What the modern day dating websites tell you about a society.

I joined a group of women clad in hijaabs for lunch on Friday. I made some small talk just to get them to switch from Bahasa to English and also make them less awkward for a stranger having joined them. Soon, the conversation got more interesting and I started quizzing them about the history and…

Is Mindy Kaling the new age 30 something Barbie doll?

I was introduced to the show “The Mindy Project”, which is a show about 30 something (She hasn’t really revealed her exact age at least in the episodes I have watched thus far) second generation American with an Indian origin, who is an OBGYN with private practice in Manhattan. She’s a size 8 or 10 (US)…

Is losing innocence such a bad thing after all?

For nearly a decade now, I watched my parents and their generation worry about ours and the subsequent. They could barely come to terms with how quickly we were  growing up – girls and guys getting together, the quick turn around of relationships and all the other things frowned upon as an effect of modernity…

Markets and incentives

I am an ardent hater of shopping in general and hence, an ardent fan of Bigbasket.com. Due to limited knowledge, patience, etc for sight seeing, Karthik and I went into the central market at Budapest which was on our walking radar. I was very happy to find vegetables that I never find in Barcelona and…

Universal Gender Stereotypes

For most part of my life, I believed that women were only subdued and expected to play a less significant role in society only in India. I was somehow under the impression that women enjoyed greater equality in the west based on everything I had read about the role of women in the Industrial Revolution.…

Men and Women view relationships differently

Warning: This is a two-year-old post imported from my old blog and it was based on just one data point. This is not an accurate reflection of my thoughts today.  Like a Christmas dress is to a girl, a pair of everyday-strapped leather sandals is for a guy. A very crucial purchase. But there is…

Matchmaker Papparazzi

Quoted – http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/man-woman/The-regressive-rules-of-getting-married-for-an-Indian-girl/articleshow/40689746.cms

A Croatian love affair

It was close to the end of the European summer of 2013. The cold days were slowly creeping in and the leaves were showing signs of autumn. I had just reached a small Venetian style historic port town named Trogir with my backpack. I was wearing my usual travel attire with a Bavarian hat to…

The New Age Social Epidemic

If you’ve ever been in a serious relationship, you’d know that break-ups with no real closure is what makes most break-ups ugly – you’re neither in them nor over them. This usually happens when one party ditches the other and the whole break-up ‘appears’ to be based on mutual consent. It sometimes reminds me of…