To be a college student in love in a small town presented its own set of problems. Not the least of all is the sheer lack of any privacy in a small place where everybody seemed to know everyone.
Working women are seen as threats to the patriarchal social set-up and, therefore, are hated by those men who see their power and privileges being eroded.
A poem by Huzaifa Pandit who teaches literature at the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Kashmir
In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.
Effectively, decoupling is the dissolution of a marriage in the conventional sense, but with a twist. For it to work, a lot of social, psychological, economic and judicial thought has to go into it.
Why does patriarchy, as upheld by men and women, insist that 'our' women must ultimately find their fulfilment through marriage and motherhood?
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Everything that we do as an act of love might be tinged in various colours, but the base note is imbued in white.
The bogey of ‘love jihad’ goes way back to Kanpur in 1924 when a Muslim administrator was accused of ‘seducing’ a Hindu girl and forcing her to convert.
Though there has been a sobering effect on khap panchayats in recent years, killings in the name of honour continue in India. The Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure sections are insufficient to deal with these murders.
Bollywood’s tryst with romantic love has oscillated between the sublime and the ridiculous.
Love is a responsibility that matures you, and if you are in love, you cherish the greying.
In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
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