Relationships

No to maid aid!

No to maid aid!

Someone has been complaining constantly to me about how miserable her life is because she doesn’t have a maid and she spends her time scolding her husband for not being...

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The hands that rock our cradles and steady our lives

The hands that rock our cradles and steady our lives

“Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most...

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Mums Make our World go Rock-n-Roll

Mums Make our World go Rock-n-Roll

Can mothers be friends?? Well, perhaps this question will invite different answers from different individuals. But come to think of it, have our mothers not been our friend at...

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Usually, girls are likened to their fathers, “daddy’s little princess”, as they are often called. However, the bond between a mother and her daughter is also not to be...

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Build Trust with your Teenage Daughter

Build Trust with your Teenage Daughter

Teenage years are perhaps the most turbulent times of a child's life. For parents, this is a trying time because handling adolescent children is a different ball-game. Things...

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Why should boys get more attention ?

Why should boys get more attention ?

The Indian society, unfortunately, is a lot about hypocrisy and irony. While it is held as the land where many Goddesses are worshipped as the emblem of power, it is in this...

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Making A Stranger Your Own

Making A Stranger Your Own

Adopting a child is a very significant decision for a couple, which presumes that the child will be well-accepted and showered with due care, affection and love. It also implies...

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Can parents ever be good 'friends'?

Can parents ever be good 'friends'?

Almost everyone holds the belief that ideally parents should develop a friendship with their children. Though during one’s growing up years, children are usually “dependent” on...

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Pink for my baby boy

Pink for my baby boy

Walk into any department store and go to the baby section. All the outfits, accessories and toys for girls are shades of pink, purple and yellow with floral prints, polka dots...

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Caught in the crossfire

Caught in the crossfire

Marriages are often made in heaven- that’s the age old saying and that’s what we would all like to believe. Nowadays, unfortunately, heaven seems very far away as marriages seem...

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Children require rules and attention

Children require rules and attention

All children tend to test their parents’ expectations. At times they misbehave to get something - an object, attention and peer approval. Parents can be too permissive as they...

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To You, My Dear Child

To You, My Dear Child

A touching letter from a mother to her grown-up. Each and every emotion she had acknowledged through the passing years have been put to words beautifully. ...

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Treat your differently-abled child with extra love and care

Treat your differently-abled child with extra love and care

It is indeed true that one does not understand the complete profundity and subtlety of a situation unless they are faced with it or it concerns them directly. In cases of...

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Don’t mollycoddle your child!

Don’t mollycoddle your child!

Parenting is hard and fraught with worries and tensions, we agree. For new parents, the world suddenly revolves around a tiny, squalling human being and they suddenly realise...

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Our child is Our Teacher

Our child is Our Teacher

Encouraging adults to think and behave like children as a psychological tool can sometimes be used to teach them to fully live life and let go of the various problems we...

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Raising Twins

Raising Twins

Double Trouble or Double the Fun? ...

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Chores and why children need to do them

Chores and why children need to do them

Often wondered how perfectly happy kids turn out to be feckless, irresponsible, and indifferent towards the family? Many people have. Specifically, many parents have wondered...

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Keeping children busy at home

Keeping children busy at home

The kids will be back to school in couple of weeks and you as a parent will try to fill in evenings with activities. Often parents become an unorganized mess, running around...

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Talking about abuse to young children: Overwhelming but necessary

Talking about abuse to young children: Overwhelming but necessary

Childhood is a time for budding friendships, playing in the park, learning new things and discovering plenty of toys. It is every parent’s wish for their child to enjoy their...

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Tips to take care of new born baby, your bundle of joy !

Tips to take care of new born baby, your bundle of joy !

The last few days of pregnancy are full of apprehension for the new mother. Once the new bundle of joy arrives it brings with it unprecedented happiness and never ending...

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Falling in love is easy, staying in love requires work!!

Falling in love is easy, staying in love requires work!!

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, and always with the same person.” - Mignon McLaughlin....

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Sharing Love, Sharing Responsibility

Sharing Love, Sharing Responsibility

They say, “Behind every successful man, there is a woman.” However, if we alter this adage a little, we’ll find that behind every successful woman there is a man. But the thing...

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Despite the differences, love finds its way!

Despite the differences, love finds its way!

Marriages between individuals who belong to different cultures, castes or backgrounds often face difficulties, not only from the immediate family and the society at large, but...

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Love Marriage or Arranged Marriage - Love After Marriage is the key !

Love Marriage or Arranged Marriage - Love After Marriage is the key !

Marriage is an everlasting institution founded on love, affection and trust. It is in fact one of the fundamentals of social life, and therefore, a prime decision of our lives....

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Are you fighting WITH your love, or fighting FOR it??

Are you fighting WITH your love, or fighting FOR it??

Typically a marriage starts off on a happy note. Be it a love marriage or an arranged one, the prospective bride and groom embark on a new phase of their lives together,...

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Marriage Counselling ~ Does it really help?

Marriage Counselling ~ Does it really help?

An almost alien concept till a few decades ago, today marriage counselling has gained widespread relevance and is a familiar tool for couples-to-be as well as couples-that...

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When Wives Earn More than their Husbands

When Wives Earn More than their Husbands

Since times immemorial, the society has been accustomed to husbands who earn a living for their family while women perform the roles of homemakers/caregivers. However, change is...

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Marriage takes away your freedom. Is it all worth it?

Marriage takes away your freedom. Is it all worth it?

To find if anything is overrated or not, one must first analyse what that thing gives and what it takes away in return. Marriage has always been a revered institution in the...

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Keeping the Romance Alive!

Keeping the Romance Alive!

Life has a way of getting us accustomed to certain special things after a while, so much so that we start taking those things for granted. Be it family, work, finances, whatever...

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Does mid-life crisis threaten marriages?

Does mid-life crisis threaten marriages?

Before discussing or understanding whether mid-life crisis in any way hampers a spousal relationship, it is crucial to first comprehend what mid-life crisis is and what it...

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Privacy must be respected!

Privacy must be respected!

In a marriage, two individuals are expected to share their lives, in the true sense of the term. However, let’s face it. Is the “two bodies, one soul” concept an attainable...

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Can men handle successful women?

Can men handle successful women?

They do have a little problem, let’s admit it. Especially in a society such as ours, a woman’s success, if it trumps the man’s, does not bode very well for their relationship....

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Focus on “we” instead of “me”

Focus on “we” instead of “me”

All of us tend to take our spouses for granted at times. We get engrossed in our work and don’t even notice our other half. That is the beginning of any disconnect in a...

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Does an age-gap between couples matter?

Does an age-gap between couples matter?

Relationships are tricky things; they can be fostered in an instant and broken in less than a minute. Sustaining a relationship is the real challenge. Many factors go into this ...

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There are better things in life than being married – is it?

There are better things in life than being married – is it?

The other day, an article was doing the rounds of the social networking site Facebook, titled something along the lines of ‘Things to do other than get married.’ Young women...

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 Chivalry is no longer a male bastion

Chivalry is no longer a male bastion

There are many aspects of chivalry that are appealing to a woman. Traditionally, chivalry, or the art of behaving gallantly with a lady, was restricted solely to men – knights...

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Reclaim yourself

Reclaim yourself

There might come a time in your life when you find yourself at crossroads with the person that you love – or thought you loved. It might be that there will be no solution to the...

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“SHE” - an article dedicated to girls, ladies and women

“SHE” - an article dedicated to girls, ladies and women

My eyes were filled with tears, which I could not contain any longer when she embraced me and started crying. It was my sister’s marriage and it was time for her “VIDAAI”....

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The ball

The ball

Enchanted with the music...

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Sitting, waiting, wishing

Sitting, waiting, wishing

Relationships are difficult – they take time, energy and a start up investment of a whole lot of promises and happiness. Leave all that aside and ask yourself, is it your job...

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Three’s a crowd

Three’s a crowd

When bonds are broken, it hurts. Be it the bond of friendship, love, siblings, parents or separation from grandparents by the fell hand of death. There are some bonds which are...

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The Ex-files

The Ex-files

Marriage can be marred by an ex partner in the picture – because of many things. Especially in India, a divorcee is considered to be past his or her prime and damaged goods –...

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Standing at the crossroads

Standing at the crossroads

A middle-aged couple. With two kids, or one for that matter. Husband gets an opportunity of working in a different city (or a different country, as the case may be) with better...

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Angelina Jolie and relationships: the evolution of a woman

Angelina Jolie and relationships: the evolution of a woman

When one looks at Angelina Jolie today, one sees an incredibly composed woman beaming down at her six children, and holding hands with her fiancé. It is a heart-warming sight,...

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The way to a man's heart

The way to a man's heart

Kalpana lay there motionless long after Rajiv had left the room. Her mind went back to the time when it had all started. It was just a few days after their marriage. All the...

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Have an offbeat wedding

Have an offbeat wedding

Modern day brides often roll their eyes at the accepted notion of traditional weddings and moan about having to sit through hours and hours of rituals – especially in India...

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Are you in a toxic relationship?

Are you in a toxic relationship?

As we walk along the path that life paves for us we will meet many, different people and form many relationships with them. Not all relationships will be giving and growing and...

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Marriage should enrich you, not eclipse you: Scarlett's brief marriage to Ryan Reynolds

Marriage should enrich you, not eclipse you: Scarlett's brief marriage to Ryan Reynolds

Scarlett Johansson is arguably one of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood at present. She has a unique sense of sex appeal, and sensuality, combined with a very attractive...

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Anger can spell danger for your marriage!

Anger can spell danger for your marriage!

With great love comes great responsibility. Marriage is a major turning point in the lives of two individuals, where they learn to live together bound by the ties of warmth,...

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‘Little things’ make a relationship count – take a cue from Angelina Jolie

‘Little things’ make a relationship count – take a cue from Angelina Jolie

The Brangelina romance was under much scrutiny and spotlight right from the time their movie Mr and Mrs Smith released. There were whispers about the chemistry the two shared on...

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Myriad reasons for divorce

Myriad reasons for divorce

A recent survey and a news report says that India has the lowest divorce rates in the world. A recent statistics carried out in 2008 shows that only 1 out of 100 Indian...

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Can working in the same profession ensure a happy marriage?

Can working in the same profession ensure a happy marriage?

Couples from the same profession are more well-matched. Agree? Disagree? Well, to each his own. Love, honestly speaking, has perhaps nothing to do with what one does for a...

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Mom - I Love You

Mom - I Love You

My dearest mother – my bond with you is so unique and special that no one will ever be able to replicate it or replace it. I am a part of you, similar yet so different. You...

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Be My Mother and Not Mother in Law

Be My Mother and Not Mother in Law

Being a new bride, entering a new home and becoming part of another family daunts every woman. That apart, there are many other thoughts that cloud her mind - how her future...

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Your little princess will always love you daddy!

Your little princess will always love you daddy!

Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad. ~ Anne Geddes...

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Dilemma of Daughters to take care of their old parents after Marriage

Dilemma of Daughters to take care of their old parents after Marriage

In Indian families, daughters are considered to be symbols of wealth and prosperity. The daughters are usually extremely attached to their parents and are very concerned about...

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Drawing the thin line between assertiveness and rebellion!

Drawing the thin line between assertiveness and rebellion!

Teen rebellion is a tough situation that often trouble parents as to how to deal with it effectively. It is the root of conflict that happens between most parents and...

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Old age should not be spent in old age homes

Old age should not be spent in old age homes

Many individuals have been to old age homes, as a volunteer or during some social project drive, to help the staff and ‘inmates’ as the residents are called. They then leave the...

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Monster or Mother? Is the in-law rivalry as bad as it seems?

Monster or Mother? Is the in-law rivalry as bad as it seems?

When a young woman recently got engaged, her friends asked her the first question that popped into their minds - "So how is your mother-in-law?" On being told that the lady was...

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It's a Father-Daughter Equation !

It's a Father-Daughter Equation !

Daddy’s little princesses all grow up under the loving, caring shelter of their fathers. As they say, a father is a daughter’s first love, a hero for her. No matter what she...

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Spending Time With Parents

Spending Time With Parents

There is an old saying that to be happy one must spend more time with those who are either under 10 or above 65. But when we grow up, we often find ways to avoid spending time...

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Fall in love but do not fall in the eyes of your parents

Fall in love but do not fall in the eyes of your parents

Every relationship has its own value and significance in our lives, and none of them can be compromised with, for the sake of another. The secret to a good life is to strike a...

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Dealing with parents who have dementia

Dealing with parents who have dementia

Dementia is the loss of mental faculties which usually hit people who are old (mostly, above sixty five years of age). They start getting disoriented, confused and slowly, but...

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Now I understand you , Mother

Now I understand you , Mother

There resided in my home, a petite and dainty young girl , who used to be her mother’s darling – the apple of her eye . The girl was every teeny bit a mother’s wistful dream –...

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Make your Mum feel special on Mother's Day!

Make your Mum feel special on Mother's Day!

With Mother’s Day around the corner, you must have started thinking already as to how to plan that perfect day for the super-woman of your life. Well, she surely deserves all...

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Mommy you are just too special....

Mommy you are just too special....

Mothers are one of the most under appreciated people in our lives, and it is important to let them know that their tireless efforts are valued; Mother’s Day is one such...

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A doting daughter and an amazing actress - Hail Priyanka Chopra!

A doting daughter and an amazing actress - Hail Priyanka Chopra!

They say, it’s an era of the rat-race. Everyone is striving to make it big and carve their niche in their respective areas of expertise. Amidst fierce competition everywhere,...

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Make a friend of your step-mother!

Make a friend of your step-mother!

Yes, that sounds difficult. And why not? For all the reasons that one can think of, it isn’t that easy or normal for an individual to accept someone in such a pivotal role in...

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Renunciation by Mothers

Renunciation by Mothers

People often talk about the renunciation of wealth and power, about personalities who have practiced it, and how to bring it about in our lives. Renunciation, according to me...

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Show your kids respect

Show your kids respect

Children are considered to be little angels who are meant to be showered with oodles of love and affection. It is true that no matter how much a child grows up, for a parent he...

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The working mother’s woes

The working mother’s woes

It’s tough being a working parent. More so, if you’re the mother. The stereotypical roles thrust on the different genders through societal pressure ensure the validity of the...

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Adoption as a choice and not as a compromise: Angelina Jolie and her children

Adoption as a choice and not as a compromise: Angelina Jolie and her children

Angelina Jolie is currently the mother of six children. Not all of them were born from her womb, and not all of them have the same racial background. Jolie, who is engaged to...

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How to be a "cool mom" without breaking boundaries

How to be a "cool mom" without breaking boundaries

Ads on television these days depict society’s idea of the ideal mother; she is well-dressed, even at 7am, and is in sync with every aspect of her child’s lives, from their love...

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Happy woman, happier motherhood

Happy woman, happier motherhood

Motherhood is a blissful thing; it’s beautiful; it’s satisfying; it is nothing less than ecstasy. But being a mother does not mean you sacrifice on being a woman. While your...

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The hardest and best part about being a Mom

The hardest and best part about being a Mom

I bet if you’re a mother you’ve experienced Mommy Guilt. No? Well lucky you. And I’m only getting upset at you for never experiencing it because I feel guilty that I have. ...

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Indra Nooyi on cherishing Motherhood and her Indian roots

Indra Nooyi on cherishing Motherhood and her Indian roots

“I’m so secure in myself; I don’t have to be American to play in the corporate life”. - Indra Nooyi, President and CEO, PepsiCo. ...

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To Sisters, With Love

To Sisters, With Love

In a book, titled ‘Siblings’, written by Anna Quindlen, she writes: “I don’t understand how people learn to live in the world if they haven’t had siblings. . . . Everything I...

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Raksha Bandhan ~ A tie for a lifetime

Raksha Bandhan ~ A tie for a lifetime

Words will fail to express the innocence, subtlety and oodles of affection that is synonymous with a brother-sister bond. It paints a beautiful collage of mischiefs, pranks,...

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Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

It is one of the oldest problems that every family faces, sometime or the other. The term was first coined by David Levy in 1941. It means the antagonism or hostility between...

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Finding our Best Friends in Siblings

Finding our Best Friends in Siblings

Siblings are the very first best God-gifted best friends in our life. Yes, at times they do seem more like a nuisance, our rival in the affections of parents, someone that can...

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Pamper your brother on Bhai Dooj

Pamper your brother on Bhai Dooj

All sisters will agree that they share a unique relationship with their brothers. Sometimes, they will fight like cats and dogs and at other times, the love between them...

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It takes a twin to tango!

It takes a twin to tango!

Regardless of gender or age, it is a taken-for-granted fact that twin siblings share a different level of closeness and intimacy altogether. It has been heard of since ages by...

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Difficult siblings and how to deal with them

Difficult siblings and how to deal with them

Siblings, as children, fight almost all the time. But gradually, as they grow up, they reach a certain amount of understanding, and ideally speaking, they should become the best...

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We are sisters

We are sisters

From the beginning of time women have been the nurturers, providers of emotional comfort, and the centre of foundation in our society. As women, we have always known how to...

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Scarlett's adopted sister and why blood ties don't matter

Scarlett's adopted sister and why blood ties don't matter

They say ‘blood is thicker than water’ and that only blood ties hold true in the end. Well, we know that is not quite true, don’t we? A relationship by blood is most definitely...

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Is there professional rivalry between Kareena Kapoor and sister Karishma? –

Is there professional rivalry between Kareena Kapoor and sister Karishma? –

The answer is probably no, at least, not that we know of. We have all heard of sibling rivalry. Wait, let’s just say we've all been there, done that. At some point or the other...

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To Sisters, With Love

To Sisters, With Love

In a book, titled ‘Siblings’, written by Anna Quindlen, she writes: “I don’t understand how people learn to live in the world if they haven’t had siblings. . . . Everything I...

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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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