Picture this. The party’s in full swing. You’re in a great mood, you’re feeling generous. As is everyone else. And bam! It’s 2 a.m. Everyone’s out of cigs. And the craving is real.

So real.

Sound familiar? We feel you. We’ve been there. Party hai, sutta nahi. Late night rains hai, sutta nahi. Midnight bhurji pav hai, sutta nahi.

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Enter the good news. You can get your cigarettes delivered to your doorstep.

The bad news? You only get this VIP treatment if you’re in Bengaluru.

Meet Raj Datta, the genius mind behind Ciggywala – India’s first dedicated night delivery service for your nicotine cravings. Ciggywala operates between 11 pm and 3 am (yup, they’ve hit that sweet spot). And they operate around major areas of Bengaluru, with plans to further expand their beat.

When asked why cigarettes, Datta says it’s a fantastic combination of frequency of use, sheer scale and lack of established solutions. “Someone was eventually going to do it”, Datta concedes, “But we are likely the only ones who aim to put those profits to good use.” Ciggywala uses its profits towards helping underprivileged children.

The enterprise also plans to expand into the 6 metro cities and welcomes help from everyone who’s willing to spare any resources – from money to time to mental or physical abilities. So if you’d like Ciggywala to come to your neighborhood in another city, spread the word. Pass the sutta along. Get your ciggy when you need it the most.

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Dating apps get their bad rap because they’re used for hook ups and encourages users to judge potential partners from a handful of selfies and a few lines of text.

However, it’s been found that more than a third of marriages start online, and that online couples have longer, happier marriages. So maybe dating apps aren’t  just for finding a nearby bootycall or a friends-with-benefits situation. We can with certainty say that this is because people find their partner with similar interests and mindsets. When you’re chatting online you don’t care about what the other person is going to think of you as much.

Girls can be themselves, tell the guy they love a smoke and not be judged for it. And if they are, they can just move on. This brutal honesty is what gets you someone who loves you for exactly who you are.

Here’s a little story about Maria and Raheel.

Marie had been on Tinder for about two years, but had fewer than a hundred matches because she’s so picky. She then saw Rafael’s profile and what really stood out to her was the photo of his his huuuge…collection of lighters! She’s a smoker too, so seeing that he had this huge collection of lighters really made her swipe right on him.

After they matched, they talked nonstop for a few days. Then he asked her out for coffee, and she stupidly said no—“I don’t drink coffee”, but he just thought she didn’t want to go out with him. Later, she invited him out for a smoke, he was most impressed and totally agreed, and they’ve been dating ever since…it’ll be five months next week! Awesome right?

In a time where human contact is at a minimum, it’s lovely to hear that dating apps around the world are lighting up the lives of couples everywhere.

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