Kriti & Vrinda ☽@overginandcoffee

Two Cosmic Souls We wander. We think. We share. 📍 Delhi, India. #travelblogger

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If you have to take one thing away from our ramblings, let it be this: Walk your own path! Don’t walk the path that your parents pre-decided for you because you feel emotionally indebted to them in some way. Don’t walk a path that is the society’s fabricated ideal of who you should be. Don’t walk a path just because you fell into it and it’s good enough. As hard as it might be to figure out what you really want to do, start now! Make a list, ask yourself questions, discover your passions, but keep up with this until you find that ONE thing that you know you’re supposed to do. Keep looking until you find that one unique and special thing that you know was designed just for you. Most people like the comfy confines of their cages because it makes them feel justified about feeling like a poor victim of life. Instead of taking self-responsibility, it’s much easier to dump the burden onto someone else’s shoulders and feel self-righteously empowered through blame. All that can be said is, don’t make that mistake. Keep putting one beautiful foot in front of the other. Dream about where you want to go. Pause and see how far you’ve come. And keep walking your own damn path!


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I've grown up with the belief that there is a greater meaning and purpose to life - be it from religion, culture, or tradition. It’s only now that I've started considering myself as a nihilist - but a positive one at that. Nihilism is the belief in a fundamental lack of meaning in the universe, especially human morality. This concept seems to put a lot of people in a state of uneasiness as they feel alone or powerless but to me, it's addictively calming. You only get one shot at life, which is scary, but it also sets you free. If the universe will inevitably come to an end, every humiliation, mistakes, and bad things you did will be completely forgotten. If the universe has no purpose, then YOU get to dictate what it's purpose is. If the universe has no inherent meaning, then YOU get to decide what the meaning is. Nihilism is calming to me because you realise most of your worries are not exactly worth stressing over. Fired from job? Life sucks, big whoop. Nuclear war? I was going to die anyway. Got dumped? All things are finite. Our time here might be limited but this time can be spent doing anything and everything we want. There are so many books to read, people to love, sunsets to watch, and experiences to witness. We are truly free in a universe-sized playground with endless possibilities and no real rules, so we might as well aim to be happy and create our own little utopia with the stars. Nihilism is a philosophy of strength, not weakness.


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As we grow older, time seems to go by far more quickly. We’ve all felt that. There are various interesting theories about why this happens. The most obvious one is that as you get older, each year represents a small percentage of your life. If you are 5 years old, a year represents just 1/5th of all time you’ve ever experienced. If you are 20, a year seems much shorter because it’s only 1/20th of your existence. But my favourite theory is by Harla Coben. It says that time passes by faster when we are in a set routine, when we stay stuck in a life pattern, and when we aren’t learning anything new. The key to making time slow down is to keep having new and different experiences. This makes complete sense. When we’re young, we have plenty of firsts: first day of school, first date, first kiss, first terrible breakup, first job. When we’re young, time seems to go slowly because everything about these moments is fresh and new! But this changes when we get older. We can’t have a lifetime full of meaningful firsts. That’s where ‘different’ comes in. So do different things as often as you can. Try something new every once in a while, even if it seems silly. Learn someone new. Set a goal. Travel somewhere new. And when you do, you’ll feel time slowing down dramatically. If you've read this far, leave a comment and tell us - When was the last time you did something for the first time?


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Planning a trip to Bali? Don't miss out on Gili Islands! Out of the 3 Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan is one you absolutely shouldn't miss -- especially if you want to party right. The only mode of transportation on this small island, yes that's our favourite part, is a bicycle! You can rent them for as low as INR 200 a day. Another mode of transport were cidomos, but we steered clear of that because duh, animal cruelty. Gili T is also the place where you'd find some pretty amazing 🍄. If you're into this kinda stuff, definitely pay a visit. Also, SNORKELING! The crystal clear waters make Gili T the perfect place to get off land and into the water. You'll have to wake up quite early but trust us guys, it's SO worth it! If these weren't enough reasons for you, this one might do it. There are cats everywhere on the island! All so adorable I wanted to cry. Gili T's the perfect tropical paradise and it'll most certainly find a way to stick to your heart, one way or another. Our favourite Gili T moments? Sunsets, shrooms, and bicycle races!


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Our favourite town in a nutshell. Y'all NEED to go here if you're planning a Bali trip anytime soon. Read all about it, link in bio❤️


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You were the one with the golden heart, the open arms, and loving eyes. You were the kind one. The caring one. You gave them the kind of love that you would want someone to give you. But if they couldn’t welcome that, why do you blame yourself? You did your best. You gave everything you could and more. You showed them your flaws without trying to conceal them. You showed them your vulnerabilities. You didn’t play any games and you showed them that they mattered. Perhaps, you were an entire galaxy to someone who wasn’t even ready to see the stars.


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To jump or not to jump? . . . . . Always jump!!


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Many of us go through life with this constant fear of people -- a fear of our worst insecurities being pointed out and admonished. That's the power of words, if they hit that right point, they have the ability to shatter someone. So, I have a request. When you see someone with an acne problem, don't tell them that they have an acne problem, they know it! And your comment won't help them one bit. When you see someone after a long time and they've gained some weight, don't point out on their extra pounds. They know it! They look at themselves in the mirror every day. Just, don't point on anything that could be someone's insecurity UNLESS you can offer any help or are genuinely concerned. There's a rule of pointing other people's flaws out , you know. If you have to, point them out ONLY if they can do something about that situation quickly. Like, maybe their hair is a mess at the moment, or their foundation shade doesn't suit them. Calling someone's insecurity out in front of a group, just not cool! Stop doing that. But people can be cruel, and I don't think they're gonna stop doing that. So if you’re on the receiving end of it, you have to fight it. Living in constant fear of words and opinions will not get you anywhere in life. You have to learn to accept your flaws before you let them destroy you. You've gotta know, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.


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Channeling my inner Jane


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Nothing will ruin your twenties more than thinking that you should have your life together already. It’s okay if you don’t know what you want to do, it’s okay if you don’t have the answers to a lot of questions. It’s okay if you don’t want something that you always thought that you wanted and worked hard on getting it. Because see, life has this funny way of always working out, even if it doesn’t go according to your original plan. You might be confused and lost and think that there’s nothing that you can do to make it better, but this is a transitioning period. Things are constantly changing and evolving around you even if you can’t actively see it. It is changing you to prepare for what is to come next; it is growing you to build you into the person that you’re going to be. I cannot stress this enough, life always has a way of working out.


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To India's sons, Since childhood, everytime I've picked up a newspaper or watched news on TV, I've come across hundreds of cases of brutal rapes & horror stories of other crimes committed by men against women. And I am sick of it. The faces, names & stories of these women will be etched in my mind and heart forever. I am sick of talking about it, sick of spreading awareness, sick of my heart dropping in my stomach everytime my uber driver strays from the route, or being in an empty street or being touched without consent in crowded metros,buses & clubs, every fucking day & night. We have our guard up every single second of every single minute of every single hour of every single day of our entire lives no matter where we are. In workplaces, public transport, cabs, our own fuckin' homes, there's no place that's safe. Just so sick of it; sick of being a woman in a man's world. It's heartbreaking -- hearing these stories, because it could easily be me someday, or my mother, or my sister, or any of my loved ones, and there is absolutely NOTHING we can do about it. Nobody can. This is our fate - to either live in fear and just hope & pray that we're lucky enough not to get raped & killed in this country, or worse, live that fear. No, I'm not suddenly feeling this way because yet another girl was brutally raped & burnt alive. This is how women feel all the time. I am angry, not just for Nirbhaya or for the woman in Hyderabad or for the little girl in Kashmir, but for thousands of other "India's daughters" that we lose every day. This message today is for MEN. PLEASE, WAKE UP? Feminism isn't bullshit, objectifying women isn't casual, not standing up to men that you witness abusing, demeaning women is NOT OKAY. We're sick of fighting this battle alone. This cause is yours to fight as much as it is ours. Talk about this. Why don't men ever talk about this? Read up on it. EDUCATE any young minds you have an influence on. Have tough conversations in your own house, with your own friends. STOP watching & SUPPORTING movies that glorify objectification of women & blurr the lines of consent. BE FURIOUS WITH US. Be a part of the movement as if it were your own. NOW!


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Our last day in a picturesque, serene spot located in Bali. We explored never-before-seen cafés, shopped till we almost dropped and went about experiences that were indeed priceless. Sometimes in travel the moments that we least expect to see are the ones that shine bright. Some moments are priceless.For everything else, there's @mastercardindia @yes_bank ! You can now get 1% cashback on international spending using their debit cards! #startsomethingpriceless #travelwithmastercard #yesbank


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