But I’m grateful to my parents for warning me that I was likely to experience as much disappointment as delight, for cautioning me against impatience, for suggesting there were other things I might do – table tennis was one of them – and for not letting the girlfriends I didn’t have sleep with me in the spare room we didn’t have either.
We do those we are charged with bringing up no service by pretending to be no older or wiser than they are.
Ltd (the company behind Ola), Flipkart Ltd, Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd (the company behind Snapdeal), and Inc face the same problem in India – building a business model around rational pricing.
E-commerce marketplaces Flipkart, Amazon, and Snapdeal grew their businesses rapidly on the back of huge discounts by sellers on their platforms they effectively underwrote.
I detect demurrals from the Health & Efficiency brigade. But whoever thinks sex is natural and therefore to be unambiguously encouraged has never seen it, never done it, never thought about it, and never seriously weighed its consequences.
I’m not proposing that we din Shakespeare’s testy description of lust in action as an “expense of spirit in a waste of shame” into our children the moment the subject’s raised.
Ola and Uber drivers during a protest at Jantar Mantar, February 14.
I am a believer in making unrealistic demands of the young. I recall envying schoolfriends whose parents let them sleep with their girlfriends in the spare room – though not as much as I envied them for having girlfriends in the first place – but later noted that these were the boys who went to ruin soonest. You want them to be forbidding Noboddadies, silent and invisible, fathers and mothers of jealousy and inhibition, whose commandments you will of course break, but in the breaking of which you come to understand the first pleasure of sex which isn’t penetration but disobedience.Travel trends are changing and evolving by the day.I mean, in a world that has never been so connected, it is inevitable that travelling is bound to get easier and cheaper over time.They’re hard to miss -- the couples who aren’t just happy together, but who seem truly meant for each other.And when you start to ask around about soulmates, not quite sure if you believe it yourself, you’ll find lots of people ready to tell you their story. I’ve known since the moment I laid eyes on him.” And you will believe it.