Signs of defiance in khapland

Rakesh Gauria, 21, and his wife Saroj, 21, are living happily ever after. It could easily have been otherwise. Both of them belong to Chautala village, in the badlands of Haryana, where khaps or self-styled courts hound and kill couples that dare to marry within the same village.

Signs of defiance in khapland

Rakesh Gauria, 21, and his wife Saroj, 21, are living happily ever after. It could easily have been otherwise. Both of them belong to Chautala village, in the badlands of Haryana, where khaps or self-styled courts hound and kill couples that dare to ma…

Rakesh Gauria, 21, and his wife Saroj, 21, are living happily ever after. It could easily have been otherwise. Both of them belong to Chautala village, in the badlands of Haryana, where khaps or self-styled courts hound and kill couples that dare to marry within the same village.

Signs of defiance in khapland

Rakesh Gauria, 21, and his wife Saroj, 21, are living happily ever after. It could easily have been otherwise. Both of them belong to Chautala village, in the badlands of Haryana, where khaps or self-styled courts hound and kill couples that dare to ma…

Rakesh Gauria, 21, and his wife Saroj, 21, are living happily ever after. It could easily have been otherwise. Both of them belong to Chautala village, in the badlands of Haryana, where khaps or self-styled courts hound and kill couples that dare to marry within the same village.

Signs of defiance in khapland

Rakesh Gauria, 21, and his wife Saroj, 21, are living happily ever after. It could easily have been otherwise. Both of them belong to Chautala village, in the badlands of Haryana, where khaps or self-styled courts hound and kill couples that dare to ma…

Rakesh Gauria, 21, and his wife Saroj, 21, are living happily ever after. It could easily have been otherwise. Both of them belong to Chautala village, in the badlands of Haryana, where khaps or self-styled courts hound and kill couples that dare to marry within the same village.

Why aren’t they smiling?

Women in India are expected to look like Miss India and behave like Mother India. That is serious business for sure. But could it be that a ‘lightness of being’ is just not in their DNA?

Why aren’t they smiling?

Women in India are expected to look like Miss India and behave like Mother India. That is serious business for sure. But could it be that a ‘lightness of being’ is just not in their DNA?

Women in India are expected to look like Miss India and behave like Mother India. That is serious business for sure. But could it be that a 'lightness of being' is just not in their DNA?

Why aren’t they smiling?

Women in India are expected to look like Miss India and behave like Mother India. That is serious business for sure. But could it be that a ‘lightness of being’ is just not in their DNA?

Women in India are expected to look like Miss India and behave like Mother India. That is serious business for sure. But could it be that a 'lightness of being' is just not in their DNA?

Why aren’t they smiling?

Women in India are expected to look like Miss India and behave like Mother India. That is serious business for sure. But could it be that a ‘lightness of being’ is just not in their DNA?

Women in India are expected to look like Miss India and behave like Mother India. That is serious business for sure. But could it be that a 'lightness of being' is just not in their DNA?

It’s really about the money, honey

If you really think about it, it all boils down to money. Twenty- seven-year-old Sheena Jog, a product designer based in New Delhi, says at least two of the last three fights she had with her husband were over their “hard-earned” money.