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Preethi Warrier

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In The Name Of The Family’s Honour

But I would remain silent, because husbands own the right to marital rape. The next morning I would get back to the never ending chores, as if nothing happened.

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Your Husband Earns Well, Lets You Work, Keeps You Happy; What More Do You Want?

“How could you stoop so low? You are a woman, what about your honour, our honour? You reject a stable relationship, for excitement?

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To My Horror, I Saw My Own Teenage Face In My Son’s Fearful One

Relatives who hadn’t cared to as much talk to us since ages, were now offering advice, as to how being a mother, I was ruining my son’s future.

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When Our Engineering Profs Showed Their Sexism By Grading Girls Depending On Looks!

If you wonder why we didn’t complain, let me tell you it’s not that simple. Many of these offenders were powerful and influential.

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Beware Of Becoming Charitraheen Like Your Shanta Valyamma…

So, to cut a long story short, the much needed paper work somehow brought me to where nobody else in my family had set foot in for almost thirty years.

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I’m A Graduate And She’s Aiming For A PhD… My Friends Will Laugh If I Marry Her!

She wondered how she had managed to lose herself amidst all the riches and luxury. She was bound in a walled garden, with a husband who loved her, as long as she stayed a few steps behind him in all walks of life.

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Tribhanga
With All That Happens In Tribhanga Why Are We Most Agitated By Kajol Using Cuss Words?

What’s the big deal about Tribhanga that people are bothered by Kajal mouthing cuss words? Everyone suddenly seems to have woken up and taken notice!

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According To My In-Laws, Nothing I Did Was Ever As Good As The Bahu Next Door!

'No offence, but ladies work, study & pursue their hobbies. You do well too, but there’s nothing very special like you don’t excel anywhere.'

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And You Thought ‘Being Sanskari’ Was Enough To Be The Perfect Bride?

In spite of everything, today’s man expects his life partner to be an epitome of perfection, appropriate height, figure, qualification, career, dressing sense, values ….NOT MORE, NOT LESS.

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Let Me Be A Child For A Little Longer, Mother; Ain’t I Too Young For A Hookup?

Here we are, lecturing about how Bollywood objectifies women, how regressive the item songs and their lyrics are and how perhaps it’s time we break the stereotype and treat women with more respect.

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bachaposh
What It Is To Be A Woman In This Godforsaken Part Of The World

But then, if she had been a girl all the time, she would have never known the other side of life. How different it is, to be a man in our part of the world.

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No In-law Trouble, A Loving Family, But… As A Daughter In Law, I’m Taken For Granted

Does abuse always come with blows, taunts, physical and mental torture? Doesn't total disregard of someone's needs count as cause for bitterness too?

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This MIL DIL Madness Stops With Us; We Break The Chain

“Bhabhi worked before marriage, Ma. You insisted on her leaving her job. I’m not like you, I can’t think like you. That reminds me, Karthik seems to be free now, it’s his turn to mop the floor today. Bye."

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It Was As If The Dark Clouds Of Ignorance In Her Life Had Lifted

She had heard stories of the forbidden land, the widows’ quarters, but little had she imagined it to be so miserable. She quietly followed her husband, why did visiting one’s own mother have to be a secret?

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How Many Men Really Know, They Determine The Gender Of Their Child

Women of the family are often blamed for having daughters instead of sons. Even though the gender of a child should not matter, here is an old newsflash from science: If anyone is responsible, its the men.

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Isn’t That Against Indian Culture? Now That There’s Nothing Between Us, Why All This Drama?

Now how would I feel if my girlfriend lands more roles than me, wins awards every now and then, and to top it all, works with my rivals and agrees to do intimate scenes with them? Wouldn’t I become a laughing stock?

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But If He Didn’t Touch You Or Say Anything Inappropriate, How Is It Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment may not always be an inappropriate touch or comment. Some times, it is something seemingly mundane as phone calls too!

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‘If I Can’t Have A Son, I Hope She Doesn’t Have One Either’

I tried everything possible to have a son. I followed diets, rituals, conducted all Poojas for a son. But still, nothing worked. I have two daughters now.

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You Distract Me And It’s Your Fault

Never tolerate sexism and objectification from your professors or employers, your abilities and talents invalidated because you're a girl, says this author. 

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Making A Difference, On A Path Less Traveled

For the village folk, she was like a daughter they never had, a friend they could trust. They treated her with unadulterated love and respect, they looked up to her.

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Just One Among HIS Many Devadasis

They fought pretty strongly Bhairavi, looks like, in less than a month, this Devdasi custom will be totally abolished, you will be free forever.

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Nope! My Son And I Do Not Regret Dropping Maths And Choosing A Different Subject

'We received an elaborate report indicating Dyscalculia.' And thus began a mother and son's battle against the dreaded Maths! How she battled it is amazing!

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Body Shamed For Never Removing Body Hair, I’ve Realised Now That I Don’t Really Care

Why are women who do not remove body hair shamed for it, wonders the author - after all, it should be her choice!

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Of Sisters, Long Drives, Digging And Some Tanhaai

The emotional gap between us, which we created over years, was bridged in a few seconds. Why did it take so long for us to laugh together?

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Kahaani Kiss Ki – When An Actress Kisses An Actor

To kiss or not to kiss is no longer the question. It has changed to - who kissed whom. And if it a woman taking that initiative: heavens forgive her!

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What I Most Miss About Home As A Married Indian Woman Living In Sweden For 15 Years

An Indian woman who moved to Sweden after her marriage, the author shares an unusual aspect of what coming home means to her.

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And There She Was, The Real Her, Beautiful And Graceful

Those few hours when she returned from school to an empty house, were like Nirvana. She would deck up in her mother’s cosmetics and pose before the mirror, until the day her brother saw her.

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It Was Finally My Kind Of Rose Day!

There were hundreds of real humans who loved her, she glowed with confidence. She had long given up examining herself on the mirror, but of late, when she saw her reflection, her radiant self smiled back.

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You Acted For Your ‘Honour’, But I’m Going To Haunt You To The End!

“You were ruining our family reputation. Living in with a man, without getting married. Oh, and the clothes you were wearing when we met that day in the city, so tight, so short.

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My Mother Ensured I Did What She Never Did #MothersDay

She taught me MY value in MY life. She taught me to be a bit selfish and not center my entire day around my kid.

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Duryodhana… Your Villain, But My Hero

His brothers and friend Karna covered for him, as they fought my father’s soldiers. As for him, he took off with me in his chariot. And I don’t know why, I was bowled over.

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Living All Over Again, This Time For Myself

He never loved me, and I was always a disgrace for him, didn’t speak well, didn’t dress well. I was a ‘country bumpkin’ as he called me and much to his relief, I stopped going out to parties with him.

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