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INDIA

READ ABOUT MY ADVENTURES AS A FOREIGN BRIDE LIVING THE INDIAN LIFE

May 19, 2018

I always knew that there was something not quite right with my body when I didn't fall pregnant within three months. However in Australia if you were to tell a doctor your concerns so early on they would tell you to keep trying and if you still can't conceive by twelve...

May 10, 2018

It's been a while coming now but we are finally ready to announce the birth of our son Jayden Sangha. Weighing in at a healthy 3.54kg and measuring at 53cm, he came into the world an hour into the month of December last year. It was a close call as we weren't sure if h...

February 5, 2018

What better way to celebrate a new year than with a giveaway. I have collaborated with Royal Steps Canada to give one lucky winner a chance to win a pair of their famously comfy jutti. In addition, courtesy of The White Punjabi Bride, a matching hand embellished vintag...

January 5, 2018

Before we jump into the new year let's look back at the moments of the past year. It certainly was a momentous year and this year is set to be even better with the anticipation of my husband's return to Australia. Hopefully by the end of the next month but you just nev...

June 27, 2017

Ever since I decided to leave my career to focus on my health I am forever receiving judgement and criticism from some friends, family or strangers alike. Once marrying into another culture this judgement and criticism only heightened. Yet those only so willing to pass...

June 22, 2017

Once you reach your first marriage anniversary your Punjabi in laws start questioning when you are going to start a family. Actually it didn't even take that long before they started bombarding us with their hopes of us having a 'puttarji', meaning son. Son's are still...

June 20, 2017

Mental illness is still highly stigmatised in many societies, and in India it isn't even considered an illness given that many just don't know any better. There is little to no knowledge about mental illness in the Indian society, particularly in Punjab where the cultu...

June 11, 2017

Punjabi's are fun loving and passionate people yet they have some unusual habits. As I lived the Punjabi way of life I gradually discovered more and more of these habits. Here are just some of the more unusual habits I came across. What habits have you come across that...

June 10, 2017

In India it is tradition to live as a family in the one household with each generation of the family. Once married, it is the wife who moves in with her husband's family. They will then raise their children in the same household. Whilst Grandparents will always live wi...

June 9, 2017

Living in India you will find that almost everyone will know your life's story. You can meet a distant relative whom you have never met before, yet they will know every aspect of your life. Or even your neighbours seem to know when your next doctor's appointment has be...

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