Family Life & Culture



Want to know more about intercultural relationships? This is my complete, compact A-Z guide, the pros and the cons of falling in love with someone outside of your community, country or colour.   Acceptance The first obstacle you may have to overcome is that your family, and maybe even some of […]

A-Z of Intercultural Relationships (Pros & Cons)



The stereotypes of Western women in India can be summarised in a single conversation I had with a young man at wedding, in a very small city a while ago. This guy was studying with the intention of someday leaving India and continuing his education in America. A place which is, he kindly pointed […]

Stereotypes of Western Women in India


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



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: Episode 1


Holy Cow in India with Wonky horns 24
Dear Lauren, I am Australian and started a relationship with an Indian online. It seemed exactly the same experience you described, how we instantly felt like we had known each other forever. He has called me everyday since, and we talk for hours each time. After a month, he told me he […]

Advice: Should I Continue Our Relationship?



Navratri, nine nights of the Goddess, starts in a couple of days. This is definitely my favourite festival, I’m looking forward to seeing the huge Goddess Durga idols on every street. Different communities celebrate Navratri in different ways. Here in Maharashtra, it’s popular to celebrate Navratri with colours. My mother-in-law and […]

9 Colours to Wear This Navratri




rohan written in Hindi
We are planning to have Rohan’s naming ceremony next month (better very late than never) and we have started to think about how we will do it. We know the venue, who we are going to invite, what food we are going to serve and we’ve decided to decorate the […]

I Can’t Write My Child’s Name


mother-in-law baby naming ceremony
Naming your baby can be a difficult task, there are just so many things to think about! You want the name to complement your surname, have a significant meaning and not remind you of anyone you would rather forget… There is a little extra to consider when your baby is going to be born into two cultures, […]

40 Indian Names for Multicultural Babies