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Can’t stand me? Three mantras to deal with it

You cannot stand your friend’s offensive spouse, yet, you need to meet him/her because you truly enjoy hanging out with your friend; you want to kill your husband’s relative as she has nothing good to say about you, yet, you need to be pleasant because she is ‘his’ ‘relative’; you are enjoying your Friday ‘after-work’ drinks at work, and that ‘one’ colleague joins who is … Continue reading Can’t stand me? Three mantras to deal with it

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It’s all about cleavage – Deepika Padukone’s cleavage!

Who doesn’t love Deepika Padukone? She’s blessed with a perfect body, a captivating smile, a tall athletic father, a reconstructed nose, and an enviable career. She’s gorgeous and guess what, we all love her from head to toe. Men gape at her and her cleavage – as do women, and as did Times of India.

The controversy began when Times of India tweeted a picture of Deepika Padukone’s picture captioned – “Oh My God!: Deepika Padukone’s cleavage show!” Deepika Padukone replied “Yes! I am a woman. I have breasts and a cleavage! You got a problem!!??” Of course, the world supported Dippy and rightly so. Continue reading It’s all about cleavage – Deepika Padukone’s cleavage!

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Enough of Deepika’s Cleavage! Let’s Move On!

Not that it is wise to indulge in Bollywood gossips, particularly when it is about the tabloids and movie stars’ marketing stints and gimmicks. However, when the nation’s leading “newspaper”, Times of India (TOI), is absurdly obsessed with a woman’s anatomy and her private parts (read: Deepika Padukone), it is time to get alert. Before I go further, let me first get the juicy story … Continue reading Enough of Deepika’s Cleavage! Let’s Move On!

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Perils and thrills of a solo lady traveller in India

Many of our women readers often ask us what it is like traveling on public buses, trains and rickshaws in India, especially in remote and seemingly precarious regions. Reports of rampant gang-rapes, gropings, molestations can instill fear in even the fool-hardy. Being the most unsafe for women among G20 nations doesn’t inspire confidence, yet traveling solo as a woman in India has its perks – … Continue reading Perils and thrills of a solo lady traveller in India