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Susan Boyle

Is Susan Boyle ugly? Or are we? On Saturday night she stood on the stage in Britain's Got Talent; small and rather chubby, with a squashed face, unruly teeth and unkempt hair. She wore a gold lace dress, which made her look like a piece of pork sitting on a doily. Interviewed by Ant and Dec beforehand, she told them that she is unemployed, single, lives with a cat called Pebbles and has never been kissed. Susan then walked out to chatter, giggling, and a long and unpleasant wolf whistle.

Why are we so shocked when "ugly" women can do things, rather than sitting at home weeping and wishing they were somebody else? Men are allowed to be ugly and talented. Alan Sugar looks like a burst bag of flour. Gordon Ramsay has a dried-up riverbed for a face. Justin Lee Collins looks like Cousin It from The Addams Family. Graham Norton is a baboon in mascara. I could go on. But a woman has to have the bright, empty beauty of a toy - or get off the screen. We don't want to look at y…

India Votes- Jaago Re!

It's voting time!! Once again, after five long years, the nation comes together to start casting their ballots to the candidates that all the political parties have fielded. Campaigning aside, this year's elections saw our home minister, another minister & Advani all have slippers thrown at them as the electorate simmered in anger at various issues.

The first hurler was a journalist, who was angry at the requittal of suspected corrupted CBI policeman, who threw his slipper at Home Minister & my personal favorite, Sri Chidambaram, then a school principal threw his slipper at a Congress MP and lastly, we saw a former 'saffron' (BJP) party worker throw his slipper at Advani, in dispute of his candidacy as the PM of the country. Attached is a blog note on the same, outlining the comic moments of this sacred act of defiance (To read more on this please follow link)

We also saw the arrest of Varun Gandhi, for anti-muslim remarks. This was a shock to me, given that Var…

Nightmares

Imagine Ms Bubbly cute, talking and romancing the love of your life. Everyone loves Ms Bubbly cute, what a lovely, sweet girl, they say. Even you, in all the envy, jealousy, sadness & anger, can't find anything to say to her, sinking to a menial, atleast I'm prettier than her.

What is it about Bubbly cutes that intimidate power women? Is it because they tend to hold your loves with their 'cuteness', which is less meritable than all the hard work that you have put in to make yourself the power woman that you are?

Is it their easy disposition and trust that everyone in the world will treat them fairly, if not equally, that threatens the power woman, who works for equality every day?

Or is it the simple reason, that your loved one is romancing Bubbly cute, when it should be YOU?

I hate nightmares. Hopefully they don't sink to reality, or people are going to DIE.

Easter- Resurrection?

So there was a day 3 for Goa, but I really can't go through the leaving bit again. Needless to say it was a fun trip :) Thailand seems to be an option for the end of the year *cross fingers* hope that works out.

Prospective New Husband: Will your past, affect your future with me?
Me: No
Ex Flame: "new statement/ declaration of love"
Me: No answer, cause dammit, I want it.

So that's thrown life a bit off course. I can't ignore THE STATEMENT, when it feels so good to hear. But things that are good to hear, aren't necessarily true. In my head, I know that this pronouncement could be the result of anything, out of which only one is love.

It could be guilt, from a fling that they've had that I don't know about. It could be insecurity, at where their life is heading. Or it could just be a statement, with no real meaning behind it. Or it could be one, meant sincerely.

The fact that I have to second guess it, and the fact that I can't take it at face value, woul…