Author Archives: white girl in a sari

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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Our Australian-Nepali wedding

Hi all, Here are a few photos from our wedding day. It was the best day of our lives and I wish I could do it all over again :) We had the biggest, greatest party afterwards with a mix … Continue reading

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You know you are planning an intercultural Nepali-Australian wedding when

1.      You worry about getting red tikka on your white dress 2.      You have to explain what tikka is to your white friends and no, that there is not blood on your head 3.      You have to organise for all … Continue reading

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Being modern and your family visiting you abroad

An interesting conversation I regularly have with Rabindra and other Nepalese people is the topic of who is ‘modern’ and who is not amongst our friends and family. When we talk about being ‘modern’, I guess we are talking about … Continue reading

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Being treated differently in Nepal & being refused from Hindu temples

I thought I would share some of the negative experiences I had as a foreigner while travelling throughout Nepal last year. I feel sharing my experiences may help other foreigners to understand certain behaviours before they travel to Nepal. Even … Continue reading

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Intercultural reading

Who else out there is a book worm? I thought I would start a post on some of my favourite books about Nepal; intercultural relationships; hardship and some general books about culture for those wishing to expand their book case … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

To all my lovely readers, I know it has been a long time between drinks (has anyone heard this popular saying?) , but I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year. 2012 has been an amazing year. Reflecting on … Continue reading

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The crap parts of Nepali culture

I see stories like this and I can’t help but despise some parts of Nepali culture: A girl died in Nepal’s far-west after being buried under a landslide in a cow-shed, where she had been confined while menstruating, local media … Continue reading

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