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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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When Nepali women don’t even realise what equality is

Did you know there are many Nepali women who are discriminated against but they don’t even realise that what’s happening to them is actually a type of discrimination?   Nepali society has done this great job of ‘normalising’ inequality against women that most of it is never even questioned- even … Continue reading

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How much should you change to adapt to your spouse’s culture?

I’m back!  I must admit I have been craving writing after my little hiatus away. After I said I was having a break from blogging, I had many people from around the world contact me to say that my blog had been an important … Continue reading

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A break from blog-land

I am going to give blogging a break for a while mainly because I used to find this blog very liberating but lately it hasn’t been. I have had privacy issues, trolls and essentially a lot of negativity. I am … Continue reading

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