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One of the funniest scenes in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (SMZS) is set in a wedding.

For the love of being extra

Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 01:31 AM IST
Written and directed by Hitesh Kewalya, SMZS doesn’t always get this balance between ridiculous artifice and genuine insight, but for most part, the film walks that tightrope with flair.
But societal perceptions, and a false sense of familial honour, prevent many families from bringing their girls back, away from the life-threatening atmosphere that they are in at the homes of their husbands(airdone)
But societal perceptions, and a false sense of familial honour, prevent many families from bringing their girls back, away from the life-threatening atmosphere that they are in at the homes of their husbands(airdone)

Abused women need the support of their families

Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 08:09 PM IST
If the families that girls are married into knew that they have a strong support system at home, they might think twice before attacking them
The National Family Health Survey 4 says that every third woman in India faces some form of domestic violence, 27% of them since the age of 15(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The National Family Health Survey 4 says that every third woman in India faces some form of domestic violence, 27% of them since the age of 15(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Opinion| Domestic violence has not got the attention it needs

Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2019 09:11 PM IST
We have very few domestic abuse counsellors in India and the police who are the first port of call for a victim often do little more than warn the husband and then send the woman back to the abusive home.
A migrant is being rescued on January 4, 2019 with buoys and a rope, after he dived in the cold Mediterranean off Malta's coast from the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3 rescue vessel, in a attempt to reach the shore by swimming.(AFP)
A migrant is being rescued on January 4, 2019 with buoys and a rope, after he dived in the cold Mediterranean off Malta's coast from the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3 rescue vessel, in a attempt to reach the shore by swimming.(AFP)

‘We are not fish’: Migrants onboard Sea-Watch 3 grow frustrated

ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Mediterranean | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 12:01 AM IST
The Sea-Watch 3 plucked 32 people from an unsafe boat off the coast of Libya on December 22, including three small children who are suffering from seasickness and four teenagers, who are travelling alone.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli as the latter arrives for a ceremonial reception in New Delhi on April 7, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli as the latter arrives for a ceremonial reception in New Delhi on April 7, 2018.(AP File Photo)

As PM Modi heads to Nepal, India looks to bring back momentum into ties

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayanth Jacob
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 07:48 AM IST
On this third visit to Nepal as Prime Minister, Modi will be accorded two civic receptions — at his port of call in Janakpuri and at Muktinath — and a ceremonial reception in Kathmandu.
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