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Ten Reasons not to get Married

The other evening, after a ‘hard day’s life’, when I decided to kick off my sandals and put my feet up on the couch, I was surfing channels with my TV remote when I caught a part of an ad on Titan watches featuring Katrina Kaif wherein she asks in the end, “When is the right time to get married?” And answers, “When you find the one who deserve your…

Aiye toh ek aadat hain

Chew on this… Let me begin by confessing that I am a complete movie buff and never miss an opportunity to catch a film worth its while. The dark cocoon of the auditorium, playing out stories of myriad characters on the silver screen, simply transits me into a relaxed and comforting zone, which I seek ever so often, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Last night I…

What’s size (or anything else) got to do with love?

A recently released movie called Dum Laga Ke Haisha set me thinking about a lot of things – beauty, love, discrimination, prejudice, bias. Not that the movie is preachy or anything. It’s a sweet, charming film but it quietly manages to linger in your mind and trigger off some ‘thoughts’. The movie, set in the 1990s, is about a small town shopkeeper who is made to marry an educated, rotund…

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Will you do what is right? Even at the risk of looking silly?

I was having dinner with a few colleagues and friends over the weekend and during the course of the evening’s conversation, I noticed the distinct change in people’s stance when it came to NaMo, our Prime Minister. From an all out show of strength by the same set of people for him less than a year ago, the mood in the room seemed to be one of ‘cautious optimism’.  Guarded…

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Can brands join the clean-up act?

The recent launch of the ‘Swachh Bharat’ initiative by the Prime Minister seems to have gone down well with the nation. Not surprising, since ours is a country that could definitely do with some reminders on cleanliness. We all grew up hearing and memorising Mahatma Gandhi’s quote about cleanliness being next to godliness, but somehow, for the vast majority of our countrymen and women, convenience has always been the bigger…