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Sushila, who was brought from Jharkhand, with her daughters | Photo: Jyoti Yadav | ThePrint

‘Mol ki bahuein’ — the women Haryana’s men buy as brides

This report, which won the Laadli Media Award for gender sensitivity this week, explores the lives of women from other parts of India who are bought as brides for Haryana's men.
Representational image | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Pseudo parents or modern Khaps, Indian RWAs are here to police young, single people

Imagine if Arnab Goswami & Navika Kumar were part of your RWA — snooping into your lifestyle and judging your partners and friends. End of freedom and privacy.
Former Miss India finalist Aishwarya Sheoran | By special arrangement

IAS my true passion, modelling a hobby, says former Miss India finalist who cracked UPSC exam

A DU graduate, Aishwarya Sheoran did not take any coaching classes to prepare for the exam. She says her priority now is to work on women empowerment, education and health.
Surendra | The Hindu

Last Laughs: Re-exam warriors, curbing khap panchayats and PM Modi’s many leaks

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
village elders sitting together

SC clips khap panchayats’ wings on marriages. But how did they get these wings?

Khaps gained prominence as a tribal and village administration mechanism, and are most prevalent in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, MP, UP, and Haryana.

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