Say No to Patriarchal societyย 

So back in the good old caveman days, men went out hunted animals, protected their families from threatening wild beasts. Women stayed at home, took care of children and did cooking. So the whole Patriarchal society thing started. It seems fair considering all wild beasts they had to fight against.


 Well now gone are the wild beasts. Replaced with debt and rent. Against which both men and women fight against. So if both are going to work, why should just only the female come home, cook, do housekeeping and everything. The old Patriarchal society is gone. Except for the whole testosterone fuelled muscles, no big difference between the two types of people. 

  So why should cooking and housekeeping be female jobs. If you are fighting the whole money-job issue together. Fight the rest of the household jobs together too. Use those muscles for more than just opening jars. Now get your lazy ass off the couch and help your lady cook your meals. Do actual help, not annoy her enough, so she chases you out of the kitchen.

So ladies and gentlemen, the Patriarchal society is no more. We don’t want to replace it with a Matriarchal society. Let’s ditch the labels and conquer together.

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Simple Tips on Losing Weight #healthylifestyle

Hey are you someone who tried to stick to a diet and ended up eating more than usual? Have you tried working out, then gave up because it seemed impossible? May be then this post is for you. BTW I am no personal trainer. These are just some tips and tricks I found through reading on the subject. Let’s get on with it ๐Ÿ˜Š

There are few Principles of weight loss 

  • You lose weight when you burn more calories, than you eat during the day (obviously) So if you eat a lot of cakes in the evening, your morning workout might be useless. 
  • Your body starts burning Fat when you have been exercising for more than 20minutes.
  • To burn fat your heart rate should be high. So don’t drop it by resting too long in the middle of your workout. 

Let’s go through the steps. Start small and be consistent (I know that is the hard part)  But dear, did you know that “We are what we consistently do” Aristotle said that. So start with small steps you can actually do daily. 

First step 

Refine your diet 

 

Think about what you eat during the day. If you can’t remember, keep a food diary. Find out what your problem is. 

Do you skip breakfast? Do you eat junk food when watching TV series? Is it too less fruits and veggies? Find the problem and try healthy, lasting changes. For weight loss, diet is more important. 

Second step 

 Now that you eat healthy, let’s add a bit of exercises to your day. Start with brisk walking ๐Ÿšถ for half an hour. Then start running ๐Ÿƒ for 10-15 minutes. Let’s increase this slowly, for about 30 minutes. 

Third step 

Now you have built some stamina for exercising, let’s do some focused exercises. 

Go on YouTube and find a video of exercises that you can do. Start with a leg workout. My personal opinion actually. Abs are hard to do and you will soon get discouraged. Also if you start building abs under that belly pouch, it will be more bulkier. Legs have a large muscle bulk and large joints. You will burn more calories that way. 

 Pick a video where the trainer talks, so that you don’t get bored during the exercise. If she sweats a lot, much better. If she’s a size zero girl, working out like she’s just breathing, it’s not going to motivate you. Record the video or download it. Exercise while watching it. 

Regarding working out, 

  • Mornings are generally better. My personal opinion. In mornings, you get all hyped about having a productive day. Also you can train yourself to think about it first in the morning. But could be hard with work and studies. 
  • Don’t eat anything about an hour before, no tea or heavy drinks half an hour before. 
  • Stretching is a must. Do a full body stretch. Your spine needs stretching too. Then warm up.
  • Run or do jumping Jacks. Get your heart rate up, before you get on with your video. Whenever you feel your heart rate is going down, do some jumps or hops. 
  • Don’t rest too long between exercises. Don’t drink a tummy full of water. Sip a little. 
  • Exercise at least half an hour. Do stretch afterwards. It will reduce your soreness. 
  • If you have your meals post work out, the insulin levels that are high due to workout will make the carbs you are eating to get into your muscles and not get stored as fat.

Final step 

If you are now exercising pretty consistently, now maybe you can spice things up a bit. 

  • You could divide your days of the week as Arm day, Leg day, etc.
  • You could try Circuit training 
  • Add some resistance training to your schedule 
  • Try HIIT 

It’s a disgustingly long posts. Just let me add a few more sentences. 

   If you are trying to eat healthy and working out, still not much results, Darling I want you to know good things take time. Even if you don’t get those killer abs or thigh gap or whatever, you’re freaking awesome already. Because you’re giving your muscles the boost they need. You’re taking care of your body, which was feeling a bit neglected. You’re making more blood flow to your brain. Preventing future heart diseases. You are being your body’s best friend. That’s more important. Don’t only focus on the superficial things. See the bigger picture, and keep going ๐Ÿ‘ 

Till next time โœ‹ โ˜• 

The Help #bookreview

Hey there ๐Ÿ˜Š 

 Let me interest you in another book The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It is a story set in 1960’s where the racism was deeply rooted in the society. If you are not much familiar with racism, it would amaze you how a flock of people were heavily mistreated and denied a real life, even freedom to think of one, merely based on the skin color. 

Story is written in three perspectives: two from the views of Black housemaids, and one from a White lady. The narrative is particularly interesting in the voices of the two Black ladies. Story talks about the housemaids and their mistresses, happenings of their households. There are ridiculous rules as to what Negros can do and cannot.

 Language is different in the two black and white perspectives. It takes a bit of getting used to. A little suspense is always in the story. 

The white ladies those days didn’t have much to do. Cooking, children and housekeeping were taken care of by housemaids. They only had a Bridge club, a weekly newsletter, some parties and meetings to entertain them. They had a TV ofcourse. But if you were friendless, there was nothing to occupy your time. Felt super thankful for the Era I live in. 

 It is a great book, well written, provides a good understanding of a time period when humanity had lapsed blinded by color. I totally recommend you pick up the book. 

A quote for you to ponder on. “We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I’d thought.” 

Till next time โœ‹ โ˜• 
 

Thoughts. Mind. Meย 

  My head is clear. I feel everything. I see everything, dust on the walls, handprints on the railing. I feel the grains of sand crush under my feet. I climb down the stairs. Completely aware of being here right now. I breathe in. I breathe out. In. Out. 

  I meet people. My whole inner world shatters. Suddenly there’s too much information. Appearances. Faces. Clothes. Voices. Instructions. Gestures. Gossip. Etiquette. Actions. Behavior. Thoughts flood my mind. I have a lot to analyze, pay attention to. I try. I soon fail. My mind drifts away, blocking out all the conversation. 

  I need to recharge. I climb up the stairs, the chatter goes down. I open my door, enter my room, my safe haven. My mind cheers up. Thoughts come and go, like waves hitting the beach. My head becomes clearer, like the sky after a storm. I feel happy. I’m free. I dwell in my beautiful solitude. 

A long overdue letter #openlettersย 

Dearest,
  I want you to know I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. You always welcome me into your arms. You make me happy, in a way no one else can. When I am with you I feel relaxed, comforted. Your touch transforms me to another world. 

You have always been there for me, when I was sad, depressed, you took me into your arms and healed me. I could go on and on about you. 

My family is hardly impressed with you. I met you during my free time, missing lectures, during bus rides.. Huh.. I could never get enough of you. No wonder they always blame you. 

What they don’t know is our relationship is the most soothing thing in my life. You and I, we are forever. Though I let you go this morning, I know you will come to me at night. My dearest sleep you are my happily ever after.

With love, me… 

Hopeless #bookreview

Hey there,

I am back after a little break. So today let me introduce you to another young adult novel Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. 

 

It is a teenage story different from the ones you usually encounter. It is the story of a girl, homeschooled her entire life, going to high school for senior year. She meets a guy, the usual romance bubble follows… But he brings back memories of her past and her whole world changes.The story has a very capturing beginning, keeps you in suspense with several flashbacks. The language is very descriptive, especially towards the ending. Dialogue is hidden among the description. 

She is depicted as a strong girl dealing with a judgmental world with a sense of humor. Guy is the usual badass turned into the perfect guy. Though their chemistry is good at the beginning, it becomes exhaustive later on. 

So it’s an easy read, touches on a different topic from your usual YA reads. It shows how our habits and preferences are molded from our childhood experiences. It is a good read, I’m just not hyped about it. 

So have you guys read the book? What do you think of it? ๐Ÿ˜Š

Till next time โœ‹โ˜•

I’ll give you the sun ๐ŸŒž #bookreviewsย 

Hey there, 

How have you been? Let me tell you about one of the most beautiful books I’ve read. 

I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson is the story of twins Noah and Jude, told in two time-lines ; Noah’s story when he’s 13 years old and Jude’s story when she’s 16 years old. They both are aspiring artists: Noah a painter and Jude a sculptor. 

 The way Noah draws, the intricate thought process inside an artist’s mind are described with such intense, it made me want to rush to my sketch pad and start drawing. So is the bond Jude has with her sculptures. Though I’ve never sculpted before, the narrative gave my fingers the itchy feeling of wanting to sculpt. 

 The contrast between the Noah’s version and Jude’s is palpable. It’s not merely the story being written in two different views. You feel two separate characters, their language, beliefs, everything is different. They make you see the same world they live in, in two different aspects. 

The language of the story creates vivid images in your head using lots of sound words, tactile stimuli and visual imagery. The vibe in the surrounding is described in simple words, no exhaustive descriptions. Book makes you want to absorb every word. Jandy Nelson has carefully selected every word for you. 

The story has it’s own vocabulary “asshat”, “Clark Gable”…  In Jude’s version, there’s a collection of invented Biblical quotes. “If a boy gives a girl an orange, her love for him will multiply”. ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ˜‰

 The two versions are intimately connected, revealing bits and pieces of the story on the way. It keeps your attention captured till the last moment. 

Book is such a masterpiece. Author’s skill, technique and creativity is simply amazing. I would love to understand the inner workings of such a talented mind. The book swallowed me and I let it. Repeated the process over and over again. It’s an experience everyone deserves to feel. So I highly recommend you pick this book and give it a go. 

Argh! It turned out to be a lengthy article. I just couldn’t stop talking about it. Hope you enjoyed my ramblings ๐Ÿ˜Š

Till next time! ๐Ÿ˜˜โ˜•

Wings for musings? What is it?

Hey there,
So let me give you a simple #intro to my blog.I’m Kavi. I started the blog for the same reason most of us did:the love for writing. Picking up random,beautiful thoughts in my head, dressing them up in words and lining them up in sentences gives me quite an amount of joy. Musings I call them. This blog will give Wings for my Musings. 

In this blog you may find 

  • Random pieces of writing 
  • Book reviews ( coz I’m a freaking bookaddict and the word was one of my suggestions as a username ๐Ÿ˜‡)
  • Lifestyle chit chat ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ‘ฝ

  The unique thing about my blog is gonna be its brevity. I don’t believe in lengthy paragraphs. 

Basically that is what it’s gonna be. If you are interested, stick around. We could have some fun ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyways have a great day! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘‹