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There have been millions of articles doled out on the mystery of the desires of the fairer sex. There are even books written on how to understand a woman’s thoughts and interpret her actions. But has anyone come any closer to the truth? I don’t think so. And do you want to know why? Well, I am about to reveal the secret today….

Because……..Wait for it……!

Women themselves don’t know what they want. Period.

Someone said that its easy to predict how a mass would react to a certain situation but extremely difficult to predict what a single person would do. (Please do drop a comment if you remember who it was and what were his exact words.) But that seems impossible even in a mass for women. We know that generally men love to talk about women, they love to watch sports, they love to laze around, etc. These are established facts in most men. However, there aren’t any such established patterns for women.

I will now try to put up some general behaviour/thoughts for women. These, however, might not be portrayed outside but yet be their innermost feelings. Oh! you question my authority over the subject? Well, will the qualification of being a woman work ? Okay! So I proceed….

1) Women love to look good and dress good. No! scratch that! They want to be the most beautiful one, who turns heads everywhere and for whom there is no competition. No matter how fat or ugly they are, they still strive hard to look good and desirable.

2) Women want all men to fall in love with them and desire them. Note the word ‘love’, not raw lust and all. Pure devotion. Okay, I concede a bit! Maybe a little passion but nothing crude or rude.

3) Women want their men to express love all the time. Note ‘their men’. They don’t want guys they have already rejected to beg for love again and again. If you are a guy, and you have been rejected, remember, she doesn’t want you to pester her. But, she doesn’t want you to move on too! Selfish creatures, are women! She wants her admirers around. If any woman disagrees to this point, she is just trying to be a saint. I hope I did not stir up a hornet’s nest now!

4) Women want to be showered with gifts. Now before you go and put a greedy tag on women, read on a bit. Of course there are greedy people everywhere. It has got nothing to do with gender. However, when I say gifts, I mean sweet, token gifts, like a rose stalk, or a teddy on a key chain, or a heart-shaped balloon. They don’t cost much and also show affection and care on the guy’s part.

5) PDA is a debatable subject. Some like it, some don’t. But most women would like their men to be protective and grab their hand while crossing a road, or act tough when someone tries to eve-tease them, and things like that. No matter how independent a woman is, she loves to be treated like a princess by her man.

6) Almost everyone knows that women don’t like their men to ogle at other women. But what men didn’t know is women do the same, but for different reasons. They stare at other women mostly with envious eyes or sometimes with appreciative eyes. A women wants to know she is better than whoever her guy is ogling at. What a man needs to do is take his girl into confidence, discuss with her about the visual target’s assets and subtly criticise. That way the man gets to ogle too and not be beaten up about it.

7) Women like to discuss about men too. And mostly they do. But women don’t bond over talking about men like men do over women. A woman has to portray her lady like character first. Women bond over talking about other women, food, movies etc. Only once the bond is forged, and there is no fear of criticism, do women talk freely about all the men in their lives or around.

8) Women want to behave as crass as men. But the centuries of grilling of customs and traditions and how a woman is expected to behave, stops her from behaving the way she wants to.

I could have written more but I am feeling kinda sleepy now. So maybe I will put up some more points later. Let me conclude this post as of now by asking the question. What do women really want? I already answered that before, didn’t I? But if I had to hazard a guess (including my own wish), it would be that women wish to have the most of both the worlds – the freedom and utter recklessness and carelessness of a man and the love and attention recieved by a woman! I know it’s too much to ask, but hey, we didn’t stop guys from wishing to be treated like girls, did we?

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Watched the movie Django Unchained in the Golden Village Cinemas in Singapore on Sunday. Absolutely loved it. Here’s my review of the movie.

** Spoiler alert – This review will tell you the whole story, so if you are the type to wait for surprises in a movie, don’t read it. But also, it is not a suspense thriller or anything, just a simple movie, so why bother? Just go ahead and read!**

Director and writer: Quentin Tarantino

Cast :

Synopsis:

The movie is set in West America, two years before the civil war. Django is among several other male slaves being transported to another town to be sold. Dr. King Schultz, a german bounty hunter, seeks him out due to his past associations, to identify three murderous Brittle brothers. He buys Django from the captors (with some spilling of blood) and informs him that he will be freed after the capture/killing of the Brittle brothers. Django tells Schultz that he has a wife, Broomhilda, who was sold in the slave trade and he wants to get her back. Schultz proposes partnership in bounty hunting until they located Broomhilda. Their search for her lands them into Candieland cotton farm, owned by Calvin J. Candie. They pretend to have come to buy slave fighters. But Candie’s conniving house slave, Stephen, sees through their act and deduces their plan to buy Hilda and informs Candie about it. Thereafter all hell breaks loose. Schultz and Candie are killed and Django is enslaved again and sent to be sold. He fools his captors on the way, comes back to Candieland, kills all and leaves with his wife, a free woman.

Review:

Django Unchained is a complete movie. It has everything – romance, comedy, drama, emotions, action, blood and gore, and a man’s fight for his love (that’s what we love after all). And Tarantino also manages to combine all this under theme of the social malaise of racial discrimination of those times. It is a superbly executed movie, but of course nothing less is expected of Tarantino. He definitely deserves the Oscar for best original screenplay for this movie. Jamie Foxx is wonderful as a black slave who ultimately becomes the hero for many other slaves. It is his movie (I heard Will Smith let go of this movie because the role wasn’t big enough. Well, we can only say, ‘Your loss is Foxx’s gain’. And of course, he should learn something from DiCaprio). Christoph Waltz, as the old bounty hunter, is strong yet emotional and funny. I shed a few tears when the good-hearted, old bounty hunter dies. Of course he got an Oscar for this role. Leonardo DiCaprio has a limited role, but he shone through as expected. Samuel Jackson’s portrayal of the old, vindictive, racist, house slave Stephen is so good that I felt a shiver of joy each time Django put a bullet in him. Kerry Washington is good as the pretty slave wife but she didn’t have much to act except stand there looking pretty. All in all, a very satisfying movie and very much worth the money.