India  /  Published 22.10.20

Uniform marriage age plea

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a uniform marriageable age for men and women. The petitioner, who has sought the transfer of all related appeals to the Supreme Court from the high ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.10.20

Revising legal age of marriage of girls

On Independence Day, the prime minister had announced that his government might raise the legal age of marriage of girls from 18 to 21. A high-level panel looking into the average age of motherhood, e...
By The Editorial Board in

Entertainment  /  Published 12.10.20

The ladies behind Indian Matchmaking

With Indian Matchmaking — a show that gets into the nitty-gritty of the desi matchmaking business, through the work of Mumbai-based matchmaker Sima Taparia — becoming a bonafide hit on Net...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 11.10.20

The changing rules of marriage

They are the opposite of a ‘happening couple’. They appear blissfully domesticated with only the noise from a malfunctioning fridge in their house indicating perhaps all is not well in the...
By J.R. Ram in

Calcutta  /  Published 08.10.20

Harder to stop child marriages

The prevention of child marriages has taken a hit during the pandemic. Teachers in the districts now don’t get to know if a girl has been married off as schools are closed. Earlier, they used t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.20

BJP pradhan held for marrying underage girl

Police on Tuesday arrested the head of a BJP-ruled gram panchayat in Nadia’s Bhimpur for allegedly marrying a 16-year-old schoolgirl. Adyanath Sarkar, 38, a prominent face of BJP’s youth ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

Private affair: Legal intimation of marriage

Times have changed since the enactment of the Special Marriage Act, 1954, which aimed to transcend the barriers of caste and religion in order to give Indians substantive rights when it came to choosi...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 22.09.20

Football: tackle child marriage

Pancholi said football had turned out to be a “great strategy”, highlighting the success of convincing the girls’ families to let them take part in week-long camps. “I want th...
By Reuters in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.20

Time to marry: Proposal and lessons of Covid-19

In late June, a 15-year-old girl from East Midnapore in West Bengal alerted a non-governmental organization about her impending marriage. It had been arranged by her father who had lost his income bec...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Opinion  /  Published 22.08.20

And other demons

By The Editorial Board in


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