10 Of The Best Apps To Learn Hindi

10 Of The Best Apps To Learn Hindi Learning A New Language Committing to learning a new language is no easy endeavor. It takes time, motivation, patience, finding the “right” language resources, memorization and repetition, etc. And when you are in a relationship with or marry someone whose family’s language is different from yours, it is worth …

How To Handle Culture Clash In An Interracial Or Intercultural Relationship

How To Handle Culture Clash In An Interracial Or Intercultural Relationship What It Means To Be In An Interracial Or Intercultural Relationship Today more than one in six relationships is categorically interracial — that is, the involved partners are from different racial or ethnic groups. Some (not all) interracial relationships are also intercultural, meaning that …

Redeeming Love. Why We Got Married, Divorced, and Married Again.

Redeeming Love.  Why We Got Married, Divorced, and Married Again. An Interview with Sheryl Parbhoo I connected with author, writer, and podcast creator, Sheryl Parbhoo via social media. We chatted over the phone like fast friends. Immediately her surreal love story caught me off guard, and she agreed to do this intimate and no holds …

My Search For Identity After Being Abandoned By My Indian Family

My Search For Identity After Being Abandoned By My Indian Family An Interview With Sharda Sekaran A friend of mine sent me an article entitled, Black Mom + Indian Dad=Search For Identity.  The article appeared in Ebony magazine some years ago by Sharda Sekaran, an esteemed writer, story-teller, and political activist. Her impassioned words cut …

10 Fun Ways For Cross-Cultural Families To Celebrate Diwali

10 Fun Ways For Cross-Cultural Families To Celebrate Diwali What Is Diwali Diwali (Deepavali or Deepawali or Dipawali) is known as the festival of lights. It is one of the most popular and eagerly awaited festivals in India.  Diwali in Sanskrit means rows of lighted lamps, and it is customary to light up your house …

15 Bilingual Children’s Books Written In Hindi And English

15 Bilingual Children’s Books Written In Hindi And English Prior to discovering Toka box my husband and I had the daunting task of searching for children’s books written in both Hindi and English.  Frankly, the selection is limited.  In spite of this, today we are sharing a list of 15 excellent bilingual children’s books.  These …

The Easiest Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

The Easiest Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies We had to share this recipe with you! It is a flourless, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, clean eating, and protein-packed cookie recipe our family loves. This recipe is foolproof and kid-friendly.  Plus it is only three ingredients, and, yes these are heavenly with a cup of milk or chai! We hope …

Punjabi Woman and African-American Man. 30 Years Later-This Is One Of The Most Incredible Love Stories You Will Ever Read.

  30 Years Later. One Of The Most Incredible Love Stories You Will Ever Read. Interracial/Intercultural Marriage: Punjabi Woman and African-American Man About Us Hi everyone! Our names are Sukhdip (aka Sukhy or Sweety) Sihota Broome and Clifford (aka Cliff) Errol Broome.  Sukhdip is Punjabi, and Clifford is African-American.  Together we have two handsome sons. …

The Banana Pudding Recipe You Need To Try Right Now

The Banana Pudding Recipe You Need To Try Right Now Banana pudding is an heirloom Southern delicacy.  It is light but also creamy and decadent. I grew up eating (devouring) Banana pudding, and I fondly recall the first time my maternal grandmother gave me a spoonful of it to try.  I couldn’t wait for my …

Unconventional Love- Interracial/Intercultural Marriage: Caucasian Woman And Nepalese Man

Unconventional Love Interracial/Intercultural Marriage: Caucasian Woman And Nepalese Man “Being in an interracial and intercultural marriage in the U.S. during such a divisive, and sometimes totally dark time in terms of racial injustices and blatant xenophobia is taxing and illuminating.” About Us Hi everyone! We are Lauren and Dipesh.  Lauren is Caucasian, and she was …