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India’s Tanishq pulls jewelry commercial featuring interfaith couple after backlash

The 45-second advertisement for the “Ekatvam (Unity) — the beauty of oneness” collection showed a Muslim family throwing a traditionally South Indian Hindu baby shower for their pregnant Hindu daughter-in-law.

The daughter-in-law says, “But these rituals aren’t celebrated in your home,” and the mother-in-law replies, “But the ritual of making daughters happy is in every home.”

The hashtag “BoycottTanishq” began trending in India after the Tata Group jewelry brand posted the ad at the weekend.

Tanishq removed the commercial from all platforms Monday, later telling CNN that the film had sparked “divergent and severe reactions, contrary to its very objective.”

Some people on social media called for Tanishq to apologize for running the commercial.

Several called the ad “Love Jihad” — a reference to an Islamophobic theory that claims that Muslim families try to convert Hindu women to Islam under the pretext of love and marriage.

“This advert is wrong
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Jewelry Ad Featuring Interfaith Couple Sparks Outrage in India

An Indian jewelry brand withdrew an advertisement featuring an interfaith couple after Hindu nationalists accused the company of “love jihad,” a pejorative used to describe marriage between Muslim men and Hindu women in India.

The forty-three second ad, released last week, featured a pregnant woman in a sari, making her way through a luminous home to a garden prepared for her baby shower. The advertisement, since removed from Facebook and YouTube, was described by the jeweler, Tanishq, as a “beautiful confluence of two different religions, traditions and cultures,” reported the BBC. It was meant to promote a new jewelry collection called “Ekatvam,” a Sanskrit word that translates as “oneness.”

“Beautiful things happen when people come together,” reads a description on the company’s website, including the slogan: “The beauty of oneness. One as humanity. One as a nation.”

But on social media, the ad quickly created fault lines, and #BoycottTanishq soon

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Couple gets asked to postpone their wedding because sister wants a year of exclusivity

Weddings can be competitive.

And that’s certainly the case for an anonymous Reddit user’s sister who has demanded that her sibling put off her wedding for a year since hers has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reddit user SouthApprehensive686 sought guidance on whether they were being harsh for not wanting to fulfill their sister’s request.

BRIDE GETS BACKLASH AFTER SHARING HER GRANDPA’S $4G WEDDING DRESS BUDGET ISN’T ENOUGH, WANTS TO ASK FOR MORE

“She got engaged last year and her wedding was supposed to be in August, now rescheduled for August next year,” the user began in their post. “However, two weeks ago my boyfriend proposed and were now engaged. We want to have our wedding next winter, around November/December-ish. It’ll probably be something very small.”

An anonymous Reddit user's sister has suggested that their sibling get married in 2022, so she has a moment to shine. (iStock)

An anonymous Reddit user’s sister has suggested that their sibling get married in 2022, so she has a moment to shine. (iStock)

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Couple gets married for second time after husband with dementia forgot first wedding

A couple have tied the knot for the second time after the husband, who suffers from dementia, forgot their first wedding.

Bill Duncan, 72, proposed to wife, Anne, 70, because he was convinced she was his new girlfriend.

The couple have been together for nearly 20 years, and married for 13, but Bill has forgotten parts of their life together due to his illness.

Anne told how her husband repeatedly asked to her to marry him, until she eventually agreed to get married for a second time in an emotional garden ceremony at their home in Aberdeen.

She told the Real Fix podcast that despite being married for years, their second wedding meant the couple got to enjoy the “honeymoon period” all over again.

Read more: Grandson creates ‘water sweets’ to prevent dehydration after caring for grandmother with dementia

Bill and Anne Duncan on their first wedding day in 2007.

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Couple has socially distanced wedding at nursing home so bride’s 89-year-old grandmother can attend

Steven Shoemaker and Kirsten Haigh tied the knot in the courtyard of a Los Angeles-area nursing home to ensure that Haigh’s 89-year-old grandmother wouldn’t miss it.”I joke, she’s such a fantastic host that it would be just like her to find a way to host our wedding,” Haigh told KABC.The newlyweds live in San Francisco but had always planned to get married in Orange County.”We were planning on having a big wedding in Costa Mesa on Sept. 6. Everybody was invited. Probably at least 100, 150 people,” Shoemaker said.But that all changed with the coronavirus pandemic, and it was back to the drawing board.”We had the epiphany of what really matters here, so we asked the facility if we could get married in the parking lot because her window faces the parking lot and of course, we got so much more,” Haigh said.Park Vista Health Center worked with the family … Read More

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Couple gets married for second time after husband’s dementia caused him to forget their first wedding

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Milgrom, Wilson Win Nobel in Economics for Research on Auctions

(Bloomberg) — Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson, both of Stanford University, won the 2020 Nobel prize in economics for their work in developing the theory of auctions.“They have used their insights to design new auction formats for goods and services that are difficult to sell in a traditional way, such as radio frequencies,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement on Monday.Wilson, who was born in 1937 in Geneva, demonstrated why rational bidders tend to place bids below their own best estimate of the common value, because they’re worried about the so-called winner’s curse, which describes the phenomenon of paying more than something’s actually worth.Milgrom, born in 1948 in Detroit, analyzed bidding strategies in a number of well-known auction formats. He showed that a format will give the seller a higher expected revenue when

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This newlywed couple delivered flower arrangements from their wedding to those in need of a smile

By Marika Gerken, CNN

(CNN) — After tying the knot on September 19, Hannah and Chance Buckner found their hearts full of love — and their garage full of flower arrangements.

Instead of giving the flowers to their guests, which is common — and perfectly fine — the newlyweds decided to spread some much-needed love and positivity in their community of San Angelo, Texas, by hand delivering the bouquets to those who could use a reason to smile.

Buckner took to social media for help with distribution.

“We just got married and would like to give away our wedding flowers,” she posted in her community page. “If you know anyone who is lonely or needing a lift in their spirits, even if it’s an elderly person on your street you’ve seen but never talked to please message me their address and we will deliver an arrangement to them with an

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India: Couple ties knot, 500 stray animals get wedding treat

Eureka Apta, an independent filmmaker, and his dentist wife, Joana, dedicated their wedding to a noble cause
Image Credit: Twitter/The New Indian Express

Recently, a couple in the Indian state of Odisha decided to have a unique wedding celebration. Instead of hosting a feast for friends and family, they arranged a special treat for nearly 500 stray animals to celebrate their big day. Social media users in India shared an October 11 news report, congratulating the couple.

Ever since Eureka Apta, a pilot-turned-filmmaker, and Joana, a dentist, started dating three years ago, they both discussed how to make their wedding special. The couple started saving money to donate for a charitable cause.

Earlier this year, the couple happened to visit an animal shelter, where the sight of disabled and abandoned hybrid animals moved 27-year-old Apta. He said: “Early this year, we rescued a dog which had met with an accident.

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This newlywed couple delivered flower arrangements from their wedding to those in need of a reason to smile

After tying the knot on September 19, Hannah and Chance Buckner found their hearts full of love — and their garage full of flower arrangements.



Owen Thomas standing in front of a window posing for the camera


© Courtesy Hannah Buckner


Instead of giving the flowers to their guests, which is common — and perfectly fine — the newlyweds decided to spread some much-needed love and positivity in their community of San Angelo, Texas, by hand delivering the bouquets to those who could use a reason to smile.

Buckner took to social media for help with distribution.

“We just got married and would like to give away our wedding flowers,” she posted in her community page. “If you know anyone who is lonely or needing a lift in their spirits, even if it’s an elderly person on your street you’ve seen but never talked to please message me their address and we will deliver an arrangement to them with an encouraging

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Louisiana couple sneaks in wedding before Hurricane Delta hits

They do… not wanna get wet.

A Louisiana couple scrambled to get their wedding done Thursday hours before Hurricane Delta hit the state, the Associated Press reported.

Ian and Taylor Gaspard were scheduled to get married Saturday in Abbeville, La., about 150 miles west of New Orleans.

But Hurricane Delta rudely did not account for their plans. The storm was expected to make landfall Friday night, and heavy rain had already started falling Thursday.

“It wasn’t supposed to be coming to us, and then all of a sudden it was supposed to be coming, like, right to us,” Taylor told the AP. “So, of course, I got hysterical, and my little Superman here came in and saved the day,”

The Gaspards were expecting 300 people at the Saturday church ceremony, but with the winds of change swirling they settled for a smaller ceremony in front of family and friends Thursday

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