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)…

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

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…

How marriages dissect families

A common household pre-marriage dialogue that I am absolutely aversed to is “madhve aagi hodmele, hudgiru, yaavatthu bere manevre”. I always liked to believe this is not true. My world seems to be crumbling around me now that I see that line becoming a reality in life. I began to analyse what it is that…