WHAT’S FOR DINNER? HEALTHY INDIAN MEAL IDEA

WHAT’S FOR DINNER? PIPING HOT VEGETABLE BIRYANI & GRILLED INDIAN CHICKEN KEBABS At the onset of summer we love to fire up our grill for weekend dinners.  This post is one of many involving some of the most amazing meals and recipe ideas my husband and I tweaked and made our own throughout the course …

15 REMARKS INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL COUPLES HATE TO HEAR (UNFILTERED)

15 REMARKS INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL COUPLES HATE TO HEAR Being in an interracial/intercultural relationship often is presented with double and triple takes, raised eyebrows, frowns, uncanny, funny, and sarcastic comments.  Throughout the course of our 12 year relationship and 8 year’s of marriage my Indian husband and I (an African-American woman) have been confronted with some of the most random …

Culture: Are We More Alike Than Different?

Culture: Are We More Alike Than Different? My husband and I have been together for 12 years, and married for  8 years.  In this time, we have come to realize that culturally speaking we are more alike than different. I think that many people presume that since two cultures are different that there are no …

TEACHING A TODDLER TO BE MULTILINGUAL

Teaching a Toddler to Be Multilingual–Aap Kaise Ho (How Are you)?  Me Thik Hu (I’m Fine)! We all looked on in astonishment after Amaya instantly repeated her Amma (grandmother in Hindi) say these words. Amaya was so afire from all the attention and praise that she again belted out, “Aap Kaise Ho? And everyone leaped …

8 WAYS YOU KNOW THAT BLOGGING HAS TAKEN OVER YOUR LIFE!

 8 WAYS YOU KNOW THAT BLOGGING HAS TAKEN OVER YOUR LIFE! 1.) You’d rather blog than eat. Dinner is right there in front of you but you find yourself needing to finish your train of thought on the post you were writing. Otherwise the blog post may never be what you thought it should be. …

My Interracial/Intercultural Relationship Caused Me To Be Disowned By My Family

My Interracial/Intercultural Relationship Caused Me To Be Disowned By My Family This Relationship Is Not Allowed Growing up in an Indian family, I, Sachin became accustomed to hearing the normal stereotypes used to describe African-Americans, Asians, and a barrage of other ethnicities. From a family perspective, there wasn’t any ill my parents had with these ethnicities; …

HOW HAVING A BABY CAN TURN YOU INTO A SOCIAL MEDIA MAVEN

HOW HAVING A BABY CAN TURN YOU INTO A SOCIAL MEDIA MAVEN FROM RALEIGH, NC TO CHARLOTTE, NC   After Amaya was born I was at a lost for how to find the infamous “mommy friend(s)”. The friends that my husband and I made when we first moved to North Carolina all lived in Raleigh, …