A suitable Muslim

  Zainab Haider was 26 years old, when she began to contemplate marriage. She had grown up in Guwahati, moved to Delhi for college, and got a job as a reporter with a Hindi news channel.

The army wife

A few months ago, Shreya Gopal was used to the routine of a working woman who had the luxury of living with her parents—she would wake up, make herself breakfast, head to work, come home, watch Ty have dinner, and either sleep or head out with her friends.

Star-crossed partners

It appeared Vijaya Raghuraman and Dileep Shankaran had a lot in common— she was a business journalist, he was an investment banker. She was a trained dancer, he was a trained mridangist. They were both Palakkad Iyers born and raised in Bombay (now Mumbai). And they shared the same nakshatram.

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Riding the air waves

From being a housewife whose cheery conversation and easy wit made her popular in her small circle of friends, Aarthi Varanasi would suddenly become the coolest mum in her children’s school. Starting off as a radio jockey at the age of 32, she became a film playback singer, a voiceover artist and emcee over the

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Mark your territory

Shwetha Srinivasan knew that she would be married off before she turned 23. Early marriages are the norm in her family, and she had broken a barrier by waiting until she hit her twenties.

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The things our parents don’t tell us

The ladies tell us about the things that can come as a surprise in a marriage. While no one is short of unsolicited advice in the years, months, weeks, days, and even hours leading up to her wedding, not all of it comes in useful. And not everything that could be useful is said. There