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Triple talaq is dead

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Triple talaq.A very controversial  topic. The highly questionable practice,under Muslim Personal Law, allowing a man to divorce  his wife by merely repeating the word "Talaq" three times.That's not all. It could be done over phone, SMS or even by postal letter.


Implausible in modern times, but yes, a bitter fact of life for Muslim women, that is till today.


After several decades of wrangling,this issue has been finally laid to rest. Today, the Supreme Court ,in a landmark judgement that was passed by a judiciary panel representing all major faiths of India (probably to nullify the possible chance of religious bias), has decreed Triple talaq invalid and unconstitutional.




For women like Shayara Bano(divorced by postal letter), Zahida(divorced by SMS) and Khadija(divorced on phone), this comes as a moment of retribution. Shayara Bano, divorced unceremoniously in 2015 by her husband when she was visiting her parents' house, was instrumental in challenging the legality befor…

Happy Independence Day

70  years  of Independence. Have we  been able  to  dismiss  our bigotry  and prejudices?  Let's  ask ourselves.
Here's a video that captures the spirit of this vast, beautiful, united country.
"  Some  walls  should  break- so that  some  bonds remain strong."
.Jai Hind. Happy Independence Day. Let's  pray  for  an united  India.



A girl wrapped in Red

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A girl wrapped in Red? A  rather large sized present for me ? Kind of !My daughter Aarshi playing with the playhouse tent . She’s a naturally funny one !!!!

La Dolce Vita ( Life is good)

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RIP, Father

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RIP, Rathindra Nath Bishnu ( 3rd July 1945 - 15th June, 2017).