K is for Kranti

Imagine: You are a woman from a remote part of India. Imagine: Your parents marry you to a man twice your age. Imagine: Your husband takes you thousands of miles from your native home to Mumbai, India's bustling financial capital. You don't know anyone, and you don't speak the local language. Imagine: To earn money … Continue reading K is for Kranti

It’s a small world

By most estimates, the population of Mumbai ranges somewhere between 14 and 20 million people. That is almost twice the size of New York City. So, what are the chances that I would meet a woman from Houston whose husband works with mine? Evidently, very high. Today, I attended my first coffee meet-up with the … Continue reading It’s a small world

The culture of clothes

This weekend, Brian and I attended our first party in India, the Bourbon Street Bash, sponsored by the American Women’s Club of Mumbai. The fundraiser was held at the Trident Hotel in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), aka the place that went all out for Brian’s birthday. We went with some of Brian’s work colleagues and … Continue reading The culture of clothes