Books are a woman's (and man's) best friend. From the turn of the century books and knowledge have been given a very big spot in the society. Even in the age of Netflix series and YouTube videos, the feeling losing yourself into a book is priceless. Often people overlook the importance of a good book but ask any literary or learned person and they will tell you that reading and reading for pleasure are what make you successful in this life. So, this world book day here's how you can make your twenties a little less rough.

A Book of Simple Living by Ruskin Bond

'A book of simple living' is not a book, it is a life lesson, it is years and years of experience poured down between pages. The book will take you on a journey of self discovery and knowledge. The book talks about life and how to properly appreciate it, it also talks of simple pleasures, small things that make you who you are.

"and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.."

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner is a beautiful book. A lot of people have this book on their "must read list" but not a lot of people read the book. Read it. It's that simple. Read the book and you'll learn more about compassion, loyalty, love and bitterness than you can ever learn from sermons and holy scriptures. Set in the pre-war world of Afghanistan, the book is an ode to friendships lost and voices muted.

The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime by Mark Haddon

If you're one who's always afraid of being left out, an outcast and don't really fit in anywhere, then this book will give you a lesson or two. The plot follows a young fifteen year boy and a detective who investigates the murder of a dog. The plot shows how people from the inside have a stereotypical view of the outside. It is a book that deals with how to see the world in a different and more colourful light.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist is a classic and that is why it is on every single list you'll ever come across. Why have so many people read the book and recommend it? It is because the book is full of lessons that no-one teaches you. Lessons that are so hard to learn that people spend a lifetime still trying to figure it out. Read the book and find the balance you've been looking for.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by

In a life immersed in social media and flashing our wins in each others faces, the book teaches you how to survive it all. Be it the condescending comments from your aunt or the snide remarks those girls make in college, the book will help get through it all, with giving a F.

Twenties is a tough time, people go through a lot in their twenties. This is the time when we are supposed to "figure ourselves out" and this is thime its most difficult to. So, get on and get reading because drinking wine alone will not make you wise!

Driven by Lucknow boy Hemant Thakur, 'MOST' has distributed over 40,000 meals during this lockdown

The team has also helped thousands of migrants to register for special trains and sent them back home.

Since 2014, MOST has been functional in Lucknow and is run by city boy Hemant Thakur. It was founded with a vision to teach children hailing from underprivileged sections of the society. So when the country-wide lockdown was imposed, many of those pupils studying here reported that their parents who were mostly daily wagers, had lost sources of income and have been facing issues of various kinds. To minimise this crisis, Hemant took it upon his shoulders to reach out to people in need and his story has left us all inspired!

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Shopping Complexes can now reopen in Lucknow; here are the guidelines to be followed

Shopping complexes can reopen however, malls will remain shut.

After a gap of 2 months, finally the authorities have come up with considerable relaxations during this 4th phase of the lockdown in hopes of reviving the economical conditions. The administration of Lucknow announced that centrally air-conditioned shopping complexes in the city can be back in business but the air conditioners need to be kept shut.

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Lucknow's Munick has launched a new menu so take out your phones and start ordering!

The German bistro is back with a new pocket-friendly menu to curb our hunger pangs in delicious ways!

Given the new rules and regulations of the 4th phase of this lockdown situation, many eateries have been given the permission to serve their patrons once again, through online deliveries. Luckily for us, Munick is on the list and we're absolutely thrilled to binge on their options, after weeks of cooking meals at home. Honestly, this is the kinda good news foodies all over the city have been hoping for and it's FINALLY here! Download the full menu by clicking below.

Munick Delivery Menu Online.pdf

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After a pause of two months due to the COVID-19 crisis at hand, the centre has allowed domestic flight operations but this time, there are new rules and regulations to be followed. Lucknow's Chaudhary Charan Singh airport became functional again and flyers coming back to the city from anywhere across India, have been instructed to stay in home-quarantine for 2 weeks.

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