What will Chelsea do? 

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  This weekend Chelsea Clinton gave birth to a baby girl. I was so ecstatic when I heard the news this morning because growing up, Chelsea was a girl I always felt like I was… Continue reading

Which country most closely shares your parenting values?

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Independence, obedience, hard work, imagination. Which values are most important to you to pass down to your child (or hypothetical offspring)? PBS took data from the World Values Survey (conducted between 2010-2014) and… Continue reading

We’re back!

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Hey guys, I need to apologize for not updating this blog for a very long time. A lot has changed in the life of the latke and I. Biggest change is that we… Continue reading

Crash course in Bengali familial relationships

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My Religion

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What’s my religion? First I’ll need to provide some background. My father was raised Orthodox Jewish. In college he rebelled and converted to Christianity. He chose a particular blend of Jewish-Christian called Messianic. My… Continue reading

Follow up – What’s in a label? Snowsuits, globalization, and my slight inferiority complex

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I’d like to think that I am a moral human-being. I know that sounds simple-minded and I’m very very very far from perfect, but I try at least to be an ethical consumer.… Continue reading

What’s in a label? Snowsuits, globalization, and my slight inferiority complex

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“Made in Bangladesh”. That’s what was stitched onto the back of a $25 adult snowsuit I bought last week at Modell’s. I buy clothes made in Bangladesh all the time – seems like… Continue reading

What’s the point of Durga Puja?

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This morning as my mom was getting dressed to go to Durga Puja I overheard her apologetically say to her friend, “I wore this sari to my niece’s wedding.” Her friend, who was… Continue reading

The Setup

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Before I could propose to [D] I’d have to get her mother’s permission and blessing. She made it clear to me this was a required part of the process and I was happy… Continue reading

How likely is it for American Hindus to marry one of their own? (And what happens to people who try to marry “out”)

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“Ninety-four percent of married Hindus are married to other Hindus” according to a recent statistic from the Pew Research Center. This contrasts with personal experience with my Hindu-American friends, many of whom have… Continue reading