Modern Dating: Five BASIC Differences between Dating In 1990s & 2016

Written by Sritama Gupta on May 28, 2016

We, the people who were born in the late 90s were privileged of experiencing the taste of both the 90s & the 21st century. In this fast growing era we have seen many changes & one of the biggest changes is in the methods of expressing our love for one another & dating techniques. So here is my new blog giving you all a small insane tour on the insane differences in the dating techniques now & then.

1. PIGEONS VS SERVICE PROVIDERS

Who has forgotten the song “Kabutar ja ja ja……”???? Yes the sign of love; the pigeons were one of the safest (yet a bit slow) way to send your beau, your love for him/her by attaching your letter on the legs of the trained & smart pigeons. And THE anxious wait…..for the reply!!!……. But the service providers like our dear Vodafone, Airtel, Aircel has made the job easier & faster &  has made these poor pigeons jobless in the business of love nowadays. They are fast & you don’t have to wait long for one text from your loved one!

2.  ONLINE DATING VS DUR KI RISHTEDAR / PADOSI KI ‘SOMEONE’/ DOST KI ‘SOMEONE’

From dating someone of your someone’s someone(like your neighbor’s someone , friends/ relative’s someone) now you can date anyone’s anyone thanks to new technologies. Social media which has brought almost every person round the world close to one another. Well, reliability is still a question!!!

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3. TEXTING VS ‘BLOOD-INKED’ LOVE LETTERS

“Shanta…..Mai tumse beintehaa mohabbat karta hu…..maine apne khoon se ye zikkar kia hai”. Oh! This melodrama was like a magic mantra for majority of guys when it came to impress a girl & ask her out for a date; writing a love letter soaked in blood or inking the names of their loved one on their hands & blood oozing out of it!! Just to make his loved one realize the ‘intensity’ of his love!! Ya in today’s generation people will call it “Gross”! Letter writing has become almost obsolete & in this era of e-mails, WhatsApp, Facebook & other social media sites, Who will waste their time in cutting themselves apart for blood & write a letter?? (Yet a point to be noticed is that that there are still some people who has maintained this tradition ).

4. LANDLINE VS MOBILE PHONES

“Suno nah…tumhara ‘ghar’ ka number mil sakta hai??”….”Nahi papa/mummy utha lenge!!!”…… Yes…this was one problem guys faced back in the 90’s, getting the number of the girl. But thanks to mobile phones, exchanging the numbers on hands, tissue papers and social media sites; it’s a common issue nowadays. You don’t have to fear (well not always, now if its your bad day then…..) much about the problem faced earlier.

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5. KISSING!!!!

Back in the 90’s ‘kissing’ was like a “secret ritual” that is not & I repeat “NOT” to be performed in the public. And while dating if you kiss and that too in public; you had a big chance of fights & loosing your girl!! Back then, if a guy kissed a girl, he would react & proclaim himself as a ’MACHO’ & the poor girl would react as if she had lost her virginity. But, ah well nowadays go near a lake side or a bushy side of a park, you can see a lot more than kissing……!!

Well you simply can’t really stop comparing these dating techniques. There are 100s & 1000s of them, but these are some which came into my mind.

Please comment below & enlighten me with those techniques which I have missed out!!! 

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Top 5 Women Entrepreneurs who changed the game

Written by Sritama Gupta on April 4, 2016

Majority of the people think that a woman is weak to manage a group of men. They can only manage house-hold stuffs & small things. But there have been instances, where women around the world  have mesmerized the world with their sense of leadership & proved the fact that they are not only capable of taking big challenges as entrepreneurs but also possess the ability to run a company successfully. So here I present to you 5 top entrepreneurs who besides being a woman have made the world to think twice before commenting on a women.

Indra Nooyi

A Tamil by birth & the current CEO & chairperson of the giant tycoon & second largest food & beverage business in the world, PepsiCo, Indra Krisnamurthy Nooyi, consistently ranked amongst the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She was ranked 13 in the Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She is armed with the Master degree in Public Management from the prestigious Yale University & Marketing from IIM Kolkata. Prior to being the CEO of Pepsico, she held several senior positions at Motorola & Asea Brown Boveri. She is a big inspiration for all the women & especially Indian women who dream for entrepreneurship.

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Elizabeth Holmes

Founder of the blood testing company THERANOS, Elizabeth Holmes, at the young age of 32, is a well known figure in the world of entrepreneurship  It is because of her contribution in the field of business & non-profit entrepreneurial life that USA’s women owned business jumped to a percentage of 68% in the year 1997-2014. It is her childhood lifestyle which motivated her to pursue the life of entrepreneurship in the field of medical aid which has led her & company to a height of being a company with an estimated market value of net 4.5 billion USD (2015).

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Also read: I’m a “Vanilla” Person!! Aiming to be an Entrepreneur

Laurene Powell

Currently the holder of 44th position of the FORBES Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur, Laurene is the CEO & founder of the well known Emerson Collectives, which advocates policies concerning education & immigration reforms, social justice & environmental conservation. Her company now accounts to have a net worth of USD 16.7 billion (February 2016). She holds a degree of B.A in political science from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Arts Sciences, in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. She received her M.B.A degree in 1991 from Graduate School of Business. Besides being a mother of 4, & wife to one of the most well known figure in the world of computers, Steve Jobs, she is also the founder of Terravera, a natural food company & has been in many senior posts in many well known companies.

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

India’s first biotech entrepreneur & currently at 85th position in the FORBES Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur, she is the CEO of Biocon in the year of 1978. Now her company has set a goal to increase their revenue to $1 billion. She is also the current chairperson of IIM Bangalore. She was awarded the Othmer Gold medal for outstanding contributions in the progress of science & chemistry. After attending Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, she studied biology & zoology, graduating from Bangalore University with a B.Sc in Zoology in 1973. It is because of her father’s pursuance that she also attained a Degree Master Brewer in 1975. After a brief period as trainee manager at Biocon Biochemicals ltd, Ireland, she returned to India to start Biocon in India. With her sheer determination & hard work her company reached to a great height of success.

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Read More: Let the World Know Why You are Special

Shakira

Last but not the least this Colombian beauty, who is at the 81st position in the FORBES Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur, is a mother & heart throb of millions round the world due to her beauty & looks. She has a current worth of $220 million (2015). She was initially a belly dancer but rose to prominence with her major Latin-American album Pies Descalzos. Slowly she gave one hit after another like Whenever Wherever (2002), Hips don’t lie & She wolf (2009) & many more, She got a world acclaim for the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP song Waka Waka (This time for Africa) which became the biggest selling World cup song of all time. She has won many awards like MTV Video music Awards, has 8 Latin Grammy under her belt, 7 Billboard Music Awards & lots more. Her song continues to be sensuous capturing the hearts of millions even today.

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So did I miss some distinct women in this list? Do leave your valuable comments down here.

 

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Women’s Day Special: 5 Everyday Struggles only a Bengali Girl can relate to

Written by Sritama Gupta on March 8, 2016

Dusky, bold big eyes, lusty black hair. Oh yes, the “not-to-be-missed” features of bong girl; but there are some serious everyday problems that only these bong beauties can relate to!

1.Your lovely “DUSKY” skin: 

Yes, our dusky skin! The sun has been too cruel to a bong girl when it comes to skin color. No matter how much we try, no matter how many beauty treatments we undergo every day, our skin seems to be too stubborn!

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2.Getting out with your friends at night & your parents come to know! 

No bong girl can deny this fact that they dint receive a good “trashing” from her parents whenever she tried to have fun with her buddies at night (trust me, I am a bong as well I can relate your pain). Your scolding terms comprises of:

  • “ASSOVYOTAMOR SEEMA ACHE”
  • “RATE BAIRE ‘OROM’ ME RA BEROYE!! TUMI OROM HOTE CHAO”
  • AND last but not the least. “AJ KAL NIJER DECISION NIJE E NAO, JIGYASA KENO KORCHO, KICHU HOLE BOLTE ESO NA”

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    3. Your parents come to know you have a bf:

    “TUMI CHELE DER SATHE GHURE BEROCHHO?? ASSOVYO ME.” This is followed by a round table conference comprising of every one of your family & sometimes those relatives whom you didn’t see in your life time.


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    4. Educational qualification:

    “TOMAR Meye B.A PASS??  Amar Meye M.Tech PASS”……uff parents love to brag about this fact how much educated their daughter is & this is how we choose our qualifications at times, to increase our social status!

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    5. ARRANGE MARRIAGE PROPOSALS

    And last but not the least (For all those marriageable bong beauties out there) You can escape an electric shock even after standing on a bare wire but not a series of arrange marriage proposals brought in by your parents & “Kind relatives”.You come back home to find an unknown guy with his family sitting, talking about marrying you! You are forced to show decency even after you wanna place a B.P.L (BUMP PE LAATH) on his ass! But our family just wants us to be settled asap & have “tena-ponas”, oh how “not sweet”!!

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These are only a few problems that bong girls can relate as far I can remember. Did I miss something? Tell me by commenting below.

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