secrets with women just like you!
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Tips for creating a capsule wardrobe
If you're looking to create a sleek and versatile wardrobe that is affordable and easy to put together, then you need to check out the capsule wardrobe trend. This style of dressing is about packing as few items as possible to create a versatile and stylish wardrobe that you can wear on any occasion. Here are some tips for creating a capsule wardrobe that will help you get started.
Decide your style
If you want a more classic look, focus on dresses, skirts, blazers and shoes. On the other hand, if you're a trendsetter and love trying out new styles every time you go out, stick with pieces like maxi skirts or flowing tunics.
Choose versatile basics.
Whether it's jeans, tanks or striped tees - make sure that your wardrobe staples are versatile enough to be worn in many different ways. This way, you'll always have something stylish to wear without spending much money on individual items.
Pair classic pieces with a modern twist.
If you're looking for something more unique and exciting, consider adding some innovative styles to your wardrobe. For example, pair high-waisted jeans with a floral blouse or oversized boots with an off-the-shoulder top.
Although the capsule wardrobe trend focuses on minimalism, that doesn't mean you can't experiment with different colours and styles each time you hit the stores. There's no harm in mixing prints or experimenting with different necklines and hem lengths.
Please keep it simple.
Don't overcomplicate your style by including too many different items in your wardrobe. Instead, stick to a few key pieces that will help you look stylish no matter what situation you find yourself in.
Find the right pieces.
Once you've decided on your style, the next step is to find the right pieces to complement it. Start by focusing on items that are versatile and easy to wear, like jeans or skirts. Then add in some fun accessories, like heels or statement earrings.
Keep an updated wardrobe.
Although a basic wardrobe is essential for any brave soul, it's also important to keep up with current trends - especially regarding fashion accessory choices! Experiment with different styles and colours until you find something that reflects your style.
Store your clothes neatly.
One of the easiest ways to dress stylishly is by taking care of your clothes. Keep your wardrobes organized and tidy, and you'll be able to pull any item from your closet easily.
Of course, dressing stylishly isn't about wearing uncomfortable clothing - it's about finding clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable no matter your situation. So experiment with different styles until you find something that feels good on your body (and looks good too!)
Shop secondhand to save money
Although it's important to invest in a few key items that will help you look stylish no matter what, sometimes it's more economical to shop secondhand. Not only can you save money on your initial purchase, but by shopping for used clothes, you can also reduce the amount of waste made by clothing manufacturers. So if fashion isn't your thing - but you still want to look good - go ahead and try secondhand shopping!
Stick to neutral colours for a classic look
While it's important to experiment with different styles and colours, sometimes you want to stick with a classic look. White, black, and navy blue are great neutrals for dressing stylishly, no matter the occasion. So go ahead and mix your wardrobe staples with new colour choices, but always keep a few classic shades in reserve for when you need them most.
Follow a seasonal capsule wardrobe.
A great way to help you stay on trend and look stylish all year long is to follow a seasonal capsule wardrobe. This involves picking four or five core pieces of clothing you can wear each season and adding a few extra pieces for when the weather changes. For example, if we were following a winter capsule wardrobe, our core items might include heavy sweaters, cosy boots, thick scarves and warm hats. And as the temperature starts to drop in autumn - boom! We add layers of clothes underneath our heavier items so that we're still comfortable while temperatures cool down outside.
The key to having a great capsule wardrobe is a good idea of what you want. Once you're clear on this, it should be easy to narrow down your wishlist and go shopping.
If you have any other tips that can help with the process, do share them in the comments section below!
The best place to explore mountains, snow peaks, monasteries, yaks and yetis. where you can relax your mind from the hustle and bustle life of the city. The tranquillity of the atmosphere will take you to the state of meditation. you can go on an adventurous tour from trekking to mountain climbing. Pony up a sum of money and travel the country with less expenditure.
Per day hotel cost- from 5-star hotel @7k to underrated hotel @500.
• Things to do in Nepal
It is famous for its eight of the tallest mountain in the world, paradise climbing, trekking, visit the places of beautiful ancient Buddhist monasteries and it is also rich in wildlife, culture, and tradition. The country is also famous for its beautiful scenery.
August 24, 1690, back in those times, Kolkata (Calcutta) got its brand new identity during the rule of East India Company.
Kolkata, a 300-years-old city is still holding the glorious image of the then ruler through its nostalgic streets, heritages and monuments.
Everyone wants a romantic vacation. Someplace where they can fall in love again, feel good, and relax. When you’re in love, you are genuinely in need of a place to spend your beautiful moments together. There are plenty of romantic and wonderful places around the globe, so here is the precise list for your precious moments together.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in the north of the country, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. Dine by candlelight in front of Eiffel tower has possibly been one of the best dreams. The city of love never fails to impress us with its never-ending beauty.
Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. It is a place that will make you fall in love all over again. Walking through the old streets of Venice will give you immense pleasure, cuddling up with your partner in the city of romance will be dreamy one.
Hawaii is one of the biggest romantic destinations in the world, especially among Americans. Hawaii is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. Consisting of magnificent tropical beaches and a wonderful view, Hawaii is truly a paradise.
Salzburg is perhaps the most beautiful destination on our list of most romantic cities in the world. Wonders through the beauty along with your partner will be the best possible way to cherish your romance
Another romantic city on the list. Share a Belgian waffle or sip Lambics at one of the village pubs, admire the vast collections of Flemish artworks, and walk along the streets that extend over the misty canals with your significant other.
Being women is another definition of being strong. Women are bringing laurels in every single field from sports to army women are proving every single assumption made out by people wrong. Women are empowering themselves because this is the time when not only women need to be stable but men out there needs the support.
The passing time brings a lot of change in many things from changing mentality of people that girl child is important to teach them how much important is to raise them to educate them to make them stand on their feet slowly and steadily people are understanding and the changes will be coming in future. Why empowering is important?
Empowerment comes with a definition called self-confidence women now a days are being confident they are making decisions and some critical decisions too for example Sushma Swaraj serving as the minister of external affairs the personality of her is an epitome and the confidence in her is one thing that every other woman out should have or learn to have not only her but many other women out there Priyanka Chopra is another personality who is representing India outside the country and bring proud and happiness and respect to the country. Empowering women not only supports you but supports the country too.
First of all, what is depression? This is a phase when you face sadness and loose interest from any of the activities just want to stay alone and be quiet. This
phase is one of the worst phases you will ever come across. You stop being social and be like a man living in a dead body. Half of the time you will be
irritated and won’t be interested in anything.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the most common illness worldwide and the leading cause of disability. They estimate that 350 million people are affected by depression, globally.
Generally, we don’t realise about this and when we do it is too late.
Here are some tips to fight with your depression Look for support from people whom you feel safest with. Choose your friends wisely and nicely pick the one who is not only a good advisor but also a listener. Share whatever is there in your mind no matter what. This will help you to be open up with people and come out of that zone.
Try to keep up active socially no matter what when you are depressed to try to talk socially you will new friends and new space to be fitted into that. Talking to people will ensure you will be passing time not alone with bad thoughts but with some refreshed talks.
Care for a pet. When nothing supports you there is always a back of these innocent lives they will make you happy and break the shell of loneliness from your lives. Spending time with is always special and you will be happy and content no matter what how bad you feel and how alone you are.
Go on a walk daily always ensure and set up a routine a proper routine is what all needed being organised will help you achieve the goals of overpowering your depression.
Hope this article helped you out a bit.
When you are bored of your daily hectic life, you need to enjoy every little thing in life every day.
How much time do we take to enjoy the little things in life? If you adore these, please try to help yourself with little enhancement of your daily moments. Here I am listing out a few simple and easy steps to find excitement in daily life.
- Greet Each Day With a Walk and a Smile:
Each day should be a fresh start for you and you should greet every moment with a beautiful smile on your face. Whether there be any kind of negativities, you should walk with a glance of happiness. Even though mornings can be a stressful time, try to greet each day with a short walk and a smile.
- Enjoy Time With Friends and Family:
Family and friends are the most eminent part of your life. So enjoy your happiest moments with them so that you can cherish for years to come. Enjoying the little things is about enjoying the simple pleasures of life, and you don’t need any bells and whistles to enjoy time with people.
- Express Gratitude Before You go to Sleep Each Night:
After a hectic schedule, you should think of your activities the whole day. By expressing gratitude, it helps you maintain a positive attitude, and it helps you notice the little things that others might not be aware of.