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Yay! I’m so happy, my mum and youngest sister have arrived in India to celebrate Rohan’s first Diwali with us! We will also be having Rohan’s naming ceremony this week, so busy busy busy! It’s so lovely for Rohan (and my husband and I) to have so many family members […]

My Mum & Sister are Here for Diwali

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Introducing Brittany, The Almost Indian Wife, a writer and lovely momma of three gorgeous boys. Brittany’s almost Indian family will be one of the most beautiful things you see today, trust me! I’m so pleased to share Brittany’s reflections on raising her bicultural babies in the United States. As a mother […]

Bringing Indian Culture to America

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My name is Alfonso and I have a story to tell. When I was a puppy, my mummy would carry me around everywhere and it made me feel important. She gave me lots of cuddles, walks and attention. I was her fluffy baby and no one could come between us. I lived […]

Baby’s First Friend

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Masala chai, there is nothing like it. It’s thick, aromatic, intoxicatingly sweet and packs a punch. My sister, Sammy, loves really strong tea. She always complains about how weak I make tea in England, so when she was visiting us, I had to take her to meet a chai wallah. I am fond […]

Recipe: Masala Chai

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If you are open about your life, you will undoubtedly receive a whole heap of unsolicited advice. Most is from a kind or concerned place, sent with love and good wishes, and I send abundant appreciation for that advice, even if I don’t always choose to follow it. Then, of course, there […]

You’ve Made the Wrong Choice

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I think it was the third time I flew to India, I was about to step on the plane when the woman checking boarding passes (who worked for Air India) asked if Nagpur was in India. I think she had to check that everyone on the flight had a valid Indian visa […]

About Nagpur

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I remember so vividly sitting on the London underground on the first night I met my husband. I looked at him and thought ‘this is my husband’. Somehow, I already felt like his wife even though only a couple of hours had passed since we first met in person. I have heard people say that […]

Our Secret Marriage in a Temple

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It was my 27th birthday yesterday, and what a year it’s been! I can safely say, the best year so far. Far from the easiest, but definitely the happiest. Whilst I was 26, I built stronger bonds with family (in England and India) and broke bonds with unhealthy beliefs about myself. I have learnt that […]

Easiest isn’t always Happiest

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Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the largest, loudest and most colourful festivals India has to offer. Lord Ganesh comes to town in the form of beautiful lovingly crafted clay idols and placed in homes and temporary temples (pandals) on almost every street corner. The passionate cries of “Ganpati Bappa, Morya” (Lord Ganesh, […]

Baby’s First Ganesh Chaturthi