Human Rights Organization Helps Empower and Support Indian Widows
Then her red glass bangles, indicating her married status, are broken, the vermilion dot on her forehead is rubbed ... Explains Thapa, "It makes a woman a piece of merchandise and puts a price tag on her forehead. The state bounty can lead a widow to ...
"I saw you rubbing your forehead, you had a hard day?" I ask. "My friend, I real tired oui, me reach here since 7.30 on the dot ... does use it?" she questions. "Sometimes," I say. Just as I am about to ask about the corn seeds on sale, an Indian woman ...
DON'T MISS: Adventures of an intrepid woman driver
The car was sparkling grey, its bonnet draped with a garland of marigolds and its headlights daubed with large dots of red powder. I imagined it was these ... I had read that when a new car is purchased in India, barely does the ink dry on the registration ...
What does your BINDI say about you?
When an Indian woman decorates her forehead ... does the word ‘bindi’ mean? Like the various aspects of authentic Indian culture, the bindi carries with it a wealth of meaning. Bindi is derived from the sanskrut word ‘bindu’, which means dot.
Eve-o-lution: The paradigm shift in women's conception from 'homemaker' to 'decision maker' in advertising
Not that Indian styles of dressing have completely gone off screen but the subtle visual attributes of a woman's attire that made her look ... he was welcomed with a small bindi/tika (red dot) on his forehead, as a symbol of respect. Pretty much every ...