What marriage means in your culture?

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?

Weird custom… not so much anymore

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

International marriage marathon India vs. France

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

Practical obstacles to my Franco-Indian Family Life

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