Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Topic: inter-caste marriage

File photo of Madhavi and Sandeep | By special arrangement

She’s my first & last girlfriend: An inter-caste school love story that’s ended up in ICU

B. Sandeep and Madhavi Chari were attacked over caste differences by her father. Even as Madhavi fights for her life, Sandeep says nothing will happen to her.
Honour killing

Telangana father wanted to ‘find his daughter & kill her’ after she married a Dalit

Madhavi, 21, had reportedly been promised in marriage to someone else by her 'drunkard' father.

‘Progressive’ south India is catching up with the north when it comes to honour killings

The caste divide is equally strong in India's 'progressive south', and lovers equally unsafe.

More than husbands, educate moms-in-law if you want to change arranged marriages in India

A study by the Indian Statistical Institute finds that a husband's mother-in-law's education levels can predict inter-caste marriage. 

Jat woman who married Dalit shot dead outside Rohtak court, 4 of family held

The panchayat in Mamta's village had issued a diktat — the mortal remains of the girl won't be brought back home.
A wedding procession in India. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Maharashtra is drafting a special law to protect inter-caste marriages

The move comes in the wake of rising incidents of injustice meted out to inter-caste couples in the form of ostracism, threats and honour killings.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

TalkPoint: Why is New India still rattled by inter-caste/inter-faith marriages?

Experts and lawyers weigh in on inter caste and inter faith marriages in India, in light of the killing of Ankit Saxena in New Delhi.
Putin

Vladimir Putin lives in a world with no rules

Putin doesn’t put much stock even in rules that he wrote himself; his vision, complete with pictures of heaven and hell, is metaphysical.
tennis

With Djokovic’s recent wins, is it time to anoint him king of tennis over Federer & Nadal?

Novak Djokovic won the Shanghai Masters last week, adding another important title to his victories at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters this year.