Pubs, Liquor Shops and Women Empowerment

Original Author – ANIL CHAWLA Maidservants working in our locality live in a slum called S. Farm. The slum had a country liquor shop. As is usual in many such shops, the shop also had an ‘ahaataa’ (courtyard). The ahaataa is an open area with bare minimum crude furniture. Customers who buy a bottle from

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