Social Media Won’t Spoil Everything. The New Generation will survive it

Written By Indus Content Team

Social media has been the crowning jewel of the 21st century. The first recognizable social media site Six Degrees was launched in the year 1997. Nowadays, Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are the officers in command in the world of social media. Social media has been a prominent part of the lives of today’s youth. Social media is no longer just a place for socializing or chatting. Because of social media, two people who used to chat together are now together or better even married and starting their own family. I think we can hardly find a youth of today’s generation who doesn’t have a Facebook or Twitter account.

While many argue that it’s becoming detrimental to the growth of the young minds of the young generation, I personally think that if used properly it would turn out to be only a boon for all the people using it all cross the world.

1. Educational Help – Parents are of the view that if their children use social media it will hamper their studies and they will soon lose their focus and consequently be getting poor grades. But, today’s generation is much smarter than that. WhatsApp or Facebook groups are created to spread various important messages, regarding the class activities. So one doesn’t have to dial up everyone and inform them over the phone one by one. When you are stuck with a problem, just post the question in the group containing your friend’s circle and within minutes you will be getting the solution or at least the views about that particular problem.

According to a report made in recent years, about 59% of the youth of this world use social media for the purpose of studying

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2. Spreading Awareness – Nowadays most of the people get informed about what’s going on around the world through social media. According to a report, about 27.7% of the people in US get information about then happenings in the world through social media. News gets dispersed must faster once it gets into social platforms. The youth of the world no longer has to wait for arrival of the next day’s newspaper to get up to date with the world. Instead, what they do is just see the various Facebook pages and are informed immediately about the recent happenings by someone whom they don’t even know.

3. Social Benefits – About 88% of the people in this world get to keep in touch with their family and other loved ones through social media. Also about 57% of today’s teenagers have made friends through it and 52% of the teens have improved their bond of friendship by using social media. In today’s hectic world, it’s almost next to impossible to get in touch with each and every member of your family through telephone and so social media has only helped them in this cause.

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4. Increasing Job Opportunities – Social media has been successful laying quite a strong platform for the young people who are in search of jobs. Most of the people get informed about the various job prospects that are looming over their heads and the companies to get to advertise their need of more employees through social media.

Thus, it can be said that social media is immensely beneficial for not only the youth of today’s world but for everyone one why wants to stay connected with this world. But even social media has its various cons. But we all know that nothing or no one is perfect in this world. But if we use social media only to our own advantage; it will be a powerful weapon which can be our beacon of progression and success in the near future. And who better to do this than the youth of today’s world.

 

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5 Things That Will 100% DESTROY Your LOVE LIFE

Written by Indus Content Team

If you are in a committed relationship, there are various things which you need to keep in mind. Relationships are not just about having each other’s company when you need them, but you also need to care about your partner if you wish your relationship to last. A relationship is a budding tree, no matter how old it is. You need to nurture it, cater it and of course love it.

A relationship provides you the necessary happiness and will make you a better person if you have chosen to stay with the right person. So, there are certain things which you should be avoiding when you are in a committed relationship. Following are the ten things that will definitely be killing your relationship if think that a relationship is a game.

1.Saying ‘No’ – It might be not be a very big or serious thing to ponder over, but, if the all the ‘no’s keep getting added up, soon you will be facing a serious crisis in your relationship, which might after sometime be the cause of your breakup. Relationships are very subtle, even when they are ten years old, just like a piece of glass. If you try to hold it tight, it might break and again if you try to hold it too softly, it might slip out of your hand and break.

2. Long Fights – I don’t believe that fights are bad. I mean that there are no relationships where the couples don’t fight with each other. After each and every fight that relationship only gets stronger and stronger. But long and frequent fights are not at all a good sign. if you wish to be a part of a long term or rather an everlasting relationship. These sticky fights can seriously kill your relationship sooner than you know.

3. Being Alone After A Fight– The brightest day can soon turn out to be the dullest day of your life, if you had a serious fight with your partner and there’s no one to console you. You start feeling lonely and find no happiness around you or even start to judge your partner and the relationship which you are having with him or her. Both of you go separate ways and start to lick your wounds and soon realise that the one who should have been the cause of your happiness has now become the cause of your sorrow and loneliness.

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4. Being Untruthful– Keeping secrets and not trusting your partner is a matter of major concern if you are in a relationship. It will definitely hinder the growth of your relationship and that growing distrust among you will soon be the cause of your breakup.

5. Cheating On Your Partner– This might be the most heinous crime that you can perform if you are in a serious relationship. So, if you are caught kissing or even worse caught making out or fornicating, that will be the end, there and then. Never even think about it. And if you are cheating on your girlfriend or boyfriend right now, tell it to your partner and end it. At least she will know the truth. No point being in the relationship anymore.

Warning! You Are Slowly Killing Yourself By Doing These 5 Things

Written By Pathikrit Banerjee

Life is the biggest reality show on this planet, everything is so unexpected. There are challenges everywhere; each incident brings out a different side of our personality. Some things hurt us deeply, yet we can’t change anything about them. From the atmosphere inside our workplace to the relationships we are in, imperfection is present everywhere. We do so many things for the people we love, but it doesn’t always come back. This creates depression and we can feel our self-confidence becoming lesser and lesser. You deserve some love too. If the people around you are not giving it to you, it is time for you take up the responsibility. Your journey matters, your emotions matter, “You” matter.

1. Feeding the negative thoughts: Negativity is present all around us, it is very easy to let it inside our brain. Social media promotes perfection; we constantly keep comparing our life with others. Acceptance is the key here; it bridges the gap between expectation and reality. It is not a quick process, acceptance comes slowly. But once it arrives, the confusion is cleared. You have integrity, always value that. Your struggles can’t go to waste; keep marching on the path you have chosen for yourself.

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2. Next Addiction: This is a strange addiction in which your mind tells you to search for better things. From a better job to a better relationship, next addiction will never let you settle. Be happy with the things you have right now and try to fix the weak areas.

3.Trying to please everyone: People are different, you must accept this quickly. They have different agendas and your job is not to fulfill that. You have limits, never cross those boundaries to please someone. People should see your weaknesses and learn to accept you.

4. Overthinking: Nothing kills your happiness faster than overthinking. It is a toxic thing; you need to remove from your system. It never solved any problems; it always exerted extra pressure on your mind. Keep yourself occupied with various things, there should be no room for negative thoughts inside your mind. Break the imaginary cages and free your spirit, good vibes are precious.

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5. Holding on to the past: We all have made mistakes in life, it is natural. Everyone wants to press the “undo” button at least once, but life gives us only one shot. Instead of thinking about the mistakes, we should try to learn from them. This is the only way; we can make the future better. Remembering those troubled memories only brings us pain, it keeps us captive. The past can never hurt us, if we don’t let it.



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17 Varieties Of Puchkas! This Puchkawala in Kolkata has already created History

Written By Indus Content Team

I have had the opportunity of eating three to four kinds of phuchka till this date. How many types of phuchkas have you had? Well, let me ask you more specific question. Have you in your lifetime eaten seventeen types of phuchkas? Forget about eating, have you ever even or heard about seventeen types of phuchkas? Don’t think I am joking over here. I am dead serious.

Pravesh a 20 year old lad, who is quite popular for his incredible phuchkas near the Alipore State Bank area, is efficient and also skilled in making seventeen different types of phuchkas. Therefore Pravesh Pani Puri presents to you –

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  • Ghugni Phuchka– Phuchka stuffed with ghugni ( matar dal)
  • Alu Dum Phuchka– Phuchka stuffed with alu dam( potato curry)
  • Pakori Phuchka The outer crust of the phuchka is a bit different as its fried
  • Batata Phuchka– yet another variety of phuchka with different flavours altogether
  • Chocolate Phuchka– The phuchka with a chocolate flavour. Seems divine.
  • Dhokla Phuchka– A bit of Guajarati touch to your phuchka just brings the necessary amount of uniqueness.
  • Schewan Phuchka– I think everyone is quite familiar with this flavour but, I am sure that none of you have ever tried it on with phuchkas.
  • Bullet Phuchka– You will be experiencing the passing of a bullet through your head after eating this phuchka but, don’t be afraid. You won’t die.
  • Dahi Papri Phuchka—the phuchka will be having the stuffing of a mixture of papri and curd inside it.
  • Chana Masala Phuchka– This time the stuffing is of chana masala.
  • Chur mur Phuchka– You must have had chur mur, as it’s a common street food anywhere in Bengal. Just imagine what it would taste with phuchka. Yummy, right?
  • Shukha Special Phuchka– This is a type of Phuchka without the tamarind water but with certain extra spices and special stuffing.
  • 4 Types of Water Mix Phuchka– Phuchka served with four different types of water mix.
  • Tomato Phuchka– Stuffing made out of phuchka.
  • Ghugni Dahi Phuchka– The stuffing is a mixture of ghugni and curd.
  • Rocket Phuchka– If I give out all the information all your curiosity will be lost. So, just go and try this one out.

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Pravesh might just be twenty years old but, he has had some serious amount of success in this short period of time as a phuchkawala. He had been to Australia for serving his phuchkas at different weddings as a part of the catering squad. Apart from Australia, he has been to Bangkok and several other parts of India. He is into this family business from the year 2007 and he is proud of his creations as a phuchkawala. He will provide you with a napkin after his service and will ask for your feedback. He will also give you a visiting card. He also sells his phuchkas outside Laksmipat Singhania High School and he rewards the topper of that school with free phuchkas for one year.

Hats off to such a person who is trying to make others happy in his own exotic way.

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Top 5 Reasons Foodies should Get The “Indus Food Membership”

The search for good food should never end. It starts from an unknown ally and goes into a top restaurant. Foods, memories and unforgettable experiences, we explore Taste Tales. Indus perceived the “food” industry in an extremely innovative way. It’s not just about blogging; it is about sharing the “yummy” memories and creating an ecosystem of connected foodies. Read recipes and explore unknown areas along the foodie avenue. Experience the hottest reviews and cook it for yourself. Hungry for more? Keep up with the restaurant scene in India and learn various lesser-known facts.  A membership that will be a foodie’s superpower. Let’s go inside the world of “Indus Food”.

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Kolkata’s fastest growing creative community has vowed to revolutionize some sectors. From photography to creative writing, food blogging to travel; Indus serves everything with a splash of fresh energy. The community aims to bring foodies under one roof and form a special ecosystem. Food events are organized throughout the year. Indus proudly presented “Eat and Write 2016”, the most engaging food event of the year. Well, there are more and this makes the membership very important. We never focus on participation; it’s the experience that matters. Don’t miss out on the fun, get the membership and intensify your love for food.

Okay, I am interested about the membership? What am I getting?

1. Discounts and Special Offers – Foodies, this is something magical for you. Avail special discounts in select restaurants and treat your taste buds. The “Indus Food Membership” will give you this unique opportunity to try out special dishes and check out some amazing food festivals at a discounted price. One membership, one small amount and a whole year of happiness comes along with it. Sounds delicious, right? There should be no second thoughts about it. True foodies have to get this membership.

2. Lesser Registration Fees. More Delicious Treats – Indus organizes several food events throughout the year. If you love food, you can’t afford to miss it. “Members” will not have to pay the original registration fees in these events. Pay a discounted amount and explore amazing treats in these special events. It’s not just about food, it is always about creating a like-minded community. Are you serious about turning your passion for food into something that gives money? We have something planned for that too.

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3. Food workshops -An Amazing Learning experience – The internet gets flooded with food pictures every second. There are thousands of food bloggers, who are fighting too hard to get their voice heard. Enrich your knowledge in the food workshops organized by Indus. The membership is your ticket to a new world of opportunities. The benefits are countless; you have to step in our world to start this rewarding journey.

4. Gifts and goodies – Well, who doesn’t like gifts? We care for our members and never forget to thank them for their support. It’s a family, where everyone is appreciated. Be a member and you are guaranteed to get amazing gifts around the year. Did we mention that there are some exciting contests too?

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5. Certification – For those who are serious about blogging, content creation and social media, we have a special feature. You will learn various things in these events and find out ways about earning money by cashing in your passion. You can enrol yourself in the Content Writing or Social Media course and change the direction of your career. Enrolled candidates will get certificates which will be very useful later.

Want the “Indus Food membership”? Contact Us Today.

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4 Texts You Should Never Send Your Ex (Bengali Version)

Written by Pathikrit Banerjee

Texting is cool in many ways. It perfectly hides our feelings and puts us on a comfortable ground. We can express some feelings through texting, which we can’t express in person. Late night texting brings out our softer side. We are often weak and vulnerable. As the night progresses, all types of crazy thoughts come to our mind. The first thing that comes in this list is texting our ex. No! Hell No! Don’t even think of doing this. Well as they say, don’t look back; you are not going in this direction. The past is behind us for a reason, we should never concentrate on what could have been.

But, I want to send this message so bad.

Well, have you heard of an option on your phone known as “Delete”? Yeah, that. Use That. Texting can lift the covers of some unfinished business and things may not go along so well. One careless text can bring the apocalypse and you will not want that in a lifetime. Focus on the good things. Text your friend, crack a joke. If you are still not satisfied, try sending some inspirational quote in your family’s WhatsApp group. Life moves on, so should you. Forgive and forget, let karma do its work. So what are the texts you should avoid? Once go through this list, it might actually save you.

1. Kemon achis? (How are you?) – This is lame and simply pathetic. You should have no desire to know about your ex’s present condition. If you are so concerned about that person? Why did you live them on the first place? And, if you were on the receiving end of the betrayal, you should never ever text that person again. Think about your self-respect. Move on, man! “Kemon Achis” can initiate all kinds of answers and trust me; you are not prepared for that.

2. Ami Ajo Tokei Valobasi! (I still love you) – Oh Boy! It gets lamer and lamer. Relationships don’t come with a warranty card. Things can end anywhere, anyhow. Love is a divine emotion, if it doesn’t work out, let it be. Relationships can’t work forcefully, when the spark dies, everything dies. Remember, you can’t keep anyone in your life, who doesn’t want to stay. Let everything go, see what stays. Still love that person? Keep it in yourself. Don’t ever go to the same thing that broke you.

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3. Kar Sathe Achis Ekhon? (Who are you with now?) – Seriously? Why do you have so many questions? Focus on who you are with. This question is so dangerous, that it can easily start a fight. The other person is not supposed to answer this question and it is none of your business. For the last time, stop thinking about it.

4. Amar Kache Please Fire Ae (Please, Come back to me) – Saving the dessert for the last. This is it folks, this is it. Nothing can be more pathetic than this. Sure, you would love to have that ‘special’ person back in your life. But, why make a weak request? Accept the changes in your life and thank god for the new beginning. Everything happens for a reason.

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Well, this is the end of this segment of –“Awkward Texts”. We will surely come back with more compilations later. Relationships are hard, it is very hard to think practically, when emotions overpower us. But always keep your head high and face life boldly. You were born to do amazing things.

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Kolkata Unplugged: The Amazing Streets Of India Festival Featured Street Food, Arts & Much More

Written By Indus Content Team

The Streets of India festival which was a three day festival, started on the 11th of November and ended on the 13th of November. It was really amazing to witness the various food cultures of the different parts of India getting merged into the limit of a single street. People who had cared to visit the festival in Kolkata certainly must have been spellbound just by seeing the variety of food and art crafts that was exhibited there. It was as if the entire Indian culture brought to one single place.

The festival showcased both fashion and street food. It was simply the Elysium for all the foodies as there an eye popping 170 varieties of rasgullas and an astonishing 34 number of flavours of ice creams waiting to be licked. The rasgullas, which has always been the crowning jewel among the sweets or the deserts of West Bengal, was served in flavours such as pundiya and dhaniya along with delicious mixed fruit and pasta badam. The rasgulallas had been given some natural colouring providing the customers with an array of colourful rasgullas. However, the stall keepers claimed that there were no preservatives in the rasgullas. Some experiments were also done with the other sweets as a touch of bitterness and spiciness was also given to them and the experiments were successful with flying colours.

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Now, let’s get into our favourite desert item and that is ice-cream. The sensational fusion ice creams included the natural subtle coconut flavour, caramel crunch, rose, south Indian coffee and kesar rabri malai to get into the groove of street food. Though the festival had a bit of setback owing to the ban of the 500 and 1000 rupees notes, but still the seven paan flavoured ice creams were able to lighten up the mood of the organisers as well as the hundreds of people visiting the festival.

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There were 45 food stalls, both street food cafeterias as well as diners like Aminia and Hotel Sonnet, at the festival serving top restaurant quality food. There were 130 handicraft stalls and the West Bengal Tourism Department must be praised for its efforts in making this festival so appealing and such a grand success. Celebrated Chef Rongon Neogi had also set up a stall in the street food section of the festival exhibiting techniques to make quick refreshments. Art and handicrafts were also not far behind as the famous artisan Ashis Biswas of the North 24 Parganas came with a handful of terracotta products and a variety of handicrafts from Orissa and Bankura. Patiala shoes were also brought by Surendra Singh 300 pairs of ethnic, hand-made footwear Patiala gharana

So over all the festival had been a massive success and the organizers must be congratulated for such a grand success. It was a blast.