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Time Out Delhi reviews Hitched

(Original post appeared here: http://www.timeoutdelhi.net/books/reviews/book-review-hitched-modern-woman-and-arranged-marriage) Book Review: Hitched: The Modern Woman and Arranged Marriage     An earnest study to understand the modern, well-educated women’s attitude towards arranged marriage           What would you do if your family

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Shruthi Padmanabhan’s review of Hitched

(Reproduced from here: http://shhpadywriting.blogspot.in/2013/11/in-which-book-is-reviewed.html) In which a book is reviewed   [[Uh, what? Two more followers? That's all kinds of awesome! Yay! And, welcome. And now, onto business  ]]   I'm in a book reviewing spree.   Why?   I have

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Interview with Femina

(Published in Femina, November 13, 2013 issue)   Tell us a little about yourself, your work and educational background. I grew up in Madras, as it was then called. I studied English Literature, and then worked part-time as an English

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Navigating the marriage minefield: Interview with The Ladies Finger

(A shorter version of this appeared in The Ladies Finger. This interview was done by Shruthi Padmanabhan, whose awesome blog can be found here.) Take us through the process of how you found the women to be featured in this

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‘Chemistry is bunkum’: my self-interview for Ink magazine

(A shorter version of this appeared in Ink magazine.) So, can we get started with this farce? Weird, I thought you’d be some sort of projected animus. Isn’t that how self-interviews work? Well, I can cut my hair short and

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Stories from the shaadi mandi – interview with The Hindu

(A shorter version of this appeared here: http://www.thehindu.com/books/books-authors/stories-from-the-shaadi-mandi/article5186002.ece)   How many women did you speak with and how did you pick the stories that ended up in the book? I must have spoken to around 30 women and 10 men in

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Interview with Asian Age: ‘A fresh perspective on marriage’

(This is the full-text of an email interview, which was used for this article in The Asian Age) How would you describe your book in a few words? Hitched is a non-fiction book on young, urban, educated women from across

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‘The Book Validates Several Choices I Made’

(Published in Business World Online, retrieved from http://www.businessworld.in/news/books/authors-corner/the-book-validates-several-choices-i-made/1075721/page-1.html) Why this book? Why do you think a reader should pick up this book?  Well, this book looks at a very specific societal grid – urban, educated, modern women across the country, belonging

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‘Men are a lot worse off in the arranged marriage market’

(A shorter version of this interview was carried on Sify.com: http://www.sify.com/news/men-are-a-lot-worse-off-in-the-arranged-marriage-market-imagegallery-0-features-nj1hw7jihej.html) After so many conversations, what did you learn about the institution of arranged marriage? Essentially, that people care enough about the institution for me to make a profit from writing

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Interview with Sakal Times

The following is the full text of an interview with Renu Dhole of Sakal Times. This originally appeared in the format in this picture. Scroll down for the text. What were you trying to achieve when you started out compiling

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