CULTURE & TRADITIONS

LEARN ABOUT THE LOCAL CULTURE & WHAT MAKES PUNJAB UNIQUELY DIFFERENT

November 4, 2019


Interracial couples already face many challenges by dating outside of their own culture, however since the inclusion of the term cultural appropriation it has only added more adversity. The term cultural appropriation has been a pressing issue of the past few years, d...

June 9, 2019

In India it is the cultural norm to co-sleep with your baby from the moment they are brought into the world, and is encouraged to do so for as long as possible. It is not unusual to find a ten year old still sleeping in their parent's bed or in the same bedroom. It hol...

Another Facebook message pops up on my phone, “My dad thinks you live in a village. He wants to know if your hut has a toilet...” I laugh a little to myself about the misconception and decide not to mention the question to my husband. I message my friend back, “Unfortu...

May 20, 2019

The most frequently asked question that I receive has to be about how to make a good impression with the Indian in laws. Which I can't blame anyone for asking as the stereotypical Indian mother and father is enough to scare anyone. We have all heard about the stereotyp...

March 25, 2019

As a non- Indian, it is always incredible to see the differences big and small across the cultures of India. When I met my Malayalee husband, I quickly learned that my tiny Indian education in the States was hopelessly shallow and in no way representative of how societ...

February 2, 2019

It can be difficult to know what language to teach your child when you are a bilingual or multilingual family. Particularly if you live in an English speaking community yet you speak another language at home as your first language. Do you teach your child to speak the...

January 25, 2019

Everyone who has married into another culture would have gone through, or is still going through the uncomfortable moment when everyone is speaking their native tongue and you are left feeling like a goose. There are probably even moments when you are left wondering wh...

October 10, 2018

When living in another country it is customary to adapt to their way of life given you are immersed within their culture. Particularly a country such as India with such a historic culture which means there are endless customs and traditions that are still very much a p...

July 5, 2018

Prior to our son being born my husband and I had the discussion on what aspects of both our cultures that we would blend into our lifestlye as a bicultural family. Since our son is of both Punjabi and Australian descent, we thought it was important to impart both of ou...

August 17, 2017

Since starting my own blog, The White Punjabi Bride, I have stumbled across many, many more bloggers who like me have married into the Indian Culture. So as a quick reference for anyone else who is newly married into the culture or perhaps just starting a bi-cultural r...

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