MILK AND HONEY

It is beautiful, heart-wrenching, empowering, brave…!  

 It is MILK AND HONEY.. Not an ordinary book. It is pure and magnificent at the same time..! 

People go 

but how

they left

always stays”

The thing about Milk And Honey is that you cannot dislike it even when you want to. The poetry is written in the simplest way possible, there’s no rhyming, some of the pieces are just phrases that are broken in poetic style. The synopsis states the poetry in this book is about love, loss, trauma, abuse, healing and femininity..! 

It consists of four chapters. My personal favourite was the loving.             

While reading it I felt like I was reading the poetess’s heart not the book. It was like I was feeling the pain in there myself!! I actually can not tell how much I loved it!! I just want to thank the poetess for speaking up for every single woman in the world so beautifully..! 

                  I adored this book

I highly recommend to all my people to check it out once and I’m sure you’re gonna love it. To buy this book written by Rupi Kaur Click here 

Stay hydrated this summer.. Reasons?👉

Water, the elixir of life, has been around at least since the first organisms came into existence. It has provided life and nutrition to every single being that has ever walked, crawled, swam or flown over the face of the Earth.

In fact, it is so common in our lives that we have started taking it for granted and now need a bulleted list of reasons for why we must drink it…

Jokes aside, all of us know our basics: water is important for our existence; and that we must consume it in a certain quantity to stay healthy and energetic.

  1. Drinking water helps in losing weight

Drinking water tricks the brain into thinking that it is full. You may find this unfair to your hunger pangs but it is known to have worked wonders for people who have embarked upon a speedy weight loss journey. Logic for this comes from the fact that sometimes people confuse thirst for hunger and unnecessarily help themselves to extra servings of food and excess calories.

  1. Keeps you from throwing up during workouts

If you workout frequently, then you would know what we are talking about. Here is what really happens: during intense workout sessions, your body loses fluids quickly due to sweating. To help offset the loss of fluids, it is advisable to replenish the same by drinking sufficient amounts of water.

Once you know your rate of sweating, you can swiftly adjust the amount of water consumed before, during and after a workout to continue feeling energised and not like a bale of hay.

  1. It starts your mornings ‘smoothly’

Did you know that a significant number of constipation cases are because people just do not drink enough water?

As silly as that sounds, constipation is often caused by lack of fluids in the body. This is because the water normally combines with fibre in the large intestine to reduce transit and facilitate elimination. However, when you are dehydrated this process gets hindered and colon ends up extracting water from the stool to make up for the lack of fluids on the body.

  1. Do away with frequent headaches

Dehydration-related headaches and migraines are common in thousands of people.

The good news is that you can avoid these headaches by staying hydrated throughout the day. And, the bad news is that ridding yourself of these headaches by only drinking water takes a little longer than one would like.

  1. Keeps your kidneys in good shape

Kidneys do not get enough credit for the amount of work they do to keep systems running. These silent workers aid in regular removal of waste from our bodies, control blood pressure and balance fluids for smooth functioning of all the systems. Ample supply of water to the kidneys reduces their burden of filtering waste and keeps kidneys in perfect condition.

  1. Off sets fatigue

What does feeling tired really mean? The generic feeling of fatigue stems from over-worked muscles and lack of water in the body, which results in sluggish working of all the systems including your brain. To rid yourself of the low feeling, sip on some water and feel yourself re-energise almost instantly!

  1. Eases hangovers

Hangovers are caused when you have had too much to drink and your body is sucked dry of vital fluids. In order to offset extreme dehydration, try drinking a glass of water for every drink you down. Trust us…it’s really worth the extra effort. You will feel significantly chirpier and more alert the day after.

  1. Keeps your joints and cartilage in good condition

Cartilage in our body is almost 85% water and obviously needs sufficient amounts of water to stay healthy. In addition to cartilage, water also protects spinal cord and tissues from deteriorating.

  1. Feeling confused?

If you compare brain function in a well-hydrated body against dehydrated one, you will notice that the dehydrated body works twice as hard to perform the same functions. Reason? Our brain tissues shrink a bit and cloud our judgment leading to the extra effort.

  1. It’s the only liquid that quenches thirst

If you are a Coke or beer devotee then it’s understandable if your brain is yelling otherwise. But, we are glad to be smug here and reiterate, “water is literally the only liquid that quenches thirst.” Other beverages like carbonated drinks; juices and alcohol only offer temporary hydration before making you thirstier.

  1. Keeps you alive and going

Okay, this may not sound like much of an advice, but we think reiterating the importance of drinking water will only do more good. Water is the key to our existence. Our body requires 2-3 litres of water per day to sustain itself and perform optimally.  All you have to do is to remember to consume this abundantly available resource every day to reap the benefits of hydrated vigour and alertness.

Note: Some people tend to go overboard with consumption of water, especially the health enthusiasts. Over-hydration throws off body’s balance of electrolytes and causes neural damage. Even though cases of water poisoning are rare, it is worth mentioning because excess consumption of water is seemingly harmless and easily overlooked.

P.S- Inspired through Dr. Swati Kapoor (Dietitian/Nutritionist)

Time for a yum tum💞

In researching what goes into a successful—and incredibly simple—butterscotch sauce, I discovered countless discussions across the interwebs about butterscotch versus caramel. To summarize: A butterscotch sauce is made with brown sugar, while a traditional caramel sauce is made with white sugar.

I’ve caramelized sugar a million times and a thousand different ways—white sugar, brown sugar, butter, no butter, bourbon, whiskey, cream, vanilla. This recipe is hands-down the winner when it comes to a fast (10 minutes!) and easy sauce for ice cream sundaes. I tested the recipe with light and dark brown sugar, and the dark variety inevitably won out for its deeper molasses flavor and intense amber color. I also opted for large-flake sea salt to balance out the sweetness. And the texture? Silky smooth, and totally eat-it-with-a-spoon-worthy.

Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce

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Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce

    COOK TIME: 10 Minutes 

      YEILD: About 1 cup


  • 4 tablespoons – (1/2stick)unsalted butter

  • 1/2cup- packed brown sugar(dark)
  • 1 teaspoon – large-flake salt
  • 1/2cup – heavy cream
  • 1tablespoon- vanilla extract 
  • DIRECTIONS

    Melt the butter in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan (not non-stick) over medium heat.

    Add the brown sugar, salt and heavy cream and stir the mixture with a rubber spatula until it’s well blended. Bring the mixture to a boil, scraping down the sides occasionally, and boil it for 4 to 5 minutes.

    Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Transfer the butterscotch sauce to a container to cool. 

  • Notes: The butterscotch thickens significantly as it cools, so it’s important to not over-boil it or you’ll end up with chewy butterscotch caramels rather than a pourable sauce.

    If you want to add a kick to your butterscotch sauce, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of your choice liquor (think bourbon, whiskey or cognac) at the same time you stir in the vanilla extract. 

In Search Of Happiness..! 

Happiness is not ready-made.                    It comes from your own actions..                         – 14th Dalai Lama b. 1935

 Do you believe in karma? First of all.. What is karma? 

 That’s a question that is often answered with explanations of good and bad actions. But karma is something far more profound than that. 

What you call as “my life” is a certain amount of energy controlled by a certain amount of information. This information, in today’s terms, can be called software. A certain amount of life energy is charged with a certain amount of information. Together, this information technology is you. You become a certain kind of character because of the type of information that has gone into you. The past impressions of life go far beyond the moment you were born, but in your perception right now, at least from the moment you were born till today, what kind of parents, family, and education you had, what kind of religious and social background, what kind of cultural realities – all these impressions have gone in. Someone has become a different character simply because of the type of information that has gotten into him. This is what is karma. This information is traditionally called karma or karmic body or causal body – that which causes life.


Karma has a major role to play to get your true happiness. All of us desire happiness and the avoidance of sufferings and of everything else that is unpleasant. Pleasure and pain arise from a cause,as we all know. Whether certain consequences are due to a single cause or a group of causes is determined by the nature of that cause. In some cases,even if the cause factors are neither powerful nor numerous it is still possible for the effect factors to occur. Whatever the quality of result factor, whether they are good or bad, their magnitude and intensity directly corresponde to the quality and strength of the factors. 

Therefore, for success in avoiding unwished- for pains and in acquiring desired pleasures, which is in itself no small matter, the relinquishment of a great number of collective cause factors is required.

In analyzing the nature and state of happiness, it will he apparent that it has two aspects. One is immediate joy (temporary); the other is future joy (ultimate). Temporary pleasures comprise the comforts and enjoyments which people crave, such as good dwellings, lovely furniture, delicious food, good company, pleasant conversation and so on. In other words, temporary pleasures are what man enjoys in this life. The question as to owhether the enjoyment of these pleasures and satisfactions derives purely from external factors needs to be examined in the light of clear logic. If external factors were alone responsible for giving rise to such pleasures a person would be happy when these were present and, conversely, unhappy in their absence.

However, this is not so. For, even in the absence of external conditions leading to pleasure, a man can still be happy and at peace. This demonstrates that external factors are not alone responsible for stimulating man’s happiness. Were it true that external factors were solely responsible for, or that they wholly conditioned the arising of, pleasure and happiness, a person possessing an abundance of these factors would have illimitable joy, which is by no means always so. It is true that these external factors do make partial contribution to the creation of pleasure in a man’s lifetime. However, to state that the external factors are all that is needed and therefore the exclusive cause of happiness in a man’s span of life is an obtuse and illogical proposition. It is by no means sure that the presence of such external factors will beget joy. On the contrary, factual happenings such as the experiencing of inner beatitude and happiness despite the total absence of such pleasure-causing external factors, and the frequent absence of joy despite their presence, clearly show the cause of happiness to depend upon a different set of conditioning factors.

If one were to be misled by the argument that the above-mentioned conditioning factors constitute the sole cause of happiness to the preclusion of any other conditioning causes, that would imply that (resulting) happiness is inseparably bound to external causal factors, its presence or absence being exclusively determined by them. The fact that this is obviously not so is a sufficient proof that external causal factors are not necessarily or wholly responsible for the effect phenomena of happiness.

Now what is that other internal set of causes? How are they to be explained? It is the law of karma-the natural law of cause and effect. Whatever external causal conditions someone comes across in subsequent lives result from the accumulation of that individual’s actions in previous lives. When the karmic force of past deeds reaches maturity a person experiences pleasurable and unpleasurable mental states. They are but a natural sequence of his own previous actions. The most important thing to understand is that, when suitable (karmic) conditions resulting from the totality of past actions are there, one’s external factors are bound to be favourable. The coming into contact of conditions due to (karmic) action and external causal factors will produce a pleasurable mental state. If the requisite causal conditions for experiencing interior joy are lacking there will be no opportunity for the occurrence of suitable external conditioning factors or, even if these external conditioning factors are present, it will not be possible for the person to experience the joy that would otherwise be his. This shows that inner causal conditions are essential in that these are what principally determine the realization of happiness (and its opposite). Therefore, in order to achieve the desired results it is imperative for us to accumulate both the cause-creating external factors and the cause-creating internal (karmic) conditioning factors at the same time.

To state the matter in simple terms, for the accrual of good inner (karmic) conditioning factors, what are principally needed are such qualities as having few wants, contentment, humility, simplicity and other noble qualities. Practice of these inner causal conditions will even facilitate changes in the aforementioned external conditioning factors that will convert them into characteristics conducive to the arising of happiness. The absence of suitable inner causal conditions, such as having few wants contentment, patience, forgiveness and so on, will prevent one from enjoying pleasure even if all the right external conditioning factors are present. Besides this, one must have to one’s credit the force of merits and virtues accumulated in past lives. Otherwise, the seeds of happiness will not bear fruit.

The matter can be put in another way. The pleasures and frustrations, the happiness and suffering experienced by each individual are the inevitable fruits of beneficial and evil actions he has perpetrated, thus adding to his store. If at a particular moment in this present life the fruits of a person’s good actions ripen he will recognize, if he is a wise man, that they are the fruits of (past) meritorious deeds. This will gratify him and encourage him to achieve more merits. Similarly, when a person happens to experience pain and dissatisfaction, he will be able to bear them calmly if he maintains an unshakable conviction that, whether he wishes it or not, he must suffer and bear the consequences of his own (past) deeds, notwithstanding the fact that normally he will often find the intensity and extent of his frustration hard to bear. Besides, the realization that they are nothing but the fruits of unskilled action in the past will make him wise enough to desist from unskilled deeds henceforth. Likewise, the satisfying thought that, with the ripening of past (evil) karma, a certain part of the evil fruit accrued by former unskilled action has been worked off will be a source of immense relief to him.

A proper appreciation of this wisdom will contribute to grasping the essentials for achieving peace of mind and body. For instance, suppose a person is suddenly afflicted with critical physical suffering due to certain external factors. If, by the force of sheer will power (based on the conviction that he is himself responsible for his present misery and sufferings), he can neutralize the extent of his suffering then his mind will be much comforted and at peace.

Now let me explain this at a rather higher level. This concerns the strivings and efforts that can be made for the systematic destruction of dissatisfaction and its causes.

As stated before, pleasure and pain, happiness and dissatisfaction are the effects of one’s own good and bad, skilled and unskilled actions. Skillful and unskillful (karmic) actions are not external phenomena. They belong essentially to the realm of mind. Making strenuous efforts to build up every possible kind of skillful karma and to put every vestige of unskillful karma away from us is the path to creating happiness and avoiding the creation of pain and suffering. For it is inevitable that a happy result follows a skillful cause and that the consequence of building up unskillful causes is suffering.

Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that we strive by every possible means to increase the quality and quantity of skillful actions and to make a corresponding paring down of our unskillful actions.

How is this to be accomplished? Meritorious and unmeritorious causes which result in pleasure and pain do not resemble external objects. For instance, in the human bodily system different parts such as lungs, heart and other organs can be replaced with new ones. But this is not so in the case of karmic actions, which are purely of the mind. The earning of fresh merits and the eradicating of bad causes are purely mental processes. They cannot be achieved with outside help of any kind. The only way to accomplish them is by controlling and disciplining the hitherto untamed mind. For this, we require a fuller comprehension of the element called mind.

Through the gates of the five sense organs a being sees, hears, smells, tastes and comes into contact with a host of external forms, objects and impressions. Let the form, sound, smell, taste, touch and mental events which are the relations of the six senses be shut off. When this is done the recollection of past events on which the mind tends to dwell will be completely discontinued and the flow of memory cut off. Similarly, plans for the future and contemplation of future action must not be allowed to arise. It is necessary to create a space in place of all such processes of thought if one is to empty the mind of all such processes of thought. Freed from all these processes there will remain a pure, clean, distinct and quiescent mind when it has attained this stage. We surely do possess some thing called mind, but how are we to recognize its existence? The real and essential mind is what is to be found when the entire load of gross obstructions and aberrations (i.e. sense impressions, memories, etc.) has been cleared away. Discerning this aspect of real mind, we shall discover that, unlike external objects, its true nature is devoid of form or color; nor can we find any basis of truth for such false and deceptive notions as that mind originated from this or that, or that it will move from here to there, or that it is located in such-and-such a place. When it comes into contact with no object mind is like a vast, boundless void, or like a serene, illimitable ocean. When it encounters an object it at once has cognizance of it, like a mirror instantly reflecting a person who stands in front of it. The true nature of mind consists not only in taking clear cognizance of the object but also in communicating a concrete experience of that object to the one experiencing it.Normally, our forms of sense cognition, such as eye-consciousness, ear-consciousness, etc., perform their functions on external phenomena in a manner involving gross distortion. Knowledge resulting from sense cognition, being based on gross external phenomena, is also of a gross nature. When this type of gross stimulation is shut out, and when concrete experiences and clear cognizance arise from within, mind assumes the characteristics of infinite void similar to the infinitude of space. But this void is not to be taken as the true nature of mind. We have become so habituated to consciousness of the form and color of gross objects that, when we make concentrated introspection into the nature of mind, it is, as I have said, found to be a vast, limitless void free from any gross obscurity or other hindrances. Nevertheless, this does not mean that we have discerned the subtle, true nature of the mind. What has been explained above concerns the state of mind in relation to the concrete experience and clear cognizance by the mind which are its function, but it describes only the relative nature of mind.

That is the role of karma in finding the true happiness. One should just always listen to what your inner conscious, your soul says. What your heart says can give you a temporary happiness but if you go with soul you’ll never do anything wrong. Ask yourself.. Is it right? Or wrong!? Will this thing give me permanent happiness? Can i rejoice it anytime? You’ll get your answer..! P.S.- This blog is completely inspired by my father’s teachings. 💞 Stay tuned friends 😊


The First Ever Post

So this is it. 

My first foray to blogging and my first ever post. For some reason I’m nervous writing this although writing has always been in my comfort zone, But bear with me and we’ll get there! 

So, as the title says The First Ever Post, i think my readers should get to know me first. 

I am a teenage girl and going to be nineteen in the coming August. I live alone with my father in India while my mum and younger brother lives in the U.S. I had completed my schooling last year and doing Ba English Honors first year. Exams soon!!! 😰

On this journey with me you’ll get to know how ambitious yet happy going girl i am, although i have a big LAZY ass. Each person knows me as very perky, peppy or blissful kinda girl. But there is always another side of the story too, that is unseen by many. 😅  I write because there’s no one to listen. I just sit down, and just type… type… n.. type…. Let it all out. ITS a sort of passion i guess..!!💞

In my blog you’ll get all sorts of posts, about lifestyle, food, tourism, current issues, some sort of humor too😉 You’ll get to know me personally. And I’ll  make sure, at the end of every post you’ll look forward to the next one. 😇

So lets get started friends..! 

Looking forward to getting my first real content post up soon so watch this space.! 😄

And yes..!  Call me Simran