I am 19 and my girlfriend constantly faces eve-teasers at many places. I can’t be with her all the time to handle these idiots. How can I explain things to her and keep her calm? There’s a lot of stress in our relationship due to this. Please help. —Being Cyrus I think you should involve college authorities or even the police. Remember although we need to be cautious about both eve-teasers and iguanas, the iguana is nicer. Meanwhile, I must tell you I find the Indian male ego to be very fragile. It’s like glass actually. If she returns the compliment in a rude and uncouth manner like they do, they won’t be able to swallow what they dish out themselves. How do I know this? Because I’m er..one of them. This also explains one fundamental difference between animals and us. Animals don’t eve tease.I’m 17 and have been in a relationship with a girl for a year now. However, she never makes any effort to sustain the relationship. Lately, I have just been feeling empty from inside, and hoping that I’ll get some love in return. What do I do?—Confused Yes Mr Confused, I get the exact feeling every time I eat a thali. Thalis just aren’t what they used to be. Sometimes I get so depressed that I think of giving up eating altogether. In your case the emptiness is caused not by the lack of her love, but the lack of love in general. You need to look elsewhere; this relationship has run its course. Don’t despair, you’ll find love. What about me? Love is everywhere but where the hell will I find a good thali?
I’m 19 and last year a guy asked me out. He’s 10 years older and we decided to get married after five years because he was doing his MBA. In reality he is just a B.Com graduate. I learnt this from one of his cousins. So I cleared the air and told him there was no hurry to get married. Was my reaction appropriate? —Daisy Daisy, Hitler once said, “A lie is a horrible thing. Let’s all be horrible together.” But in your case, the very foundation of your relationship has been built on a lie. Only you can tell how devious or innocent that lie is. But yes, let’s not rush into marriage, although truth be told, a B.Com has a much more secure future than a MBA nowadays.