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  1. I basically covered this in the first and second part of this article, but yes, no one likes getting rejected, but also no one can ever avoid rejection in life. The most important and telling thing, though, is how someone reacts to the rejection. We're not talking about like serious rejection in life today, but rather how fast some guys change as soon as they get rejected. All the self-proclaimed nice guys who think that women don't like them because they're too nice and women always end up choosing the jerk, we're talking about them today. As a way to call out guys who just turn hostile after no reply by the girl, or just getting rejected, a Twitter account is here to talk about everything. The account called 'She Rates Dogs' posts a bunch of screenshots that they receive and rates the guys, which is usually in the minus, of course. And yes, this is the third part of the same article because this is so common, so many guys don't know how to handle rejection and that's why the page is always thriving with new, hilarious, and sometimes scary reactions. Sure buddy. “I'm OK with that” floored me pic.twitter.com/GVtZ94e4eD — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) May 15, 2019 Just wow. It's very scary to be a girl pic.twitter.com/NB2jx1jfn1 — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) May 13, 2019 Not even rejection, just straight up annoying. Omg she was being so accommodating lmao how did he make this her fault pic.twitter.com/vIx5wBvKOm — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) May 11, 2019 All she said was 'hey'. Does he seriously think that because he paid for tinder the girls on it owe him something......???? pic.twitter.com/CLte2G3fSk — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) May 7, 2019 This is just so scary. This shit!! Makes me so mad!! pic.twitter.com/Vk5h8nHzE5 — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) May 4, 2019 You monster! You monster pic.twitter.com/ojAa4OtGdg — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) April 19, 2019 This is just so extra. She was just trying to study pic.twitter.com/XCUKza4Vnb — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) April 10, 2019 Wtf dude? Cool. What the **** what the **** ever dude pic.twitter.com/qs2FqbAKOH — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) April 7, 2019 What even?! Honestly wild as hell pic.twitter.com/bnefmXPBFJ — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) April 5, 2019 The thank you tho. This is the absolute worst attempt at flirting I have ever seen in my life pic.twitter.com/w6y9zAASGu — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) April 3, 2019
  2. For the first time in the history of the Indian Army, women will now be welcomed in an absolutely new role. The Indian Army recently issued an advertisement in the newspaper for recruiting women soldiers in the military police and this is a big step ahead for womankind in India. Three months ago, the government announced that women will be inducted in the force in the 'Personnel Below Officer Rank' (PBOR) category. The registrations online have already begun for inducted women as jawans in the corps of military police. This is certainly being seen as a breakthrough in the force as in simple terms, women were earlier only inducted as officers and now they'll be inducted as soldiers! © ANI According to the given advertisement, the application window for recruitment for soldier general duty will close on June 8th and we hope a number of applicants apply in the next one month. For the first time, Indian Army to start online registration of women for recruitment as soldiers into the military police, today. The project was mooted by General Bipin Rawat soon after taking over as Army Chief and given final approval by the Defence Ministry recently. pic.twitter.com/nIssIN62zX — ANI (@ANI) 25 April 2019 The project was first mooted by Bipin Rawat, the Army Chief General as soon as he took charge of the force. While the process follows a stringent protocol, the decks for induction were cleared in January 2019 after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharam announced that the government has taken a historic decision to induct women in the military police and their roles would include investigating crime cases of rape and molestation and assisting the Army in field operations whenever required. Last year, Rawat had said that the process to allow women in combat was moving steadfastly and accordingly the Army chalked out induction of approximately 800 women in the military police. © ANI Currently, women in the Army are allowed in areas such as medical, educational, legal and engineering wings. The main role of women in military police will be to take charge of logistics during peace and war, handling prisoners of war and maintaining movements of soldiers. The Corps of Military Police is responsible for preserving "good order and discipline and to prevent breaches of the same by persons serving in or attached to the regular Army", the Army says on its website. © Better India This is a really empowering step for womankind in the country, as it works on the fabric of equality between the sexes and we're nothing short of grateful it has finally been incorporated!
  3. Cricket is not just a sport in India, it's almost like a religion. Right from Kapil Dev to Sachin Tendulkar, or MS Dhoni to Virat Kohli, the men in cricket have been recognized and cheered all along. But what about the women? Of course, the conscious efforts by cricket authorities have brought many women cricketers in the limelight, but there is still room for reforms and improvement. In fact, Royal Challenge Sports Drink's newest campaign is challenging the status quo in cricket with India's first mixed-gender T20 match. But before we dig deeper into this campaign, here is a list of 5 inspiring women cricketers who changed the name of the game. 1. Diana Edulji A recipient of the Arjuna Award in 1983 and the Padma Shri in 2002, Diana Fram Edulji is a former women's Test cricketer. During her career, she took 63 wickets in 20 Test matches and 46 wickets in 34 ODIs. In Tests, she is third on the all-time list across all countries. But there is more to Edulji. She's fearless and has been an active advocate for the empowerment of women's cricket in India over the years. In fact, when she was refused entry to the Lord's Pavillion, she commented that the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) should change its name to MCP (male chauvinist pig). 2. Mithali Raj Mithali Dorai Raj is the captain of the Indian Women's National Cricket Team. She is currently the all-time leading run-scorer for India in all formats - Tests, ODIs and T20Is.When she made her ODI debut at the age of 16, she scored 114, and became the youngest cricketer to score a hundred in women's ODIs. Additionally, she was the first cricketer to cross the 6,000-run threshold in Women's ODIs. What's more? In 2002, she broke Karen Rolton's record for the highest individual score in Test cricket. She shattered a record of 209 runs by scoring 214 against England at County Ground. Raj's record was broken by Pakistani cricketer, Kiran Baluch in 2004 although it still remains one of the great knocks in women's Tests. 3. Jhulan Goswami One of the most celebrated former captains of the Indian Women's Cricket Team, Jhulan Nishit Goswami is an all-round cricketer who has excelled with both bat and ball. She is also the highest wicket-taker in the history of women's ODI, and one of the top five fastest female bowlers in the world. Along with @RCGameforLife, it's time to challenge the status quo that exists in cricket. Let us show our support for the first-ever T20 mixed-gender match in India, by saying #ChallengeAccepted and voting here: https://t.co/BLgTOa4ZZR pic.twitter.com/9zzXgO899N — Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) April 15, 2019 An Arjuna Award and Padma Shri recipient, Goswami played a key role in taking the Indian team to their first victory against England in the 2006-07 Test series, with impressive figures of 13-4-33-5 and 36.2-21-45-5. Post this, she became the ODI captain from 2008 to 2011. 4. Shikha Pandey Inspirational, confident and a go-getter, Shikha Pandey, who is a right-arm pacer for India's National Women's Cricket Team, is also an IAF officer. Most of us dream of being able to do just one of these, but she has managed both. An incredible feat! Pandey's cricketing career started at the age of 17, when she was selected to play for Goa's Women Senior State Side. Post that, there was no looking back for Pandey. She is the first cricketer affiliated with the Goa Cricket Association who has represented the country in an international level. In fact, she played a vital role in India's win against South Africa in 2014, where she scored 59 runs and took three wickets. 5. Ravi Kalpana 22-year-old Ravi Venkateswarlu Kalpana is a right-handed batswoman in the Indian women's national cricket team. Hailing from Andhra Pradesh, Kalpana's journey as a promising cricketer hasn't been the easiest. From financial constraints to fighting against an early marriage, she has seen and battled it all. In 2015, she was selected for the Indian Women's Cricket Team and made her international debut where she played against New Zealand. While we celebrate Indian cricketers, it's also time to take Indian cricket to the next level. With #ChallengeAccepted, Royal Challenge Sports Drink aims to break the many stereotypes that exist. It's also a step towards equality in cricket and sports, and India's first mixed gender T20 match is a step towards that. We are all supportive of this, and look forward to watching men and women play on the same team and on the same field. Like us, if you too believe in this movement, vote here now.
  4. One of the leading ladies of international cricket and Kiwi superstar Hayley Jensen and her fellow athlete from Down Under, Nicola Hancock decided to make their cricketing partnership last a lifetime, as the couple tie the knot last weekend. Having been teammates for two straight seasons for Australia's Big Bash League franchise, Melbourne Stars, the couple saw a lot of individual success in the T20 league. While Jensen, an all-rounder, won the prestigious Una Paisley medal for being Victoria Women's Premier Cricket league's best player of the 2017-18 season, Hancock finished the latest season of the BBL as her squad's second-highest wicket-taker with 13 scalps in 14 games with an average of 19.92. The official news of the wedding was broken online by Hancock's team last evening: From #TeamGreen, congratulations to Stars bowler Nicola Hancock who married her partner Hayley Jensen last weekend! ðpic.twitter.com/QvWb7Ue0Qx — Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) April 18, 2019 "From #TeamGreen, congratulations to Stars bowler Nicola Hancock who married her partner Hayley Jensen last weekend!" the picture was captioned. Australia legalised same-*** marriage in December 2017 while New Zealand granted it the royal assent way back in 2013. However, as soon as the wedding pictures were available online, homophobia took over with the blink of an eye and flooded the team's twitter handle with slurs demeaning same-*** marriage: It isn't ryt — NITESH KUMAR (@nkojha9060) April 19, 2019 Challenge to Natural law — Kapil Kumar (@KapilKu03594795) April 19, 2019 Oh no It is unnatural marrige I think human is very beg animals — बà¥à¤°à¥à¤à¤à¤¾à¤° मà¥à¥à¤®à¥à¤®à¤¿à¤² फारà¥à¤à¥ (@MuzzammilFar) April 19, 2019 What a great indecent choice this sodomy women make to defile themselves — Joshua (@Joshua3059) April 18, 2019 If all girls will marry to each other then what will happen with boys or u can say who will marry with boys. I think this is unnatural. — kmljee (@kmljee) April 18, 2019 Pls stop these kind of activities this is uncertain and not good for the society — JSP Tarak (@TDPTARAK) April 19, 2019 Cricket is meant to be a gentleman's game,, what happened to the world??????? — Samiullah Saifi (@Samiull91563821) April 18, 2019 One common response to such homophobia is that it is the part of the society and that homosexual people have to be mentally strong enough to make such a decision and face the society with their heads held high, but why? Maybe that is the question that needs to be answered now. With the LGBTQ community being welcomed into society with open arms, why is it that marriage, a gesture to celebrate love, needs for the people involved to “prepare themselves”? Do straight couples need to worry about the kind of criticism that they might face from society after they get married? Sure, homosexuality has become a part of the world that we live in and sure people now have the right to identify themselves as “gay”, but normalising it, in our mundane lives, is something that continues to be our "to-do” list
  5. While we're going to witness the end of an era soon, we're actually waiting with bated breath for the Game Of Thrones finale to hit our screens on the 14th of April 2019. It's true we've formed our true and personal association with every character and sometimes in our head, we think "what would Jon Snow do if he was in my place?" Well, maybe it's not that intense but it's true the characters have grown on us in some way or the other. © HBO While we take away the betrayals, the plot line, the relationships, the wars and what not, let's also soak in some girl power from the show. What I mean is, some fantastic women actors have played very relatable and beautiful roles in the series and if we don't mention them, then there's really no point in watching GoT at all. They're brave, independent, storytellers, who have their own reasons to pull off each and every action, through the dilemma they face. Does it ever make you wonder though, what if they were someone you'd want to date? © HBO The character sketches of the women in GoT all have powerful elements hidden away and I bet sometimes, apart from the physicality, you wish you had someone who could maybe cast spells or be an absolute kink in bed, or always aim big in life! So, here are 7 women from GoT every man wants to find in the real world because they're absolutely fascinating: (1) Daenerys Targaryen aka Khaleesi © HBO "When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me" Dany, as she's popularly called by her family is an actually a storm born, whose stubborn nature gets her what she wills, most times. She's ruthless with her goals but gentle in her approach and shows empathy at the right places. She's the kinda queen who'd rule your heart while ruling the world, and you'd never tire from the adventures she takes you on. Besides, she'd have great control over dragons and she can save you in case your house catches fire. (2) Cersei Lannister © HBO "Tears aren't a woman's only weapon. The best one is between her legs" She's conniving and sharp and no one can challenge her scheme of things or even her brain for that matter. She's sharp and sometimes that gets the better of her, but if you do end up with someone like Cersei, know for sure she's born to be a mother and will protect your kids from any sort of evil that looms around them. Just don't egg her on to give you tears of Lys and end your life. Other than that, she'll definitely find a way to make anything you wish for, possible, as she's one of the strongest women in GoT. We all love strong women, don't we? (3) Melisandre © HBO "The night is dark and full of terrors, old man, but the fire burns them all away." The 'Red Priestess' is quite fascinating to be with. She has this deep seeded darkness that you have to dissect for your own good and trust me, once you do, she'll always resurrect you from the dead! The woman can cast spells, bring back someone from the dead and perform some highly kinky and dark magic voodoo in bed! Apart from that, she does have a brighter side to her once she realises the mistakes she has made and she'll go through any length to try and rectify those mistakes. So, if you do happen to meet someone dark and enchanting, keep her happy is all. (4) Yara Greyjoy © HBO "Anything with a c**k is easy to fool" Tough, righteous and an iron-willed woman, Yara isn't easily fooled and she'll probably need a man who can match up to her innate strength as a leader. Although she prefers the same ***, she's not at all averse to men who recognise women for who they really are. So, if you're looking for a strong independent woman who actually has a mind of her own and can single headedly direct the iron fleet, she's your woman! (5) Ellaria Sand © HBO "It's always changing, who we're supposed to love and who we're not. The only thing that stays the same is that we want who we want". This woman is full of raw passion and does what her heart desires. She loves passionately and will go to any lengths to protect her lover. Clever and tranquil, Ellaria is your favourite fantasy girl, you've always wished you had but couldn't find. She's not opposed to threesomes, open relationships or even orgies for that matter and she will never let go of you, once she's absolutely yours. Ugh, the world isn't full of Ellaria's anymore! (6) Missandei © HBO "All men fear death" Missandei is the prudish beauty you can easily get mesmerised by. You'll fall in love with her instantly because she's beautiful and she's very loyal. If a woman is loyal and wise, there is really nothing else you need now, do you? Hard working, dedicated and a loyalist, this woman will surely understand all your needs and wants and love you for whoever you are (like she loved the unsullied!) So, here are the 6 most eligible women in 'Game of Thrones who'd best suit your preference'. If you go about looking for these characteristics in women in your city, you may just find a mix and match of everything, as everyone has one unique character you can absolutely relate to. So, what're you waiting for? Go get her!
  6. Summer months are cruel for everyone. Besides the heat and the sweat that comes along, you also have to deal with body hair. The crop gets annoying in the Summer. While the decision of getting rid of it is completely yours, you should know that you have options to get a hot bod this Summer that would attract a lot of lingering eyes and in a good way! We talked to women to find out how they prefer body hair on men. Before we begin, you should know that chest hair is, in fact, attractive, (obviously not in the excess bushy way that Anil Kapoor and Akshay Kumar advertised it as) but in a mild sheath sort of way and that can only be maintained if you groom it well. And we're not just talking about chest hair here, but also shoulder hair, back hair, upper back hair, hair on the stomach. So here's what women think: 1. Shoulder Crop © Getty Images "Winter might leave a layer of fur across your shoulders. But if you're planning to hit the beach or a water park, it's better to get rid of it," says Apoorva Sharma, 27. So, here are your options: you could shave these with the help of a professional or get them waxed if you have good pain tolerance. However, if you shave, the hair might pop back up even thicker. So you could also consider getting them trimmed too which is faster and hassle free but you'll need assistance. 2. Chest Hair © Getty Images "I don't mind chest hair at all, as long is it's not in volumes that make it hard to see the chest underneath. Grooming chest hair is always appreciated," says Divya Arora, 22. The 'très bon' technique to groom the chest hair has been hotly debated for years. There's no one way to groom your chest hair. From a smooth care chest, to the bush and the light crop in the middle, there are different ways in which you could groom your chest hair. So really, it's entirely up to you. Waxing works great if you want to go bare-chested for a longer duration but if you can't handle the pain, you could consider more permanent options like laser. An electric trimmer could also work if you don't mind cropped strays. In fact, these cropped strays add a touch of authenticity and work best for emergencies(like an unplanned hook-up night). 3.The Nape Strays © Getty Images "I don't mind body hair at all except the hair that pops out of the back of the shirt, that is a turn-off," says Ruhi Sarkar, 25. In contrast to your chest, there's no question at all as to what to do with unwanted outcroppings of the nape: get rid of them. These pop out of basically everything that doesn't have a collar attached to it and not in a good way. Shaving's not going to do the trick here, at least not without complications. This time, though, your best course of action is to book an appointment with a professional, as ripping the hair out from the root will help to keep them at bay for longer otherwise get the same professional to trim them because there's no way you can reach all of them. 4. The Stomach Fur © Getty Images "It's a little odd to see the if the chest hair is groomed but the stomach hair is left out, I personally think all body hair should be groomed uniformly," says Vani Kapoor, 28. Follow the principle of uniformity. Assuming that you're grooming your pubic hair, in the very session make sure to groom hair on the stomach as well. Uneven growth looks odd visually. The easiest way out is trimming them out. 5. Butt Hair © Getty Images "I love beach bums. They're even more attractive if men groom before wearing swimsuits," says Radhika Bedi, 25. The stubble on your butt cheek and butt crack could look better in a swimsuit if you groom it. You could get rid of it with a trimmer or going to the salon and getting professional help which always eases the job.
  7. Don't you feel happy when your significant other greets you with a kiss or cooks your favourite dish? How you feel when you have a bad day and your partner lightens you up? Well, non-verbal clues are very important from your partner and they determine a healthy communication and emotional investment. So, we rounded up 10 men and asked them how their women made them feel special and this is what they had to say: Location- Andaz Hotel Photographer- Anand Gogoi, Stylist- Devanshi Tuli, Make Up and Hair- Shrishti Anand Production- Prapti Elizabeth, Models- Piyush Rathi, Deepika Singh, On Piyush: Shirt - Koovs, Trousers- Forever 21, On Deepika: Shirt (Stylist's own), Trousers: Zara 1. “We work at the same office but she drives home mostly without nagging about it” - Rishabh, 27 This sounds different! It's safe to say you're a lucky man who is treated as an equal. 2. “I really like it when she makes the first move” – Aakash, 24 Men really love it when women make the first move and engage her partner in making love. Even small gestures like a kiss or a back hug can begin things from her end. 3. “She holds my hand when she sees some random guy gazing her”- Brian, 23 This is a way to show that she accepts you and is really proud of it. Social acceptance is something essential when you are with someone. Location- Andaz Hotel Photographer- Anand Gogoi, Stylist- Devanshi Tuli, Make Up and Hair- Shrishti Anand, Production- Prapti Elizabeth, Models- Siddhant Roop Rai, Naina Bhan, On Siddhant: Zara India, On Naina: Perch 4. “Even if I cook bad food, she appreciates my efforts with a kiss on my forehead”- Rohan, 25 Certainly, a cute gesture like this is motivating but it is not a green flag for you to keep on serving bad food to her! 5. "She sits holding me when I have a bad day and her hugs calm me down no matter where we are ” – Naman, 27 No one really likes to feel lonely when they are depressed or sad. Negative thoughts cloud you and you start leaning towards pessimism. Hugs are such a good solution at this time as you feel worthy and calm. 6. “She has solutions for most of the problems I stress upon, in a silly manner” Aadyant, 24 From not finding your tie in the morning to your important files, she helps you out with small things that could sometime become a cause for bother. This comes as a sense of relief as people generally overthink on small matters when they are alone. 7. “She maintains her patience when I get late for dates” – Piyush, 28 Okay, so this is something unusual! Women usually hate to wait unnecessarily when it comes to dates. So you're one lucky bum! Location- Andaz Hotel Photographer- Anand Gogoi, Stylist- Devanshi Tuli, Make Up and Hair- Shrishti Anand, Production- Prapti Elizabeth, Models- Ankush Bahuguna, Shibani Bedi, On Shibani: Zara , On Ankush: Koovs 8. “My girl pulls me towards her in her sleep along with blanket; I just love it.” Dewanshu, 25 Cuddling is such an amazing form of affection and very essential too. 9. “I really feel so blessed when she listens to everything I have to say, that's a better PDA than those Instagram posts” – Siddharth, 24 Having someone in your life who is willing to hear you and is attentive is a good reason to be in a relationship. This surely increases optimism in your life. 10. “She appreciates me and my efforts. I feel so respected and loved!” – Jaspreet, 24 Accepting your partner beyond the digital world is wonderful. It gives you the sign that the person is happy to be with you and appreciates your hard work towards them or the relationship. They pay heed to your existence in their life. Location- Andaz Hotel Photographer- Anand Gogoi, Stylist- Devanshi Tuli, Make Up and Hair- Shrishti Anand Production- Prapti Elizabeth, Models-Siddhant Roop Rai, Naina Bhan, On Siddhant: Zara India, On Naina: Perch Every couple has different kinds of sentimental preferences. Even the smallest acknowledgement of physical affection by the other person makes you feel relaxed, happy and satisfied. A person in love deserves these different tokens of acknowledgement and it doesn't really matter who initiates it, what is important is how it is received. Location- Andaz Hotel Photographer- Anand Gogoi, Stylist- Devanshi Tuli, Make Up and Hair- Shrishti Anand Production- Prapti Elizabeth, Models- Appurva Rampal Sorab Bedi On Appurva - Perch, On Rampal Sorab Bedi - Koovs
  8. When I think of a conscious lifestyle, I think of homegrown brands that give back to the environment and the society through their organic and natural products. Honestly, in a world where everything is mass-produced, these brands are a rarity, and a necessity. One such natural lifestyle brand that I recently came across on Qtrove.com was Urvija - a Kolkata-based label conceived out of the lush forests of Bengal, that stands for sustainable lifestyle while rebelling against excessive deforestation, adulterated food and chemical-infused beauty products. Brainchild of Sreela Pillai Roy, Urvija's journey from a handful of stores in 2016 to 40 stores across Kolkata in 2018 has been phenomenal. But what's even more phenomenal is the story behind the brand that started very casually over a cup of coffee and a YouTube channel which showed indiscriminate use of palm oil and how it was responsible for killing animals and deforestation of rainforests. The owners (Baibhab and Sreela) were determined to start a brand which does not use palm oil, forest timber or any other non-sustainable materials. So what goes into Urvija's handcrafted products? "Local resources coupled with premium range of herbal and floral extracts, imported from different regions. For instance, we get lavender essential oil from Kashmir valley and source berries from Leh. We also integrate non-forest timber products like madhuca, karaunj, forest flame flowers and sal seeds," says Sreela. Qtrove.com But that's not all what Urvija stands for. Over and above environmental preservation, the brand works extensively towards women empowerment in rural Bengal. "The manufacturing unit consists of all female workers from humble background. At Urvija unit, we trained them from scratch, turned them into skilled labourers, and now they are earning to support their families," adds Sreela. Qtrove.com For me, Urvija is one of the brands that has guided me towards sustainable living. Some of the natural products that stand out for me are the black grapes and honey face wash (that cleanses my skin without stripping it off its natural moisture. BUY HERE.), the rose-and-saffron beauty serum (that reduces my wrinkles, fine lines and improves my complexion. BUY HERE.) and of course, the mango lip balm with no artificial colour or flavour. Enriched with Vitamin E, this balm provides hydration to my otherwise chapped lips, around the year. BUY HERE. Qtrove.com Every Urvija product is painstakingly handmade to perfection. No automated or heavy machinery is used to manufacture the products. "We make the base of the soaps and creams and then gradually add the essential oils and various herbs. We do not add any artificial fragrance or harmful chemical like SLES, parabens and silicone oil to our products," explains Sreela. Qtrove.com Now that everything is said, you must be wondering how to get your hands on the amazing Urvija products. The answer is Qtrove.com, a website that understands the vision of organic and natural brands like Urvija and promotes sustainable lifestyle. Apart from beauty products, you can check out Qtrove.com for other categories like home decor, healthy beverages, eco-friendly fashion and a lot more.
  9. From patriarchal society to intersectional feminism, we are moving in the right direction. We have no right to treat anyone differently based on their gender. Women are as good as men, if not better. From homemakers to CEOs, they are proving their mettle in every field. Social causes like feminism have urged women to come out of their shell. Feminism isn't about what a woman 'should' do, it's about what a woman 'wants' to do. While some choose to stay at the house and make it a home, others choose to sit in a cabin and lead their company. And some, some choose to do both! Choice! That's what they should have. That is what everyone should have. These days, Indian women are making a choice to have a nuclear family. They're preferring to stay away from in-laws. While it must not be easy for the older generation to digest, let's see how it makes sense because of these two major reasons: · Interference The younger generation doesn't have any specific rules about 'it's a man's job'and 'it's a woman's job.' They live life in their own comforting way and do things at their own convenience and pace. The older generation, however, doesn't understand this concept. Most men don't work in the kitchen before marriage. Post marriage, when a mom sees her son making dinner after coming from the office, she is bound to assume that his wife is making him do this. It won't cross her mind that maybe her son is happily doing it. Modern men have come out of gender-specific roles. They are more than okay with being a helping hand in every aspect of the marriage. But the older generation is not always too comfortable with it. They just assume that since their son had to change his lifestyle, he might not be happy with how things are. So they have a 'talk' with the wife which leads to unnecessary quarrels. Parents (both the sides) shouldn't interfere in a marriage unless they are asked. It's about time they stop 'assuming' things just because their children have changed their lifestyle. · Freedom When a woman is at her home, she can sleep anytime, wake up any time, laze around all day, and do just nothing. The same thing continues (if) she moves in with her boyfriend. We, men, don't really care about any such stuff as long as both the partners are happy. But when after the marriage if the in-laws come to live with the couple, that freedom goes. No matter how cool the in-laws are, some discomfort and the pressure to 'behave' would always be there. Modern women don't understand sacrificing their freedom. And they aren't wrong. So they prefer to stay away. I am sure even a man won't be completely comfortable living with his in-laws. After marriage, these two things concern women the most. I am not blaming the older generation here. Because that is how they have seen the world. They were brought up in a gender-specific society. A society where each gender had to live in a certain way. But times are changing now. Gender doesn't really have a place is the modern relationship. It's all about comfort, compatibility, and love. And that is how it should be!
  10. Indian men have gone through layers of conditioning before they finally fell into a layer that made them the men they are today. As vague as that statement sounds, it holds true for an India post the #MeToo movement. Every man I meet nowadays is either talking about how to respect women better or be their 'knight in shining armour'. Truth be told, women don't really need a knight in shining armour as much as they need equality from their men. Be it their partners, they're subordinates, they're mentors, teachers, colleagues, or even their boss, women seek equality in terms of varying thought processes and of course actions. (c)Twitter While delving further into this, I came across research hosted by a popular dating app called OkCupid, talking about how men have evolved in the way they submit to their thoughts and actions in society and how perspectives have truly changed where they're concerned. The research throws light on a gentle evolution of how, post the #MeToo movement, men have a fair insight into a woman's perpetual struggle in society and helping them link ties and making things equal is something they're honouring more and more every day. Here are 3 things that have evolved for men post the #MeToo movement and we hope this Women's Day, all women realise they're not alone: (1) A Blunt Understanding Of Feminism There are, and there always will be a few men, who either don't care about feminism, are indifferent towards it, or who completely disagree with it. But there are also a lot of them who're changing their perspective on what feminism is essentially and have supported the cause as much as they're supporting the movement. Apart from subjective connotations for feminism, almost 87% of men believe feminism is 'equality between both the genders'. This perspective has helped enhance the solemn trajectory of how women are treated in certain spaces by the male population and it's certainly an improvement. (c)Twitter (2) Being House Husbands & Homemakers A lot of men, about 88% of them, according to research by the app, are offering to share equal responsibilities with the women, around the house. Be it cleaning or cooking or even taking care of the kids, men are more acceptable about changing roles and taking up something more or equally challenging. A lot of men have taken up to being 'house husbands' if their wives are in successful jobs, which demand long hours from them. This phenomenal acceptance in running the household along with the woman is a welcoming change for sure. (c)Eros International (3) Men Stand-Up For Work Place Harassment About 86% of the population is very much against workplace harassment. Since #MeToo had a big part to play in overall sexual harassment, men became more wary and sensitive about it, especially at places where they'd spend the maximum number of hours. A more vigilant and tolerant attitude was donned by most men around harassment in general and if they're the true watchdogs and a beacon of hope for maintaining peace and security, women shouldn't have much to worry about, especially at workplaces. (c)Pintrest These evolving attitude changes donned by most men is a defining strength for our democracy. With about 81% of the men coming forward in support of the #MeToo movement, we've seen the evolutionary balance become a lot steadier and men become a lot more understanding and tolerant. So, if you're a man and you're reading this article, maybe realise that your own brothers around you are wilfully looking for a change and change is happening, according to this research. So, maybe try and partake in this positive change and build a safe, happy and just society, together.
  11. Over the years, the concept of women empowerment has been soaring in the sporting arena, making female athletes touch spheres of greatness in every aspect. While a lot of male athletes are earning in crores from their athletic careers, female stars like PV Sindhu have also matched up, for example bagging a Rs. 50 cr. deal with Li Ning is a massive accomplishment for an athlete so young. Talking of Women's Day, here are a few top female athletes of our country who have made our nation proud with their achievements: 1. Jhullan Goswami © Instagram/smriti mandana Jhullan Goswami, a world-class allrounder who has contributed to the Indian Women's cricket for more than a decade now and continues to be a valuable asset for her side. Her number one rank in the ODI format, that too at the age of 36, is itself a testimony to that. Starting off from the age of 15, Goswami has been an inspiration to many young talents around the globe. Earning laurels such as the ICC Women's Cricketer Of The Year, Fastest Bowler, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri, Jhullan stands out to be as one of the biggest stars in Indian Sports. 2. Mary Kom © Reuters “Do not say you're weak, because you are a woman,” a statement given by Mary Kom proves she's a force to be reckoned with. Being the only woman to win the World Amateur Boxing Champion for a record sixth time, she faced gender discrimination at some point of time, to which she handed a k.o and moved on. The fact that 'Magnificent Mary' gave birth to twins in 2007 and then to another son in 2013, and then went ahead to defy all naysayers by making a magnificent comeback to her winning ways, proves her mettle. The nation is proud to have such a fierce warrior. 3. Saina Nehwal © Reuters The former World no.1 in women's badminton is another star of our country who has constantly been a role model for many upcoming female athletes. Kicking off at the age of 16 as the U-19 National champion, Nehwal has never bothered to look back and has been strong in her journey till now. Winning over 24 world titles in her journey so far, the shuttler has inspired people at every step of her life. We hope she goes on to win many more laurels for herself and for the country too. 4. Smriti Mandana © Instagram/@Smriti Mandana Smriti Mandana is yet another Wonder Woman in the Indian Women's cricket team. Taking inspiration from her role-model Jhullan Goswami, Madana has out-performed everyone in recent times, bagging the ICC Women Cricketer of the year and ICC ODI Player of the year awards this year. The 22-year-old herself faced a lot of discrimination in her early days as she was not given admission in any coaching academy just because of her gender. But her parents were the ones who made a proper pitch just for her to practice, believed in her and helped her to reach where she is today. 5. PV Sindhu © Twitter/@pv sindhu PV Sindhu, another superstar in the International Badminton circuit, has worked her way to the top of the Indian sports industry. Being the true example of a star, she has not only excelled in her field but has also given tough competition to many male athletes. Soon after Indian skipper, Virat Kohli signed an eight-year endorsement contract with Puma for around 100 crores, Sindhu also raked in a massive 50 crore deal with Li-Ning for mere four years. Adding to her laurels, she became the first woman to co-pilot Tejas in a recently held Aero India Show.
  12. First dates can be really agonising. Meeting a stranger for food and drinks isn't exactly a comfortable situation to be in. From not disclosing TMI to keeping it chill, striking the balance can be really tricky. Then there's the question of how to dress for the date. Apart from grooming habits that your date can instantly notice to, an emergency pimple popping guide, here's some women answering the burning question of how they want men to be dressed on the first date. View this post on Instagram A post shared by KARTIK AARYAN (@kartikaaryan) on Feb 27, 2019 at 2:18am PST 1. "Love a guy who can pull off semi-formals outside of a work setting. A blazer can almost go with anything, if worn a well. And if a guy can pull off a blazer with jeans with a pair of boots, I'll be majorly impressed." -Anukriti Talukdar, 25-year-old Lawyer. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Feb 12, 2019 at 5:40am PST 2. "A guy who knows layering is a guy worth keeping. Seasons like the Winter can be really dull for a guy's wardrobe. If a guy can experiment and bring out the best of creativity to that effect, I'm sold." -Priyanka Sharma, a 27-year-old PR Associate. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Raj Kummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao) on Dec 26, 2018 at 7:43am PST 3. "Someone who is open to experimenting with cool fashion trends and keeping themselves suave is always impressive. A bum bag, or a cross body sling is super trendy and useful at the same time." -Raagini Sarkar, a 23-year-old Fashion Stylist. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ishaan Khatter (@ishaan95) on Dec 16, 2018 at 10:35pm PST 4. "I really like a guy who can clean up well and wear polished formals to a date night. There is nothing hotter than a guy who carries himself well in well-ironed formals," -Sana Malhotra, a 28-year-old Consultant. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) on Nov 24, 2017 at 4:41am PST 5. "What's not to love about a guy who can pull off monochrome. Also, I'm a big fan of ethnic wear. A long kurta or a bandhgala are among the offbeat choices that I'll be hugely impressed by," -Vibhuti Kapoor, a 26-year-old Architect.
  13. Majority of Indians residing within the geographic coordinates that map out the boundary of the subcontinent, fall under the category of medium to dark wheatish or “olive” skin tone. By most “English” or Western standards, we are the perfect specimen of “brown people”. While such demographic segregation and racism prevalent in the West aren't new to Indians, there is a painful truth to be experienced in the kind of off-handed racism that is practised within India, by Indians and for Indians. © Instagram The Indian subcontinent's collective blind love for the “fairer ones” is something all of us are aware of. For ages now, Indians have drooled over and craved for the lighter shades of skin tone one might find on those shade scales they proudly show off in TV commercials. However, while Indian women have had to suffer from and live under the constant scrutiny of old hags nagging them and lamenting over their “dark skin” colour for ages, they found solace in their grandmother's home remedies, that promised to lighten their skin and make them “look more desirable” as per the requirements of the Indian marriage market. © Instagram Enter commercialisation, and the home remedies were quickly replaced by magical tubes of modernised (albeit chemically formulated) “ubtan” recipes that had made their way to fancy fairness creams and lotions that thrived on women's insecurities and constant pressure to match up to the (unrealistic and cruel) social standards of beauty. The “fairness” furthering business opened a gold mine of money making opportunity that these fairness cream companies exploited for years. But things took a new turn when they made a discovery that would forever change how we saw the fairness cream industry. © Instagram Until the mid-2000s shaving creams and deodorants were the primary grooming products that were sold to men through commercial ads. However, the market study showed there was a solid opportunity of expanding men's grooming range, and soon, fairness products for men were launched. Dheeraj Sinha, chief strategy officer at Leo Burnett told QZ India that, “The men's fairness segment came about because almost one-third of users of women's fairness creams were men.” Even a Vice News report aired on HBO stated that around 60% of women and 10% of men say they use fairness products. © Instagram This led to a boom in the men's skin-care industry and as of 2017 the market grew by 40% and the industry was said to be worth around rupees 5,000 crores. That's not all, a 2015 research study by Nielsen showed that men got into the bandwagon because they believed that a fair complexion could improve their professional prospects. This only confirms that the “idea” of fair as handsome is both personal and is slowly making its way into people's reflection of themselves professionally. Yet, there also exist a lot of aware men who realise that companies are feeding on people's insecurities to cash in on more money and jump the success ladder. Bollywood actors such as Nandita Das, Kangana Ranaut and more recently Abhay Deol, have joined in to call out such companies and their products, and even fellow actors who endorse such brands and their skin whitening products. © Instagram However, since awareness is growing by the day, and more men (and women) continue to realise that they are being fooled by these companies and their products, brands are coming up with more cunning ways of selling their products to consumers. According to Sinha, “My sense is that brands will wake up to the new reality, and you will see propositions reworked around clearer skin (and) glow, rather than pure fairness,” and honestly we have already seen that happening lately. © Instagram It's disheartening to see how society's idea of “normal” and “beautiful” can disrupt people's perception of themselves, wherein they come to think of themselves as inferior to someone, merely because their skin is a shade or two darker than that of others around them. We often hear women say “love and accept yourself for who and how you are” and we hope men also follow this thumb rule and come to take pride in what has been given to them at birth. Trust us, women love that in a man, the ability to be comfortable and confident in their own skin.
  14. If you've been going on a lot of dates recently, you must've realized the importance of cleaning up well. Here's the thing guys, the definition of cleaning up well has really broadened. It does not pass if you simply wear a pair of ironed trousers and a blazer, you also need to take care of yourself by regularly following some grooming habits. The regularity will immediately reflect on your face because there are certain things that women will immediately notice when they see you. 1. If Your Finger Nails Are Groomed Or Not © Gettys images Women will definitely notice your hands. Clean and healthy hands are definitely a plus. Besides, no one wants scaly, dry and dirty hands to hold hands with or even do other things with. Think about it, you would be bothered too if you had to deal with dry scaly and dirty hands. So, keep your finger nails cleans and use a hand cream daily for soft smooth hands. 2. If You Have Random Whiffs On Your Neck © instagram If you have a beard, then these random whiffs on your neck are still acceptable, but if you prefer to be clean shaven except you have random hair strands on your neck, that's a bad place to be in. Don't be lazy and get rid of these strands. 3. If You Have Body Odour © Gettys images Your date might be going really well, but if you raise your arms and suddenly you find her frowning and making funny excuses to leave, you know what went wrong. And the fact of the matter is that this was easily avoidable. Just make sure you're spritzing a fume before you leave the house. 4. If Your Breath Smells Bad via GIPHY You don't want to be in a situation where your date wants to kiss you and you want to return the favour, but once you lean in, the date reflexively takes a step back. This only indicates that you need to fix your bad breath. 5. Nose And Ear Whiffs © Gettys images If you have loose strands of nose and ear whiffs, it's best to get a trimmer and get rid of them because even the smallest of stands can get a woman's attention. 6. Whether Your Eyebrows Are Trimmed Or Not © instagram Unruly strands on your eyebrows look really bad and distracting especially if you're on a date. If you have a uni-brow, fix it because trust me, it's a big turn off.
  15. It has been six days since one of the deadliest terrorist attacks hit the country and took the lives of over 40 CRPF jawans. The nation is still mourning all the lives that were lost in Pulwama last week, and everyone is doing what they can to help the bereaved families of the martyred jawans. Relations between India and Pakistan have always been turbulent as we all know, but now it looks like this attack was the last straw for a lot of people as they want revenge from Pakistan after Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack. With so many people calling for an all-out war, Pakistani journalist Sehyr Mirza launched an #AntiHateChallenge to show how people from Pakistan are condemning the attack as well. Sharing pictures of several women holding up signs that say “I am a Pakistani and I condemn Pulwama terrorist attacks,” followed by the hashtags #AntiHateChallenge and #NoToWar, they're trying to send out a message for peace. Fighting for peace between the two countries and urging everyone to condemn the attacks as well, Sehyr also wrote in the post, “We're deeply disturbed over the tragic terror attack that claimed innocent lives in Kashmir. In such testing times, we need more sane voices to speak out against war and terrorism. We have initiated this #AntiHateChallenge to not only condemn the attack but also express solidarity with our Indian friends. Requesting Pakistani fellows, who share our feelings to please, join in ” A lot of Indians also showed support in the comments and left messages of peace.
  16. Once upon a time, a few centuries ago around 1631 AD, a man decided to make the memory of his wife immortal, and thus the Taj Mahal was created. The monument became emblematic of the love and devotion Shah Jahan felt for his deceased wife Mumtaz Mahal, and over the years the monument turned into the epitome of undying love. But even though things are a lot different today in the 21st century, and especially the way we love and express it has undergone some major transformations since the 17th century of Shah Jahan, some essence has remained the same. © MensXP People continue to fall in love, and though they have even found some of the strangest ways of expressing it, some things, such as a husband's love for his wife and concern about her well being continues to remain a constant through the years. Vikas Bagaria's love for his wife Srijana is proof of one such modern act of love, which may not involve erecting a marble monument for the beloved, but involves launching an entire movement to improve the personal hygiene situation for not only his wife but lakhs of others women too. Who Is Vikas Bagaria © MensXP Born into a family of businessmen, Vikas Bagaria is an entrepreneur and angel investor, who holds a MCA in Electronics from Jadhavpur University, Kolkata. He started his first venture right out of college in 1997, but is better known today as the founder of female personal hygiene spray 'PeeSafe'. However, Vikas has also been an angel investor in over 15 startups so far. The Backstory Vikas often finds himself in the company of men and women who are curious as to why Vikas takes such personal interest in the area of female personal hygiene, and Vikas is quick to establish the moment that gave birth to this venture. “My wife Srijana and I were on a road trip from Gurgaon to Gujarat. But when be reached Ahmedabad, she fell sick and had to be admitted into a hospital. She was diagnosed with acute Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)." © MensXP This diagnosis made the couple look at their entire journey more closely. They had stayed in the best hotels and eaten in the best restaurants, and yet Srijana contracted UTI. This made Vikas realise that clean doesn't mean sanitised, and became a cause of personal concern for him. “This gave us the idea of making a product that could be sprayed on a toilet seat, would kill germs and reduce the chances of UTI all at once for women. That is how PeeSafe came into being when I was looking for new ventures to soothe my investor's impulse.” PeeSafe Then & Now © MensXP There once came a point in Vikas' journey with PeeSafe, when he wanted to go back to his older projects, which were doing well and were professionally managed at the time. He was almost about to sell PeeSafe when his friend Dheeraj Jain came on-board as the co-founder of a new company called Redcliffe Hygiene which now owns PeeSafe. But the biggest challenge were people's mindset. Vikas' friends and relatives simply couldn't wrap their heads around why a man would want to create something related to women's hygiene. But Vikas only had a plain and simple response to that, “why can't men make a product for women? Why can't he for she?” © MensXP Past this initial challenge, PeeSafe is today available at across 3000 stores around India, and the brand has also launched internationally in countries like Nigeria, Singapore, Kenya but now they are planning to go all out and launch production in first world countries too. What's Next The expansion plans are in top gear, and with their hygiene partnership with 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha' and with famous faces like Akshay Kumar and ace shooter Manu Bhaker as their ambassadors, the brand plans to achieve a lot more in the times to come. © MensXP With close to 65 people on and off the ground associated with the brand directly, PeeSafe wants to become “a generic term for female hygiene”. And if there was one piece of advice Vikas could lend to budding entrepreneurs, it's that “keep doing what you are doing, be honest to yourself, be a job provider, that is the biggest satisfaction. And when it comes to funding, don't celebrate funding, celebrate exit because that's where all the money is.” Learn more about the trade secrets and valuable lessons, from the man himself in this video.
  17. Is there a better way of finding out what women want than asking them? No, there isn't. That's why we decided to ask women in 2019 what they want from men.
  18. While I agree that dating is hard in today's day and age, it's also necessary as a survival tool for the young generation today. That's because it's healthy and keeps the young people balanced and on their feet constantly. While dating has become the need of the hour, it's still circled as something only 'confident' men excel at. However, that's not entirely true. While you do need confidence to manoeuvre your dating game, you also need to be complete in order to look for another person. You can face nervousness while asking a girl out but what you need to remember is that the nervousness is just a solemn cover for making sure you don't ruin the game for yourself. In simpler words- it's okay to be nervous. © Twitter So, the next time you want to approach a girl and you think you lack the confidence to ask her out on a date, just remember these 3 simple things: (1) Let Her See You As The 'Nice Guy' Why don't we end the stereotype of 'nice guys finish last' once and for all? It's a give that women nowadays seek nice guys and not the usual chunk of 'bad boys' anymore. The sensitivity to be with someone who is kind and understanding is growing steadfastly and that's the side you need to show her. If you spot her at a bar or if she's someone you already know, it's time to show her your nice side. That doesn't mean put up a charade or show her a side where she ends up friend zoning you. It just means that you need to make her see you as someone she'd have difficulty finding, in today's and age. © Zee Studios Approach her with a conversation and find something of common interest to pick up on and start talking. Maybe have a deeper meaningful conversation and actually LISTEN to what she says. Not only will you come out as a good listener but also as a sensitive bloke. Just be the nice guy every woman wishes to find today. (2) Let Her See You As The Funny Guy Yes, agreed not everyone is funny but you can try appreciating good humour. I am not saying try your best to be humorous. Humour comes naturally, yes. But you can try and make her laugh the best to your ability. Humour always shows a very kind and soft side to someone. If you can muster up the courage to narrate a few jokes or make the conversation lighter with humour, you have her right then and there. If not, you can advocate some good humour and take her for some good comedy shows around town or a movie that's funny perhaps. Whatever you do, make sure you add the element of humour to it. © Pinterest (3) Let Her See You As The Chivalrous Guy They say chivalry is dead, but it shouldn't be. Chivalry is the mark of a man. If he's chivalrous, he's got it all. Chivalry includes everything- kindness, manners, etiquettes, compassion and being a gentleman. When we were growing up we often saw our fathers or men around show utmost chivalry. Be it opening doors or holding the chair back so a woman could sit. We don't see that anymore. Yes, women are capable of opening doors or paying the dinner bill but it's an aspect that gives women the additional strength and warmth they need, if and when a man is chivalrous. So, if you do go up to her, be your chivalrous best, to a point where if she sneezes, you hand her your handkerchief! Chivalry shouldn't die and if you gradually bring it back, you'll see the dating game change in your favour. © UTV motion picture So, if you have these three things sorted then you're good to go out and ask the girl you've been doting on, out. Just remember, pretence can only take you so far. So be your natural self and try and do your best. Your nervousness will fade away and you'll understand what women really want, clearly.
  19. The act of gifting can be a particularly difficult pain in the behind. Especially if you're someone who in spite of trying multiple times, cannot help but stare at failure over and over again. And damn, sitting in the month that celebrates Valentine's Day only makes the pressure worse, doesn't it? But don't fret! You can thank us later for giving you a lowdown on this go-to list about what to buy and what not to buy when picking a gift for your girlfriend or wife! And to make things easier for you, we will also tell you where to shop these gems from! So all disheartened little souls, to keep up with Valentine's Day, there's Flipkart that brings to you the FlipHeart Days, with great deals and discounts. Follow these recommendations to the T, and you'll surely be good to go: 1. If you want your girlfriend to really appreciate your choice, get her the latest book by her favourite author or the collection of their works! There's nothing more romantic than the sweet sound of your partner reading her favourite book out loud while you're chilling together. Dharma Productions 2. If your girlfriend loves Marvel movies, why not gift her something that has more longevity than comic books. Like a Groot Planter Flower Pot for her to keep on her office desk as a reminder of her love for Marvel and of course, you. Sahil Kedia/MensXP 3. Buying a pair of sunglasses for your girlfriend can be a risky business. With things like face-structure, nose-structure, frame, etc. to keep in mind, you might get that wrong. Why not buy her something that's completely tried and tested. Like a perfume that she loves to wear! You cannot go wrong with that. Dharma Productions 4. So, let's be honest... buying a piece of jewellery for your partner is risky to the max. You can never be sure whether they will like it or not and good morning, most jewellery items CANNOT be returned. So why not put your money in something that you're sure they'd love, like lipsticks? Think Wet 'n' Wild, Maybelline, Makeup Revolution etc. 5. Pamper your busy-bee girlfriend with a long bath on Valentine's Day, because doesn't she deserve that the most? Get essential oils, flowers, and candles, and decorate your bathroom to look like an in-house spa! Safe to say she would like it more than being taken out to a fancy restaurant for food and drinks! And quit worrying, guys! For each of these gifts, Flipkart has you covered. You can get all of these gifts and more during the FlipHeart Days from February 1st to February 14th. Flipkart has the widest selection across beauty, grooming, books, toys, chocolates, and home décor. Buy your partner extremely exciting products of her choice from the one-stop solution for all your valentine's gifting needs! Or even if you're planning to be your own Valentine and shower yourself with some self-love, there's something for everyone! So go on and shop for those you love, and everything they love!
  20. Anand Mahindra's Twitter account is a goldmine of inspiration and his followers, which are over 6 million, can vouch for the same. Earlier, he had tweeted about Vijayan and Mohana, a couple in their late 60s, who own a tea shop and spend the money they earn to travel the world together. Now, he took to Twitter to salute the working women and their struggle in comparison to their male counterparts. © Reuters The Chairman of the Mahindra Group has been babysitting his one-year-old grandson for the past week and it was during this time he realised how tough things are for working women. So, when he came across this illustration, he couldn't stop himself from sharing it with his followers. The illustration shows a race track, where men and women dressed in formal attire are at the start line of a race, getting ready to compete with each other. The only difference is that the track is clear for the men, but filled with hurdles for women. I've been helping to baby-sit my year old grandson this past week & it's brought home to me the stark reality of this image. I salute every working woman & acknowledge that their successes have required a much greater amount of effort than their male counterparts pic.twitter.com/2EJjDcK1BR — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) February 5, 2019 He wrote, "I've been helping to baby-sit my year old grandson this past week & it's brought home to me the stark reality of this image. I salute every working woman & acknowledge that their successes have required a much greater amount of effort than their male counterparts." Ever since he posted the tweet, people can't stop praising him and lauding him for sharing such an inspiring post. Thanks for the acknowledgment Mr Mahindra. I am sure most know this but I appreciate the one who pause, take notice and acknowledge. But honestly it's really a 'team work' where u need a supporting partner to make everything work smoothly — Swati Khandelwal (@SwatiKJain) February 5, 2019 Hope that this tweet coming from you encourages more men to come forward and share the household chores...#genderequality starts at home .#sharetheload — Dhanashree S (@dhanashree0910) February 5, 2019 Thank you so much for recognizing our efforts to keep on going.its not a joke to handle work and home and kids n family. — Shilpi Pawar (@shilpipawar) February 5, 2019 Mahindra's post is truly a salute that every working woman and mother in the world deserve.
  21. When it comes to dating, most men need all the help they can get. From getting the advice of a female friend on their dating profile to asking them to pick the best shirt for the date, men do whatever they can to impress the woman they really like. But sometimes, that's not enough. Sometimes, we need a little bit more, maybe some help on understanding the other person's likes, dislikes, and nature. Having that insight helps us not only in making our mind about them but also helps in making a lasting impression. Following are 3 such traits of each zodiac sign that would help you understand your date better: 1. Aries 1. Aries women are fierce, creative, intelligent, and independent. 2. They love spontaneity, pace, and are always in search for fun. They do stuff before they think. 3. They're easily bored and seek adventure. If you're faint hearted, stay away! 2. Taurus 1. Taurus women are practical, grounded, and realistic. 2. They're highly patient but won't compromise or settle for less. 3. They are conservative at first, seek stability, and not a fling sort of a person. 3. Gemini 1. Gemini women are smart, charming, and a good communicator. 2. They hate mundanity, are always up for fun, and have two extreme personalities. 3. Freedom and personal space are extremely important to them. It won't work if you're possessive and jealous kind. 4. Cancer 1. Cancer women are highly intuitive, emotional, and usually, have their guards up. 2. They're moody, private, and impatient. 3. They usually come out as needy and seek co-dependent relationships. 5. Leo 1. Leo women are the most self-centred of the lot! The world must revolve around them. 2. They're bold, aggressive, strong, and confident. 3. Good at making friends, their party never ends, and seek someone adventurous and energetic. Praise them right and they're all yours. 5. Virgo 1. Virgo women are loyal, kind, and practical. 2. They have to have a plan for everything and hate leaving things on chance. 3. They seek stability in life, and won't be up for wham-bam-thank-you-sam! 6. Libra 1. Libra women are quiet, independent, diplomatic, seek balance, and can carry a grudge. 2. They are in constant search of harmony. Charm and intelligence attract them the most. 3. They're always searching for deep and meaningful relationships. 7. Scorpio 1. Scorpio women are passionate but stubborn. They're quite a mystery to solve. 2. They are great friends, and you might get friend zoned as they take hell lot of a time to decide whether the guy is perfect for them. 3. They seek depth, respect, honesty. 8. Sagittarius 1. Sagittarius women are friendly, easy going, and have a very positive approach towards life. 2. They're hard to ignore, brutally honest, and don't like to get tied down. Freedom, travel, and philosophy is their thing. 3. They seek constant adventure and you better be full of energy if you want to keep up with them. 9. Capricorn 1. Capricorn women are responsible, disciplined, and refined. 2. They're a know-it-all, self-controlled, and distant women. 3. They seek loyalty, won't go for a fling. 10. Aquarius 1. Aquarius women are progressive, independent, and humanitarian. 2. They're great listeners and seek intellectual conversations. 3. They are shy, aloof, but you would have to be fun if you want to win their heart. 11. Pisces 1. Pisces women have a lot of friends, are selfless, and expressive. 2. They're emotional, empathic, and highly emotional. 3. They're as romantic as a fairy tale and you better be up for a Bollywood romance to woo them. Go, get her!
  22. Note: “Nice Guys” in this copy refers to the fake ones, not to be confused with guys who are genuinely nice in nature. “But I'm such a nice guy!” Every guy must have uttered these words some or the other time in his life. It happens. When we don't get things that we ardently wished for, we can't help but feel disheartened at the cruel joke that the universe seems to have played on us. Sugar, Spice & Everything Not So Nice? Some guys take this concept of being nice to another level. They surround their entire life around the concept of appearing unnaturally nice or fake it with utmost sincerity. This is what the modern society has termed as the “Nice Guy Syndrome”. “The Nice Guy Syndrome” is a phase when a guy, who is interested in a girl who he is friends with, does good things for her without being asked, but with latent conditions. The catch? His good deeds have an ulterior motive. They are “not so nice”. The guy thinks of himself to be the proverbial nice guy, but his intentions are purely motivated by a desire to have a relationship (or mostly ***) with the said lady. Fact: The girl is not interested in him. And he is aware of this. This person just believes that if he is nice and good, the girl will finally realize that she loves him too. Don't get me wrong. Everyone aspires to be nice and good. That is what we have always been told to be; by our parents, by our teachers, and by society. Perhaps, it is the very concept that has been taught to us which is faulty; if you do something good for someone, you are bound to be rewarded. Doing something out of the goodness of your heart and doing something to get a prize at the end are completely different things. If you are genuinely good, you won't waste your time to justify it. Yet, a few men seem to have taken it to their heart to ruin it for everyone. These men, the so-called “Nice Guys” run about being a pushover and when they do not and cannot achieve the thing they crave for, they term it to be wrong and show disdain. “She will only date jerks!” “She will date everyone except me. I'm so done with it. When will she realize that I'm such a good guy?” Remember the fable about the fox and the grapes? Didn't think it would ring so true later in life, did we? These men tend to self-victimize themselves. Mostly, they are on the lower end of the self-confidence meter and think that just being good to women or being a good listener will guarantee a relationship. When it doesn't work out, they blame the woman to have led them on or in extreme cases they do something dreadful. If they only date jerks, let them and if that irritates you, you shouldn't force yourself to listen to it. No one is going to hand you out things just because you are nice. If you are genuinely good, things work out eventually. © NBC/ Warner Bros. Television/ Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions The crop of “Nice Guys” believes that because they lend a friendly shoulder to a female friend who they like, when she is sad or is ranting about her relationship, it makes them eligible for a relationship. Just because you helped her doesn't qualify you to *** or a relationship. What you are looking for is a transaction; something in return for your supposedly good deed. Being a friend is completely opposite of acting to be a friend to essentially fulfill your desire to have a relationship. You don't become someone's friends just to seek out benefits. Being a genuine person and a being a “Nice Guy” are two different things. If you don't send her a dick pic or are not lewd with her, it doesn't make you a good guy. It makes you a normal, functional, decent human being. The Friendzone & The Nice Guy: If a girl you like “friend-zones” you, it's okay. It is their loss, not yours. If you like someone, don't waste too much time in telling them. Not doing so is what puts you in the friendzone in the first place. Hanging around her and then blaming her for not seeing your efforts when she is not interested isn't the right way. Of course, some people will take advantage of you for being nice. If you serve yourself on a platter, people are bound to take the offering. Don't be stuck up with the concept of friend zone. Don't whine and wallow about being in it. It's natural to feel bad when things don't work out. It is during this time that you should focus on what's right, even though it seems impossible. If you think you can stay friends with someone even after they have rejected you, go ahead. Be sure that you are done with the idea of you two together and there is nothing more ominous to your friendship. Contrary to what people believe, men and women can be friends. On the other hand, if you are not comfortable with it, be upfront about it. What's the worst that could happen? She won't be with you. You guys will stop being friends. Isn't a temporary heartbreak better than a life of crushing solitude and insincerity, filled with unhappiness or worse the afterthought? The “Nice Guy”: A seemingly nice guy depends on his awkwardness and “help me please “demeanour to please women. He thinks that if he lets her walk over himself, she will fall for him. No, it won't happen. Why? Because self-confidence is a major contributor to one's well-being ubiquitously. Especially, in relationships. You don't need to be over-confident. Stand your ground. Do not do everything she asks of you, be your own person . If you are always available, you come across as a pushover. A sycophant who is putty in anyone's hands. © CBS/ Bays and Thomas Productions/ 20th Century Fox Television You also don't have to go overboard and become a douchebag either. You don't need to be a jerk for someone to notice you and date you. Maintain a balance. There's a thin line in between being nice and being a doormat. People mistake the first one (being nice) to be the same as the latter. Pretending to be their friend just for the final goal of sexual satisfaction or a relationship is unscrupulous. Guilting the other person into having a relationship is worse. Once you start faking to be good so that the girl still remains with you, this is where your transition to the “Nice Guy” starts. A nice guy is genuine while a “Nice Guy” isn't. The “Nice Guys” believe on their plans to concoct scenarios where the lady might finally give in to persuasion. (Everyone's not Leonard, are they? :P) © CBS/ Chuck Lorre Productions/ The Tannenbaum Company /Warner Bros. Television The question is: if you truly are as nice as you proclaim to be, why are you still trying to prove it? The Other Guy: Women say that there are no nice guys. Then, when a nice guy comes along, they prefer to ignore them. It is true. Even women agree to it. You might have been treated to “You are too nice!” or “I want a guy just like you!” And you can't think of another guy like you. You must think that what is wrong with you for being nice. Here, when she is spelling it out to you that she isn't interested in you, take your leave. When she says you are too nice, take that to be a precursor of her disinterest in you, not a chance to prove to be too nice. This is the type of person you should steer clear of, not become friends with, if you are interested in them. Perhaps it is the charm of the bad boy, the one who doesn't follow the rules or his cavalier disregard for them that makes women swoon for him. © Weiner Bros./Silvercup Studios/Lionsgate Television/ AMC They are confident in their stance. The bad boy persona is sure to attract women because they are glib talkers and have an edgier personality, but that doesn't mean you should change yourself just to have a relationship. It wouldn't last. And if she can't accept you for who you are then maybe you shouldn't be with her. Think about it this way, your eyes catch the flashiest things first; toys, clothes, anything. Even if you know that the thing is temporary and wouldn't last long, the thrill of having that is an experience you wish to have. The “bad boys” are the physical manifestation of this theory. © Netflix/ Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions Or is it because women have been duped by these supposedly nice guys earlier? When they thought them to be helpful, good guys who understood them, were their friends but they gradually turned out to be creeps who were playing nice just to end up in a relationship with them. In fact, because of guys like these, genuinely good men can't seem to find trust from a woman. Result: Women have started believing that most nice men are fake. Confusion runs amuck because of fake people who justify their acrimonious behavior with the guise of naivety and goodness. © CBS/Warner Bros. Television/Alloy Entertainment One thing the other guy, the bad boy, does right is that he leaves when he can see he isn't wanted. He doesn't hang on to it and this is what makes things favourable for him. A bad boy might seem like a nuisance, but he is true to his feelings, unlike the “Nice Guy”. What is wrong with faking to be nice? Well, there's a concept called “integrity” for starters. How long will a relationship last if it is based on a fabricated personality? It is perhaps the result of watching too many romantic movies, sappy TV series (which give out the wrong message, Ted Mosby?) or reading romance novels where the best friend gets the girl, the girl realizes that she had always been in love with the guy. Mostly, this guy happens to be the epitome of the “Nice Guy”. Ted Mosby (HIMYM), Dan Humphrey (Gossip Girl), Joe (You), Dean Forrester (Gilmore Girls) and more are nice guys on the surface; their true natures are something more menacing when they do not get the girl. They start employing different techniques to woo the girl, most of which are extremely questionable. © Netflix/Warner Bros. Television/Alloy Entertainment Your crush and her boyfriend; trying to break them up seems like a likeable idea. Perhaps you think you'll find a Bipasha Basu who will finally make you realize to do that. That just happens in movies. If it's meant to be it'll find a way to you eventually. If not, then there's still a life left to be explore, people to be met. Acting as a “Nice Guy” might seem like a good way to deal with things; fascinating even, especially with the glorification in pop culture. In the end, you need to realize that being a genuinely good, decent guy is more satisfying than being a cunning, conniving “Nice Guy”. You can't change someone's mind. Respect the decision of the other person. It leads to happiness and a sense of closure. Don't be nauseatingly nice! Be yourself. Remember that Nice Guys don't always finish last!!
  23. Mikhail "Mike" Varshavski, commonly known as Doctor Mike is a Russian-American celebrity doctor in Osteopathic medicine who works in New Jersey, just like any other regular doctor. Except he is not a regular doctor. His Instagram went viral in mid-2015 when a publication discovered him and praised him for his exceptionally good looks. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ðð«. ðð¢ð¤ð ððð«ð¬ð¡ðð¯ð¬ð¤ð¢ (@doctor.mike) on Dec 26, 2016 at 5:40pm PST Dr Mike reviews TV shows on medicine on his YouTube channel and busts all the bloopers and myths created by these shows. We're talking major shows like 'Grey's Anatomy', 'House', 'The Good Doctor' and 'Scrubs' to name a few. He's even been compared to the onscreen McDreamy and he broke that down in his video. Take a look. But apart from being great at his job, and making super informative videos, he also cleans up well. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ðð«. ðð¢ð¤ð ððð«ð¬ð¡ðð¯ð¬ð¤ð¢ (@doctor.mike) on Oct 9, 2018 at 1:52pm PDT The tiny details matter. Look the tie is neatle pinned and how well the shoes go with the outfit. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ðð«. ðð¢ð¤ð ððð«ð¬ð¡ðð¯ð¬ð¤ð¢ (@doctor.mike) on Jun 13, 2018 at 3:10pm PDT He can also get casuals right. The brown jacket works really well with the jeans. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ðð«. ðð¢ð¤ð ððð«ð¬ð¡ðð¯ð¬ð¤ð¢ (@doctor.mike) on Apr 19, 2018 at 7:22am PDT Yet another picture of him carrying formals really well. Dr Mike sure knows how to experiment with versatile fabrics and tones. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ðð«. ðð¢ð¤ð ððð«ð¬ð¡ðð¯ð¬ð¤ð¢ (@doctor.mike) on Feb 12, 2018 at 2:52pm PST A turtle neck with a black long coat is the best pair to fight brutal Winters. Trust us. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ðð«. ðð¢ð¤ð ððð«ð¬ð¡ðð¯ð¬ð¤ð¢ (@doctor.mike) on Dec 3, 2018 at 6:47am PST He also takes a keen interest in fashion. Who knew? View this post on Instagram A post shared by ðð«. ðð¢ð¤ð ððð«ð¬ð¡ðð¯ð¬ð¤ð¢ (@doctor.mike) on Jul 2, 2017 at 8:08am PDT A man who knows how to accessorize is a man who wins in life. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ðð«. ðð¢ð¤ð ððð«ð¬ð¡ðð¯ð¬ð¤ð¢ (@doctor.mike) on Jun 26, 2017 at 9:41am PDT At the end of the day, he looks incredible in his scrubs as much as outside of them in his snazzy outfits. No wonder the ladies are lining up with all sorts of illness and injuries just to fix an appointment with him.
  24. Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus have found themselves in a bit of a sticky wicket, as their pursuit for the first title in the New Year is overshadowed by rage, protests and probably the most bizarre human rights violation in the history of football, as Saudi Arabia has banned 'women unaccompanied by men' to enter the football stadiums. As the reigning Serie A and Italian Cup champions Juventus prepare to go against A.C. Milan in tomorrow's Supercoppa Italiana final at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, in Jeddah, Amnesty International, an NGO which works for the Human Rights all over the world, have requested the both of them to not participate in the contest at all. The request came from the NGO following the assassination of journalist and women's rights activist, Jamal Khashoggi. Le donne alla #SuperCoppaItaliana vanno allo stadio solo se accompagnate dagli uomini. Ma stiamo scherzando? I signori del #calcio vendano pure i diritti delle partite ma non si permettano di barattare i diritti delle donne! — laura boldrini (@lauraboldrini) January 3, 2019 When Serie A made public the information about some seats being available only to men and that women may only be allowed to sit in the 'Family' section of the stadium, it only added fuel to the fire. Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini showed his displeasure by calling the whole act “disgusting” and announced that he will not be watching the game. While no news from either of the teams about shunning the game is out yet, Saudi Arabia's decision to ban single women from stadiums cries for support from big influences like Juventus and A.C. Milan. Players like Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala, who are loved by millions from all around ought to feel a sense of responsibility towards their fans and their human rights. But sadly, Juventus defender Alex Sandro feels that “the Saudis have taken a step forward," allowing at least married women to come and watch the sport. He believes that “they have a different fan base…” and hopes to have a good final. Partial human rights mean no human rights at all.
  25. Getting rejected hurts, obviously, but you don't have to be a little bi*ch about that. These self-proclaimed nice guys transform into complete jerks in the blink of an eye as soon the girl doesn't reciprocate their interest. Real classy. A lot of guys tend to take that rejection very personally. So, as a way to call out guys who just turn hostile after no reply by the girl, or just getting rejected, and a Twitter account is here to talk about everything. The account called 'She Rates Dogs' posts a bunch of screenshots that they receive and rates the guys, which is usually in the minus, of course. Just chill. Chill the **** out Dillon (-8/10) pic.twitter.com/NkuvUbIyLj — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) January 11, 2019 How do you stay that salty for months? Ignored a guy on facebook and a few months later when she posted a picture of a cockroach in her Taco Bell he comments..... omfg (-10/10) pic.twitter.com/l7kHXJq1F8 — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) January 5, 2019 Women really don't owe you shit, it's not that hard a concept. Watching them unravel is so baaaddd (-10/10) pic.twitter.com/Hi8lukpS54 — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) January 4, 2019 I request everyone to read this, it's a wild ride. The girl didn't even go to BU but she didn't really care to argue it with him lmfao (-10/10) pic.twitter.com/v6m3I3gmux — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) December 29, 2018 Looks like this guy just became Jared, who's 19 and never learned how to fucking read. This is incredible honestly (-5/10) pic.twitter.com/jfMOX3pFXK — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) December 29, 2018 From 0 to 100 real quick. ðµtale as old as timeðµ (-10/10) pic.twitter.com/gyn5XZOZ7C — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) December 29, 2018 The most unfunny thing ever. Why do men always think you just don't get their super great sense of humor instead of considering that they might just not be funny?? (-10/10) pic.twitter.com/8K4YFaF49P — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) December 28, 2018 “I've cheated on you but I've never given you a reason to not trust me.” She got him a job with her friend's dad so she wouldn't be paying for everything alone & this is what happened when she asked him to prove he was at work instead of skipping again... (-12/10) pic.twitter.com/zP35qXMHue — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) December 27, 2018 Get the hint, dude. She matched with him on tinder and then he stalked her then made a craigslist ad with her pictures ????? (-10/10) pic.twitter.com/YkcDow67w3 — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) December 27, 2018 Wow, that's all I have to say. I swear men will be the death of me oh my god (-3/10 dog) pic.twitter.com/FmBhA8AQwX — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) December 18, 2018
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