India  /  Published 05.07.20

Odisha groom held for flouting rules

A groom and his immediate relatives were arrested on Saturday for violating the norms of social distancing during his marriage procession in southern Odisha’s Berhampur. The groom, with no face...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 28.06.20

Teen defies lockdown, poverty, marriage

A mason in East Midnapore’s Egra, reduced to poverty by the Covid-induced lockdown, agreed to get his 15-year-old daughter married off, but he was in for a surprise. His daughter, a Madhyamik e...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.20

Untimely disasters: Child rights during Covid-19 and Amphan

It is a mark of the State’s failure that any crisis can push a huge segment of the population to the edge of desperation. In West Bengal, the lockdown because of the pandemic was bad enough; Amphan ...
By The Editorial Board in

Books  /  Published 14.06.20

What’s the ‘Shaadi Story’ going to be?

Indian weddings — from significance of rituals to flamboyance — was the topic of conversation at an edition of An Authors Afternoon hosted by Prabha Khaitan Foundation on Zoom app. The two people ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Calcutta  /  Published 14.06.20

Spike in child marriages in lockdown

A social worker The Telegraph called on Saturday morning for details on a child marriage that had been averted in Basanti block of the Sunderbans could not speak for more than a few seconds.“So...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.06.20

'Safe' wedding rocks Dhanbad

Abhishek Mishra, a vocalist of Indian Idol (2007) fame from Dhanbad, performed the roles of driver, singer and dancer, on his wedding day, to demonstrate the importance of social-distancing and eco-fr...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

North East  /  Published 19.05.20

3 child marriages prevented

Childline has prevented at least three child marriages in south Assam’s Hailakandi district amid the Covid-19 crisis. Officials of the 24-hour free emergency phone service for children, with the hel...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi

Hollywood  /  Published 17.04.20

Adam Driver is a man of few words

Adam Driver has resting sphinx face. I don’t say this because of his memorably unusual features, though a long nose, full lips, and paintbrush flick of moles and freckles certainly help give Driver ...
By Kyle Buchanan/The New York Times News Service in

World  /  Published 15.04.20

Taiwan yes to gay union

As tens of thousands of demonstrators filled the rainy streets of Taipei on Friday, lawmakers in Taiwan voted to legalise same-sex marriage, a first for Asia.“We want to marry!” supporters outside...
By Austin Ramzy/ New York Times News Service in Hong Kong

India  /  Published 09.04.20

Elope but love lockdown too

Elopement by consenting adults is fine but not if they run away too far in the season of the coronavirus, a Kerala court has ruled.It has allowed a young inter-faith couple to live in at the young man...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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