Pre-Marital Sex: To be or not to be?


Pre-Marital Sex: Yes or No?

Pre-Marital Sex: Yes or No?

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Pre-marital sex is a word which can’t be uttered in many countries for fear of the so called moral brigade. It’s a term which has always been associated with religion, culture, regions, caste, creed and the likes. While people of some religions and regions allow it, there are many countries and many religions which consider it as a sin. But whatever be the case, people are slowly but surely starting to be more open about it.

Our traditional Indian family values which are embedded into our system from the time we are small children are based on the fact that when we marry someone, we should marry him or her for the whole life (or for 7 births as they used to say). We should consider everything from the nature of our partner to the social well-being of the family before making our decision. And then once the decision is made, we should stand by it till the time we are not in this world.

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Peshawar Attack: Lives Lost. Dreams Crushed.


Peshawar Army Public School Attack

Peshawar Army Public School Attack

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Anwar was like every other 16 year old of his age who loved music, movies and spending time on the Internet playing games and surfing on Facebook. A topper in his class, he was full of life and had many friends who loved him for his affable nature and his ability to keep everyone happy. Little did his mom know that when she was making his breakfast today, it would be the last time she would be making something for him. Anwar always hugged her before leaving for school. She couldn’t have even imagined in her wildest dreams that it was the last time she was hugging him.

There were hundreds of Anwar’s today. They were full of life and came to school with happiness and joy lit on their faces. They had heard about terrorists and such attacks in other parts of Pakistan and the world. But for them school was a place to study, make friends and learn the lessons of life. Dressed in neatly ironed uniforms with bags containing books and their lunch boxes, they got out of their buses and walked to the classrooms for another exciting day.

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Driving in India – A nightmare relived everyday


Traffic in India can be a nightmare

Traffic in India can be a nightmare

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More than 1.4 lakh deaths in 2012.

70%  accidents due to drunken driving.

A huge increase in fatalities.

Driving in India can be a big nightmare for each of us every day of our lives. There’s every kind of vehicle be it bikes, cars, trucks, buses, rickshaws and what not jostling for space on the road. Oh how can I forget one more thing? There are people crossing the road as well. And not one but thousands of people cross streets, roads and highways of India every second, every minute and every hour. Add to this, the condition of roads which people have to drive on. And you have a recipe for a disaster waiting to happen.

Someone has truly said that if you can drive carefully and safely in India, you can easily drive in any part of the world. Now that’s saying a lot, isn’t it? So how do we ensure that we are safe on the roads in the country whether we are in the drivers seat or crossing the road as a pedestrian? How do we ensure that driving in India is not a nightmare that we have to face day in and day out?

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Those were the college days..


College Students

These college students are delighted for another day..

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Those numerous walks around the college with friends just so that there was one hour less to spend alone in the hostel room. The  ritual to order an ice tea every-time they crossed the Nescafe bar to quench their thirst in the growing humidity. The sound of the whistle blown by the security guard to indicate that it was past her in-time at hostel and they needed to bid goodbye. The numerous hours spent laughing and enjoying in the canteens, food courts, libraries, classrooms and labs. The times when they escaped out of the campus to watch the latest flicks at the nearby theater for just Rs 20. College life was all this and more.

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The sky is the limit for Indian aviation!


Flying Aircraft

Flying Aircraft

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336 million domestic passengers.

85 million international passengers.

An investment of more than US$ 120 billion.

These are some of the staggering statistics which have been calculated by various studies organized by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and the others with respect to the growth of Indian aviation till 2020. By 2020, India is expected to be the 3rd largest aviation market in the world from its current standing as the 9th largest.

While a large percentage of the Indian population cannot afford even one meal a day, the number of potential air travelers is increasing by the day. From discounted tickets offered by Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) to increase in disposable incomes resulting in more foreign holidays, Indians are flying like never before.

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Why is it really important to have a well groomed face?


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“Look at that guy. If only he had bothered to give some importance to shaving, he would have looked irresistible. Instead, it just looks like he has got up right now from his sleep.”

“He’s pretty good in terms of his qualifications, the work he has done as well as his ability to answer our interview questions. But I really hope he would have given some importance to his personal grooming as well.”

Some of us may have come across such situations wherein the importance of a well groomed face was quite relevant. Personal grooming includes wearing the right kind of clothes as well as ensuring that one’s appearance reflects his or her personality to the people around in the best way possible. And an important part of personal grooming includes facial grooming.

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Bedtime Stories & Rhymes – Revisiting Childhood


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Someone has truly said that each of us has a child hidden somewhere in us. This child comes out in various instances whether its during our emotional times with our loved ones, the times when we are successful or fail in our endeavours, the times when we want to feel loved and cared for and the likes. Moreover along with this our childhood also comes to the fore when we talk about bedtime stories and nursery rhymes.

From bedtime stories like Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood to the nursery rhymes like London Bridge is Falling Down and Humpty Dumpty, there was so much which shaped our childhood. These stories and rhymes helped us dream. They helped us imagine and visualize a world which didn’t exist in reality. They gave wings to our thoughts and took us on a never before thought of trip around the world.

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Quikr – The easiest way to fulfill your needs!


Quikr

Quikrrrrrrr.. Quikr! I am sure you must have heard this slogan or read about it somewhere. The strong ad campaign on print, digital and the television industry has ensured that Quikr as a brand has a strong recall value among a huge section of the population.

For a company which began just about 6 yrs back in 2008, Quikr has rapidly expanded into one of India’s largest portals to buy, sell or rent just about anything across more than 12 categories and 140 sub-categories including mobiles & tablets, real estate, pets, electronics, cars & bikes and much more. There are also categories like jobs, matrimonials etc. for those who are interested.

So with a budget of Rs 5000, I began my search for anything interesting I could find. Moreover, it was Diwali time and I wanted to purchase something interesting. My city for the search was Hyderabad having lived here for more than 3 years now. It was a great opportunity to learn on what all the city has to offer.

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Indianizing the world..


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North Korea. Pakistan. Bhutan. These are the three countries which don’t have a single NRI as per a recent survey. Surprised? Shocked? Stunned? Don’t be. Indians have been globe-trotting for years on end. From just a few of them in countries like Slovenia and Monteserrat to thousands in USA and the Gulf, Indians have set up their base everywhere. Labourers, Politicians, White collar workers, Sports Stars, Movie Stars, you name it and an Indian name would be announced for that particular field.

If you look towards NASA, you will find a huge number of scientists who are Indians or Indian Americans. If you look towards the American parliament, you would find many Indians or Indian Americans. If you look towards the labourers as well as individuals in white collar jobs in the Gulf, Singapore, Malaysia and the likes, you would find many Indians. If you look at the House of Commons in UK, you would find many Indians.

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Blogging Connects..


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There was a time when we had to spend hundreds of rupees to call someone anywhere in India let alone the world. Mobile phones were a rarity and a luxury as well. And the most famous one was Nokia (referred to as a brick by many because of its weight).

But today, technology has changed our perspective of the world around us in more ways than one. Whether its exploring the latest news or meeting and interacting with new people, finding jobs & perfect matches or building careers in music and writing, the online world gives each of us a great platform to do all this and more.

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