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6 years – a time for deep reflection

I’ve been thinking about how to pen a blog that adequately sums up my rollercoaster ride over the past 6 years. Last month marked our first wedding anniversary – and an even more significant milestone – 6 years together. Okay, … Continue reading

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Taboo subjects of conversation – a comparison

If you hang around Nepalis, you will soon begin to learn there are a lot of topics that many Nepalis are not comfortable talking about. I’ve been hanging around Nepalis for 6 years, from little kids to teenagers to middle … Continue reading

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White girl in a sari is now on facebook! Like my page

White girl in a sari is now on facebook. I’ll be posting interesting links from around the world on intercultural relationships, Nepali culture, Australian life, cross-cultural communication, politics, humanity, parenting, feminism and all sorts :) Like my page here or … Continue reading

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Nepali – western weddings some inspiration

Planning a wedding that incorporates both your cultures on the most special day of your life is really difficult. The culture, ceremony and traditions are completely different and of course the bride’s dress couldn’t be more different! In Nepal, a … Continue reading

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Why a Nepali bride should cry on her wedding day

**Note I am not an expert on this topic or Nepali culture. I want to know what Nepalis know about this tradition of brides on their wedding day as I do not know a lot about it. In every culture, … Continue reading

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Do I celebrate Teej?

Teej is a Hindu women’s festival celebrated in Nepal and some parts of India. The origins of Teej and its real significance is a topic of debate depending on who you talk to. You can read one version of the definition … Continue reading

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Thinking about having an intercultural relationship? Read this first

To be honest there are some things I wish my-younger-self had known some years ago. Sometimes when you’re in love, nothing else seems to matter and we find ourselves doing and saying things to our partners to make them happy … Continue reading

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