MARRIAGE

  • Woman recounts marital rape horror 2 days ago

    Amid the politics of gender and the debate over the implementation of a law on marital rape, more women are revealing the horror a marriage becomes when a husband becomes a rapist. ...
  • Experts discuss marital rape in India 2 days ago

    India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. ...
  • Is India ready to treat marital rape as a crime? 2 days ago

    India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. ...
  • Countries where laws against marital rape exists 3 days ago

    Union Home Ministry's remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country, has yet again opened up the debate on marital rapes. The report of the UN Women 'The 2011 Progress of the World's Women: In Pursuit of Justice report'...
  • Centre says marital rape not a crime as marriage is sacrosanct in India, activists cry foul 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. Upping the ante against marital rape, DMK MP Kanimozhi said that it...
  • Concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India: Government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated as a sacrament or sacred as per mindset of the Indian society, government on Wednesday said. "It is considered that the concept of marital rape, as understood internationally, cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context...
  • 'Big Eyes' actress Amy Adams to get married this weekend 4 days ago

    Los Angeles: Actress Amy Adams and her fiance Darren LeGallo, who have four-year-old daughter Aviaa together, will reportedly walk the isle in a low-key wedding ceremony here coming weekend. "Amy and Darren are getting married this weekend in Los Angeles in a ceremony that will be intimate and very genuine. The...
  • Thousands march in US capital against gay marriage 1 week ago

    Washington: Several thousand people including religious leaders marched in Washington against same-sex marriage as the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the deeply divisive issue in the coming days. Crowds rallied from the US Capitol to the Supreme Court, carrying placards reading, "A Child Needs a Father and...
  • Rajasthan government ropes in community leaders to prevent child marriages on Akshaya Tritiya April 21, 2015

    Jaipur: Even as preparations are on for thousands of children to be married off on Akshaya Tritiya, the Rajasthan government has roped in pundits and community leaders in a crackdownon the medieval practice. The government is focussing on 14 districts in the state which are infamous for child marriage. Suresh...
  • Arjun Kapoor grows nostalgic as '2 States' completes a year April 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Time flies, and actor Arjun Kapoor agrees. It's been a year since his film '2 States' hit the screens, and he's glad the audience still loves it. "Time flies...1 year of 2 states n still the film continues to grow...thank u for the love n reminding me of the memories...
  • Delhi: Angry over cancelled marriage, man chops off nose of brother-in-law April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: A young man, enraged over his cancelled marriage, chopped off the nose of his would-be brother-in-law in northwest Delhi's Pitampura area, police said. The accused Raghu (24), along with his accomplice, went to his prospective in-laws' residence after his marriage scheduled for April 15 was called off on...
  • Kerala: Parents marry off minor girl to moneylender; case registered April 12, 2015

    Idukki: In a shocking incident, parents of a minor girl hailing from a remote village at Nedumkandam in Kerala's Idukki district allegedly married off their daughter to a man more than double her age to clear off a debt taken from him. Based on the complaint lodged by the girl's...
  • Pakistan: Man kills family of 10 over marriage dispute April 6, 2015

    Islamabad: A Pakistani man is suspected of killing his fiancé and nine of her relatives after the woman's family appeared reluctant to give her permission to marry, police said on Monday. The 25-year-old suspect, who police identified as Gul Ahmad Saeed, had been on the run since murdering his parents, brother...
  • Majority of women drug users introduced to opium by husbands April 3, 2015

    Itanagar: A majority of women drug-users in Arunachal Pradesh were introduced to opium after marriage, by their husbands, a new study has revealed. The study - "Women Who Use Drugs in Northeast India" - noted, "A household survey in the state found that 2.1 per cent of females were opium users"...
  • Suresh Raina to tie nuptial knot on Friday April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The pre-wedding ceremonies of star India cricketer Suresh Raina were held on Wednesday, ahead of the 'big day' on Friday. Reports say the 28-year-old Raina will be tying the knot with fiancee Priyanka Chowdhary at a posh hotel. Middle-order batsman Raina returned to the country with his India team-mates after...
  • Malaysia's ethnic-Indian men say no to marrying rape victims March 29, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: In a short film shot as a social experiment, two out of three ethnic-Indian men in Malaysia have said that they would not marry rape victims as it would tarnish their family's "honour". The social experiment film made by Malaysian television channel Astro Ulagam (Astro world) has been titled...
  • Sean Penn has affection for ex-wife Madonna March 18, 2015

    London: Hollywood star Sean Penn says he has "great affection" for his ex-wife Madonna. The 54-year-old star had an extremely turbulent relationship with the 'Like A Virgin' hitmaker when they were married from 1985 to 1989, reported Contactmusic. "You look back and you say, 'What fire did I walk through that I...
  • People from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh being forced into marriage in London March 17, 2015

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, the lady leading the campaign against the forced marriage says that majority of people from Pakistan, Bangladesh and India are being forced into marriage. ...
  • Kanpur: Girl calls off marriage as would-be-groom gets maths wrong March 15, 2015

    Kanpur: A 23-year-old man's failure to answer a simple maths query has cost his marriage at Rasoolabad in Kanupr, Uttar Pradesh. A 21-year-old bride walked out of her wedding after the groom failed to answer a maths question. The girl claims that the groom's family showed them a different boy who...
  • Government plans to amend anti-dowry harassment law March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Plans are afoot to amend a criminal law that will allow compromise and settlement between husband and wife at the onset of trial in dowry harassment cases, a move that comes after frequent misuse of the provision to trouble men and their near relatives. Under the proposal, Section 498A...
  • Stand-up comic Aditi Mittal and actress Richa Chadda tell us about everything they will do for 'love' March 9, 2015

    If you're above woman and 18, then your parents have probably asked you the question "Beta, when will you get married?"Arranged marriages have become a lot more progressive and now we are stuck with something called 'arranged dates'. It is when you meet your possible 'would be' alone and try...
  • 7 regressive questions asked to women during arranged marriages and the perfect responses to them March 9, 2015

    Women's Day is over and we can now happily move on to casual misogyny again. Although, we as a nation, are moving towards a more progressive outlook and frame of mind, we still suffer from a lot of backwardness when it comes to the role of women in marriages.Nothing brings...
  • I am not against getting married, have my own idea of marriage: Indhuja Pillai March 3, 2015

    (The matrimonial profile of a 24-year-old engineer from Bengaluru has gone viral. A start-up entrepreneur Indhuja Pillai created a webpage to rebel against her parents plan to get her married off. She has put up the website for her marriage after her parents' sponsored an advertisement in a newspaper which...
  • Bengaluru: Matrimonial profile of girl claiming not to be a marriage material goes viral March 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: The matrimonial profile of a 24-year-old engineer from Bengaluru has gone viral. A software engineer, Indhuja Pillai created a webpage to rebel against her parents plan to get her married off. She has put up the website for her marriage after her parents' sponsored an advertisement in a newspaper which...
  • Ranbir Kapoor: Marriage should happen organically; it has nothing to do with age March 2, 2015

    Mumbai: Questions about marriage have been dogged by Ranbir Kapoor for a long time, but the actor says the time is yet to come and that he would want it to be a natural progression. "I am very happy in my life right now. I've not decided when I will get...
  • 'He is from a rich family, so he will keep you happy' and 20 other stupid notions Indians still have about marriages March 1, 2015

    For a developing nation, we still have a lot of stupid notions about when, how and why people should get married. Marriage should be something that two people get into when they feel they are ready; not because their parents, grandparents or the society wants them to. The 'Ideal Indian'...
  • Nagpur: Man cancels marriage on receiving SMSes about bride's affair February 28, 2015

    Nagpur: A police complaint has been filed against a man for calling off his wedding at the last minute in Nagpur after receiving SMSes about his fiancee's past love affair, police said on Friday. Embarrassed by the sudden turn of events, the woman's family, which hails from Nagpur, filed a complaint...
  • Strengthening political ties, Lalu's daughter marries Mulayam Singh Yadav's grand-nephew February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Raj Laxmi and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's grand-nephew Tej Pratap Singh will tie the knot on Thursday in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attended the 'Tilak' ceremony of Mainpuri MP Tej Pratap Singh in Saifai, the native village of Mulayam....
  • Gay rights, inter-generational chasms and evolving society - A conversation with Indian-American writer Mala Kumar February 20, 2015

    New York: Mala Kumar is an Indian-American writer and international development practitioner. Her debut novel, 'The Paths of Marriage', came out in October 2014, while she was working for UNICEF in the central African nation of Burundi and has made plenty of waves within the United States in general and...