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My Guest Post and a Confession

Recently, my friend and fellow blogger, Kiran over at Masala Chica asked me to write a guest post.  Her blog is one of my favorites, and my reaction was immediate.  I’m there – when can I start? There was no question in my mind what I wanted to write about, because I was burning to…

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Culture-Schmulture, I’m Sitting With the Guys

My husband and I met twenty six years ago this month on a humid Memphis night.  I was sixteen and scooped ice cream at the local Baskin Robbins to earn money for a car.  One July night at closing time, with Def Leppard blasting from my smuggled boom box, my co-worker and I perched ourselves…

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Beautiful Hindu-Jewish Lesbian Trailblazing Wedding

When I began this blog, my purpose was really to just share my personal stories about my intercultural life.  Being sort of physically and philosophically sequestered from the world down here in Georgia, and snuggled nicely in my suburban bubble, I have felt like a real trailblazer with my little blog. Still, no matter how…

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Jumping Back into the Blogging Pool

I’m sitting at my laptop for the first time in almost a month, and my heart is pounding. The blank page taunts me, because my head is a so empty. I hear the echo of my writer’s voice pinballing around inside there, but my former cat-like mental reflexes have slowed to nothing, and all ideas…

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Reader Question: Advice Needed on Sari Pleats

A reader recently commented with a question on my post Battle of the Sari Bulge and I do not have a good answer for her.  Can any of you experienced sari-pleating readers help her out?  I am an american married to a Pakistani, and you would think that in over 30 years of marriage I…

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An Elementary Approach to Indian Cooking

  What kind of cook are you?  If you like Indian food, how skilled are you in the kitchen?  Me, I’m pretty hopeless when it comes to Indian cooking. When I was a newlywed, I made a mean fried chicken, but knew nothing about my husband’s comfort foods.  I eagerly learned how to make a…

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Our Multicultural Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday began with bursts of sunshine popping into our bedroom windows early in the morning.  Birds chirped all around our house, and the Azaleas looked fresher than they had the day before. It was the beginning of a day of Christian renewal and affirmation of life, and of nature’s renewal, with the shrubs fluttering…