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Benefits of Bro Code

When someone turns more than your best friend and is like your family, you call him a ‘Bro’, in short for ‘Brothers’, be it a guy or a girl. And to maintain the brotherhood, GenZ have come up with a new term, which can also be called a fun shaped agreement, named the ‘Bro Code’. As you know, there are many benefits of friendship and brotherhood, but benefits of bro code are some new merits of bro code:

Your bro can spare or sacrifice anything or anyone for your sake, be it newly proposed girlfriend, or a newly wedded wife.
Your bro is always supposed to be with you to share his/her happy moments and also rejoice with it, and also cry with you during your sad moments.
Your bro will always try meddle with you and try to harm your peace, but will never let anyone do anything bad to you.
Your bro will do anything, even take life threatening risks to make it up for you, if you are upset about anything.
Your bro will always try to find some fault in your talent and skills, in order for you to upgrade yourself more and supremely talented.
Your bro can sometimes falsely blackmail you for the stuff you didn’t do and make you do something awkward. But you should learn to enjoy it.

Therefore, the bro code has these benefits of awkwardness, yet satisfying bond, that makes the friendship and the brotherhood stronger than before.

By Saswat Mishra

When someone turns more than your best friend and is like your family, you call him a ‘Bro’, in short for ‘Brothers’, be it a guy or a girl. And to maintain the brotherhood, GenZ have come up with a new term, which can also be called a fun shaped agreement, named the ‘Bro Code’. As you know, there are many benefits of friendship and brotherhood, but benefits of bro code are some new merits of bro code:

Your bro can spare or sacrifice anything or anyone for your sake, be it newly proposed girlfriend, or a newly wedded wife.
Your bro is always supposed to be with you to share his/her happy moments and also rejoice with it, and also cry with you during your sad moments.
Your bro will always try meddle with you and try to harm your peace, but will never let anyone do anything bad to you.
Your bro will do anything, even take life threatening risks to make it up for you, if you are upset about anything.
Your bro will always try to find some fault in your talent and skills, in order for you to upgrade yourself more and supremely talented.
Your bro can sometimes falsely blackmail you for the stuff you didn’t do and make you do something awkward. But you should learn to enjoy it.

Therefore, the bro code has these benefits of awkwardness, yet satisfying bond, that makes the friendship and the brotherhood stronger than before.

By Saswat Mishra

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Locations in India with No Summer Heat

The season of summer tires every individual, be it a college going student, or a daily working employee. At some point of time, the heat becomes unbearable for people living in the cities and the plains and plateaus. However, India has certain places where summer can’t do anything to the people who reside there. Those places are completely cool in climate and are mostly situated in hilly areas:
Auli, Uttarakhand:
A hill station situated in Uttarakhand with artificial lakes, temples, trekking and skiing spots. Even during the summer season, the climate is pretty chilled and therefore, it doesn’t let the people suffer from the sun’s heat.
Leh, Ladakh:
The high-altitude cold desert situated in the North India stays cool in climate all year. With no summer heat, you get to experience the snow-capped mountains even during the month of April.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu:
Despite being situated in South India, Kodaikanal is the hill station situated in the Ghats and is one of the coldest places in Summer. Definitely, Southern region residing people have this advantage to stay there to escape the summer heat.
Darjeeling, West Bengal:
Being a part of the Himalayan Region, Darjeeling keeps the summer cool and people residing there have the merit of not facing the drying heat due to the hilly regions of West Bengal.
Sikkim:
Being a North Eastern state, Sikkim goes maximum up to 24 degrees Celsius which is almost like the coolest temperature in Southern Cities. Therefore, Sikkim never knows what it feels to be under the sunlight and bearing the heat of the sun.
India explores all climatic conditions and has certain places to avoid certain disturbing climates, which are these locations, that avoid the summer heats to fall on the people, and therefore, allowing them to live peacefully.

By Saswat Mishra

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Bollywood Characters teaching us how to live life

Many of us learn many things, be it music, be it fitness or be it the looks from Bollywood characters that turn iconic and loved by the audience. However, many of those well-known characters also teach us how to live life to the fullest and enjoy every bit of it.
Aman Mathur, from Kal Ho Naa Ho:
Played by Shah Rukh Khan, Aman is a happy-go-lucky nature and a problem-solving youth, being everyone’s favorite for his cheerful and funny banters. His belief is to live life like there’s no tomorrow, hence the title of the film.
Geet, from Jab We Met:
Played by Kareena Kapoor Khan, a geeky and fun-loving girl who wishes to experience adventure at every point in her life, which also included eloping with his friend to his boyfriend’s place, in order to escape the marriage being organized in her house.
Laila, from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara:
Played by Katrina Kaif, a scuba diving instructor in Costa Rica, Spain, who wishes to embrace every possible joy in life and seizing the day and also believes to reform her love-interest Arjun, played by Hrithik Roshan, from an uptight trader to a life living adventurer.
Bunny, from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani:
Played by Ranbir Kapoor, an aspiring world traveler and DOP, who wishes to travel around the world, explore and live different lives on the edge, that also included his friends’ trip to Manali where he made many memories and also found his love-interest Naina, played by Deepika Padukone.
Jehangir Khan, from Dear Zindagi:
Played by Shah Rukh Khan, despite being a psychologist and a therapist, he shows life from all possible perspectives to be lived according to, as well as, going with the same flow and enjoying it with Kaira, played by Alia Bhatt.
Annirudh, from Chhichhore:
Played by Sushant Singh Rajput, a freshie engineering student who lives in H4, the hostel section tagged for ‘Losers’. However, he teaches that it doesn’t matter being tagged as a loser, but what matters is how the losers’ team up and try their best to win. Also, if the losers stay together, they live life not worrying about how they are called.
Like these characters, they teach us different ways how to embrace life happily and not worrying about the problems given to us or any ailment we are suffering from.
By Saswat Mishra

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Extreme Sports For Adventure Junkies

Playing sports keeps us fit, but some people not only play to stay fit, but to also boost their excitement and adrenaline. And as Billie Jean said, “Champions keep playing until they get it right. Then they play more.” Therefore, some people play until they are tired of playing and not because they win or lose. Here are some extreme sports for such high-adrenaline adventurers:
Cave Diving
One of the dangerous sports that adventurers explore underwater caves. There are high chances of risk like low visibility, lighting failure, air loss and predators in the sea. Therefore, participating in this sport is like a reminder to sign the life insurance form before diving into the sea caves.
Wingsuit Flying
The higher version of adventure through sky diving is the wingsuit flying. Rather than just free falling, you also glide along with the wind with suit which makes you fly. The only danger falls when you have to land. Because, while sky diving, you don’t need to control yourself with the wind and land with the parachute opened in the midair. However, while flying, you need to stabilize your body with the wind direction and land gradually.
Heli Skiing
Skiing requires a lot of practice and balance when attempted to practice in the mountains. However, the control and the balance are more dangerous to handle you are connected to a helicopter with a harness. The lose of balance can lead to the helicopter dragging you till the base in an uneven position that can be dangerous.
Volcano Boarding
Climbing or trekking a volcanic hill is initially tiresome as it requires a lot of agility and energy to climb a hill and that too, a very steep one. As you reach the top, you get a thin plywood to board down the hill. The steep height makes it dangerous to descend with the thin board for a person, which is why a person needs to maintain its balance.
Ice Climbing
Holding ice on our hands makes it go numb, right? Well, there’s a sport that makes us climb the frozen waterfall, which is known as ice climbing. Much as dangerous as the rock climbing, the climb needs to be done with full agility and energy and should remain intact the whole climb. However, during ice climbing, the disadvantage is the holding support.
These are the few dangerous extreme sports that require high adrenaline and adventure seeking youth and individuals who have the spirit to win these sports with their energy and optimism.
By Saswat Mishra

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Experience Art, Healing, and Creativity: Varunjai Sahni’s ‘Sarvam’ Exhibition, Nov 25 – Dec 4

Step into a luminous sanctuary of healing colours and infinite possibilities at Varunjai Sahni‘s “Sarvam” exhibition at The Stainless Gallery.  Chief Guest Mrs. Rama Pandey (Author, Theatre Artist & Journalist) opened the exhibition on Saturday, November 25th, 2023 in the presence of distinguished guests from different walks of life. This immersive exhibition of abstract art invites viewers to explore the tapestry of emotions that lie within us all.
Sahni‘s paintings are vibrant, expressive and each one is a unique journey into the human soul. His use of colours is masterful, with each hue carefully chosen to evoke a specific feeling. From the soothing azure depths of the ocean to the fiery embrace of the sun, Sahni‘s paintings transport viewers to a realm of deep introspection and healing.
His art is more than just visually stunning: it is also deeply emotionally resonant. His paintings speak to the universal human experience, exploring themes of love,  joy, loss and hope. As viewers immerse themselves in Sahni‘s world, they are invited to reflect on their own lives and journeys, and to find solace and inspiration in his work.
“Sarvam” is not just an exhibition of art; it is an invitation to heal. Sahni‘s paintings are a reminder that we are all connected, and that we all possess the power to heal ourselves and others.

In addition to the exhibition, Sahni will also be hosting a series of art workshops and interactive events. These events are designed to help participants tap into their own creativity and experience the healing power of art firsthand.
“Art is my way of living and expressing life,” said Sahni. “It’s like a balm for the soul, a refuge from the storms of life. It is a mirror that reflects our deepest selves, and a window that reveals the infinite possibilities of the human spirit. Through my artwork, I invite viewers to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing. May my work ignite the spark of creativity within us all, and inspire us to transform our lives and the world around us.“
Sarvam invites one and all on this journey of healing and inspiration. To experience the tapestry of healing colours that make up the world around us, and find solace in the depth of each stroke and the healing power of every hue.

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Growing Issue of Mental Health Struggles

Lately, more and more people are feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges, and sadly, the number of suicide cases is on the rise. You might have noticed that the news and entertainment industries are filled with stories about these tragedies. There are several factors that are leading to this surge in the number of suicide cases. A few of these are societal pressure, trauma, relationship issues, etc. One of the less talked about issues among many of them is mental health challenges.
There is no denying the fact that more and more people are struggling silently with their mental health, and it is affecting them deeply. They are dealing with a lot of pressures and this has made it difficult for them to deal with these issues. They are also unable to seek help from professionals like doctors and mental health experts. But it is important for them to take the right steps and pick up ways to make things better.
Understanding the Struggles
In today’s world, there are many things that can really affect our mental health. Social media, for instance, makes us compare ourselves to others and want to get validation all the time. The movies and shows we watch can make us feel like we are not good enough. With all these pressures, it is easy for feelings of not being good enough or feeling anxious to grow inside us. It is really important that we recognize and do something about these pressures because they affect every individual’s mental health.
Common Mental Health Struggles
There are some mental health challenges that many people face because of all these factors. Things like social media, work stress, financial issues, and what society expects from us can make us feel really bad. Mentioned below are some of the common factors that can lead to the development of mental health challenges in individuals:

Feeling Super Anxious: Always hearing about bad things on the news and trying to keep up with everything online can make us feel really worried all the time. We might worry about missing out or not being good enough.
Feeling Very Sad: Seeing everyone looking so perfect on social media can make us feel like we’re not good enough. This can lead to feeling really down and alone.
Worries About Our Bodies and Eating: Seeing everyone with “perfect” bodies in the media can make us feel like we need to look a certain way. This can cause us to have problems with how we eat and think about our bodies.
Getting Burned Out: Working all the time and not taking breaks can make us feel super tired and like we don’t care anymore. This is called burnout, and it’s not good for our mental health.
Feeling Alone: Even though we are always online, we might still feel really alone. Talking to someone face-to-face is different and can help us feel better.
Trying to Be Perfect: Society tells us we have to be really good at everything. While it is okay to want to do well, sometimes we feel like we have to be perfect all the time, which makes us really stressed and worried.
Stress from School or Work: Trying to be the best in school or at work can make us super stressed. This stress can make us feel like we are not good enough.
Money Worries: When we don’t have enough money or have debts to pay, it can make us really anxious and sad.
Using Technology Too Much: Spending too much time on our phones or online can be addictive and make us feel more alone and disconnected from others.
Dealing with Who We Are: Sometimes, society and our families expect us to act a certain way because of our culture or gender. This can make us feel like we don’t belong or like something is wrong with us.

Common Mental Health Challenges Affecting Individuals
There are several mental health issues that can affect an individual due to societal pressure, altering the way how he/she feel, think, and behave. They are things that many people experience, and they can make life a bit harder. Here are some of the common ones:

Anxiety: Sometimes, we feel super worried or scared about things, even if they might not be a big deal. This can make our hearts race and our bodies feel tense.
Depression: Feeling very sad and down is something that happens to many of us. It can make everything seem gray, and we might lose interest in things we used to enjoy.
Eating Disorders: Sometimes, we can worry a lot about our weight and what we eat. This can make us eat too much or too little and feel really bad about our bodies.
Burnout: When we work a lot without breaks, we might feel exhausted and not care about things anymore. It’s like our energy is gone.
Loneliness: Even when we’re around others, we might feel really alone and like nobody understands us. It’s a sad feeling of being disconnected.
Perfectionism: Wanting to do well is okay, but sometimes we feel like everything has to be perfect. This can make us super stressed.
Stress: If we worry too much about doing well in school or work, it can make us feel really stressed out. We might feel like we can’t handle it all.
Financial Stress: Not having enough money or worrying about bills can make us feel really anxious and sad.
Tech Addiction: If we’re always on our phones or online, it might become a problem. It can mess up our sleep and make us feel lonely.
Cultural and Identity Struggles: Sometimes, we might feel like we don’t fit in because of our background or who we are. This can make us feel really bad about ourselves.

Why It Is Hard to Get Help?
Even though so many people struggle with their mental health, it is still really tough for them to ask for help from professionals. There are a bunch of reasons for this:

Feeling Ashamed: Some people think they’ll look weak if they ask for help because society still doesn’t understand mental health very well.
Scared of What Others Think: People worry about what their friends, family, and even doctors will say if they admit they’re having mental health issues.
Thinking They’re Weak: Some think that getting help means they’re not strong enough to handle their own problems.
Losing Control: Asking for help might feel like they’re giving up control over their own feelings.
Not Sure What to Expect: They might not know what talking to a mental health professional will be like and are worried it might make things worse.
Trying to Downplay It: Some think their problems aren’t serious enough to need help.
Bad Past Experiences: If they’ve tried getting help before and it didn’t work out, they might not want to try again.
Cultural and Gender Norms: In some cultures, mental health is still not talked about, and some gender roles can make it harder for people to seek help.

How We Can Make Things Better
To stop this increase in suicides, we need to do a lot of things together. We need to change how we think about mental health. Talking about it openly can help people see that asking for help is strong, not weak. Schools need to teach about mental health so that we all understand it better and don’t judge others. Governments can also help by making mental health services available in all places, especially in rural areas where it’s hard to find help.
We need to make sure that people don’t feel alone in their struggles. Local groups and community centers can offer support and teach people how to help each other. We can teach teachers and community leaders to spot signs of people struggling. All of these things combined can make a big difference in stopping suicides and making everyone’s mental health better.
Conclusion
Today, it has become common to see more and more people struggle with their mental health, and it is really concerning. The media and societal pressures make things worse, and many people are too scared to ask for help from professionals. But if we work together, we can change how we think about mental health and make it easier for people to get the help they need. It is important that we all understand that mental health struggles are common, and seeking help is a strong and brave thing to do. By doing these things, we can make sure that mental health becomes a priority, and we can replace darkness with hope.
By Dr. Shradha Malik – CEO, Founder of Athena Behavorial Health

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Malaika Arora inaugurated VCJ’s luxurious jewellery showroom

A glittering start was given to Delhi’s most exclusive jewellery showroom by VCJ jewellers, inaugurated on Sunday by Bollywood actor Malaika Arora.
A trusted jewellery brand for more than forty years, VCJ Jewellers has now come up with a capacious, 3500-square-foot showroom in Delhi’s posh South Extension 1.
Known for its exquisite jewellery designs, VCJ’s new showroom will house an enormous collection of bespoke Kundan, Polki, and Jadau jewelry, along with some of the finest diamond and antique gold jewellery.
As a preferred jewellery brand for Delhi-NCR’s discerning connoisseurs, Vikas Chain and Jewellers have an established legacy based on trust and quality jewellery offerings.
Mr. Dinesh Verma, Director at VCJ, said, “Our new showroom at South Extension 1 will have the most promising collection of fine artistic pieces in the capital city.” The doors to one of India’s most luxurious VCJ stores will open on February 5, marking the grand opening of a lavish retail experience.
“VCJ has served its patrons with its sui generis designs and quality jewellery for four decades.” “The new showroom will redefine the experience of jewellery shopping with an endless collection of jewels to suit every occasion and celebration of our customers,” added Mr. Sulish Verma, Director, VCJ Jewellers. 

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Red River Rising by Husna: Perfect Portrayal of Tragedy and Hopefulness

Red River Rising by Husna, published by the Locksley Hall Publishing LLP and The Book Bakers Literary Agency, is a thriller/fiction based on the deluge of 2018 in the flood plains and hills of the Periyar river in Kerala. It is a compelling natural disaster novel; one of the very few from the genre in India. The plot takes the reader on a roller coaster ride, unsettling at times, resonating with the reality of a post-truth world. The effects of climate change and environmental degradation, area reality that holds us all accountable, and the author has convincingly conveyed this message in a tragic narrative, angry at times and hopeful of others. The characters are so real and the plotting engaging. In an almost anthropomorphic storytelling, veering between heart-wrenching realism and hopeful idealism. The story revolves around 5 characters who are affected by the river, and hose lives become inexplicably entwined.
The narrative opens with a disturbing relationship a young woman, Lakshmi has with the Periyar River. Her traumatic childhood, social conditioning, and relentless search for love push her to the edge.
Radha – an activist from Delhi, travels to the tribal town of Attapadi in search of her husband Krishnan, whom the authorities allege is an Aisha Maoist sympathizer.
Mani – a resident of Attapadi belongs to the Kurumbar tribe and is involved in the marijuana trade in the region and assists Radha in the search for Krishnan.
Sabu, a fisherman from Vypin is instrumental in the rescue and evacuation of those affected by the floods in the Athesteady reserve forest. He stumbles upon vital information regarding Krishnan.
And at the center I, all is – Krishnan, Radha’s husband who has gone missing. In the search for Krishnan, Radha discovers startling truths that have graver implications in both her personal life as well as society at large. The treacherous waters of the deluge thus play the ultimate leveler and revelationist.
How did Krishnan disappear? Where is he? Will Radha be successful in her search for her husband? Can Radha and Mani survive the treacherous waters of the deluge? What is the mystery behind the mass burial in the middle of the forest?  All these questions remain the crux of the story.
Red River rising is a potpourri of different genres. Though the central narrative is about a natural disaster it has elements of love, loss, betrayal, and politics woven into it. From the student politics of Delhi to the tribal region of Attapadi, it addresses the human condition that exists in our hyper-consumerist world. Set amidst the devastating Kerala floods of 2018, Red River Rising explores the social, psychological, environmental, and political impact the river has on its unsuspecting protagonists amidst nature’s fury.

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