EP 038: Social Media Influence on Family Ties

In this thought-provoking episode of โ€˜Married to India,’ we look into the seismic shift in the mindset of our youth influenced heavily by social media. As parents of five, we see this significantly in our two daughters, especially aged 27 and 19; we’ve observed firsthand how digital platforms are molding their perceptions, values, and beliefs, all of which were instilled from a very young age only to warp their sense of truth and well being often clashing with the family ethos we’ve nurtured. We will discuss the importance of loss and disconnection many parents feel, the rising trend of estrangement in family relationships, and ponder over the critical question: Can we, as a society, salvage the sanctity of the parent-child bond amidst this digital wave? Join me as we explore solutions, share insights, and seek a path to understanding and connecting with our children in the social media age.

EP 037: Manners Matter – Navigating Etiquette in this Indo-American Cultures That We Have Spawn

Get ready to chuckle and nod along with ‘Married to India,’ as we dive into the often amusing world of manners and etiquette across Indian and American cultures. With the holidays just around the corner, join us in a light-hearted exploration of cultural quirks โ€“ from the surprising to the outright hilarious. We’re talking slurping, belching, and everything in between. Whether navigating a multicultural family gathering or just curious about cultural norms, this episode will offer insights, anecdotes, and friendly tips to embrace, adapt, or laugh off these fascinating differences. Tune in for a fun take on manners that might save you from an awkward holiday moment!

EP 036: The Art of Giving – India vs. USA

Join us on “Married to India,” where this episode unfurls the vibrant tapestry of gift-giving traditions across continents. From India’s rich, color-soaked festivals to the celebration-centric United States, we explore the nuanced differences and surprising similarities in how these two cultures express gratitude, honor, and affection through their presents. We delve into the intricacies of cultural significance, the types of gifts exchanged, the rituals wrapped around them, and how globalization is blending these traditions. Whether it’s the auspicious rupee notes in India or the personalized wish lists in the US, we unwrap the layers of meaning behind every ribbon and every bow. Tune in to discover the ethos of gifting โ€“ where every gesture tells a story and every tale bridges hearts.

EP 035: Plot Twists in Parenting – The Surprises Along the Way in Raising Yours Kids Within a Cross-Cultural Marriage

Join us as we explore the joys, challenges, and unexpected plot twists of raising children in a cross-cultural marriage. From navigating festivals and traditions to juggling different approaches to discipline, we share our heartfelt experiences and practical insights. Whether you’re blending two cultures in your own family or being fascinated by the complexities of modern parenting, this podcast offers rich stories woven together, advice, and many relatable moments. Subscribe now and become part of our global family!

EP 034: Awkwardness and Distance in the Cross-Cultural Merging of Families – How to Fill/Lessen the Gap

Today’s episode jumps into the often-awkward dance of merging two families from different cultural backgrounds. Through personal stories, examples, and practical advice, we explore how to combine these other worlds to create more harmony within your families.

EP 033: Light Up Your Life – A First-Timer’s Guide to Diwali Celebrations

Join us in this illuminating episode as we guide you through your first Diwali celebration! Explore the festival’s rich history, discover its significance in Hinduism, and pick creative ideas to spark your festivities. Perfect for those new to Diwali or anyone looking to deepen their understanding of this radiant occasion!

EP 032: Chai and Change: The Role of Tea in Indian Society and Family Life

Today, we explore the heartwarming and often transformative role of chai in Indian society and families. From roadside tea stalls to family gatherings, let’s steep ourselves in the cultural importance of this humble beverage, all while sharing personal family rituals involving chai.

EP 031: Community Support Within Your Race: Is This Unspoken Behavior a Subtle Form of Racism?

Today’s episode delves into the fine line between community support and racial or ethnic exclusivity, focusing on examples within the Indian diaspora. Join us as we navigate the complexities of this contentious issue and examine whether community support can become a form of inadvertent racism.

EP 030: Bridging Worlds – Navigating Culture Shock in Cross-Cultural Relationships

Love knows no boundaries, but what happens when cultures collide in a relationship? In today’s episode, we dive deep into the world of culture shock within cross-cultural partnerships. We’ll offer insights, share personal experiences, and provide strategies to build bridges instead of walls. Tune in for an enlightening discussion!

EP 029: Elephant in the Room – Unveiling the Mysteries of Ganesh Chaturthi!

Let’s unravel the mystique and grandeur of Ganesh Chaturthi! From the cosmic tale of Lord Ganesha’s birth to our modern, cross-cultural spin on the celebrations, this episode is your gateway to one of Hinduism’s celebrated festivals. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜