Vasudha Sahgal is a freelance journalist, who has written for various newspapers and blogs. She has a degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham and a diploma in Applied Journalism and Media Communication. Apart from writing, she works in the family business, where she is involved in the managerial tasks of a ‘mechanical engineering’ company. She has had a stint in advertising as a trainee copywriter with Ogilvy and Mather, New Delhi.
She describes herself as a curious soul with an insatiable appetite for knowledge. She divides her time between New Delhi and Chandigarh.
You will find her on twitter as vasudha1
I am going to just put it out there--I despise WhatsApp chat groups. I get the point--it's a way to share messages to a community of family or yoga friends or maybe even a pet lovers' circle. But I find it all too consuming. I already have three family groups, namely "Awesome Family", "Our Family" and "Cool Family." Sometimes, I forget which group has which family members.
The recent announcement of Gurgaon's name change to Gurugram was met with a mixture of outrage and mirth. But really, is a renaming that big a deal? In this case, I actually think the renaming could be the start to something positive.
I decided very early on that I did not want to be a "Bridezilla", the kind of person who weeps into her rajma-chawal if the table cloths are ivory instead of snow white. I haven't asked my parents their opinion, but I think I held it together as best I could. So let me just jump straight to the point of this post. This is a bit of advice for the to-be brides who are going to find themselves in the same boat that I just got off.
Somewhere through the book you forget Mrs Funnybones (Twinkle Khanna) is a celebrity. She becomes so relatable that she could be anyone. She imparts certain life lessons and beliefs, although subtly and without being preachy. Not one to be diplomatic, she tells you exactly what she feels about the paparazzi clicking you unawares (when you aren't looking your best), Bollywood parties and even what she feels about her own name (which unfortunately rhymes with wrinkle). This isn't a spill-the-beans-on-Bollywood kind of book though, if you are looking for that.
Last week, my social media saw a deluge of opinions on the Salman verdict. An article on <em>Firstpost</em> was titled "But Bhai is a good guy: Support for Salman Khan a win for his PR but media's failure". The writer of the piece seems to be baffled by the fondness demonstrated for Khan by his loved ones, fans and Bollywood in general. She also criticises the media for carrying stories about his philanthropic work. I want to ask the writer of this piece (I'll call her "Ms. Writer"), a few things.