Category: Traditions

Loss

It was two weeks ago yesterday that along with my sisters, I cremated my mother. As feminists who were born to two people who were way ahead of their times in how they chose to […]

Our First Christmas (2016)

Christmas 2016 was our first Christmas as a family of four! When I realized this, I figured, why not write about it for the sake of posterity? Next year, when my kids are almost four […]

Multicultural Kids and the Legacy of Family Rituals – Diwali Series Part II

  In Part I of the Diwali Series, you read about my Diwali morning dwelling in nostalgia whilst enjoying some hot chocolate and marshmallows making memories on a rainy day. (There is a lot going […]

Of Rains, Memories, and Cultural Comfort – Diwali Series Part I

Sunday, October 30th was an eventful day. Culturally. Experientially. Physically. Emotionally. My multicultural family celebrated Diwali – The festival of lights after having celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving earlier in the month. Diwali is a Hindu festival celebrating, […]

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! #Thanksgiving #Canada

Canadian Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holidays for my family. The excitement begins when I start seeing pumpkins everywhere – at grocery stores, at Costco, on school snacks calendars, on print advertisements, on news […]

Parents are here!

My parents arrived in Chicago from India on Thursday and I am enjoying the pampering even as I am getting used to four adults living at home. It is common among diasporic Indians including those […]

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