Aloha!!!


Hey Guys!!!!

I hope you are well. I am back after a hike and today I need your genuine advice. I was lucky enough to travel to The United Arab Emirates in these Diwali vacations. I visited Dubai (majorly), Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

I have been thinking about writing a travelogue of the same to share my experience with you. But, I was also wondering if you would like to have a Dubai Travel Guide for Tourists, based on my personal experience? I realised that I can travel amazingly in Dubai now that I have been there.

It would mean a lot if you could answer a poll letting me know whether you would like to read a travelogue or a Travel Guide for you!

I’d like to make this interesting for all you guys!

You can also write what you’d like me to write in the comments down below!!!

Happy Reading! :D
Srish. xx

Perfect Android Apps for A College Student


Aloha Guys!

 

Yes, I am back after this realllyyyyyy long break! :D

And today, as I promised, I would like to share with you some great organization apps for android that will definitely help you in college. At this point, I would like to put a disclaimer that I have not been sponsored by any of these companies/apps etc.

So, here we gooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Organizing

The first and the most basic one is the Google Calendar. It can easily link with your email ID so you can access it anywhere. It is also really good as it notifies you just before your classes and prompts you about when assignments are due.

I would like you to know about an app called Astrid Tasks. This is a beautiful app for creating to-do lists or task lists. You can create a list in check boxes, decide when it prompts you about any notification and the best part is that you can check it off once you are done with it!

There is an application called College Time Table in the app store of your mobile device. This is an app that has your full college time table including where you have which class and who your professor is. It is a crucial app for the initial few weeks of college.

If you are a student who requires heavy mathematics and/or calculations (like maybe  if you are studying to be an engineer, then any good scientific calculator app is a good thing to be in your mobile device.

An application called ‘Notes’ is your best friend whenever you are in class and you forget your pen and notebook. I have been using this app for a long time to finish my assignments, write blog posts and things as such. It is useful when you have a 15-20 minute break between classes :P

A good voice recorder may also do you good. If you need to review some topic that you feel is extremely difficult, you can always use a voice recorder in your phone to record lectures and review them later.

Google Drive or iCloud or any such services are amazing when you have to make sure that some notes/documents in your phone have a definite backup.

You can also aid your device with games like Heads Up, Piano Tiles or 2048 to make your day a little more fun! :D

Hope you liked this post and that these applications help you as much as they have helped me.

See you next time!
Srish. xx

Birthday Wishes For The Best Roomie Ever


I was greeted by a bed that was beautifully made and surrounded by suitcases the first moment I entered my dorm room. This was two months ago, and back then I had no idea that I would have the best roommates ever. Yes, you got it right, roommates. Right next to my bed is Suramya. The sweetest, most amazing, motherly person you will ever meet. And guess what? Today is her birthday!!!!

When you join university, and especially step into the hostel life you are faced with a dilemma. The moment you step into that hostel, you hope and pray that you get a roommate that can be your best friend. She is one of those gems that I met in college. Even in these short two months, we have had the most hilarious conversations and banter that goes around our college life (and especially my other roomie, Ritu).

So, to my dear roomie, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I wish all the love and happiness to you. For your birthday I thought that i would give you some good advice, but then I remembered that you have a lot more experience on getting older than me. I look forward to you shouting at me for not waking up when I keep my alarm for the next million years!!! Your birthday should be a national holiday. I need a day off. :P

We have all stepped on a new way of life, a new journey together. I hope that this new journey brings to you all that is best and even more.

Once again, Happy Birthday Suramya!!!

See you all next time
Srish. xx

 

p.s: Do stop and Wish my Roomie!!!

The One With The Million Husbands| Isha


Srishti:

My one in a bazillion friend, Isha, commonly known as Laddoo wrote this beautiful and heart warming post for me! <3 you Laddoo!!!!

Originally posted on LifeFourWays :

“Go on, have a pasty,” said Harry, who had never had anything to share before or, indeed, anyone to share it with. It was a nice feeling, sitting there with Ron, eating their way through all Harry’s pasties, cakes, and candies (the sandwiches lay forgotten).

……………..

After what seems like ages,

Hi!

The One With The Million Husbands is Srishti because and only because she cannot control her hormones going haywire in the presence of a hot male and in record time lays out plans for a future with that stranger. Atleast that’s what I think goes on inside her head.

I am a crazy person to deal with (my parents and friends can vouch for that) but with Srish around I feel a little less crazy only because her idiocity is pathetic and tiring.

But you know what, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I have known this…

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Weighed Down Childhood


Srishti:

My new Poem. I hope we can make a change for those who are unable to make a change for themselves :)

Originally posted on Srishti:

Hey Guys!

 

I am back with a new poem. I hope this opens our eyes about poverty and misfortune. I hope that we can do something for the underprivileged of this world.

 
 

Rags, clothes and dirty dishes,
a tiny heart,waiting for just three wishes.
Sand, pebbles and sticks are his best friends,
unaware of the modern world’s trends.

 

His tiny dirty hands
unclaimed by watches and wrist bands
broken toys, headless dolls
drowned in a mother’s unheard calls.

 

Carrying bags of weight around
sweating, playing and sleeping on the same ground.
Bent, malnutrition-ed, burned and lost,
paying his childhood’s cost.

 

Walking barefoot on this heated earth,
food and water, a capital dearth.
Slaves of their own birth,
lost calls and unsaid worth.

 

See you soon
Srish. xx

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University Hacks!


Hey you guys!

I have been MIA for a few weeks now and I apologize for the same. University has started and any time I get off of ‘uni life’ is spent either eating or sleeping. But don’t worry, I promise to keep you amazing people updated at all times.

So today, I would like to share with some ‘University Hacks’ which I hope will help you stay on top of everything. These are methods that I have devised to not miss classes, and to also be able to take part in every party, meeting or orientation session at university. I have also included lots of University advise for freshers. I hope that these tips help all you incoming freshmen have a fantastic start in your respective universities!

 

  • Pick random roommates. My university did not have the option to pick and chose your own roommates, and believe me random roommates is the best way to go. You get to meet new people and make new friends. Who knows, your roommate may be your future best friend!
  • Invest in a pair of flip flops or slippers. And when you have those flip flops, always wear them while taking a bath. You have no idea who has been there, and believe me, hostel washroom floors are messy.
  • Be early to your classes. Atleast for the first month. It gives a good impression to your professor/instructor.
  • This point resonates with the last point I made, but please don’t skip your classes. Make sure you attend your lectures. College or University gives you a freeway to skip class, but if you want to fulfill the purpose of higher education, everything that you will get in quizzes and exams, will be from those lectures.
  • Make friends. This is quiet self explanatory, but university is a time when you can meet new people and reinvent yourself. It is not like school where everyone has a predefined notion of who you are, this is new, this is different! :)
  • If you do not find roommates that share a common interest with you, don’t change your room within the first month. Stay there, and try to maintain a civil and hostile relationship with your roommate. They may end up being compatible roommates.
  • Carry a daily/weekly and monthly planner. It will help keep all your appointments in schedule and you will be more organized with everything.
  • Always read your time table the night before. My friends missed two of their classes just because they forgot to read the time table correctly. Make sure you go through your time table the night before and early in the morning.
  • This is more towards the hygienic side, but take a bath everyday. Please!
  • You will have the first week of university as fresher’s week. Make the most of it. You will meet new, different people. There will be orientation sessions so you can ask queries during that time period. You will also have DJ nights and parties in your campus (yes, most of these are official), attend them. Attend that dance party even if you can’t dance. But please note, this point is just for the first week of university.
  • Join clubs. If you can’t join lots of clubs, atleast join one club. These college societies are a brilliant way to help you de-stress, meet new people, and share your ideas. Something similar is taking part in open events conducted by the various societies. There are free events for which you can register and have a fun time. You can register for something like that when you know you have a free time slot.
  • The last point, and one of the most important points is to have fun, accomplish what you are there for and keep yourself busy. Have healthy food (because food in University is known for the ‘freshmen15′).

Guys I hope you liked this advice post! If you have any more advise for freshers leave it in the comments down below, and if you are a fresher, let me know if this helped you out! :D

See you next time,
Srish. xx

Ron Weasley Inspired


Weasley can save anything,
He never leaves a single ring,
That’s why Gryffindors all sing:
Weasley is our King.

Hey guys!

While surfing the internet for random Harry Potter related articles, I stumbled across a little too many pages where people spoke about how they did not like Ron Weasley. I am a Weasley girl, forever. If I have to ship myself with a Harry Potter character, it will without a doubt be Ron Weasley. I just thought I would take this opportunity to appreciate Ron Weasley, JK Rowling’s perfect creation.

The best thing about Ron is that he is more human than anyone else in the book. He relates to a situation like any other human would (please avoid the fact that he is actually a wizard). If there is a situation that requires you to panic, Ron will panic. I sometimes feel that Harry is the super heroic fictional character that I can never relate to in real life.

Ron is extremely loyal. He will never stop supporting his best friends no matter what. He could easily stay away from the turmoil that Harry and Hermione had to go through, but he supported them. Ron was always there for his friends, his family and even people he didn’t know, like the House Elves! If we need someone to teach us loyalty and friendship, that teacher should be Ron. 

Ronald Weasley is a family person. He lives in a big family and respects everyone in it. This is not really a personality trait, but is definitely something that makes up his personality. In today’s ‘taken for granted’ era, being a family person means a lot!

Have you read or seen ‘Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets’? This shows how he is able to think logically in stressful situations. He is clever and there is no doubt about it. You can actually see his cleverness when you see him play Wizard Chess! It is amazing!

When Ron is excited, you are excited with him. He can make you happy when you aren’t happy. This may sound weird to say about a fictional character, but while reading the novel, there are instances when you find yourself smiling because of a conversation with Ron, or a scene where Ron is super excited.

 

Also, I would like to mention a write-up that I stumbled upon just before I was about to upload this post, and if you are a part of the Ron Weasley fandom, definitely check this out : http://www.hypable.com/2014/02/07/why-we-absolutely-love-ron-weasley/

 

See you next time!
Srish. xx