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ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Wedding, Sati, Wedding rituals, Hindu wedding

Why we need to rewrite our wedding vows

The story of Sati is a warning. You are not supposed to visit your parents' home if your husband isn't respected there. But asking for permission to visit? In this day and age?

VOICES

 |  -minute read
Sati, Jauhar, Alauddin Khilji, Rani Padmini

Why is everyone making a big deal about jauhar?

Just as a warrior, or a spy, or a fugitive chooses to die than fall in enemy's hands, it is the same spirit that drove women to self-immolation.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Sati, Jauhar, Alauddin Khilji, Rani Padmini

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat glorifies Rajputs, but its treatment of women makes you vomit

An entire population now thinks that thousands of women burning themselves alive is a good thing.