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Indian weddings can be a fun celebration, but the entitlement shown by the men's side, the outdated, patriarchal customs, and the over-the-top spending really needs to go. 

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When ‘Ek Chutki Sindoor’ Became A Game Changer Even For My 21st Century Friends!

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?

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When I Ran Back Home For The ‘Powerful’ Sindoor That Would Ensure My Husband’s Wellbeing!

"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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