If a woman is choosing to fast on Karvachauth, should anyone else judge her for it or put her down? Feminism is, after all, about choice, right?
An intensely personal and honest account of why she keeps the karvachauth fast despite no pressure to do so, Prerna Wahi's words make you believe in the romance of it all.
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.
"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!
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.
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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