Life Lessons From Queen JLo Who’s Just the BEST Life Coach EVER!

If you know even the wee-est bit of Jennifer Lopez then you know that she is, was and probably will be a powerhouse, an unstoppable force of nature ever and ever and ever. This woman seems to have done it all and done it better. Not only is she a phenomenal actress, performer, singer, song writer and dancer, she is just as terrific a human being. All the while seeming to not age a day over 25. If there is anyone who seems to have figured out this puzzle called life, it’s got to be her. Every word out of…Continue Reading

This Lavani On ‘What Is Consent?’ Is EXACTLY What India Needs Right Now

In recent times, if there ever was something spoken on the topic of consent, it was Amitabh Bachchan’s terrific performance in the movie, ‘Pink’. It brought to light the importance of the term and how misconstrued it is in modern Indian society. Last week I discovered a phenomenal documentary by Paromita Vohra, a celebrated filmmaker, who voiced about this subject with delightful boldness. While one might expect such heavy visuals to back the seriousness of the topic at hand, Vohra takes you by surprise. She begins to create a dialogue between two women, both of varying ages, through medium of…Continue Reading

The Pink Tax – Know About The Extra Money You Spend, For Just Being A Woman!

GST, also known as Goods & Service Tax, was levied in India, in the year 2017. While there was much uproar on the application of a universal rate, one tiny thing escaped everyone’s notice. Well, the mere existence of women has been slyly ignored for many for years, hence it was hardly a surprise when a whopping tax rate of 12% was levied on us under the GST banner. Though it was a slight drop from the previous average rate of 13.68%, the bottom line remained the same; the necessities of a woman had now become ‘luxuries’ that deserve taxing.…Continue Reading

Kalki Koechlin’s New Short Film Is…Well…It’s FASCINATING? (I Think)

I’m a sucker for freaky films that can have a million meanings and interpretations, but WHAT did I just watch??? ‘The Job’ a short film directed by Siddharth Sinha and starring Kalki Koechlin is a film that has me in a state of “?????” Tracing the story of an expat who is trying to keep her job (the only problem is that she can’t differentiate between reality and dreams) and well, the story gets confusing after a point. People have traced similarities with Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth (you’ll see why) but the story still does not give you a definite conclusion.…Continue Reading

Lust Stories Is Honest & Funny, And Here’s Why We ALL Need To Watch It

Writing a story and entertaining people is no joke and it’s a struggle that many directors of our country go through. Considering Bollywood and the way it has evolved, it’s safe to say that we are NOT heading in the right direction. What we once called classic cinema is now being shredded and broken into pieces. Sounds brutal but it is the reality! What’s the problem you ask? Too much glamour and commercialization. The moment filmmakers start talking about money and the ratings of a movie, it’s meant to be doomed (unless the story-line is exceptional). In a scenario like…Continue Reading

11 Things You’ll Get If You STILL Obsessively Love Harry Potter (Always!)

Amen to the world of J.K.Rowling, because nothing else even compares to its gilded charm. And now, ladies and gents, we are tribe. We, the folks who are utterly and blessedly ruined by the Harry Potter series, pledge our undying allegiance to it. Let’s face it, we’ve all tried to act either like Harry or Fred or any other HP character for that matter, at some point in time. And if you’re one of those too, this list will give you all the feels. You’ve tried to ‘accio’ your lost things, multiple times. Your boss highly resembles ‘He Who Must…Continue Reading

Are You ‘Strong’ Enough To Be Sensitive? Justin Baldoni Asks Every Man

Patriarchy has been toxic. Since times immemorial, men have been taught to be tough and resilient, while women are deemed to be dainty and submissive. The entire justification behind this is reasoning is: that’s how nature has wired the two genders. But as the lines are blurring and we see more men and women swap ‘categorized’ roles, helping each other out, we can’t help but wonder, is there really is a clear line that tells the two apart, anatomy being an exception? Most of what everyone fails to understand is that patriarchy is equally harmful to men. Men love challenges.…Continue Reading

Indian Weddings, Annoying Relatives & Shah Rukh Khan; This Comedian Nailed It ALL

It’s not uncommon to spot hordes of stand-up comedians in India, as of today. Comedy is a tricky thing. You can either have the audience hooting you on or there’s this deadpan silence even after you’ve cracked your best joke. I guess what I am trying to say is this: it’s difficult to find a stand-up comedian you can continue watching, show after show. But Sundeep Sharma’s raw, unprecedented comedy proves he’s a natural. We all have a bunch of ridiculously annoying relatives who are such a pain in the ass to deal with. Weddings or no weddings, they seem…Continue Reading

When Things Don’t Seem To Go Your Way, Hang In There

You know how it is. Life seems to be going rather slow, you feel like all your dreams are coming crashing down and it feels like you’re swimming in this weird limbo. You try to take control of the situation, you try to push your way forward but time seems to throw you back at double the speed. You really don’t know what to do. Exactly the way Ray from Adulting feels when she really wants that project at work, and all her boss asks her to do is “be patient”. Phew! If that wasn’t enough, there is also this…Continue Reading

13 Things You’ll Totally Love If You’re Someone Who’s Always Short On Time

They say there are 24 hours in a day…well, that’s what they say. And yet it is so that you find yourself wondering, sometimes several times a day, how this fact could be scientifically accurate. How can you always be running out of time? And is there no way around this perennial time-crunch called ‘life’? Well, yes there is! With an entire generation going through the same dilemma, of course there are life-savers that help us save, manage, or make the most of whatever time we DO have! If you’re someone who gets this, here are 13 things you absolutely…Continue Reading