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Shenaz Treasurywala: Enough of your Promotion Nonsense

Uh?!? Another open letter, once again before a movie release? First it was Deepika Padukone before ‘Finding Fanny’ and now ‘Main Aur Mr. Right’. Talk about coincidences (rolling eyes). Last Thursday, I woke up to an open letter on my Facebook wall by Bollywood actor Shenaz Treasurywala – a well worded distress call to address a burning issue in our country. I am still wondering about the timing of this letter. Why is it that

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CTRL + ALT+ DEL Mr. Nadella: Karma Hurts!

Does the world treat women fairly? The answer is a big NO!!! Take a look at the epics of the world – all of them exist in a patriarchal set up. Renowned authors and philosophers were unfair to women.  Some saw women as temptations and some saw them as being subservient to men. And it comes as no big surprise when the CEO of Microsoft, Mr. Satya Nadella stuffed his feet in the mouth by

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#It’sMyFault (Too)!!! Review Of The #AllIndiaBakchod Video On Rapes

With the rising sexual crimes against women rampant in India, followed by wide media coverage over these issues, it’s always disheartening to hear a string of hateful (and downright stupid) annotations against women, especially about the victims. There is zero respect and tact when it comes to dealing with issues of sexual violence. In the wake of the recent sexual assaults on women, a group of stand-up comedians who call themselves “All India Bakchod” have

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Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who’s The Fairest Of Them All

On a dull boring long day, the above image on a popular blog site caught my attention and had me thinking! Do women really spend more time getting ready?!? As always, Google came to my rescue and boy, I just did a double take when I realised it’s just the contrary. Looks like my day has just become brighter!!! The perception that women take much longer to prepare themselves than men has been around for

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Chronicles of a Mom-to-be!! Woo Ho!! PART 7

The last couple of weeks has my little orange growing by leaps and bounds, and inches and pounds!  And as those little arms and legs start to pack more of a punch, they definitely are my primary source of entertainment. Between midnight bathroom runs, a racing mind, cramping legs, sporting a basketball in your midsection – it’s no wonder that I can’t settle down for a comfortable sleep at nights. Definitely a prep course for

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The Great Indian (Before) Marriage Tamasha – Part 4

By  Shwetha Kalyanasundaram The last blog post (in this series) ended with the following question “So what happens if the horoscope matches?!?” Read on… If the horoscopes match at both ends, one moves onto a phase where you try to get to know each other!! This is done to see if they are compatible with each other. Well, in most cases, the two people involved are always going to be at their best behaviour, giving stereotypical

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The Great Indian (Before) Marriage Tamasha – Part 3

Not to forget that this blog is attributed to the tamashaa that ensues in every house (almost every house), there are quite a few funny snippets that must be highlighted in the process. In a lot of profiles that I have scanned, in the “about me” section, there would be details of the parents, brothers, sisters and the whole gamut of people in the family; but no information about the guy whatsoever. Poor guys! In

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Ms. Rose Chasm: The Cross Who Double Crossed Us

Continuing her crusade in India’s defence, Shwetha Kalyanasundaram, brings to you more evidence of why she thinks this entire Ms. Chasm story is a campaign to malign India. A must read.  A chance comment posted under my article on CNN iReport titled “My India: The Mistaken Story – An Indian Woman’s Perspective” (first published on Mission Sharing Knowledge) caught my attention. Quoting the person under the pseudonym ‘moonboat’ – “Michela Cross posted a number of videos

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The Great Indian (Before) Marriage Tamasha – Part 2

So how did my search for Mr Right go? With everyone relying upon technology (to throw you solutions), my parents, just like millions of other Indian parents, put my profile on every matrimonial site available. My parents and I sat down (with a notepad and a pen) to list out our expectations and to draw up a profile for me that could be posted on these sites. After sessions of brain storming and cluttering our

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My India: The Mistaken Story – An Indian Woman’s Perspective

Shwetha Kalyanasundaram rebuts this story which lambasts India and makes you feel the country is made up of vultures only looking for prey landing in form of women tourists. A must read for all, no matter what nationality.   Ms. Rose Chasm’s article “India: the Story You Never Wanted to Hear” has been trending for the last couple of days, with many of my friends sharing the story on various social networking sites. The headline

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