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

The Permanent Houseguest

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Let me apologize first for not updating in a ridiculously long time. You see, around Mother’s Day this year (which occurs in the U.S. on the 2nd Sunday of May) we had a… Continue reading

‘Queen of Greens’ Energy Smoothie

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• 1-2 cups of washed and torn raw kale with stems removed • ½ a large ripened frozen banana • 1 cup of frozen mango chunks • 1 tsp of chopped ginger root… Continue reading