Musical Journeys, East and West – Cultural exposure and children

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A few weeks ago, we spent a good thirty minutes taking stock of the cultural situation in our lives. More importantly, the amount of Indian culture my daughter is exposed to. The alarming conclusion – almost zero.  There are many ways to “teach” culture, and I have always felt that the most effective way to narrate heritage is through music, language and food.  Let’s asses: Continue reading

4 Promises, 35 years in the making

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A snapshot of my childhood circa 1980, in a small town in India….I am almost 7, maybe in 1st grade. We live in a two bedroom home with a small backyard. There are several streets in this neighborhood. Continue reading

About a little brown girl who wants to be a blonde

Our most important goal in raising our 5-year-old is neutrality. Gender, race, nationality – none of those labels should matter to her. They are just little pieces that Continue reading