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Pooja Bedi

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Why women are supporting #Mentoo

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Pooja Bedi It’s public knowledge now that one of my closest friends Karan Oberoi met a girl on Tinder end of 2016 and she filed a rape case against him in May 2019 claiming he had raped her sometime in January 2017 (she doesn’t remember the date and the FIR do... More »

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Go ahead, compliment her

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Pooja Bedi I love this joke! A middle aged lady is staring at herself in the mirror in utter dismay and says to her husband, “Darling, my face has got wrinkles, my moles are growing hair, my breasts are sagging, my butt is out of shape and my thighs have cellu... More »

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Thanks for [email protected]

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Pooja Bedi It’s said a woman can be a woman’s best friend or her worst enemy. The two key emotions separating these two are empathy and insecurity. When we examine our friendships we see the reasons we… via TOI Blog More »

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Divide and divorce

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Pooja Bedi There are so many permutation and combinations to a divorce, but the two most important choices to be made are to either end it gracefully or fight to the finish. Naturally divorce is the death of a dream and transpires because there’s incompatibili... More »

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Can men ever understand PMS

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Pooja Bedi I wrote a piece last week on the stigma and taboos associated with menstruation and how we need to do change mindsets. However, I got so many men asking me why I didn’t also talk about the crazy effect of PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) and how women t... More »

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Women bleed, period

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Pooja Bedi Women’s day, mother’s day, daughter’s day…. so many reasons to celebrate women and yet when a woman gets her period she is considered “impure” and disallowed from the kitchen and temples. Menstruation is the first sign of fertility. It is the turnin... More »

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Mind your manners

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Pooja Bedi “Good manners have become so rare that some people mistake it for flirtation”. There’s humour as well as dismay in that precious quote. I often observe people making fun of those who are well mannered. Be it that they open a door for a lady or offer... More »

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Making up after breaking up

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Pooja Bedi Breakups are super painful. We fill ourselves with hate for that person, and all the fun and loving memories associated with the person become painful thorns that constantly cause our tears to flow. Most of… via TOI Blog More »

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Moving forward positively

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Pooja Bedi I read a lovely quote that I resonated with instantly. “My life has been falling apart but falling together at the same time. Every person that has walked away has been replaced by someone better. Every situation that hasn’t worked out has led me to... More »

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Add colour to your life’s pallete

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Pooja Bedi It was Holi a few days ago and people came out in droves to throw colour, drink, dance and make merry. There’s a strange and beautiful quality to colour throwing. It’s symbolic of celebration, affection, decoration and it makes people smile from wit... More »

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Is there a spouse or stranger in your empty nest

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Pooja Bedi My son Omar is now studying in USA and my daughter Alaia has begun her journey in the film industry. All the moms on all the school and tuition groups are now tuning into life with an “empty nest” syndrome. There are so many who reach out to me feel... More »

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Why is my parent in my bedroom

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Pooja Bedi I know of so many men and women in their late 30’s and mid 40’s who are refusing to get married because the pressure from their families regarding choice of spouse frightens them. Traditional families rigidly hold on to religion, caste and income st... More »