I have never seen a bride wearing the colour ‘WHITE’. Not in our hindu tradition. Usually. But when a girl is being forced into a marriage, does the color matter anymore? Many women and various adolescent girls are being forced into marriage. Every year. Across the country. And beyond it.
You know, off late, I have not been accessing my Facebook much. The reason? Whenever I open my account, the only notifications that pop up nowadays are: ENGAGEMENT, WEDDING, MEHENDI, BACHELORETTE PARTIES, HONEYMOON TRIPS, RECEPTION and such BLAH BLAHs! Although weddings are celebrated with such hype in a country like India, it being one of the important rituals, it always leaves a big hole in my pocket! (Let’s not talk about how irritated I get seeing such notifications, no offenses!) If you have to attend, say 3-4 weddings or engagements or bachelorette parties, you are definitely not supposed to repeat your gowns or lehengas, you know, for the sake of publishing in Social Media! Yes, you got me! So how do we deal with it then?