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The disastrous palanquin of wishes – Doli Armaano Ki – A review.

Doli Armaano Ki means palanquin of desires/ wishes – disastrous! Samrat, the main protagonist, has the following qualities: He is a wife beater A womanizer A cheater Rude, cruel…basically every possible vice that a man can possess. Do not forget to watch his Mother – very important character in this serial.  She supports all his vices as if they were his virtues! She is basically shown as a jahil-ganwaar (stupid & ignorant – like you can be illiterate but nice, kind, caring and intelligent / worldly-wise– but this word means stupid as well) woman here – a typical Indian mother-woman-often-seen

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Aagnyakaari bahu or malicious daughter-in-law

Household chores or job workload? Functions at home or meetings at office? Aagnyakaari bahu or malicious daughter-in-law? There is always a tug of war between these two categories of females. One becomes a sanskaari bahu and the other becomes a selfish and self-centered bahu. The way society has created certain barriers in front of women to stop her doing particular activities, in the same way they have also formed few perceptions for those women who are housewives and for those who are working. A housewife should get up early, perform pooja, take care of the family, do household chores, keep

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Stop Asking Personal Questions to Female Candidates!

You are of the age, no plans of settling down? You have been married for three years; family planning in progress? Asking personal questions to female candidates is quite common in a corporate set-up and what comes as a little surprising to me is that, such actions are considered “common” by most – not only interviewers but even jobseekers. Yes, even today within the workforce, you come across situations where gender matters to a great extent. In my opinion, questions that may seem ‘normal’ and ‘acceptable’ are actually severely gender biased and create a lot of imbalances in the process

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How should you ideally handle a teenage pregnancy case?

I was watching this episode in Zee Cafe – Desperate Housewives Season 4 – and was rather shocked to see the way they handled teenage pregnancy!…read on and comment – do you agree to this kind of an approach!?……And they call themselves modern & advanced?!Omg! I happened to watch an episode of the much talked about ‘Desperate Housewives’. These so called modern western ladies wearing revealing nothings to keep their husbands under their control (plus try their luck with other husbands in the locality) are handling a teenage pregnancy case like even our remote Indian village belles won’t do! So

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This country is run by women

For quite some time, I have been observing around and I come to the conclusion that this country is run by women (this is a generalization, outliers remain though)! If you actually see and analyze, the amount of work that a woman does is much more than the amount of work a man does. There are set duties for a woman, almost all the duties are pertaining to others in her life; anything that she has to do for herself she has to take extra time out – whether it is going for a walk, or office, or beauty parlour,

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नारी

हे देवी! कितनी विलक्षण, कितनी महान हो तुम, प्रेम का साक्षात सागर, गुणों की खान हो तुम तुम्हारी महानता की समानता रखने वाला संसार में कोई नहीं, तुमने अपने प्यार रूपी पुष्प की सुख रूपी सुगन्धि से सारे संसार को भर दिया है, तुमने अपने इंद्रियजनित सुखों से सारे संसार को परिपूर्ण कर दिया है तुम्हारा दर्शन सुख! अहा! कितना प्रिय है ये जिसे प्राप्त करने के लिए चाँद भी लुका छिपी करता है, सारी रात तुम्हें निहारने के बाद भी जाते – जाते सुबह आहें भरता है तुम्हारा स्पर्श, तुम्हारी सुगन्धि कितना कोमल, कितना मधुर आनंद दाता है जिसका सानी

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Losing A Life…

Her stomach felt heavy and stiff, she put her palm there and tried to soothe it down there… Suddenly a thought flashed into her mind and brought a tiny anxious smile on her face, Can it happen.. what if true… what if not… She was anxious, she was curious… the feeling of being unsure was making her go crazy… Finally after checking twice, thrice she told it to her husband with an uncontrollable smile. Both were happy… she wanted to tell the whole world how this feels to be responsible suddenly… How does it actually feel to have a sudden

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3 Inspirational Moms – SALUTE!

Do you agree to the saying – “behind every man’s success there is a woman”? While some of you may disagree to this, you cannot contend the fact that behind every human being’s success there is a mother! Continuing our Mother’s Day series, we thought of delving into some of the inspirational mothers of our times and trying to gauge their contribution to their children’s success. Sarath Babu’s Mother E Sarath Babu’s rags-to-riches’ story could not happen without his mother. Rising from a slum in Chennai, this man went to IIM-Ahmedabad and is now running the Food King Catering business

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Thank Her The Special Way This Mothers Day

While you must be wondering on what to give your mother on the Mothers day, Prachi Sharma suggests 5 emotional gifts that would pleasure her heart more than any material ones. 1. Make her feel special for making you wise: So do you even know where and how did you became all this intelligent? Where did the first few parts of wisdom came from? It clearly came from the person whose body you were a part of. It was her who made you understand the difference between a real sweet dish and a soap you thought was an ice-cream. It was her

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I Could Only Stare…

I wanted to know To ask, to listen but Her eyes Captured my eyes Vacant Far away they stare She looks at me No Through me I can only stare Silently at her face Her rusty brown hair, The colour of her skin. Is there No hope that I see In her eyes Her chest Bears the burden Of her matrimony Still growing Seven months protruding Her belly Third one, she says grimly I can only stare Silently at her face But, Then she smiles Despite her misery Her pain of Searching, hoping (For a better life?) Her smile took

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