Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicIndian Marriages

Topic: Indian Marriages

‘She’s not always a woman to me’: Court cases on ‘gender-deception’ highlight true cost of stigma

The Supreme Court is currently hearing the case of Hariom, who claims he was cheated into marrying “a kind of transgender”. But, men are not the only victims in such cases.

Divorce isn’t the problem. Staying in bad marriage for the sake of kids is

Dhanush and Aishwaryaa ending their marriage prompted many Indians to invoke the responsibility they have towards their kids. After all, divorce in India is everyone's business.

New marriage bill can cast the criminality net wider, draw more Indian women to courts & cops

Modi govt's bill to increase women's marriage age to 21 has been tied in knots, with questions being raised whether it can empower women or is just a quick fix.

Can a horoscope match ensure happy marriage? A new book finds answers

Venus Mars – Love and Marriage, written by Acharya P. Khurrana and launched by actress & author Shilpa Dhar, highlights the importance of studying Jupiter while matching horoscopes for marriages.

More and more young British Indians want ‘love-cum-arranged marriage’

My research shows that British Indians feet they have the ‘freedom to fall in love with anyone’ but within certain boundaries.

Sarcasm, taunting by in-laws wear and tear of married life, Mumbai judge observes

The court was hearing the application of a couple, aged 80 and 75, who were seeking anticipatory bail in a case of mistreating their daughter-in-law.

Only first wife of man entitled to lay claim on his money, says Bombay High Court

The Bombay HC, however, said children from both the marriages will get the money. The court was hearing a case of the second wife of a police sub-inspector who had died due to Covid.

The different ‘guns’ in Uttar Pradesh and Sharad Pawar’s balancing act

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Zoom Shaadi Mubarak! Even Covid can’t stop these Indian couples from tying the knot – online

Nuptials fixed on dates dictated by astrological charts have been hurriedly transformed into digital ceremonies over Zoom, YouTube & Google Hangouts.

The scientific argument for marrying outside your caste

Community-based marriage systems remain prevalent in India despite rapid urbanisation and the proliferation of smaller families.

On Camera

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Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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