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Marriage

Why is a woman’s worth relative to the vows of marriage? What makes a woman who has either transgressed or bypassed these vows for her own happiness so threatening to the status quo? Samhita Arni refers back to legendary figures — mythological and actual — and studies how history is being both repeated and revised in modern culture
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November 27, 2019

The thought of marriage awakens a conventional wedding fantasy from her childhood, but it is also a bitter reminder of her otherness as both a queer woman and a member of the BDSM community. In an honest appointment with herself, Jaya Sharma analyses these contrasting truths.
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November 26, 2019

At a time when unmarried women were the exception, ’60s superstar Asha Parekh defied the norm and rejected a long list of suitors. Bollywood history rookie and the soon-to-wed Sadaf Shaikh reconciles her 21st-century feminist ideology with the still-single actor’s understated iconoclasm as their conversation elides the 50 years between them. . .
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May 02, 2018

From wedding invites and personalised stationery to customised gifts, wallpapers and murals, Kanika Jain Gupta's iktaara has something for every taste and need
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October 01, 2017

State Of The Union: My 2 States And A Marriage

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Illustration by Swati Sinha

If you want to be happy in your union of two souls – and bodies – Verve's Executive Editor, Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena is asking you to discard the rose-coloured glasses as soon as possible, wake up to reality and find your own formula to peace and happiness…
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September 30, 2017

State Of The Union: My Traditionally Offbeat Wedding

Text by Huzan Tata. Illustration by Swati Sinha

Belonging to one community doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy rituals of another for your big day, believes Verve's Senior Writer, Huzan Tata whose nuptials, she hopes, will defy the norms of what a traditional wedding should be like…
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