Category Archives: Women

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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Living in Nepal- my very deep thoughts

Lately I’ve really been thinking about whether or not I could live in Nepal. Rabindra and I have discussed this recently and it’s something that scares me a fair bit. He has mentioned that we could move to Nepal if … Continue reading

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Parenting and babies- Nepalese and Australian differences

I’ve noticed that Rabindra and I have a few different views of how children should be raised. The Nepalese way of parenting seems very different to what we are accustomed to in Australia. Here are a few topics I will … Continue reading

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Telling the in-laws: what happened

As most of you in intercultural relationships would know, getting your south-Asian man to tell his parents about his relationship with a foreign girl in a HUGE thing, actually it’s a GIGANTIC thing. And we know why: because intercultural relationships … Continue reading

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Goris with no intercultural problems

Most of us goris would admit that being in an intercultural relationship is much more complex than being with another ‘white’ man from our own country. The core relationship issues that face nearly all couples are arguably about compatibility, love, … Continue reading

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The boys’ club

Ah-hem- to all men in particular- exit this page now if you don’t want to hear some home truths about Nepal and men. Since being with R, I’ve noticed how there’s a real divide in the way women and men … Continue reading

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