Posts Tagged "Punjabi"

Meeting the In-Laws – bridging the cultural divide

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 | 20 comments

Meeting the In-Laws – bridging the cultural divide

It’s no surprise that the first time I traveled to Edinburgh to visit K’s parents I was incredibly nervous. No-one would deny that meeting their in-laws for the first time is stressful; they’re probably the only other set of parents that you’ll hope to impress and please as much as your own.

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Marrying into a different culture – The clash of East and West

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 | 36 comments

Marrying into a different culture – The clash of East and West

My husband’s decision to marry a ghori, or “white girl”, wasn’t a cause for celebration among his relatives. I clearly remember that summer day in the park, before we had “gone public”. We sat together under a tree, warm sunshine dappling the grass around us, as he gently explained to me that our relationship could cost him his family…

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Learning a language

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 | 10 comments

Learning a language

A few years ago, if you told me one day I would learn Urdu, I would have thought you were certifiable! My only experience of it was seeing the squiggly translations in the instructions to passengers on buses in the UK. It looked about as comprehensible to me as, say, Chinese characters. Funny where life takes us…

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