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Anti-dowry law, Killing, Dowry

Acid attack on woman for dowry reveals ugly face of Indian culture

Dowry harassment is the last thing that concerns the headline-hogging politicians.


 |  3-minute read
School education, Feminism, Dowry

Maharashtra textbook is sadly right, parents of 'ugly' women do have to shell out more dowry

The state education board has done a service by highlighting the ugly truth that a faux-liberal India finds difficult to admit.


 |  2-minute read
Times of India, Dowry, Wedding, Demonetisation

Oh TOI, marriage breaking over dowry isn't 'heartbreaking'

More than being a side-effect of demonetisation, this is plainly criminal.


 |  Below The Belt  |  7-minute read
Marital Violence, Acid attack, Dowry

Beaten, burnt and left to die, this dowry survivor has a message for the world

'My face, chest... everything is scarred. But I live with dignity. No woman must live in fear of men.'


 |  7-minute read
Dowry, Divorce, Child Marriage, Relationships

What India's old and unusual marriage customs tell us about a woman's consent

To insist on spousal rights, regardless of spousal desire, is a short-sighted and self-defeating enterprise.


 |  Between the Lines  |  2-minute read
Dowry, Groom Wanted, Matrimonial Ads

How matrimonial ads pushed me out of marriage market

Preparing a marriage pitch for a daughter who is not fair, not 'homely', doesn't cook food is an uphill task.


 |  6-minute read
Law, Dowry, Supreme Court, Section 498a

Proposed anti-dowry law will make women more unsafe

The proposed amendments to Section 498A can protect those who kill for dowry.