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It was probably our honesty and determination that changed the minds of our families.,” writes Martina Roy, a Christian, married to Zain Anwar, a Muslim.
It was probably our honesty and determination that changed the minds of our families.,” writes Martina Roy, a Christian, married to Zain Anwar, a Muslim.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/INDIA LOVE PROJECT

NEW DELHI - A Hindu woman happily married to a Muslim man for nearly 20 years, Ms Priyadarshini Narendra felt exasperated by the fallout around an ad for a popular Indian jewellery brand, Tanishq.

The advertisement, released last month, featured a baby shower organised for a Hindu expectant mother by her Muslim in-laws who had incorporated Hindu rites to make their daughter-in-law feel at home. It was meant to celebrate love across boundaries.

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