Things To Do – Messyduniya

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

Persuasion by Jane Austen

This book revolves around the twenty-seven-year-old Anne Elliot who is wrestling with her feelings toward Captain Frederick Wentworth, her ex-lover. I despised the way Anne’s family treated her. Her sisters were nowhere close to being there for her. Mary was a covetous little bitch. At the age of 19, Anne fell in love with Wentworth who did not have a remarkable fortune with him but was persuaded by Lady Russell, who was an intimate friend and a motherly figure to her to break it off with him. She acquiesced but lived with the regret of leaving him ever since. Anne and her family face a financial crisis and to overcome that they decide to let the Kellynch hall to the

Read more

Must Watch Thriller/Horror Movies

Bored of the same old love stories and romantic movies? Are you a suspense/horror loving person? Then you’ve come to the right place. Do not judge them by the year they were made in. Some of the finest movies were indeed made in the 80s. So here’s a list of lesser-known Thriller, Suspense and Horror movies that one should definitely check out if they love the genre 1. Borderland (2013)  Elliot Goldner’s ‘The Borderlands’ revolves around a team of investigators looking into strange occurrences at a remote town church, it’s key strengths lie in charismatic characters, compelling drama and an impressive devotion to authenticity which leads to some genuinely unnerving moments of found-footage terror. This is a low-budget movie which

Read more

Bloggers You Should know

Fashion Blogging is not just about clicking cute pictures in expensive clothes! Do you agree or not? Amidst the plethora of lifestyle and fashion bloggers, it’s hard to choose which ones are actually worth following. This is why we’ve made you a list of a few handpicked bloggers that you can look up to for beauty advice- 1. Saily (http://www.thestylecocktail.in/) She is a dreamer who loves cocktails, hence the name Style Cocktails. For her, the world is her ramp. She also has a weakness for cheese and is a self-confessed shopaholic. She is a social media geek by the week and a fashion blogger over weekends. 2. Tanya (http://www.letsexpresso.com) She is also from Delhi and a true cosmopolitan who loves

Read more

Book Review

An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green This is about Colin Singleton, a child prodigy and a genius, who seems to want to date girls named Katherine. However, each Katherine he has ever dated has dumped him. Heartbroken by being dumped by K-19 (Katherine number 19), his best friend Hassan plans a road trip which will change Colin’s whole outlook on love, relationships, and life. In this book, I really liked how Colin’s first intentions for going on a road trip was for him to find his ‘Eureka moment’ which would prove to people that he really was a true genius. I loved the plot of this book. Normally, road trips just annoy me – far too clichéd. But, in

Read more

Things to do when HIGH

Wondering what to do after you’re hit by the perfect joint? If you’re high right now, I know your mind can be a little clouded and you’re indecisive af. Do not worry, here’s a list of a few things that you can do. 1. Make art- Summon the artist inside you, unleash it. Cannabis makes everything better and you’d be surprised by what you create after smoking it. For inspiration, check out paintings by other amateur artists or professional ones. You don’t have to be M.F Hussain. You can just doodle if you want. 2. Music therapy Yes, I know it’s a basic suggestion but the best. Explore your playlist, listen to the songs that you were ignoring from so

Read more

Dealing with Breakups

I know there’s no such thing as completely moving on from a person you once thought was the love of your life. But what’s not meant to be, can’t be yours, right? Anyhoo, we can still try and reduce the suffering. You’re not alone, we got you! Let’s look at a few things that can help you to make it through. 1. Do not suppress your feelings Feel the pain, cry, work-out, but let that negativity flow out of your body in any way that suits you. Rant to your BFF. Give yourself a week or two to mourn the loss then slowly start getting back up on your feet. 2. Take a Vacay Yes, I know it sounds a

Read more

7 Must Watch Hollywood Movies of 2017

A lot of movies come and go and we don’t even notice sometimes that we’re missing out on a gem. These movies are precisely that. Some will make you laugh and some cry or some will make you sit on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. So without any further ado, add these movies to your bucket list and end the year with a bang.   1. Thor: Ragnarok Starring Chris Hemsworth, the movies is so far one of the best works of Marvel. It has the right amount of action and humor. The brawls of Thor and Loki never get too old to watch. It is not very intense and more inclined towards the funny

Read more

Book review

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Warning: If you’re an emotional person then please grab a box of tissue when you start reading the book. The Kite Runner is a beautiful yet heartbreaking story set in Kabul. The story initially talks about the friendship of Amir and Hassan. Amir is from a well-off family in Kabul and Hassan is a Hazara boy who is also the son of Amir’s father’s servant. Both boys are loved equally by Amir’s Baba but Amir in Baba’s eyes is fragile and incompetent. He is determined to change this opinion by winning the annual kite-flying festival which would lift him up in front of his father. Amir succeeds in winning the competition and Hassan is

Read more

Must watch Bollywood Movies of 2017

There’s a lot more to Bollywood that meets the eye. A lot of movies go underrated because they don’t have a glamorous star cast or if the movie is made on a low budget. These movies are too good to overlook and should be appreciated for story lines that are different and stand out. 1. Lipstick Under My Burkha: Travel to Hawai Manzil in Bhopal’s crowded alleyways, a building shared by four women who have four interspersing stories. Their plights are different, but the constant backlash and tyranny they face have a universal quality. Debutante director Alankrita handles countless taboos. Unapologetically bold and opinionated in its treatment of grave woman issues, the film shockingly managed to elicit laughter rather than

Read more

Underrated Musicians You Need To Check Out

1. Charli XCX She has a unique voice. Along with being a good singer, she is an amazing songwriter as well. She has written for Selena Gomez, Britney Spears and Rihanna. Two of her very hit songs are Boom Clap and Boys. 2. Allie X Her music touches your heart and soul, so does her voice. Her lyrics are beautifully written and sung. Do check her out.  3. Noah Cyrus Another musician given to the world by the Cyrus family. Shadowed by her father and her elder sister Miley Cyrus, Noah is yet to become a big star like them.  4. Little Mix A girl band that came first in the X Factor UK, Little Mix has been consistent with producing

Read more

Easy DIY Gifts for Dads

We’ve got you covered, don’t you worry. Here’s a list of gift ideas that you can use on a rainy day. 1. Poem If you’re an amateur or a professional writer then the best thing to give to your dad is a poem that you’ve written exclusively for him. It will make his heart melt completely. 2. DIY frame If you have time then make an extra effort to do this. DIY frame is a very personal gift which you can give to your best friends, parents or your lover. Here are a few links to video guides: https://youtu.be/f8AW9yTVzm0 https://youtu.be/Gz9tQcN0PKY https://youtu.be/6Qs3b-W64rs 3. Books If your father is into books then subtly ask him which his the next book that he

Read more

Must Watch K-drama

Bored of watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S and How I Met Your Mother on repeat? With the rise of K-pop, it’s time to talk about Korean drama which is gradually making its place in India too. 1. My Love From Another Star Do Min Joon is an alien who gets stranded on Earth 400 years ago. The story revolves around how he falls in love with his neighbor and what happens when she comes into his life. Overall, a very nice rom-com. 2. Doctor Crush The storyline keeps you wondering what would happen next. The twists are worth waiting for. A medical drama which is a must watch for those who like romance with a tinge of romance here and there. 3. Uncontrollably

Read more