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*By Avinash Kumar Verma She slipped her card quietly into the back pocket of my jeans while I tried to convince the guy at the McDonald's counter that we really wanted just a diet coke and not a McSha...
When I look around at the confused state of couples who are stuck between progressive feminist ideals and the socially conditioned "it's always been like this" comfort zone (this includes the current...
On the brother-sister bond—and how to be open about love.
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Let me start by saying that I am not against marriage as an institution. However, I am against the fundamental inequality that has the power to convert an Indian marriage into a form of slavery.
The Supreme Court has refused to take a lenient view towards a man sent to jail for five years for cruelty towards his pregnant wife forcing her to commit suicide, saying her story resembled the tale...
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When DMK leader MK-Stalin met an aging Sampoornam in her cramped house last year, they spoke about her wedding which took place 75 years ago. This was no ordinary wedding ceremony. In fact, what was special was that there was no ceremony at all. It happened to be the first recognised Suyamariyathai (self-respect) marriage presided over by former chief minister and DMK leader CN Annadurai (Anna). Sampoornam passed away last week, but she leaves a legacy of social reform in marriage.
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India's most profound view of love is that it be defined by one's knowledge of the other; the emphasis of Indian treatises on love, including the famously elevated -- and excruciatingly dumbed-down -- Kama Sutra, is about anchoring relationships upon an intimate awareness and respect of a partner's personality, desires, thought process, physicality and even the gentlest of nuance. As ever, in the Indian psyche, playfulness subsists hand-in-hand with sanctity, sensuousness with respect, earthly passion with ethereal divinity.
Last night I noticed unusual action at the main gate of our housing society. The usually quiet entrance of the apartment complex had been busy through the evening: there were men walking in and out of the gate, the office was still open and the security guards seemed far too alert. Looking from my 9th-floor balcony, I could tell something was happening, but what?
You may have noticed that your timeline on Facebook is flooded with profile pictures of friends that now have rainbow filters. The rainbow flag is a powerful symbol of hope and inclusion for the LGBTQ...
America erupted in joyous celebrations on Friday after the Supreme Court in a pathbreaking decision ruled that it is now legal for all Americans, no matter what their sexual orientation is, to marry t...
Five Russian couples who visited India to participate in an Art of Living programme last year, were inspired by the purity of a traditional Indian marriage to come back and tie the knot 'Vedic style'...