Consumer Culture of “Use and Throw” Affecting Matrimonial Relationships: Kerala HC

September 2, 2022 12:59 pm

Matrimonial relationships appear to have been influenced by the consumer culture of “use and throw”, which is evident from the rise in live-in relationships, said the Kerala High Court, while rejecting a divorce plea by a 51-year-old man. The court further moralised that newer generations see marriage as “evil”. “Live-in relationships are on the rise. […]

Celebrate Friendship Day With These Popular Songs

August 7, 2022 4:55 pm

Music speaks louder than words, especially when you are not good at expressing your feelings to your loved ones. So today, the first Sunday of August marks Friendship Day in India. If you want to make your friends feel special this Friendship day, but you don’t know how, you can turn to music. The talented […]

Girls, Here Are Top 5 Ways To Attract The Right Men 

July 23, 2022 6:44 pm

If you are someone who is endlessly scrolling through social media posts of seemingly happy couples and wondering ‘Why am I still single?’–then this is definitely for you. We all want to love and be loved but we are humans and make mistakes. Like Jab We Met’s Geet, we encounter a few Anshumans before we […]

Sologamy: New Statement Of Self-Love

June 9, 2022 1:28 pm

Vadodra-based Kshama Bindu is India’s first instance of sologamy. However, the 24-year-old, who identifies herself as “bi-gender,” is not the path-breaker. Kshama is from a family of professionals, her father being an engineer working in South Africa and her mother is employed in Ahmedabad. She is a sociology graduate and works as a recruitment officer […]

Ready Guide To Dealing With Insecurity

March 9, 2022 7:19 pm

In a world fraught with complications, relationships can help ride the rough waves as much as hinder the journey if, the bonding itself is warped in mistrust. Herein, stems the insecurity. The instinctive urge of creating an emotional comfort zone leads to anxiety and insecure. When disturbed, talking and a shoulder to lean on does […]

Why Self-Care Is Important In Modern Marriages

January 30, 2022 9:43 pm

Self-care promotes your well-being and keeps your marriage healthy as well “The relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”  Robert Holden, British psychologist and author Self-care is an umbrella term that means treating yourself in a kind way and taking care of your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It’s […]

Full Marks In Love: Gujarati Man Ties Knot With Blind Girl

December 12, 2021 6:47 pm

When 26-year-old Payal Sharma, who is visually impaired, had to write her paper for the Masters exam in Sanskrit, it was time to look for a “writer.” Perhaps, it was love at first sight for Hardik but for Payal, who could only relate on a sensory level to her exam writer, going with instincts took […]

Four Magic Words In A Relationship!

November 26, 2021 8:19 pm

Being a Coach teaches you a lot about human nature. Clients often ask me how they should tell someone something.  The formula we usually come up with is:  take a breath, open your mouth and … say it! Even if two people agree to disagree, half of the problem can be resolved if people just […]

Of Marital Relationships

August 28, 2021 12:32 pm

Writing a column about marital relationships in a literary way can be rather fraught with risks for a columnist. I have always believed that any action taken with the best of intentions is acceptable. So, I’ll call it a ‘hedged risk’, using stock market parlance. In India, we hold the family sacrosanct as a unit. […]

Love, Actually.

August 7, 2021 1:49 pm

A few years ago, my friend, a beautiful divorced woman in her 60s, with adult children from a heterosexual marriage, ‘came out to a group of us during a weekend break. For a brief moment, awkward silence descended upon the flower-filled garden where we sat. Six minds churned, our thoughts could be heard buzzing at […]

Losing and gaining friends in the pandemic

August 20, 2021 2:05 pm

In March 2020, I was visiting a friend in Goa when the lockdown was announced. What was meant to be a week-long visit suddenly turned into a ten-week stay. Those who’ve been through such an experience would know this doesn’t bode well for a friendship. First of all, it breaks down the distancing required for […]