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Big Fat Indian Wedding

Marriage Or Marketplace?

 
 
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  •   Setting an example

    Setting an example

    Rani Tripathi’s stand against dowry inspires women across the country

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    The One-Rupee Wedding

    The One-Rupee Wedding

    How a Gujjar community is making sure that weddings become dowry-free

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    Speak Easy

    Speak Easy

    Viewers share personal stories about how they have resisted having exorbitant weddings

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    Simple is beautiful

    In 2011, a group of residents in Bhiwandi came together and started advocating simple and inexpensive weddings. It encourages parents to give the money set aside for dowry to their daughter as her share in the family property.

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    Simple is beautiful
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    NGO YOU SUPPORTED: UNIQUE HOME FOR GIRLS

    NGO YOU SUPPORTED: UNIQUE HOME FOR GIRLS

    A blessing, not a burden

    In Indian society, young girls and women are often seen as a liability to be married off soon after they hit puberty. But this mindset is being challenged by many NGOs. Among them is the Unique Home for Girls, which has offered love and shelter to infants and young women rejected by their families.

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    NGO YOU SUPPORTED: UNIQUE HOME FOR GIRLS
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    To be very honest I also took something in my marriage it was from bride-side only, was not a demand (Happily). But today we are in state of embarrassment that we accepted all that. Now with the immediate effect we are going to return all that, after watching this show.

    Hello Aamir,

    This is an amazing show,which was deadly required for India at this stage. shaadi wala episode is super liked by our family and m a married man.To be very honest I also took something in my marriage it was from bride-side only, was not a demand(Happily). But today we are in state of embarrassment that we accepted all that.Now with the immediate effect we are going to return all that,after watching this show.

    I dont have that much financial back up to hep such organisations, but surely I will send this message throughout to my social network. What If I cant help in terms of money,But I can wash the brains and convey the mature message to everyone.

    Thanks
    Amit Kumar Sharma

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    After watching this programme we have decided to stop this wedding and to marry someone who's family loves me more than my money

    Hi Team,

    This programme is a fantastic intiative and to be very honest!! I was getting married to a man whose family demanded lot of dowry and my dad had agreed to all his family's demands, But after watching this programme we have decided to stop this wedding and to marry someone who's family loves me more than my money- Episode 3 "An Eye Opener"- Many Thanks!!!!

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    Each girl has to take initiative like Rani to stop the dowry system... I will raise my voice against dowry system

    I think that the dream of big fat marriages have increased in India more by seeing into the televisions more...Even i had the same dream... But after watching the show i have decided that my marriage should take place in a simple way....Great step taken by Aamir khan.......!!!!!! Each girl has to take initiative like Rani to stop the dowry system.....I will raise my voice against dowry system......Aamir one request, please raise your voice in support of inter caste marriages also in your show....

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    Being a graduate from an IIM, you are going to earn perhaps more than what most people in our society earns in their whole life in a year or two.... Still they talk about dowry as if that was their birthright of being a boy.

    Hi Satyammevjayate Team,

    You are doing a really commendable work... Todays episode on Dowry is something that I used to wonder for a long time..."Why this Practice?" I had posted it earlier also that this is one of the major cause of the female foeticide that we saw in the first episode. Of course marriage is a market place now... For me, being in IIM and hearing some of my batchmates discussion about this issue simply shocked me..... Being a graduate from an IIM, you are going to earn perhaps more than what most people in our society earns in their whole life in a year or two.... Still they talk about dowry as if that was their birthright of being a boy. If I am not wrong, legally dowry is banned but it still continues...WHY?

    I had a discussion on this topic earlier with some people they said that the dowry existed because it was needed for maintaing the girl in the family...Well is that the reason? A woman comes into the house takes control and manages it, does household chore(even if she is working). Does it still call for that her parents will sponsor her life even after marriage..

    In some casual discussions, we used to talk about someone proposing beautiful girls in our batch itself.... To my utter shock... One guy had said that in that case... he may have to forego the dowry that he would get even after graduating from a place like this.... Imagine that is the mentality even in the upper class of the society, the gems of the society and cream of India and we talk of INDIA SHINNING with such mean mentality.

    Another thing for the Satyamevjayate Team.... Recently in face book I came across this post
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4009885046625&set=a.1598508683723.2078989.1266181666&type=1&theater
    (No offence to Amir Khan from me.... I had always respected you and with this show my respect for you has increased even more)

    Just find out the truth about the man Sri Raviv Dixitji and if there is really some truth in what this link says about him, I would request you to please bring him as a guest of honour in one of your episodes and have and interaction with him. That will be the best answer to the people who think that this show is on Only for money and TRPs.

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