‘Bangkok Boy’ is indeed the latest fad amongst the high-society types. No, I ain’t talking about Ladyboys that you see in Pattaya or Patpong. I am talking about IVF Babies, which I love to define as ‘Bespoke Baby’ as Couture is what’s the buzz these days.
The craze for a male child is not only amongst the poor and backward villagers. It’s in fact at a more obsessive level amongst the richie-rich kinds who a want a male child at any cost. They have found the easiest way out – a IVF Baby, a IVF Boy and the best place to get it done is Bangkok.
Tanisha and Robbie are true trend-setters, at least when it comes to ‘Bangkok Boy’. They were one of the first to go the IVF way to have a male child. Recently i discovered at least four couples who went to Bangkok and got a male baby through IVF. Amit and Divya Burman and Gauri and Vidhur Talwar are the latest benefactors of IVF to beget a Boy, a ‘Bangkok Boy’God, what will happen to the country’s sex ratio? It’s literally Raining Men! For every 1000 males, it would be something like 400 females probably. Where the hell is this society heading? I can still understand the ignorant and uneducated couples obsessed about a male child but what explains this craze amongst phoren educated, super-rich couples???
I often wonder why the wives of business tycoons take to candle-making as their choicest venture? Can anybody throw light on it please because I pondered and pondered and couldn’t find a rational behind it? Somebody told me it’s very therapeutic. Another smart Alec told me that it’s an alibi to dodge being called just a Homemaker or a Socialite. Yes that can be true because these ladies hate to be labeled as a Housewife or a Socialite. “I am into designing candles”, sounds respectableTake the case of Amit Burman and Rajan Mittal’s wives, Divya Burman and Vernaz Mittal. They have candle designing company – Wax Works and they make some really expensive candles. I doubt if they even go to their factory or if they even have one. They might be outsourcing and simply using their rich contacts to sell the overpriced candles. Sabaah Sheikh too is designing ‘bespoke’ candles but I wouldn’t like to slot her into and ‘Rich and Bored Housewives’ category because she’s rather enterprising. Sabaah and Aniljit jointly run the Emperor’s Kitchen with 2 more partners.
If I remember right, Dimple Kapadia was the first celebrity to get into designing candles. After that many rich & bored housewives have taken to candle designing with a vengeance. Divya Burman in fact tried her hand in fashion designing to and launched kids range some years back. Never heard of it after the launch.In Mumbai it is home furnishing and interior designing that is the ‘IT” venture for ‘Rich and Bored’ Housewives. Oh yeah even jewellery designing is in that league. Suzanne Roshan has taken to Interiors and Home Furnishing and calls it House of Design. She launched it in 2005 but now she is launching another store at Juhu that will stock her designer furniture and furnishings. I think Twinkle Khanna inspired her.