A Tamil Reception: “Happy Married Life!”

A continuation of the tale of my wedding in Pondicherry. Catch up with my other posts about the civil registration, the planning stages, and the Buddhist ceremony. After the ceremony, I was hurried backstage to change from my white sari into the red one. My husband went into the other dressing room to change from …

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Changing Diets

As I’m sitting here writing this now, it’s mostly because I have a huge craving for a Little Debbie’s oatmeal cookie sandwich. I can’t have one because A) they don’t sell them in Pondicherry, B) I don’t buy big packs of snack food because we don’t eat that much of it and it goes stale …

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Sapatingala? Food culture in South India (Part 1 of 2)

Food is an incredibly important part of Indian culture, partially evidenced by the fact that Indian food is one of primary gateways to Indian culture abroad. I mean, if you ask the average America what they know about India, one of the first things they’re likely to comment on is the food. And, fittingly, food …

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