Arastu Zakia is the CEO of, an Edtech start-up backed by Stanford CDR and VCs across Silicon Valley and India. Passionate about youth, education and social mind-sets, Arastu has also led and worked with multiple civil society initiatives in India, US, Dubai and Thailand.


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Arastu Zakia
Posted on : 07 Apr 2016

Arastu Zakia talks about the inevitability of wedding bells and their sinister gongs for most arranged marriages in India

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Arastu Zakia Commented

03 Dec 2015

Comment : Like almost every creature on earth, man too was not meant to be monogamous in my opinion! The image that has been thrust upon us is that you ought to be monogamous out of love and loyalty, like a Barjatya or Chopra-esque creation. But in reality, it seems to be a tool to control a woman's sexuality. I am monogamous by choice, perhaps also by upbringing/cultural influences/fear. I also choose to never ever cheat on my partner, because I consider it a violation of my own ethics and the trust we share. However, when I think about it, I think sex is made out to be a lot more sacred than it actually is. Sometimes I wonder how it would be to live in a Society where sex is accepted irrespective of marriage and/or love, how it would be to live in a place where people exert their choice - to be monogamous or polygamous with honesty and no hypocrisy and everyone is just allowed to be...

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