Saturday, April 14, 2012


Different types of Girlfriends

There as many types of girlfriends as there are types of boyfriends.
Fortunately for you, we are not going to break them down according to their sun signs! We shall however, tell you more about the various kinds of girlfriends you are expected to come across in your dating life. Their nuances, their positives, their obvious negatives and why they could be just the one’s for you. So read on, and you might just discover your type in this list.

1. Individualistic 

The ‘I&I’ girlfriend is the one who has brains which she uses and who is culturally rooted. She wants her space, has a strong independent identity, cultivates opinions and cannot be pushed around. At the same time, she knows her boundaries; she accepts the good as well the bad that comes with living in a male-dominated society and has her head on her shoulders. She will be a sane partner; one who will respect your individuality as she treasures her own.

2. Domestic & Docile

She is the girlfriend who will always put her boyfriend ahead of her. She has opinions and a mind that she can use, but she chooses to stir the way her partner wishes her too. She is certainly not dumb, but she chooses to believe or has been raised in a manner which suggests that the man is alpha, omega and everything in between. This does not mean she will not put you in your place should you go overboard, but you can expect her to support you no matter what in whatever you chose to do or believe.

3. Demanding & Dominating

If this type is your girlfriend, then you can forget almost all other aspects of your life. She will demand that she be the centre of your universe and she will be dominating enough to make sure she gets what she demands. If your personality is not strong headed enough, she might over-ride you and your choices/decisions.

4. Possessive & Paranoid

Remember Lara Dutta from No Entry? Yes, that’s the type we are talking about. She is loving and caring and sweet. But then she also is possessive and compulsively cross-checks. You will find yourself answering the 'where you are' and 'what you are doing' questions 10 times a day, and still might have to face a barrage of questions after you’ve done all answering.

5 Money & More Money

This type is as old as humanity itself. She is with you for the money. She wants you to spend every time you’ll go out and won’t do with anything cheap. In case you run out of money, you can be sure she won’t be by your side anymore. She is not the one if you’re looking for love; a fling is what will work best.
These are just our versions of the various types of girlfriends that can be. Obviously, there is more to each girlfriend that what we’ve stated above. We certainly mean no harm or disrespect to women.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Plus-size models

As the size-zero vs. curvaceous battle is going on, here's a look at plus-size models. Do you think these women are sexier than their skinnier counterparts?

Last July, Vogue Italia Editor Franca Sozzani feautured three plus-size models in lingerie - Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley - on their cover in a bid to fight anorexia. The trio looked stunning with all those extra pounds! 

Model Sophie Dahl poses in an undated photo in New York City. The fabulously hot plus-size model is an unabashed size 14. Dahl has graced the ramp for several designers and even kicked off controversy by posing nude for Yves Saint Laurent Opium perfume campaign.

Whitney Thompson (America's Next Top Model cycle 10 winner) poses at 'BROADWDAY BARES 19.0: CLICK IT!'on Broadway at Roseland. She is the first plus-size model to win the reality-based TV show America's Next Top Model.

Model Kate Dillon walks the runway at 'The Big Kiss' Lane Bryant's '02 Lingerie Fashion Show at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Dillon battled anorexia in her youth and successfully overcame the disease. She had a enviable career as a size 14 plus-size model.

Lizzie Miller shot to fame with the 'Glamour' magazine photo feauturing her not so-perfect non-airbrushed body with stretch marks and tummy flesh. The picture became a rage after it started recieving positive responses from women all over the world, who expressed their happiness in seeing someone flaunting her body without any embarrassment.

Emme Aronson is the first plus-size model to get the supermodel status. She was a reporter with NBC before she launched her modeling career.She was named People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" twice. Emme is very involved in the community trying to increase public awareness of eating disorders. Emme even has a doll (the first full-figured doll) modelled after her.

Crystal Renn's life can be equated to a graph. She suffered from anorexia and eventually turned into a plus-size model after battling the disease. Renn penned down her struggle with anorexia in a book - Hungry - thereby becoming a face of those struggling with self esteem and weight issues. But when you look at Renn's recent pictures, they seem to tell a different story.

Season 7 'American Idol' semi-finalist Joanne Borgella is represented by the Wilhelmina Models agency as a plus-size model.

Velvet d'Amour rose to stardom after she walked the ramp for big names like John Galliano and Jean-Paul Gaultier. She also acted in a movie 'Avida' which was selected for the Cannes. The picture shows her with figure skater Surya Bonaly at Cannes.

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How to Handle Different Types of Bosses

You can stay out of your house longer if you don't like your wife, ignore your parents' calls when you are too bored to talk to them, but bosses... that's a tricky one. Whether you like them or not, you have to interact with them, and if you are planning to stick around in your job, you have to keep them happy. While not everyone has a boss from hell, you sure as hell hate something about your boss that you just can't ignore. We give you the most common archetypes and with the help of life coach Malti Bhojwani, here are tips on how to deal with them.

The Dangler 
So you've planned a big tour through Europe with your friends, a la Zindagi na Milegi Dobara, after speaking to your boss. This kind of boss has promised you can take the leave if you put in a few extra hours. A week before your flight, they turn around and say you can't leave because there is a bigger project in the offing. You are stuck with The Dangler. They promise things in return for more work and do not fulfill those promises. 

Deal with it
If you see this often, email your boss copying everyone else in the meeting about the promises and expectations. Practise writing self-appraisals, train yourself to look at the big picture and type out a self-appraisal every month to send to your boss. This will keep him in the loop about what you are accomplishing for the company. Remind them of their promises every once in a while. Have full faith in yourself - you are a valuable employee or you wouldn’t be here. Fearless is the only way to be. These bosses smell fear instinctively. 

The Best Friend
This type is great to hang out with, and if you weren't working together, you guys would’ve been best chums. But when the boss is upset if you don't reveal personal things or forces you to hang out with him/her even if you have plans, it becomes problematic. They are always in your face and everything you do can turn into an emotional argument about how you hurt them. 

Deal with it
These bosses don't have a life. Limit the personal info you share and keep your work and social life separate. You aren't being rude, just drawing boundaries. 

The Viper
If you have barbs thrown at you constantly like, 'My kid makes better presentations than you' or 'I'm glad you wore that dress, it reminds me of what my grandma wore when I was a kid', then you are stuck with the viper. When they get to work, all they seem to want to do is spread their venom around and sink those fangs into you. 

Deal with it
Keep this one at arm's length, you don't want to be stung. Practise communicating directly with your boss keeping your worth in mind.

The Number cruncher
You have been working really hard, but the project that was a done deal suddenly slipped through your fingers. Your boss is aware of the effort you have put in, but is still on your back because the numbers are down. This species does not understand anything other than stats. Your blood and sweat are just body fluids to them. 

Deal with it
Do your homework to display a comparative report on numbers between yourself and your competitors. Document the number of attempts/ hours spent per project.

The Invisible Man
If the only person you can turn to during a crisis at work is the mirror, then you have are suffering from the absent boss syndrome. They are always at meetings, imagined or real, and when it's not workrelated, they are chilling with the wife and kids at a sea-side resort in Lakshadweep, while you are pulling 15-hour days in the office. 

Deal with it
Find ways to get schedule weekly meetings with them. Try not to be spiteful that they are away. It could also be that they are not aware that you need them.

The Flaming Fury
When was the last time you saw your boss smile? If your answer ranges between never and the last time they fired your colleague, then we sympathise with you. While anger is an emotion that is usually associated with bosses, this one is in the extreme. Whether you are doing a good or a bad job, it doesn't matter. All you receive is a little spittle when they are screaming down your face and a few insults to wipe your face with. 

Deal with it 
Be as humorous as you can, smile at them, treat them as a human being you care about and see if your 'love' will rub off. They are the ones who probably think the only way to get anything done is to be pissed off. Offer them some kindness and see how the relationship shifts. Often it is your reaction and expectation that they are pissed off that causes the cycle and it just keeps going on and on. It takes only one of you to change the dance between the two of you. So why not take the lead? 

The Softy
This is the one who walks on eggshells around you, apologizes when they ask you to do something, get walked all over by stronger employees and you often feel sorry for them. They are scared of you and this can be very disempowering. 

Deal with it
A good approach is to resume the role of a cheerleader and point out to this boss their strengths and show them appreciation. Make this boss look good to their superiors and to your colleagues. 

The Early Riser
Early to rise, early to bed. Okay, maybe the saying is the other way around, but this could well be your future if you are stuck with The Early Riser. They are obviously going to be stepping on toes, and your very simple day-to-day job can turn into a political drama. 

Deal with it
They want to gain rank and accolades for themselves. Don't feel bad, for often their promotion could mean a promotion for you too. Support this boss in looking good. 

The Nitpicker
Your office is a minefield if you are suck with The Nitpicker. If you put your left foot forward, they demand that you should have put your right and if you put your right, they ask why you didn't swing your hands enough. They will always find faults in everything you do. 

Deal with it
Set your boundaries. Let them know you are uncomfortable with them breathing over your shoulder. Request for an ‘Operation Manual’ if they want specifics.

The Memento-r
If your boss uses the Five Ws to being every second sentence then unfortunately you are stuck with The Memento-r. He forgets important meetings, ideas that you pitched, and sometimes even forgets that you exist. While you wish you can tattoo everything you spoke about on his body, you realise he is soon going to run out of skin. 

Deal with it
Help this one out with reminders, emails, post-its, notes. Speak to your colleagues to support this type of boss. Realise and acknowledge that they are in that position due to particular skills or expertise that they possess. If they tend to forget important information, communicating that with them and setting structures in place to help them would only help you in the long run.

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Monday, April 9, 2012


Just as you enjoy your leisure time, your feet ask for some relief too this summer. Don’t think granny footwear though! You can still indulge your foot fetishes without compromising on comfort. Here’s a look at some cosy yet absolutely pretty pairs you can add to your shoe cupboard with pride

Taking you from the beach to the clubhouse in maximum comfort, these T-strapped Lacoste flip-flops come in so many vibrant colours, you’re spoilt for choice!

Inspired by the feminity of the 50s, the collection of women’s shoes at Clarks spells floral chic and irresistible retro vibrancy. Slip them on for comfort and colour; they’ll look great on any casual look!

These adorable ballerinas just have to be added to your collection not just for how easy they are to wear around, but for the soft summer look they offer.

Go unique and preppy on your feet with these stylishly comfortable shoes from Tommy Hilfiger, in bright colours to give you a younger, much fresher appeal.

The staple wedges, flats and dress shoes get a contemporary makeover in this fun collection from Pavers England. Pop colours and bold styles will allow you to step out with panache! 

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Sunday, April 8, 2012


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Maternity Hospitals

India's Most Luxurious Maternity Hospitals

India's Most Luxurious Maternity Hospitals
From the best gynaecs to the best hospital suites, we know you want what's best for you bundle of joy. So, we've put together a list of some of the country's most luxurious birthing suites that promise amenities that even include pick and drop in a high-end car

India's Most Luxurious Maternity HospitalsHiranandani Hospital, Mumbai: There are two birthing suites at Mumbai's Hiranandani Hospital that have the standard labour, delivery and recovery (LDR) suite amenities. In these suites, the baby is kept with the mother, and not in a separate nursery. They also come with a whirlpool tub inside the bathroom for the mother to soak in warm water to ease the labour pain. To add to minimalistic approach, the equipment and other medical instruments are shelved away in built-in cupboards.

India's Most Luxurious Maternity HospitalsFortis La Femme, Gurgaon: Luxury begins at this hospital that has four LDR rooms, with no stone left unturned in the quest for opulence. From personal attendants and personalised diets to a fab private seating area for visitors, and they come at a price ranging from Rs 45,000 to Rs 2 lakh depending on the amenities.

India's Most Luxurious Maternity Hospitals
The Columbia Asia, Kolkata: The Columbia Asia has just one LDR suite. This room is equipped with a remote-controlled bed that converts into a reclining chair at the time of delivery. There's more, like a baby warmer for right after delivery, a kitchenette and a separate enclosure for the family. The cost of the birthing suite is about Rs 50,000 for 3 nights, inclusive of hospital fee, room charges and doctors' fees.

India's Most Luxurious Maternity Hospitals
Seven Hills, Mumbai: Not many knew of this luxe hospital until Aishwarya Rai Bachchan checked-in to deliver her baby, Aradhya. The Labour, Delivery Recovery Postpartum Suite (LDRP suite) at Seven Hills has quite a few amenities. The mother's bed can be adjusted to a variety of birthing positions at the time of delivery. To make it convenient, if a Caesarean section is called for, the operation theatre is located on the same floor.
The mother is pampered with the services of a constant personal trained attendant. Also the newborn baby will stay in a cradle, right next to the mother in the same room itself.

India's Most Luxurious Maternity Hospitals

Cloud Nine, Bangalore: Before you check in to one of the 24 suites at Cloud Nine (formerly called The Cradle), a Mercedes Benz will be send to pick you up to take you to the hospital. This one we haven't heard of before - if a mother wants the Gayatri Mantra to be played during the labour process, it will be done. Other facilities here include specially-designed low wash basins, plasma TV, CD players, reclining beds and baby warmers.
Apart from that there are fitness consultants and aerobic classes before and after the delivery for the mother. Now that's a pretty sweet delivery.

India's Most Luxurious Maternity Hospitals
Isis Clinic, Bangalore: There are two fully-equipped, private, spacious labour rooms with private bathrooms. All the walls and doors are sound-proofed and there is a neonatal resuscitating station for the delivery of the baby. If there is a neonatal emergency, this station is fully loaded with all the resuscitation equipment, including a ventilator during a delivery. The labour rooms are located opposite the main theatres and in case of need for a caesarean this can be done within minutes as one theatre is always set-up and standing by for an emergency delivery procedure.

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