10 reasons why it is amazing to be a bengaliย 

Durga pujo is round the corner and thus it is that time of the year when all bengalis feel  “most bangali” in their life. ๐Ÿ˜‚ (And I am no different)

Following are the reasons why I think being a bengali is amazing.

1 Daak naam (nickname)

It is our birth right as bengalis to have a Daak naam which we shall be addressed by at home while there is a separate good name for school and other official purposes. We bengalis have the most unique, bizzare yet absolutely adorable nicknames. It ranges from the every Bengali household Daak naam like: Shona, Babu, mampi, khoka, mintu to the most ridiculous names like tatai, tatan, bhoda etc. They have no fear of being racist also: a wheatish complexioned kid named Kalu. ๐Ÿ™„ Neither do they shy away  from body shaming,  a fat kid named: Gublu, Motku etc. You name it. We bengalis own every alphabet and put them to good use by naming our kids/ siblings with a Daak naam ( which has a chance of embarrassing him/her if uttered Infront of others)

2. Food

Bengalis are obsessed with food. Period. Starting from fish fry, cutlet, dimer devil to ilish maach (Hilsa) , chingri maach(prawn), polao, Kosha mangsho (chicken and mutton curry) you name it. We have got it all covered. Contrary to  popular belief we bengalis are not just obsessed with non vegetarian food. We have our share of lipsmacking vegetarian dishes as well. Luchi, aloor dum, aloo posto, dhokar dalna, kachkolar kofta, potoler dorma,koraishutir kochuri to name a few. It will be a sin to leave out the extraordinary street food: phuchka, jhaal muri, Indian style Chinese noodles, aloo kabli etc โค

3. Dessert

Yes! I had to make a separate point for dessert. For us dessert is not an occasional affair. It can ( and in most cases has been) a part of a Bengal’s daily appetite. The mouth watering, spongy rasgolla clearly tops the list. That apart: jalebi, chomchom, rasmalai, laddoo, shandesh, pulir pithe, malpoa, birthday special payesh are few of bengali’s favorites. Bengali sweets always have an upper hand over chocolates or other western dessert. Infact one gets the best of both worlds with fusion sweets like: chocolate shandesh (FTW) ๐Ÿ˜Ž

4. Durga pujo

No it is not puja, it is pujo for us. ๐Ÿ˜‚ As bengalis durga pujo is THE festival to look out for. Most of us do our yearly shopping during this time. It is a long 4 day affair (often gets stretched to a 5/6 day affair) of fun, frolic. Bengalis living elsewhere look forward to coming home during this time. From eating out everyday, to meeting friends and family, getting decked up, to pandal hopping these pujo days are undoubtedly the best days in any bengali’s life. 

5. Being creative

We bengalis are born creative( or so our parents think). From a very young age we are encouraged to take up extracurricular activities like: singing( read: Rabindra sangeet), dancing, painting, elocution etc and continue them along with academic education. It would be difficult to point out one bengali kid ( I’m a 90s kid so I’m speaking for my generation) who has not been encouraged( or pushed) to do something apart from studies. 

6. Lyadh

 Noone understands the importance of ‘lyadh’ as a bengali. The overpowering urge to not do anything until the last moment and just let things happen as it is meant to be, this feeling has been copyrighted by bengalis. We own it. 

7. Kolbaalish

I’m sure bengalis are not the only ones to use a side pillow while sleeping. However the level of attachment and sentimental value a bengali has with it is unparalleled. 

8. Nyaka

There are certain words which cannot be translated into any other language. These words only make sense when used in Bengali. Nyaka tops the list. Followed by  eesh( sigh),kyabla( innocent but dumb), fatifati(superb), ‘thakthak’ kore kapa (shivering in cold) etc to name a few. 

9. Always up for a good conversation

Adda is an extremely important element for the existence of a bengali. From friends, relatives to random chitchats with acquaintances to even strangers we are always up for it. This could range from casual gossip to state affairs. Since bengalis are known to be aware of the surroundings they thrive on intellectual discussion. Some even have a knack of giving much unnecessary monologue on what should be done and what could be done which could ruffle up some feathers , but when has that scared a bengali. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Verbal confrontation is our forte.  We are believers of the saying :pen is mightier than the sword ๐Ÿ˜‰

10. Football

Rest of India can thrive on cricket but for bengalis football is the sport that we relate to the most. This has been a long affair, dating back to the pre independence times. From being the land of the two oldest football clubs in india (East Bengal and Mohun Bagan), we have come a long way. Even today for a derby match the entire stadium fills up with diehard supporters cheering their lungs out for their teams while hurling abuses at the opposition.๐Ÿ˜‚ (didn’t I say we are best at verbal confrontations?!)


Proudly and madly Bangali ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Fashion hacks for big busted girls๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve heard time and again from girls who have smaller breasts how “lucky” the girls are who have big breasts. Honestly though (and I’m guessing I speak for every girl with big breasts) it is no party. 
I will list down a few reasons as to why:

A) the chronic backache

B) the need to wear a bra all the time even during the terrible summer days, simple because you cant afford to be without them. 

C) to be super careful about the kind of clothes you wear. T-shirts that look totally basic would look “oomphy” once you wear it. ๐Ÿ˜‘

D) you cannot afford to wear a lot of fancy clothes and lingerie because..umm hello? Boob spilling from all sides. 

E) even hint of a cleavage which is considered classy in general seems vulgar or maybe “too much” when done so by a big busted girl. 

F) underboob sweat! 

Here however are a few hacks (tried and tested ) which definitely will make the task of choosing the right clothes for a big busted girl, a little easier. ๐Ÿ˜€โœŒ

1.  Large printed material

Wearing large printed dresses would divert the attention ( mostly unwanted) from your problem area and distribute it evenly throughout. Large, bold prints includes: big floral prints, animal prints, polka etc. 

2. The correct kind of bra

Cant stress enough on how important this is. Ladies buying the correct kind of bra would solve of half of your fashion problems. Opt for wider strapped bras to distribute the weight instead of being concentrating on the thinner straps. Wear Minimiser bras, they give the illusion that makes the breasts look smaller and thus attracts less attention. Another hack would probably be wearing underwired bras as it works against sagging which is an issue for women with bigger breasts. Last but the least, measure the breast correctly before buying a bra. Wrong sized bra could ruin the best of dresses. 

3. Belt it up

Belting it up can genuinely can make an illusion of a  longer image which helps taking away the attention from bigger breasts. 

4. Layering it up

Jackets, blazers which are well fitted work wonders for women with large breasts. Not only does it look smart and classy but takes the attention away directly from the breast.Also stoles, scarves do the trick as well. 

5. Dark colors

Wearing colors of the darker palate could really do the trick as it makes the breasts look smaller and gives one a leaner look in general. Black is one such color which makes a person look thinner (and classy) anyday.

6. Accessories

Wearing a chunky neckpiece would distribute the attention from the breasts and also give an elegant outlook. 

7. Neckline

 The neckline of a clothing plays a pivotal role in this aspect too. Boat neck, V neck, scoop neck, keyhole neck etc and other wide neckline work for people with big breasts. Whereas high necks and polos could be really really tricky.  



Hope it helps ๐Ÿ˜Š

Tips and suggestions are more than welcome. 

New beginning

Hello! ๐Ÿ™‚

Starting a blog has been present in my to do list for a while now and I am so glad I finally could tick it off. As you might have seen in my profile description I have no life altering messages and quotes of wisdom to offer. I am pretty flaky that way ๐Ÿ˜›

 

The posts I shall be sharing will be mostly related to the 4 things which I passionately love:

(NOT NECESSARILY IN THIS ORDER) ๐Ÿ˜€

  1. Food.

This covers trying out new places, digging new cuisines, discovering hidden gems, Major food porn pictures, food walks, recipes, cooking disasters, 5 min cooking tips for fellow lazy bums like me etc.

2. Bollywood

I am one of those people who knows every possible song from the shittiest movies and have had the courage to sit through most of them. ๐Ÿ˜€ย  So this would mean we’d follow bollywood gossip, fashion trends, dubsmashes, songs, parodies etc.

3. Shopping

I LOVE shopping. That does not necessarily mean I buy branded clothes. (NO MONEY.) I am broke half the year. ๐Ÿ˜› However where there is a will there is a way! I make my way into budget shopping. This means good clothes at a cheaper price from places as diverse as a renowned store in a mall to buying from a street side seller. So we’d catch up on budget shopping, Timeless trends and ensembling outfits to form a complete look.

4. Traveling

Who on earth doesn’t like traveling? Here we shall discuss about dream destinations, budget trips( for eternal brokes like me), family trips, share travel experiences good or bad etc.

5. Miscellaneous

This would cover any other topic which needs to be spoken about. It could range from nail art, price of onions to URI attack.

Hope the blogging experience will be fun for both me and whoever wastes their valuable time to read this. ๐Ÿ˜›