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On Marriages, Love and Excuses

Lakshmi Iyer | Posted 09.15.2016 | Weddings
Lakshmi Iyer

Seated across the office at the children's school for a small talk on adoption (a whole another post altogether) being a means to build a family, I engaged in conversation with the administrator. It started simply enough with her advising a colleague about dresses on sale at David's Bridal.

Translating Jean Racine (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.07.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

Over twenty centuries later of Racine's period, society had been developed in every way. The Roman empire intervenes and takes care of the state and puts aside the citizen's worries.

Translating Jean Racine

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

When you read Jean Racine, the French dramatist of the 17th century, you have the same feeling when you first take in Homer in your hands, I mean the same awe and uneasy feeling to understand a majestic poetry.

Woman: A Hidden Power

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.24.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

The importance of woman is not only huge but without her it is impossible for the man to exist and create.

Women: Symbol of Feminism Since Greek Mythology (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

Admissibly, we can consider that the Greek Divinities were the first to place the foundation stone of feminism with their total freedom, decision-making, independent movements and their interferences to humans and Gods as alike.

The Woman's Status in Islam (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.04.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

It is a misfortune to be born a woman: no rights in life, no rights to breathe freely, no rights to feel that you exist, only because nature made the "mistake" to create a woman.

Love Was Only For White People

Imran Ahmad | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Imran Ahmad

We are all loitering in our classroom one lunchtime. Barry Sutton suddenly asks me a question: ''Hey, Imran! Are your parents going to arrange your marriage?'' Everyone's attention is suddenly upon me.

Why Are Indian Styled Arranged Marriages Relatively Stable Compared to Westernized Societies?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2013 | Weddings

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Makarand Sahasrabuddhe, Indian Well it has NOTHING to do with the style of the marriage. Mor...

'Love Commandos' Rescue Indian Romeos And Juliets

Posted 06.05.2012 | Weddings

Arranged marriage may be a long-accepted tradition in India and even among some families in the U.S., but that doesn't mean that the practice is witho...

WATCH: Is Arranged Marriage Forced Marriage?

Posted 05.31.2012 | Weddings

Is arranged marriage a stifling, outdated practice or is it just a more family-oriented way of finding love? On Wednesday, CNN examined the pros an...

South American Mail Order Bride Tour, Mon Amour

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home
Harmon Leon

Everyone has something to offer. The older men represent security. The young Colombian women represent not dying alone. Everyone has needs.

Why Women Should Take Lovers

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 11.19.2011 | Divorce
Elizabeth Abbott

In the 21st century, egalitarianism reigns -- or does it? Why, if a husband can have a mistress, can his wife not have a mister? Not just a "piece on the side," certainly not a gigolo, but a man with whom she shares a long-term, extramarital romantic and sexual relationship?

Lonely Danes and Thai Brides: Janus Metz' "Love on Delivery"

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

The film bears a highly controversial message: these economic-emotion exchange marriages work out to everyone's heart content.