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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Love Matters with Evelyn Sharma

Want to talk about sex openly? Are you figuring out how to be happily single? Or are you at odds with your family over your partner choice? Love Matters is here to help you navigate the ups and downs of love — with the help of celebrity guests and influencers! Each week, Bollywood actress, entrepreneur, mother and wife Evelyn Sharma hears from a listener with a relationship challenge and speaks to well-known Indians, who open up about their own experiences of love. The podcast provides a space to talk about the love and relationship topics that are important to Indians. So tune in and email us at lovematters@dw.com to have your relationship challenges featured!

Episode 11 December 8, 2021

Interfaith Relationships: The Politics of Love ft. Shruti Seth and Danish Aslam

In the season finale of Love Matters, we return to the controversial topic of interfaith relationships in India. Such unions are rare: less than 2% of couples who tie the knot are from interfaith backgrounds. Inter-religious relationships are often shunned, and those who are vocal about celebrating their love publicly can face a backlash — like our listener this week, Krutika Lele. Krutika is Hindu and her husband Tamir is Muslim and they’re in a band called Interfaith. The musician says they have dealt with online harassment, prejudice, and that she sometimes fears for their lives when they travel around the country. Evelyn speaks to actor Shruti Seth and her director husband Danish Aslam about the social media trolling they’ve faced for their interfaith marriage, as well as the importance of celebrating love in the face of hate, and why their daughter gives them hope for the future.  

Get in touch with your relationship questions or thoughts on this week’s show on lovematters@dw.com. Help others find the podcast by liking, reviewing, subscribing and sharing our episodes! 

Show notes:  

Evelyn Sharma’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evelyn_sharma/
Shruti Seth’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shru2kill/
Danish Aslam’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dontpanic79/
 

Executive Producer: Melanie von Marschalck, DW Department Life & Style   
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: Thomas Schmidt 
Editorial Support: Snigdha Sharma, Anant Nath Sharma, Shashank Bhargava 

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Interfaith Relationships: The Politics of Love ft. Shruti Seth and Danish AslamIn the season finale of Love Matters, we return to the controversial topic of interfaith relationships in India. Such unions are rare: less than 2% of couples who tie the knot are from interfaith backgrounds. Inter-religious relationships are often shunned, and those who are vocal about celebrating their love publicly can face a backlash — like our listener this week, Krutika Lele. Krutika is Hindu and her husband Tamir is Muslim and they're in a band called Interfaith. The musician says they have dealt with online harassment, prejudice, and that she sometimes fears for their lives when they travel around the country. Evelyn speaks to actor Shruti Seth and her director husband Danish Aslam about the social media trolling they've faced for their interfaith marriage, as well as the importance of celebrating love in the face of hate, and why their daughter gives them hope for the future.   Get in touch with your relationship questions or thoughts on this week's show on lovematters@dw.com. Help others find the podcast by liking, reviewing, subscribing and sharing our episodes!  Show notes:   Evelyn Sharma's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evelyn_sharma/ Shruti Seth's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shru2kill/ Danish Aslam's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dontpanic79/   Executive Producer: Melanie von Marschalck, DW Department Life & Style    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: Thomas Schmidt  Editorial Support: Snigdha Sharma, Anant Nath Sharma, Shashank Bhargava 
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