Status single: Defying society's conventions ft. Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
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More single women are living independently in India today than ever before. Many are choosing to be alone not because they cannot find a partner, but because they have found fulfillment outside a romantic partnership and marriage. They're prioritizing a relationship with themselves. In this episode, we hear from a listener who feels singlehood is the best choice for her well-being but she is still struggling with societal pressure to partner up. How can she accept herself and her decision if others around her can't? Journalist and author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu joins the show to answer these questions. Sreemoyee is single herself and has interviewed some 3,000 single women for her book Status Single: The Truth about Being a Single Woman in India. She joins Evelyn to talk about how to deal with the stigma single women in India face and how there is strength in independence. Show notes: Evelyn Sharma's Instagram: Status Single Facebook community: Sreemoyee Piu Kundu on Facebook: Executive Producer: Melanie von Marschalck Lead Producer: Jennifer Collins Producer and Lead Research: Sana Rizvi Assistant Producers: Nicolas Martin, Charli Shield DW Format and Product Development: Laura Döing Sound Engineer: Gerd Georgii Editorial Support: Snigdha Sharma, Anant Nath Sharma, Shashank Bhargava
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