Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: weddings

How winter session of legislature, political weddings turned Covid ‘superspreaders’ in Mumbai

ThePrint independently confirmed 6 cases among Maharashtra’s ministers and 9 among the state’s MLAs, with some of them testing positive just in the last two days.

‘Marry any man before 3rd wave’ — Big fat weddings in small towns go on Covid crash diet

Band baja weddings are back. But with decorated lawns instead of hotel venues, slimmer guest lists in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Delhi Lt Governor approves AAP govt’s proposal to allow only 50 people at weddings

Delhi has seen a spike in coronavirus cases since 28 October when the daily rise breached the 5,000-mark for the first time.

Groom in Mumbai, bride in Bareilly, priest in Raipur. Indians are saying ‘I do’ on Zoom

Indians are getting married, coronavirus or not. And Zoom is the cheapest, easiest destination wedding in town.

Over half of Americans are postponing weddings. Until when, few know

Estimates say 6.5% of couples are cancelling weddings, 28% are trying to shift dates, 22.5% are postponing to 2021, and 43% have no plans to do anything yet.

Peak wedding season sees little impact on gold sales, imports slump to five-month low

Total overseas purchases slid 15% from the year before as jewellers have been cutting purchases on poor demand.

No three-tiered wedding cake, no mangalsutra: Single women a growing tribe in India

Single women are asserting their right to be taken seriously, creating their own sub-culture with books, movies and even organisations dedicated to them.

Made in Heaven shows Sooraj Barjatya & Karan Johar’s ‘happy Indian family’ doesn’t exist

Made in Heaven is the direct spiritual successor of Monsoon Wedding, and refuses to offer any easy answers to the viewers.

NIT-Kurukshetra orders students not to gate-crash weddings, threatens disciplinary action

NIT-Kurukshetra issued a circular on 16 March, describing such behaviour as 'unethical and immoral’.

What the West gets wrong about arranged marriages

Arranged marriage is presumed to be a forced marriage; coerced, dutiful, predictable.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.