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  1. Fergie at | | Reply

    Just don’t get this look. Must have been having a real bad hair day to sport that ridiculous hair band.

  2. Avani at | | Reply

    She looks like those aunties who are seen in “beauty parlors” to get their facial done. Lol.

    1. Katy at | | Reply

      Here we go with the Aunty comments again! I believe a number of salons use the headband on women of all ages and sizes. Is your derision directed at Aunties, salons or both? I have yet to read a positive comment about Aunties – presumably they were young, attractive and appropriately dressed/behaved at some point in time – it is unclear if the comments are ageist, classist or both. Regardless, stereotyping an entire group is offensive to some of us, and quite frankly, not funny (if humor is what you intend).

      1. Avani at | | Reply

        Havent see you crusading for other celebs who get called anything from aunty to behenji to BTM. Oh, yeah I forgot, “selective sympathies” like Kirsa says.

        1. Katy at | | Reply

          Actually I did. Check out Bhumi and Lara. This is not about “crusading” for celebs, but for Aunties! I am an Aunty and not up with abbreviations – what is BTM?

          1. BlueBells at |

            @Ms. Katy – I really am not very sure but are you that Ivy League Professor who has earlier picked on somebody’s comment calling out a celeb as “Aunty”. I don’t remember which post it was, but remember reading a long discussion for use of the word ” aunty” by some commentator.

          2. BlueBells at |

            And yeah I get your point Ms. Katy and which comment you are referring to. Very refreshing to see your comment. :)

          3. Avani at |

            BTM – Behenji turned Mod. Nah. Never seen you crusading for “aunty” comments on Aishwarya Rai, Sonali Bendre, scroll through the post of Kanika, Priyanka..EVEN Dia gets called aunty or whatever. I see only selective crusading from you , never seen you going cray cray over other commentators. It seems like you are only offended for celebs who are younger? Lol. World is a huge place with many offensive things or so some assume, I am sure at your age I dont have to tell you that. You dont like a comment, move on. You are anonymous , so am I. So are the rest. Only P&P and the occasional visit of Mini Mathur (lolol) are non anonymous. Give getting offended at the drop of a hat by anonymous comments, a rest. Real aunties wont give a duck(not autocorrect P&P wont let me use the word). Be a proud aunty, uncle or whatever. :D

          4. Katy at |

            @BlueBells: yup, same Aunty. Please, no formalities…you can call me Katy. I am tickled that you remembered that last Aunty (and grammar-shaming) conversation! Clearly, I dislike the derisive use of the word Aunty, mostly because I think “isms” of any kind are dangerous, and because I really, truly love my aunts, all of whom are amazingly strong, kind, worldly and self aware. They have always found a way to own their fashions, but don’t allow fashion to dictate who they are. And of course, I am an Aunty myself – my oldest nephew is 18, and my own child is 11, and I love the fact that she feels safe enough to share everything with her own aunt. I hate that people perceived to be middle age are being slammed for no good reason. Every single one of use begins to age the moment we are born; we may or may not have the privilege of becoming aunts and uncles.

          5. BlueBells at |

            @Katy: Amazing! Like again, it is a pleasure reading your comments and that is befitting reply like earlier. Precisely why, I have forgotten both; That post as well the user who said ‘aunty’ but faintly remembered your name. :) The conviction in your reply further pushed me to ask whether you are the same person. This is not the first time we have read Aunty here. And it is really not the usage of the word Aunty actually. It is the use of overall language and the underlying stereotypes commonly attached to such words while rolling them out without even batting an eyelid. “People perceived to be middle aged are slammed for no good reason…” you said it there. Being an ageist is no less than name-calling and that ‘ageist’ attitude comes out through use of the word ‘aunty’ for ignorant folks. Infact, it is mighty disappointing to say that calling someone an ‘aunty’ is equivalent to ‘calling names’ for these very people, hence used as an abuse. I hope we leave this thinking behind soon…

          6. Katy at |

            @Bluebells. I couldn’t have said it better.

          7. TintuMon at |

            Bluebells dear for a person who does not give a damn you seem to be everywhere leaving comments even when there is not a opening. :) While I might not agree to all that is posted here, I can see one glaring thing in most of your comments — Pot calling the kettle black.

      2. Adara at | | Reply

        Don’t feed the troll.

      3. BlueMartini at | | Reply

        I agree a 100% .. it’s not the word it’s a tone. Rightly said as if name calling. It definitely overloads the word which we use so fondly for our loving auntys and the fact that all of us will be called aunty someday regardless of our fashion sense. Don’t understand how being young is a virtue .. noone is born an ‘aunty’

    2. Ritu at | | Reply

      Lol. True that

      1. Avani at | | Reply


        1. Katy at | | Reply

          @Avani, I don’t comment about every celebrity because “at my age” I have lots to do, and don’t always have the time to comment/crusade, but will try to make sure I jump in every time I see Aunty in the future. Unfortunately, this is my crusade, and I do give a duck, so I am not about to drop it anytime soon.

          1. Avani at |

            Sure. And I dont give a duck on who gives a duck , lol, so I will be posting my comments as to my liking. You are more than welcome to raise your protest to P&P. Lolol.

          2. TintuMon at |

            Bluebells, honey, aren’t you the same bluebells who has agreed and encouraged a delhi aunty comment on the below thread recently? Hypocrisy much?


            Just saying.

          3. BlueBells at |

            @TintuMon: Are you picking just for the sake of it or you really don’t know how to read between the lines? Surely one of them seems to be the case. My reply in Kanika’s post begins with “Oh yes she has…” which is in reply to what “Ranij” has knowingly asked about whether Kanika has coloured her hair blue. Further, had I agreed with what Ranij said, I would have continued in the same tone as him/her saying something like “I know right, she is a delhi aunty trying to be cool…” but I only said that it looks unimpressive. I personally don’t like “funky coloured hair” and after having seen it on Taapsee Pannu last, I shudder to think, it’s going to be a trend again. (But then that is a personal thing and I have mentioned this in my comment too).

            Beyond this, you can really think whatever you want to, TintuMon. I don’t give a damn. Here the discussion of aunty comment opened, I chipped in ONLY because I spotted Katy who I have seen earlier as well, though rarely. Rest of the comments just followed.

            Katy: Thank you.
            BlueMartini: +1

  3. asha at | | Reply

    Must have had a facial done while on flight.

    1. Avani at | | Reply

      Lol. Exactly!

  4. BlueBells at | | Reply

    Dunno why do I feel so, but the look is bit too easy breezy. :P

  5. donkey at | | Reply

    love the jumpsuit.

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