Who's that girl,
where did she come from? From a spunky Deepika, who flaunts her tattoo
from a previous relationship, to the high-volume Dolly Bindra, the song
from Grease 2 may just be the anthem of our times, with women making
news for all the right and wrong reasons.
appeared without her underwear for an event. After being
snapped by the paparazzi, she tweeted that she simply forgot. She
invited people to join in the fun as she tweeted jokes, such as, "How
many Yaana Guptas does it take to change one bulb? Who cares! Who is
holding the stool?"
also impressed people with her devil-may-care attitude as
she dumped boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor, gossiped about him on national
television and yet maintained they shared a "cordial relationship". All
this, as she sported new arm candy and went hammer and tongs at the
boxoffice! Her forthright colleague Sonam Kapoor too speaks her mind
without a pause, whether it's against her pal Ranbir or anyone else who
Corporate lobbyist Niira Radia shook up the
corridors of power even as she counted Ratan Tata, Mukesh
and mediapers on Barkha Dutt as her 4am friends... even as
one wonders at her ethics, one can't admire her gumption! These women
flaunt a care-a-damn attitude and pack quite a punch — as actor Samir
Soni found out when his Bigg
Boss housemate Dolly
Bindra got physical during an argument. And according to
psychiatrist Anjali Chhabria, it's something schoolgirls have been doing
for a while now. She says, "Boys from kindergarten to Class 8 complain
that girls scratch and push them and they can't retaliate!"
They also use their talent for multi-tasking to switch between their
various personality traits, depending on the situation. They know when
it pays to be coy and when to turn on the charm. Watch Seema Parihar as
she lends a shoulder to co-contestant Manoj Tewari as he rants against
those who nominated him for eviction from the show. However, he has no
idea that it's the former dacoit who was behind it. And she's not one to
Adds Anjali, "I see women who simper before their
in-laws and transform into hard-nosed professionals at work."
Says author and corporate guru Pavan Choudary, "A woman is more evolved
physically and mentally. They go mad half as often as men. Women commit
suicide half as often as men — they do often take overdoses of sleeping
pills but how many women have you heard of who took these in quantities
which proved fatal!" These characteristics are not new, believes
Jaishree Misra, author of Secrets & Sins, "We've supposedly had
pushy and manipulative women around since Eve in the Garden of Eden. Not
forgetting Delilah. And, closer to home, Kaikeyi. However, I worry that
we rush to judge women in such matters far more ruthlessly than we do
men. Aggression is, curiously, considered laudable in a man's world —
particularly in the corporate world — a n d I'm certainly not in favour
of such glaring double-standards." Filmmaker and columnist Pritish Nandy
finds the new aggressive woman an interesting and intriguing person.
"The aggressiveness must be tempered by charm, beauty and intelligence.
Pure aggression is a total put off. Dolly Bindra is brash and unbearable
even though she is fun to watch and can drive up viewership for a show.
I have serious issues about Niira Radia's ethics, though she is
undoubtedly doing a great job for those who have hired her."
adds, "Deepika is an entirely different kind of assertive woman. She is
charming, clever, unabashed. That's what makes her a star irrespective
of how her films fare. As for Yana, now that was a brave act and I loved
the way she faced media queries on her missing panties! Attagirl." How
should a man deal with this new woman? Respect her opinion and treat her
as an equal, for starters. Adds Anjali, "However tough the exterior,
scratch the surface and you'll find an emotional person ready to do
anything for love and loved ones.' Whether it's a housewife who
was married off at 16 and becomes the first 'crorepati' of the current
season on Kaun Banega Crorepati or a Veena Mallik flirting unabashedly
with two men at the same time, the new confidence is hard to miss. Adds
psychiatrist Varsha Patkar, "It's a more aware woman. She has certain
expectations from herself and knows how to fulfil these. However, she is
extremely attention-seeking, and that can turn negative."
Well, it's alright to go get them, girls... but go easy!
bad girls in news! - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/The-bad-girls-in-news/articleshow/7087129.cms#ixzz19AvuRCMj