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ould a homemaker's partner need to take up an 'equal' share of the household work? Or is it okay if he focuses on work while she focuses on home?
Should a homemaker’s partner need to take up an ‘equal’ share of the household work? Or is it okay if he focuses on work while she focuses on home?
I’m not cut out to be a stay-at-home woman. And I’m also not someone who will focus on a career above any and everything. It may not be at the top of my list, but a successful career is important to me. After becoming a mother, I realised that so long as my child is well cared for, I would like to spend my days productively in a workplace and not just focusing on child care. Sure I love the extra-time one gets when there isn’t a 9-to-5 to go for – the freedom to schedule things on weekdays, more time exploring the world through the eyes of my little one. But it’s not enough to keep me at home permanently.
I recently decided to take a few months off from work and this gave me an interesting perspective on the difference in mindsets when one is working or not working. One thing, in particular, hit me really hard. I couldn’t help but feel that as a generation we have perhaps become too harsh in judging working fathers. In seething internally, and sometimes vocally, when that office colleague has jokingly washed his hands off all things baby related, have I tried too hard to project my own life situation on him?
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Nupur Netan Sachdeva, founder of the Practical Mum blog, writes about simplifying parenting for the hyper-connected mothers of today. She has been working the corridors of financial markets for more than a decade, and read more...
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What I loved was how there is so much in the movie of the SRK we have known, and also a totally new star. The gestures, the smile, the wit and the charisma are all too familiar, but you also witness a rawness, an edginess.
When a movie that got the entire nation in a twist – for the right and wrong reasons – hits the theatres, there is bound to be noise. From ‘I am going to watch it – first day first show’ to ‘Boycott the movie and make it a flop’, social media has been a furore of posts.
Let me get one thing straight here – I did not watch Pathaan to make a statement or to simply rebel as people would put it. I went to watch it for the sheer pleasure of witnessing my favourite superstar in all his glory being what he is best at being – his magnificent self. Because when it comes to screen presence, he burns it, melts it and then resurrects it as well like no other. Because when it comes to style and passion, he owns it like a boss. Because SRK is, in a way, my last connecting point to the girl that I once was. Though I have evolved into so many more things over the years, I don’t think I am ready to let go of that girl fully yet.
There is no elephant in the room really here because it’s a fact that Bollywood has a lot of cleaning up to do. Calling out on all the problematic aspects of the industry is important and in doing that, maintaining objectivity is also equally imperative. I went for Pathaan for entertainment and got more than I had hoped for. It is a clever, slick, witty, brilliantly packaged action movie that delivers what it promises to. Logic definitely goes flying out of the window at times and some scenes will make you go ‘kuch bhi’ , but the screenplay clearly reminds you that you knew all along what you were in for. The action sequences are lavish and someone like me who is not exactly a fan of this genre was also mind blown.
Recent footage of her coming out of an airport had comments preaching karma and its cruel ways, that Samantha "deserved her illness" because she filed for divorce.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu fell from being the public’s sweetheart to a villain overnight because she filed for divorce. The actress was struck with myositis post divorce, much to the joy of certain groups (read sexist) in our society.
A troll responded to Samantha’s tweet, “Women Rising!!” by adding to it “just to fall”. She replied, “Getting back up makes it all the more sweeter, my friend.”
Here’s another insensitive tweet by BuzZ Basket showing fake concern for her autoimmune disease. “Feeling sad for Samantha, she lost all her charm and glow. When everyone thought she came out of divorce strongly and her professional life was seeing heights, myositis hit her badly, making her weak again.” Samantha responded, “I pray you never have to go through months of treatment and medication like I did. And here’s some love from me to add to your glow.”
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