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Introducing Good Indian Mom

Good Indian Girl is launching a new series called Good Indian Mom discussing how we can tactfully pass on Indian culture to our third generation kids. Check out our first post by guest blogger Indu Partha. If you have any specific issues/question please email us info@goodindiangirl.com. We’d love to hear from you! by Indu Partha, @InduPartha I wa ...

Good Indian Girl, Sort Of: Angelique Chandy

URBAN URCHIN, SOCIABLE LONER, EXTOLLER OF LIFE’S VAGARIES I currently reside in: New Yorker from the old country now living in Austin, TX What’s your favorite hangout in Austin: My INTJ personality has me shying away from bawdy revelry like a nervous filly. Since I’m not big into alcohol, it’s quaint bookstores, cozy cafés (with extensiv ...

Makeup: How Much Is Too Much?

by Indu Partha, @indupartha, Photo by @katienashbeauty I admit it.  I am an addict.  After dinner is done, the kids have holed up in their rooms, and the hubby is distracted by CNN or “House of Cards,” I power up my laptop, go to YouTube, and let out a sigh of pleasure.  It’s my time to watch the makeup tutorials of my choice.  Makeup? ...

The Road Behind Me

by Amanda Day, @amandainasia Driving across the Oklahoma countryside headed to my hometown in Missouri it’s hard to believe that just a few days ago I was a resident of San Francisco. Thirty miles between each little town seems as normal as it ever did. Beautiful in its familiarity. The pickup trucks with planks of wood sticking out the back. Th ...

Good Indian Girl, Sort Of: Mousumi Shaw

I currently reside in: Austin, TX with frequent work trips to SF What your favorite hangout in Austin: Austin: Being out on Town Lake and the bars on Rainey Street since I can take Tulsi, my American Eskimo with me, to both. In San Francisco it’s The Coastal Trail. What’s the common theme? I need to be in nature and near water! I curr ...

6 Ways to Incorporate Diwali Into Your Life

by Indu Partha, @indupartha “Festival of Lights, huh? Oh! That’s like Hanukkah, right?” “Umm, yeah, kind of, not really…it’s only one day, and we’re Hindu and not Jewish and…” Ugh. How did my son’s soccer coach not know anything about Deepavali?  I mean, he grew up in Long Island.  Surely he came across some Indians in NY? ...

5 Ways to Help Your Indian Kids Deal With Bullying

by Indu Partha, @indupartha Growing up can be hard.  Growing up different can be even harder.  News websites are flooded regularly with stories about kids who have been bullied for any number of reasons: they were gay, they were not pretty enough, they were not sexy enough, they weren’t skinny enough. As parents, I think one of our most importa ...

Good Indian Girl, Sort Of: Rikita Kapadia

LIVE WIRE, ASPIRING KELLY RIPA, STRAIGHT SHOOTER I currently reside in: Chicago, Illinois What your favorite hangouts in Chicago: I am absolutely loving the West Loop. It’s a bit removed from the urban hustle and bustle, all while still being in the city. Over the past year the neighborhood has really evolved – it has become a foodie&# ...