TEACHING A BIRACIAL CHILD ABOUT DIWALI

TEACHING A BIRACIAL CHILD ABOUT DIWALI   Our biracial (African-American and Indian-American) daughter had been anxious to open the Diwali trunk box we got in the mail since its arrival.  When we got home it was sitting on our front porch and Amaya automatically thinks that anything delivered in a brown cardboard box must be …

RACIALLY COLORBLIND MYTH

 RACIALLY COLORBLIND MYTH WHY I DON’T BELIEVE IN BEING RACIALLY COLORBLIND “Wouldn’t it be great if we could all be celebrated instead of just tolerated!” “Do you think racism will ever cease to exist?”,  my Humanities honors teacher pressed me after class.  I was the only African-American in his class of approximately 30 students.  “No!”, …

A QUICK GUIDE TO NAMING A BEAUTIFUL MULTICULTURAL BABY

www.growingupgupta.com NAMING A MULTICULTURAL BABY When my Indian husband and I were dating, as cheesy as it may sound and is, we came up with names for our children to be.  After we got married and I became pregnant we restudied and further investigated the spelling and meaning of our beloved baby names.  We wanted to ensure that the names …

10 Interesting Facts About South Asia’s African History

  Guest Post by Neena Abraham Edited by Nikita Gupta Find out more about Neena at BROWN GIRL MAGAZINE 10 Interesting Facts about South Asia’s African History Mainstream Indian culture rarely sheds light on African subcultures and history within South Asia.  Africans have resided in India for centuries and have made enormous contributions to: politics, …

CURRY WITH MURRAY–TANDOORI FRIED CHICKEN AND CURRY GARLIC POTATOES

CURRY WITH MURRAY–TANDOORI FRIED CHICKEN AND CURRY GARLIC POTATOES

Tandoori Fried Chicken and Curry Garlic Potatoes We couldn’t believe our eyes when we came across this cooking video called Curry with Murray.  This African-American and South-Asian couple provided us with their  delectable fusion cooking video to share with our readers.  This video was a pilot for a cooking show.  Bloopers are included! As an …

5 Cool Facts about Black and South Asian History

Guest Post by Neena Abraham Edited by Nikita Gupta Find out more about Neena at BROWN GIRL MAGAZINE 5 Cool Facts About Black and South Asian History Blacks and South Asians have crossed paths in history on several occasions.  Thanks to the Civil Rights Movement, the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act allowed more Asians to …

The Ultimate Guide To Meeting Your Significant Other’s Parents

The Ultimate Guide To Meeting Your Significant Other’s Parents A Cheat Sheet As many of you are aware of an Indian man marrying an African-American woman is not an ideal marriage in Indian culture, see dating secrets revealed.  Quite frankly it is a taboo.  So how did we/do you overcome it? Our tips/cliff notes: 1.    Patience. Be patience …