About Me

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I am the evil white woman your mother warned you about! I drug a poor, unsuspecting Indian man out of his family home and to America with me.


Okay, okay fine! I am a multifaceted American woman. I am a well educated (Summa cum laude!) criminal justice professional. I'm am also a previously established writer with over 1000 of my writings published (blog not included).

This blog is ever evolving and has thus far chronicled my journey into an inter-cultural relationship then marriage; my life living in a joint-family home in India and then back to America. I touch on topics like immigration to and from India, things that drive me crazy about Indian culture and much much more. 

7 comments:

  1. i did not know you had kids...you never mentioned in your posts about where they are who takes care of them etc. From the blogs I gather you have been to india and you work 16 hour days now...

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  2. What a wonderful idea to blog about these intercultural topics!

    I keep thinking I should anonymously blog about my own experiences navigating my way from being raised in a modern, upper middle class, North Indian household in America to now (my parents have passed on and my solid, amazing, Indian but born and raised in the West, top of his Ivy League class husband of course brings his own family culture to my professional entertainment family)...

    Now I navigate life w insecure Country Club mom's.... Torture.... And try to always come back to my roots of education and my love of books and the field of medicine rather than compare whose hair is blonder or who is thinner or whose kid has the highest grades and the best social group and rocks their sport the hardest. Blech. 😀

    I found your site through a Google search about codependency in Indian culture because I feel like I was raised w family duty, family dharma, keep your extended family close but now (as I try to read my extended family w 3rd person eyes) many of my Americanized cousins are slowly becoming more and more self-centered and it seems I will have to also.... It seems not in accordance w the way I was raised but I think it is the right thing to do. Maybe that is what growing up is... Just focus on ones own job and success and ignore people? I am one of the few that does an annual Christmas/New Year card. It just makes me wonder... Is it me? Lol 😀 If money is an issue, emails are free and a quick family photo and hello at the new year or Deepavali or something seems like a cool thing to do. #Perplexed

    In that case we will have to figure out how to adopt the tradition of an annual family reunion. Who pays for that, how does that work, do people fly out for it, how do you accommodate all the schedules and age ranges? I am determined to raise my kiddos w the kiddos of my 43 first cousins and all the cousins they are married into... Somehow... Yay Social Media I guess (except that has turned into a competition of who is living a better life so not so much).

    Sorry I just rambled alllll over your wall. Thank you for having this blog. Feel free to delete.... It was great to just write it out. 💖💖💖

    Have a beauuuutiful day! 😀

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    1. Americans once were close to each other. All of this independence is an emerging concept that sucks. Maybe you should blog. America needs the wake up call.

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  3. Hi American Panjaban,

    Found you through Indiblogger, and loved the perspective shared here.

    I am writing on behalf of Bonobology.com - a portal founded by Raksha Bharadia, about couple relationships in India - and wanted to ask you if you would be open to having one or more of your pieces featured on Bonobology.com, with credit and a link back to American Panjaban. I feel that your perspective on relationships will give our readers much to mull over. Would be great if you could let me know here, we can find a way to connect to take this forward if you're ok with the idea.

    If you would like some content from Bonobology.com to be featured here, we'd be more than glad about it.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Regards,
    Anupama
    Marketing & Planning Specialist,
    Bonobology.com

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    1. I don't mind if you feature some of my posts on bonobology.com. I will look for posts on the site that fit with upcoming content and I'll be happy to link to your posts.

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    2. Thank you so much! I'll let you know which pieces of yours we wish to feature and give you a heads up. Happy that you'll be featuring some of our pieces too!

      Thanks again.

      Regards,
      Anupama

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  4. So nice to meet another foreign Punjabi Wife who married into the culture. I am also married to a Punjabi Sikh and currently live in Punjab with his family although we do live between my home country Australia as well. I only just stumbled across your blog today after much googling to find 'current' bloggers married into the culture. I look forward to reading your journey as I haven't had the chance to read through all your blog yet! Tanya - tanyavmoore.wixsite.com/thewhitepunjabibride

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