India: Groom’s father, bride’s mother ‘elope’


By:  Yagnesh Bharat Mehta, TNN | In Surat India, marriage plan of two youngsters was shattered after the grooms father and the brides mother revived their  younger days love and both reportedly fled . The wedding was planned in the second week of February but the 48-year-old man and the 46-year-old woman, are nowhere to beContinue reading “India: Groom’s father, bride’s mother ‘elope’”

India: Future of romance in #MeToo era


  Man-woman interactions have never been easy. But now every exchange seems officiated. Words are closely evaluated, by both men (before) and women (after). By Hemant Morparia\Mumbi Mirror  I have to start with a disclaimer here: the concept of romantic love is alien to me. The title of this piece presupposes that romance had a past. A casualContinue reading “India: Future of romance in #MeToo era”

Indian billionaire’s daughter hires 12 servants to serve her at university


  The staff will reportedly be paid about £30,000 a year. (PTI) An unnamed Indian billionaire’s daughter has been dubbed the “poshest” student in the UK after it was claimed that her family is hiring 12 staff members to help her during her studies at a Scottish university. The first-year student at the University ofContinue reading “Indian billionaire’s daughter hires 12 servants to serve her at university”

OF GODS AND THEIR MEN


Dera Sacha Sauda followers torched buildings and vehicles in Panchkula after the court verdict against their chief From: MumbaiMirror I must admit, I’m a bit jealous of god men. In India, they have a parallel nation where their followers will do anything. If they say, “Today I want you to stop using Indian currency andContinue reading “OF GODS AND THEIR MEN”

India: How Twitter helped a 5-Month old get her food on time


This baby needs milk, baby traveling with her parents in @KonkanRailway ,’s Happa express , please contact Sneha Bapat traveling with them pic.twitter.com/ktkJq3VwFB — Anagha Nikam- Magdum (@meanagha) March 12, 2017 Maharashtra Times In a pleasant turn of events, a couple, with their five month old baby – Kartiki was travelling from Gujarat India toContinue reading “India: How Twitter helped a 5-Month old get her food on time”

India: THE END OF PATIENCE


    By Pritish Nandy, Mumbai Mirror As we enter a new year, it’s amusing to see how everyone is catering to impatience. In the recent past we have seen many new brands (as well as many new online marketplaces) trying to break through hoary loyalties, pull away buyers. But now consumer impatience (or disloyalty, dependingContinue reading “India: THE END OF PATIENCE”

India: Fastest Divorce in the World (A Muslim man can legally divorce his wife via phone, e-mail or text)


Women’s groups in India are calling for a review of the way Muslim men are allowed to divorce their wives. A process known as talaq, based on the Arabic word for divorce, allows Muslim men to end their marriages by pronouncing their intention three times. According to Islam, that should happen over a period ofContinue reading “India: Fastest Divorce in the World (A Muslim man can legally divorce his wife via phone, e-mail or text)”

INDIANS RAPED HER. INDIA KILLED HER. YOU KILLED HER


From Mumbai Mirror By Invitation Harish Iyer Equal Rights Activist I met Suzette around a year back at a conference panel, ironically, about rape. I was there as a child sexual abuse survivor; she was a rape survivor. I had only read that she had broken her silence and told the world: “I am notContinue reading “INDIANS RAPED HER. INDIA KILLED HER. YOU KILLED HER”

Laughter in the café


By:Meher Marfatia/Mumbai Mirror  Where it stands says a lot about a cafe. Built to hug Bombay’s busiest street corners, iconic restaurants still gracing a few such prime plots were once considered inauspicious by Hindus. The enterprising Iranis, taking it to mean twice the trade at a junction, looked towards Mount Damavand in their ancestral land, chanted,Continue reading “Laughter in the café”