Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Journey with facebook


What is the first thing that came to your mind when you heard about Facebook?
Why did you join facebook? When did you join facebook?

Everyone knows facebook, its history, its purpose, everything. Those who aren't aware of it, can either look it up on wikipedia or Facebook, and easiest way, by watching social network. Anyway, I didn't know about any of this when I joined. I was 15 and it was before my 10th grade board exams. The only thing I knew was that my friends were slowly leaving Hi5 and joining Facebook. Hi5 was a prominent social network site of that time. And it was popular among my friends.

My first facebook profile picture


Facebook came as a new hobby. We spent hours doing silly quizzes like "Which Harry Potter character are you?" or "Which teen TV show do you belong to?" or even "Who is your TV soul mate". The list went on. And after tests we would compare results with our friends. There was no chat on facebook at the time, so people spammed each others walls or message inboxes. There were no timelines or video/voice calling. People could not even follow each other. We would send each other pillow fights, sheep, and god knows what not. 

When chat arrived, which was soon after, it became my chat central. I stopped using yahoo messenger. In fact, many of my friends stopped using other chat places.

As I was going through my facebook timeline, I noticed my updates regarding how I felt that day or time. Or how I wanted longer vacations. All when I was 16 or 17. I deactivated and reactivated my account about 15 times during my 12th grade.

Once I was in college, my status updates became fewer and I posted fewer pictures, but importance of facebook has only grown around me. More people I know, have joined facebook in the last 3 years, including my parents! (Thank God they didn't send a friend request.) I don't, however use it like I did when I was 16 or 17. I believe, Facebook can sometimes be an implication. Like you are expected to be there. To not miss a thing. Funny thing is, what had promised to keep people closer has only created a realm of awkwardness amongst many. I have old friends on Facebook. Even if we are online we continue to ignore each other. And that would never have happened if we had been face to face.

Nevertheless, Facebook has been a really big part of my life. I didn't make any new friends on facebook, but I surely got closer to many! I still make it a point to check for notifications and birthdays everyday( Well, Almost everyday ).

So lastly I would like to thank Mark Zuckerburg for this fabulous creation that brought people closer and provided a platform called Facebook.

Thanks for reading,
XO Ayesha.

Monday, June 24, 2013

My list of must watches

Here is a list of movies(English) close to my heart (in no particular order). The list is pretty long, but I am recommending each and every one of them.


1. Harry potter series: I grew up with this series. Book and the movies. I'm going to have to confess, that the books are way better than the movies. But movies are a must watch none the less. It started off with three small adorable looking kids and watch them grow up as I did too. And I love the ending of the book. I also loved the ending of the fake book that came out a couple of months before the real one.



2. Sisterhood of travelling pants: How a pair of pants fit 4 girls of different shapes and sizes, was beyond me, until a pair of skirt my friend owned fit us all. Even though we didn't do the whole rotation thing, the friendship bond inspired us. Both the movies were great.




3. Eurotrip: One word, FUN! There are so many instances from this movie. You got to watch it to find out.



4. Wild child: I've seen this movie over 10 times. Malibu princess is shipped off to an English school. Her struggles with the place and people is what this movie is about.



5. Lizzie McGuire movie: I just love this movie and the songs.
Have you ever seen such a beautiful site



6. Dirty dancing: I wish to have a dance teacher that good. Sigh!



7. Pretty woman: 




8. Kung fu Panda: A is for Awesome. This movie is so full of that! And I cant wait till the third one is out.




9.  Inception: Dream within a dream within a dream within a dream. Does he wake up? No one knows! When I watched this in the theatre, I couldn't turn my head because I was scared to miss on to some key information.



10. Easy A: Modern age depiction of scarlet letter. Emma Stone, the protagonist gets caught in her own web of lies. And she wears the letter A on her clothes in an attempt to bring in the classic works into her life. A hilarious flick. Must watch!


11. Its a wonderful life: Really! watch it and believe it. Its a wonderful life


12. Raising Helen: When her sister and brother in law pass away in a car accident, she is left to take care of their three children. Her struggles and eventual success in raising the kids will definitely make you say awww.



13. Eat pray love: I love eating. And when you say Italian food. I say yum! Prayers and love follow. But thank god for Pizza and pasta.



14. A Christmas carol: I have been watching this movie for the last 5 years on the eve of Christmas. I love Christmas movies. but this is definitely my favorite!


15. Mean girls: A high school drama, the name suggests the rest. Hats off to the bitchiness!




16.  She's the man: Oh, Channing! Why do you have to be so hot?
So, anyway, this story is about a girl who loves soccer to the extent of impersonating her own brother to play it. Amanda Bynes at her best.


17. Hang over: Its actually possible to get drunk enough to not remember anything. I'm guessing that is the best part. I watched the first 2 movies. And they were super fun. The moment exams get over, I'll watch the next.




18. Step up: The first movie had everything a movie should have, romance, music, drama, hot people, and of course, dance.  The next 2 were great for the dance, but this had the best overall experience.Step up is very well known for its finishing dance.



Its probably clear from the above list that I like light movies. Mostly fun, little inspirational in there weird own ways. There are so many more movies, but really, attaching the trailer of each would have been quite the pain. So when you have the time, do check out the movie. Also tell me, what movies are close to your heart in the comment section?

Thanks for reading,
XO Ayesha

Music I'm listening to


Budtameez dil, Yeh jawaani hai deewani: Because its great song for the youth

 


Balam pichhkari, Yeh jawaani hai deewani: Because of its great beats. Makes me dance every time.



Diamonds, Rihanna: Because I want to shine bright like a diamond and scatter the light on to everyone around me


Still into you, Paramore: Because baby, I'm still into you.



Just give me a reason, Pink: Because I don't really need a reason.




Thanks for reading,
XO Ayesha

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Skin and haircare regime for exam and other times





It is at the time of stress when zits find time to pop up and hair fall increases. And world feels like its going to fall apart. At least for me it does.
So we know that we need to take little extra care of ourselves during exams.

1. Take steps to reduce your stress levels by checking out my post:

http://definingayesha.blogspot.in/2013/06/exam-stress-what-do-i-do-and-what-we.html

2. Skin: Follow the usual routine of cleansing, toning, moisturising:

Remember to wash your face 2 times a day. Using a nice cleanser. I use neutrogina fine fairness. Although I liked my previous neutrogina foam face wash better, I had to switch to this one because that was not available in the stores that day.



Skip the toner if you are happy with the results. I personally have never used a toner. On my worst days, I use an ice cube!

Moisturising is extremely important everyone. Even those with oily skin because your face produces more oil to make up for the oils stripped from the skin. But remember to use an oil free moisturiser. I use Olay natural white. It has a smooth texture and feels really good on the skin. I'd like to try Neutrogina creams. Last time I went to health and glow, the sales ladies confused me and i ended up buying Olay again. I use Lotus AlmondNourish as body lotion. When the weather is really dry, I switch to au naturale Olive oil.
 







Another important thing everyone remembers to mention is exfoliation. Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin's outermost surface, and has been used for many years to help maintain healthy skin. There are various ways this can be done.

  • Use of face scrubs and exfoliating cleansers: I use Neutrogina(again) deep clean gentle scrub 2-3 times a week. Do not exfoliate more than that because skin needs to rejuvenate before it can be done. 
 
  • Home made sugar scrubs: Mix honey, olive oil and brown sugar. Mix and massage on skin. I use this for my body but it can be used on facial skin as well. The pressure should be light not harsh.

  • Baking soda and water: The new thing going around pinterest is the microderma aberration using the above paste. I've tried it and I can vouch for it. I've only used it a couple of times, but it feels great.

3. Hair: Shampooing and conditioning should be limited to 2-3 times a week. Because hair fall is already at its peak during this time. I agree there is no time for oiling and so you can go without it. But its always best to oil your hair at least once a week. On non exam days I use hair masks. but another post on that.
I use tressame shampoo and dove conditioner.



4. Supplements: I take becozym c forte (b complex, vitamin C, biotin), sea cod liver oil capsule from seven seas and Safi skin purifier.



5. Foods:
I take a cup or two of green tea on all days.
Read about green tea by thirdage here.



Milk : My mom has a recipe for dry fruit mix that I use. It is absolutely healthy and tasty.

Almonds: These babies have essential fat and are know to be really good for memory and weightloss.


6. Water: Water is the most powerful beverage of all times.
Read this article by Lauren Conrad for why water is important and how much you should drink:
 http://laurenconrad.com/blog/post/tone-it-up-how-much-water-should-i-drink-fitness-health-lauren-conrad-2013

I hope you like my suggestions. Comment below for your skin and hair care regime.

Thanks for reading,
XO Ayesha

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy 21, DODO!

This post is as a tribute to Mr. Abhiroop Basu, who turned 21 today!



May God give you all the happiness you deserve. Now that you are 21, you have legal permission to do whatever you want!! Don't misuse that XD! Have a ton of fun and do what you love to do! 


Thank you for giving us a reason to have fun between exams! It was loads of fun hiding in the balcony and then going gift hunting for you. Then packing it with 6 hands while the cashier does nothing. Surprising you with the cake, having all that pizza, playing poker. It is these moments that make life, life. 

A big thanks to Swetha, without whom none of it would have been possible. 

In the pic:(from left) Abhiroop, Apoorvee,Kiran, Ayesha, Ankit, Sanya, Swathi
In the pic:(from left) Swathi, Apoorvee, Abhiroop, Ayesha, Kiran, Sanya,Swetha

Thanks for reading,
XO Ayesha

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

One down Five to go!

Omg! That was something! I sat from morning trying to revise and memorize everything in that book that I had studied in the last two days. 

2 pm, the time had come. Started by filling out the first sheet with out registration number, date, subject and signature. And filling out signatures on every sheet of the exam book(yes that's a rule). And then I saw the question paper. It was filled with all expect questions. Shouldn't that be a good thing?
It should, except it wasn't. Everything that I had studied felt like it had mixed up in my mind. I was hungry because I hadn't eaten anything after my breakfast. (NEVER DO THAT). Its not like I didn't have food. But the butterflies in my stomach did not allow me to eat. So I was sitting there convincing myself for sit just another question. Questions after questions. It took strong will power to not walk out that door. There was so much more on my mind, while sat there and scribbled on the blue book.

And the biggest piss off, was the invigilator who told us to turn in our books before even the time got over, and he had this weirdest accent.
All in all, I really hope I get between 60-70 since I need 62 in every subject for an FCD.

The exam ended, but the evening was so beautiful. Three of my friends and I sat in a car while it rained. Enjoyed a chilled cola and bonded listening to Diamonds. Had hot chaat to top that. Helped us relax and enjoy!



Thanks for reading,
XO Ayesha 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

What studying management and entrepreneurship has taught me so far

The last two days I've been reading Principles of management by PC Tripathi PN Reddy, and Management and Entrepreneurship by NVR Naidu and T Krishna Rao. The two books have given me what I need for the exam on Monday. So I'd like to mention, no disrespect towards them.



I'm not really going to specify what I read and learnt because that I need to write on Monday anyway.

  1. Creativity must not come from your mind, it must come from your prescribed books.
  2. Your answers should have the key words whether or not the rest of your paragraph relates to the question or not. I'm spending hours trying to remember keywords in classification of decision making.
  3.  On decision making, its one thing to read what is decision making, another to remember pragmatic vs non-pragmatic, individual vs collective and so on.
  4. An entrepreneur is one who uses their skills and effort to create wealth ethically. A student is one who spends money on trying to understand (and memorize) the characteristics and qualities of an entrepreneur while they both seem the same.
  5. If I had to read only Naidu, I would take one-third the time I need to finish both the books( Yes, Chapters are longer in Tripathi, Reddy).

This is for those who are going to be checking our exam books. Please use common sense because that is what the books stress on. Memorizing the books' keywords is not going to make anyone a better manager.


Thanks for reading,
XO Ayesha

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rank 728!!

My younger brother, Zeeshan, Just finished his 12th grade and wrote his entrances. While most of his exams didn't go as well as we expected I'm very happy and proud to share that he secured the rank 728 in Comedk.

For those of you who don't about Comedk. It is a common entrance exams for students in India who want to study in the engineering or medical colleges in the state of Karnataka. About 70,000 students happened to write the Comedk this year and it is quite pleasing to get around 700 rank. Hopefully this secures his seats for top 3 colleges in Bangalore.



I'll pray to God to give him all the happiness he deserves. And the best in life.

Thanks for reading,
XO Ayesha


Monday, June 10, 2013

The weather makes me wanna thank God!

2 weeks ago it was so hot that it was difficult to sleep at night. I had to abandon my room because it was a hostile place. Since April, my brother and I have been sleeping on the living room floor. Earlier, because of the temperature and now because of woodwork going on in our rooms. To clear the confusion, it would be right to say that we live in a duplex. And both our rooms are upstairs and tend to get more heated than the rooms downstairs. 

Anyway I wanted to talk about how good the weather is now. As of now, close to 21 degree Celsius. As the cool breeze fills the living room, I feel grateful for Bangalore weather. 

Thank God for the rains at the right time, and the breeze, especially when the rest of India are over 5 degrees more hotter than here. Its the perfect weather that makes me want to get under the blanket and watch a movie or read a nice book. But here I am making up my mood to go study USP. It is not that I don't like the subject. In fact I spent most of the semester telling people how much I enjoyed my teacher's classes. But somehow during exams subjects I like turns its back on me and becomes boring. Still, since I'm in the thankful mood, I'd also like to thank God for the opportunity of being one amongst those girls who are getting to study a professional course.

Thank God for wonderful parents and brother. Thank god for my idiot(really awesome) friends, who are with me no matter what. And thanks for my stupid special friend because life is too short for holding grudges.

 Life is to love, to live, even to bitch( come on healthy bitching is allowed now and then), but not to hate. What's meant to be will always find a way. God has a plan for us all.

Thanks for reading,
XO Ayesha

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Must-haves for the exam day


There are some things which we have to take, and some other which we should take. Since my exams start at 2 pm. I have plenty of time in the morning to revise. My friends and I sit and study in the college cafeteria and run through the entire syllabus from 9 am to 1 pm.

Things which we have to take:

Hall ticket

ID card

3-4 black ball points pen

Calculator(for some subjects)


Things which we should take:

Water bottle

Apple/any fruit

Pencils, scale

Books, sheets of paper/notebook

Facial wipes

Bobby pins

Ourselves  


Thanks  for reading 
XO Ayesha 






 

Countdown to finals:8


8 days and still very little update from yesterday.  

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Exam Stress: What do I do? And what we shouldn't!




Last few days before exams?
Do you feel like your head is going to explode with all the information?
Or do you feel like its finally time to start?
Just when you think its time to start worrying, let me tell you, DON'T!

Research has shown that stress reduces people’s ability to deal with large amounts of information. Both decision-making and creativity are impaired because people are unable to take account of all the information available.
This has been explained with the help of an inverted U.

 This graph very effectively explains to us how much stress should we let our mind handle.
On that note, Let me tell you means I use to keep my stress on the low. 

Dance :


             Do yourself a favour, keep aside your books, turn up the volume, and just dance like nobody is watching you!
Why?
  • Participating in dance can help increase your self esteem and confidence to study better.
  • Helps the circulation.
  • Dance keeps both the body and the brain active, vital for people of every age. 
Drink a lot of water:



             This is a no brainer. You drink water, you stay healthy. Water makes sure that our blood flow is normal. blood takes up nutrients and oxygen to our brain. 

Keep your caffeine on low: 

            I'm guilty of not following this advice. But try apple instead. Research shows that apples are better than coffee for stay awake. Caffeine boosts your speed but not your skill.



 Meditation: 



            Anyone can practice meditation. It's simple and inexpensive, and it doesn't require any special equipment. And you can practice meditation wherever you are — whether you're out for a walk, riding the bus, waiting at the doctor's office or even in the middle of a difficult exam. 


 Follow a timetable:


          Every morning sit for 5 minutes make a timetable that you can follow throughout the day. Tick off whatever is done and at the end of the day and  count items that you HAVE done. 


Stay close to people that are full of positive energy:


          Keep people who are more optimistic close rather than pessimistic. Pessimists have a tendency of affecting our performance in bad way. They help in increasing our stress level beyond the optimal range. And on the same note stay positive and reflect the same to others . 

All the for exams.


Thanks for reading,
XO Ayesha  
     

 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Countdown to finals:9



As the minutes pass, it gets scarier and scarier. 9 days left, loads to finish. Yes, instincts tell me I should leave the computer and get back to studying. Since last night, I have finished exactly one unit of my course. 3rd out of 30. Planning to study till 4 am, although most times i crash by 2. Although nervousness has started to run up my spine, I've not yet reached my 2 cups coffee stage. That's when I start loading myself up with coffee with milk and then without, if there is no milk left.

Any way here I am sitting with my green tea, finishing up with this post before it strikes 12. 

Photo couresies: Sharjeel Ansari

 
"Don't judge a book by its cover" That's what they all say. And they are right! Don't judge the book by the colourful nature of its cover. For all you know, there are no pictures inside it. And before exams, the subjects you like turn in to ghosts! And that's why I've used words like scary and frightening!

More on how I cope with exam stress, on tomorrows post!



Thanks for reading,
XO Ayesha

Around the world in 30 years: Part 1

I've always wanted to be a person who would travel the world, and see place. And that is why I want to be a Sales Executive in the future. But that will be another story!

Here in Bangalore, my friends and I use our bus passes to see various corners of Bangalore, because rest of the world is not yet open to us.
I've visited some places in India and some in United States of America, during our stay there. But they have all been with family.

India: Goa, Bangalore, Pondicherry,  Delhi, Darjeeling, Mysore, Ooty, Coorg, Sikkim, Chicmagalur, Chennai, Patna
US: Chicago, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Duluth,  Wisconsin, And some places I don't really remember.

So pretty much the rest of the world is left. I love beaches, hills, camping and city life. I love em all!

So I guess I'll start with the places closest to home.

1. Bandipur: 
Photos of Bandipur - Featured Images
This photo of Bandipur is courtesy of TripAdvisor


Bandipur National Park, established in 1973 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, is a national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka. It was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore. Bandipur is located in Gundlupet taluq of Chamarajanagar district. It is about 80 kilometers (50 mi) from the city of Mysore on the route to a major tourist destination of Ooty. As a result, Bandipur sees a lot of tourist traffic and there are a lot of wildlife fatalities caused by speeding vehicles that are reported each year. There is a ban on traffic from the hours of dusk to dawn to help bring down deaths of wildlife.

2. Munnar:



photo courtesies: keralatourism.org


Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country.

Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air.

3. Kerala backwaters: 



The Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast) of Kerala state in southern India. The network includes five large lakes linked by canals, both man-made and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually half the length of Kerala state. The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range.


4.Hyderabad:


Hyderabad is the capital city of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Throughout its history, the city was a center for local traditions in art, literature, architecture and cuisine. As a result, it has become a tourist destination with many places of interest, including Chowmahalla PalaceCharminar and Golkonda fort. It has several museums such as Salar Jung MuseumNizam Museum, and AP State Archaeology Museum as well as bazaars such as Laad BazarMadina CircleBegum Bazaar and Sultan Bazaar, dating from the Qutb Shahi and Nizam era.


5. Srinagar:



Srinagar, arguably a city that embodies romance and beauty is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir; perfectly placed in the center of the Kashmir Valley. Srinagar literally meaning 'the city of wealth & abundance' in Sanskrit, was founded around 150 AD by King Pravarasen II. Situated on the banks of the river Jhelum, Srinagar is surrounded by beautiful lakes like Dal, Nagin and Anchar, whose glittering waters reflecting the rays of the sun is a sight to behold. Its vividly vibrant & beautiful houseboats sailing along the scenic Dal Lake against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan snow clad mountains makes Srinagar a dream destination for every traveler. 

कहते हैं कि अगर स्वर्ग है तोह बस यहीं है

I hope to visit these places soon and I will only know more about these places than their wikipedia introduction then.
I will list down more places I want to visit next time. The list is really long and will probably take 10-15 more posts to incorporate them all.




Disclaimer: All these photos have been borrowed from Google images. No copyrights infringement intended.

Thanks for reading.
XO Ayesha

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Countdown to finals:10



There are exactly 10days left for the big thing to begin.
6th semester results play a huge role in my future. A lot of pressure. How do I cope with it? I start a blog!

So 10 days, 6 subjects, all semi touched, temperature going up, time going down.

1. management and entrepreneurship
2. unix system programming
3. file structure
4. software testing
5. computer networks
6. pattern recognition

One would say that you have to understand what you study in engineering. My curriculum says, Nobody really cares about what you have understood. If you can tell us what's in the book, you are rewarded. Not my teachers! They actually teach and try their level best to make us understand so that it helps us in the future.

So, we are caught in the confusion between actually learning and preparing only for exam.

Exam expects us to know all the keywords, to have a good handwriting, to underline all the keywords, and to write 4 page answers for 10 marks and draw diagrams, neatly. Makes me mad because I tend to vaguely remember key points and I try to expand on that when I write my exam. Due to this I always miss on the big words and the underlines. But this time is going to be different. 10 days, 6 subjects. Its all in the head. And its all going to find place in my head.






Thanks for reading.
XO Ayesha

websites/blogs I enjoy reading

In the post earlier, I mentioned how I follow many blogs.  These blogs are what I was inspired by to start my own blog.


1. College Fashion


College Fashion is the first fashion and style blog written exclusively for college students.
Created by Zephyr Basine from her college dorm room in March of 2007, College Fashion has grown from her own personal fashion blog into a worldwide student-run online fashion magazine, written by a group of stylish college girls from universities across the US.

 I started reading this when I was about to start college. I needed to go shopping. So I randomly googled "must-haves for college girl". And there it was. The first link. I dint really buy many items in the list of must-haves but since then I have seen every post of theirs.

2. College candy



They're the ultimate resource for the college woman looking to be entertained in a variety of ways. They have blogs, tweets, Tumblra Youtube channel, Facebook. They are modern college women and with over 100 talented student writers on campuses across the country

On the right hand side of college fashion page, they have provided a list of websites they follow and like. So, clicked on the link and found my self on a website that provides complete entertainment. Kate Middleton's wedding, Obama's re-election, Miley Cirus's engagement and break up with Liam Hemsworth, Exercises, Dating advice(did'nt really need them) and everything that we need.

3. Every college girl



The concept is simple: “things every college girl should know”. They are a team of college girls from across North America writing on topics as varied as how to change a tire, to how to do a keg-stand, and everything in between.
They believe that college is a time of learning, not just in the classroom, but outside in the world. You grow as a person and hone skills that you will continue to use for the rest of your life. This blog is intended to give guidance, inspiration, and share any pearls of wisdom we come upon during our own learning experiences here at college.

Small interesting articles on things that a college girl should. This was another website I traced through college fashion. Tips on how to take care of skin, how to make nice cheese cake etc. Good stuff! 

4. La Petite Fashionista








Lauren is a Fashion Merchandising graduate of Florida State University and forever a Seminoles fan! She is a fashion blogger for her site, La Petite Fashionista. She started La Petite Fashionista in March 2007 as a site to make fashion accessible for young people. She now is fulfilling her dream as a merchandiser for a major retailer.



On her site she muses about her inspirations, forecasts future trends, features up and coming labels, and writes about her experiences as a fashion student trying to break into the industry. She loves that blogging has given so many unique individuals a platform to voice their fashion views.
 Petite yet Gorgeous!

5. Girlsguideto



Think of it as your personalized handbook to discover, share and save all your favorite articles, tips and advice in one place.
Each day their team brings you the best on everything from style and relationships to recipes, health, and more. In other words, they cover it all including the good, bad and taboo! 

 If you ask me, Just perfect!

6. Thought catalog


Founded in 2010, Thought Catalog is a digital magazine owned and operated by The Thought & Expression LLC, an experimental media group based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They help share culture by allowing writers to send in their articles and publishes them. 

Small articles from various writers talking about how they feel what they've experienced or just something that they've thought about. A huge compilation of articles coming in everyday. You might get tired of reading but the articles will keep coming in. And if you ever want, you can send in your own article someday and ask for it to be published.


7. Love twenty



LOVE TWENTY is an online magazine for twenty-somethings specializing in college, career and everything in between. Most online magazines only focus on a woman’s college years, but there aren’t many that are there for you 100% — every step (in killer heels of course) of the way.
The Love Twenty team is made up of over 125+ talented ladies from all over the world who know a thing or two about surviving their twenties.

 Tips on how to write resume, how to dress up for interview, basically most things you need to know in your twenties!

8. A work in progress



The girl quotes, "I’ve been overweight my whole life. The time to change begins now, 2012 will be the year I finally do it." 

I feel really proud of people who take the reigns of their lives and then control them.

9. Skinny confidential



"The Skinny Confidential is a lifestyle; tips on balancing fitness, diet, relationships, health, fashion, & everything in between. Lots of healthy recipes, light cocktails, & easy exercises + tons of quick tricks. I’m about leaning out, not bulking up. Have your cake & eat it too : )."

She is Lauryn, from California. I recently came across her site through pinterest. I love her spirit.I follow her blog regularly and even use her tips. I also enjoy reading the interviews she posts

10. Lauren Conrad



LaurenConrad.com isn’t just any old website... It’s a fully functioning social networking site where you can create your own profile page, participate in the Forum, make friends with like-minded tastemakers, and stay up to date on my current musings with my daily blog. Think of it as your front-row VIP pass to all things lovely and chic. In the Forum, we can swap creative styling ideas, recipes, and beauty tips, explore current trends and lots more! Simply put, consider LaurenConrad.com your new (life)style haven. To say I’m excited about this new site would be an understatement. ☺

I love her hair and style. After Laguna beach, I'm glad she started blogging. 



Thanks for reading.
XO Ayesha
 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My first post ever

I've been thinking of writing for a while now. I follow various blogs and I'm inspired by them. I read posts from them religiously and someday I hope that people follow my blog with the same interest. This is a picture of me.


5 things about me:

  1. I am Ayesha Ahmad, 21, student, Indian.
  2. I love my parents, little brother and my friends
  3. I love colors, chocolates, pizza, people and all nice things.
  4. I believe in myself
  5. I wish to see the world.

Thanks for reading.
XO Ayesha