Top 8 Books to read during PMS

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On those grumpy PMS days you can’t underestimate the superpowers of a jar of Nutella or Pepperoni Pizza. But then those extra calories! Arrghhh. Here’s a low cal method to kick away PMS blues – books.

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PMSing it right!
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Trust me when I say that one of the best remedies for those PMS days is a pile of books and of course eternal bae – hot water bag. Stories to make you feel fuzzy, happy, and emotional. Make yourself a cup of hot chocolate and bundle up.

8 books to read when PMSing like a pro.

1.Handle with Care – Jodi Picoult

It is that time of the month when you crave for something warm and heart touching! Handle with Care is the perfect PMS read. It is deep, emotional, and poignant. It’s the story of Willow, who’s born with a severe case of osteogenesis imperfecta and her mother Charlotte.

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Kept my favorite on top of the list this time.

It’s also the story of relations and traces a beautiful journey between a mom and daughter. Will get you super emotional and teary eyed and pull the strings of heart just right.

2. Looking for Alaska – John Green

Reading a John Green book certainly gives you ‘the feels’. Looking for Alaska is a beautiful and heartbreaking story. It traces a deep treacherous friendship between rebel, Alaska Young and Miles Halter, Mr. Keep it safe. What follows is a rollercoaster of emotions, laughs, and wit. It is more than just a fuzzy summer contemporary and will surely impact your heart deeply.

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If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.

3. Before I Die – Jenny Downham

Keep tissues handy while reading this one. It’s the story about Tessa, a teenage girl who just has a few months to live. Struggling between hospitals and medications, she makes a list of all that she needs to do ‘Before I Die’. It is emotional and romantic in the right amount. Doesn’t get too cringy which is a good thing.

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For all those days when you dont want to move from the bed – this is the perfect companion. Source – theunfinishedbookshel

4. One Plus One – Jojo Moyes

Such a happy heartwarming read! Perfect for those heartbroken PMSing days. Cuddle up with a cup of chai, chips, and this book to say goodbye to mood swings and cramps for a little while at least.

It’s the story of a single mom, her chaotic family, and a quirky stranger. Perfectly weaved love story with a sprinkling of fairy tale romance, that’s One Plus One for you!

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A book recommendation cannot be complete without Jojo Moyes.

5. Baaz – Anuja Chauhan

PMS is not just about mushy feels. There are times when those badass vibes are on point. For all those times, Baaz makes the best read. Anuja Chauhan knows uses wit and sarcasm in such a positive way. The handsome Indian Air Force hunk Ishaan Faujdaar will get you drooling. It is indeed a humorous and witty tribute to the men in uniform.

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Perfect PMS Setting.

6. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

For all you lovers of fan-fiction, family ties, and first love, Fangirl is a superlative read. The premise is that of twins Cath and Wren at college. It traces their journey, their struggles, their romances, and their life! If you’re looking to uplift your spirits, this is what you should be reading.

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Rainbow Rowell sure knows how to melt the heart.

7. The Sun is also a Star – Nicola Yoon

One of my current fav YA, The Sun is also a Star breaks your heart and mends it in the best possible way. It is the story of Natasha, who’s family is being deported back to Jamaica, and Daniel, who wants to prove himself to his parents. It spans over 24 hours and is perfect for a quick read.

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If you’re looking for a deeply touching diverse read, then this is a good pick.

The story has many elements of diversity which are put together so well. There are a few clichés, but the amazing writing style compensates for it. Finding yourself, believing in the signs of universe, and just going with the flow can sometimes lead to best decisions, find out how in this one.

8. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven

Last but certainly not the least on the list of PMS book recommendations is All the Bright Places! This one is an exhilarating love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die. Finch and Violet are #goals.

The underlying theme is tragedy, but I love how it is weaved with threads of hope, romance, and love. Be ready for a lot of introspection after finishing it though!

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Its not what you take, its what you leave.

I hope you like these PMS book recommendations and they make those grumpy days a tad bit better. Let me know if you have a lovable read that I can pick!

Happy reading…

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5 must try Pan Asian restaurants in Delhi

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Sushi and Sangria is always a good idea!

For that matter a bowl of hearty Thukpa is also not a bad idea!

Best places for Sushi in Delhi
Always up for sushi and sangria date!

Have you guessed that I’m craving Asian cuisine! Chinese, Thai, or Burmese, I’m always up for them. The blend of flavors, distinct aroma of spices, and of course the variety of sea food! There is something so comforting about Asian cuisine.

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That happiness when your friend says, ‘Let’s go out for Sushi Date’….

Taking you through my favorite 5 Asian cuisine restaurants in Delhi. If you see a pattern of sushi, sangria, and prawns, then you know it’s my love for seafood speaking.

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1.The Fatty Bao

One of my recent finds, The Fatty Bao has become a favorite for all the right reasons. Delicious food, courteous service, amazing ambiance, full bar, and outdoor seating. If you want to try ramen bowls and delicious sushi, Fatty Bao is the place to be. From duck to scallops, prawns to oysters and crab, it is meat lovers paradise.

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Sunday brunch done right with Duck Bao and Rose Sangria!
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Now that’s what my comfort food looks like – Ramen Bowl.

My favorites – Rose Sangria, Duck Bao, Chasu Ramen, California Roll, Spicy Chicken Salad

Location – RK Puram

2. Berco’s

The eternal favorite had to be on the list. Nothing like a happy hearty bowl of soup or the delicious Chilli chicken with fruit beer at Bercos. The good thing about Berco’s is that you get the perfect mix of dishes. You can try the evergreen classic ones, or try something new from their ‘Meal for One’ or Thai Delicacies section.

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Simple joys of life – chicken and rice.
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Khao Suey in Delhi
Mumma’s favorite – Chicken Khao Suey!

My favorites – Chicken Thukpa, Kung Pao Chicken, Rice & Noodles Shanghai Style, Khao Suey

Location – Multiple locations

3. Mamagoto

Next on the list is the cool and casual, Mamagoto. I’ve been here just once and clearly it stood out from a lot of other Asian restaurants I’ve been to. The staff is friendly and courteous, helps you pick the right dishes.

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The hipster ambiance of Mamagoto indeed adds to the dining experience.
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Try the delicious Thai dishes at Mamagoto, You’ll not be disappointed.
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It is known for its Manga inspired Asian theme. The portions are quite generous and they have an interesting mix of pan Asian dishes.

My favorites – Traditional Crispy Lamb, Mama’s Calamari, Mamagoto Goreng

Location – Multiple Locations

4. Side Wok

Side Wok is my second favorite restaurant in Khan Market after The Big Chill Café. It is extra special because Paa also loved it!You get delicious sushi, on point service, and beautiful ambiance. You can chill with friends or enjoy a cozy dinner date with bae.

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Sushi Platter and Beijing Martini at Side Wok.Side Wok Khan Market
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Happiness is being at your favorite restaurant!
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The epic Pork Ribs! One of the best I’ve eaten in a long time.
PS – Thanks Aviii for this pretty picture.

My favorites – Spicy Tuna Roll, Spare Ribs (these are to die for! epic delicious), Mix Vegetables Panang style, Beijing Martini

Location – Multiple Locations

5. Chew – Pan Asian Café

Amazing place for great Chinese, Japanese, and Thai food. So much variety, you’ll sure have difficulty choosing your favorite. The food is flavorful, portions are large enough, and the ambiance is very cool and laidback. The swing chairs and graffiti all over adds a happy vibe.

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It doesn’t get cuter than this!
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Yum yum in tum tum!
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My favorites – Chew Style Chilli Chicken, Salmon Nigiri, Nasi Goreng, Darsan

Location – Connaught Place

Let me know how many of these have you tried? And do we have a favorite in common. Also if you have a favorite pan Asian restaurant, do leave it in the comments section.

Until next time, Sayonara!!

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Top 5 Ethnic Wear Trends to look out for in 2018

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Hi y’all!

New year brings with itself new beginnings and new fashion trends. As the winter sun will make its way for vibrant spring and dreadful summer, it is time to reinvent your closet with some ethnic trends.

Here’s a forecast of all the ethnic wear trends for women in 2018 that would amp up your style quotient.

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Find the hottest ethnic wear trends for 2018.

Taking you through the top 5 ethnic wear trends for 2018.

1. Kanjeevaram

From the runway to the ramp and shaadi pandals, kanjeevaram sarees have been reigning the fashion world. They are an epitome of classic beauty. When you’re confused on what to wear for a wedding, a kanjeevaram saree always comes to the rescue.

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Deepika Padukone slaying in Sabyasachi!
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Pair them with a beautiful contrast colored blouse and temple jewelry to get that desi girl look on point.

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The eternal charm of kanjeevaram sarees.
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PS – Don’t forget to raid your mom and grandma’s closet to find some amazing kanjeevaram gems. 

2. Sharara Sharara

2018 is the year for shararas. Going by the fashion forecast for 2018, shararas are going to replace palazzos and become the hot favorite. Perfect for that feminine feel, shararas are here to stay.

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Perfect amalgamation of style and comfort.
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Wear them with a cotton kurti for a casual look. Or style your shararas with silk and embellished kurtas for a more festive feel. Beautiful jutties, traditional polka jewelry, and a classic potli would be perfect accessories to complete this look.

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Dance the night away with a comfortable sharara!
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3. Ruffles

Ruffles have quickly become that one trend that everyone wants to experiment with. Be it classic ruffle sleeves or a boho chic multi ruffles skirt, all of this is making way from the runway to our closets.

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Crushing over this sassy Divya Reddy creation.
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Ruffles and Purple – two of the hottest trends for 2018.
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Ruffles on skirts add a lot of drama and volume to the overall. Look. Pair your ruffled lehnga or skirt with a crop top or a crisp white shirt. Add a statement neckpiece or chaandbalis to take the look to another level.

4. Floral Lehngas

It is time to give those heavy lehngas a skip! Floral lehngas are one of the hottest ethnic wear trends for women in 2018. Perfect for wedding festivities – haldi, mehndi, and even the wedding night itself.

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Add a pop of sunshine with a pretty yellow lehnga.
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This is what summer dreams are made of. Anushree Reddy and her bomb floral lehngas!!!
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Whether you’re the bridesmaid or the sister of the groom, there is a perfect floral lehnga for everyone. Match your floral lehnga with a solid colored crop top, a flowy cape, or a high neck sleeveless choli for that sassy carefree look.

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Break the monotony of floral and pastel with some ethereal darker hues.
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5. Long jackets

Long jackets are one ethnic wear trend that a lot of women love. It goes well with all body types. And adding a long jacket is a great way to add layers to your outfit as well.

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Summer layering on point.
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Opt for a sheer long jacket over a crop top, or an embellished/ embroidered long jacket with a long slit. Pair it with wide legged pants, ripped jeans, or even skirts.

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Add dimension to a simple outfit with a long jacket.
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My favorites from the list have to be shararas and kanjeevaram silk sarees. Do let me know which of these ethnic wear trends are you most excited for!

 

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