What bothered me wasn't just about the groom hiding basic facts, but the girl's family still pressuring her to go ahead with the wedding. What were they afraid of?
Why is it a bone of contention if a daughter wants to help her parents after marriage? Why do I have to clarify this every time when I meet a prospective groom?
After her wedding, a usually liberal cousin of mine seemed to have become incredibly judgemental. Here are my thoughts on this behaviour.
For years, women have been conditioned to call their husbands 'aap,' while they are being called 'tu.' Will this discrimination ever end?
Girls are called paraya dhan in India, passed from one family to another, and their daily behaviour is policed depending on parental plans for their marriage.
Parents who toil away to ensure that the wedding goes off without a glitch, are shamed indirectly for bringing a girl into this world – who cares for their state of minds?
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