• Give Taimur and Misha a break, these adorable babies of tele-actors are your cuteness quotient today
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    Give Taimur and Misha a break, these adorable babies of tele-actors are your cuteness quotient today

    In the name of cuteness, are you only getting Taimur Ali Khan and Misha Kapoor’s clicks served every morning via social media? We know, even though Rasgullas are the sweetest, after a certain time our heart craves change – some bundi ke laddu or kaju katli, maybe? To give a fresh change in your daily dose of cuteness – her are a bundle of adorable babies, kids of your favorite television star. Pretty sure, you didn’t even know some of them had kids.

  • Akshara Hassan recently adopted Buddhism; here are more celebs who switched to other faiths
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    Akshara Hassan recently adopted Buddhism; here are more celebs who switched to other faiths

    While promoting her upcoming movie, Vivegam, the 25-year-old filled in the reporter on her religion conversion. Kamal Hassan’s younger daughter, moved by its teachings and principles, adopted Buddhism.

  • Not only Taimur; Sara and Ibrahim too are reasons Kareena is the new age mom’s role model
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    Not only Taimur; Sara and Ibrahim too are reasons Kareena is the new age mom’s role model

    Thanks to social media and the ever enthusiast paparazzi we have stayed abreast of the advancements in her life, if anyone has stolen her thunder, much to our delight its none other than the cherubic Taimur Ali Khan. Motherhood introduces a myriad changes in women, for Kareena, all of these changes have compounded to mold her into the best version of herself. Taimur, reminding many of the atrocious emperor that lived long ago, evoked sentiments no parents wish for their child.

  • Paid leave for Periods? Let’s brave our own biology first, ladies, we can conquer the world next!
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    Paid leave for Periods? Let’s brave our own biology first, ladies, we can conquer the world next!

    The proposed idea to annihilate taboos surrounding menstruation passed across generations, despite its logic, failed to entice me. No bodily waste is apposite of adorning your living room or warming up your neck – neither the menstrual blood.

  • The striking difference in how India treats its elders as compared to the West
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    The striking difference in how India treats its elders as compared to the West

    “How does that work?” questions a confused Oprah to the newly married Abhishek Bachchan on learning that the actor, along with his beautiful wife lives with his parents. “How does that work?” Abhishek doesn’t wait a second to throw the ball in Oprah’s court. This exchange brings to light the world’s view on the strong concept of ‘family’ in India.

  • 15 Years of Shreya Ghoshal, 15 melodious gems from the singer's vocal chords
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    15 Years of Shreya Ghoshal, 15 melodious gems from the singer's vocal chords

    A lanky little 11 year old, what would come out of those feeble chords, thought many- but couldn’t shut my opened mouth for my jaw had fallen on the floor as she belted out a classical number perfected by none other than the very revered Lata Mangeshkar herself – who would dare to try the complicated notes of Sunio ji araj from Lekin, none other than Shreya Ghoshal. With Devdas completing 15 years last week, the precious discovery of Sa Re Ga Ma… has also completed 15 years in the industry. Here are 15 jewels from her unparalleled vocal chords.

  • Indian teens are becoming sexually active than ever, what are parents to do now?
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    Indian teens are becoming sexually active than ever, what are parents to do now?

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but chances of your teen daughter (or son) being sexually active are higher than you’d like to believe. Despite the sudden physical changes, teens are but children in their minds, and often lean towards the wrong decisions they are bound to rue in later years. The end of a child’s mental capability marks the beginning of the parents’.

  • Envy evoking paychecks of these TV actors would leave movie stars wanting for more
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    Envy evoking paychecks of these TV actors would leave movie stars wanting for more

    From its introduction in the late 70s to early 90s, television was snubbed as the less glamorous younger sibling of the big screen. Only those who couldn’t make it to movies would feature in serials and hardly were looked as at celebs. The notion was shattered when Ekta Kapoor joined the business and remodelled the art of soap opera.

  • Crazy Bollywood auctions - because if stars are selling it, we are totally buying it!
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    Crazy Bollywood auctions - because if stars are selling it, we are totally buying it!

    The obsession with cinema knows no limits, it is infinite; growing by the hour, expanding itself on the minds of cine goers from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Gandhinagar to Itanagar.

  • “Till divorce do us apart” is the new oath in these countries calling it quits left, right and center
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    “Till divorce do us apart” is the new oath in these countries calling it quits left, right and center

    “Till death do us apart” is just another dated expression with limited to no implication or emotion in 2017 Earth.

  • You won't believe these celebs got slapped by their partners in public - yikes!!!
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    You won't believe these celebs got slapped by their partners in public - yikes!!!

    Love has never been afar from being a roller-coaster ride. But the highs and the lows are a li’l too appalling when the ones involved are celebrated by millions and their love-life, including the tussels and tangles,  are always under the radar. Here are 7 celeb couples that had their fall out and found themselves at the receiving end of a hot slap right amidst public view.

  • 10 reasons why Yoga is becoming popular by the day, from Tokyo to New York
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    10 reasons why Yoga is becoming popular by the day, from Tokyo to New York

    The Prime Minister attracted over 50, 000 of young and old Indians, in the early hours of Wednesday to inhale some fresh air, stretch a little, bend some more and celebrate International Yoga Day at Lucknow’s Ramabai Ambedkar ground. Yoga, a heritage handed over to us by our ancestors, with its multitude of benefits is woven integrally into the fabric of Indian culture since the inception of Bharat. Unlike many cultures, we don’t get all worked up in the name of “Cultural Appropriation”.

  • Fathers often don't say things they feel, but what was stopping you? Nothing!
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    Fathers often don't say things they feel, but what was stopping you? Nothing!

    Often perceived as the stricter parent, the one mom rushes to, to complain if the child goofs up, in a patriarchal society fathers are denied the emotional tie a mother benefits from. Sunidhi and Akhil tell us how fallacies burdened their thoughts, stalling them from reaching out to their fathers till that one moment of truth arrived and all misconstructions crumbled down and disappeared into thin air.

  • Things you must tell your father this 18th and ‘Happy Father’s Day’ is not one of them
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    Things you must tell your father this 18th and ‘Happy Father’s Day’ is not one of them

    It takes two to carve a wise and virtuous human being out of the impressionable mind of a naïve child – one plays the good cop, the other the bad cop. In most families, it’s the father that wilfully dons the bad cop’s uniform. Many of us have grown up bearing his strict silhouette in our memories, holding ourselves from sharing who knows how many emotions from our bad cop. This father day make your dad a soothing cuppa, lean next to him, and tell him these six things you always wanted to.

  • Government of these countries will have you thank your stars that you are an Indian
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    Government of these countries will have you thank your stars that you are an Indian

    Imagine your 3 year old daughter telling you that she is a boy and would want to don a pair of Cami pants instead of the fairy-frock. Won’t you just let her wear the cami pants and also tell her that she is in fact a girl? Well, you can in India, but your daughter could be taken away if you try to “convince” her of being a female in Canada.

  • Ten foot in mouth tweets that made Shoba De the favorite aunt of trolls in Twitterverse
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    Ten foot in mouth tweets that made Shoba De the favorite aunt of trolls in Twitterverse

    Almost a decade ago as Sonam Kapoor graced the cover of Vogue magazine, Shobhaa De didn’t wait to tweet, “Sonam just doesn’t cut it in the sex appeal stakes”. In another equally mindless tweet, Shobha types, “Never understood what the beautiful, intense, sensitive Smita Patil saw in the Blabbering Babber. Maybe he fed her 12 rupee meals?” The tweet came off as an unsavory one as Smita Patil isn’t amongst us to provide a well-deserved retort to the author’s insensitive rant.

  • She turned me into a rapist just by looking into my eyes for the shortest trice
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    She turned me into a rapist just by looking into my eyes for the shortest trice

    It was 11 PM already; now that the fiscal year was coming to its closure, stretching  for hours beyond 6 had become a norm. I booked myself an Uber ride, Uber “pool” actually. As it was pretty late, I was sure of not getting a co-rider and reaching home faster, economically. I was wrong. The cab took a left turn, “Where to, bhaiya?” I probed, “Follow the GPS, no.”

  • Now that apples have turned into stones, so long, Kashmir
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    Now that apples have turned into stones, so long, Kashmir

    Dad was transferred to Jammu & Kashmir in the early nineties, when the turmoil in the Valley had just begun to gather momentum and attract attention. Dad was deputed to an Army base in Poonch and mom and I stayed in Jammu with several other families occupying residential quarters around us. Most children there would be idle the entire day and would stray about the Valley, dotted with flowering plants and lined with apple and plum trees.

  • The world needs to take notes from countries that treat women like princesses
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    The world needs to take notes from countries that treat women like princesses

    “No country for women” – I kept hearing from people. You have heard it too, haven’t you? Lies, all lies. All countries of all continents are for us to inhabit, to nurture and to help them prosper.

  • His raised hand is a cue for you to put your foot down, learn it from these telly actresses
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    His raised hand is a cue for you to put your foot down, learn it from these telly actresses

    These actresses are your ideal daughter-in-law, sister-in-law or wife – Oh, the ever so sacrificing woman of India, the manifestation of familial virtues that would submit to every brutality presented to her by life to uphold the dignity of marriage and relationship. Honestly though, all that self-deprivation looks fine on screen, not so great in real life. For when the blow strikes your face, ladies, retiring to the kitchen and shedding tears in silence isn’t the best choice. Learn the art of life from your favourite telly actresses who combated domestic violence and dealt with it.

  • The Badass Moms - third dimension to Bollywood’s representation of mothers
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    The Badass Moms - third dimension to Bollywood’s representation of mothers

    I heard someone saying, the two things that any and every Indian hold closest to their hearts are Maa, and Cinema. It’s only obviously that the compound of the two has to be magical. Mothers have been painted in many colors on the India silver screen.

  • Here's why Kirron Kher is the "Cool Mom" of Indian Cinema (What's good, Amy Poehler?)
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    Here's why Kirron Kher is the "Cool Mom" of Indian Cinema (What's good, Amy Poehler?)

    Mother’s day in India will be celebrated on Sunday, May 14th this year. Ideally every single day of the year should be dedicated in appreciation of the woman to whom we owe our very being.

  • Dear Maa, that was actually a stupid excuse I made – there I confess it
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    Dear Maa, that was actually a stupid excuse I made – there I confess it

    As we gear up to celebrate Mother’s Day, here are few “champs” who’ve decided to confess their lies – we are pretty sure the moms know it already – but, its never too late. Satish Arora, 32, Ludhiana: I was 5 or 6, we were a family of four with just one bathroom to share. “I won’t go to school today, I’m peeing blood.” I demanded, didn’t work for me guys, didn’t work.

  • That one time Maa arrived unannounced, I was caught red handed, I was caught for life
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    That one time Maa arrived unannounced, I was caught red handed, I was caught for life

    Maybe we are taking notes from the west, emulating their parenting style, but each one of us has had that one haunting encounter with a belan, karchhi, comb, hanger or the good ole hawai chappal that was the brand of Indian parenting, back in the day. Ronith Shah, recollects the evening his dad had yet to return from work, mom was in the kitchen, and he found an ideal juncture to pocket a cigarette from dad’s night stand’s drawer.