Must-Haves For Traveling To India With Kids

Must-Haves For Traveling To India With Kids November 2015, was our first multicultural family trip to India. It was the first time that my 2-year-old daughter and I got to meet my Indian husband’s extended family in India. It was a phenomenal trip, and in the course of writing about the trip, we have gotten …

MASALA HOLIDAY(S)

MASALA HOLIDAY(S) The fusion of two distinct cultures doesn’t have to be difficult as long as you and your significant other are willing to openly communicate and compromise with each other.  As an interracial/intercultural family we wanted to incorporate different elements from our family culture into our union.  One in particular, we came up with …

10 THINGS NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT GOING TO AN INDIAN TEMPLE

10 Things No One Tells You About Going To An Indian Temple Visiting An Indian Temple For The First Time With my initial jitters subsiding I walked thru the front doors of the Indian temple with my future In-Laws and fiancé.  Out of the blue, while visiting with my Parents in Chicagoland, Illinois for the first time, my future …

7 AMAZING MULTICULTURAL DIWALI GIFT IDEAS

This post is part of the annual Diwali for Kids blog hop from Multicultural Kid Blogs! See the posts below for great ideas on celebrating Diwali with children. You can find even more ideas from last year’s series and on our Diwali Pinterest board:   Maple and Marigold on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Celebrating Diwali in …

Trial And Tribulations Of Multiracial Kids Hair Care

Trials And Tribulations Of Multiracial Kids Hair Care Hair Daze After our biracial (African-American and Indian-American) daughter was born, I presumed that taking care of her hair would be a breeze.   No, it’s not the notion that because she is “mixed” that her hair would be easy to comb and style etc.  One of the labor and …

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 …