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  1. Women are anything but subtle, but when it comes to addressing issues in a relationship, they might not be as straightforward either. Sometimes, during a turbulent relationship, women may whine and beat around the bush, hoping that men would and could understand what exactly it is that is bothering them. And, more often than not, men fail to do that! We aren't talking about smaller issues related to subtlety that women show; like pretending to be interested in how many wickets you took in a game of cricket or not enjoying the company of your friends. We're talking about much bigger tell tale signs of women being unhappy in a relationship and wanting to end it. Here are some obscure indications that will help you prepare for when the end is near or when the 'talk' is going to happen from her end. Communication Will Cease This is the first sign your woman is unhappy in a relationship and wants to call it quits. Her texts, DM's, good morning messages or even late night calls will become a little less frequent than before. This is an obvious sign since women make more of an effort to keep in touch with men, on a daily basis, than men do. She might withdraw, not necessarily to break up but to also get space and to put things into perspective. "When my relationship went through a rough patch, I was lost. One thing that helped me clear my mind was ceasing communication and backing out and giving myself time to think. I first wanted to break away completely but the space helped me analyse things in the right way", quotes Naintara, a marketing professional. If you do realise that your woman has withdrawn her communication considerably, definitely have a chat with her. She's probably thinking twice about the relationship. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Your Plans With Her Take A Hike If she's still into you, as she was before, she will be super excited to make plans with you. But, if you see her dodging plans or cancelling last minute, a little too often, it's probably her indecisiveness about the relationship that's keeping her at bay. She may be cancelling plans, last minute, to act on some pending plans from before, so always give her the benefit of the doubt. But, if you see it happening often enough, there is definitely something she's trying to convey and obviously she can't convey it straight up. If you see her more excited about other plans and bailing out on you last minute, that's definitely a sure shot sign. It means she'd rather be doing something else, than spending time with you. © Thinkstock/Getty Images She Gives In Easily During A Fight Some women, when challenged with frequent friction in a relationship chose complacency over going with the flow. That's because they've probably lost interest in salvaging whatever it is that is diminishing. If your girlfriend walks out on you halfway during a fight, while shrugging her shoulders, you should know that something is wrong and she's beginning to not give a damn about the situation. "I withdraw significantly, especially when I am stuck in a crossfire and I don't want to be there. It's like a constant battle you're losing, so the best thing to do is to stop giving a f***", says Amalya, a food blogger. If you begin to notice her callous attitude about something you care about, then it's time to take a hint. © Thinkstock/Getty Images She Picks Fights Over Trivial Things While some women don't care much about winning at a fight anymore, because they're almost done with the relationship, some pick a fight over things that didn't bother them before. They mostly pick things which are trivial in nature. The reason they do this is because subconsciously, they're trying to either push you away or are just irritated with you almost every time they're around you. There could be numerous reasons as to why she's irritated or picking a fight. Either she's stressed out about something other than the relationship or she's genuinely unhappy and wants to call it off. "By the end of my last relationship I was so done that even his presence around me was infuriating and I always reacted with anger and picked fights even for the smallest things that he did wrong". says Damini, a graphic designer. © Thinkstock/Getty Images She Withdraws From Everything Not just you, she withdraws from every part of you and your life. She will stop picking up calls from your mom or even cancel plans with your sister last minute because she doesn't feel obliged to make any effort for them anymore, since she's in a bad space with you. If you notice these subtle signs of her withdrawing, try and nip the issue in the bud and have a conversation with her, straight up. © Thinkstock/Getty Images She Weeds You Out Of Her Social Circle Guess what, you're not invited to a bar hopping session with her and her friends anymore. Yes, this is a definite sign that she wants out when she doesn't even want you around in a social setting. She might also do this to try and wrangle some space from the relationship but if she does this one too many times, she's definitely going to call it off sooner than later. Notice if she's going for parties all by herself or with her gang or even attending weddings (something that you two did together) on her own, she's trying to tell you that she'd rather just do these things by herself. "I eventually realised I didn't want him around me or my social circle because we were just not getting along, but I didn't want to break his heart so I started avoiding him. i wish I'd just told him straight up" - Ananya, Journalist. © Thinkstock/Getty Images The *** Isn't The Same Anymore "Our chemistry in bed just fizzled out. Not from his side but mine. That's because I just didn't feel it anymore and there wasn't any passion left and I couldn't get myself to tell him I want out" - Tapsi, Researcher. Oh, the *** is definitely affected when the chemistry is slowly dying between a couple. If you see her losing interest in things that she loved doing in bed, you know something is up. It could be something as simple as not using her tongue anymore while she's kissing you or giving refusing to give you head every single time. You will also begin to notice small things like her not caring much for unshaved legs or bikini waxes, something she was very staunch about. Her sexy lingerie rests at the back of her drawer and she's in her everyday underpants, whenever she's with you. These little things about losing interest in the way she dresses or the small things she doesn't do or take care of anymore are the biggest signs of things coming to an end or her losing interest in the relationship. © Thinkstock/Getty Images The Chemistry Fades Away If she's ending the relationship, the first thing to crumble is the chemistry you two share. It could be something as significant as her not getting or remembering inside jokes you two shared once, right up to her actions being callous towards your behaviour. If the chemistry is dying, she's surely going to come up to you soon and talk about ending the relationship. If you let it slip away for far too long, there isn't really anything you can do about it later. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Sometimes it's hard to tell what women want or think but there are signs you will notice, which will probably give you answers to their subtle behaviour and callous attitude. If you catch these signs and notice things are changing, try and talk to her and figure out how you can salvage the relationship. Otherwise, all you can do is succumb to your fate and pray that your next girlfriend is a little more straightforward!
  2. The beard has successfully made a comeback. It, in fact, has made a comeback so strong that it has become tough spotting a 20-something dude who is not sporting one, accompanied by the equally popular 'faded' haircut. What about its cousin, the moustache, though? Yes, yes, a moustache is a given in most cases when you are sporting a beard, but what about its own identity? One that does not require the beard's presence to be validated and appreciated? After ruling over the 70's, 80's and even 90's (partially) on its own, the reign of the solo moustache sadly came to an end. Which is why, when a rare brave soul (like TV actor Amit Gaur, in this case) takes a dig at resurrecting it, we take notice. © Viral Bhayani Amit is sporting what the world gleefully likes to call a pornstar moustache or a pornstache. We wondered about the etymology, hoping to find something that probably warrants a layered element of mystique. We reluctantly had to make peace with the fact that it's simply called that because this style of moustache was most commonly spotted among yesteryears' male pornstars. They used to be very popular amongst the policemen of the 70's as well but why on earth would anyone call them a 'Policemen moustache' when 'Pornstar moustache' was the other legit option? © Viral Bhayani Even though the world has turned upside down and nothing from the past remains as it once was, there remains among women an essentially latent, almost forgotten, often overlooked fascination with the pornstache. The reason? The same, really, as they were decades ago. The moustache embodies the masculine sexual energy in a such a strong, unabashedly raw manner that even admitting to having a fixation with it might be considered immodest to the fairer ***. That makes it even more irresistible, doesn't it? © Viral Bhayani If you go back and take a look at the moustache in the past, you will be surprised at the importance it used to command in the society. The moustache used to be flagbearer of virility and masculinity, for reasons that are still not clear to us. Twisting one's handlebar moustache and maintaining it by using grooming products such as oil used to be the equivalent of a mating call. The more prominent the moustache, the more legendary the individual, with the innate prowess of making women swoon on sight, and tremble at the thought of being caressed and nuzzled by that revered patch of facial hair. © Viral Bhayani There was a reason Tom Selleck was the *** symbol he was, and all our Bollywood heroes - right from Jackie Shroff to Anil Kapoor - preferred keeping a moustache. Hell, even Mario had one! Kudos for trying to bring it back, Amit. May the 'stache be with you.
  3. [embed_video1 url= style=center] JEDDAH: For years Areej al-Ghamdi could only cheer her favourite football team from home, but everything changed on Friday when Saudi Arabia allowed women into the stadium for the first time. The university student was among around 300 Saudi women who thronged Pearl stadium in the Red Sea city of Jeddah after the ultra-conservative kingdom eases decades-old rules separating the sexes. "I came with my father and my brother -- we´re fans of Al-Ahli," said Ghamdi of the Saudi Premier League club facing off against Al-Batin. The young woman said she always used to cheer her home team from the comfort of her living room. "We love the club very much, and our home would often become an arena for supporters," she said. "This is the first time we´ll be cheering for real, not just in front of the television," said Ghamdi, who wore a black abaya robe and a black scarf with a green Al-Ahli scarf round her neck. "It is so much better here." The game began at 8:00 pm (1700 GMT), but two hours before the historic kick-off enthusiasm was palpable as women supporters began arriving at the stadium. Among the first was a woman accompanied by a younger female and a girl. A boy sat next to them in seats that had been reserved for women who come alone or with members of their families, namely male relatives. The women entered the stadium through a special gate, while male supporters filed in through a separate entrance. ´Historic day´ Saudi Arabia, which has some of the world´s tightest restrictions on women, has long barred them from sports arenas through strict rules that keep the sexes apart in public. Glass panels were set up to separate men supporters from the women and family section of the stadium. "This event proves that we are heading for a prosperous future. I am very proud to be a witness of this massive change," Lamya Khaled Nasser, a 32-year-old fan from the Red Sea city, told AFP. Ruwayda Ali Qassem, another Jeddah resident, spoke of a "historic day in the kingdom which culminates (in) ongoing fundamental changes". "I am proud and extremely happy for this development and for the kingdom´s moves to catch up with civilised measures adopted by many countries," she said. ´Daughters can´t believe it´ Saleh al-Ziadi brought his three daughters to the game. "My daughters still don´t believe this is happening. They have not yet realised they will be cheering their favourite team inside the stadium," he said. The women entering the venue waited in long queues to be searched by women security personnel who wore orange vests over their black abayas, while inside the stadium another team directed them to their seats. Jeddah resident Noura Bakharji was among those who patiently waited for her turn, and for a reason. Bakharji said she always felt bitter when her brothers came home from stadiums to tell her about the excitement of watching football matches in person. "I always watched games on TV while my brothers went to the stadiums... I asked myself repeatedly ´Why I can´t go?´" she told AFP. "Today, things have changed. It´s a day of happiness and joy." Under Saudi Arabia´s existing guardianship system, a male family member -- normally the father, husband or brother -- must grant permission for a woman´s study, travel and a host of other activities. Fatimah Baeshen, spokeswoman at the Saudi embassy in Washington "rooted for the ladies" in a message on Twitter. "As we speak; Saudi women fans are entering soccer stadiums! This is more than women´s rights: today´s match between Al-Ahli and Al-Batin, and the ones to follow, are opportunities for families to come together and enjoy KSA´s national sport -- soccer! I´m rooting for the ladies -- enjoy!" Baeshen tweeted. Friday´s match was the first in a series that will be open to women: a second is due to take place on Saturday and a third on January 18. And in June, as part of a reforms drive led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, authorities are lifting a ban that prohibited Saudi women from driving. And the result of Friday´s game? A 5-0 defeat for Al-Batin -- and a victory for women in Saudi Arabia.
  4. Four former students at the film school Franco founded accused him of exploitative behavior: LA Times LOS ANGELES: Five women have publicly accused Hollywood star James Franco of sexually inappropriate behaviour, The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday, just days after the actor triumphed at the Golden Globes. The paper published allegations by four former students at the film school Franco founded who accused him of exploitative behavior including during nude scenes. A fifth woman accused Franco of pressuring her into certain acts while the pair were in a relationship two years ago. The 39-year-old actor and his lawyers have denied the accusations. Sarah Tither-Kaplan, a former student at Franco´s Studio 4 school in North Hollywood, was one of a number of women who took to Twitter in anger after he accepted a Best Actor award for "The Disaster Artist" Sunday night, wearing a "Time´s Up" pin in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment. It "was like a slap in my face," she told the paper. Tither-Kaplan, whom Franco cast as a prostitute in 2015 in an unreleased film, claims she and her female co-stars were asked to appear topless and dance around Franco in an unscripted scene. Franco´s attorney pointed to Tither-Kaplan´s positive social media comments about her experience on the set. Another Franco attorney said she had received no complaints during the movie filming. Tither-Kaplan, who went on to appear in several Franco productions, acknowledged the positive remarks -- and said Franco later apologized for making her feel uncomfortable. But she said the negative experiences were "red flags." Katie Ryan, another former student, said Franco "would always make everybody think there were possible roles on the table if we were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts." Two other former students told the paper about a strip club scene that both considered unprofessional. Hilary Dusome, 33, said Franco approached the group of actresses and asked, "So, who wants to take your shirt off?" When no one volunteered, Franco stormed off, according to fellow student Natalie Chmiel, 33. Franco´s attorney denied any such request was made. Aspiring screenwriter Violet Paley, 23, told The Times she saw Franco as a mentor when they began a romantic relationship in 2016. On Sunday she called Franco out on social media after the Globes ceremony, publicly recounting an incident in which she says he pressured her. "I just didn´t want him to hate me, so I did it," she told the Times. "The power dynamic was really off." Franco´s attorney described the allegations as "not accurate." On Wednesday the actor denied engaging in sexual misconduct after several accusations surfaced on social media, while voicing his support for the many women coming forward with allegations of wrongdoing following the downfall of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
  5. Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan arrive at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, US, January 7, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files LOS ANGELES: Hollywood directors nominated a woman and two people of colour for their 2018 movie awards on Thursday in a line-up that favoured newcomers over veterans like Steven Spielberg. Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig was among four first-time nominees announced by the Directors Guild of America (DGA), one of the most influential groups in Hollywood because many of its members also are voters in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which chooses the Oscars. Only one woman ? Kathryn Bigelow ? has ever won the best director Oscar despite efforts by women to make inroads into behind the camera positions in Hollywood in recent years. Several Latino men and Taiwan?s Ang Lee have won the award. Gerwig, 34, was joined by Mexican Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water, black first-time director Jordan Peele for racial horror satire Get Out, and Britain?s Martin McDonagh for dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. British director Christopher Nolan won a fourth DGA nomination for his war drama Dunkirk. Spielberg, whose press freedom movie The Post attracted strong Oscar buzz last month, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, and Italian Luca Guadagnino, whose gay romance Call Me by Your Name is high on critics? list, were all passed over by the DGA. Peele, 38, got a second nomination in the first-time director category for Get Out, along with West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, who made his directorial feature film debut with the drama Molly?s Game. All five of the DGA nominees also won nods last week from the Producers Guild of America (PGA), which also has a track record of honouring the movie that goes on to win the best picture at the Academy Awards, the industry?s top prize. In addition, the PGA recognized The Post, The Big Sick, Wonder Woman, I, Tonya, Molly?s Game, and Call Me by Your Name on its 2018 nominations list. The DGA announces its winners on February 3 Oscar nominations are announced on January 23 and the Academy Awards ceremony takes place in Hollywood on March 4.
  6. Time and again, Shah Rukh Khan has made India proud. He isn't just Bollywood's King Khan but also a global star who's loved by everyone around the world. He is an amazing actor, performer, and producer, but what makes him extraordinary is his involvement in humanitarian work. Unlike many, he doesn't publicly talk about his initiatives. But that doesn't mean people don't notice the change he is trying to bring. For all the work that he has done towards children and women rights in India, the actor is now being honoured with World Economic Forum's (WEF) Crystal Award. Reliving my childhood this #ChildrensDay ! The babies taught me a step or two... A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Nov 14, 2017 at 8:07am PST For those who are unaware, Crystal Awards celebrate the achievements of artists around the globe who have shown commitment toward improving the state of the world. Along with SRK, Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett, and British musician Sir Elton John will be bestowed with this prestigious award at WEF's 48th Annual Meeting in Davos, the 24th Annual Crystal Awards. Davos 2018: Meet the Crystal Awardees @eltonofficial @iamsrk #wef18 — World Economic Forum (@wef) January 10, 2018 Talking about SRK, weforum said, "He is the founder of the nonâprofit Meer Foundation, which provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support. He has also been responsible for the creation of specialized children's hospital wards and has supported childcare centres with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment." SRK even said, “With victims of acid attacks I have had the privilege to witness the unparalleled courage and compassion that women are capable of. I have seen the transformative strength of goodness and the healing power of gentleness." Over a hundred beautiful souls from the Spark a Change Foundation dropped in to visit me on set! Best #ChildrensDay ever... A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Nov 14, 2017 at 6:57am PST He even shared the news on Twitter and wrote, “Thank u for this honour. I consider my work with these heroic & beautiful women a great privilege as it imparts dignity & purpose to my life. I hope to spread awareness of the unparalleled heroism of these ladies & reach out to others in order to carry this work to its conclusion.” Thank u for this honour. I consider my work with these heroic & beautiful women a great privilege as it imparts dignity & purpose to my life. I hope to spread awareness of the unparalleled heroism of these ladies & reach out to others in order to carry this work to its conclusion — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 11, 2018 Isn't he truly a Badshah of hearts, making us proud always?
  7. While it's true that all life-altering decisions are taken cautiously, sometimes we like to indulge in precarious pleasures, don't we? Astrology is one of them. It's like a blow up doll tbh- not necessary but you can definitely have a lot of fun with it when it's around! If you look at it objectively though, astrology is an unreliable source of information but if the star alignment is accurately wished upon or studied, you can figure compatibility meters through it (at least that's what they say!). Each sun sign is unique with their qualities and interests and they all give us certain perspectives that help us identify different capabilities in others. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Sometimes, it's quite indulgent and fun to recognise romantic compatibilities between different sun signs. This also includes how sexually compatible each sun sign is with the other. If nothing else, it tells you what your partner, from a specific sun sign, likes to indulge in. If there is any truth to it, well mazel tov! If we're talking about what women really want or enjoy in bed, astrology can help a little. Each zodiac's different from the rest. Although it's not a hidden fact that women love intimacy and foreplay in the bedroom, they also have individualistic desires that are different for each sun sign. Don't abide by all astrological rules when it comes to women though. Although generically each sun sign may be similar but a woman's wants and needs depend entirely on her. But because we're suckers for devouring everything under the sun, we're gonna spell out what women love in bed, according to their sun signs. Thank us later? Aries An Aries woman's tag line is no games, just sports and her sport is taking charge and getting instant gratification. She dislikes emotional mind games when it comes to *** and doesn't want to bring in a moment of dullness or boredom. She can play rough but don't force that on her, let her make her own call. Compatible Signs: Scorpio, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Gemini and Aries. Easy Turn On: Aries women are usually a bit hot-headed but they calm down very quick too. Due to their temperament, they hold a lot of tension in their heads and they love a head massage every once a while. So if you want to turn her on bad, just massage her head gently, play with her hair or give them a gentle (or maybe rough) pull while doing her. © Facebook/Chitrangada Singh Taurus Taurean women just hate the idea of a chase and they prefer men doing the leg work, to make things easier. She's very indulgent in sensual and romantic pleasures so you may not want to go completely hardcore on her. Set the mood ablaze with some champagne, chocolate covered strawberries or draw her a nice and sexy bath with some exfoliating bath salts and she's yours. Also, maybe do it on a nice romantic jazz number with her? Compatible Signs: Pisces, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Sagittarius and Scorpio Easy Turn On: Usually her erogenous zone are the nape of her neck and her throat. You'll drive her wild if you bite, suck, kiss, lick or even gently choke her throat. © Facebook/Anushka Sharma Gemini Gemini woman love adventure. Take her to strange random places to have *** in and she'll be all up for it. In fact, they seek partners according how open to sexual adventures they are because Gemini's are quite free-spirited with their sexual energy and have no hangs ups or inhibitions. Dirty talk and flirting every now and then is their arsenal because a good amount of mental stimulation is important to them. Compatible Signs: Aquarius, Libra, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius and Scorpio Easy Turn On: A Gemini woman's biggest erogenous zone is her hand. Bite, nibble or suck on her fingers and watch her go crazy. Their arms are a sensitive area too, so maybe swiftly graze her arms with your fingers during foreplay. While in bed, start with a backrub, going down her arms and give her a sensual back and arm massage. © Facebook/Sonam Kapoor Cancer Cancerian women aren't very open to sexual endeavours due to their own fears and insecurities of opening up in bed. You really need to coax her for her to ease up and give in. Usually they feel safe and secure with men who are emotional, sensitive and make them comfortable in bed and once they get comfortable they're open to almost anything. Make her feel safe and relaxed and the best way to do that is to lure her with some good food! Compatible Signs: Aquarius, Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces, Taurus, Sagittarius and Scorpio Easy Turn On: Foreplay is easy with a Cancer gal because her erogenous zones are her breasts and nipples. Lightly stoke her breasts, cup them, squeeze them, lick and bite her nipples and she'll never forget your name. © Facebook/Katrina Kaif Leo Leo women love taking the lead in bed and taking a bow after the show is done because they love to shine and be the star. Even though a Leo woman's libido is sufficiently self-driven, a little push from her appreciative partner goes a long way. Oh, and one more thing, moan in bed while she's doing what she does best and you're golden! Compatible Signs: Libra, Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius Easy Turn On: Leo women are ruled by the heart, which they treasure most promisingly. Try putting your ear to a Leo woman's heart when she climaxes and you'll see what we mean! Her spine though is the biggest turn on for her in bed. Run your fingers, a feather or even graze her spine with your nails and watch her tingle with pleasure and joy. © Facebook/Jacqueline Fernandes Virgo Virgo women will never initiate *** or try not to, because they really don't know how to, but the bright side is that they're quick learners. They read up and research a lot on what they really want to try in bed but are a little apprehensive when practicality comes into question. What you can do is, make an effort by making them comfortable and they will certainly open up and try every little trick in the book they've read up on. Don't forget to pay attention to detail. They love that! Compatible Signs: Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio Easy Turn On: Virgo women suppress their emotions quite a bit and in the spiritual realm, suppressed feelings are directly correlated to the digestive system and the stomach. Since they store all their pent up emotions there, their stomach is the most sensitive part of their body. Take some ice and run it all over their stomach while in bed with them. That feeling will not only drive them wild but all the pent-up emotion will actually lead them to an amazing orgasm. © Facebook/Kareena Kapoor Libra Libran women may come across as uptight and vanilla but they really aren't. You really need to make an effort to let her know you're worth her time. Like treating her to sophisticated dinners, buying some sexy lingerie, flowers or ever perfumes, will definitely make her want you more. Yeah, she's classy and a bit materialistic but once she opens up to you, she's a fireball in bed. She will definitely not shy away from trying just about anything under the sun to please you, if she's head over heels in love with you. Compatible Signs: Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio Easy Turn On: Libran women love anything to do with the butt. She's a sucker for doggy style and will willingly serve you her butt on a silver platter, while you two are at it. She wouldn't even mind a finger or two inside her a**, deriving some crazy sensual pleasures out of it. Her best stress reliever is a butt massage. So you know what to do if she seems uptight. © Facebook/Nargis Fakhri Scorpio Being the most sexual sign of the zodiac, Scorpion women don't like anything plain or vanilla. They're actually freaks in bed and they'll probably teach things you've never tried in bed before. Their sexual deviance comes at a price though, since they struggle with stuff that's taboo, as their sexual appetite is always at a high. They're also seem like sexual predators (for lack of a better word) since they look for men to seduce, instead of allowing themselves to give in to the game of seduction. Downside of having *** with a Scorpio? They are possessive lovers and you will never get enough and will always want to go back for more. Bad idea if you're trying to end a relationship with her but can't because the *** is on fire! Compatible Signs: Pisces, Capricorn, Taurus, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius Easy Turn On: A Scorpio woman's erogenous zone are her genitals! She's a big sucker for oral *** and if you use that tongue well down there, she might even fall in love with you for life! © Facebook/Aishwarya Rai Sagittarius This woman is a lot of fun in bed and will make every lovemaking session into an adventure. Free-spirited and independent, Sagi women hate being tied down, even in bed (not literally though). They love exploring and trying different fun things. You will love her spontaneity. She's open to quickies in a park or a public place and she's probably the current president of the mile high club! One thing that gets to her is boredom and that's the reason she moves from one man to another, too quickly just so she doesn't get bored or life doesn't get too monotonous. If you have her interest, you have her for a while. Just don't let it get boring. Compatible Signs: Libra, Leo, Gemini, Aries, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Cancer, Capricorn Easy Turn On: Her thighs are her biggest turn on. Grab her by the thighs while in bed and you'll make her go wild. The best thing to do though? Put your head in-between her legs and gently kiss, lick and suckle on her thighs, before you make it home. She'll also love it if you grab her by the hip if you want to take her to bed. © Facebook/Yami Gautam Capricorn Capricorn women may seem prudish, 'together' and proper when you meet them but they're completely the opposite in bed! You just need to bring out their inner animal, or pull them out of their disciplined demeanour. She likes winning at everything, so why should *** be any different for her. She may not enjoy PDA or being slobbered with affection but court her sensually and she's going to give you a chance for sure. Make sure your stamina is on point though. She loves a man with good stamina. Compatible Signs: Pisces, Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Sagittarius Easy Turn On: The skin on the back of the knees is known to be a super sensitive erogenous zone for a Capricorn woman. By grazing your hands over it gently, you can literally make her go weak in the knees! Give her a slow sensual leg massage which covers her knees too. She'll love you for it. © Facebook/Deepika Padukone Aquarius They gorge on mental stimulation rather than physical stimulation. Give their brain a nice massage and you'll get along like a house on fire. They love being teased but don't give in completely too. They like exploring newer, kinkier things and are open to the likes of Tantric ***, Kamasutra, S&M and other daring fetishes. Not all Aquarians crave ***. They mostly look for people who can captivate their minds and make them laugh. Compatible Signs: Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aries, Aquarius Easy Turn On: Go for her calves and ankles in the bedroom, especially while you're in a 69 with her. Massage her calves simultaneously and you'll be amazed at the results. © Facebook/Shruti Hassan Pisces She's unforgettable in bed, that's because she's one imaginative and soulful soul, in the sack. She's easygoing and laidback and sometimes she may use *** as an escape. She's also quite intuitive and will know exactly what her partner wants or needs in bed. Her oral skills are on point too which is also one prominent reason for her being unforgettable! She won't chase you though, because she's not much of a chaser, so you may have to be a bit persuasive with her. Once you win her trust over, you have her for good, which will also make it difficult for her to say no to things you would want her to do in bed. Compatible Signs: Scorpio, Cancer, Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo Easy Turn On: Focus foreplay on a Pisces's feet since they're the most sensitive part of her body. Suck and nibble on her toes or give her a good foot massage for her to squirm with pleasure! © Facebook/Kangana Ranaut So if you think you're dating the right woman and want to spice things up in bed a tad, figure what sun sign she is and take the heat up a notch! Of course each woman, regardless of her sun sign, may react differently to different stimuli but if you've cracked what she really wants and likes in bed, you're good to go!
  8. Sometimes breaking up with a girl will net you a reputation of being an asshole. But the onus really lies on what kind of an asshole you wish to be. Most women who go through a breakup expect a certain amount of respect and compassion from the men who decide to break up with them. A break up isn't a cake walk; it's hard and there is a lot of emotional flux one has to deal with, while going through loss. Now, if you're a real asshole you'll probably bail on the woman you don't want to be with or send her a text and tell her it's over. While that may not be a complete dick move, given you're inept to handle emotions like a grown man, women actually prefer a more gentlemanly approach and from what we've gathered, they prefer the truth! It's true though- men are not entirely capable of handling an emotional break up and that's absolutely fair but they can surely make the process a lot more easier to deal with. Don't believe that an easier process exists? Here are 11 women talking about the best ways to break up with your girlfriend! Closure My ex and I went for a break up coffee, clicked a selfie and didn't speak to each other for three years, after. The break up should be a good conversation between two people and clean closure. Closure is very important. You have give your reasons as to why you're breaking up, very clearly. It helps the other person move on. - Prachi, Writer. Be Decisive Once you decide to break up, don't go to-and-fro. That's no fun. Usually men who completely ghost because they don't want to be with you, come back because they haven't found anyone better. Yeah, don't do that. Make up your mind once and for all and leave it be. - Parul, Lawyer Be Amicable Amicable break up's are the best break ups. Obviously that only happens if the break up is mutual; even if it isn't. If the boy is breaking up, it helps if he's kind and amicable and doesn't act like a d****bag. - Ishita, Social Worker Be Honest I would love it if the guy sits me down and has an honest conversation about the reason why he feels we should not be together anymore. Basically, be a man and own up if he or I lack somewhere. - Aiyesha, Marketing professional Don't Play Games Why play games? Tell the truth. It's the easiest way to do it. People usually lie or ghost in order to escape confrontation and the emotional trauma or guilt that follows. What they don't realise is it's a lot better to be honest and hurt a little than to lie and play mind games or even vanish without a trace. Sometimes break ups can't be amicable, but one must at least try . - Shivani, Writer Don't Ghost I once dated this guy for three months. Everything was going well but one day I stopped hearing from him. No texts, no calls nothing. I tried calling him but after a few rings, I realised he blocked me eventually. I was also blocked on Facebook and Instagram. I still, till date do not know what I did wrong to deserve him ghosting me like this. That's the worst thing that can happen to anyone, tbh. Be a man and not a coward! - Anonymous, Teacher Show Compassion I would like it if the guy who is breaking up with me sits me down and talks maybe after a couple of drinks and home cooked dinner! Haha. Compassion and kindness are two very important things to have when you're going to do something that's going to hurt someone. So just be compassionate! - Nishi, Writer Try Reverse Psychology I would love it if the guy who is breaking up with me uses reverse psychology, making me believe that I'm the one who actually wants to break up! It's a lot easier and there is no hostility at the end of the day because both the parties are in agreement! - Sanya, Entrepreneur Don't Text I'll appreciated it most if someone has taken the time to meet me or call me (if they're not in the same city). Texting to break up is a big no no. On the other hand, if it was a couple of dates and you guys haven't really spoken on the phone, it's okay to text and say, "I think you're a wonderful person, but the chemistry doesn't seem right" or this feels more of a friendship thing" and they can end it with "just wanted to be honest, but I really enjoyed hanging out with you, and hope you find someone great" - Manasi- Mental Health Professional Don't Force Friendship Saying "let's just be friends" is the worst thing to hear when you're being dumped. Works both ways doesn't it? If a guy is being dumped he'd hate to hear the same! I once got dumped by this guy who said "oh let's just be friends because you're a NICE person"! and then he kept insisting till I had to block him out! Terrible idea! - Kavya, Graphic Designer Get It All Off The Table There is no best way to break up with someone, honestly. But the only way is to I guess just talk, scream, shout, cry, fight, do whatever it is, till it's all out and everything is off the table for good and till you realise it can't be anymore. - Desserdie, Writer It's true though. There is no best way to break up with someone. It's always going to cause heartache no matter how you frame your words to end the relationship. But, you can definitely soften the blow by being a gentleman about it and giving her the respect she deserves since she was an intense part of your life, for whatever time you both spent together. Sometimes convenience and complacency can take over your mind and make you seem like the asshole you're not. If you have a tough time dealing with your emotions in general, maybe it's best to let her know that too, so she can have whatever little closure you have to offer! Sometimes convenience and complacency can take over your mind and make you seem like the asshole you're not. If you have a tough time dealing with your emotions in general, maybe it's best to let her know that too, so she can have whatever little closure you have to offer!
  9. [embed_video1 url= style=center] RIYADH: Sports stadiums in Saudi Arabia will open their doors to women to attend football matches for the first time ever on Friday, the government has announced. ?The first match that women will be allowed to watch will be Al-Ahli versus Al-Batin on Friday, January 12,? the ministry of information said in a statement on Monday. It said women would also be able to attend a second match on the following day and a third one on January 18. Women from across the vast Gulf kingdom may be able to take advantage of this new freedom as the first match will be held in the capital, Riyadh, the second in Jeddah by the Red Sea and the third in the eastern city of Dammam. In September, women were allowed to enter Riyadh?s King Fahd International Stadium to mark the 87th anniversary of Saudi Arabia?s foundation. ?It is the first time I have come to the stadium and I feel like more of a Saudi citizen. Now I can go everywhere in my country,? Reuters had quoted 25-year-old Sultana, green and white flags painted on both cheeks as she entered the complex with her girlfriends. ?God willing, tomorrow women will be permitted bigger and better things like driving and travel.? A few days after the national day, the Saudi government lifted the travel ban on women. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the reform, requesting that drivers? licences be issued to women who wanted them. The decrees freed women from the requirement of getting permission from a legal guardian to get a licence.
  10. SUKKUR: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stressed the importance of empowering women during an event in Sukkur on Monday. He remarked that all parties must work together to provide relief to the women from unprivileged backgrounds. Bilawal remarked that PPP has played an immense role to empower women. ?PPP introduced pro-women legislation,? he said, adding the government of Asif Ali Zardari brought revolutionary programmes such as Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). ?We will strengthen BISP once we come into power after 2018 general elections,? Bilawal added. He also said that non-government organisations play an important role in Pakistan. ?The government of Pakistan Muslims League-Nawaz has taken measures against NGOs, INGOs,? he alleged. PPP is working with various NGOs to promote development, Bilawal remarked, adding that party also supports organisations providing support to women. Nawaz doesn?t want govt to complete tenure: Bilawal On Sunday, Bilawal Bhutto said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif does not want the government to complete its tenure. Bilawal posted a message on social media, in which he also commented on the current turmoil brewing in the province of Balochistan. Bilawal raised the question that in the current situation even one federal minister didn?t go to Balochistan. He said: "Does the federal government even care about what?s happening in Balochistan? Has a single federal minister even gone there? It?s seems Nawaz doesn?t want govt to complete its term." It is pertinent to mention that a no-confidence motion against Zehri was submitted on January 2 by lawmakers Syed Agha Raza and Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo, containing the signatures of 14 MPAs.
  11. Oscar-winning Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis has been now accused of sexual abuse by four women. Photo: AFP/file NEW YORK: Oscar-winning Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis is now accused of sexual abuse by four women, according to an amended civil suit filed on Friday in New York. Haggis, who wrote and produced "Crash," and penned the screenplay for "Million Dollar Baby," is also known for his high-profile split almost a decade ago from the Church of Scientology. The allegations against him are the latest in a torrent of accusations made against powerful men that began with the fall of film mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, over numerous accusations including rape. Three women alleging to be victims of Haggis´s abuse are referred to in the lawsuit amended Friday and initially filed on December 15 at a New York court by a film publicist, Haleigh Breest. She accused Haggis of abusing and raping her in January 2013 when she was 26. On the same day Haggis, 64, filed his own action against Breest, denying the accusation and accusing her of seeking "to extract many millions of dollars" from him. Breest´s lawsuit says that since she filed her claim "three other women have accused Paul Haggis of rape and sexual abuse." Those three are identified only as Jane Doe one, two and three. The first woman, a publicist who worked with Haggis on a television program, alleged that in 1996 he forcefully kissed her before making her perform oral *** and then raping her. Another woman, who wanted to propose an idea for a show, alleged that she had to flee from his office in 2008 when he kissed her by force. The third woman, whom Haggis met at a film festival, said she was abused in 2015 when he tried to forcefully kiss her. According to the law firm of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, who are acting for the plaintiff and passed the allegations to AFP, the claims show that Haggis "is a serial predator who has preyed upon women for many years." A lawyer for the film-maker, Christine Lepera, did not immediately comment when reached by AFP but in a statement to the website said he "denies these anonymous claims in whole." She said that Haggis "views the fact that these reports appear to be spearheaded from the law-firm representing Ms Breest, as a further tactic to try to harm him and continue their effort to obtain money."
  12. RAWALPINDI: At least two women were injured on Friday after Indian forces once again resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC), said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The latest incident of firing by Indian troops occurred in the civilian areas of Nezapir sector of the LoC. ISPR added that the Indian forces deployed along the LoC continue to violate the 2003 Ceasefire Agreement. On Thursday, the Indian Army violated the ceasefire along the working boundary on targeting innocent civilians. Three civilians were injured due to the unprovoked Indian firing in the Zafarwal sector and the Pakistan Army launched a befitting response at the Indian post killing one Indian soldier and leaving two injured. The post was neutralised, ISPR had said.
  13. The initiative, dubbed Time's Up, caps a year in which the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal touched off a deluge of allegations that brought down powerful men-AFP More than 300 top women in Hollywood -- from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence to Emma Thompson and Cate Blanchett -- unveiled an initiative Monday to tackle pervasive sexual harassment in workplaces, calling special attention to their "sisters" in less than glamorous blue-collar jobs. The initiative, dubbed Time's Up, caps a year in which the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal touched off a deluge of allegations that brought down powerful men in entertainment, politics and the media, prompting companies, government agencies and even the US federal court system to re-examine harassment policies. But in an open letter printed in The New York Times, the new initiative lends the star power of its A-list members to the cause of women in less prominent fields, urging support and respect for farmworkers and others whose humble positions leave them vulnerable and voiceless. "We fervently urge the media covering the disclosures by people in Hollywood to spend equal time on the myriad experiences of individuals working in less glamorized and valorized trades," the group says in its full-page ad. "To every woman employed in agriculture who has had to fend off unwanted sexual advances from her boss, every housekeeper who has tried to escape an assaultive guest, every janitor trapped nightly in a building with a predatory supervisor, every waitress grabbed by a customer and expected to take it with a smile... we stand with you. We support you." $15 mn goal Last month, the head of Ford Motor Company apologized to employees at two factories in Chicago and promised changes, after a scathing expose by the Times detailed pervasive harassment and mistreatment of women at the plants dating back to the 1990s. It was one of the first major media investigations into sexual harassment in blue-collar workplaces. Among the specific steps it announced, Time's Up has established a legal defense fund that, in just 12 days, has raised $13.4 million toward a $15 million goal aimed at providing legal aid for women and men who were sexually harassed, assaulted or abused in the workplace. It has vowed to push for legislation to strengthen laws on workplace harassment and discrimination. The group insists that more women must be brought into positions of power and leadership, while every woman should have equal benefits, opportunities, pay and representation. As for Hollywood, it wants "swift and effective change to make the entertainment industry a safe and equitable place for everyone." And it called on women to wear black at Sunday's Golden Globes as a statement against gender and racial inequality, and to raise awareness about the group's efforts. 'Dear Sisters' The open letter in the Times, which also appears in the Spanish-language La Opinion, opens with the words "Dear Sisters" in large, bold type, and closes with the words "in solidarity," followed by the names of the 300 women. Several of Weinstein's accusers signed the open letter. They include Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Beckinsale, as well as Salma Hayek, whose lengthy account of mistreatment by Weinstein -- "my monster," she called him -- was widely circulated on social media after appearing last month in The New York Times. Weinstein has denied some of the allegations, including Hayek's assertion that he pressured her to do a nude *** scene in one movie. Other prominent women lending their names to the Time's Up cause are actresses Natalie Portman, America Ferrera, Amy Schumer, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Keira Knightley, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Susan Sarandon, Uma Thurman and Viola Davis; producer Shonda Rhimes; Universal Pictures chair Donna Langley; feminist activist Gloria Steinem; lawyer and ex-Michelle Obama chief of staff Tina Tchen and Nike Foundation co-chair Maria Eitel.
  14. TUNIS: The UAE men´s handball team cut short a trip to Tunisia Friday, the Tunisian federation said after it appointed female referees for a game in apparent solidarity with women in a row with Emirates Airline. The Gulf visitors forfeited two games after Emirates received instructions to deny Tunisian women access to its planes over a feared "terrorist attack" involving a woman carrying a Tunisian passport. In response, the North African country on Sunday halted Emirates flights between Tunis and Dubai. Handball federation secretary general Amir Saadi said women had been appointed as referees for a friendly match between the two national teams on Friday. But, according to Saadi, the UAE team announced it was forfeiting that game and another scheduled for Saturday for "technical reasons", citing the absence of 10 players and injuries of four others. They had said "there was no link with political affairs", he added. Tunisian social media users have slammed the travel measures against women from their country as "discriminatory" and "humiliating". A source in the office of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi said the two countries were in talks to find a solution. Transport Minister Radhouane Ayara on Thursday, however, told Sham FM radio the discussions had not made much ground. Political analyst Hamza Meddeb said the tensions between Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates were linked in part to Tunisia not choosing sides in the Gulf region´s worst crisis in years. The UAE was among a group of countries to sever ties with Qatar in June over its alleged support for religious extremism and close ties to Iran. Doha has denied all charges. Meddeb said the United Arab Emirates wanted to discourage ruling party Nida Tounes from allying with party Ennahda ahead of local elections in May.
  15. The year is coming to an end and we can all just see lists of the 'best of 2017' everywhere. And, obviously the year won't be complete without appreciating the beauty in the world, and just like always, TC Candler's Independent Critics List of 100 most beautiful faces is here just for that. According to TC Candler, his lists arranged by his organization The Independent Critics, are “not a popularity contest. Rather, it attempts to inform and broaden public opinion instead of reflecting it.” He continued by saying that they “search far and wide, listening to the many millions of suggestions submitted by the public over the past couple of decades, and [that] they put together a list representative of the modern ideal of worldwide beauty.” For the last 28 years, the list has made a name for itself by selecting the most beautiful female faces, and Emma Watson and Emilia Clarke have topped the list previously. Now, a definitive list of top 100 most beautiful faces of 2017 is here, and the results may be a little unexpected. The top spot has been taken by 19-year-old Filipino-American actress Liza Soberano, but let's talk about the people that are a little closer to home. © Twitter It's quite cool to see that five Indian actresses have been recognized for their beauty on such a high level. Let's start off with Urvashi Rautela, who comes in at 89. © Twitter Then comes Alia Bhatt at 73. Both Urvashi and Alia have made it to the list for the second time this year. © Twitter After getting ranked 15th in 2015, Nargis Fakhri took the 53rd spot this year. Also, don't miss out on that play on words. © Twitter Making her 5th appearance in the list, Deepika Padukone was placed at 37th this year. © Twitter And last but not the least, Priyanka Chopra claimed the 25th spot. © Twitter After claiming the top spot in 2012, Emilia Clarke, Mother of Dragons, came in at 27th this year. © Twitter And, obviously when it comes to beautiful faces, no list would ever be complete without Wonder Woman. © Twitter There are so many more beautiful women who make up the entire list, so grab some popcorn and enjoy 11 minutes of beauty:
  16. 17-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi (C) ? a well-known campaigner against Israel's occupation ? appears at a military court at the Israeli-run Ofer prison in the West Bank village of Betunia, December 20, 2017. AFP/Ahmad Gharabli/Files OFER MILITARY COURT: An Israeli court on Monday extended the custody of three Palestinian women detained after a viral video of an alleged assault on Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank, the police said. They said the Ofer military court ruled that Ahed Tamimi, 17, her mother Nariman Tamimi, 43, and her cousin Nour Naji Tamimi, 21, would remain in custody until Thursday. All three women appeared in a video that went viral after it was shot on December 15 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah The footage shows Nour and Ahed approaching two Israeli soldiers before shoving, kicking, and slapping them while filming on mobile phones. The heavily armed soldiers do not respond in the face of what appears to be an attempt to provoke rather than seriously harm them. They then move backwards after Ahed's mother Nariman becomes involved. The Tamimi family are at the forefront of regular protests in Nabi Saleh, a frequent scene of demonstrations against Israel's occupation of the West Bank. They say a member of the family was shot in the head with a rubber bullet during protests on December 15. Residents say part of the village's land was confiscated by Israeli authorities and given to a nearby Israeli settlement. The videos of the alleged assault were widely picked up by Israeli media outlets that often accuse Palestinian protesters of provoking the army into responses which are then filmed. While Israeli politicians hailed the restraint of the soldiers as evidence of the military's values, some called for tough responses. Some social media users criticised Ahed's arrest in the middle of the night, arguing it is the Palestinian people's right to resist military occupation.
  17. A women are seen in front of the Dubai airline Emirates office, at Tunis-Carthage International Airport in Tunis, Tunisia, December 25, 2017. REUTERS TUNIS: Dubai airline Emirates will stop flying to Tunisia, it said on Sunday, after the North African country said it had banned flights from the United Emirates carrier. The announcement came two days after Tunisian government officials said the UAE had banned Tunisian woman from flying to or transiting through its territory. No reason was given for either decision. Emirates said on Twitter it would stop its Dubai-Tunis connection from Monday following instructions from Tunisia. The Tunisian transport ministry said in a statement earlier that Emirates flights would be suspended until the UAE airline found a way to operate according to international law and treaties. The UAE minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, said on Twitter both countries had been in contact about the ?security measure information?, without elaborating. He added that the UAE valued and respected Tunisian women. In Tunisia anger has been building after women said they had been banned at Tunis airport from boarding Emirates flights to Dubai. Tunisian civil organizations and political parties called on the government to act.
  18. Photo Paxi Facebook Braving whistles, catcalls and vulgar remarks, Karachi's female taxi drivers are determined to stay on the road to ferry women safely around the teeming city - from home to the office, to college and even to late night wedding parties. Since March, women in Pakistan's commercial hub have been able to hail the pink taxis - called Paxis - by phone, app or simply by flagging one down on the street. The women drivers say they have faced harassment from other road users but will persevere with the service. "This (harassment) that we face is the occupational hazard of this job. It's best to ignore such people, they will get used to sharing the roads with us!" said Shamina Bano, 43, a mother of grown-up sons and one of the drivers with the first ever gender-segregated taxi service. Wearing a hot pink headscarf, Bano said she left her previous job as a personal secretary after her boss started making "untoward advances". "Working in an all-female environment feels so much more comfortable; I don't have to look over my shoulder anymore," she said. The app asks potential riders the number of passengers and if there are any men accompanying them. If the man is between 12 and 70 years old, the request will be turned down. Mehreen Faizan, 28, also a Paxi driver, had initially applied to work for another taxi service. "When I found out I'd have to chauffeur male clients as well, my husband was not very happy about it. He then suggested I apply here," she said. Commuting in the sweltering city of 20 million is often an ordeal for women. A report by Karachi's Urban Resource Center found most female commuters experience some form of sexual harassment while using public transport. And before the pink taxis, getting a cab in Karachi could also be unpleasant for women. From sitting in "messy and smelly cars" to being driven by drivers who are lost but refuse to use the GPS system, to being stared at through the rearview mirror or driven too fast, there is a long list of complaints women commuters have against male taxi drivers. Women drivers, however, are careful and happy to accept directions, said regular pink taxi users. "It's very reassuring and comfortable," said Sobia Athar, a college lecturer, who uses the service regularly despite it being a bit more expensive than other taxis. A driver with the women-only Paxi Pakistan taxi company - AFP Ready for expansion Bano said during the wedding season from December to March she is busy shuttling women to festivities which may continue till very late at night. Nuzhat Siddiqi, an environmentalist and working mother said she prefers the idea of women drivers for her family. "I would certainly not be too keen to send kids and young maids or teenaged daughters with male taxi drivers alone," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. By the end of this year, the company would have doubled its fleet of cars from 15 at its launch to 30. And Paxis are soon to appear on the streets of Sukkur in Sindh province and then to Peshawar close to Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, said Shaikh M. Zahid, the founder of the service. Peshawar lies in the highly conservative province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where strict purdah is observed. "It has a much higher ratio of educated women, but due to lack of a safe transport system, their mobility is greatly compromised and their full potential to be productive citizens gets somewhat lost," said Zahid. "I got very good vibes from informal talks I´ve been conducting with women there who say they would love having women drivers ferry them across the city," said Zahid, who has also held informal talks with religious leaders to explain the advantages of a women-only transport service. The challenge is finding enough female drivers. "It was initially difficult to convince parents and families to let their womenfolk take this up in Karachi," said Zahid. "Today, these same women have become such strong role models for others and the response has been amazing.?
  19. Respect doesn't come easy. It needs to be earned with hard work, dedication and commitment. When it comes to fitness, the journey to earn that respect is long and tiring. The body doesn't change overnight. It takes years of focused work to get to a point where people start respecting you. A big and largely unseen part of this respect is how you look at people who work out in the same gym as yours. If these 5 people are around in your gym, they deserve your respect. 1) The Fat Guy Who Despite Of All The Judgments, Picks Himself Up And Comes To The Gym Being fat takes a huge toll on one's self esteem. Things get worse when people start judging. While a lot of fat guys avoid gyms there are some who have come to terms with their problem and want to solve it. These are the same people you need to respect and not make fun of. In fact they are prime examples of how to come to terms with your problems and solve them. 2) The Old Man Who Despite Of His Achy Joints Still Makes It A Point To Push Weights This man's probably been pushing weights since Arnold's time but then family and kids slowed him down. He still doesn't make excuses and shows up at the gym to workout in whatever capacity he can. If that doesn't deserve respect, I don't what does. 3) The Ever Consistent Natural Guy This dude's hard working and consistent. You see him training diligently every day. He trains right, lifts heavier and tries to improve his form with every workout. But you wouldn't see him getting bigger that quick because that's what natural body building is, slow and steady. Despite the peer pressure of getting on steroids, this guy still trains as a natural. 4) Women Who Lift Better And Heavier Than You Now a lot of women never move beyond the cardio section of the gym but there are a few who do and make it a point to kick ass in the weights room. Not only have they moved beyond the irrelevant fear of 'getting bulky', they also stand as examples to other women who are lazy and scared of weight training. Some of these women are probably better lifters than more men. 5) The Disabled Champions Disability can either break a person or make him an inspiration for people. Some of these champions do exist and they make it point to hit the gym no matter how hard life has hit them. Their disability doesn't matter. What matters is their will to overcome their disability and fear of failure. These guys deserve the highest order of respect.
  20. Lebanese women light candles during a sit-in in Beirut, Lebanon, December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Isam Abdallah BEIRUT: Dozens of people gathered outside Beirut?s national museum on Saturday evening to light candles for a British woman and three Arab women murdered in the past week in Lebanon. The killing of the British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes last week has sparked extensive media coverage in Lebanon, prompting activists to press for more attention to be given to widespread violence against women. Lebanese women?s rights activists held the vigil to mourn the victims, demand better laws, and to protest against the violence - including the three reported murders in northern Lebanon alone over the past week. ?Society refuses to listen to us or see us until our blood is spilled,? Leen Hashem, an organizer, told the crowd from the steps of the museum. ?This violence is structural and systematic.? ?Justice is not only arresting the criminal. Justice is for all this not to happen to us in the first place,? she said. ?Don?t tell me to cover up. Tell him not to rape me,? one woman chanted through a megaphone, a demand repeated by people in the crowd. Participants laid white roses over pictures of the four women, and lined the steps with candles. Wafaa al-Kabbout stood on the sidelines, holding a framed photo of her 21-year-old daughter Zahraa, whose ex-husband shot her dead last year. ?Now my daughter is gone, she?s not coming back,? she said. ?But all these young women are our daughters. And there is still fear for the young women after them.? 'Behind closed doors' The United Nations says a third of women worldwide have suffered sexual or physical violence. A 2017 national study by the Beirut-based women?s rights group ABAAD said that one in four women have been raped in Lebanon. Less than a quarter of women who faced sexual assault reported it, the survey said. ?Little by little, we are breaking the silence... for women to come forward and talk about the violence they are facing,? said Saja Michael, program manager at ABAAD. In the past five years, women have become more likely to report violence and seek help, she said, though sexual assault remains a bit more taboo. Part of the reason is that NGOs have set up new shelters and community centres, with psychological, legal, medical, and other services, Michael added. ?It?s becoming more of a public discourse,? she said. ?It?s no longer what?s happening behind closed doors.? Lebanon?s parliament passed a long-awaited law in 2014 that penalized domestic violence for the first time. But rights groups were outraged that authorities watered it down, and it fell short of criminalizing marital rape. Child marriage also remains legal in Lebanon. In August, parliament abolished a law that absolved rapists if they married their victims, joining other Arab states that repealed similar laws this year. Activists welcomed it as a major step but said there was a long way to go on Lebanese legislation to protect women. 'Any one of us' ?Every day we are subjected to harassment, in college, on the street, everywhere,? said Ramona Abdallah, a university student at the vigil. ?It really could be any one of us.? Rebecca Dykes, 30, who worked at the British embassy in Lebanon, was found strangled beside a highway outside Beirut last weekend. A Lebanese Uber driver picked her up before assaulting and killing her, state media said. A security official said the suspect had confessed. Earlier in the same week, a Lebanese man killed his mother-in-law and wounded his wife by shooting them inside their home in the northern Akkar region, state news agency NNA said. Authorities have arrested him, it said. In another incident, Nazira al-Tartousi, a 15-year-old pregnant Syrian, was found dead with a bullet in her neck in the north, security sources said. Her husband, the suspect, has denied killing her, they said. And Yaman Darwish, 22, died after sustaining a broken chin and gunshot wounds in another northern village, the security sources said. The investigation showed the Lebanese woman had also been hit on the head with a vase, and choked.
  21. European Parliament member Terry Reintke holds a placard ? displaying the rallying hashtag #MeToo for victims of sexual harassment and misconduct ? in Strasbourg, France, October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Files LONDON: More than 220,000 women were sexually harassed on public transport in France over two years, the national crime statistics agency said in its first report on the subject, describing it as a ?conservative estimate?. The Harvey Weinstein scandal in the United States has accelerated a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance. ?Although the public mostly focuses on domestic violence, sexual violence committed on the street, on public transport or in other public places is just as serious, and merits more attention,? the report said. France?s National Observatory of Crime and Criminal Justice (ONDRP) found that 267,000 people ? 85 percent of whom were women ? were sexually harassed on public transport between 2014 and 2015, including kissing, groping, flashing, and rape. It is the first time the ONDRP ? which publishes an annual survey on insecurity ? has focused on sexual harassment on public transport. Paris was voted the third most woman-friendly city in a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey published in October and ranked fourth least risky for sexual violence. But harassment remains prevalent, many said on social media. ?I was spat at, called a whore... and one morning groped by two laughing men on a crowded metro,? Siobhán Dowling said on Twitter, describing her time in Paris as a student. ?The level of everyday harassment was shocking.? Sexual harassment on public transport was worst for women in the Paris region, with reports of incidents seven times higher than in the rest of the country, the study found. Most cases of sexual harassment occurred when a train or bus was moving so the victim could not flee, the study said. ?When you have closed spaces with hundreds of thousands of people and zero security agents or police, it?s no wonder that cowardly perpetrators act in total impunity,? Ikram Moustaoui said on Facebook. French women have taken to social media to share tales of sexual harassment, outstripping the #MeToo campaign with a name-and-shame hashtag #BalanceTonPorc ? or ?expose your pig?. French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled measures in November aimed at educating the public and schoolchildren about sexism and violence against women and improving police support for victims. Macron also proposed criminalizing street harassment. Nevertheless, France?s gender equality ministry declined to comment. ?via Thomson Reuters Foundation
  22. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Leader Maryam Nawaz has been named among the top 11 powerful women of the world. Photo; file KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz has been named among the top 11 powerful women of the world in a 2017 ranking issued by a US publication. The New York Times list, titled ?11 Powerful Women We Met Around the World in 2017?, sought to detail the lives of people across the world who have ?led interesting lives and done extraordinary things, or perhaps recently gone through a remarkable experience.? Maryam?s description reads: ?She had recently emerged as the right hand of her father, the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. But corruption charges are clouding her rapid rise.? Moreover, the accompanying article on former premier?s daughter mentions that she rose to political prominence after helping run her father?s re-election campaign in 2013. ?Since then, she has managed to sideline her cousin Hamza Shehbaz, long considered a potential standard-bearer, who is now conspicuous by his absence from rallies and party meetings,? the article adds. Her notable achievements include cementing her mother?s victory in the crucial NA-120 by-elections. NA-120 was vacated after Nawaz Sharif stepped down as the prime minister after Supreme Court disqualified him. Other women named in the list include Saudi-activist Manal al-Sharif, world?s oldest woman Emma Morano, Sweden?s Proponent of ?Feminist Foreign Policy? Margot Wallstrom, Henda Ayari, Olive Yang, Asli Erdogan, Letizia Battaglia, Sinta Nuriyah, Alice Schwarzer, and Yu Xiuhua.
  23. RIYADH: Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving. In September, King Salman issued a decree saying women will be able to drive from next June as part of an ambitious reform push in the conservative kingdom. The Saudi General Directorate of Traffic gave details of the new regulations that will follow the lifting of the ban on the official Saudi Press Agency late on Friday. "Yes, we will authorise women to drive motorcycles" as well as trucks, it said, adding that the royal decree stipulates that the law on driving will be "equal" for both men and women. There will be no special licence plate numbers for female-driven cars, it said. But women involved in road accidents or who commit traffic violations will be dealt with at special centres that will be established and run by women. Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world to impose a ban on women driving and its maintenance was seen around the world as a symbol of repression in the Gulf kingdom. Its historic decision to allow women to drive from next June has been cheered inside the kingdom and abroad -- and comes after decades of resistance from female activists, many of whom were jailed for flouting the ban. Saudi Arabia has some of the world´s tightest restrictions on women. Under the country´s guardianship system, a male family member -- normally the father, husband or brother -- must grant permission for a woman´s study, travel and other activities.
  24. Dustin Hoffman/File photo LOS ANGELES: Three more women have accused Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported, bringing to six the number of people accusing him of impropriety decades ago. Variety reported that two of the women said Hoffman sexually assaulted them in 1987. A third woman said he exposed himself to her in 1980, when she was 16, and asked for a foot massage, the Variety report said. In the story, two women went on the record and a third was not identified. Variety quoted Hoffman?s attorney, Mark Neubauer, as saying the accusations were ?defamatory falsehoods.? Neither Neubauer nor Hoffman?s representative immediately replied on Thursday to requests for comment. Reuters was unable to independently confirm the accusations. Three other women have come forward in the last six weeks accusing Hoffman of sexual harassment that they said took place more than 30 years ago. Actress Salma Hayek details harrowing ordeal by 'monster' Weinstein Hoffman issued an apology to the first woman, who was a teenage intern on the set of his 1985 TV film ?Death of a Salesman.? He said in a Nov. 1 statement the behavior the women described was ?not reflective of who I am.? He has declined comment on the other accusations. Hoffman has won Oscars for his roles in ?Rain Man? and ?Kramer vs. Kramer.?
  25. Russell Simmons recently left his business empire following allegations of sexual misconduct. ? AFP NEW YORK: At least three women say that they were raped by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, who recently left his business empire following abuse allegations, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The 60-year-old hip-hop legend denied the rape accusations -- which date back to 1988 -- and voiced support for the growing movement of women speaking out against abusive men. Simmons announced on November 30 that he was stepping down from his business roles after two women accused him of assault, which he also denied. But The New York Times article described an alleged pattern of behaviour by the enormously influential Def Jam Recordings co-founder, who was accused of preying on women entering the industry. Tina Baker, a singer who has performed back-up for Madonna and Bruce Springsteen, said Simmons was her manager when he invited her to his apartment in 1990 or 1991. Actress Salma Hayek details harrowing ordeal by 'monster' Weinstein She told the newspaper that he pinned her down and raped her. The Times said the account was confirmed by four people close to her including her ex-husband and therapist. Baker told the newspaper that she didn?t have a physical contact with a man for almost nine years afterwards. "I went into a cocoon." Simmons denied having physically abused Baker. He said in a statement: "I vehemently deny all these allegations." "I have accepted that I can and should get dirt on my sleeves if it means witnessing the birth of a new consciousness about women," he said. Unlike many in the brash world of hip-hop, Simmons in recent years has developed a clean, spiritual image as he promotes yoga and veganism. But the newspaper also reported an incident in 2014 in which a woman said Simmons touched her inappropriately after encountering him in a Miami hotel. Simmons and fellow producer Rick Rubin helped bring hip-hop to wide US audiences in the 1980s when they founded Def Jam, a label that signed major acts such as the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J and later Public Enemy.