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When glitzy malls, packaged drinking water, instant foods, supermarkets, loud entertainment and all the trappings of “modern” life surround us and create the illusion of a 21st century lifestyle, it is extremely uncomfortable to be brought up short before a television image of a 10-year-old bride taking the seven steps around the sacred fire, signifying marriage with the glum 16-year-old boy beside her.  Read more at http://www.hindu.com/mag/2008/12/21/stories/2008122150200400.htm

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