Category Archives: Lifestyle

When is it appropriate to make such remarks to women?

By Sushmita Bose

“You’re in such good shape… beautiful” was what US President Donald Trump — he who shoots his mouth off in a terribly unbecoming fashion most times — told Brigitte Macron, wife of his French opposite number, Emmanuel Macron. I thought, for a change, Trump was actually paying a lady a compliment. But reportedly, this is supposed to be “inappropriate”. So much so, that sports goods’ giant Reebok has promptly drawn up a chart to let all of us (who are only able to “read” when something’s illustrated in “graphic” format) know exactly when it is appropriate to say, “You’re in such good shape… beautiful”; turns out, the sentence can/should be mouthed if you “find a forgotten action figure from your youth, unscathed after decades, in your parents’ basement”. Not otherwise. Continue reading When is it appropriate to make such remarks to women?

Tch tch, only a fool will lose his cool. Temper that tantrum

By Bikram Vohra

Anger is such a corrosive emotion. It hurts you as much as the other person. Don’t let rage eat your insides and rule your life. There’s no two ways: public displays of anger make you a disagreeable person.

Have you ever not wanted to have a fight or argument because the issue doesn’t deserve it but the other party is aggressive and belligerent and just won’t let it go?

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Why cooking dinner for family is as important as working

By Purva Grover

When one’s growing up years revolve around good food and great storytelling, it’s guaranteed that one’s doing more than just having a good time; one’s making lovely memories. Diana Abu-Jaber, an author with six bestsellers to her credit, recalls of a childhood that revolved around tales and arts, and aromas and flavours. She grew up in New York State. “We lived close to my father’s brother and our two families spent all our time together. It was a wonderful place to be a kid and a wonderful upbringing, surrounded by family and food. Continue reading Why cooking dinner for family is as important as working