Category Archives: The Newly Married Indian

The Books I Read In December 2015. — GULSUM WRITES

Desperate in Dubai by Ameera Al Hakawati “Oozing with men, money, and Maseratis, Dubai is the ultimate playground for the woman who knows her Louboutins from her Louis Vuittons…” It is the story of four women coming from different countries … Continue reading

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Goa Room Fiasco

Have you ever tried to be suave and sophisticated and failed at it? When my husband and I went on a trip to Goa we had our one-year-old daughter with us. The resort where we were to stay was one … Continue reading

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Snowed In With Only Zee TV

Do you know what Diaspora means? Diaspora means movement of a population from their home country to foreign shores. Our large Indian population settled in the US is a good example. Diaspora communities  always maintain strong ties with their homeland and … Continue reading

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What Is In A Name?

This young girl did not know whose name she was shouting out aloud in the  street. My mother was very young when she got engaged to my father, barely sixteen years old. At that time they were living in a … Continue reading

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Poetic Justice.

This fiancé’s poems were highly expressive. How did he come up with such a composition week after week? My parents fixed my wedding to a handsome young man. As was the custom in those days, we could not meet till after the … Continue reading

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Cooking Disasters

What happens when a young bride tries to cook  for the first time, alone all by herself? Naturally a cooking disaster! For the first 20 years of my life, I made no attempt to learn cooking, brushing aside my mother’s … Continue reading

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Newly Married Indian – Bride’s House

A delightful story of a shy bridegroom who is ragged by his sisters-in-law. In India, that is how a groom is welcomed into the family! My mother’s cousins and sisters were a boisterous lot. When my mother and father got … Continue reading

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