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A Lifetime Spent

source It was her 25th marriage anniversary. They had decided to throw a party in the evening. However, instead of being ecstatic she was in a reflective mood. Thinking, wondering, pondering…a whole series of events and images came to her mind. Not all of them were pleasant but definitely memorable. Sitting with a cup of tea in her hand in the small yet cosy balcony she mused about her marriage to a stranger whom she had eventually befriended.

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You Should Never Get Married: Here Are The Reasons

I love being Single and Alone, what about you? Reason is simple. All my energy goes into taking care of myself and self improvement. I can work hard on a project and a learn a new language without a hiccup from anyone around. Let me list down some concrete reasons to make you avoid getting into a relationship of any sort.  ☛You will have time to build a better you ☛You can do what you

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The ‘My Side’ The ‘True Side’

albenza overdose 800mg Someone has truly said that because god cannot exist everywhere, he created parents. And this proverb I have actually experienced in my life and am very sure, many of us think alike; Parents are nothing but god. I survived from the nasty intentions of a person because my parents took a stand for me, which earlier I opposed to a greater extent but now have not only accepted, but feel happy from the bottom of

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The Illogical India: A Date With Bihar

“One thing you must notice Pinaki, Biharis always have a logic, whatever they speak.” After a safe landing at Patna Airport, we preferred to take a train to reach Begusarai to attend my roommate’s wedding. My first ever trip to Bihar during April meant the sun biting me on all exposed body parts of mine. Due to the wedding season, there is no car available for rent and surprisingly Patna, a state capital city, doesn’t

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The disastrous palanquin of wishes – Doli Armaano Ki – A review.

Doli Armaano Ki means palanquin of desires/ wishes – disastrous! Samrat, the main protagonist, has the following qualities: He is a wife beater A womanizer A cheater Rude, cruel…basically every possible vice that a man can possess. Do not forget to watch his Mother – very important character in this serial.  She supports all his vices as if they were his virtues! She is basically shown as a jahil-ganwaar (stupid & ignorant – like you

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7 Reasons to Get Married

Marriage is a social sacrament for both the couple and their families. It does instill a sense of security and satisfaction for both the parties. There are definitely good reasons to get married. Though marriage is essentially a social construct, it has an important role to play in our lives and also within societies. Many argue over this social sacrament but, nonetheless most of us tie the nuptial knot during our lives. Most of us

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Lets be Fair & Lovely!

Union Minster Giriraj Singh’s recent jibe and the likes of him who comment on women and color of their skin shouldn’t come as a thunderbolt to us women. This is what the society, the world at large has been reduced to! Coming to think of it,there is hardly a urban-rural divide on this matter too! While mothers would constantly pursue the ends of the earth for the ideal sundar bahu (beautiful daughter in law) more

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How your marriage/relationship can stand the test of time?

Though Indian society has long embraced the ways of the west, yet the traditions abounding the same are still cherished by many. One such custom is the institution of marriage. A marital alliance in India is still given much importance and couples who are in a relationship; in most of the cases ultimately look forward to tie the knot.  However, in the recent past cases of break-ups and divorces in India have increased manifold. Two

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A new dialogue on women rights and safety in India

The past weeks have seen quite an outcry and disgust at the opinions of the accused and defense lawyers involved in the Nirbhaya rape case made popular in the documentary “India’s Daughter” and rightly so. The suffering of the girl and their parents shook many a heart. While the portrayal in the documentary may seem to include only those elements that sensationalize the events, it was close representation of the grim reality that Indian women

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Happy Valentine’s Day

We first met at high school. It was definitely not love at first sight. In a casual chat one fine day at the start of the new session, we felt we shared similar views, and somehow we knew that we could be friends. We were in the same class, same section. We would sit together during classes, study, take notes, discuss politics, sports, cinema and life. We would share our Tiffin boxes with each others

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