What about the evil bahu?

A group of victimised mothers-in-law from Bangalore have started their own helpline, and plan to approach TV producers and film-makers to get them to re-work the ‘unfair’ portrayal of the saas figure in popular culture Mumbai: For years they’ve been haunting television and movie screens, making life miserable for their daughters-in-law — but now a

The facade called Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment, Women Equality, etc. seem to be the buzzwords these days with more and more articles coming out about increasing awareness amongst women about their rights. Since so many decades we have been hearing of these campaigns and they are still running. Feminists still seem to cry about women rights, women empowerment and women

Pitfalls of legalizing live in relationship

Original Source The State Government of Maharashtra has recently proposed an amendment of Section 125 CrPC to include women involved in live-in relationships to be eligible for alimony from their live-in partners. This proposed amendment has far reaching consequences, which it is evident that the government seemed to have conveniently ignored. Granting women involved in

Yes, I demanded dowry, but never got it!

Mirrored from here All the characters referred to below are fictitious and bear no resemblance with anyone living or dead whatsoever. Any co-incidence is purely co-incidental and unintentional Dowry? A sensational word, isn’t it? Evokes strong emotions for the ‘married woman’. Unlawful demands from the husband’s side to the bride’s side like a scooter, car,

Dowry: Whose culture is it?

Dowry culture was never an Indian culture.. Who brought it here.. A dowry (also known as trousseau) is the money, goods, or estate that a woman brings to her husband in marriage. The opposite direction, property given to the bride by the groom, is called dower or mahr. Normally the bride would be entitled to

Truth behind the rising female foeticide

Feminists and others alike, are all making a big hue and cry about the rising trends of female foeticides in the country, leading to a skewed ratio of female:male. One such radical feminist argued on the TV, that this is not a new trend, though. Before the technology of sex determination came to India, there