East meets West: politeness and social conventions

The very first time our families met, one of my sister and nephew greeted my sister-in-law with the traditional french la bise . Basically they went straight to her and hit each of her cheeks against theirs quite quickly. She was totally taken aback believing she was getting french kissed for greeting. Continue reading East meets West: politeness and social conventions

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