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Why Must Only Women Fast In The Great Indian Tradition, Especially For Their Men?

There are different fasts and rituals for the welfare of our sons or husbands, but there is not even a single fast for the well being of the wife or the daughter. Why?

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Ramzaan 2020 Is A Little Different But LOVE With Virtual Iftar Dates With My Family!

In light of a pandemic, missing a festival seems like a small thing. But it is also about missing the reassuring smells, sounds of home and that of Iftar.

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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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My Fasting Capabilities Are Not A Measure Of My Love For My Husband And Children

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.

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Odisha’s ‘Raja Parba’ Festival Shows The Way By Celebrating Menstruation And Womanhood
Raja Parba

In a country where it is common to shun menstruating women from social life, Odisha stands out by celebrating them in its Raja Parba.

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I Hope To See An India Where ‘Daughter’s Wedding Expenses’ Aren’t A Worry For Parents!  

Indian weddings can be a fun celebration, but the entitlement shown by the men's side, the outdated, patriarchal customs, and the over-the-top spending really needs to go. 

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