It seems that North American and Indian parenting styles have many opposite features. Lets have a little quiz just for fun. In which culture would you hear the following statements, North American or Indian? “Its the school’s fault that my kid hasn’t learned to speak yet.” “Just let him pee his pants in public, he […]Read More East Meets West Parenting
If you’re ever heard of the “Five Love Languages” concept, you probably know about its popularity and worldwide reach. The love languages books have been translated into 50 languages around the world, but are they all applicable to other cultures? Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Gifts and Acts of Service are the five […]Read More Making the “Love Languages” Cross Cultural
India has gotten negative press regarding its treatment of women. The Jyoti Pandey case only brought shame and terror and has severed the conscience of the Indian people. The tragedy of rape is being examined on many levels of society. So why do we allow the film industry to show sexual exploitation as entertainment? In “Monsoon Wedding” (2001), […]Read More Does Bollywood Promote Rape?
My grandma’s vaccum cleaner taught me a valuable lesson. I have never seen anything like this. This thing probably weighed 40 pounds and it came with a 25 year warranty. Being a Millennial, I was baffled when my Grandma told me she bought it in the 1970s. How was this thing still working? Traditionalists/Silent Gen (1927-1945), Baby Boomers […]Read More The IKEA Generation
As one walks down any Indian street, you will find one thing which is unmistakably unique to South Asian and Middle Eastern cultures – lingerers. Men running chai stalls, taxi-drivers, tailors running a store – most of them just waiting around for a customer to come by. Not to mention pedestrians teenage boys crowded around […]Read More India and the Art of Mindful Lingering
Built on drama, jealousy, lies, and mistrust, Firangi Bahu was just like every other saas/bahu drama on Indian television, with one exception, a British bahu instead of a homegrown one. After one dreadful season, Sahara One cancelled it. The show shows Camili (British born 20 something) who met Pranay (a wealthy Gujurati boy studying in London) […]Read More Firangi Bahu- Does This Really Represent Indian/Western Marriages?
Netflix has dominated the market for popularizing obscure documentaries, particularly about exotic corners of the world that the American public never even knew existed. This is my take on five documentaries that I think would be interesting and successful about India. Or maybe I’m just putting this out there because I’m curious. The Innovative Bucket […]Read More 5 Documentaries That Should Exist About India