5 Major Lessons to Take Home from the Dangal Duo

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2016 has witnessed women centric cinema on a dynamic scale. The latest release, Dangal brings into limelight, the fierceness of femininity in the most explicit way. The movie is a biopic of Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, the sister duo who won medals for wrestling at the Commonwealth Games. Theirs is an inspiring story that was narrated beautifully in Dangal.  They bloomed into world-class wrestlers under the mentorship of their father, former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who had to give up wrestling due to financial commitments. He lived his love for wrestling through the success of his daughters. The movie won hearts of the audience and of the critics and left us contemplating on the way we see women in the world. The movie is emotion and action packed and also gives us some enlightenment along with some entertaining cinema. Here are the major life lessons that we should totally take home from the Dangal Duo:

1. Success is determined by strength, not gender

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The movie made it obvious that winning needs strength and determination, in wrestling and in life. Success doesn’t see whether you’re a man or a woman. It just sees whether you’ve done enough to win it. Mahavir Singh Phogat rightly realized that his daughters have the potential to be just as good (or even better) than a professional male wrestler. The magnitude of strength that the Dangal sisters had just couldn’t let success be that farfetched.

2. Never let taboos take over

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The popular notion of “women can’t’ was well defeated by the movie of Dangal. Whether it was to break the ‘salwar kameez’ bogus or whether it was about beating up boys, Geeta and Babita always stood for what was actually right and not for what was thought to be right. And with the immense support and moral outlook of their father, taboos were better broken.

3. Skills need sharpening

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The movie depicted all the hard work that has gone into the making of these world class wrestlers. While Geeta and Babita had it in them, they never underestimated the importance of training. Talent and skills need polishing and nothing explains it better than the sport of wrestling that the Dangal sisters lived in.

4. Fathers know the best

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If your dad is your life coach, you’re sure to win. Geeta’s advanced NSA training couldn’t get her the victory that her father’s predominant path got her. We identify with the movie for the ‘only human’ instincts it depicts. It shows how children often grow up discouraging the obsolete thoughts of their parents and later go on to realize how true they were.

5. “Gold toh Gold hota hai”: The medal shines bright of feminine necks too

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Dangal establishes gender equality in its purest form. The gold medal shines equally bright when won by such inspiring women. The simply strong dialogue “gold toh gold hota hai” is true to every word. The amount of pride that a woman brings through her victory is no less than a man’s.

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At Last! Rounding Up the 10 Best Trends of 2016

While 2016 might not have been that great a year for many (reference to all the demonetization, Brexit, Trump’s throne taking etc.), it was hands down a pretty fashion forward year as agreed by many. Some trends came and vanished in thin air while some are here to stay. 2016 brought us some trends that became a global buzz within no-time. There were many that conquered the couture catalogue and there were many that styled the streets. Whether it was the casual dresses of summer or camel collar shrugs from the recent fall, 2016 surely fed us with some ‘forever in’ fashion commodities. And just as we near the end of this year, here’s a round-up of the 10 best of trends of 2016 that you’d love to flaunt in the coming year too:

1. Chokers

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5 Things that Prove You Have a Hardcore Punjabi Mom

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Though every mother on this earth is special and she has her own way of dealing with her kids. But when it comes to a Punjabi mom, she is one of a kind. You can find her out from among a crowd of hundreds. Call her the abusive one, who would call you ‘khota or kanjar’ in front of everyone or the overprotective one who would not only keep feeding you every hour but also kisses you in front of your friends. Your friends might envy you to have the coolest mom and no matter what, you wouldn’t take anything against her.

Check out these 5 signs that will prove that you definitely have a hardcore Punjabi mom, Read more

Pregnancy of A Man

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“Get pregnant they said, it will be fun they said”, but do you really think it is as fun as it seems to be? We neither say it’s not. But it truly has some major consequences as well. We always talk about the pregnant women and how is she taking care of the baby. Do we really care about the father? After all, it’s his child as well. No? It’s not just the mother who is pregnant, but also the father who equally shares the pain with his wife. Not literally, but in other ways. While the lady suffers from physical pain and cherishes the feeling of carrying her baby in the womb for nine months, the man has to go through a lot of mental pressure. Well, no one said that it’s easy to become a father. Read more

5 Most Effective Ways to Relieve your Stress

There is no doubt about the fact that our lives have become chaotic. And, it is hard to strike a balance between our personal and professional lives. Daily chores, work pressure, expectations of family members, social life, and so much is there, that we can’t even afford to find time for ourselves. With time, it means, quality time, which is extremely essential. You might plan a weekend getaway but that is not possible every time.

According to Greatist.com, 54% of Americans are disturbed due to stress in their daily lives. And, there are ways to deal with everyday stress that is accumulating for no good. Greatist.com has found various ways that are backed by science. They can’t prevent but definitely help in controlling the tension. Five of them are unveiled for you.

Meditation

Meditation is actually a kind of medication which has found to be one of the best ways to lower the level of stress. Start your day with this mental exercise, which navigates your brainwave pattern towards Alpha state, promoting healing. If you practice this everyday your mind and body will be exposed to various benefits. In turn, you become happy, get peace of mind, your frustration level will go down, high blood pressure is taken care of, immunity is boosted and so much.

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10 Facts That Every Career Woman Should Know

Crafting a kickass career has always been tough for the women of the world, given that the society has already decided what their fate should be. But since women of today are all about breaking the bogus and running the world, the modern era has seen a rise of career women who are all set to steal the success in professional world. But there’s a lot that goes into becoming a successful career woman, there are a lot of facts that you need to gulp down your throat as you churn out a shinning career for yourself.

Here are the 10 facts that every career woman should know:

1. Your Outfits Reflect Your Ambitions (Dress for Success)

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When you are a career driven woman, you don’t dress to impress, you dress for success. So next time you find reasons on why you should upgrade your closet with the classiest formal dresses and tops, know that you are making an investment for your ambitions. Read more

Why Think Twice Before Getting into an Arranged Marriage?

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They say, ‘Marriages are made in heaven and fixed on earth’. The saying is actually true for girls in India. Our parents find that match for us and we just say yes trusting their choice. But are you really ready to say ‘Yes’? It is a lifetime decision and you need to make sure that the person is actually worth you. It is just not a bad idea to think twice. After all it’s your life and you have the right to choose your partner. He might be the best thing that ever happened or a worst mistake that cannot be omitted. So better sure than sorry girls! Get the answers to all of these questions before getting into this puddle of life.

I Like Pink, He Likes Blue!

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‘Opposites attract’, is actually true to some extent. But we believe that you must have Read more

Crazy Things that Every 20 Something Girl Should Have in her ‘to-do’ List

Just as girls unwillingly give-up their teenage and start running in their twenties, they are expected to suddenly turn wiser, soberer, calmer and miraculously acquire other fancy attributes associated with, what the world calls a  “lady-like behaviour” (No fairy Godmother could ever have that kind of a magic stick!). It’s about time the world realizes that among estrogen and other hormones that characterize femininity, the ‘crazy germ’ is also a constant. While no age is too old for craziness, the 20’s of a girl’s life is undoubtedly the best time to let the craziness be on full throttle and experience the adventures that she wouldn’t be able to, had she been more restrained for the age sake.

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If you don’t want to give up on all the fun and adventures that your 20’s have in store for you, get out of your sane suit and get all set to Read more

“The Most Important Question To Ask Ourselves : What Makes Us HAPPY?” – Shubha Mudgal

 

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Her Journey…

We all remember the awestrucking melody of Ab Ke Saawan… Becoming a singer was not what she’d thought for herself. She says, “As a child I wanted to be a vet ! I have always been very fond of animals and pets and nurtured a childhood dream to be a vet. Of course, I am delighted that my parents gave me the opportunity to study music and I also received their unconditional support when I decided to take up music professionally. At the same time, in remembrance of my childhood ambition, I continue to sing to my pets and make up all kinds of songs for them :)” Aww… Read more