Karibu!

A Modern Indian’s Struggle With Arranged Marriage

This Indian writer has a very funny and informative piece on her parents desire to see her married and she chronicles her difficulties with this age old tradition that is now confronting her. The writer is a Jain, a sect of Hinduism that adhere to a strict vegetarian diet. However, as she says….”My father excludes “non-veg” suitors. There is, however,…

Cultural Innovation

I just came across an interesting article in the New York Times that discusses this issue of cultural innovation — where it comes from and how it manifests itself. Here are a list of stereotypes that the author highlights (I prefer to call them truism’s because I think that they are largely true). The Chinese do not invent anything; they…