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Hindi

H.S.L. Mama

Friends, we are in India with our dear little daughter M. Because we haven’t yet passed court, we can’t post her name or pictures. But let me tell you, there are many, many pictures forthcoming. And some hilarious videos. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to post more detailed updates about the transition from … Continue reading »

Categories: adoption, communication, confusion, Hindi, india, language | 6 Comments

Fun With Words, Hindi Edition

I love words: learning them, using them, mocking my husband when he misuses them…Which means that my time in India is a smorgasbord of new words to learn–an endless source of intrigue for me and entertainment for those around me. As I slowly attempt to learn Hindi, what I lack in skill, I make up … Continue reading »

Categories: communication, Hindi, language | 1 Comment

Of Henna and Dancing

I have stepped out of my normal life and into a Bollywood movie: choreographed dance, henna, sparkling saris and the good-natured chaos of wedding celebrations. Since we arrived in India on Sunday, we’ve had the privilege of joining various wedding preparations and festivities for the upcoming marriage of Vasudha and Vishal. Vasudha, my dearly-beloved and … Continue reading »

Categories: bollywood, celebrations, dancing, family, hilarious, Hindi, india, wedding | 2 Comments

Ek Tha Raja

One of the perks of begin in an intercultural relationship is that you find out tons of weird things about your own culture. Like today, when I began to consider the sad truths behind common nursery rhymes. This morning, Varun and his sister Vasudha were joking about a Hindi nursery rhyme when Varun asked, “Why … Continue reading »

Categories: hilarious, Hindi, india, kids | 7 Comments

I Dreamed In Hindi!!!!!!

Every once in a while there comes a moment when something so epic happens that you basically get a Pass for the rest of the year. For me, that was last night. Buddies, I dreamed in Hindi!! As in, my own brain constructed enough Hindi to speak a FULL sentence in distress while sleeping. We … Continue reading »

Categories: communication, Hindi, sleep | 7 Comments