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Three groovy reads for Women’s Day

Sex and the Citadel – Shereen El Feki If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms… As political change sweeps the streets and squares, parliaments and presidential palaces of the Arab world, Shereen El Feki has been looking at upheaval a little closer to home – in the sexual lives of men and women ...

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12 women centric movies you should watch

Celebrate women and men everyday and not just on the consumer driven 8th of March. With Gulaabi Gang, Gulaab Gang , Queen and Kaanchi releasing , here is a list of women centric movies one could catch up on. Maati Maay (Marathi):  Stars Nandita Das and Atul Kulkarni in the lead roles. The movie is based on “Chandi” the protagonist ...

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women Day is now popularly celebrated around the world. If you are wondering how to go ahead and make a difference, follow some basic steps as below: 1. Women in Family and At Work: Take time today to talk to your mother, sister, grandmother, teachers or bosses and tell them how you feel they are special and thank them. ...

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Every day is Women’s Day

There must be random thoughts going among men who are in relationship to make up on women’s day for what they couldn’t do on Valentine ’s Day. Women’s day indeed is not a replay of V-day. V day is for a guy to show his love for his girl. A day to express his love and care for what he ...

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Top 5 things men would like to say to women.

Men who are often misunderstood. They would like their women to know 5 things about them. 1. Yes we are men! And we would like to fix anything and everything that’s broken around the house!  If we don’t find anything broken we will break them and then try to fix them n then cry for expert help. 2. Yes we ...

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Panting in the dark

flute

I had a habit to visit Fancy Bazar(in Gauhati) during summer and winter vacation with my grandmother. We used to take a city bus from Uzanbazar and drop down near the Cotton College Physics Department. From there it was a pleasant walk. On our way, we had to cross Radio Phonics, Kalpataru and MMC Govt Hospital. In front of MMC ...

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Got a Barbie in your collection?

barbie collector

Barbie approaches her 55th birthday. Created by Mattel in 1959 and inspired by a fashion doll named Bild Lilli from Germany, these dolls were first introduced at the New York Toy-fair and were an instant success. Mow more demure than ever, ‘Barbie in India’ has several avatars like the one wearing a wedding outfit, one dressed in gharchola saree representing ...

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Pillion riding with a helmet.

Pillion rider's helmet

Biking. There many legends of the 2 wheeled adrena-lane who have painstakingly penned down their thoughts on the subject. Generations of petrol heads have been following them. However what is not quite evidently seen or even talked about subject is the “pillion”. I seek to explore the less travelled road (at least India) on this subject. Thus drawing from the ...

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Book review; Take Me Home – Rashmi Bansal

“You can go other places, all right – you can live on the other side of the world, but you can’t ever leave home” A few pages into the book and I suddenly realized, I belong to Balasore (Odisha). Does anybody know where on the map it really is? More importantly, will anyone bother to look it up? Small town ...

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Switzerland? France? No it’s incredible Shimla

Oh beautiful Himalayas! Snow covered Shimla, at an altitude of 6000 feet, beats any hill station, anywhere! You can be there any time of the year but the clean white snow makes it the best time to visit in December. They say that the winter snows don’t come early anymore, but somewhat late in December.  Shimla  was  blessed with snow in Feb (around ...

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