Chandigarh, May 12 -- Methinks there's no better time to be a mother than in this social media age, what with Mother's Day riding on Twitter hashtags that go trending much like cricket scores or Bollywood box-office collections and on a social media marketing blitzkrieg that packages mommyhood in pixelated excesses and Photoshopped successes.

Poor our dear late moms who never lived to savour the sweet taste of hashtag mommyhood in these Twitter times, when the whirlpool of affection and adulation that motherhood inspires is worn not on the sleeve but on status updates and Twitterverse timelines. Status update-ism and hashtag hurray-ism herald the new badges giving birth to Mother's Day jollifications.

Pity those dear moms who missed out o...