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Times of India on Losing My Virginity And Other Dumb Ideas

‘Women are very judgmental’ The writer has posted comments on this article Darinia Khongwir, TNN | Mar 18, 2012, 12.47PM IST SHARE
DISCUSS 0 ‘Women are very judgmental’ Times of India ... says writer Madhuri Banerjee of her own sex, in a chat with us

Chick lit is nothing but a novel with a strong female protagonist that follows her life, through her ups and downs, with a happy denouement. Over the years, chick lit has come to mean fluffy writing of no consequence. But ask novelist Madhuri Banerjee if she thinks chick lit is on its death bed, and she quickly defends the genre, saying, "I am scared to think of it. But I doubt it is dying. I believe chick lit is evolving. It should be more about women's issues and their relationships with people around them. It ought to evolve to involve their children too." Madhuri emphasizes that chick lit will never die because many women would still want to read about themselves. "They'd want to read about how o…

From my personal diary: A thought on Friendships

Today I was noticing how I haven’t partied with my girl friends for so long. Then I got to thinking, maybe I didn’t have as many girl friends as I thought. I looked around and saw so many of my friends have been partying with their girl friends but not with me. It made me feel like I was missing out. Where have all my girl friends gone?
A friend went to Delhi and landed when my event was there but she didn’t come to see me, even though it was important to me. She went with her friends to Big Chill to eat and drink. Chanda didn't come for my first event cos she didn't want to upset her other friends who she invited but couldn’t come so she decided not to either. Then she has a whole gang of friends in Delhi who she meets regularly. Naina told me recently she did a girl vacation with two of her other friends/ colleagues and they went on a spa vacation. But her old best friend has been cut off her list forever. Do friends come to us according to our needs? When we need them? Or do …

Love Guru Advice: Traditional Woman vs Modern man

Dear Love Guru,
I’m 35 years old. I’ve been in a relationship for the last 3 years with a very sweet man who loves me dearly. The problem is that I am a traditional Indian woman. I want to get married, have children, and look after a house. The man wants me to have a career, be economically independent and doesn’t want to be the sole provider for the relationship. What do I do? Sincerely, Radha
Dear Radha, A large percentage of men in India still desire a traditional role for a woman. Unfortunately you went and fell in love with the opposite percentage. The man has a point. Women today do need to work and feel self satisfied with their lives otherwise they will depend only on the man or their children for their economic well being and emotional stability. You may not want a career, but you need to have a hobby that keeps you preoccupied enough to be somewhat independent. Alternatively, you need to make him understand that opposites can make it work! If he doesn’t get it, take a one month b…