Sumona and Binny’s Wedding: The Whimsical Affair

With both the bride and groom coming from different backgrounds, how did they fuse both elements of their culture into their wedding?

The Struggle of Deciding Between Being Bengali or American

In all reality almost everything about me was different, to my brown hair/eyes, my olive complexion, and my ability to speak a language my peers have never even heard of.

Learning to Connect with my Daak Naam vs. my Bhalo Naam

What is your name?
I remember being asked. I was confused and turned to my mother for an answer. Not because I didn’t know my own name. I just didn’t know which one to say.

Kolkata Through the Eyes of a Romantic: ‘She’s Mine, Alone’

Every moment I spent in transit in that city was on the way to a memorable experience. And for one reason or another, since I moved to the U.S., I’ve only been able to visit a couple of times. And yet, that visceral yearning I feel is very tangible and as strong as it ever was.

Dhotis, Jasmine, and Bling: South Indian Fashion Staples

Dhotis (mundu) are a huge staple of South Indian attire. For a long time, dhotis were predominately worn by men but it has finally become a part of female fashion as well.

A Daughter-in-Law’s Letter About Conflict to Her Mother-In-Law

To all those mother-in-laws who feel the need to control, manipulate, and put their daughter-in-laws through some sort of hazing ritual, here is my letter to you.

Struggles of a Bangladeshi-American Woman who Doesn’t Believe in Marriage but Hopes for Love

As a young girl, I swore I would never marry. Never was I one of those girls who envisioned and planned for a wedding of grandeur. I never dreamt of a faceless man who would one day sweep me off my feet. I never wished to share my deepest thoughts and darkest emotions with someone else. From the very beginning, I was against the entire institution. Marriage, I would say, was not in my future.