When my husband and I started dating we would have random Q & A session that would go like this: “Under which circumstances would you consider divorcing me?”, “What do you think is key for a marriage to work?”. While those conversation might seem very trivial and a sure way to keep romance out of a date it really helped us understand how our cultures … Continue reading What marriage means in your culture?
I have mentioned in a previous post that when both our families are together some topics were very off putting at first. Things that seem obvious in the french lifestyle like serving a 4 course meal with wine and meat to your guest followed by a cup of coffee (espresso to be specific) is neither natural nor self explanatory to other culture especially for Indians … Continue reading Weird custom… not so much anymore
This recipe is a classic winter sweet in France to enjoy with a nice espresso. It is super easy to make and a sure crowd pleaser. Last winter I gave some to my husband to take to his colleagues in Pittsburgh and they all loved it. Ingredients: 200 grams of baking chocolates 4 organic oranges 200 grams Sugar 50 cl of water Preparation: Wash and … Continue reading Orangettes
From childhood I had a specific idea of how my wedding day would look like. Of course, at that time I had no way of knowing that the groom would be Indian and that his own wedding day projection would have little in common with mine. As Kedar and I started discussing marriage we quickly realized that one of us would either have to lean … Continue reading International marriage marathon India vs. France
My husband and I moved to the US in September 2017. He got assigned to the US as an expatriate and I agreed to follow him, knowing that I would find my job when we come back to Germany. Since we arrived here everyone as been asking us how we like it here if we found our american dream in Raleigh North Carolina. Now that … Continue reading How is life in America?
When I announced to my parents that I would like for them to meet Kedar, the first reaction of my father was to warn me about having a different religion and the impact this would have on our lives and the importance to have a stable set of value and belief to pass to our future children. While I truly value the advice given by … Continue reading Practical obstacles to my Franco-Indian Family Life
11 years ago, I left my hometown in northern France to study abroad in Germany. I was a 20 year old who did not speak well any other language than French and enjoyed a sheltered life living with Mummy and Daddy (Papa et Maman). Ever since my early teen I was eager to see the world and convinced than my path in life was out … Continue reading My cultural journey