Free Press Journal
  • Hard being a step-parent

    My husband’s daughter is almost 30 years old. We are retired and she has just spent two weeks with us. We paid for her flights, collected her from the airport, took her out several times, took her to the shopping mall, took her on day trips and paid for  everything. During the two weeks she did not help out in any way, not even to wash a pot. She’d been with us

  • Identity crisis

    My son is 6 years old and keeps saying that he wants to be a girl – and this has being going on since he turned 3 years old. He has always loved playing with girls’ toys and loves dressing up as a girl and one day he turned round and said: “Mummy, can I be a girl when I’m bigger?” I have no issue with this as I understand him going

  • Moving on

    My ex-boyfriend walked out on me 10 months ago. He started seeing someone within a couple of weeks. But during that time, we were also still sleeping with each other. I’ve been on a few dates and tried to move on, but he keeps telling me he wants me back and then he tells me he doesn’t. The other day he said he can’t trust me because I lied about the dates

  • smartphones


    Cellphone has almost become a necessity today. This modern instrument is not only very helpful in communication between people but it can also communicate the deepest spiritual truths to us which can help us to face the challenges of life more courageously.  Given below are some parallels we can draw between the cell phone and spirituality:

  • Quite a mouthful – Eating out in Myanmar

    “Why doesn’t he get married in Myanmar,” the chipper woman with thanaka-streaked cheeks asks my guide James over loud laughter. She has just served me Mohinga, the Burmese noodle in a fish broth with tofu crackers and seems already charmed by the Indian visitor in her country. I am at Pathein, four-hour drive south of Yangon, sitting squat in a tiny stool and slurping the noodle broth in her roadside shop, watching

  • food Masale Baath

    The culinary legacy of Maharashtra

    Like they say if you wish to know the culture of a state, get into the kitchen of a local, taste the food to know the rich legacy and their way of life. Curated by the expert mother-daughter duo of Sugandha and Varsha, home-chefs of Maharashtrian cuisine, at Sofitel BKC and leaving behind a good deal of recipes passed down through generations and hitherto not included in the menu, for all to

  •  S-Bomb! – Zareen Khan

    Raising temperatures with her upcoming HATE STORY 3, bombshell ZAREEN KHAN talks fervour and films with VIRAJ SAWANT.

  • Manoj Bajpayee

    I have started enjoying my work now: Manoj Bajpayee

    Manoj Bajpayee’s two-decade long career has been an interesting mix of commercial and niche films, but the actor says it is now that he is enjoying his work as it is not as intense as it used to be.

  • Bipasha basu

    Bipasha suffers burns, blames hairstylist

    Sultry Bong beauty BipashaBasu, popularly known as the muse of Karan Singh Grover these days, has reportedly suffered multiple burns on her face all because of a stylist who wasn’t attentive enough. The otherwise calm and composed actress was ill-treated by a stylist present on the sets of her upcoming shoot.

  • Harbhajan Singh with Geeta Basra

    Harbhajan and Geeta Basra to marry again on Kapil’s show 

    In 2015, the big fat Indian wedding of the year has undoubtedly been that of Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh with Geeta Basra. The two tied the knot in a week-long marriage ceremony that was high on music, entertainment and fun. So, if you missed out on all the action here is a chance to revisit Bhajji’s wedding albeit in a humorous manner.

  • Malaika Arora Khan & Varun Dhawan

    Malaika Arora’s son is a Varun Dhawan fan 

    Without a single flop to his name till date, Varun Dhawan has made a considerable fan base for himself. Not just young girls and guys seems to be picking up his fashion sense and follow him as an actor but children also. Malaika Arora Khan today revealed how her son dotes on the young DILWALE actor.

  • football

    Indian woman footballer to face deportation

    London: Indian woman footballer Aditi Chauhan, who plays as a goalkeeper for English side West Ham United Ladies, is facing deportation as she cannot renew her visa due to rules and regulations of the Football Association. The 22-year-old made history by becoming the first woman from the Indian national team to play in the English League four months ago.

  • Treasured rendezvous

    The concept of crux or nuclei as we say has not just stayed till science and human evolution but has also discovered its way into human relations making them nuclear. To scientifically etch, a nuclear family is an impeccable amalgamation of a husband, wife and one or two kids. The concept of a typical family which included an entire lineage beginning from grandparents to parents to uncles and aunties and siblings, has

  • Vaishali Pai

    Special Children have a friend in Tamahar

    When occupational therapist Vaishali Pai moved to Bengaluru after marriage, she took up a job with the Spastic Society of India. This was the first time she was working with children with brain damage and it was as if her destiny was set with this experience. Commuting for an hour from Malleshwaram to Indiranagar everyday for work, she often wondered: “if this journey is so difficult for me, how do my patients,

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Maha CM Relief Fund gets Rs 253 cr in one year

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund has grown by Rs 253 crore in the last one year while its current balance stood at over Rs 188 crore, an RTI query has revealed. Fund under Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in the last one year has grown by Rs 253 crore, taking the total amount to Rs 264,68,96,551, the chief minister’s officer (CMO) replied to a query filed under the RTI by activist Anil

  • Suicide bomber targets Afghan election official in Kabul

    Kabul: A senior member of Afghanistan’s election commission survived an assassination attempt today when a suicide bomber targeted his vehicle in Kabul, killing one of his employees and wounding two others, officials said. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack on Awal Rehman Rodwal, the regional director at the Independent Election Commission, which comes after more than a month-long lull in Taliban raids on the capital.

  • Japan to bolster counter-terrorism measures

    Tokyo: The Japanese government will launch a new task force on December 8 that will take the lead in the country’s revamped counter-terrorism initiatives, the media reported on Saturday.

  • Belgian university honours B.R.Ambedkar

    Brussels: Belgium’s most prestigious and oldest university, KU Leuven (KUL) marked India’s Constitution Day as an honour to B.R. Ambedkar with a big audience of international relations and law students on federalism in India. The event took place on Friday in Aula Pieter de Somer, the largest lecture hall of the university and was attended by more than 300 students and faculty of KUL.