Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: brides

Getting married? Shop for the perfect bridal wear without burning a hole in your pocket

For women getting married, the bridal attire is an important part of the ceremony. Market leader YourLibaas gives tips on how to make the correct choice of designer wear at affordable prices.

Downside of dowry crackdown — women’s decision-making power falls, domestic violence goes up

Researchers from Rice University in US studied the relationship between dowry payments and Indian women's post-marital status by using amendments to the anti-dowry law.

‘Mol ki bahuein’ — the women Haryana’s men buy as brides

This report, which won the Laadli Media Award for gender sensitivity this week, explores the lives of women from other parts of India who are bought as brides for Haryana's men.

How Punjabi ideas of honour lead to girl-shaming and prenatal sex selection in Canada

Given that many women in Canada have significant autonomy, Punjabi immigrant families likely impose harsh sanctions on young women upon their arrival.

A bride for Rs 40,000 is the ugly reality of Haryana BJP minister’s Kashmiri girls remark

In sex-ratio-skewed Haryana, there are women called ‘mol ki’ who are brought in from outside, often at a price, to marry local men who can’t find brides.

Haryana CM Khattar didn’t say ‘bring girls from Kashmir’, but he sure found it funny

Manohar Lal Khattar should know that the end goal of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is not marriage.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.