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As A Married Indian Woman, Are You Also Expected To ‘Look Married’, And A Compulsary Karwa Chauth?

With marriage come a lot of expectations, especially from a newly wed Indian bride. Dressing up and looking a certain way, as well as fasting for the 'long life' of a husband are some.

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How I Got My MIL To Agree To, AND Champion My Version Of Karva Chauth

"Not for me," said this author about KarvaChauth, a tradition that discriminates against women. But the golden middle she has found is really lovely - her mom in law champions it, too!

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What I Finally Understood This Durga Puja In My 30s; To Love, And To Let Go When It Is Time

We welcome the Goddess when she comes on Durga Soshti, full of glory and love, but we also let her go on Dashami when it is time. This, the author says, defines the circle of our lives.

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My Boys Will Miss Their ‘Teekey Wali Bua’ This Navratri, But We Can Keep Memories Of Her Love Alive
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The boys smiled. Carefully she opened it and put teekas for both of them, "to make up for all the navamis we’ve missed together" she said, eyes twinkling as always.

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Leftover Onam Food? 5 Tasty Ways In Which You Can Create A New Dish The Next Day!
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Onam sadya is one of the best meals one can have, but what does one do of the leftover Onam food? Here's help.

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Why Should Men Get The ‘Honour’ Of Carrying The Ganesha Idol When Women Organized Everything?

We celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi in our building, and women organised everything right from getting police permission. But the 'honour' of carrying the Ganesha idol was of the men!

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