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Sep, 26, 2016 By admin Comments
Twinkle Khanna a.k.a Mrs. Funnybones is not only a fine bollywood actor but also a brilliant newspaper columnist, author and an interior designer. Her book – ‘Mrs Funnybones’ was published last year by Penguin India which got some amazing reviews and was also ranked in Hindustan Times’ best non-fiction chart. She also writes columns for The Times of India and Daily News and Analysis. Twinkle has a marvelous sense of interior designing and we know that because we have seen it! We had dinner at the Kumar’s once, NOT. Jokes apart, we saw it on the internet and some fashion magazines which featured her incredible work. She recently designed Rani Mukherjee’s new house too and it looks F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! Twinkle Khanna loves jewellery and her idea of happiness is riding a scooter in shorts and kurta in Goa. Well, she’s pretty much like us except for the fact that she’s married to the handsome hunk - Akshay Kumar. So jealous ! Apart from having a funny bone, Twinkle has an amazing taste in fashion too. Wow! Is there anything this woman can’t do?  Here are some of the times she showed us how fusion is done right. Twinkle has shown us that a woman should never stop dreaming and learning. We should keep on trying new things which will not only help us all evolve but will also carve us into strong independent women. A marriage is just a change in your relationship status and that shouldn’t affect your career or kill your passion. Thanks for the lesson, T!
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Sep, 22, 2016 By admin Comments
“Clothes are meant to cover one’s body”, a wise yet hypocrite man once said. Why does a niqab cover a woman’s face? And why don’t men wear niqabs too? Why is a three inch show of waist acceptable when we wear sarees but the same three inches seem vulgar from under a crop-top? Why is it okay for boys to wear shorts and play football but if girls do the same, it’s looked down upon. Why is it okay for a guy to grow his hair  in order to look like Bon Jovi but if girls want to chop their hair just to feel lighter, it’s a disgrace? Why is a rape victim blamed for showing some skin when the real problem lies in the inability of a man to control his testosterone? Why is it “cool” for a guy to wear super low waist jeans to show off the brand of their underwear but a little bra strap peeping out of a woman’s top is considered unethical? I have always loved wearing shift dresses that end above the knee. I would style it with a printed warm scarf and wedges, rub against some strong cologne and smack a soft pink lipstick on. During winter, especially. Little did I know that this source of happiness would become a major matter of concern after marriage. The family I was married into had a good name in the society and was one of the modern upgraded ones. At least that’s what others thought. Whereas in reality, the only thing they had plenty of, was money. I have never been one of those who could be tamed. And no woman should be told what to wear. The only person who has the right to tell us what to wear is the stylist. A woman is free to wear whatever she wishes to and it’s about time men understand the fact that we dress for ourselves and not them. We would rather roam naked if our dress sense was aimed at pleasing them. And don’t worry, I still wear shift dresses. Shorter ones now, in fact. But it’s not just about me. It’s about you and your mother and your daughter and all those beautiful women you see every day. Why don’t men wear “niqabs”?  
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Sep, 09, 2016 By admin Comments
Women are generally considered to be the weaker sex in this male dominant world. Some women might be physically weaker as compared to men but that surely don’t make the whole sex inferior. Now-a-days, more and more impressionable women are leaving their marks on the trophies in various fields which everyone should be proud of. Here are some of habits that make an impressionable independent woman:
  • Be confident
Whatever you do, do it with confidence because nothing is sexier than a confident woman. You have to believe in yourself for the world to do the same.
  • Spend some quality time with yourself
Go out shopping, discover new eating joints and enjoy some wine with just yourself. It will make you happier person and you don’t need to depend on anybody to have a good time.
  • Stop taking shit
Don’t let anyone make you feel small just because you’re a woman. Sexism needs a full stop and sexists need a kick below the belt.
  • Empower other women
Respect and authorize other women because girls compete but women collaborate. It’s time to stop the guys from taking advantage of cat fights, you know?
  • Love your body
Beauty cannot be defined by the size or the complexion of a human being. Nobody is perfect and that is what makes everybody beautiful in their own unique way. A star looks stunning and so does a sunflower and they look nothing alike.
  • Have a plan
And some life goals because living without a purpose is like driving to a new place without a map. It’s a waste of time and creates chaos.
  • Never stop learning
Just like the actor-turned-designer-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna (blog link), keep on learning and experimenting with new things. Let your hobbies become your ATM machine for sky is the limit!
  • Take risks
Yes, you might fall but darling, what if you fly? Living a life with ‘what ifs’ is so not healthy. So, do it and have some faith in God.
  • Put a pause on the drama
Adjust, adapt and command respect instead of demanding it. You don’t need a prince to be treated like a princess. Do it yourself and do it for you.
  • Set your priorities right
Everything needs to be in order, in order to become a strong independent woman. Know what is most important to you so you can focus and block the petit issues in life.
  • Never be dependent on anyone for money
If you want to be treated as an equal, you need to act like one. Pay your own bills even after marriage or at least have a job that can fill your bank account because the future is uncertain and you have to be smart and armed (not with guns or something. Although, that would work too). Women can do anything that a man can, in fact, they do it better and with love. No offence guys but you know you love us. Are you an impressionable independent woman?  
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Aug, 30, 2016 By admin Comments
India has been a leading for hub for surrogacy for quite some time now. The first surrogate surgery was performed in 1994, but it wasn’t legally recognised until the year 2002. Following that year, surrogacy in India has been increasing ever since. People from across the globe fly into the country every year to have their baby. This has led to surrogacy becoming a major “industry” in the country. Even though it has been widely recognized and such vast global onset of surrogacy, it is still an unorganized sector. Even though it is now legally accepted and women are paid well for it, it still raises a lot of ethical issues. Most of the women involved in surrogacy in India come from the lower sections of the society. Due to their lower standards of education they are still not aware of their legal rights and this often leads to her being exploited by the agents and clinics. They are not provided with any care post delivery which increases the chances of infections and other post delivery complications. Surrogate mothers are not legally recognized as “workers” in India and hence they do not have any legal rights. Also there is a fear of social stigma if the surrogates name is revealed as it is still something that is looked down by some sections of the society. Besides the mother, there are issues faced by the parents as often due to the IVF procedure more than one embryo gets fertilized, leaving the parents to choose between the babies. Sometimes due to prenatal growth complications, the baby also has to be aborted, crushing the dreams of the parents. Sometimes problems arise when the child is born with birth defects are often abandoned. There are also issues with citizenship sometimes with parents coming from abroad and this puts the child’s future in jeopardy. Pertaining to all of these ever growing issues it is essential to lay out legit laws regarding surrogacy and recognizing it as a sector of employment and providing rights for the women.
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Aug, 19, 2016 By admin Comments
Aren’t rules meant to be broken? How would the navigators discover new places if they stuck to the map instead of experimenting with new ways? How would the fashion evolve if tons of designers didn’t come up with new styles every season? How would women look awesome in boy-cuts if they stuck to the tradition of having a knee length hairstyle? • Change is good Change is the way to growth and evolution. If everything remained the same, we would still be living like the Stone Age generation. • Old is not gold People say that the older you are the wiser you get but a lot of us don’t agree to that. Simply because we can see that not all adults have it all sorted. Older people definitely have more experience but learning from one’s mistakes is a choice, not the only option. • Life is too short to play by the book It’s a good thing to learn from other’s mistakes but so is making new ones. Knowing what to do is good but knowing what not to do is better! • Regrets are a waste of time Living a ‘what if’ life is too depressing so go where your heart takes you. Take risks and believe in yourself, you’ll manage. • Use your own brain That’s why we each have one! Let’s innovate, experiment and act the way we want to, until and unless it’s not hurting anybody. Because you rather not play than playing safe. Follow your heart, get your halo dirty, fly, run, fall but don’t stop because; “The most subversive people are those who ask questions.” ― Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World Are YOU a rebel?

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