Well, for my first post, I guess I should explain a little bit about the origin of my blog web address, title, and tagline.
I have a background in marketing communications, so I understand the challenges of choosing a great, easy-to-remember web address so that your audience can easily find and remember how to get to your website. Too long, and they get bored typing; too short, and you risk someone else having the domain name already. The address needs to be catchy but not complicated. It is the virtual bowl of porridge. It needs to be “just right” so that your Goldilocks user will sit down and stay for a while. Not sure how I did, but I hope my friends will appreciate the irony that, yes, the editor spelled “to” with a 2.
“Magnolia to Mumbai” really does sum up what I want this blog to be about: my family’s transition to this amazing place called India. Those of you who have been here or live here understand how quickly India can touch you. It is a whole new world (or old world, as the case may be), but it has quickly become home to Brian and me.
My tagline, “A Texan in India,” will probably surprise all my relatives, and possibly most of my friends. I was, in fact, not born in Texas. I was born in Philly, famous for its cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell. But, Brian and I have spent the last six years in Magnolia, Texas, a small town northwest of Houston, famous for the Texas Renaissance Festival that snarls traffic in October and November. We grew to call Magnolia home in a way that I hope we will soon call Mumbai.
On an editorial note, I am not all that keen on the serif font used in this template. Expect to see a better theme soon with nice, readable sans serif fonts, like comic sans.