An Introduction

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We had known each other for almost 7 years but it wasn’t until we got engaged that D started to clue me in to the part of her life that is Bengali. She… Continue reading

Understanding Bengali culture: Bad left hand, bad!

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To save yourself from embarrassment, the general rule in Kolkata, and pretty much the rest of India and Bangladesh is always use your right hand when eating and when giving to or receiving… Continue reading

Understanding Bengali culture: Intro

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At the end of this year J and I will be traveling to Bangladesh and India with our families to meet my extended family and sight-see. We have our plane tickets, our vaccinations… Continue reading

J, Unplugged

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The weather was beautiful on Friday and I decided to walk home. The sun was setting as I strolled past vegetable sellers closing shop at the Italian market and by the time I… Continue reading

Most awkward wedding gift ever

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To any bride who has ever opened up a gift box of skimpy lingerie in front of un-humorous relatives, I have a gift story which I think takes the cake in awkwardness. First,… Continue reading

I can’t keep up with my CSA

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One of the things I was really looking forward to after getting married was buying into a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) share and to have someone to help prepare foods from it and eat… Continue reading

Rincón

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Our first stop on our honeymoon was to the small western surfing town of Rincón. This trip was my motivation to learn how to swim in the first place, because you can’t surf… Continue reading

The ABCD problem: Asking too many questions

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There was a story about blended wedding ceremonies in CNN’s Defining America series last week that featured a Hindu and Jewish couple. My first thought was, “why couldn’t this have been published when… Continue reading

Our last visit to Horizons

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Last week J and my friend Rahat took me out for a birthday dinner at one of our favorite vegan restaurants in the world, Horizons in Philly. What made it extra special is… Continue reading

Swimming Lesson # 2

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J is seriously one of the best teachers I have ever met, even though that is not his profession. For our second swimming lesson, we continued to practice blowing bubbles under water, did… Continue reading