Then came the day I regret the most, the worst decision of my life, my wedding day. They chose the guy and promised that they have found a good guy, and that he would love me.
Not just 'unmarried', but divorced and widowed daughters are also eligible to be financial heirs to the pension of their freedom fighter fathers, says Calcutta HC in a recent case.
It’s always expected that the son has to bear all responsibilities of the parents. Not the daughter. Her one and only responsibility is to take care of her parents-in-law.
I was the second girl child unloved by my mother, who hated me for not being a boy. I decided to not let it define my life, and broke the chain of trauma!
In a society that penalises its women if they give birth to girls and devalues its daughters, a choice to have an only girl child is revolutionary.
All that my befuddled mind registered was the fact that I had forgotten to switch my phone back to 'Normal' mode. My poor mother had been calling me frantically for help while I was busy getting myself drunk.
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