An empowering step ? The Union cabinet recently made a decision to increase the age of marriage for girls to 21, bringing this at par with men. The age has, to put things in context, been gradually raised over the years. The legal marriage age for women in India was first set to 14 years … More Indian Women to Marry at 21 ?
Sometime in the middle of 2020 the Netflix show Indian Matchmaking became a social phenomenon taking the internet by storm, and rightfully so for all the wrong reasons. It should not be difficult for a viewer to notice dominant-caste and upper-class people on the show legitimating themselves by promoting beliefs and values congenial to them. … More The Violent Materialization of Caste in Indian Matchmaking
“Marriage”, is a word that brings joy and happiness, but it comes sounding as an alarm to any Indian Father who has a daughter to be married off. The dowry system in India perpetuates the concept of the girl’s parents sending gold, money, vehicles, residences, and other material possessions to the boy’s family, in exchange … More The Stubborn Parasite : Sale of Grooms aka the system of Dowry
“Ente kutty!” was what a man said as he wailed about his younger sister, who was found dead in her husband’s house in Kollam, Kerala. For those unversed with Malayalam, “ente kutty” means “my little girl”. The word ‘kutty’ shows how much you love the girl, in most cases your sister or your daughter. As … More Vismaya Nair Is No More. Who’s To Blame?
The bond of marriage is sacrosanct. All faiths of our world enshrine that men and women love each other to further the cause of this institution. However, for those who fail, what is the recourse in law for a woman who is subjected to domestic violence and is forced out of her matrimonial home by … More UNFAMILIAR PAIN IN FAMILIAR TERRITORY