We've got our whole world in our hands.We are gearing up to have it turned upside down and inside out.
Although I would never trade my pani-puri or chai for a bratwurst and beer (well, for a Glühwein maybe); I love what living abroad has done for me.
Take a guess maybe? Being one half of an Indo-German couple; I often get asked how we handle/manage food? We don't. We celebrate it. And not just Indian and German. Why should we restrict ourselves when the World is our oyster? And our Panini, Baklava, Bacalhau, Nasi goreng, .... I could go on for days... … Continue reading How many countries at my breakfast table?
“Life’s too short to learn German.” Dear Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Richard Porson and whoever else thinks so; I disagree. Today I have been here (Germany) for a year. Incidentally, my inconvenient marriage also just turned one. Feels like yesterday that I threw a fit at the airport in India when I was told my … Continue reading Indian Hamburg-er turns one
Ah the joys of communicating across languages and cultures! My laid-back sossegado Goan self, feeling like some gentle action on a lazy Sunday afternoon, wakes up the snoozing German hubby with: "Hey honey what do you think of a walk?" I didn't think it necessary to specify the time-distance frame I had in mind, which … Continue reading Bloopers across Cultures
That being said, I must begin with a DISCLAIMER: Be warned, this may not work for you! 1. Revisit the place you had your first date/met for the first time. An overnight Indian train in our case. Impossibly crowded and filled with people who want to fight you for a seat that is rightfully yours. … Continue reading How to ask her the big “Will You…? “
Picking up from where I left off last time; I’m curious to know which of the four you picked as my likely bed-mate. Take a guess if you haven’t already…. I come from quite a traditional, loving, Roman-Catholic, Indian background. Despite my conventional upbringing, my close friends always knew that the person I chose to live … Continue reading MY INCONVENIENT MARRIAGE