Have you noticed how many times a day you say sorry? And for what? Many of us, women more than men, have made a habit out of misusing the word –instead of limiting it to expressing regret or an apology, we’ve made it a multi-purpose substitute word. It’s an issue that an ad made me realise recently. Pantene, the hair care brand released a new … Continue reading Sorry, but why are you saying that?
It’s probably the word of the year. Selfie. It’s already there in the dictionaries as a word with its origins in the early 21st century, but I think it’s actually just come of age this year. Why? Because some things have happened this year that have elevated it from a mere expression of vanity, and a (perceived) juvenile one at that to a true celebration … Continue reading I, Me, my Selfie.
Yes, we all know Smriti Irani is India’s new Human Resource Development Minister. But even before she could acquaint herself with the functioning of the Union ministry, the opposition and cynics have managed to find her Achilles’ heel I guess – her missing graduation degree. In what manner is she expected to perform sans the higher education, they ask. The controversy has made me introspect … Continue reading Does a higher degree decide ministerial competence?