Archive for March, 2010

A Query!!

March 23, 2010

Recently one of my friend asked me a very thought provoking question. The question was, “why do the girls have to always look good and why is it not as much important for the guys?” Indeed a thought provoking one!!

There were gust of thoughts to this query, so I thought to jot it down, will be forwarding it to my friend and will put the internet in CC. This is going to be an interactive one so please be alert and most importantly THINK!!!

A note before commencing, these are solely my views and therefore bound to be incorrect, illogical, asinine etc. Read at your own discretion.

Here we go:
1.    Let me ask you all one question, first to all the girls reading this, how would you feel when you and your hubby\BF is walking into a Mall with your guy’s arm nicely curled around you, and you leaning a bit on his broad shoulder (I assume that your relatives are missing from the scene, if you are not married yet)?
Now for the guys, same condition but in place of hubby\BF consider wife\GF and yes relatives are still missing:-).

Definitely I would get more affirmative nods for the first case; this is because one necessary need for any girl is SECURITY. It is in the nature, in their genes that females don’t feel as secure as their male counterparts, many might disagree but it is still a fact. Before moving ahead one thing I want to clarify is that as the world is zooming ahead and women getting more and more independent (Women reservation bill would come handy…hopefully), things are changing and for the better, but still it will need many decades for that particular gene of theirs to wane out completely.
By default men are physically stronger than women, and this is true for entire animal planet. For this very reason female in the animal kingdom usually mate with the strongest male in the group (can not guarantee about their extra marital affairs :-)).

I thing this much is enough to put my first point forward that women like to feel secure and they feel secure mostly when a man accompanies her (not 100% true, I accept). Gist of first point: Female when kid – Father\Mother, Female when teenager – Father\Brother, Female when adult – BF\Husband; Male when kid – Father\Mother, Male when teenager – I am the KING, Male when adult – I am still the KING.

2.    I have heard from many of my female colleagues that they don’t look at a man’s wallet before falling in love, they look at their nature. This might be true but when it comes to marriage or for serious relationship I can not DISAGREE more (not all women though). When I say this I don’t mean that women are materialistic, but in comparison to men I do think they have an upper hand here (no arguments please, I WIN), and yes FINANCIAL strength of a man play another important (not THE important) role for a women to decide on long term relation. So why is this so?
The reason is not very different from my first point, SECURITY. In today’s world money means security, more money implicitly means more security and that is what women want in long run. So a man doesn’t need to be “brad pitt” by looks but might need as much money as him. This is the reason why guys are more ambitious, they want to make money and believe me that money is not for him but for you gals :-). Before proceeding let me again clarify that it might not hold true for most of the women\men but may be for higher percentage of mass and I am talking taking into account the entire globe and not just India.

3.    Yet another reason why women do all those makeups and men don’t is seeking ATTENTION. Again by default men are outgoing, more extroverts, flirts etc etc. (have to accept that things are reversing at a quick pace). Women would always want to be approached rather she approaching a guy. So what will make her do that, yup GORGEOUS looks. Walk beside your targeted guy with your best fitting attire, favorite perfume put on, making your dead cells (hair style, nails) speak the seducing words for you etc. Hopefully your targeted guy will be floored and you get your fish. Only because unlike guys, girls normally don’t directly go to a guy and complements him on his appearance, physique, intelligence etc, so naturally they have to have another way of saying “hey dude, I like you, now come, follow me”. On a more serious note they have to impress the guy’s parents, relatives etc and have to look good looks for that.
When a couple gets married, most of the people who come to attend the reception speak about the bride and her appearance, not as much for the groom. If the groom is not that handsome, they might just shrug it off and say, “acha kamata haga”. Girls definitely don’t have this luck. SAD SAD SAD!!!

Funniest part is even when the groom is not handsome at all, our mommy “log” find him cute, adorable, and ideal, but the bride need to be dead gorgeous to get a good comment from them (definitely they think they all were “madhubala” or “meena kumari” in their age).

4.    One more reason is the competition! If she can look that good, then why can not me? All kaya clinics, Batra, lakme, ponds etc thrive on this very nature of women. On the other hand men don’t have this feeling of competition as far as the looks are concerned (fair and handsome definitely didn’t took off). Again as I said he can be a hulk, handsome, intelligent, jolly, funny, cute or all of them.

5.    Last reason which I think most of the girls would subscribe to is, “we try to look good only for ourselves and no one else” and I totally disagree with this because I know it is not the case (no arguments please, I WIN). They just love being complimented.

You are beautiful!!! Thank God that he created you 🙂

PS: I wrote this article just because I wanted to write something in response to that query. Most of the point stand void for many women\men but what I have expressed is what I feel might be the common thing (at least 33% true)….and as always few people are just not common they are exceptional like me :-).

Happy reading…

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March 10, 2010

MADADD:

I thought of writing this article only after the last ODI between India and SA. For more than a year the NEO Sports has been telecasting the matches involving India, be it in India or abroad.

Now here is what I think could happen in future. If India doesn’t perform well in few of the matches, which I pray doesn’t happen, the TRPs of the matches would go down like hell. Only because, like me many of my colleagues are now fed up with the frequency at which the channel take BREAK between the overs and sometimes during the over too. In the recently concluded series we were devoid of the best of cricket. There were many instances where few of the balls bowled were not shown at all. And quite regularly as soon as the last ball is bowled the break is taken, and then the ADD runs until the bowler reaches the umpire for the next over. This kind of broadcast and the money hungry broadcasters are ruining the quality of cricket. Gone are the days when we had enjoyed the captains call between the overs, the chat between the batsman and fielders, boundary fielders interacting with the crowd, umpires chatting with the players, and above all the terrific commentary etc. Now even when two player collide while fielding, these poor broadcaster don’t hesitate in taking break and we never come to know what exactly had happened. Breaks are taken even when a player had reached his century or had hit six\four\taken a wicket on the last ball of the over. What a shame!! Cricket is not only just bowler bowling at the batsman and batsman hitting it. It is much more than that. I would have really boycotted the series had India not played well.

This might also be the reason why cricket is not that famous compared to soccer, golf, F1, or tennis.

Having said all this let me take some positives out of this. Now that I have seen same advertisement repeating umpteenth of time, I can comment on few of those :-). Here are few categories into which I have segregated the ADDS into.

1.    Irrelevant Ones
A bikini clad women coming out of the sea on to the shore. First I thought it was a bikini ADD, then I thought may be an ADD by Goa tourism department to attract foreigners and to remind them that look people, Goa is safe!! But hey what does a cement company had to do with bikini or for that matter a woman. God saves JK Cement. Cheapo Cheapo, could have taken a better looking woman at least ;).

Why is Akshay kumar so desperate for a 25Rs Coke, common you don’t need to take so much of risk just for Rs25. If you need I can donate that much but please don’t put your life in jeopardy by doing those stunts. I get a feeling that those stunts were meant for dhoom-3 which Akshay might have fleeced from their director coz he did not cast him for the movie.

2.    Relevant Ones
Magician trying to make a palace invisible is astonished to see that though the palace is gone the paint still remains. Thumbs up Asian Paints.

From an irritating DOCOMO, DOCOMO, A-AA-A-O, DOCOMO to “friends share everything” is a huge leap forward for the Japanese-Indian joint establishment. Way to go dear, Vodafone and Airtel are way ahead in putting the best Adds forward.
Idea and Aircel have taken to saving the environment, great and noble idea. One can save trees so that tigers can leave peacefully for other, why don’t they merge…just a suggestion :-). The new entry by Spice is welcomed too; I am sure that it will give run for the money to discovery and animal planet. It is nice to see healthy competition between these service providers. Good for all of us:-). Expect SMS rates to come down as the call rates are already stagnant.

Although the service providers are coming out with brilliant ADDs the equipment makers are degrading the standards. Lava, Lemon, Onida(don’t try again), what not….at least could have chosen better names.

3.    In the middle
Volkswagen could have done better. Being such a huge brand, was expecting to come up with something new and one which appeal to Indian crowd.

“Why play akele”, join iBibo, again it is an OK OK Add, could have done better. By the way I created an account in iBibo, it looks a replica of facebook.

Looking for your suggestions and any other ADDs that come to your “zaham” 🙂