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Getting married because you are of 'marriageable age' and a 'good proposal' comes along has been the chains that bind women. Once tied up, it's the end of their potential.
Tritha Sinha and Ritika Singh create music about gender issues in India, and their new, gut-wrenching video 'Zindagi Bitani (A life spent...)' is about forced marriages and honour killing.
Recently the External Affairs Minister has announced an increase in the legal and financial aid offered to Indian women deserted by their NRI husbands in 13 countries. Will this really help the wives? The author tries to answer.
We as a society have a very skewed idea of 'sanskaar'! Girls are told from childhood to be sanskaari, and we should be - just that I think it should mean something different altogether!
“Do you think you are the daughter of some king who will keep you in his palace forever? We are women. We don’t dream."
The traditional Indian marriage has so much that is wrong for women, that has no place in the 21st century, but persists despite everything. A funny look at this.
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