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 …

Biracial Parenting…But That’s An Indian Name

  Biracial Parenting…But That’s An Indian Name “I have to go to school to get my education.   Amaya Gupta, age 5 I’ve been teeter-tottering about publishing this article to give my 5-year-old daughter a bit more autonomy from social media. However, currently, she is adamant that she wants to be on television and on …

12 Ways To Help A Child Learn About Culture

12 Ways To Help A Child Learn About Culture “Culture is everything from the food, drink, language, and clothing that a specific group of people wear.” Our biracial (African-American and Indian-American) daughter absolutely loves the cartoon, Max, and Ruby.  The other day when we were watching it, the character Ruby, in her somewhat all-knowing and …