Aashi – Messyduniya

Mindblowing Figures

Numbers are complicated and infinite. Have you ever thought about how huge in number the tiniest of things can be? I know the answer is no. That’s why we’re bringing this list to your notice. The lesser-known figures, some of which we see in the daily life as well. 1. People have about 100,000 hairs growing on their heads. 2. One acre of land may have from 50,000 to 1,000,000 worms underground. 3. There are more than 800,000 species of insects in the world. 4. There are about 5X10^4 earthquakes a year. (50,000) 5. 8% of people have an extra rib. 6. The longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles). 7.

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Fighting Insomnia

“Insomnia, defined as “habitual sleeplessness”, is something that many of us experience at one point or another. It can be chronic, where symptoms appear at least 3 nights a week for longer than a month, or on a temporary basis. Chronic insomnia can be caused by a number of things, such as depression or anxiety disorder, medication, or naturally higher hormone levels.” Sounds horrifying, doesn’t it? Let’s look at a few things that might help one out if they’re facing insomnia.   1. Read a book Reading is a good way to calm yourself before bed while avoiding the stimulating effect of electronic gadgets. I find that an hour or so of reading, whether fiction or non-fiction, helps. It’s also

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7 Summer styles for women

As much as I miss the winter season, I have been waiting for summers to come so I can finally wear my shorts and tanks again!    Here are a few ideas for summer clothes that are super comfy and chic.   1. Shorts+Shirts This is my ALL TIME favorite. I love teaming up my checked shirt with a pair of denim shorts, ripped/rugged. You could also leave the shirt open and wear a tank top inside. It is a pretty cool look for the summers and a great way to show your toned calves after all. 2. Summer dresses Us girls cannot have enough of florals, can we? From minis to maxis, one can wear a floral printed dress,

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Vasco da Gama

Overview It is the largest city in Goa on the west coast of India. It is named after the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. It is also the headquarters of the Mormugão taluka region. The Indian Navy also has a conspicuous presence in Mormugao, with its vast campus, and its contested control over the Dabolim Airport enclave. Even today it is one of the major ports of independent India and around one-third of India’s ore exports are said to leave from here. Culture Christianity is the second largest religious grouping in Goa, India. According to the 2011 census, 25% of the population are Christian, while 66% are Hindu. The Christian population is almost entirely Roman Catholic, and Goan Catholics form

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Benefits Of Green Tea

Benefits Of Green Tea Green Tea was my worst nightmare, still is to some extent, but I gotta admit that it’s worked wonders for me. If you’re trying to lose weight or decided to adopt a healthy diet, then green tea should be definitely included in your regime. Here are a few benefits of it- 1. So damn healthy! Green tea contains bioactive compounds that improve numerous aspects of your health. Many of these compounds in the tea leaves make it to the final drink – which is good news for tea drinkers. 2. EGCG- The most potent compound in green tea is EGCG, also known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate. It is what makes green tea, green tea. It has numerous benefits,

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Harmful Effects of Caffeine

As much I hate to write this article because I am a caffeine addict too. Guilty! But recently, I came across so many negative aspects of it, that I had to share it here. Don’t hate me for this. Let’s look at this list together and die a little from the inside- 1. Early death- A Mayo Clinic partnered study found that men who drank more than four 8 fl.oz. cups of coffee had a 21% increase in all-cause mortality. Those that reported that they consumed excessive amounts of caffeine were also likely to smoke and have poor fitness. 2. Raised BP- Especially in those already suffering from hypertension and those who don’t normally consume caffeine. 3. Risk of Heart

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Weight Loss Tips

I know exactly how it feels to be called a ‘potato-head’ by friends. It’s okay to be a little chubby but not so good for the health in the long run. So let’s try to shed some kilos little by little and not stress much about it! 1. Drink Water. Duh! There’s also a theory that having a glass of water before a meal can make you feel satisfied faster, meaning you eat fewer calories. A 2009 study by the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise in Virginia confirmed this connection, showing that water consumption acutely reduces meal energy intake among middle-aged and older adults. 2. Brace yourselves- When hunger strikes, dieters can often fall off track by opting

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Dietary Food

Are you always confused regarding the food that you can actually eat when on a diet? It’s not as easy as just cutting off sugar and deep fried items from your routine. So we have a list of food that you can consume without worrying about weight gain. 1. Eggs Eggs are incredibly nutrient dense and can help you get all the nutrients you need on a calorie restricted diet. Almost all the nutrients are found in the yolks. Once feared for being high in cholesterol, whole eggs have been making a comeback. 2. Leafy vegetables Leafy greens include kale, spinach, collards, swiss chards and a few others. They have several properties that make them perfect for a weight loss

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Historical Facts About Kashmir

As we all know how beautiful the valleys of Kashmir are, India, China and Pakistan have been fighting over it for years now. But, in the middle of this, lives of hundreds and thousands of innocents have been already claimed. How many more people should die to stop this war once and for all?   Let’s look at the lesser-known facts about Kashmir.      1. Bad kills The separatist violence has killed more than 47,000 people, which does not include people who have disappeared due to the conflict. Some human rights groups and nongovernmental organizations put the death toll at twice that amount.      2. Everyone wants it- The Line of Control separating Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of Kashmir is 435 miles (700

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Making It Through The Distance

Do you often scroll through your Instagram feed, look at a couple’s picture and get jealous? No, this does not make you a bad person. It’s natural to feel so. When you’re in a long distance relationship, it gets hard for both of you to survive. But don’t give up just yet.   1. Start your day with a text A message from you as small as a ‘good morning’ text can make your lover wake up with a smile. If you can’t text during the day because of work, make sure to send a message in the morning and one at night before you go to sleep.   2. Appreciate efforts Both of you are making efforts, even if

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Must Watch Web Series

Too bored of watching TV? I know I am. One of the major advantages of web series is that there are lesser limitations to the content and the makers are not on a leash per se. Web series have diverse content, different from the same old love stories aired on TV. Here’s a list of a few series for you to start with if you’re new to this- 1. Bose Dead/Alive Starring Rajkumar Rao, this series is one of those that everyone must watch. It revolves around the rumored death of the freedom fighter S.C. Bose. It premiered on ALTBalaji and Jio Cinema on 20 November 2017. The script is well written and Rao has again done a fantastic job

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Facts about the Universe

The Universe is endless and so are the facts that revolve around it. But we have gathered a few amazing ones for you to read and let your mind be boggled. 1. What a woof girl she was The first Earthling in space was Laika, a dog that was launched into space on the Soviet ship Sputnik 2 in 1957. After a week in space, the air in the capsule ran out and she died. After its orbit deteriorated, the craft left space and burned up, along with Laika’s body, as it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere. 2. I don’t wanna be the one to burst your bubble but.. When water boils on Earth, it creates thousands of little bubbles. However, in

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Amazing facts about dolphins

Dolphins are the most delightful creatures of the sea and lovely as well. They are friendly, playful and just so adorable. But there’s more to them. Let us look at some facts that we probably didn’t know about dolphins. 1. Number of species There have been 43 recognized species of dolphins! 38 are marine dolphins and the other five are river dolphins. 2. They lived on land too! It has been researched that dolphins are “re-entrants” and actually lived on land before adapting to the water. When studying their fins, scientists have found that they are actually formed like legs and toes. 3. Dolphins have been around for quite a long time. Images of dolphins have been found carved into

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Things To Do When Alone

Alone time is the best time, right? The best thing about spending some time alone is that no one judges you. You can do whatever the hell you want and you owe no explanations to anyone. Here, we have listed a few things that you would like to do when you’re all by yourself.   1. Shave/Wax Haha, I know it’s a little weird that this is the first thing that crossed my mind but it’s necessary pal! When you have the bathroom all to yourself without any time limitations this is the best thing one could do. This usually takes a lot of time but since you’re alone, you can invest as much time as you want! You can

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Things To Do On Sundays

Sundays can seem to be long if you don’t use them the right way. To some, sleeping it away is the number one choice, while the rest struggle with options(and I’m one of the latter). So let’s look the list below that might save us on a rainy day! 1. Organise   Yes, I know it’s the last thing you would wanna do on a weekend but it really is one of the most important things that one should be doing. It not only makes our lives easier but also provides peace of mind. Do a little cleaning of your room, arrange your bookshelf or your closet. Your mom would definitely love you for doing this. Surprise her!  2. Make

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A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini

“Every street of Kabul is enthralling to the eye Through the bazaars, caravans of Egypt pass One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs And the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls” -Saib Tabrizi I know I’m a little late, almost everyone has read this tragic yet fulfilling book by Khaled Hosseini. The story starts from Herat where Mariam lives with her mother. As usual, you would feel sad for the young Mariam, an illegitimate child who craves for her father’s(Jalil Khan) love and affection but only gets it once in a while when he comes to visit her with meaningful gifts. Her mother commits suicide and now Jalil is all that Mariam has. She

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

One of the most difficult tasks o being in a relationship is to think of V-day gifts for your guy because you have already given him the regular, cliche gifts that a guy can get. But it’s fine, really! Let’s look at some things that your guy might like this year for Valentine’s Day. 1. Be the chef If you don’t cook usually then this is the day for it. Cook him something he likes, bake his favorite cake for him. Bam! You’ve already won his heart, girl. He couldn’t ask for more. 2. Gym wear If your guy is a gym freak(lucky you), then give him track pants, track shorts, a duffle bag, t-shirts or a sipper to take

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

Thinking of a gift idea for your valentine can be a tough task sometimes. And you’re so in trouble if you’ve forgotten about it and have a few hours until The day. Don’t you worry, we got you covered. Here’s a list of a few things that you can give her at the last minute. 1. A diary If your better half likes to maintain a diary then this is the one gift that she would cherish for a long time. It would be heartfelt and seem well-thought. She would appreciate the gesture very much. Diaries are easily available at any stationery shop or general store. You can also club it with a few glitter pens or other colorful pens.

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News of the Week – 19 Feb 2018

1. Plane crashes in Iran mountains All 66 people on board an Iranian passenger plane were feared dead on Sunday after it crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains, with emergency services struggling to locate the wreckage in blizzard conditions. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 left Tehran around 0800 (0430 GMT) for the city of Yasuj, some 500 kilometres to the south, the airline’s public relations chief Mohammad Tabatabai told state broadcaster IRIB. 2. Mother, infant murdered in Nagpur The bodies of the mother and the infant daughter of a journalist were found on the outskirts of Nagpur city on Sunday, with the police suspecting murder. Ravikant Kamble, a journalist working for a web portal in Nagpur, had informed the Nagpur police

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News of the Week – 11 Feb 2018

1. Pakistan’s iron lady Asma Jehangir passes away Pakistan’s top lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jehangir passed away on Sunday due to a cardiac arrest in Lahore, her family said in a statement. She was 66. Known for her bold stance, Asma was the country’s symbol of resistance and a human rights activist who spoke against military dictators and abusers of law for the past five decades.   2. PM Modi launches project for first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday officially launched a project for the construction of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, describing the holy place as a “catalytic agent” of humanity and harmony that will become a medium of

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