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Rising Daughters Inc

Nisha is not alone. There are many like her all over India. Haggling husbands beware Updates

Rising Daughters Inc
Rising Daughters Inc
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For Nisha Sharma, celebrations began after her marriage was called-off. Congratulatory crowds, complimentary callers, laudatory letters, awards aplenty have become part of her life. Ever since, a fortnight ago, this 21-year-old software systems student from Noida, in Delhi's neighbourhood, called up the police to report her greedy groom's escalating demands—he'd ordered another Rs 12 lakh, over and above the electronic appliances and luxury car already promised to him as dowry. This, minutes before the wedding, with 2,000 guests already in to bless the couple. The groom, Munish Dalal, was arrested, and Nisha's been at the receiving end of adulation since then. "I'm overwhelmed by the public support and the appreciation," says her father Dev Dutt Sharma. He adds: "Over 20 marriage proposals come in for Nisha every day, from fathers who insist their sons want to marry a bold girl like her. Also, organisations like Akhil Bharatiya Brahman Mahasabha and Delhi's Urdu Academy and many other associations are honouring Nisha with awards and cash prizes. They say Nisha is a role...
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