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L Aruna Dhir

L Aruna Dhir

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Seasoned PR & Communications Expert, Poet, Hospitality Feature Writer.

By L Aruna Dhir

From pinched bottoms to bruised souls: When will Indian society let even one woman say, no, not MeToo?

Uncles, doctors, professors, strangers — we've all had predators violating us time and again. I have, too. And we've often failed to retaliate the right way. I have, too. This is my story.

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Lok Sabha 2019: Why I think the Congress is making an error by fore-fronting Priyanka Gandhi

There are strong reasons why to many Priyanka appears a reluctant politician. And the Congress looks pushed to the wall, pushing her to head its political war.

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Famed from the Mahabharata: The lost city of Lakhamandal

From its location deep within the story of the grand Indian epic, to its charming old temples and heart-warming hospitality, Lakhmandal is a must on your to-explore list.

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As a kid, I wasn't scolded for beating up a boy. That taught me I can beat patriarchy, every day, my way

As women living in a sexist society, we have to learn to handle the three forceful Fs — fight, fright, flight — in the right combination and with tact. And the lessons begin at home.

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Salman Ali wins 'Indian Idol'. And we reject your politics of hate, Mr Politician!

We will live with our Iqbal and Imtiaz and Harsimran and Mark and Indra and Abhijeet and countless more whose names are diverse, but whose identity is simply 'Indian'.

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Remembering George Michael, the timeless, ageless 'prince of Pop'

Michael breathed his last in the early hours of Christmas morning of 2016.

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KJo, Jo is not for joker: From jackets to jokes, what's wrong with Karan Johar?

He was canny, smart, honest, open. He’s becoming crude, crass, caricature-ish — and very unfunny.

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Dangal Vs Thugs of Hindostan: A masterclass on what’s hot and what’s not!

Here’s the plain truth. With one we were simply ‘dhaakad’-ed, and with the other blatantly ‘thugged’!

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Finest pashmina to sofa cloth jackets: Here are Bollywood's best and worst dressed men

You don’t need money to buy you style; but you do need an inherent or acquired style to get your money to work for you.

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Happy festivals of pollution: Why it's so difficult to burn the Ravana inside us

Let us please ask ourselves, who is to blame for what we breathe, what we drink and eat and where we tread!

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Ten big life lessons from Big B

When you see Amitabh Bachchan, you don't see a 76-year-old man with weak knees. You see a man of vigour, with a straight spine, striding ahead with purposeful steps.

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19 sporting events Indians would dominate if they gave out medals for them

With rising cases in chain, wallet, laptop, mobiles snatching, the sporty-spirits engaged in such activities most definitely have world class training.

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Go on, eat crow. How we are sacrificing everything non-human at the altar of commercial greed

Climate change over the next 50 years is expected to drive a quarter of land animals and plants into extinction. What then?

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Lessons on life, cooking and other things from an ingenious mother

'With great schooling in culinary craft, Ma always managed to impart lasting lessons on making food.'

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Luxury of solitude: Memories from a Dehradun which had more trees than people

Air-conditioning was a completely foreign idea and woollies were never out of season in Uttarakhand's capital.

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Why our lives would be lonesome without telemarketers

Wait a minute! My cell’s ringing, again!

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I, too, have a 'Sanju' story and it's real

Sanjay was impish and mischievous. Even when there was enough space on that large couch, he refused to move, as I sat sandwiched between the two.

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Of all the seasons, why we love to romance the monsoon

From penning of songs, to painting, to lateral thinking, monsoon stirs something soulful within us.

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What I see in India that Thomson Reuters' illogical survey on women has failed to see

The report has harmed the image of India far more than attempting to do good by bringing into open women-related issues.

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Customers who give 'the worst review ever' on social media must read this

It’s high time we quit the online war as buyers of brands and the society.

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Why Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, still stirs our hearts

He urged us to look at the 'man in the mirror and change some of his ways'.

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Amitabh, Alia, Priyanka, Sushmita - which actor do you think is a good public speaker?

Lights, camera, mute.

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Priyanka Chopra's look at Meghan-Harry wedding was a royal disaster

Wannabe White mentality?

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Why we can't afford to lose the art of handwritten letters

Receiving a letter brought in an avalanche of emotions to engulf us.

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Why we hate to see our favourite film stars age

God forbid what torment we may have unleashed upon lesser beauties.

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Salman Khan's attitude is sickening. Why I think he needs to learn to be human

The actor neither has the merit of Shah Rukh Khan nor the genius of Aamir Khan.

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The interview that Ruskin Bond called his finest

In a way, people who indulge in literature are trying to cheat mortality.

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Bollywood villains who were actually scary

More impressive than the protagonist.

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Who stripped my Dehradun off its charm?

There are more shops, branded stores, malls and eateries in the city than people who would and could shop and eat in those places.

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Why sexy died for me in 2017

Vinod Khanna and Shashi Kapoor were the very definition of good looks from the time they hit the silver screen.

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