RE-IMAGINING INDIA

Digital India is one of the most exciting initiatives taken up in recent times. It has the potential to usher in a truly participatory democracy by pro­viding access to information for all and ensuring accountability and transparency in governance. Financial inclusion, health care, education, skill training and em­ployment will all be greatly facilitated. Not all […]

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AS TOO SAY WHO RULES HARYANA?

This refers to the S editorial Powerful caste Panchayat.. .(Khap) (August II, 2009). “Who rules Haryana?: The law or the Khaps?” The answer is resounding: “the khaps”. From meddling into marital affairs to ostracising a family and lynching a young man for violating khap norms of marriage, the institution of khap panchayat in Haryana has […]

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ON IN THE US AN INDIAN STORY Even in tough times life goes on. By A. K. Shyamala Shenoy

It was the time just before the US recession and the economy seemed to be booming. Many of my husband’s friends had started their own start-up operations and were doing very well. Our Saturday-night get-together discussions were centred on success stories starting from Sabir Bhatia’s Hotmail. We had enough savings and my husband decided to […]

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Marrying for a (different) Cause!

Marry in a Puducherry, honeymoon for the rest of your life in Paris! But first, dish out. In this exotic former French colony, young men are making a beeline for French belles with starry eyes, pounding hearts – and bulging wallets. But marital bliss doesn’t come cheap. The brides, Indian- origin French citizens, demand and […]

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WHEN IT COMES TO DRESSING UP FOR THE D-DAY, INDIANS LIKE TO FOLLOW TRADITION. BUT, OVER THE YEARS, ONE HAS SEEN THE EMERGENCE OF WEDDING OUTFITS THAT MIX MODERNITY AND TRADITION JUST IN THE RIGHT PROPORTION

Meher Sarid, another wedding planner says, “A wedding in a banquet hall is common. But with the middle-class getting richer, splurging on not-so-ordinary venues is getting popular.” She adds, “There was an NRI couple who wanted a traditional and yet unusual wedding. So we arranged it in the dunes of Rajasthan.” There was also a […]

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