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Women On Vrat: Why Don’t Husbands Fast For Their Wives?

Women have questions about India’s age-old tradition of having wives fast for their husbands. Have you ever fasted?

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(This story was first published on 3 August 2018. It is being reposted from The Quint archives on the occasion of Karva Chauth.)

Have you ever fasted?

If yes, how was the experience? Was it fun? Or was it just painful? Relax, chill! We ain’t saying fasting is always bad. And we’re definitely not saying that forcing someone to fast is good! Actually, we ain’t saying anything at all, but these ladies, well... they aren’t holding back, and why should they?

After all, for ages women in our country have been fasting, but are their efforts ever reciprocated by their other halves? We are not saying fasting is wrong but forcing people to fast by saying they won’t find good husbands, or their husbands won’t live long lives, or god won’t grant their wishes? Sorry, ain’t happening! So, ladies, and especially my fellow gentlemen, pay close attention to what our women have to say about fasting aka vrats and next time, fast for your lady because...

“Lambi umar sirf tumhe hi chahiye kya?

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