Adieu Parmeshwar Godrej

11421510-cms13517776-cms17332354-cms22044417-cmsParmeshwar Godrej – the true-blue socialite of India passed away at Breach Candy hospital last night. She was suffering from a degenerative lung disease for the past few years. Rest in Peace PAM. You leave behind a sophisticated legacy.

Parmeshwar flew as air -hostess in Air India and it is here where she met Adi Godrej. Those were the days when air-hostesses were real divas. Hope Adi and the family get the strength to bear this huge loss.

PAM you were the real socialite! RIP!!!

fs-1st-on-rip-parmeshwar-godrejPS: This is for those who called the news ‘hoax’ just because FS broke the news. Here is a report from Twitter that proves that this story was the first one before it started trending. I broke it, rest copied it!

Nita Ambani Desperately Seeking To Be Mumbai’s THE Soiree Hostess

The United Nation (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s four-day India visit started at New Delhi and concluded in Mumbai at Antilla, which Ratan Tata aptly described in an interview with The Times London as an example of rich Indians’ lack of empathy for the poor. Nita Ambani hosted a soiree for Ban Ki Moon at Antilla where Bollywood stars hob-nobbed with him. What was the purpose behind it all Madam Ambani? A soiree at India’s most extravagant house with millionaire Bollywood stars as guests doesn’t fit with Ban Ki Moon’s mission. Ambanis don’t have a reputation of being philanthropists. Reliance Newsletter however claimed, “Development of health conditions for women and children – a topic rather close to Nita Ambani’s heart.”

UN Secretary General’s India visit focused on Infant mortality and health conditions of Women and Children amongst other geo-political issues. I am shocked how UN Secretary General’s PR Machinery okayed Ban Ki Moon attending a party hosted by the wife of India’s richest capitalist and that too at Antilla, an edifice of ugly wealth.  “It makes me wonder why someone (Mukesh Ambani) would do that (build the 27-storey home – Antilla). That’s what revolutions are made of,” Tata said in an interview to The Times, London, when asked about Ambani’s house. The Times had asked Tata the question in the context of widening income inequalities in India.

Parmeshwar Godrej is the queen of soirees hosted for the visiting foreign dignitaries. Be it Goldie Hawn, Richard Gere or Oprah Winfrey, Pam was the hostess with the mostest! Nita Ambani has been vying for this status for long. I can understand the Ambanis hosting a celebration for Sachin’s hundredth century at Antilla. But hosting Moon at Antilla and parading Bollywood glitter is typical ‘Cocktail Charity’ – where money bags sip Dom Perignon and eat out of customised Rosenthal crockery and shed crocodile tears about the plight of the poor.


2011’s Top Henpecked Husbands

Folks sorry for the delay in coming out with the LISTS. I was waiting to get the names tabulated from the huge number of recommendations that I received from the readers. The LIST is compiled based on the responses I received from the readers so as to eliminate any bias.

First of all let me define a ‘Henpecked Husband’. A typical Henpecked Husband is the poor guy; he squirms under the thumb of a domineering wife, very likely a Grande Dame. Her word is law, and he can only obey, with a meek and humble, “Yes, dear.” We laugh at his misfortune, and maybe pity him a little. So based on this definition who are the Top Henpecked Husbands of 2011?

From Delhi Robbie Mohan and Amit Burman got the maximum votes.

Robbie Mohan is married to Tanisha Mohan, who is a walking-talking billboard of Luxury Brands. Tanisha definitely wears the pants in the Mohan household and we have often seen Robbie meekly surrendering to his wife’s demands. It is a common sight at Page 3 parties where you can find Robbie holding on to Tanisha’s designer bag and her drink as she floats around schmoozing the crowd. High time Robbie takes things in his hands and stop being enslaved by his better-half.

Amit Burman who runs a chain of succesful restaurants and also is the scion of the Dabur Group is in total control when it comes to running his vast business empire. At home Amit plays the second fiddle to his demanding wife, Divya Burman.

The names topping from Mumbai are that of Adi Godrej and Shahrukh Khan.

Adi Godrej of Godrej Industries may be the boss-man at his office but back home it is his wife , Parmeshwar Godrej who calls the shots. I still couldn’t get over the image of Adi holding on to the umbrella and Parmeshwar’s clutch as they walked in to the premier of Robot when it was pouring cats and dogs. From the readers I have learnt that Pam’s word is law at the Godrej household and poor Adi has to fall in the line to whatever Parmeshwar decides.

Most readers of this Blog claim that Shahrukh Khan is the most henpecked husband in the history of India. Gauri wears the pants and pockets all the money that SRK rakes in. In an interview SRK said that Gauri loves to buy things and if anything gets “used” at all she marches out an buys another expensive item right away and tosses the old one, and does this many times daily. No wonder SRK is always in a rush to make money and more money and probably that’ s the reason why he dances at weddings. Even with the Priyanka Chopra episode, Gauri gave an utlimatum to Shahrukh to stay away from her. In fact Gauri had the last laugh by inviting Priyanka to the Diwali bash and then ensuring nobody talked to her. Poor SRK was just a meek audience to all this tamasha.

The other close contenders to the Top Henpecked Husbands of 2011 were Sanjay and Shalini PassiArjun Rampal and Raj Kundra. I am sure you don’t need explanations for them! Sanjay Passi has no qualms of Shalini being linked up with other men. Mehr Jessia Rampal almost ruined Arjun Rampal’s friendship with SRK by openly voicing her discontent on how Arjun’s role in Ra-One was chopped by Shahrukh Khan. About Raj Kundra, well Shilpa Shetty will soon make Raj go bankrupt.


Prince William’s Handbag is soooo Pretty

In October last year spotted Adi Godrej holding on to wifey, Parmeshwar Godrej‘s red handbag as they were walking in together for the premiere of Rajnikanth’s Robot. I wondered if that’s what ideal Pati Parmeshwars do…

Now Prince William was spotted with pretty neon green handbag while touring Queensland, Australia. Surprisingly his Princess, Kate wasn’t around him. Wondering is this the new fashion essential for the Metrosexual (How I hate this term.) Males??? Guess with too many things to carry on the move, like cell phones, iPads, sunglasses, chapsticks, tissues and money and credit cards and God only knows what all, men need something bigger than a wallet. But then a neon-green handbag??? 

God Save the Prince!

Pati-Parmeshwar? Nah, not for Pam Godrej!

I hate it when I see hubbies holding on to their wifey’s handbag. I have seen it many a times at soirees but was never quiet shocked as I was, after seeing this picture. Travails of a Trophy Wife, I say:Can you believe it – Adi Godrej holding on to Parmeshwar’s red clutch as MADAM walks down the red-carpet for Special Screening of Rajnikanth’s blockbuster – Robot at PVR, Juhu? Well, pictures don’t lie and you see it all here. I am really feeling bad for Adi. Poor guy doesn’t even have the privilege of being under the umbrella, which the escort has totally dedicated to Pam Ma’am.

Expected the graceful Parmeshwar to be the ‘propah’ lady but am disappointed after seeing this. How can she dump her designer clutch on Adi and what is the need to grab the umbrella when the escort is holding it fine? Probably she wanted it all for herself. Problems of a Trophy Wife guys!!!