Monday, October 16, 2017

The many states of trance

A piece of art after a session of relaxation  conducted by Trupti Pandya at He-Art Circle, Vadodara.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The laundryman who will wait for his fiancee to grow up

Our 21-year-old dhobi has got engaged to a girl who is in Standard X in his hometown of Ajmer in Rajasthan. We told him that he should wait till she is 18 to get married otherwise the police might arrest him on the grounds of marrying a child. He tells us that in his community people hold weddings in secret when the bride and groom are underaged but he has told his parents he will wait for three years and marry in style instead of going into hiding. He then showed us the picture of his fiancee who he has not met yet (yes, they got engaged before setting their eyes on each other.) She looks like a mischievous child posing for the camera. We ask her name. He doesn't know. "That's why I will wait so I can talk to her. Till then, I can be happy and free."

#ChildMarriage #India