9 YouTubers Who Shook The Internet With Great Milestones In January 2021

href=”author/shivangi-sethi”>Shivangi Sethi , 02 Feb 2021Anantya Anand, Neha Kakkar, Rishabh Chawla (Source: Instagram| @mymissanand @nehakakkar @rishabhchawlaaa)

YouTube is a digital platform that has gained a lot of momentum in the past decade. Every day we come across multiple creators and influencers who try their hand at creating unique and entertaining content on YouTube. With their talent, fanbase and dedication they achieve great milestones. Moreover, some content creators know exactly how to create ‘hatke’ content and rise a level higher amongst others. Check out all the amazing milestones some creators crossed this month right here!

1. Anantya Anand

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This little prodigy right here is breaking the internet with her cute content! With over 10 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, Mymissanand has become a superstar. Her channel is as colourful and lively as her personality and we love her funny character sketches way too much. She is defo a Chota Packet Bada Dhamakha, isn’t she?

2. Fasbeam

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Faisal is popular for insightful content among millions of people. He recently received the Golden Play button from YouTube and has over 1 million subscribers on his channel. He is an incredible moto enthusiast who gives product reviews, new model introductions and much more on his channel. Moreover, if you are a motor junkie then his channel is your one-stop destination for everything related to vehicles.

3. Abhi & Niyu

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This Jan, the power couple Abhi and Niyu unlocked a milestone! We proudly say that they have crossed over 1 million subscribers on their channel purely because of their informative content. Their ideas on promoting sustainability and living a happy and healthy life is something that attracts us.

4. MoVlog

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MoVlogs is an incredible creator who has crossed 10 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and has received the Diamond Play button as well. I mean isn’t this just amazing? You are doing fab MoVlogs, keep creating such kick-ass content and achieving more and more milestones.

5. Rishabh Chawla 

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The ever-so-charming, Rishabh Chawla crossed 200k subscribers on his YouTube channel. We are so proud of you buddy! All the DamnFam fans love your content and I am sure they can’t wait any longer to see you conquer the world of social media in no time.

6. Neha Kakkar

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Honestly, she is like the ‘Kohinoor ka Heera’! With her positive nature and melodious voice, she has won the hearts of billions. In the month of Jan, she received the Diamond Play button from YouTube. Also, Neha is the only Indian singer to cross this grand milestone that she totally deserves!

7. Teen Tigada 

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One of the most loved creator groups, Teen Tigada that consists of Vishal Pandey, Sameeksha Sud and Bhavin Bhanushali, received the Golden Play button from YouTube in the month of Jan. Their channel is quite entertaining and engaging. What can we even say about this trio? They compliment each other and their strong bond of friendship reflects in their content every time.

8. Shehnaaz Gill 

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Her journey started from the house of Bigg Boss and today she is a talented creator. Her chirpy and bubbly personality makes her stand out from others. Purely ‘cuz of her talent, she has received the Silver Play button from YouTube for her incredible and entertaining content. If you still don’t know who she is,  then you are surely living under a rock!

9. Mayur Jumani 

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Mayur is a talented musician who garnered a lot of love from his fans in a short span of time. Today he has achieved an excellent milestone from YouTube for his out-of-the-box content. Most importantly, we can’t wait to jam to all his new music tracks soon!

January has been amazing and we are so proud to see multiple content creators cross such terrific milestones. Their journeys have truly been challenging but with their efforts and hard work, they have achieved great milestones. What do you like to watch on YouTube? Tell us in the comments below!

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Video: Alia Bhatt Proves Her Love For Ranbir Kapoor By Admitting She Loves The Number 8

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 02 Feb 2021Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor (Source: Instagram | @neetu54)

Alia Bhatt is always as real as it gets when it comes to her social media and there are no doubts about that. Even when it comes to her relationship with boyfriend, Ranbir Kapoor, she has been guarded, but not secretive.

The actress does share some lovely glimpses from her day-to-day life, her family and friends and of course, moments when she is spending time with Ranbir or his family. Just today, she engaged with her fans in a fun True or False session where she spoke about food, have her opinion on cats Vs dogs among other things.

When asked about the dog vs cat debate, she said she likes both the pets and that she has always had a cat. Her cat is called Mr. Edward. She also mentions that she loves dogs and that she has dogs too. Well, it’s not difficult to guess she means Ranbir’s dogs — Lionel and Nido.

Another one of the entries read, “You love 8”. To this, Alia replied saying, “True, love” and smiled as she made a heart gesture with her hands. For the unversed, 8 is her boyfriend Ranbir’s lucky number and she has also been spotted wearing his number 8 football jersey as she posed for an Instagram picture.

She also shared that her favourite cuisine is ghar ka khana, that she only likes to eat and not cook and whether she snores while she sleeps! On being asked if she was short-tempered, she says she is but that she has been controlling it.

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Isn’t she just the cutest? Always love it when she is cute about Ranbir! Recently, she and her family went on a New Year getaway with Ranbir’s family and though there was talk about them getting engaged, it was just a rumour.

Alia was on sets of an ad film along with her team while she shot this challenge. On the work front, she has Brahmastra with Ranbir coming up, SS Rajamouli‘s RRR and Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Gangubai Kathiawadi in the pipeline.

Tiger Shroff And Raveena Mehta To Come Up With An Acoustic Version Of ‘Casanova’

href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 02 Feb 2021Raveena Mehta and Tiger Shroff

It was recently when BGBNG Music released their single titled Casanova. Starring Tiger Shroff, the music video was a hit on the internet and sent the netizens into a tizzy. The actor, who has lent his vocals to the song, pleasantly surprised his fans by voice yet again. The track also marks his third music single after the popular Unbelievable.

And now, Indo-British singer and songwriter Raveena Mehta has lent her voice and recorded an acoustic version of Casanova with the actor. She recently took to social media to share a glimpse of her latest rendition. The track has been composed and penned by Avitesh Shrivastava and crooned by Tiger and Raveena.

Since the age of six, Raveena has been trained in Indian and Western classical music. Ever since she released her first album at the age of 12, there has been no looking back for her. She went on to collaborate with eminent musicians and her musical covers resulted in a strong fan base on social media.

Hear the acoustic version here—

Talking about working with Raveena, Tiger Shroff said—

It was very inspiring working with an Artist like Raveena. She is a very talented singer and singing with her only pushed me to do better. I am very thankful that i had an opportunity to work with her and it’s all thanks to our composer Avitesh for making a very fresh take on Casanova and making it a duet with a female artist like Raveena.

Excited for her latest release, Raveena says—

It was such an honour to be able to work with Tiger. His work ethic, determination, vision and overall humility and kindness make it an absolutely beautiful experience. Avitesh introduced us in the studio, wherein we created a structure and recorded our vocals – the energy was incredible. It has been an unforgettable experience working with Tiger and a wonderful start to 2021.

Gifting Guide: 7 Gift Ideas For The Mom-To-Be

href=”author/rishikadevnani”>Rishika Devnani , 02 Feb 2021Pregnancy gifting guide for the mom-to-be | (Source: Instagram | @lushcosmetics, @thebeautyfridgeofficial)

If there is one thing to celebrate in these dreary times is the arrival of a newborn baby. Since the pandemic, there has a been a noticeable baby boom and chances are that you either are or know of someone pregnant. Many of our favourite Bollywood celebrities such as Kareena Kapoor KhanAnushka SharmaAmrita Rao and Anita Hassanandani have recently delivered or are expecting as well. A massive congratulations to all the expectant mamas out there! 

A thoughtful gift goes a long way in helping to make the journey smoother for the pregnant mother. While it is common to get a lot of gifts for the newborn baby, we often forget to pamper the mom-to-be. When deciding on a gift, make the mother feel special by gifting her something she can use when pregnant and after the baby’s arrival. The ideal gift is both—functional and cute. Moreover, items that she can spoil herself with should always be at the top of the list. This usually changes from person-to-person but can be anything from comfy clothes to luxury beauty products. And the best part? None of these need to be extremely expensive either.

To make the gifting process easy for you, we have searched and assembled a list of ideas that we think an expectant mama will love!

Scroll below for 7 cute gift ideas that the mom-to-be will enjoy pre and post-delivery: 1) Stylish Maternity Clothes

Encourage the mom-to-be to live up to the best version of herself throughout her journey. It is easy to get tired and forget about dressing up when pregnant. Women usually prefer oversized clothing to lounge around in. Change this by gifting your pregnant friend a stylish outfit. This should be something that keeps her comfortable and will have her looking great as well! Moreover, this will also be useful for post-delivery when she wants to dress-up!

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2) Aromatic Tea

Most women decide to give up or cut back on caffeine during pregnancy and postpartum. This can be difficult, especially for those coffee or chai lovers! We discovered that aromatic organic teas are a great substitute for caffeine. They help in the cutback process, taste delightful and smell heavenly. Moreover, organic teas can be extremely calming and soothe the nerves when baby anxiety kicks in. Hence, we think it makes a great gift for the mom-to-be and a go-to for the all-nighters post-baby. 

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3) Pregnancy Planner For The Mom-To-Be

For all the organisation lovers, there is no better gift than a custom planner. There are plenty of things to make note of and remember before the baby enters the world. And the list doesn’t stop after either. Gifting a journal or planner where she can note all pregnancy milestones and to-do things is a functional yet thoughtful present. Moreover, many journals allow you to customise initials on them. They also come with cute stickers to pretty the journal up. For all those mamas who love writing—this gift will ensure they stay on top their list. Also, it will be a great memory to look back on down the line.

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4) Body Care Products

There is nothing like some TLC to make yourself feel better. Luxurious body or bath products such as bath bombs, bath salts, creams, face masks etc, do wonders. They assist in providing relief from body aches, pains, nausea, stress and more! Imagine soaking in those swollen ankles or aching back in a bubble and sea salt bath and setting the ambience with some candles. With or without the baby, pampering one with some fancy self-care products is a guaranteed winner. 

Helpful Tip—try choosing 100% natural or organic brands that can benefit the expectant mother. 

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5) Hair Oil

Smooth, luscious hair is something we all dream about! When pregnant or after delivering, it is common to face some hair issues. Well, save the mother-to-be some despair by gifting her a hair repair oil or serum. Strengthening treatment oil or serum can be a miracle worker to manage frizzy or damaged hair. We understand how busy it can with a newborn baby. Hence, this is a quick fix since it requires only a few seconds to apply. A thoughtful and useful present, don’t you think?

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6) Mini Fridge

Mini-fridges have been all the rage! Even though super tiny, they became famous on the ‘gram for storing skincare items such as beauty serums. However, they are more useful than just that. These mini-fridges would be extremely helpful to have in the nursery to store milk in for the newborn. It will save the mother precious time from travelling back and forth to the kitchen, especially in the middle of the night. Moreover, they don’t take up much space and can make a cute addition to the room. P.S.—they are also great for storing some midnight munchies! 

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7) Portable Massager

If you can’t gift her a masseuse, gift her the next best thing—a portable massage gun. We all love spa days, there is nothing like a relaxing massage to relive all the stored up tension. After giving birth, the need for massages is multiplied. Your body needs them to help heal, boost milk production, reduce any swelling and regulate hormones. As a result, a massage machine will make for the ultimate indulgence gift and a handy replacement for a masseuse when short on time. This is one heck of a smart gift!

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As a mom-to-be, which gift item from above would you love to receive? Let us know in the comments below.

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6 Ways To Rock Your Favourite Sports Jersey

href=”author/rishikadevnani”>Rishika Devnani , 02 Feb 2021Styling Sports Jerseys, Brenda Cuba & Natasha| (Source: Instagram | @brendacubac, @imknenne)

Sports jerseys and fashion might seem like a bit of a mismatch. However, we are here to change your perspective. Whether you are into sports or not, we have all seen sports jerseys being worn by athletes during matches. Similar to high-street fashion, there is a large retail market online and in-store options for die-hard fans. Ranging from football to cricket to basketball to hockey—each team has a collection of sportswear that its followers splurge on. In fact, most sports clubs make the majority of their profit from retail merchandise.

Whether it is rooting for Team India or watching a football game, reppin’ your team is a must! And what better way to do this than to sport a team jersey. Personally, I am a huge follower of Manchester United Football Club and own at least 3 jerseys! With the athleisure trend being highly popular, wearing your jersey is not just limited to game day anymore. I find myself reaching out to these jerseys on a regular day as well. Nevertheless, when it comes to styling them it can be a bit tricky to find different ways to wear them and pull it off without it looking like activewear.

So if you are confused about how to take your jersey from the field to the streets, here are 6 fun ways to style them:1) With A Blazer

Did you ever think you could combine a casual jersey with a formal blazer? Think again, because it can actually look great! A t-shirt jersey tucked into blue denim is a timeless combination. However, take it up a notch by layering over a blazer and adding some high-heels. A long blazer in the classic pinstripes will work well with a majority of jerseys. Moreover, opt for cropped jeans which are the recommended length when wearing some killer heels. Super stylish and smart, don’t you think?

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2) With Denim Shorts

Basic but cute is the pairing of your sports jersey with some denim cutoffs. Whether it is going to watch the game or for a casual day out, you can never go wrong with a cosy jersey and some cool shorts. Elevate the look with a stylish belt or add a colour-pop via an accessory. This is a great trick to make it seem like you have put more effort into the outfit than you actually did. For footwear, sneakers are an easy choice but go from basic to badass with some ankle boots.

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3) With A Leather Skirt

Skirts are the perfect way to add a feminine touch to a sports jersey. Keeping in line with current trends, a faux-leather skirt paired with your team’s jersey will look absolutely chic. A leather skirt has a more refined feel to it, which gives this combo more formal touch. Additionally, strap on some knee-high boots and a beret for le fashion. The attention might just be on you more than the game!

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4) As A Dress

Borrowed your partners extra large jersey? No problem, just transform it into a dress! Have some fun experimenting and create a new look with what you have. To add some definition to your oversized jersey, cinch the waist with a fancy belt. This will help to outline your silhouette if you don’t want a baggy look. Moreover, dress this look up further with some fun jewellery and your favourite pair of sneaks.

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5) As A Bikini Cover-up

Bored with your kaftans and sarongs? Be different and rock your favourite team’s jersey to the beach as a cover-up. Tie a simple front-knot to transform your jersey into a stylish crop-top and wear it over your swimsuit. This is a unique and sexy way to represent your team off the field!

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6) The Athleisure Way

Go all out and rock your jersey in true athleisure style. For all the sporty girls out there, this is probably going to be your most favourite, most comfortable and conventional way to fashion a jersey. All you need is some cosy track pants or joggers, throw on a pair of sick kicks and put on your favourite sports jersey—and you have athleisure at its finest. If you wish to, you can play around and mix it up by adding a simple piece of jewellery.

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What is your favourite way to style your sports jersey? Let us know in the comments below.

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‘I Lost Six Kilos’ — Kriti Kharbanda On Battling With Malaria While Filming 14 Phere

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 02 Feb 2021Kriti Kharbanda (Source: Instagram | @kriti.kharbanda)

The year 2020 was tough on all and sundry and it was no different for actress Kriti Kharbanda. The Housefull 4 actress was diagnosed with Malaria last November and was advised strict bed rest by her doctor which clashed with the shoot schedule of her upcoming movie, 14 Phere.

However, she insisted that the show must go on as per the scheduled dates and pushed herself to do her part.

She adds:

I was detected with malaria in November, and was advised complete bed rest for three weeks. However, I didn’t want the schedule of 14 Phere to go helter-skelter because of me, so I insisted that we start the shoot as per schedule. I was barely 10 days into malaria when I started shooting. Moreover, we were in Lucknow, shooting for nearly 18 hours a day.

Working on a film that requires her to sit for hours on makeup and prep isn’t easy even on normal days, and with malaria in tow, it would have been quite a task.

She elaborates:

I lost six kilos, and the stress was showing on my skin and body. I am just happy that I was able to finish the schedule. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the entire team.

Speaking about 14 Phere, which is a film based around a wedding, Kriti has quite some interesting advice for all the to-be weds out there.

The actress says:

Meri maano toh bas bhaag kar shaadi karlo. I think woh sabse best hota hai (If I were to say, I would say run away and get married. I think that’s the best) (laughs). I feel that due to COVID restrictions, people have benefited with hosting intimate marriage ceremonies. I think most people want to do small functions with limited people, but they fall prey to the pressure of hosting big fat weddings. Aap hi socho…ki stage pe sabko namaste namaste karte baithna throughout, the entire time goes in that.

14 Phere is a comedy drama that stars Vikrant Massey alongside Kriti. Ask her about working with Vikrant and she shares:

If you have a lot of things in common with your co-star, then it helps to build a rapport and work becomes easier despite all odds. Vikrant is not just a fantastic actor, but a great co-star as well. We bonded over our love for food, comedy and cinema. I am a bit of a moofat, but he gets that, and he doesn’t take offence, so that helped us get along. We spent a lot of time together on set, we even played cricket and cards in our free time.

It is also interesting to note that this isn’t the first time Kriti will be essaying the role of a bride. She has done so previously in Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana & Veerey Ki Wedding and was great in both of them. Now, I sure am excited to see her in 14 Phere!

Directed by Devanshu Singh, the film is produced by Zee Studios and is scheduled to release theatrically on July 9th, 2021.

एक्ट्रेस आकांक्षा सिंह ने पैर में चोट लगने के बावजूद की अमिताभ बच्चन और अजय देवगन के साथ अपनी फिल्म ‘मेडे’ की शूटिंग शुरू

href=”author/yashiverma”>Yashi Verma , 02 Feb 2021

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अभिनेत्री आकांक्षा सिंह ने चार साल पहले फिल्मों में कदम रखा था और उन्होंने अब तक हिंदी फिल्म बद्रीनाथ की दुल्हनिया, तेलुगु फिल्में मल्ली राव और देवदास, कन्नड़ फिल्म पहलवान की है और तमिल ,तेलुगु की कई बड़ी फिल्म भी की हैं। अब आकांक्षा सदी के महानायक अमिताभ बच्चन और अजय देवगन द्वारा अभिनीत अपनी दूसरी बॉलीवुड फ़िल्म मेडे के बारे में उत्साहित हैं । इस फ़िल्म में वे एक बहुत ही अहम किरदार निभाते हुए नजर आयेंगी।

एक सूत्र का कहना है कि कुछ दिनों पहले हैदराबाद में फिल्म की शूटिंग के दौरान आकांक्षा के पैर में चोट लगी थी, लेकिन उन्होंने शूटिंग जारी रखी क्योंकि वह निर्माताओं और कलाकारों तथा क्रू सदस्यों का नुकसान करना नही चाहती थीं।

उन्होंने वह शेड्यूल पूरा किया और रिकवर होने के लिए ब्रेक लिया। चूंकि फिल्म का मुंबई शेड्यूल एक दिन पहले ही शुरू हुआ, आकांशा ने शूटिंग शुरू कर दी, इस तथ्य के बावजूद कि वह अभी भी पूरी तरह से रिकवर  नहीं हुई है ।

इतनी हार्ड वर्किंग कलाकारा को हम सिल्वर स्क्रीन पर देखने के लिए बहुत एक्साइटेड हैं। आपका क्या कहना है?

Gajendra Verma’s First Song From His Epic Musical Series ‘Summary’ Is Finally Out

href=”author/trending-intern”>Trending Intern , 02 Feb 2021Gajendra Verma, Manasi Moghe (Source: Instagram | @ivermagajendra)

By now, ya’ll must be aware of the fact that many influencers are coming up with music videos in various genres. We absolutely love them & are amazed to see how influencers have so much talent & forte in them. Speaking of music videos, the pop-singer Gajendra Verma recently posted on his Instagram about his new musical series titled ‘Summary’. This series will include various songs that will release in the month of February. The trailer of the first song was released on YouTube and it also featured Manasi Moghe, Omur Orcun & Komeil Vaez. Tbh, the poster looked quite thrilling. Keep reading to find out all the deets!

Check it out:

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Guess what?! February is here and so is his first song from the series. Gajendra has already started entertaining us with his first song, ‘Mushkil Badi‘ which came out on the 1st of February & we’re really looking forward to his other songs as well. We must tell you, his first track from the series is super catchy & romantic, which is perfect for the season of love! If you haven’t heard it out yet then y’all must. I am sure you will get hooked to the song just like I did as it is all about love, romance & thriller.

About his musical series…

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The music calendar has a total of 5 songs, the first being Mushkil Badi, the 2nd song will be out on 4th of Feb titled ‘Kitna Maza Aayega‘, ‘Ratjage‘ on 8th Feb, ‘Pehla Pyaar‘ on 11th Feb & ‘Aaj Phir Se‘ on Valentine’s Day. This journey is indeed a romantic one, isn’t it? We’re really eager to hear all his tracks, I can totally see myself going on a long drive and blasting his awesome music! 😛

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We are quite excited and can’t wait any longer for all the songs to release. This month is surely gonna be a musical one and we are all set to start this melodious ride. We know Gajendra is going to nail all his music tracks. We wish him and his team all the best! Which track are you the most excited about? Tell us in comments below!

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Karishma Govil Gets Featured On ‘The First Times’, An Empowering Podcast For Women

href=”author/kavisha-mody”>Kavisha Mody , 02 Feb 2021The First Times, Karishma Govil (Source: Instagram | @the_1st_times, @soul_kari)

Time and again, the society we live in tends to criticize ambitious women and pulls them down. Due to this, many women out there tend to second-guess every decision they have ever made. In a time like this, we need more and more platforms to encourage resilient women, and that’s exactly what ‘The First Times‘ podcast aims to do. It’s a platform where wonderful women come and speak about their story of courage and grit. Trust us, it’s so motivating and inspiring to hear them speak so candidly! Our content head at MissMalini Trending, Karishma Govil also featured on this awesome podcast and here’s everything you need to know about it. What are you waiting for? Keep scrolling!

What is ‘The First Times‘ all about?

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The First Times is an empowering podcast created by the talented Priyanka Moza. Recently its been gaining a lot of traction as it gives courageous women a platform to speak about their journey and their story. It aims to highlight the journey of a woman that starts from the first time she takes a strong decision. Priyanka herself is an avid podcaster and an entrepreneur at heart who strongly believes that a powerful podcast like this will empower and motivate women everywhere!

Karishma Govil is all-set to feature in the new February episode

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Karishma Govil a.k.a @soul_kari is not just the content head at MissMalini Trending but also an avid content creator and influencer. While she is currently doing great professionally and personally, her journey hasn’t been easy. Through The First Times podcast, Karishma aims to showcase her narrative and how she got a grip on her life. Watch her talk all about it in the upcoming February episode of the podcast, it’ll surely leave you motivated!

Here’s what she has to say about her journey,

I was fat-shamed and bullied so much so that I felt alienated from the rest of the world. While kids were having fun at my expense, my hormonal obesity was doing a number on my body. My back just ached, and in the middle of all that I had to face humiliation as well. But the moment I decided to rub it all off and start the weight loss journey, everything changed. My point is, had it not been for my medical condition, I would have continued sustaining mental abuse for the way I looked. Just because society’s perception of beauty and class is overly vain. We need to educate our young ones and peers better.

We are extremely happy to see this empowering podcast do so well and are super excited to hear our content queen, Karishma nail it in her upcoming episode. The First Times aims to encourage women and highlight their incredible journey. This is exactly the kind of platform we need in today’s time, don’t you agree? Tell us about it in the comments below. Also, click here to check out their podcast!

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10 Things Your Parents Did That You Shouldn’t Do To Your Kids

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We are who we are because of our parents and the way they brought us up. We’ve learnt things from them, such as moral values, goodness of heart, compassion, and even more practical things like financial planning. These have made us strong and independent individuals. However, sometimes Indian parents do things to us that don’t always have a positive effect. Forcing their children into an early arranged marriage, giving unneeded importance to marks and the worst of all, switching off fans to wake their kids up. Our adulthood can have many emotional and mental issues that are results of childhood experiences. To know more about this, we asked Girl Tribe by Miss Malini what their parents did to them that they would never do to their children, and the responses were incredible.

10 Things Mothers Will Never Do To Their Kids1. Physically Hurt Them

Most of us have been hit by our parents. Maybe it was a slap, a shoe, a belt or even a slight smack, but it has happened. Hitting anybody, especially your kid is horrible and studies have proven that it can lead to all sorts of trauma like PTSD, anxiety and even substance abuse! What a parent thinks is a momentary form of discipline is actually what may scar their child forever! Hitting your children in any way is not okay and is a terrible form of abuse.

2. Make Comparisons With Other Children

“Sharma Ji ka beta” is a running meme and source of distress for almost all Indian kids. As kids, most of us were constantly compared with other children and it never made us feel good. It just led to unnecessary competition and pressure. Some parents even compared their children to themselves. “When I was your age, I was managing the house, earning a living and fending off invaders from the north”, is something we’ve all heard at some point. Comparisons are never good, and should not be made unless they genuinely have a positive effect.

3. Ask Them To Stay Silent

We were often told to bite our tongue in front of elders and not say what was on our mind. Silence was equated with respect. This is not true! While it is rude to talk back to elders and disrespect them, it isn’t rude to simply speak up. It’s okay to be yourself and express your opinions in front of anyone, irrespective of their age or status.

4. Feed Them A Surplus Of Daal-Chawal

Daal-Chawal may be comfort food but within limits. Indians run on daal-chawal and as kids, I am convinced we had daal-chawal and not blood running in our arteries and veins. While this parenting trick is questionable, it is not altogether unnecessary.

5. Burden The Eldest Child With “Responsibilities”

The eldest child, especially a son, was always burdened with foreshadows of “managing the house”, “settling down early”, “earning a good living”, “taking care of the parents” and more. So much so that many children who were the eldest followed a predetermined life path set by their parents. They were told exactly what to study, where to study, when to get married, who to marry, when to have children and more. In many Indian families, the eldest child assumes the most responsibility, while the younger ones are allowed freedom with their choices. This is not fair and should never be enforced upon anybody.

6. Enforce Gender Roles

We will never teach our kids that women belong in the kitchen and men in offices. Enforcing gender roles from a young age can lead to rigid stereotypes which are hard to break. Many parents in the West have adopted a gender-neutral style of parenting which is quite cool. We want to bring up our kids in such a way that if they see movies like “Thappad“, they don’t relate to them as much as we do.

7. Pierce Their Ears

Some may agree to this and some may not. Piercing your child’s ears is technically a form of mutilation, but since your parents are responsible for you, it’s also not. While piercing your child’s years at a younger age negates the pain (since they will never really remember it), it doesn’t consider their choice. What if they don’t want holes in their ears? What’s stopping them from getting it at a later age when they know they want it? This is a mind (and ear) -bender for sure.

8. Put Their Kids Down In Front Of Others

Just don’t do this, ever. It’s one thing to discipline your child in public, especially if they’re making a ruckus, but putting them down is another thing altogether. It makes children feel terrible, smashes their self-esteem, ruins their self-confidence and can lead to massive emotional trauma. Instead, talk to them openly about what you think they did wrong, hear their side out and then discipline them!

9. Avoid Discussing Menstruation & Sex

YES! This is a must. Most of us grew up with periods and sex never being mentioned at home and it led to a whole lot of wrong perceptions, shame and sometimes even extra-promiscuity. Talk about menstruation and sex with your children, especially boys. Normalise it because that’s exactly what they are… normal. Personally, my mom spoke to me about these and it made me comfortable enough to talk to her about it in the future, ask her questions and even let her take me to a gynaecologist (which was a blessing). It will help your daughters feel comfortable with their bodies and your sons be more respectful and understanding.

10. Ignore Their Mental Health

While many Indian parents are guilty of this, you don’t have to be. Be open to acknowledging your child’s mental health, taking them to therapy if needed and allowing them to express their moods and problems to you. It really will help you, your child and the relationship you share with them.

Parenting is tricky. It was tricky for our parents and will definitely be tricky for us. What do you think about this? Share it with us in the comments below!

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