Saumya Tewari is a PhD student at TISS, Mumbai, specialising in public policy and is an independent social research consultant and writer.  To take a break from serious public policy and academic writing, she hopes to write a novel soon.

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Reasons why Urban Indian Couples fight | Bonobology

10 reasons why Indian couples fight

Saumya Tewari
Saumya Tewari
Posted on : 16 Dec 2016

What are the most common reasons why urban couples in India fight?

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Cultural differences affecting your marriage? | Bonobology

Are differences of culture and upbringing causing discord in your marriage?

Saumya Tewari
Saumya Tewari
Posted on : 25 Nov 2016

Cultural differences between couples seem cute during courtship. These same differences become the bone of contention after marriage. Is it ...

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My Valuation In The Marriage Market | Bonobology

My valuation in the marriage market

Saumya Tewari
Saumya Tewari
Posted on : 06 Oct 2016

Everyone in India is vetted, discussed and floated in the marriage market, says this single, independent woman who isn’t even looking for a ...

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Discussions by Saumya Tewari

What do men feel about marriage markets?

Do men also feel that they are judged in the marriage market - for their looks, jobs, assets? Do men also feel that they are forced into matrimony? Sh ... Read More


When friends have sex

If you have sex with a close friend, does it mean you are in a relationship? Can a relationship between friends work if they end up having sex and fee ... Read More



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02 Jan 2017

Comment : Wow! Was this person real?... is all I think each time I have such encounters!
The Art of Arranged Marriage | Bonobology

The prospective groom and I

Tania Dey
Tania Dey
Posted on : 02 Jan 2017

Often, my mother came across good guys, and caught them in a trap for me. This time I was fully prepared

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02 Jan 2017

The Art of Arranged Marriage | Bonobology

The prospective groom and I

Tania Dey
Tania Dey
Posted on : 02 Jan 2017

Often, my mother came across good guys, and caught them in a trap for me. This time I was fully prepared

Views: 737
Comments: 6

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31 Dec 2016

Men or women? I contend that it is the man's insecurity about paternity that has resulted in marriage becoming mandatory. And this led to women become dependent on men as she focused on rearing children. If she were independent, she wouldn't care so much about marriage... Your views?


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Saumya Tewari Commented

25 Dec 2016

Comment : About a couple of decades ago, women mostly worked out of necessity- financial or circumstantial. However, now it is more a matter of choice for women, at least in urban India. Sadly, gendered roles are too deep and expectations from both sexes have not changed!

We have seen traditional role of a man working for a family, wife being a homemaker and other dependents usually on the single man's income. Do we see any trend of a working woman taking responsibility of her husband and her own family? What are the dynamics when more one person are dependent on a career woman's income>


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Saumya Tewari Commented

29 Nov 2016

Comment : Perhaps we are socialized to not talk about it- in India, at least?

Talking, exchanging the feelings, revealing what it felt like and what is expected is the only way we can move towards improving, spicing up and really making sex fun. But why don't we actually see that happening?



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