"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!
It’s my choice to fast or not to fast, and no one has the right to judge me. I don’t need to fast to prove my love for my husband and children.
In a country where it is common to shun menstruating women from social life, Odisha stands out by celebrating them in its Raja Parba.
Indian weddings can be a fun celebration, but the entitlement shown by the men's side, the outdated, patriarchal customs, and the over-the-top spending really needs to go.
When I saw a friend, a childhood sweetheart and beer buddy of her equally qualified groom, touch his feet in the traditional wedding ritual, it made me wonder - what are our core values today?
"I still wear sindoor," says Dipanjana Gupta, "But now because I know it makes me look beautiful, and no longer out of fear for my husband's wellbeing!"
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