The higher the groom's financial and social standing, the better the car he is expected to receive.
Raksha Bandhan: Akshay Kumar’s Latest is Offensive, Sexist and Unbearable
Anand Rai’s film is not just clueless about gender politics, but is also devoid of logic, and harks back to the cheap films of the 1980s.
An Anti-Dowry Reformer From the Hinterland
It has been almost two years since former school teacher Mahesh Chandra hit the road with the goal of educating those who cross his path about dowry.
Dowry and the ‘Great’ Indian Marriage
Dowry was legally banned in India nearly 60 years ago and yet it continues to be a common practice.
Badaghar Babe Wayil: The Dowry-Free Village of Kashmir
Three decades back, when a few cases of domestic violence were reported, the villagers pledged to neither receive nor give dowry by signing a document on a stamp paper.
All the Darkness We Cannot See: A Story That Everyone Hears and No One Tells
My personal experience on gaslighting – a tale we all hear and yet barely acknowledge publicly.
Salman Khan and Our Love for Criminals
Bollywood's reaction to Salman Khan's conviction showed that defending, supporting and shielding criminals is a part of our culture.
My Ceiling is Not Your Son’s Playground
A poem about the different expectations we keep for girls and boys in the same family.