Janet Jackson’s Age Is No Barrier, When It Comes To Her Pregnancy


Janet Jackson is pregnant at the age of fifty. Yes, she is expecting her baby with businessman Wissam Al Mana and she has officially confirmed it. “We thank God for our blessing,” she told the People magazine.

Breaking stereotypes

For long Janet Jackson has been associated with the American pop music culture and is known as a liberated woman. Her successful career in the music industry and her unconventional songs that often broke stereotypes is a living proof of her liberated persona. By becoming pregnant at the age of fifty, she yet again breaks stereotypes. She has substantiated that age is not a deterrent when it comes to bearing a child.

Clearly she’s not the only one who has not allowed her biological clock to become a hindrance in her beautiful journey of pregnancy. There are several other female celebrities who have chosen motherhood in the later phase of their lives. Singer Gwen Stefani, Hollywood actor Halle Berry, Hollywood actor Salma Hayek and our very own choreographer Farha Khan to name a few.

Age is not a hindrance

Pregnancies in older women have always been a subject of hot controversy in our country and a matter of fact, all over the world due to the high health risks involved. Having said that ‘these pregnancies’ are becoming more and more common due to medical advancement. Women are believing and trusting in the recent advances in assisted reproductive technology.  Having faith in medical science, women are ultimately fulfilling their desire of having a child irrespective of their age.

Women who decide to have kids at a later stage are often mocked, perceived as being selfish and looked down upon for risking the life of the child. They are stigmatized too.

Criticizing seated from the highest pedestal, is the easiest thing to do to a  woman who has made a conscious decision to bear a child at a later stage, however we may never know the clear reasons behind her decision. May be she couldn’t bear a child earlier because she had to take care of her family or may be she had financial constraints to raise a family. There could be several reasons. Does this take away her right to bear kids is still debatable.

If she has chosen the road to motherhood with adequate medical help and under the guidance and supervision of a Doctor, her decision needs to be respected and supported so that she could bring forth a healthy child into this world.

Moreover if you have a natural instinct of nurturing a child, you will definitely raise your child healthy with the right values, irrespective of your age. Age is not a criteria to decide your parenting capabilities but your health which includes physical and mental is a crucial and a deciding factor during pregnancy.

Janet Jackson stands as a role model for all those women who have given up their dream to bear a child because they do not fall under the society’s ‘child bearing age bracket’. Taking a cue from Janet’s own life, several women might choose to achieve this milestone.

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Seven Questions That Indian Men Ask About Women On Social Media

Here’s a list of some compelling questions that men are eager to know about women. Read them here. 

By nature, we are a curious lot who love to discover more about the opposite sex. Curiosity takes over, and we turn to the easiest and most accessible platform- the internet, which seems to have all the answers to our most weird questions.

Recently while surfing through various social media platforms, I discovered a few bizarre questions that men have about women. Some interesting and some truly funny.

So, let’s dig into some of the questions and I hope you will enjoy reading them.

What do women carry in their handbags?

This is a common question that I’ve come across several sites. For the men who are curious to know- most women carry their keys, cellphone, wallet, sunglasses, a comb, a pen, important papers and not forgetting their make-up kit. They may carry several other things too, but the ones I’ve mentioned are common.

Why do women dress provocatively and complain that people harass them?

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Personally, I’ve been subjected to this question several times too. Yes, we dress because we want to celebrate our form, to look better and to feel good about ourselves. We dress for ourselves and to impress others too. There is no harm in that. But that does not give anyone the license to harass us. Do men seriously have to worry when they step out of their homes, dressed to the T?

Why on earth do women take so much of time to dress ?


Because women love to look good. Looking good makes us feel good and confident. But not all women take too much time to dress. Not all women are the same, after all. If we have to leave home for an urgent work, we might as well just slip into a pair of jeans and a T shirt, comb our hair, just to look presentable and zoom out of our homes. And yes, without any make up.

Note: This post was first published in Women’s Web

All You Needed to Know About Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)


GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, one of the most competitive exams in India is conducted once a year, especially in the month of February, for admission into post graduate courses across institutes in India. The exam is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Sciences and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the national coordination board- GATE, department of higher education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD).

Over the years, GATE has gained recognition as a tough exam, that is cleared by only the brightest and brilliant students of India. Only 15% of the appearing students qualify.The duration of the exam is three hours and it tests the engineering basics of the students. The exam is conducted online via a computer based test and the student needs to obtain high percentile to get admission in post graduate programs in Indian institute of technology and Indian institute of Science. The GATE exam was first held in 1984.

The GATE scores is used to attain admission in post graduate courses in institutes with financial aid provided by the government.The scores in this exam is also used for various job openings by public sector undertakings.The exam has gained recognition internationally as well.

Various Disciplines

GATE is conducted in 23 disciplines like aerospace engineering, agricultural engineering, architecture and planning, biotechnology, civil engineering, Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Mining engineering and so on.

In the test, each subject contains ten questions that tests the general aptitude (language and analytical skills) and the core subject.

Why choose GATE?

Numerous reputed private companies prefer students who have passed GATE and they are directly interviewed. GATE qualified students are also directly interviewed for GET and GMT jobs by Government sectors like NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BPCL, HPCL, GAIL, MECOM, CONCOR, MECL, NALCO, and DDA. GATE students gain a wonderful opportunity to study abroad and enrich themselves with the new culture and environment, as various universities around the world welcome them for their post graduate fellowship courses.

 GATE Results

GATE Results are usually announced one month after the examinations are over. The date announced for the declaration of the result is March 27, 2017 at 06:00 p.m.

The application for GATE 2017, has already been opened from 1 September 2017.The last date for the GATE registration process is October 4, 2016.

However, before registering for the exam, one needs to assess their own eligibility criteria. The basic eligibility criteria is

  1. Passed a Bachelor’s degree (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after diploma) in any stream. You are also eligible if you are in the final year.
  2. Passed a master’s degree in any branch like Mathematics,Science,Statistics and computer applications or equivalent degree.(Pre final year students are not eligible to write the exam)

Students can also visit educational portal- Collegedunia and equip themselves with the various aspects of the examination, as they provide information on entrance exams like GATE, CAT, MAT and GMAT. They provide the right tools to plan and prepare for this reputed exam.

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First Lady Michelle Obama And Oprah Winfrey Speak On Self Value, Work And Growth

This interesting video presents a heart warming, valuable conversation between Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Watch the Women Rock video!

In this video, Oprah Winfrey begins a lovely conversation on self value and self worth. One of the most powerful messages that Michelle Obama, the first lady of United States of America sends out to the audience is that, it’s essential to discover ourselves and know who we exactly are. That’s the only way to handle the negativity that is present outside us.

Before attaining her public service position in America, she learned to have a clear idea of who she was. Part of the credit goes to her loving and focused parents, that helped her to have a clear sense of who she was. This made it easy to grow and handle a powerful position like the first lady of America.

She wanted her daughters to be normal and whole in the midst of all the confusion, when she became the first lady of America. It’s evident from her many talks that Michelle is a doting mother to her two daughters and was concerned about the welfare of her children when she attained this position. Whether at work or with her family, valuing oneself has been a priority for her.

In her working  phase, she always wanted to be paid well, because she could perform and deliver. “I didn’t want to sell myself short,” she said. She didn’t want to be taken advantage of as she knew her value. You may agree or disagree, but she recommends not taking up part time jobs as you end up working harder and being paid less. You ultimately end up working more and not being paid for those extra hours, she says. So, there was no compromise when it came to being paid well.

Continue reading here ->  First lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey Speak On Self Value,Work and Growth.

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