8 Top Hole Victorian Words That'll Make Your Chuckaboo Mind the Grease

8 Top Hole Victorian Words That’ll Make Your Chuckaboo Mind the Grease

8 Top Hole Victorian Words That’ll Make Your Chuckaboo Mind the Grease

Do you ever get bored of using the same monotonous words? Let’s take help from our 19th century Victorians who had a very colourful English vocabulary

Shakespeare wasn’t the only ‘fashionable’ ‘champion’ in literature with an ‘elbow’ and two ‘eyeballs’ to invented new words. Although he did add words to the English dictionary that help us call Victorians ‘gloomy’ and ‘hobnobbing’ ‘gossip’ers, the Victorians themselves designed quite a few startling words that’ll bring expressions like amazing, cool and awesome to shame. Stick with me to learn some really ‘spiffing’ words that’ll make you sound ‘top-hole’ in front of your ‘chuckaboo.’  Read more about 8 Top Hole Victorian Words That’ll Make Your Chuckaboo Mind the Grease

List of 8 Items Lost in Time

A List of 8 Items Lost in Time

A List of 8 Items Lost in Time

There are so many items we no longer use. They have been lost to time, forgotten by the new generations

There are so many stories we’ve heard from our parents about how they used to do things- making a call, watching TV, listening to songs and using a typewriter. We do all these things on our phones now and miss these 8 things our parents were privileged enough to do. Here is a list of 8 items lost in time

 1. Rotary Dial Phones

The only place most of us have seen rotary dial phones is in the museum or in an Audrey Hepburn movie. Haven’t you ever fantasised about pressing those buttons and hearing that clicking sound?

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Facts About Why We Drive On The Left Hand Side

7 Insane (But True) Facts About Why We Drive on the Left Hand Side

7 Insane (But True) Facts About Why We Drive on the Left Hand Side

Have you wondered why most of the world drives on the right and the other on the left? Why can’t the world decide to drive on one common side?

Cars came into picture in the last century, not before that. Yet as the world was trying to unify itself, it couldn’t decide on a common side to drive on. In this article let us look at this scenario in a historic point of view. There are some really wow and never-thought-of before facts that pop up and answer the question- why some part of the world decided to ‘keep left.’

1. It all Started because People were Right Handed

Way back in history, majority of the people were right handed. This meant that getting on a horse was easier done from the left hand side, holding the reigns of a horse in one hand and fighting a duel with the other was more convenient from the left side (provided your head was still on your shoulders) and greeting a friend coming from the opposite side without having to twist your body was better done from the left side. Owing to a large variety of reasons, humans generally preferred the left hand side to travel. Yet they never thought of making it a rule. A rule came a few centuries later, there was however a facsimile predecessor in the 1300s.

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Samosa

What Mom Never Told You About Samosas

What Mom Never Told You About Samosas

How India’s favourite fast food is not Indian and definitely not vegetarian

Remember those days when school and college canteens served only Samosas and vada pavs? Or that passion we harbour for samosa chat or samosa pav?

It is something about this triangular cone of goodness that brings water to our mouths. Without having a bite, we can taste a samosa. This bundle of joy comes with so many memories: a snack during Diwali, an amazing treat with a steaming cup of chai or just another fun on-the-go meal with your friends.

Before you run into dreamland of Samosas, hold your horses. Here are 7 really cool facts about Samosas that’ll impress your friends.

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7 Facts About Coco Chanel that’ll Keep You Up at Night

7 Facts About Coco Chanel that’ll Keep You Up at Night

Think You know everything about Coco Chanel? Think again. Did you know she was an established Nazi Spy?

This is something straight from an action thriller starring Angelina Jolie in the lead role: A secret double agent with guns and sass keeping baddies in their place. In reality, the plot thickens and gets more interesting. This secret double agent of ours is not just a spy but also a world renowned fashion designer. Uh huh, it’s Coco Chanel.

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Red Lipstick

Red Lipstick Taboos You Didn’t Know Existed

Red Lipstick Taboos You Didn’t Know Existed

The Flamboyant Evolution of Red Lipsticks

I love a red lip – red is one of my favourite colours, and I really don’t wear many other lipstick colours than red.

-Kendall Jenner

 

Lipstick has been painting faces for centuries. It is a part of every cosmetic make up line. Every woman wears lipstick in her lifetime- be it for a party or to look silly during school concerts.

Nudes, mattes, glossy lipsticks are often in vogue and sometimes recede in the background. Despite this the lipstick is an imperative accessory in our make up kit.

Let’s talk about lipsticks, more accurately the sensual Red Lipstick.

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Indian Notes Currency

Indian Currency Notes Before Gandhi

What Did The Indian Currency Notes Look Like Without Gandhi

Did you know Indian currency notes never had Gandhi on them till recent?

 

A friend recently came across a very suspicious looking Rs. 20 note. The note not only looked different from the ones in normal circulation but also had something missing, or rather someone. There was no Gandhi staring back at you! Was this a fake note?

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Amul Butter Girl

India’s Butter Girl

The Cartoon On The Amul Butter Advertisement has Captured India’s Heart for Decades

The Story of how Amul created India’s Butter Girl

Amul, the Taste Of India brought us Asli Butter.

Amul Butter is synonymous with butter back home in India. And Amul is India’s leading Food company, undoubtedly voted the best. It is also the company who owns the Butter Girl of India. Read more about India’s Butter Girl