Being all by yourself, with your partner miles away on Valentine’s Day can be tough. Hearing you say “I love you” as soon as they wake up can beat all other romantic gestures or any other expensive gifts.
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.
Its a weird weird world – this film industry, I tell you. Don’t let them fool you with these beautiful faces and hearty smiles that easily conceal those real feelings they harbour deep within. You may smile ear to ear and feign as much cordiality – but we know you can’t stand each other one bit.
“Till death do us apart” is just another dated expression with limited to no implication or emotion in 2017 Earth.
When I met Nayana last time, I felt like her outlook on life had changed tremendously. Gone were her outbursts of laughter as well as her short temper, only to be replaced by a lackadaisical attitude towards life. Nayana, a devout Catholic, was in favour of arranged marriage, and she felt she found the right guy in Alex, an enthusiastic, approachable guy with a happy go lucky attitude.
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.
The criticisms directed at video gaming are plentiful with cynics voicing their concerns about the behavioural effects of first-person shooters and fighting games. Only to find that those who played video games for at least an hour a day had a lower likelihood of premature ejaculation that those who didn’t. The study also revealed that gamers reported having a lower sexual desire, which researchers said could be down to video games being stressful to play.
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.
Gone are the days of white clad, pitiable mothers in the entertainment. The new wave of television introduced in the wake of this millennium marked a change in how the country wanted to see its mothers.
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.
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.
The heap of resentment on the other end may eventually lead your relationship towards a fall out as minute things often create hollows in relationships that appear strong on the outside only waiting to break apart by the mildest push in the wrong direction. If most of your time is consumed in finding flaws in your partner, drawing comparisons with your friends, friends’ partner, or colleagues and discovering the many ways they fall short to others, perhaps you are the one at fault. Nothing sabotages a relationship than comparing your partner’s inadequacies to someone else’s merits.
Scenes where someone runs into a wedding, tears streaming down their face and trying to stop a ceremony are typically reserved for Hollywood movies. Another guest shared a tale about their friend’s wedding where the bride's parents were “super conservative” and didn’t like the fact the groom was 10 years older and had been previously divorced.
It’s been 10 beautiful years that the most beautiful woman in the world broke a million hearts and tied knot with the very handsome Abhishek Bachchan. When invited to share his opinion on his wife’s performance in Jazzba, he detailed his admiration of Aishwarya, “To start with you have to understand that she is an actor who started her career with a de-glamorous film like ‘Iruvar’.
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?