Twinkle Khanna

My father believed in astrology. His astrologer had predicted that his daughter would become a writer someday. My father would nag me, but I didn't write a word till he passed away. I wish he could see me now.Twinkle Khanna

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People feel feminists are aggressive, men-hating women with a little moustache. I think it's got a bad reputation because when feminism came into being, we were facing so much opposition that we had to be strident and aggressive.Twinkle Khanna

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When your name is Twinkle, you are a bookworm, and a fat child, then you have to be ready to be made fun of. As a child, I used my fists a lot, but then the tongue seemed like a better option. So I started using words as a sword to jab fun at myself.Twinkle Khanna

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Now that I look back, all the things that I was teased about, became game changers and my strengths. That's what we have to learn as mothers. We push our children so much to be perfect, but it's their imperfections that make them unique.Twinkle Khanna

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There was never a game plan to be on social media. Like most things in life, if you work consistently and at your pace, then things fall into place.Twinkle Khanna

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I like to see the world from different levels. Even when I'm making a candle or designing a piece, I like to sit on the floor to polish or make it from scratch. I haven't seen really tough times, but my husband has come up the hard way. He has even seen poverty.Twinkle Khanna

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I was born into the limelight. So, my biggest achievement, which I worked hard for, is to stay normal.Twinkle Khanna

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Ultimately, there is no definition for smartness. It's just the ability to do what you want to do really well.Twinkle Khanna

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Today, it's about gender equality, not neutrality. Anyone who doesn't agree would be a bit of an idiot.Twinkle Khanna

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I remember joining a boarding school in the sixth grade. I was lazy, complacent, and fat. Suddenly, I realised that I had to fend for myself. That's when I discovered this drive within myself. For the first time, I ranked first in class, which was a miracle in itself. However, it didn't matter to my family.Twinkle Khanna

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Chiki Sarkar edited 'Mrs Funnybones,' and she is a ruthless but kind editor to work with. The only lesson I learnt during this process was to say, 'Yes, Prime Minister,' and re-write.Twinkle Khanna

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I like crisp words like 'blimey', 'yikes', 'crap' which describe consternation, embarrassment, and sometimes wonderment without making me type so many alphabets.Twinkle Khanna

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I've had my nose in a book my whole life. I never thought it would be useful, but it is now. What's really nice is that I don't have a photographic memory, so words get blurred, thoughts get mixed up, and they come out as something new.Twinkle Khanna

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I read science fiction every single day of my life. It's my primary love.Twinkle Khanna

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I never said I'm not a feminist! I wrote one column where I was being sarcastic, and I called myself a 'wombist'. Now which sane person would say that 'wombist' is a better term than feminist? I was being sarcastic, and perhaps it was my fault in not getting the point across as clearly as I would have liked to. I don't think there's any doubt.Twinkle Khanna

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If people see anything I do and the way I live my life, there is no ambiguity about me being a feminist.Twinkle Khanna

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Read everything you can get your hands on: Programme your mind to read all the time and everywhere - even in the bathroom; skim through the lines printed on the back of shampoo bottles and sanitary napkin packets.Twinkle Khanna

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Eat carbohydrates: All these protein diets may help you twirl prettily in a size-2 dress, but if you want your mind to take a few marvelous leaps, then you have to give it the food it needs.Twinkle Khanna

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Walk, run, cycle - When you live inside your head for such long periods of time, you have to open the windows, air it out a bit, let sunlight stream into all the dark and dusty corners of your mind.Twinkle Khanna

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Relish being an oddball: Well-behaved, well-adjusted people are hopeless storytellers and, honestly, terribly boring.Twinkle Khanna

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I learnt how to make candles when I was a kid. My mom used to make them. Then, when I broke my leg once and couldn't really move around, I started playing around with it... putting the scent inside and dried flowers, and that's it.Twinkle Khanna

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You won't believe it, but my grandfather named me. And the choices were between Sparkle, Sprinkle and Twinkle. So, thank God, they chose Twinkle.Twinkle Khanna

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I'm not really as cool and collected as 'Mrs. Funnybones', but she is the woman I want to be.Twinkle Khanna

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I think when you wear so many hats, be it of a mom or a working woman, you need to feel good and look good as well.Twinkle Khanna

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I love to eat makhanas, and I always keep a packet in my car.Twinkle Khanna

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Sometimes it is okay to have some chocolates and ice-creams. We all have those days sitting in front of the TV and have those. But you have to have the balance.Twinkle Khanna

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My frankness has got me into a lot of trouble. I try to temper it down now. As you get older, you get wiser.Twinkle Khanna

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Once, I went to the premiere of a film, and the producer asked me if I liked it. I said it's crap. But I don't say that anymore. Now I say I have to think about it. If you ever hear me say that, you know the answer!Twinkle Khanna

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I'm just a normal girl. People have these preconceived notions about what movie stars are about and how we've grown up. My mother is pretty regular and raised us just like anyone else.Twinkle Khanna

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I pretend that I was never in the movies. The only job I had before was selling prawns door to door. That's what I tell myself. My kids have never seen my films. I'm too embarrassed to show them.Twinkle Khanna

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