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Respected Saasu Maa Ji, May I Please Go And Pee Now?

I might have dozed off when my parents were teaching me post-marriage Sanskaar stuff. Because this was the first time, I was hearing about this “Ji” business.

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She Was Only Trying To Teach Her DIL What Her Own MIL Had Taught Her, But…

Manju ji's heart melted at her antics. She always wanted a daughter like her but the stern mother-in-law in her prevented her from accepting Anisha as such.

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How To Reject Patriarchal Traditions And Be A Feminist Role Model To Your Kids

I have decided to stop participating in, and encouraging any form of suppression of women. Especially since I have a son to be a role model to.

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

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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