Author: Nikita Goel

Celebrity Marriages are ending: Is the Media Evil?

Why are we becoming a society of stalkers? Why is the media feeding us personal stories of celebrities? It is a question we all need to ask ourselves. We are all guilty of relishing in the negative news about celebrities. Nikita takes a hard look at the media, rather a section of it that aggravates […]

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Gori Bahu: An Indian Obsession for Fair-skinned Brides

Fair skinned brides are an archetype of the Indian society. Everyone wants a Gori Bahu (fair daughter-in-law). From trophy wives to the beauty industry, fairness creams and soaps dominate with a large market share. Nikita analyses why this obsession with light coloured skin in our country, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. India […]

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Being a Single Mother is very Romantic, not Easy: Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 1994

Bold and beautiful, Sushmita Sen, is a woman of grit and determination. She went against the established social norms and decided to be a single mother. There were challenges and long court battles. She, with her spunk, emerged victorious, to be a pioneer of women’s rights. Nikita profiles the model-actor, in the weekly column, exclusively […]

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Women in Bollywood: A Journey from Sati Savitri to Mary Kom

Films are an integral part of Indian societies. They have constantly shaped the beliefs and mindsets of Indian people for over a hundred years now. A few decades ago, women were limited to sari-clad damsels, who were perfect homemakers and exceptional mothers. However, the women’s role in Bollywood movies has drastically transformed in the last […]

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How to Build Tolerance towards Behaviour of Other People?

If some people do not treat others properly, they need love and help. We do not know anything about their pasts, their burdens and baggage. Nikita tells us how to be more tolerant towards people who are judgmental, rude or unkind towards us, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “If we could look […]

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Are Marriage Jokes all about Wife-Bashing?

Is marriage a bad joke in the patriarchal society? Nikita wonders why all marriage related jokes are about wife-bashing and why is it so deeply sexist. Here’s the narrative on this subject, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. We often come across the messages where wives are insulted and ridiculed in the name […]

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What Women should Stop Wearing after 30: Does Expectations and Judgments of Others Matter?

How long should women continue to live under the weight of the expectations and judgments of others? Is it necessary to behave in the manner the society expects women to behave in? It is high time women stop being straight jacketed. Here’s what Nikita has to say, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. […]

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Why Married Men and Women have Extramarital Affairs?

Nikita looks into the many reasons why married men and women stray. What compels them into extramarital relationships? Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Why do married men and women engage in extramarital affairs despite having wonderful spouses and perfect companionship? Is love, not enough in a marriage? Helen Fisher, a […]

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Women Subjugation and the Role of World Religions in its Continuance

There have been researches done on all religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Protestant and Catholic Christianity, Islam, and native indigenous religions – they preach the same beliefs on a base level. There is a reward for good deed and punishment for a bad deed. They teach us how to be compassionate and forgiving towards all […]

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Are Relationships Affected Adversely when Children Move Abroad?

Mostly, couples who settle abroad are hanging between two worlds. They are too foreign for their homeland and too foreign for the adapted country. Children living abroad suffer from identity crisis at some point. Raising children away from their cousins, grandparents, uncles, and aunts is a daunting task for parents. When you live in a country where you […]

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