Why Does India Have the Lowest Divorce Rate in the World? Because Log Kya Kahenge

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Why Does India Have the Lowest Divorce Rate in the World? Because Log Kya Kahenge

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

 

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hy do most Indians pronounce divorce as “die-vorce”? Divorce is not just the death of a marriage but your passing away as the upholder of a family’s honour. It is the demise of a life your friends and relatives had envisioned for you while wolfing down kiwi halwa mousse at one of the 35 wedding ceremonies your mommy and daddy had hosted. Yet you chose to disappoint them by walking out of a marriage that made hell look like a picnic? How dare you?

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