Amanda Francesca Mendonça

After spending pretty much all of my teen years waiting for a Hogwarts letter that never came, I gave up and settled for being a wizard with words instead. A hopeless romantic, when I’m not penning down short stories, I’m busy imagining my own happily ever after.

From Mother To Captain To Mrs India 2017: Shalini Singh’s Story Will Inspire You!

Titles are nothing new to Captain Shalini Singh. The former army captain and mother to a 16 year-old was very recently crowned ‘Classic Mrs India – Queen of Substance’ for 2017. Suffice it to say that Shalini Singh has come a long way. In 2001, Shalini’s world was changed forever when her husband, Major Avinash…

101 Year-Old Mann Kaur Brings Home The Prize For The 100 Metres Sprint At The World Masters Games!

At 101 years old, Mann Kaur recently won the 100-meter race at the World Masters Games in New Zealand, taking home yet another gold. She completed the sprint in just 74 seconds. Olympic legend Sergey Bubka presented Kaur with her gold medal after the race, the 17th in the centenarian’s career, that began in her…

This Photographer Beautifully Captures Refugees On The Run In His Hard-Hitting Pictures

Daniel Etter is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who through his hauntingly honest photographs, has given the world a glimpse into the lives of struggling refugees all over. Camped out in abandoned warehouses, old train carriages, and makeshift tents on the shore, they huddle around small fires in an attempt to keep warm in the bitter winter…

Ever Wondered Why Coincidences Happen In Our Everyday Life? Here’s The Answer!

Simply defined, a coincidence is ‘something that was unlikely to happen’. But truthfully, people are very permissive with what they think of as an unlikely event.  How many times have you heard someone say, “What are the odds?” and then go on to tell a tale of what they think was a ‘lucky coincidence’? Think…

Russian Artist Creates Poetry In A Picture With Her Floral Tea Stories On Instagram!

Russian artist Marina Malinovaya makes tea-time even fancier than it already is.  Not with clotted cream and scones, but with dainty floral arrangements in a series of Instagram-worthy pictures she calls her ‘Floral Tea Story’. Marina uses only real flowers, leaves, sprigs, a tea set to create pretty patterns that though simple, are extremely exquisite….

Addicted To A Drug Called Love? Here’s Why What You Feel Is Nothing More Than A High!

NYTimes bestselling author and entrepreneur, Mark Manson believes that romance is like alcohol. “It feels really f***ing good. Most of the time. But there’s usually a price to pay as soon as you sober up,” he says. And he’s got a point. The addiction they call love is just a high induced by the hormones…

Sex Noises At Tennis Match Made It As Awkward As Watching An Onscreen Kiss With Parents!

There’s always a first time for everything. And at the Sarasota Open on Wednesday, it was for the first time that a tennis match was interrupted thanks a couple really getting it on. The passionate sounds began midway through the second set of the match between between Frances Tiafoe and Mitchell Krueger. You have to…

Secrets From The Classroom After Hours #RisquéReads

I am not often rattled by the gazes of men. And yet there he was, on the other side of the desk, looking at me like I was the last woman on earth. Not lifting his gaze, he smiles. Blushing, I hastily arrange my features into a slight smile. It’s rewarded with a scrap of…

Determined Bride Travels 400 Km And Back On Her Wedding Day To Take An Exam!

Manish Upadhyay and Aarti Singh got married this Sunday in Dehradun in a traditional ceremony that somehow also included a trip to Nainital to take her final examination for the post of stenographer grade I in the Nainital High Court. After their pheras, the newlyweds headed straight to the Bhartiya Shaheed Sainik School where the…

Could A Butterfly Flapping Its Wings In Brazil Cause A Tornado In Texas? Yes!

Just not in the way you think. According to the principle called ‘The Butterfly Effect’, if the butterfly had not flapped its wings at just the right moment in time, leading to changes in its immediate surroundings, the resulting hurricane would never have happened. But really, it’s more of a metaphorical way of saying that…

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