Background check

I have been thinking about this from a while. The thought process triggered when I read at a lot of places how family and society pressurize divorcee girls to go in for a second chance at getting married. Among countless issues to consider on this sensitive issue (for it is very different from getting married …

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Facts about marriages with no demand for dowry #3

Please read part-1 & part-2 before continuing. There is a custom where the newly wed couple is invited by the relatives to their homes. It's meant to help the bride get a chance to know her new family better. On all those occasions, I was forced to have a loud make-up (very deep tone of blusher …

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Facts about marriages with no demand for dowry #2

If you've missed the story so far, please read the part-1 before continuing. Some time back, I had asked my readers to answer, What is the true essence of a marriage? I got a variety of replies. The reason behind my question and my own beliefs will come to fore as you read this series …

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Facts about marriages with no demand for dowry #1

We often come across people (especially the girl's side) who feel blessed when their daughter/sister/ any girl of their family finds a match whose family refuses to accept even a cent in dowry. A not-so-rare event in today's times when the law is so strict against people demanding dowry. It's quite commonly noted that people fear the …

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