This is not a scene in a film. It is one of two public information videos that take aim at the dowry system. “My friends and I clapped,” said Rukhmini Puri, a history student, as she emerged with her friends from a cinema in Nehru Place in Delhi, the Indian capital. “It stunned me – a really strong message against dowry that’s smart and different. I thought it was really cool.”
Though illegal since 1961, dowries are still an integral feature of Indian life. The government’s efforts to persuade Indians not to give or accept a dowry – consisting mainly of stodgy sermons – have proved ineffectual."
Read article by Amrit Dhillon from The Guardian.