A contract, covenant or a farce

A contract, covenant or a farce?

Ignorance and misunderstanding can take a great toll. To reduce prospects for failure and promote better marriages, we need a better vision of marriage than contract. By Nazarul Islam I will begin this piece with Tolstoy’s immortal words: “The only happy marriages I know are arranged ones”. America’s painful reality is that institutions of marriage […]

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The Achaar of life

The ‘Achaar’ of life….

I have always thought of what my late Mom did with those cast-off peels of green, unripe mangoes…. which were processed with spices in a big jar, then left the glass jar in open sunlight. This was a metaphor for how she had dealt with her arranged marriage. She transformed those peels, with palm sugar […]

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