Blind Item – Mirror – 14th July

Thus blind item from Mirror is about a successful star kid, who despite being humble & well mannered keeps getting embroiled in controversies. If not for his relationship with a bollywood hottie, his is at the receiving end of bitchy remarks of several producers & directors. One director was directing a film which also starred his father, when he made nasty comments about the star kid!




Blind Item
WE are usually not mean on Fridays, but this one is too good to let go. So, it seems that this young action hero is so worried about his lack of facial hair that he has apparently started undergoing a facial hair transplant. And his insecurity about it can be traced back to a dig made by a big producer about his, ahem, flawless skin. The things this diarist has to endure just so that you guys are kept entertained.



Our Guess
Young Action Hero: Tiger Shroff



How To Get Her Phone Number & Ask Her Out

Raj had a huge crush on Tina in college. Tina was beautiful, smart & popular. Raj was decent looking, had a good family background, played sports & did well in exams. Raj & Tina were part of the same circle of friends. All of Raj’s friends knew he had a crush on Tina. Raj had wanted to ask Tina out for days. But Raj always felt nervous & insecure around Tina. Thanks to his insecurity & constantly doubting his chances with Tina, he could never muster the courage to ask Tina out. As luck would have it, after a few months Tina started dating another guy from their college. Raj was heart broken. He was angry with himself, that he didn’t even try his luck with the woman he had a such a huge crush on. Raj did get married years later, to a woman his parents chose. But he still can’t wonder how his life would have turned out, had he asked Tina out.




Have you faced these issues too? Do you want to avoid being the next Raj? Men since ages have dreaded taking a step towards asking their crushes out. The most successful men have been at a loss of words, when it came to asking their crushes out, leading to their crushes dating/marrying other men who had the b*&$s to ask them out.
Sow how does one ask his woman out, without having to fear getting rejected? The Opinionated Indian answers it for you
1) Get her phone number: Getting her phone number is the most vital step in dating. Asking her out directly on your first meeting should be avoided at all costs. If she is your college mate/ colleague it is pretty easy in today’s times to get her phone number. All you need to do is ask! Women don’t really hesitate in sharing their phone number with people whom they are familiar with. We would suggest conversing with her a few times before asking for her number. If you meet an attractive lady at a mall or a club or any public place,strike a conversation about how much how much you like/dislike the place or If there is a TV playing the India cricket match, just go next to her & say “India is going to win today” She will probably say ” Yeah. Me too. Kohli is playing well” or “Nah. I am not into sports”. Post which, based on her response you can ask her “Who is your favorite cricketer” or ” So what are you into?” The idea is to say something generic & not come off as a flirt or someone trying to pick them up. After speaking for a 2-3 mins, tell her “it was fun talking to you. We should stay in touch. What is your phone number?” At this point 99% of women will tell you their mobile phone number. It is that simple! Unless you creeped her out, you can rest assured that you will get her digits. Women who are unavailable will also mention about their bf as they give you their mobile number, so you can get the hint.If she doesn’t say anything of that sort, remember to tell her ” Anyway I have some work I have to attend to, I have to leave. See you around”, 2-3 mins post getting her number. Do not spend 3 hours chatting her up & telling her everything there is to know about you. Women love mystery. Do not kill all the suspense on your first interaction.
2) Treat her as your friend: Beautiful women are tired of men constantly trying to get into their pants. A woman conversing with a man regularly is misconstrued by a lot of men, as an expression of interest. If you think so too, then please get this straight, if girl is talking to you, it doesn’t mean she is interested in you. They love it, when a guy is interested in her as a person & not just her X-rated areas. Treat her like a lady & not just as apiece of meat. Do not flirt or lech at her as soon as you meet her (unless she does that first). Do not let her know of your feelings for her right away. Speak to her like she is a normal person & not an angel from heaven. Have normal conversations about topics that are of mutual interest. Women love talking about TV shows, celebs or bitching about mutual friends.

3) What to say over the phone: Once you have her mobile number, we would suggest you wait at least for 24 hours before you text/call her. She will be awaiting your phone call. Texting/calling her immediately will kill all the excitement. Do not send forwards either. This is the biggest mistake which men do. Committing this mistake will take you from “Interesting guy whom i met & might end up dating” & put you in “another guy who is crazy bout me” category. For 24 hours, she will keep looking at her phone, think about the conversation you has & even tell her friends about it. After you call her, do not sound nervous or insecure. Women hate it in man. She too has butterflies in her stomach & is anxious about her first conversation with you. After she pick up the phone ask her “What’s up?”. Do not & I repeat Do not tell her how much you thought about her. Ask her what she is up to & tell her how awesome your day was & how much fun you had with your friends or family. Show her that you are a fun guy, who can show her a good time. Do not tell her how your professor or boss bullied you. She is not your crying shoulder! Tease her like you would tease your younger sibling or your friends (teasing them about their fat butts is not what we are hinting it). Women love it when men imitate them or others around them. Try to make her laugh & keep the conversation fun. The hotter & more popular the woman the more you need to tease her. Hot woman are used to men treating them like goddesses. When you treat her like a normal being, you will stand apart from all the other guys who are trying to woo her. Your conversation should not last more than 10-15 mins. Post which you excuse yourself saying you have important work to attend to. Like we said earlier, keep the mystery around you alive. She will be dying to know more about you. Do not kill the suspense early on.




4) Asking her Out: If you do not muster the courage to ask her out post 1-2 weeks, you risk getting friend zoned. Post 1-2 weeks of texting her 2-3 times & talking to her for 10-15 mins everyday, you should ask her out. Now is the time to overcome your fear of rejection. Men fear the embarrassment of the world knowing that they got rejected or how the girl might stop talking to them if they ask her out. Firstly, you need to stop putting undue pressure on yourself. You are not the first guy in the world to get rejected & you won’t be the last. Even celebs get rejected by their crushes! So take a chill pill. If you are not confident of her approval, the best way out is to ask her to join you for an activity. Ask her ” I am going shopping tomorrow. You wanna come along?” If she says yes, you can then ask her “We can go for a movie, post that”. At this point she is most likely to say yes. In the unlikely event of her saying no, you need to dial down on your phone calls & texts & try again after a week. If she rejects you again, do not call her for a few days in between. If she doesn’t call you then she is not interested in you & just wanted to make herself feel better about herself by getting your attention (women do that). Stop talking to her & look for other women. If she ever accuses you of having a crush on her, you can call her crazy for assuming such a thing. Tell her ” I just thought of you as a friend & wanted to go shopping with you, because it is boring to go shopping alone”. That should set such women straight. If she doesn’t accuse you of having a crush on her & if she calls after a few days, tell her you were busy. If she asks you why you are acting strange. Then tell her “I am not like the other guys whom you treat like trash. I don’t feel you respect me. I asked you to join me for shopping twice & you couldn’t even spare time for that!” At this point she will have new found respect for you & will not dare to take you lightly. She will not dare to turn you down ever!
What to do on your date? That is our next article. Write to us at theopinionatedindian@yahoo.com



Blind Item – Pinkvilla – 4th July

This blind item from Pinkvilla is another story about this forbidden romance between an Ace actor & his young protege cum girlfriend cum daughter in a movie….yuck! This superstar was deserted by his wife thanks to his habit of not being able to keep it in his pants. There were rumors of him doing several of his co-stars, till the time he married his current wife – an artsy JNU type, who the actor quoted verbatim & it became a national issue. Post years of staying faithful & not getting linked to any actress, the superstar has gone back to his old ways. But doing the girl who played your daughter in a movie is plain gross



Blind Item
Rumours of this juicy fling between a much older actor and his young girlfriend refuse to die down. Despite repeated efforts by the star and the lady to keep things under wraps, a lot of information about their growing fondness manages to trickle down.

As if the hush hush rumours of this much married actor’s obsession with this actress half his age weren’t enough, a new gossip about them has surfaced on the web, which has caught everyone’s attention. After managing to cast the young lady in his upcoming film, the superstar is now trying to convince the makers of his film to include a steamy lovemaking scene in the movie. These murmurs have only added fuel to the fire.

While the producers of his movie have showed their apprehensions about it, the hero is unaffected and has in fact ensured the makers that the said bedroom romance scene won’t affect his image. Not just that but he has also convinced the producers that he will make sure the audience accepts his pairing with the young lady. The superstar has even decided the point at which the much discussed love making scene will be shot in the movie.

The young actress, who has no qualms of this, obviously, is excited with this new inclusion. Given that her career is in his hands, she is blindly following what the actor is saying. Clearly, steamy romance in exchange of films is not a bad deal, after all.

And guess, this few films old actress surely knows!

Have you’ll got the hint of whom are we talking about?

Our Guess:

Older Actor: Aamir Khan

Girlfriend: Fatima




Blind Guess – June 27th – Mumbai Mirror

Today’s blind is from Mumbai Mirror, & is is based on a Southern Superstar, who has also acted in a few Hindi movies. He is a brilliant actor & is married to the daughter of a megastar. There have been rumors of him having several extra marital affairs, but hooking up with his own sister-in-law is taking things too far.

Blind:
On the face of it this southern superstar, who is quitely making inroads into the Hindi movie industry, seems to have a rather happy married life. It does help that he has married a great beauty. But we hear his antics are causing a lot of trouble in his personal life. For one he was dating two sisters who live & work in Mumbai. But now we hear is also rather close to his wife’s sister. So much so that the levels of familiarity became a matter of concern on the sets of a movie that stars the two of them. Perhaps he cant help himself – he may just have a thing for sisters you know

Our Guess
Southern Superstar: Dhanush
Sisters who live & work in Mumbai: Shruti & Akshara Hassan

Dhanush is married to Aishwarya – Rajnikanth’s daughter & is starring in a movie directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth

How To Build The Perfect Man Cave

As a kid, I had to earn each & every gadget that I wanted. I remember begging my parents for the latest video gaming console back then & my parents saying “We will buy it, only if you score well in your exams”. My marks determined whether or not I will be getting my hands on the latest video game or music system or mobile phone etc. Besides, one gizmo per year wasn’t enough. I wanted the latest video games, Smart TV, music system etc to build the perfect man cave – a place where I could come back after a hard day of attending lectures or working & treat myself to the latest movies or favorite music or the best selling video game or just sit back, put my feet up & read the latest best selling novel. I promised myself, that I shall buy all those things that I missed out on during my childhood. I am sure this is the story of every Indian growing up in a middle class urban household




So what are the essentials of building that perfect man cave? The Opinionated Indian will help you in building that perfect man cave. Here is the list of requirements.

  • Smart TV is the most important ingredient for a man cave

    Smart TV or Projector: In today’s world of online streaming apps, a smart TV is the most essential thing in your man cave. we recommend you to splurge on a Smart TV over any other gizmo listed in this article. A 42 inch or above model is highly recommended. Nothing adds to the ambience of your cave like a Smart TV does. All you need to do, post buying a Smart TV is to install all the online streaming apps on your phone & connect it to your Smart TV, voila! you can savor the latest movies, TV shows, news channels & sporting events on your TV. Alternatively, you can also opt for a projector for the big screen experience. Cost: INR 30,000 – 200,000

  • reading a book on your kindle while being seated on your recliner is as good as therapy




    Couch, Lazy Boy Recliner & bean bags: Now with your Smart TV in place, the next logical step is to buy a fancy looking couch, lazy boy recliner & a bean bag. A lazy boy recliner not only looks awesome, but is also the dream of every bachelor in town. The lazy boy recliner comes replete with many features like a massage function, USB connected, blue tooth enabled speakers, fridge etc. Cost: INR 17000-40000

  • Video Gaming Console: No true blue man cave is complete sans a video gaming console. It is the best gadget to entertain your male buddies over a few beers & pizza. Multi-player gaming nights are an experience to remember. Cost INR 32,000 – 40,000
  • home theatre systems enhance the movie viewing experience

    5.1 Home Theatre System: It is on the must have list of every movie connoisseur. No movie experience is complete without a home theatre system. We insist on a 5.1 home theatre system, since it provides the optimal level of movie experience. You can connect it to your smart TV & even watch your TV shows with the home theatre experience. The karaoke feature on some home theatre systems is a good way to entertain guests, when you are hosting a party.

  • Kindle: Nothing gives us more pleasure, than reading a book on your kindle while sitting on your lazy boy recliner & sipping chilled beer. With its long lasting battery charge & affordable price, Amazon Kindle is a great buy. Cost INR 4,999 – 10,999
  • Billiards/Pool Table: Although it is difficult to accommodate a billiards/pool table in urban Indian households, due to space constraints, it is a cool thing to have in your house. Cost INR 42,000-100,000
  • Refrigerator: A small or medium sized fridge in your man cave, to keep your beer chilled will be a good add on to your man cave. You can also use it to store ice or fresh fruit juices. Cost INR 4,000 – 26,000

With these things in place, your man cave will be the talk of town. No other living room, will ever be good enough for you!