comes of age
|In this age of
makeovers, the age-old
institution of marriage, too, is donning new avatars. The ‘new’
generation is learning from the mistakes of the ‘old’, and
pushing the frontiers, defining a new code,
else, the institution of marriage, too, has evolved over the
years, with a social contract turning into mutuality. If
socio-economic flux is putting strain on its dynamics, so are
heightened expectations, especially, when both the partners have
stressful jobs and timelines to meet. What makes this challenge
all the more daunting is the dipping tolerance levels and even
lower thresholds of patience.
marriages are based on partnership"
Dr Vijay Nagaswami
qualified as a psychiatrist from the Madras Medical College in
1984. He has had wide experience in schizophrenia research,
corporate therapy, individual psychotherapy and couples therapy.
He has written four books, Courtship and Marriage: a guide
for Indian couples, The Splintered Mind: Understanding
Schizophrenia, The 24x7 Marriage, The Fifty-50 Marriage:
Return to Intimacy.
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From boring white
to bright gold, Oscar envelopes have got a
makeover, writes Yoshita Singh
envelopes and announcement cards that contain names of winners
of the most coveted honour in movie industry are getting a
facelift. Breaking away from
a 70-year routine, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences will this year use a glamourous gold envelope at the
83rd Academy Awards instead of the plain, white paper envelope,
the kind available at any office supply store.