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Riding solo in the City of Joy @500 bucks!

Let's face it, we all get to a point where we want to be just alone. We're out of money, excitement and probably friends. Yes, it's hard to believe but I guess that's the harsh reality. But, there is a silver lining. Look around you'll find a huge cultural heritage. From each chaiwala to some fried stuff street vendor. They all got their stories. Stop feeling pity for yourself and get out of house. Just wear a comfortable outfit and put your sneakers on. That's all what you really need when you're pretty low on budget but still want to 'treat yourself' with cheap thrills. Here's my own Hitchhiker's Guide to our Galaxy, our "Kokata" kolkata and thats too under ₹500 ($10)

No matter where you stay whether it's mainland Kolkata or across the Ganges, Howrah, the rising city. You can always find the heart of it, the lovely tea-stalls. You'll not only find tea but also different people's opinions on different subjects.

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ADDICTION: It is not what we know!

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Is Ed Sheeran coming to India?

Okay, what?
Ed Sheeran is coming to India and we're totally losing it! Well, according to his official website, he's coming to India as part of the Asia leg of his world tour. The ginger-haired singing sensation will perform in Mumbai on November 19.

His website properly reflects that the singer is scheduled to perform in Mumbai on November 19, and we're totally having a hard time keeping our calm. We just had Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber performed here in DY Patil Stadium on 10th May as part of his Purpose World Tour. Seeing Sheeran's recent hits such as "Shape of You", "How Would You Feel" and "Galway Girl", it promises to be even a bigger event in the month of November.

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8 Reasons to watch Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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An expanded family than ever!
Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot all had their tragic reasons for being alone in the universe, but by the end of Vol. 1, they had formed a full-fledged surrogate family. But wait, there's always room for more members, right? I mean just look at the Avengers. It had 6 members i…