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

Now that the Mutiny is over, where can ABCDs go to get their fix?

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It gets exhausting and sometimes lonely straddling two (or more) cultures. So eight years ago, I remember how psyched I was to stumble upon Sepia Mutiny and find an entire community of folks… Continue reading

What is a Hindu Vegetarian?

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The other day J was buying plane tickets to Europe to see one of his best friends. When the option to choose a meal came up, J was surprised by all the accommodations… Continue reading

A modern-day take on dhoodh-bhaat: Be healthy, save money and lose weight

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Two weeks ago the latke and I signed up to do a 10-mile race on the longest street in our city. With about two months to prepare, I’ve been trying to be super… Continue reading

Dear Desis, If you don’t kiss in public, the British win

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How did brown people get so uncomfortable with something so ancient and natural as kissing? Today I want to address the innocent, yet taboo topic of kissing in honor of Valentine’s Day. The… Continue reading

The Betrayal

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“If he can turn you vegetarian so easily can he influence you to be Jewish too?” This weekend J and I went to JFK airport to pick up ma who was returning from… Continue reading

American trash: where does it end up?

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A large amount of American waste ends up in India. Whenever I travel to India and Bangladesh it is impossible to ignore the garbage everywhere. Let me describe the smell . . .… Continue reading

Learning to compromise: No meat on the shelves in two thousand twelve

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When I started this blog about 6 months ago following our wedding, I wanted to prove a point. That two people of different backgrounds, along with their families and communities, can all get… Continue reading

Back in America: The importance of international travel

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I’m tired. Eight cities and towns in 19 days. Abu Dhabi, Dhaka, Kashimpur, Coz Bazaar, Kolkata, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. My family and I have been planning this desh trip for so long… Continue reading