Our First India Festival Experience

One month back “D” and I went to an event called “India festival” at our local temple. I wanted to blog about it since then but something or other came up. Finally today I sat down to write about it.

This is an important event for both of us because it is “D” experienced many first’s in context of India and Indian culture at this event.:) Until now, the only India “D” was knew was me, my brother, my brother’s girl friend and two of my friends. I know Indians, (my knowledge is limited to my relatives and friends so excuse me if I am wrong,) in US live within closed communities following Indian way of life. I was never one of them because of my initial bad experiences with the Indian community at our university. I stayed away from anything Indian.
Our lifestyle was always a mix of both the cultures but more inclined to American way of life, because let’s face it cooking spaghetti is fast and easy then cooking Biryani. Especially when your man loves spaghetti, it makes sense to give him what he wants. 😉 (more…)

Rakhi Sting-Part 1

NOTE:If you do not know what Rakhi actually is, you can find it in one of my previous posts here or on the Madh-Mama Blog. I think she did a good job on her post on Rakhi. Also, if you are one of those people who cannot take any criticism of the west, sorry but this post is not for you.

Rakhi was this week, and I missed my brother like crazy. I want to write about brother and sister relationships, and its importance in Indian society.  I wanted to write this post because I came across a post on Rakhi on one of the blogs I read. (more…)

The Beginning- Part 2

Now a little bit about my boyfriend. I cannot share a very a detailed background, but I will paint the picture for you. My boyfriend “D” was born in a small town in mid-western US of A into a Christian family, and yes, he is Caucasian. He is the youngest of 4 kids, (2 sisters and 1 brother,) and his parents were teachers. He grew up on a farm and had a very old school upbringing except he loves his video games and big screen TV’s.  As a kid he was a well behaved child, shy and awkward. (I think this is a blessing in disguise. Will explain in one of the next posts). He is the baby of the family, (even to this day,) but he is not a brat. lol. He was a child that every parent would die to have: obedient, never got into trouble, responsible, and was always on the honor roll. It was a very loving family, and it is till this day. Sadly, they lost their mom to cancer even before “D” graduated from high school. I think this had a very grave effect on “D” even to this day. Long story short, I believe that is why he wound up working in a factory despite him being so smart. (more…)

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