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English Wife, Indian Life

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added on 12/09/2013 by: LaurenMokasdar
Since I was a little girl I had dreamt of going to India. The colours, traditions and spirituality of India have always enchanted me. I knew it was inevitable that I would visit India someday. I did not know that when my dream of going to India finally did come true, I would be going there to meet my in-laws, get married to my true love and see where I would be living for the rest of my life. I left my career as a pharmacist in England and followed my heart on a one-way ticket to India. The purpose of this blog is to share my experiences of Indian life, love and marriage. I hope documenting my journey can provide inspiration and information to those who are also in cross cultural relationships, anyone considering visiting/living in India and readers who are simply curious to see how an English wife adapts to an Indian life. The purpose of this blog is to share my experiences of Indian life, love and marriage. I hope documenting my journey can provide inspiration and information to those who are also in intercultural relationships, those with an interest in India and those who are curious to see how an English wife adapts to an Indian life.
 tags: Interracial, Love, Marriage, Relationships, Romance

 Latest posts on English Wife, Indian Life

Ganesh Chaturthi: When Lord Ganesh Came to Stay  Posted on 08/30/2014
After celebrating the love between Lord Shiva and Gauri (Goddess Parvati), we welcomed their son, Lord Ganesh, into our home. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most spectacular festivals on the Hindu calendar, many weeks of preparation...
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Hartalika: Honouring the Green and Golden Goddess  Posted on 08/28/2014
I never imagined I would be making phallic looking symbols out of sand with my grandmother and mother-in-law, but that’s what we did this morning during our two hour Hartalika pooja (prayer).  This festival is for...
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My Bridal Mehendi (Henna), 4 Months After the Wedding  Posted on 08/27/2014
Regular readers will know that I was really upset when I didn’t have bridal mehendi (otherwise known as henna) when I was a bride back in April. Well, tomorrow there is a festival called Hartalika, celebrating marriage....
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Pola: Worshiping the Hard Working Bull  Posted on 08/26/2014
There is a famous ‘running of the bulls’ festival in Spain where people get chased by an angry bull, here in Maharashtra there is a different kind of bull festival. It’s Pola today, this involves worshiping...
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Bangles for Goddess Lakshmi  Posted on 08/24/2014
Bangles are very important to Indian women, ‘married women should never have bare wrists’, my friend told me after seeing me bangleless. The next time I saw her she had sweetly bought me a beautiful set, which I have worn...
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Ganesh Chathurthi Workshops  Posted on 08/22/2014
Walking around the maze of workshops, aimlessly and amazed, full of the white washed ghosts of the Lord Ganesh, you just cannot help but get excited for the upcoming festival, Ganesh Chathurthi. Ganesh Chathurthi is a huge festival...
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Your Long Distance Relationship with an Indian  Posted on 08/21/2014
They are in India and you are stuck wherever you are. It’s tough, really tough. I was in a long distance relationship with my husband for about a year, only actually being with him for five weeks during that time. My …...
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The Blind School & Dahi Handi  Posted on 08/20/2014
Yesterday I started volunteering with Saksham Seva. I will be creating English audio books for the blind in India, being the voice, editing them and adding sound effects etc. Hopefully I can create some awesome audio...
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Janmashtami 2014  Posted on 08/19/2014
Janmashtami is Lord Krishna’s birthday, and is joyfully celebrated by devotees all over the world. This festival is one of the most popular because Lord Krishna is one of the most beloved deities. Lord Krishna was born at midnight on...
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Letting Goddess Lakshmi in & Alfonso out!  Posted on 08/18/2014
It's a Hindu custom to leave the front door open in the evening to welcome Goddess Lakshmi into the home and therefore wealth. But this custom is not really practical when you have a small, energetic puppy....
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  • aatmantheone
    aatmantheone 19 August 2014 14:39:41

    May God bless you both with love, joy and peace!!!

  • Loverboy3333
    Loverboy3333 14 January 2014 11:53:46

    You are beautiful.

  • bublyboy
    bublyboy 06 November 2013 08:18:49

    Congratulations! Wishing you a happy married life :)

  • LaurenMokasdar
    LaurenMokasdar 07 November 2013 18:20:10

    Thank you!!

  • lindasmth76
    lindasmth76 08 October 2013 15:55:11

    nice story love to know more like this

  • LaurenMokasdar
    LaurenMokasdar 19 October 2013 17:50:59

    Thank you x

  • Nacera_me
    Nacera_me 15 September 2013 16:54:48

    hey Lauren, I understand fully what you feel as I experienced the same...not in India but me too I moved to Egypt and left a great career behind for the sake of love....it's wonderful and keeps feeding your life constantly and unveils within us things we never thought existed ...Enjoy !

  • LaurenMokasdar
    LaurenMokasdar 25 September 2013 18:54:48

    Hello! yes, then you definitely understand. How wonderful!! :D Thank you for getting in touch! Egypt is somewhere I have always wanted to visit! How wonderful :D Good luck with your lovely life in Egypt!! x

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