How do you know when it’s the right time to take a relationship that’s in its early stages to the next level? Asking the right questions could be the key to embarking on a more serious and meaningful relationship, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Exeter. The team spoke to 10 divorce lawyers and mediators and two judges in order to determine the main reasons why relationships may be likely to fail, before interviewing a cohort of couples.
Ayan Mukherji’s Brahmastra is making headlines yet again, this time with an exciting rumor spreading around B-Town that maybe, just maybe Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt might be dating each other. Although, Alia Bhatt has been busy with the promotional spree of her upcoming Raazi, helmed by Meghna Gulzar as well as with the shoots of Karan Johar’s Kalank. Ranbir Kapoor has been sweet enough to spend time with the lady in question himself.
Everything seems to be going downhill with cricketer Mohammad Shami and his wife Hasin Jahan. Both have been trading nasty allegations in public ever since Jahan came out with shocking revelations about the cricketer and his alleged affairs to media. Jahan has also filed an FIR against Shami and four members of his family under several IPC sections, including cruelty to a woman by her husband and his relatives.
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.
“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.
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.
Swaraj and I were high school sweethearts. 6 years later when I stumbled upon his profile on Facebook, I was taken by surprise. The coffee date crossed its limits, Swaraj ended up spending the night at my apartment instead of the 5 star accommodation provided by his office.
I was not forced to marry the woman who is now my wife, the mother of my children, on account of social norms, caste or community. Ours was a love marriage, and when I look back in hindsight, I witness the madness in love we shared some five years ago, but all those emotions have since faded away. Even though we stay together, in the same bedroom, under the same roof, we have grown miles apart. She doesn’t understand me anymore, nor I, her. She is clueless of the struggles I put up with out of the house, I am unmindful to her life inside. We talk less, we, as I believe, know each other lesser. ...
Second marriages are not new in Bollywood, in fact we are now getting used to the idea of third marriages of our favorite celebs. But while we stay busy with the gossip, the stress their kids who often grow up to be stars themselves go through while they witness their nest breaking and parents settling with others is left ignored. Some of these kids have established strong bonds with their step moms and siblings while others wouldn’t look them in the eye. Let’s check a few of these names and evaluate their equation
Divorces and break-ups can never be cheerful. The pain included in separating one’s self from one’s better half entails unfathomable pain. But at times, like the ones we describe here, knowing about the reasons behind the fall out of a marriage can leave you in splits.
Like hundreds of thousands of women in my country, I had an arranged marriage. I met my husband just twice before the wedding. Though my contemporary parents encouraged me to go on dinners with him, share conversations on phone, I refused. Even when he called up, a week before the engagement, requesting my company to his friend’s wedding, I cooked up a convoluted story and excused myself. I wanted to get married; to whom, it didn’t matter.
There we were again, across the table, facing each other. I was stealing glimpses of his new ring. My mind had almost exploded with memories heaving up, memories that weighed way more than I could accommodate. Not a single memory spared clouding my thoughts. The five years of our relationship were complete with events, incidents, and promises. Some events were planned, others were unplanned, some incidents brought joys, and others fused with tears, some promises kept, some forsaken. But all in all, it was a great time we had spent together.
Breakups and link ups are part of Bollywood. While stars are always under the scanner for their relationship status, a few have been very open and loud about their breakup. With Farhan and Adhuna Akhtar calling it quiuts, we bring to you a recap of other couples who are members of this club. Here are breakup stories Bollywood can never forget!
Valentine’s day is less than a month away, and we cannot wait for it to get here. But just as we twiddle our thumbs in restless anticipation, we wonder, what will we do this Valentine’s? After all, a lifetime of chocolates and roses and fancy dinners do tend to get repetitive. We compile a list of 5 adorable traditions to start with your significant other this Valentines, because, after all, what better day is there to start a new tradition, and chase away those relationship cobwebs together, right?
Leifkes shared a pic of the unusual piece of bling on Facebook, claiming that her fiancé Lucas Mancoon-Unger “knows his wisdom teeth means more to [her] than a diamond.” “We have never been the traditional couple, ‘why the heck start now?’” she wrote. Leifkes never lusted after a diamond, telling Buzzfeed that they’re “overrated.” “My birthstone is a diamond.
You knew about the Andy Warhols. The two get to chatting about how Von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress has withstood the test of time. Von Furstenberg may be one of the most fabled faces in fashion, but she’s an apt life-coach, too.