Friendship and Dating

Canteens are out, Facebook is the new breeding ground of friendship!!

Canteens are out, Facebook is the new breeding ground of friendship!!

Even till the last decade or so, friendships were meant to happen and flourish in schools, colleges (or similar institutions), or in neighborhood perhaps. However, the range is...

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We are 'Just Good Friends' , and its true !

We are 'Just Good Friends' , and its true !

A widely held notion that often becomes a matter of debate amongst the GenNext teenagers and adults is whether a boy and a girl or a man and a woman can never be "just friends"....

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College or School - where do you make better friends?

College or School - where do you make better friends?

Who are your closest friends? Chances are that they will be the ones you have known in your formative years - the period of your life you spend in school. Many are of the...

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Stay away from the 'frenemies'

Stay away from the 'frenemies'

As can be quite easily deduced, the word ‘frenemy’ is a portmanteau for ‘friend’ and ‘enemy’. Though this word appeared in print as early as 1953, it has perhaps gained wider...

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Friends be my well wisher, don't put pressure !

Friends be my well wisher, don't put pressure !

We are social animals who seldom like to be alone. Whatever we think, say or do, we usually seek the approval of people around us, especially those who share common grounds with...

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Friends? Or Rivals in Love?

Friends? Or Rivals in Love?

‘A’ loves ‘B’. ‘B’ loves ‘A’. ‘C’ loves ‘A’ too! Or, probably a slight rearrangement of such a situation. Isn’t this quite a common scenario in our twenties? Late high-school or...

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Choosing the Easier Way Out!

Choosing the Easier Way Out!

The period of one’s life that is in recent times being referred to as “emerging adulthood” is often a tricky, deceptive one, one that throws many questions, confusions and...

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Because Each Friend is Important in his or her Own Way

Because Each Friend is Important in his or her Own Way

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”...

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Forgive and forget – dealing with a backstabbing friend

Forgive and forget – dealing with a backstabbing friend

Friendship is a revered institution. There is even an entire day dedicated to its celebration. Friends are our extended families – they occupy a space in our hearts that parents...

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Do women make better friends?

Do women make better friends?

In a recent study conducted by the Daily Mail, Uk, women seem to be twice as good at making friends than men, maintain friendships for longer and one in three women have their...

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Jealous of a friend’s boyfriend?

Jealous of a friend’s boyfriend?

There is a good reason why jealousy is categorised in a list called the Seven Deadly Sins. Note the word "Deadly". Jealousy can have deadly connotations, it can destroy...

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Can Miles and Kilometers Influence Love?

Can Miles and Kilometers Influence Love?

There is one proverb that says, ‘out of sight, out of mind’, while another adage goes like, ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder.’ Both of these can be applied to the context of...

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Is there such a thing as 'Healthy Flirting'?

Is there such a thing as 'Healthy Flirting'?

Friendship being a subjective concept holds different meanings and implications for different individuals. Over the years, its “definition” has undergone various modifications...

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Love-messages replacing love-letters?

Love-messages replacing love-letters?

The love letter is almost as old as written civilization itself, and continued to flourish throughout the earlier centuries as the most romantic mode of expressing amorous...

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Taking your phone on a date

Taking your phone on a date

Picture this – a group of friends are out for coffee. There is a lot of laughter and talk but invariably, the table will be cluttered with mobile phones which are constantly...

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Birds of a feather flock together, or do opposites attract?

Birds of a feather flock together, or do opposites attract?

Choosing friends is a significant part of one’s life. As they say, friends are God’s way of saying sorry for our relatives. One has no control over one’s relations that he/she...

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Friends that become Family!

Friends that become Family!

“Sometimes when we connect with others, something special happens, and somewhere along the way, a new family is created.”...

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Does Love Happen Only Once?

Does Love Happen Only Once?

They say, “Love happens only once. Rest is life.” Agree or disagree? Well, that’s a subjective take of course. Love is such a personal sentiment that everyone will have their...

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Friends help discover the Real You

Friends help discover the Real You

Soul searching is a good exercise to penetrate your inner self and examine your motives, beliefs and actions. Experiences often force us to question what is happening and we...

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Gossip Grapevine

Gossip Grapevine

We love to gossip. And this is an understatement when we are at college campuses, in classrooms or canteens and at work. From the panghat or water fountain (where women gather...

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Discovering love

Discovering love

Have you watched the movie, Serendipity? It tells the story of Jonathan and Sara who meet while choosing the same pair of black gloves, each buying it for a partner. They hit it...

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Hostel life - heaven or hell?

Hostel life - heaven or hell?

Living alone at a Paying Guest (PG) or hostel for working women, in a new city where you have landed to begin your dream career sounds exciting. Hold on, you are sure going to...

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Let’s go shopping, friends!

Let’s go shopping, friends!

Retail therapy can be so much more fun when one is with a best friend or group of friends. The only consideration being that you all must be like-minded and very comfortable...

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On a rollercoaster ride

On a rollercoaster ride

If you are the crazy kind who exults at the prospect of dangerous rides in amusement parks or going on outdoor adventures, adventure sports is the latest realm to explore. Till...

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Learn to let go

Love on the brink of breaking -up is like a dance where one person is trying to hold and pull the other close while other is busy dreaming about a third person . I so wish heart...

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Learning to draw lines

Learning to draw lines

Relationships are fragile things, threatened by many obstacles in their path. Egos, parental dissent, finances, status, caste etc. are all well known boulders in the path of...

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Working friends: do they work?

Working friends: do they work?

A workplace typically involves a bunch of people who have to meet one another on a daily basis. While it may be theoretically true that one simply needs to come into the office,...

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Dealing with the blues

Dealing with the blues

Dealing with difficult friends might be one thing, but dealing with friends during their difficult times might be a whole different ball game altogether. Often, we fail to...

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When friendship turns to love

When friendship turns to love

Friendship is a beautiful emotion that is fostered between two people, built on the strong foundation of mutual love. Love, doesn’t always necessarily refer to romantic love –...

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How happy can we be for our friends?

How happy can we be for our friends?

There are innumerable good things about friendship, one of the prime ones being that friends share happiness and sorrow, tears and smiles, joys and woes. They are the ones that...

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Dealing with the distances

Dealing with the distances

Long-distance relationships are hard, they require a lot of commitment and a lot of understanding between two people. But the most important point one should keep in mind while...

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Changing the rules

Changing the rules

All games have rules – so it is not surprising that the ‘dating game’ be exempt. ...

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How much should one actually let love change oneself?

How much should one actually let love change oneself?

He doesn't like your hairstyle. Or the fact that you love Hindi film music. He can't stand the fact that you relish roadside 'gol-gappas' much more than the exotic cuisines that...

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Online relationships: better or worse?

Online relationships: better or worse?

Life has many shades of grey, just like everything else in life itself. All things, even relationships, have pros and cons. Sometimes one can get caught up in the ‘image’ that...

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The ‘perfect’ partner is a myth

The ‘perfect’ partner is a myth

She dreams of her Prince Charming. He waits for his Sleeping Beauty. She pictures in her mind as to how her knight in shining armour is going to be. He longs to be loved by the...

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That funny thing called C.H.E.M.I.S.T.R.Y!

That funny thing called C.H.E.M.I.S.T.R.Y!

I am a firm believer of the fact that unless you share wonderful chemistry with someone you can never ever get close to them or even have a close friendship with them. ...

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I’m ready for marriage, but my boyfriend is not!

I’m ready for marriage, but my boyfriend is not!

Such is the story of many young ladies out there, who perhaps have been into a steady relationship with someone for a considerable period of time, but when it comes to tying the...

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Rekindle the romance

Rekindle the romance

There will come a time when no matter how much you love your boyfriend ( or your girlfriend), things will cool down between you two and you will fall into the old married couple...

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Decoding a man!

Decoding a man!

If we go by popular notions, it’s not that difficult at all because men are usually more simple creatures than their feminine counterparts. However, this idea can actually come...

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What men DON’T want

What men DON’T want

Many women tend to think that men are largely uncomplicated creatures and they don’t need to go that extra mile to make their men happy. Give them great food, show them some...

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Jennifer Aniston: The lady and the lover

Jennifer Aniston: The lady and the lover

Jennifer Aniston’s love life is something everybody seems to be interested in. The paparazzi has often gone to great lengths to find out whom she’s dating, and when. Aniston has...

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Can you stay friends with an ex? Take a cue from Katrina!

Can you stay friends with an ex? Take a cue from Katrina!

This is a perennial question that haunts the minds of everyone, irrespective of whether they are in a relationship or not. For, even if this does not concern them directly, this...

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Averting disaster: identifying relationship red flags

Averting disaster: identifying relationship red flags

Relationship rights may not always be typed on stamped paper and eligible for presentation in a court of law, but in the court of “mutual respect in relationships”, they are of...

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How to get your man - ways to attract someone you have a crush on!

How to get your man - ways to attract someone you have a crush on!

You know, gone are the days when men would read the signs a lady gives him, and act on them. Those were the days of glances exchanged across the room, telephone numbers sought...

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Online Matrimony Dangers - Look before you leap !

Online Matrimony Dangers - Look before you leap !

Marriage is a contract. It is a lifelong commitment which is shared between two individuals and their families. The modern age of technology brings forth a number of options for...

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Did you say ‘Love’?

Did you say ‘Love’?

“It’s been six weeks and we haven’t seen each other all this while. Called him like 15 times today…he was simply unreachable. God knows where he has been doing what!! Why is it...

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Love yourself, first

Love yourself, first

Life has its own colors but it also has it’s share of pain – the most terrible kind being the heart break brought about by the betrayal of your trust by someone you love. ...

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When to apologize

When to apologize

“Sorry seems to be the hardest word,” sang Elton John, and indeed there are times in one’s life when apologizing just does not come naturally. Conflicts occur between friends,...

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Is it love, or something else?

Is it love, or something else?

It probably has not been long since you were apprised of the relationship status of some school-goer as being “dating”, “seeing someone”, “having a crush on someone” or “it’s...

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