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Journalist @ NDTV. Feminist. Dog parent. Bibliophile. Will choose ginger tea over humans.
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Drama, drama, drama.

Screaming.

Ludicrous hashtags.

Anchors attempting to be overly righteous.

The brashness of ‘Breaking News’ pushing us to break our TV sets instead.

The accusatory ‘anti-national!’ cries.

Anchors dressed as various characters to prove a point.

Loud panels where the idea of a ‘debate’ mainly includes creating a ruckus to grab the maximum eyeballs.

More screaming.

Evoking Nehru, Gandhi.

Everybody has something to say about the kind of content we have to suffer if we dare to switch on a news channel. …


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Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

On Jimmy Fallon’s show, this global star defined herself as ‘traditional’, in the sense that she saw it fit to add her husband’s surname to her own name, as he ‘gets added to who she is’.

‘I always wanted to add his last name to mine because I feel like we’re becoming family…I’m a little traditional and old-school like that’

Have you ever thought about why women add their husbands’ family names to their own? Not remove their own maiden name, but add the second surname. It is empowering. They are not letting go of their identity…


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‘As a girl is born, it is understood that she has to get married one day or the other. She has to leave her parents. She has to go to her in-laws’ place. That is fixed’

- A Suitable Girl

This, in essence, is the culture of marriages in our country.

Not the celebration of the union of two people, but India’s marriage culture is dominated by how women must leave their homes, must leave their families behind one day, and must move to another home.

Since childhood, girls are raised and honed in a way that will one day…

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