Fame attracts fame, and riches gravitate towards riches. The wealth at the disposal of Bollywood actresses is beyond imagination of the middle class salaried people like you and I. But the treasure placed at the feet of such goddesses when opulent businessmen, captivated in their charm, offer them their hearts are unreal.
This past week, as we settled down with our mugs of freshly brewed draught beer, I saw Cynthia* roll her eyes when she spotted the hickey on my neck. Both, my friends Cynthia and Amitabh* where ‘happily’ married with healthy spouses and there was no reason for me to believe otherwise. Cynthia replied, almost disgusted, as if I was indulging in some immoral act, “After the long working hours and with a kid, how do you manage to find time to have sex?” I realized immediately it had less to do with my sex-life and more to do with hers.
Mama’s boys are sweet and adorable beings who know how to respect a woman and take care of her. The stereotypical representation of mama’s boys has led to a lot of negative connotations around this term.
Admit it, we all have searched for our old flames on Facebook, and not always does that mean we are pining for a long lost love. Often, it is out of simple curiosity; some of us even take a sadistic pleasure in seeing how they have changed over the years, their once desirable looks giving way to something less appealing — sombre faces with midlife crisis written all over them. But then, there are some really exciting stories of virtual reunions that have happened all because of social media.
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’.
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.
Fathers share the most special relationship with their little princesses and vice versa. You are never too afraid to be criticised by him because you know that he is your biggest fan too, and wants you to excel in whatever you choose to do!
Yes, keeping your wife away from stress is very important for a healthy pregnancy. First and foremost, know her pregnancy eating habits, and always try to keep your kitchen full of things she likes to binge on. Don’t let her mood swings bring out your bad version.
Someone reminded me that it’s been 10 years since Charlie bit my finger — YouTube’s most-viewed non-music video. I wasn’t really familiar with that, like many other viral kids’ videos, as I don’t particularly enjoy viewing them. My lukewarm response to baby anecdotes or videos often raise eyebrows, all for the fact that I’m a woman, who is stereotypically supposed to be affectionate and warm. I walk on eggshells during gatherings that involve babies, struggling to not make my impatience obvious, for fear of being perceived rude.
There is no greater blessing and bigger gift than becoming a mother, a parent. The joys of motherhood are manifold. Each day is a new surprise. The ways in which your child fills your life with only happiness and nothing else is priceless. But then again, there are good times and bad times too. It is all part of the game as they say! In whichever way, life does change for the parents, more so for the mother after having a baby.
You can embark on an impromptu weekend getaway with your sweetheart and come back happy, spirited and rejuvenated. Welcoming friends and family as a married couple to your home will add a new dimension to your bond.
Whether you have already found your life partner or searching for one through arranged marriage, remember that every relationship has its own beauty and charm. Well, just because you are finding your better half through an arranged setup, it doesn't mean that it is a regressive or an old idea.
Pinkvilla recently interviewed Kajol who’s been blissfully settled in her married life for nearly two decades and asked her views on the same.
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.
Finding a perfect looking couple where the guy and the girl both are amazing to look at is not a very frequently seen scenario. Mostly, either one of them is a notch above the other. And, there are a lot of examples in Bollywood as well where gorgeous looking women have married or are dating ordinary looking men. Well, you don’t want to put us into trouble by naming them now, do you? But have you ever wondered what these guys go through every day when they have hot girlfriends?
Bollywood is a risky place for the trade of hearts, and the ever increasing appalling number of broken hasn’t done anything to prove us wrong.