Girls and Their Right to a Career

Spicy Saturday Pick

  Post selected as a Spicy Saturday Pick in BlogAdda for 10-Dec-2011 Featured at Symptoms of Disempowerment on 22-Dec-2011. Featured at Global Voices Online on 17-Dec-2011 Here is my 100th post on Merry Musings - and I wanted to take this time to write of a girl I know, who has been banned from having… Continue reading Girls and Their Right to a Career

How To Get Married In India

We Indians love everything large when it comes to a wedding – lavish garments and jewellery, pompous ceremonies, songs, dances, rituals and feasts. There is even a television programme called 'The Big Fat Indian Wedding' which celebrates this trend in India. In this culturally rich land of rituals and taboos, how does one actually go… Continue reading How To Get Married In India

Is Arranged Marriage a Good Thing?

This post has been selected as a Tangy Tuesday Pick on BlogAdda for Apr 12 2011 I first met her five long years ago and we became part of the same group before long. We used to have such fun teasing her on her accent and the way she couldn't pronounce certain words. In Malayalam… Continue reading Is Arranged Marriage a Good Thing?

Memoirs of a Wedding

Today is my Grandmother's 7th day death anniversary. And it reminded me of an incident she narrated to us kids - about her marriage. The story of how my Grandma (hereafter referred to as ‘Amma’) got married is rather amusing. Eons ago (well, to be honest, must be the 1940s), Amma was at the tender… Continue reading Memoirs of a Wedding