Tag: India

Part-Time Indian: Reasons Why I am an Indian…but not really (Part 2)

In Part II, I list three more Reasons Why I am an Indian…but not Really, or Why I am a Part-Time Indian: Clothing, Religion, and Food

Reasons Why I Am An Indian…But Not Really

Here’s why even though my passport identifies me as an Indian, I am actually, maybe, not one…then again, since when has a mere official document defined anybody completely, right?

Tribute – Part II

Read Part 1 of my tribute to my grandmother here. I start to write this narrative after we put away the clothes. From the corner of my eye, I see her walk around the kitchen and […]

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 […]

Raising my kids in the US vs. India

First a disclaimer: I do not mean for this post to sound pompous or self-righteous. We all have to live by the consequences of our decisions and choices. One such decision I made was to […]

Post-partum Recovery Help and Care in the Bay Area – Part 2

The story so far: I called B-aunty who found me through Sulekha.com at the end of February. The first thing I asked her was if she had found another job. She said no. Cool, then […]

India trip – Tips for international travel with a toddler and managing jet lag

We recently returned from a two weeks trip to India. As always, I find a lot of things have changed and yet, a lot remains unchanged. I also find that the more I live in […]

Baby’s Own Room

There is something to say about Indian and Western parenting when flexibility takes the cake and holding on to cultural values may not always be the best option. When I was pregnant, as is common […]

Indian Cricket or Canadian Hockey

 The quintessential question that largely remains unanswered at this point…Will my little one develop an interest for one of his/her mommy’s favorite sports, Cricket, or will she/he develop an unbridled fervor for daddy’s obsession with […]

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