Twinkle Khanna was recently awarded the Opinion Maker of the Year at the Vogue Women of the Year Awards. She Speaks Boldly About Her Opinion.
Twinkle Khanna went on to list ten most important lessons that she has learned in the last decade of her life. Here are excerpts from her speech. From pointing out why sanitary pads should have alarms to how futile Karwa Chauth is, read her ten key points right here.
Here are the key-highlights of her acceptance speech after the award.
1. It’s true that we get more comfortable in our skin as we get older, but that’s because the poor thing is not as tight as it once used to be.
2. We don’t need GST on our sanitary pads, what we need instead is an alarm inside it. Not a vibrating one that’ll set us off on a different path altogether. But an alarm nonetheless that warns us of imminent overflow and saves us the 100 trips we make to the bathroom just to check. Now that’s a product I would want GST on.
3. Millions of Indian women fast for their husbands’ long lives every Karva Chauth. My dear friend who just won an award is immortalized in his movies, but I don’t think our 3,033 Gods are really listening. Because on the mortality charts there are 147 countries above us where their men outlive our good old Indian dudes. So, ladies stop because it’s clearly not working.
4. This I had to learn the hard way: It’s difficult to befriend the present if you’re still quarreling with your past.
5. God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers and the Devil could not be everywhere so he created mothers-in-law. Having said that, I feel I’m going to be a terrible one.
6. The only thing free in life is bad advice. Enough said.
7. Botox, unfortunately, does not make you look younger, it just makes you look like you are a part of a secret alien invasion, desperately, desperately trying to fit in with the youth.
8. Our satellite only reached Mars because it was called Mom. I’m certain that if it was called Dad, it would still be circling the Earth, lost, but not willing to ask for directions.
9. Nine, and the reason I’m standing here: Life is but a beautiful chance in the game of choice.
10. The most important thing I have learned is this—for centuries, women have been looking for a cape and they’ve been handed an apron. And it’s only recently that we’ve learned how to swing our aprons around, let it fly on our backs and take to the skies. Awards like these validate our work and help us soar higher so I’m truly grateful to be going home with this one.
Twinkle Khanna, has proved why it was important for her to become an author rather than a good actor. Popularly known as Mrs. Funnybones, Twinkle is famous for her sarcastic yet blunt opinions as well as her witty comments over serious issues. This woman is undoubtedly the Queen of words who is loved for everything she writes or speaks.