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The Cycle of Relationships

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Billions of in the world, and every single one of them fall in and out of love in a singular fashion. Don’t shoot the messenger. You might miss the message.     Some things happen for a reason. Others just come by season.    Related posts: Relationships Pink reminded me how urban cities like Delhi browbeat working women #TrueStory: Overheard in Fashion Week: Amazon India Spring/Summer …

#ShilpaShettyReviews: the funniest one liners from yesterday’s madness

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The last few days have been pretty heavy with the Pride Week and stories from the LGBTQ gang… so Shilpa Shetty’s apparent faux pas yesterday came as a definite breather. Reacting to news that Harry Potter and Lord of The Rings was now a a part of school syllabus in ICSE boards, Shetty suggested that books like Little Women and Animal Farm be a part …

Sh*T Heteros Say

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  “I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You’re not scared. You’re an asshole.” –Morgan Freeman “What is straight?  A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.”  — Tennessee Williams, “A Streetcar Named Desire” “We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a …

Toss and Talk: What you need to know to combat violence against women

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Early this week, we heard Maneka Gandhi telling a group of journalists that India’s rape problem is an exaggeration fuelled by the media. She also claimed that back in 2014, India ranked among the lowest four nations in rape cases. Anyone who knows India in the least bit will know, her statement can be treated as wishful thinking at best — certainly not the reality. The …

Toss and Talk: What does our surprise at Trump’s victory in the United States say about us?

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Avantika: So, it’s been a helluva week, guys. All of us were following the US presidency for different reasons. And, none of us predicted this outcome. How does everyone feel about Trump 2016? Janani: Will kick off by saying that I was 100% sure that Trump wouldn’t win and then the margin with which he won left me reflecting a lot on my understanding of …

Uncomfortable Truths

Over Thinking “You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.” – Anthony Hopkins. Armchair Activist “Serve yourself” – Benjamin Franklin   Related posts: Sh*T Heteros Say On Beauty Fall in India: Expectation vs Reality I’m an Optimist

Crazy Day Jobs Famous Designers had Before They Made It

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Having graduated in psychology and going totally off track to work as a stylist for more then 15 years and then a sudden transition into designing my own fashion label just goes to show that life is the most unplanned mystery you will ever experience. Trying to find my foothold in the fashion world I discovered that most iconic designers started of on a completely different career …

Of ‘hot’ chaiwalas and sexy security guards: is objectification of men a feminist issue?

The Pakistani chaiwala, the Singapore security guard and the Afghan girl.

Toss and talk is a slumber party game where a group of people toss around a bunch of questions and everyone has to speak their minds on the subject truthfully. In its second such session, Pyjama People discussed the ‘chaiwala’ trend that took social media by a storm this week. A good-looking man was photographed in Pakistan and his picture was shared on Instagram. Soon …

#TrueStory: Overheard in Fashion Week: Amazon India Spring/Summer 2017

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We do love eavesdropping during Fashion Weeks. Possibly, only a little less than we enjoy watching the beautiful clothes. Here’s some off-runway honesty from those in the know, when they thought no was listening. 😉 (We’re always listening, heads up.) The Organisers   Shout out to MSA-2 and our mother’s insistence than we wear bras!   This one’s for the unsung interns Can’t wait to hear the gems …

Toss and Talk 1: Oversimplification or Sensationalisation? Questions we have about the media coverage of Monika Ghudre’s murder and also a Hijabi ballerina

Monika Ghurude (left), the attack on Gigi Hadid (centre) & the hijabi ballerina (right).

Toss and talk is a slumber party game where a group of people toss around a bunch of questions and everyone has to speak their minds on the subject truthfully. This is a first of many discussion sessions, in which Pyjama People discusses topics and trends that have caught ours and your attention. This week, we’re discussing media standardised dialogues for women. Ladies have been in the news, …