Leaving home

Comments on my recent post, Beaten resurfaced a thought that's been lingering in my mind for a while. In Indian society, social conditioning etches its beliefs and codes of conduct in our systems right from the day we are born. It is highly unlikely to escape this conditioning from touching our lives in one form …

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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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