5 INTERESTING INDIAN SUPERSTITIONS AND CUSTOMS EXPLAINED

5 INTERESTING INDIAN SUPERSTITIONS AND CUSTOMS EXPLAINED One of the most intriguing parts of being in an interracial/intercultural marriage has been learning about my spouse’s cultural superstitions and customs.  In the African-American community we uphold many of the superstitions and customs that are prevalent in America.  Such as? SUPERSTITIONS AND CUSTOMS I GREW UP HEARING …

THE REALITY OF BEING BIRACIAL: BLACK AND SOUTH ASIAN/BLINDIAN

THE REALITY OF BEING BIRACIAL:  BLACK AND SOUTH ASIAN/BLINDIAN An Interview with Sitara Abbas “One’s eyes serve as the windows to the world and one’s mind serves as the curtains to the windows. To be able to abdicate one’s biases and prejudices, emerging and embracing the beauty of what may not be akin, is to …

MARRIAGE RESUME SECRETS AKA BIO DATA

MARRIAGE RESUME SECRETS AKA BIO DATA Prior to dating and marrying my husband who is South Asian, I had never heard of the term bio data.  He had hesitantly mentioned to me that his parents wanted to have his bio data done before we were engaged.  Yet he was swift to let them know the bio data …

INTERRACIAL LOVE: DEALING WITH ULTIMATUMS

Interracial/Intercultural Love: Dealing with Ultimatums He/she is not good enough for you! They are not our kind!  We will never speak with you again! You are a disgrace!  All those people do is X!  What kind of kids will you have?   Tradition These are all discriminatory and stereotypical remarks brought on by fear.  Fear …

I’M IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE OF ANOTHER RACE/CULTURE. HOW DO I TELL MY PARENTS?

I’M IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE OF ANOTHER RACE/CULTURE.  HOW DO I TELL MY PARENTS? HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE Your heart is pounding and you feel like you are on cloud nine when you are with him/her.  This person inspires you, encourages you, and makes you feel like you can conquer the world.  And when …

10 THINGS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS THAT IS IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH AN INDIAN MAN TOLD IN GIFS

Who doesn’t love some weekend humor and insight at the same time?  I asked numerous women that are in interracial/intercultural marriages like myself to answer the following question.  What 5 things do you find that you need being in a relationship with/married to a person of Indian descent?  In particular, things that you would not need …

ROMANCE IN THE TIME OF RACISM

Romance in the time of racism This article first appeared in the Times of India and has been republished with permission. Himanshi Dhawan Two African-Indian couples talk about the challenges of an inter-racial relationship     Lionel and Bharti Two African-Indian couples talk about the challenges of an inter-racial relationship ‘We’re scared even to hold …

INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL DATING: INDIAN WOMAN AND HAITIAN MAN–I WAS PREPARED FOR THE BACKLASH BUT…

 INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL DATING: INDIAN WOMAN & HAITIAN MAN  ROSHNI AND DAVID’S LOVE STORY     Interracial relationship!—there are two distinct but typical responses one usually gets from people who hear these words. One of the responses is a positive delight while the other, the more dominant one, is unfortunately that of a negative nature.  INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS …

INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL DATING: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN AND INDIAN-MAN

INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL DATING: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN AND INDIAN MAN FRANCESCA AND RAGHAV’S AKA FRAN ‘N’ NELLI’S LOVE STORY   HOW WE MET At work!  We are both engineers working on medical devices. HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN TOGETHER It will be 4 years on our wedding date, June 24th, 2017. TOP 4 INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL DATING INTROSPECTIONS 1) Don’t have expectations about …

INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL DATING: JEWISH WOMAN AND HINDU MAN–HOW LOVE WON!

Interracial/Intercultural Dating: Jewish Woman & Hindu Man–How Love Won!   Morgan & Pratish’s Love Story: 7 Years in the Making How We Met We first met the day I moved in the dorms at UCSB, Pratish was my Resident Assistant (RA). He was the cool senior with a charming smile that my freshman self fell in …