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The colourful festival of Teej in Jaipur

The colourful festival of Teej in Jaipur

August 17, 2018

Just as the monsoon arrives in north India, the air is filled with happiness and joy, as the women start preparing for the colourful festival of Teej. The Teej festival is held annually during the Hindu month of Shravan and marks the advent of the monsoon. This festival is celeb...

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Diwali festivities illuminate India

Diwali festivities illuminate India

October 29, 2016

As India prepares to celebrate Diwali, the biggest and the brightest festival in the country, this Sunday, many people abroad also follow the trend. As the festivities have already begun, here is why the festival is considered auspicious and the most important.

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Indian PM questions validity of ‘Triple Talaq’

Indian PM questions validity of ‘Triple Talaq’

October 25, 2016

Indian PM Narendra Modi shared his views on the practice of ‘Triple Talaq’, which has added another shade to the ongoing debate within India to explore the future possibility of a Uniform Civil Code.

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Women in India celebrate Karva Chauth

Women in India celebrate Karva Chauth

October 19, 2016

A look into the festival of Karva Chauth, as parts of the country gear up to celebrate it tonight. Changing times means revisiting and scrutinizing the relevance of such customs.

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The “breast tax” of Travancore Kingdom

The “breast tax” of Travancore Kingdom

March 9, 2016

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8. But there is no specific day to remember women’s fight for equality and dignity, through centuries and all over the world. Over 200 years ago, Nangeli, a poor lower caste woman from Cherthala (Kerala, South) gained...

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The “breast tax” of Travancore Kingdom

The “breast tax” of Travancore Kingdom

March 9, 2016

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8. But there is no specific day to remember women’s fight for equality and dignity, through centuries and all over the world. Over 200 years ago, Nangeli, a poor lower caste woman from Cherthala (Kerala, South) gained...

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