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Why hostel friends always last longer than any other friends?

18 October 2021

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Your hostel friends always last longer than any other friends. Here’s why.

When you move out of home, it can be difficult to adjust to completely new surroundings. The hardest part can be having no one to share things with.  Here’s where you have your initial connection with your hostel friends. They are also in almost the exact situation. You become friends by bringing comfort to one another. You slowly start creating a bond and they become your family you come home to. Whether it’s a good day or a bad day, you know they are always there for you when you get back. 

A moment of joy can be hard to rejoice about if you don’t have anyone to share it with. Similarly, if you are feeling down in the dumps about something it can get rather lonely. You end up celebrating all the little & big things in life with them. 

You get accustomed to living together and looking after each other. You might not have the same major or be studying the same subjects, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t help each other out while sharing a room. If you’re writing an essay, your roommate can help you out by proofreading it. Working on a big project? Your roomie might just be your new go-to for bouncing ideas off one another. Two minds are better than one, right?

This could go beyond to even having a work out buddy. Now how long you will actually keep up your resolutions is up to you but it’s always fun to have another person do it with you. 

Your hostel friends have seen you in all your phases and moods. They know when you want to talk and when you just want to be left alone. You know exactly what food comforts them. Living together can lead to a lot of disagreements but you always end up making up. And know what irks the other person. They know you in & out – all your weird habits & your guilty pleasures. And still love you for you.

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Themes of tribe – what makes tribe special?

16 October 2021

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Every year there are hundreds of students travelling across cities to pursue their passion and dream jobs. It is a first of many firsts and like all new beginnings this one comes with its own set of challenges. We saw a need for comfortable student hostels and co living spaces and created Tribe. 

Tribe  started small, like all crazy ideas this one too took its first breath on a tiny piece of paper way back in 2017. Since then it has seeked tremendous recognition across the country as well as internationally. 

Here’s what makes Tribe stand out, 

1. Design of tribe- getting into the details:

Each tribe space has been intricately designed keeping students at its core. Right from having breakout areas and activity lounge areas to promote a culture of building networks and forming new connections to having specific themes such as mediterranean theme at our mumbai property or a pop culture theme for our pune property, each of our stays have been designed to keep your mind flowing with creativity and innovation. 

We have intentionally used quality furniture and created interiors to make you experience the luxury of being a student. Yes we believe you are the future and you deserve no less than the best. 

2. The Experience is what matters:

We’ve all heard ‘there’s no life like college life’ and if it’s true, might as well live it the best way possible right? At tribe we have put hours of thought into making tribe the best living experience for students, by embracing a co-ed stay, one that believes we grow from each other constantly. While we have a handful of rules to abide by, we promise most of them are about being ‘silly, honest and kind!’ and to keep worries at bay, we have recruited professional staff to look after you and make you feel at home at all times. 

3. Why Tribe and not an apartment? 

While the thought of living in hostels may not necessarily excite you for you fear being under constant watch, we at tribe believe in individual journey and development and so we let you be! Once you join us, you are a part of our ‘tribe’ and we surely know how to keep our tribe safe and healthy at all times. We provide mouthwatering food so you don’t miss your mom much and also keep ourselves updated with any of your night outs so you don’t miss your sibling much! It’s a family you will hold close, for years to come. 

Let’s give you a memorable college living experience shall we? Reach out to us for any queries and we will get back to you instantly or even better, you may come pay us a visit soon! Trust us, we are a vibe you don’t want to miss out on!

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Get in line – 5 organisation hacks for every student that will make your hostel life super smooth!

15 October 2021

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In India, there’s a huge population of students who opt for living in hostels or shared co-living spaces not only because it is a cost effective alternative but also because it’s an experience that fosters personal growth and development. While living in shared spaces can be filled with friends and laughter, it can also get messy quite literally! Here are 5 organisation hacks we think could help you get the best of hostel life, 

  1. Essentials tray:

More often than not, you will find yourself running late for morning lectures, piled up with assignments or catching up on your beauty sleep after a late night’s party. Either way, it’s a task to find things of need at the nth minute and it’s much harder to get yourself to clean your desk everyday, running around to find a simple pen and paper!

What’s easier is to maintain an essentials tray on your desk with separate sections of pens, important cards and coupons, post it or even candies! 

  1. Clothes rack for easy drying:

One of the most common concerns about living in hostels is undoubtedly doing your own laundry! And if in Mumbai/pune the rains will have you drenched in no time and the last thing you want is your clothes spread all around your room, not only making it cluttered and suffocating but also filling up the room with moisture! The best way to perhaps tackle this problem is to invest in a vertical clothes rack that can quickly dry up your clothes in one corner of the room, always leaving space for your guests!

  1. Colour coding – notes and books 

Okay, hear us out loud and clear, this one is a lifesaver! Scientifically proven, colour coding helps in memory retention of study material but what’s more, it is perhaps the easiest way to keep your course work organised and easily differentiated when on a time crunch! Either you could buy separate colour folders for all of your modules or you could simply segregate one ring binder with colour sheets after every module! We swear by those pretty pastel highlighters and ring binders! In fact, if you have multiple keys, you could color code them as well using nailpaints, so getting the wrong key is never an issue. 

  1. Save up closet space 

Another concern living in shared spaces is the lack of closet space and well, you got to lose some, to gain some right? No matter how light you travel or keep a minimalist closet, there comes a weekend sale and one purchase leads to another. While you must’ve heard of the folding hack or rolling your clothes instead of folding them to save space, here we have another quick tip for you that could work wonders! Use the tabs of can tops from your old cans and attach them onto your hangers to hang twice the clothes without leaving much to roll and fold!

  1. Use post its – Maintain a to do list 

This is more a piece of advice than a hack, but hey keep a track of everything you have to do for the week in one place. As much as a cluttered room can get to you and become a hurdle in your day to day productivity, a cluttered mind could do much worse. It’s always better to keep a tiny journal handy, to have a track of things and events coming up!

Hostel life as they say is one of a kind and does not come back and we at tribe only want to give you memories for a lifetime, to look back on and cherish. Checkout our living spaces to find your perfect college stay!

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5 ways to keep yourself motivated and happy in a hostel

14 October 2021

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Adjusting to a new environment can never be easy. We leave the comforts and warmth of home and that can leave us homesick. In addition to this, you will have social and academic pressures. However, hostel life is one of the most memorable experiences one can have.

Here are 5 ways to keep yourself motivated and happy in a hostel.

Bring home comforts to your new room

To keep yourself from feeling too homesick, bring your favourite soft toy or a quilt from home or whatever gives you comfort. These can give you the warmth of home and can cheer you up.

This is particularly important if you are shifting for the first time, as home comforts can massively help with feelings of homesickness while travelling.

Explore your new surroundings

Explore your new surroundings by taking a walk or do some sight- seeing. This will make you familiar with your new surroundings and you will feel more at home. This will also give you an opportunity to bond with people. You’re only around for a few years, so now’s the time to make the most of it.

Ask for help

You find yourself in an unfamiliar environment with new people and new schedules. It’s important to remember to ask for help. If you have issues with your course or your accommodation, don’t hesitate to ask around.

If you’re feeling homesick, worrying about your studies or your finances will only make things worse, so take steps to sort any issues out or get support as soon as they arise.

Those around you are probably feeling the burn too and you might be able to help each other out.

Take care of your health

Eating healthy and exercising regularly can help you stay happy and motivated. This will help you take care of your physical and mental health. Keeping healthy will keep you feeling much more positive about life. Staying positive also makes you a pleasure to be around, so you’ll probably find it much easier to make new friends

Choose a hobby and allot time for it

It’s easy to get lost in your academic and social commitments but it’s important to allot time for yourself and for what makes you happy. Staying positive can be a lot easier said than done. But making a concerted effort to carry a positive attitude around with you will help you in a major way. 

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5 reasons why personality development short courses are integral if you are under 23 years of age

13 October 2021

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Personality is considered to be an integral part of a person’s existence. Development of personality is the method of bringing about positive change or development of right attitude. Personality development courses are for people to enhance their personality that is liked/favored by everyone. The earlier in life you begin your personality development, the easier it is to make improvements in behavioral pattern.

The most important benefits of this is it helps to manage  stress, conflict, anger management, improves  positive thinking, inter-personal skills, improves concentration and social etiquettes and pleasing mannerisms. 

A few reasons why you should take personality development courses before you step out into the world: 

  1. Helps with your confidence – Personality Development Courses work so much on your confidence. You will have a confident personality, and a confident personality is a winner in all races. Confident people come across as more credible and are more successful in life.
  1. Communication Skills- Communication skills form one of the core parts of our personality. Communication Skills will help you learn the art of communicating better. If you have powerful communication, then you will be able to put across your point. You will know the art of avoiding conflicts. One has great convincing skills if he has great communication. It is very vital to be a good listener. It helps  develop further  awareness on decoding verbal and non-verbal signs
  1. Success in Relationships – It will help you in different relationships in your life be it personal or otherwise. It will help a person learn the tactics that make relationships work. It teaches you to handle things smoothly and respectfully. It will in turn have successful personal life and careers. 
  1. Helps to grow in your career- One of the traits for a successful career is a likeable personality. A good personality will ultimately result in a good career. It helps to note all the successful people with big personalities. 
  1. Helps in leadership skills- Helps develop leadership skills, assertiveness, increases capability to handle peer pressure and bullies along with time management, team work, decision making or taking initiatives.

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5 ways to go adventure sporting near Mumbai or Pune for students

12 October 2021

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Pawna Lake Camping

Pawna Lake is a popular artificial lake located around 10kms away from Kamshet. It is known for nature, lake and the green hills around it. It’s  a perfect getaway with you friends for a lakeside camping experience with a campfire with barbecue snacks. 

Distance from Pune: 60 KM ( Via Kamshet)

Distance from Mumbai: 120 KM (Via Lonavala, Bhangarwadi Rd)

Hot Air Balloon, Lonavala

Imagine flying high in the sky with stunning Sahyadris views all around you! That is what this Balloon safari will be.

Distance from Mumbai: 84.3km

Distance from Pune: 35km

Paramotoring

This will be an amazing experience of soaring into the Mumbai skies in the fresh breeze. There are experienced pilots who offer multiple variants of your choice. 

Distance from Pune: 152kms

White Water Rafting in Mutha River

The White Water River Rafting activity at Mutha River lets you gain an enthralling experience of traveling 7 km and experience rafting over exciting rapids through a beautiful jungle.  On spending 3 hours base to base containing 2 hours of river experience, you get to capture thrilling memories for an entire lifetime.

Kharawade Village, Mulshi locality in Pune 

Tarkarli Water Sports

This is an ideal weekend getaway to experience parasailing and other water sports in the beachside of Malvan.

Malvan, Maharashtra

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5 movies you should definitely watch with your Tribe

11 October 2021

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Put on your PJs, bring out the popcorn, charge your laptops because it’s time to Netflix Party with your friends. We have made a list of movies for you so you don’t spend hours deciding on one. 

The Trial of the Chicago 7

This movie is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the countercultural protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The trial transfixed the nation and sparked a conversation about mayhem intended to undermine the U.S. government.

My Octopus Teacher

Technically a documentary, a filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. The film was backed by the Sea Change Project, an NGO Foster co-founded to create awareness about the South African sea forest.

Foster tracks the octopus’ movements and shows viewers the octopus’s point of view of the world. The unlikely relationship between them is a man’s connection to nature and that’s what makes it a must watch. 

Someone Great

Someone Great isn’t your typical rom-com but captures the road to self- discovery pretty accurately.  It’s a story of the protagonist realising there are so many layers to a relationship. The real emotional core of the film is the friendship between three friends, who are hilarious and bring a strong feminine energy to the movie.

 “When something breaks, if the pieces are large enough, you can fix it. Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t break, they shatter. But when you let the light in, shattered glass will glitter.”

The Invention of Lying

This movie came out in 2009, written by Ricky Gervais is a remarkable radical comedy. It’s about an almost parallel universe where everyone always tells the truth and this man discovers that he can lie to get his way. It slowly slips in the implication that religion is possible only in a world that has the ability to lie but it eventually wraps into a sweet love story. This is a movie that should be on everybody’s watch list. 

The Half of It

This high school romantic comedy is a refreshing change that includes the complexities of adolescence. The Half of It is finally a Netflix teen romance where the couple you’re rooting for isn’t straight. The dialogues seem so natural for awkward and inexperienced youngsters and is what makes it real.

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5 inspiring books to change your perspective towards life

9 October 2021

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Loving What Is: The Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie

Byron Katie created a process called The Work that helps you see your problems in a different light. The Work is a process that involves writing down troubling thoughts and then asking four questions: (1) Is it true? (2) Can I absolutely know it is true? (3) How do I react when I think that thought? (4) Who would I be without the thought? 

Mindset by Carol Dweck

In this brilliant book, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. This book will open the whole new world for your growth potential.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you. It also explores the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. This book can completely change the way one thinks about money and creating wealth.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

More influential people live a better life and build more meaningful businesses. Dale Carnegie’s principles endure, and will help you achieve your maximum potential in the complex and competitive modern age. This book teaches the six ways to make people like you, the twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Start With Why shows that the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way — and it’s the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek talks about a powerful idea called The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY. Its a great book to help you design a purpose-driven life and business.

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Only humans who have a purpose survive the longest. This book will make you stop complaining about the things that don’t matter.

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5 great hostel décor ideas that you can use to upgrade your room at almost no cost

8 October 2021

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Your room is your own space where you need to feel at home. It’s a chance to explore your personal style. But let’s face it, you can’t afford to spend thousands of rupees on your hostel room. You also need to make sure it doesn’t damage the structure of the room too. These DIY and budget-friendly ideas will help you personalize your room in a cheap and easy way.

Paper Crane Wall Art

Make handcrafted origami paper cranes and pin them to the wall. These colourful DIY origami cranes will give a pop of colour to the room. You don’t need much, just origami papers in different colours that you will get almost everywhere. This is also a fun activity to engage in. 

Washi Tape Wall

If you want to go a slightly different way, you can use washi tapes to give line stripes on your wall. This will give your room a textured look. But make sure it doesn’t damage the pain on the walls before you go ahead with it. You get washi tapes in almost every offline and online stationery stores.

Teacup Candles

This is a unique way to reuse your cracked or slightly broken teacups. Melt wax into them to create unique candles for your room. Choose matching tea cups or mix up the designs depending on the vibe you’re going for.

Pressed Plant Frames

If you are a plant lover and have plants in your room, you will love this. Press and preserve flowers, leaves or even weeds into pretty frames. This will add the beauty of the garden.

Mini Cork Boards

This is a fun and different way of using cork boards. Simply cut the cork boards in circles and hang them above your desk. You can layer the cork boards with different colours that go with your room. This is perfect for hanging up reminders and to- do lists. 

Please remember to exercise caution and take precautionary steps while cutting the cork boards.

Bonus – String Light Photo Headboard

Although this can be seen in almost every student’s room, it’s a great way to light up the room and to personalize your bedroom space. Use string lights to hang your pictures on your headboard and voila!

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Exam week? 5 quick midnight snacking DIYs when pulling all nighters

7 October 2021

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Haven’t we all been through hours and hours of long study, trying with all your might to get past one chapter and finding yourself distracted by the thought of a cheesy pizza or a chocolate fudge brownie, finally giving in to ordering in? Well, here are 5 quick snacking DIYs for you to satisfy your midnight cravings!

  1. Chili cheese toast 

There can be nothing better than the goodness of melting cheese late at night! This quick toast recipe barely takes 10 minutes to prepare and there you have it, a spicy cheesy toast to munch on while you get back to that dreaded bit of your study material!

Ingredients required – 
Toast 
Butter
Salt/Pepper 
Cheese (mozzarella or sliced works too)
Chili flakes 

View the whole recipe here:
https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/cheese-chilli-toast-recipe/#wprm-recipe-container-137884

2. Egg in a cup:

Who said midnight snacks can’t be healthy? Here we have the easiest scrambled egg option for you, that we promise doesn’t take more than 5 minutes to be ready and surely doesn’t require you to do anything more than finding yourself a microwave!

Ingredients required – 
2 large eggs 
Milk 
Cheddar cheese
Salt 
Tomato (optional)
Jalapenos (optional) 

View the whole recipe here 
https://www.incredibleegg.org/recipes/microwave-coffee-cup-scramble/

3. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich:

Well, when you’re out of options peanut butter is an absolute saviour, right from being delicious to being easily available and filling! While this recipe talks about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, if you don’t have much time in hand, peanut butter paired with apples could also be just the perfect snack for those hunger cramps at 1am. 

Ingredients Required –
Peanut butter
Fruit Jam
Brown bread x2

We are sure you know how to make a sandwich but there you go,
https://www.femina.in/food/healthy-late-midnight-snack-recipes-171798.html

4. Chickpea salad:

Let’s just call this one a mom’s favourite! Who doesn’t love a bit of chickpea mixed with spicy veggies on the go?? However, this one may need you to prepare in advance for the chickpea to be boiled and the veggies to be finely chopped but other than that there’s not much you got to do!

Ingredients required –
Boiled chickpeas
1 tomato
1 capsicum
1 onions (optional)
Seasonings of your choice

View the full recipe here, 
https://www.acouplecooks.com/simple-chickpea-salad/

5. Spicy potatoes

We can possibly not leave out an Indian home’s favourite veggie! This quick tangy dish is likely to make you nostalgic, so you might find yourself calling your mom up at midnight right after you finish off bowls of this, you’ve been warned! 

This is a pretty simple snack to make, but also could get a tad bit heavy so make sure you pair it up with some green tea later!

Ingredients required –
1 potato 
Finely chopped parsley 
Salt/pepper
Garam masala/chaat 

All in all, we want you to get a good night’s sleep after all that mindwork so just in case DIY doesn’t seem like the best option, tribe’s cafe is always open to serve!

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