Back in the day, when man started forcing his pen.. *ahem* ‘will’ into everything, compatible or not, philosophers devised...
1. Toothbrush– Even if you are living alone, you ought to have two tooth-brushes in your bath room cabinet....
By: Divyanshu Asopa
A surprisingly gender sensitive view from traditional Bollywood came recently when Shahrukh Khan announced that his films henceforth would carry...
By: Samina Motlekar
1. Marry a guy who has lots of friends, even women friends, they will tell you all the stories...
By: Meenakshi Iyer
It is pouring like cats and dogs and you are sitting beside your window enjoying the cool breeze hitting your...
By: Sonal Gupta
Who runs the world? What if innovation was not in the field of just technology but in arts, literature,...
By: Divyanshu Asopa
Share the memories of your first salary/ cheque with the world. Type below or just mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org...
Tired of trying to figure out the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’t’s’ of a relationship? Thinking of ways of spying on your...
By: Sonal Gupta
They sat together at the small, dingy cafe down the road from Paul’s work. The coffee wasn’t the best,...
By: Ryan Marsich
As kids bicycles & water-cycles were the only cycles we knew about. As we grew older, we were introduced...
I deleted the contact, but remember the number. I have forgotten the dates, but the memories don’t go.. I...
Before you start reading this, let me state that I genuinely do not intend to hurt anyone’s feelings. This post...
By: Nidhi Thakur
I will be your bride And I will be a happy one I am all tope [तोप] now But...
The apprehensive wait for the call from that special someone. The involvement in the preparation of chilling lemonade in anticipation...
By: Sonal Gupta
Your awkwardness, and your smiling face, embarrassed face are special to me. You have been my favorite person. You...
By: Pratima Labroo
What not to wear on your first date?
Back in the day, when man started forcing his pen.. *ahem* ‘will’ into everything, compatible or not, philosophers devised a solution. They came up with something called the Law of Attraction. Something that defined science originally, but what the hell, we are humans; we pull everything from each other and term it as ours. Law of attraction for us is all about Like minded people repelling and opposites attracting. This created what I coined sexual etiquettes. Men and women restricted themselves to being with people based on compatibility. Years went by, and…Read More
How to know if you are in Phase 2 of relationship?
1. Toothbrush– Even if you are living alone, you ought to have two tooth-brushes in your bath room cabinet. The dinner or evening coffee will always result in early morning tea and breakfast. An extra tooth brush for him/ her is a clear case of Phase-II
2. Sanitary Napkin in some corner of your wardrobe– If you are a guy and your wardrobe has some of her necessary things hidden in the corners then you have entered the Phase-II. This is not an intentional action but natural. One day you will just stumble…Read More
Why SRK is and always will remain the thinking woman’s heartthrob?
A surprisingly gender sensitive view from traditional Bollywood came recently when Shahrukh Khan announced that his films henceforth would carry the leading lady’s name before his, in the credits. Even if we were to dismiss this as tokenism, it is a reflection of how much our cinema has changed since the days when the male was the all encompassing figure around which the women, relegated to playing the supporting roles of lover/ vamp/ item girl, revolved.
It is fit that this gesture comes from an actor who has been in the…Read More
Chai and Parle-G
It is pouring like cats and dogs and you are sitting beside your window enjoying the cool breeze hitting your face. What is the first thing you think of at this delightful moment?
You are sitting with a friend in your patio, engaged in an endless conversation. What is the first thing you would serve your friend?
PARLE-G WITH CHAI!!!
If you think about it, there is immense artistry required to gain the pleasure of having Parle-G with chai. The mastery of dipping Parle-G with chai is a food habit that comes to play from…Read More
Will we ever breakfree?
Who runs the world?
What if innovation was not in the field of just technology but in arts, literature, music, education and other aspects of human life? What if the world was not being run by a few people who want to earn more and more? What if machines were just used as a tool to help people do their work in a better way instead of fulfilling the greed of a few industrialists?
Are we living our own lives or just being a puppet in the hands of people who run this world?
Lies Told in a Relationship
Tired of trying to figure out the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’t’s’ of a relationship?
Thinking of ways of spying on your better half?
For those sleepless nights where you spend your time tossing from side-to-side all by yourself, wondering how you could save this relationship from losing utter chaos. For those anxious and irrational thoughts that are responsible for your unreasonable mood swings leading you to indulge in self-pity.
To save you from wasting your time on useless questions like “What did I do wrong?”, “Why me?” and “ Am I not good enough?” here are…Read More
They sat together at the small, dingy cafe down the road from Paul’s work. The coffee wasn’t the best, and there was a pungent smell from the kitchen, but he knew that there it’d be quiet and they’d have a decent amount of privacy. And that’s all that mattered to him.
He had invited Brianne for coffee after he received a random text from her the night before. She was an acquaintance of his, who he had known since she was a bright and girlish teenager.
Those days had long since passed: she was…Read More
As kids bicycles & water-cycles were the only cycles we knew about. As we grew older, we were introduced to another interesting cycle – the Friends-Lover-Ex Cycle. This enticing, magnetizing cycle lures us to step-in and give up. Breaking all the shackles, we enter the Friends-Lover-Ex cycle to taste love, care, and yes the private parts too. The first two phases of the cycle are all about being happy and joyous. Gifts, chocolates, flowers, over-the-top attention and physical intimacy are the few things you get to enjoy from lovers. But who said…Read More
Forgive and Forget…
I deleted the contact, but remember the number.
I have forgotten the dates, but the memories don’t go..
I crib… I clamour… I complain…
I’ve tried all I can… all in vain…
Will swearing and cursing bring back my smile?
Or burning photographs, Jab We Met style?
Indulging in self pity – why me, why me, oh dear!
Or discussing it with who ever lends an ear?
In ‘what ifs’ and ‘if onlys’ I loiter… I regret, repent..
But in my heart theres always a place they rent..
Blocking on social media?
Not texting, not calling?
But the daily mental ‘encounters’ exist
I don’t want your “Women’s Day!”
Before you start reading this, let me state that I genuinely do not intend to hurt anyone’s feelings. This post is strictly my personal point of view, and I write it with a hope that at least a few more women do share the same view point. Pseudo-feminists are requested to kindly not read any further, as this will not entertain you in any way and I am least interested in your opinions on this matter.
The entire concept of having a day dedicated to boast and applaud the…Read More
I will be your bride
I will be your bride
And I will be a happy one
I am all tope now
But I will be shy when I feel your eyes on me
I will go red when I sense your fingers inching towards me
I wont be able to look into your eyes
And for that, I apologize
But till then, look at me
And let me look at you
In the silent language that we both have developed
Love me and let me love you
Yours and only yours.
Photograph Courtesy: The Cheesecake ProjectRead More
The apprehensive wait for the call from that special someone.
The involvement in the preparation of chilling lemonade in anticipation of beloved’s exhaustion in the pungent heat.
The forbearing tolerance for that special someone’s flaws.
The display of unconditional affection.
The amicable indulgence in silence between two individual.
The sense of protectiveness towards that one.
The unstoppable and overwhelming adoration towards that special someone.
Is this just a display of emotion?
A clichéd way to operative functioning?
Or is it an essential requisite to achieve certain motives in life?
What could be the true reason behind loving anyone?
I know not what love…Read More
Why do we love?
Your awkwardness, and your smiling face, embarrassed face are special to me. You have been my favorite person.
You make me the happiest person around. Talking to you… It’s amazing… How can I explain this? I can’t understand what we are talking about sometimes, but listening to you, somehow feels really good. I can’t stop smiling when thinking about you… This feeling… Oh yes… It gives me such a warm feeling when out of all these other people, you smile at me… And even if you don’t want the same thing as me,…
How and when did love become a cliché’?
I will start off from when people start understanding love. Right now, my story should finish for most of us, as we have no real clue about what love really means. Is it the intense affection towards another human being? But that also transforms into lust, which is nowhere close to love, though, love and lust go hand in hand, but that’s just the modern way of saying it.
Let’s take for example, in the early nineties (keeping the reference modern here) Bollywood was all about love and togetherness and sacrifice. The era…Read More
9 reasons why being married is awesome
I am one of those rare, rare Indian women who had a phobia of getting married. I have never dreamt of ‘Shaadi-sapnon ka raajkumar’, how will I look and the works. In fact, I was sure I wouldn’t get married, until I did! And now, looking back, hey, getting married is absolutely cool. Let me tell you why!
The morning tea/coffee! Yes, yes, ladies! You might not know this before you become his wife, but early morning is the time he will dote on you the most. Why? Oh, I call it an effect…Read More
Which superhero are you dating?
So it started with some drunken conversations about men and superheroes and how every man thinks that he is a superhero (or tries to be one). You see, there is this intractable urge to leave a mark in the world, rescue the woman you love, save the day. Men and their missions! (You can insert a sarcastic smiley here).
Back to the drunken conversation, it really started with who our favourite superhero is and various men & their personality types matching with the original superheroes. Now, I’m not a great graphic novel enthusiast…Read More
Five Onions – Cities in the world which every woman should visit
“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again — to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more”- Pico Iyer
I think that sentiment is undoubtedly for me, the…Read More
7 Things You shouldn’t think about while having sex/making love.
1. Do not think about what the body parts you’re engaging with are otherwise used for. Simple as that! Being grossed out might lead to “under-performance”.
2. During the act DO NOT try to think about that awesome porn you saw. You’ll be disappointed with yourself. Nothing else. However, foreplay is an exception to this rule.
3. Rule of the turf is to get the number of players who have scored on the ground before out of your head. Would Sachin have had this score had he thought about the legends that have been…Read More
Let the magic happen…
Let the magic happen…
And the morning Sun rise inside;
Not just to spread its warmth around,
But to fill you up every day with its light.
It’ll open doors and show you the way,
And clear all which was blur;
It’ll tell the right and wrong apart,
And help goodness concur.
Let the magic happen…
And believe that angels exist;
All those stories that your grandma told,
Form life’s entire gist.
The Fairy Godmother did help Cinderella,
And the dwarfs were there for Snow-white;
However tough the journey maybe,
In the end, it’ll be all right.
Let the magic happen…
And love someone with you all;
Don’t harness your…Read More
The ‘various’ definitions of love
Just after the winter season flies out, somewhat around mid-February, it announces the emergence of birds singing, flowers blooming, buds forming, mustard fields with an extravagance of yellow, the breeze blowing gently past with Raj and Simran running, hallucinations of violins plying gets stuck in the head, a sudden rise in supplies of heart shaped balloons, greeting cards, roses and 50% discount on making charges – all this only for the season of love.
It is neither too hot, nor too cold. It is mainly characterized by pleasant atmosphere, with foreveralone teams planning…Read More
Before my readers get excited, this article isn’t exactly about my last summer holiday to
a little Uruguayan surf town called Punta del Diablo (No I haven’t been there, but hey!
A girl can dream) because while “going places” might conjure visions of far flung exotic
locales, (places far away are always exotic until you get there) a recent quote that I read
made me realize that the most exciting trip I’ve been on was a lot closer home.
“People travel to faraway places to…Read More
I see people and I see machines…
I see moon and I see moonlight,
I see stars and I see them shine.
I see buildings and I see lights,
I see cars and I see them fly.
I see flowers and I see butterflies,
I see oceans and I see tides.
I see computers and I see mobiles,
I see Dams and I see their size.
I see eyes and I see them cry.
I see people and I see them smile.
I see mirrors and I see them die.
I see machines and I see them rise.