That women of young age, under the deluge of misinformation by multi nationals marketing their useless products, choose beauty and fashion over health,is true.
They would be prepared to spend money on clearasil ( did I get the name right),Garnier‘s take care of the manufacturer), a face cream and be reluctant to spend on healthy, yet less expensive food.
They shun Milk stating that Milk fattens them.
They go to slimming parlours which never makes them slim.
My cousin brother’s daughter died immediately after liposuction at one of the reputed Beauty parlours in Chennai.
The corporate ads mislead people aided by unscrupulous Doctors.
There seems to be a Certification by IMA which is often quoted by the Corporates.
Who are these jokers?
The instances that the youngsters waste money on things that are harmful is numerous and it would become a statistical blog if one were to list them.
The Congress which has no credible answer to Coalgate is reacting stridently.
Though a bachelor, Modi seems to know more about family than the married Central Ministers.
Where does the question of freedom of women butt in here”
‘Dubbing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s comment on women as “childish”, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday said he is not “sensitive” towards women. “The Gujarat Chief Minister, who claims himself to be one of the best administrators in the world, is giving this kind of childish statement specially against women,” Soni told reporters outside Parliament.
Explaining why malnutrition level in the state was persistently high, Modi had said in an interview to Wall Street Journal that “Gujarat is …a middle class state. The middle class is more beauty conscious that health conscious – that is a challenge. If a mother tells her daughter to have milk they have a fight. She will tell her mother ‘I wont drink milk, I will get fat.” Taking on Modi for the comment, Soni said, “There are serious charges against his ministers in his state. He is keeping himself busy in these kind of light matters.”
“He is not even sensitive towards women who support their families by sacrificing their food for the sake of their families in Gujarat and now he is saying that women are not eating because they are health conscious. What can be more light statement than this?” she asked and added “I think he is not fit to contest again in Gujarat.”
“This is very wrong to say so. Every girl has a right to be health conscious. If anyone thinks it otherwise he lacks wisdom,” Tirath said.
Narendra Modi WSJ Interview Excerpts.
Narendra Modi: “We are the first state in the country to raise the issue of malnutrition. It came to our mind that Gujarat is by and large a vegetarian state. And secondly, Gujarat is also a middle-class state. The middle class is more beauty conscious than health conscious – that is a challenge. If a mother tells her daughter to have milk, they’ll have a fight. She’ll tell her mother, ‘I won’t drink milk. I’ll get fat.’ They have money but she’s beauty conscious, she’s not health conscious. So being a middle-class state is also a problem for me. A large segment of the population in my state is middle-class. Second is vegetarianism.
“So a lot needs to be explained to both the beauty conscious and the health conscious. We have to request to them that there should be a good nutritional situation. We gave a budget of 700 crore rupees ($126 million). But these things are such that you see a sudden change in a child after the age of 13-14 years. They grow up so fast – from zero to 13 you don’t come to know how they got so big. So we are going through that stage….
Even after a lot of improvement – we still have to measure (malnutrition), conduct surveys. Until that is done, this perception will remain. But I’m quite confident. We will try to get a drastic change in this. Just as we’ve become a model in the electricity sector, Gujarat is going to come up as a model in this also. I can’t make any big claims, because I don’t have a survey in front of me yet.”