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In the spring of 2009 I spent five months traveling and studying in India.  During that time I fell in love, both with the place and with an Indian man who is now my husband.

Following my five-month stay in India, I returned to the United States for one year (excluding a three week period when I returned to Delhi for my roka, or wedding engagement ceremony!) to tie up loose ends.  In July of 2010, I returned to Delhi to begin a new chapter of my life, and in December of 2010, I even had my very own big fat Indian wedding!

In writing, I hope to share with my friends, family, fellow expats and travelers, and interested web-surfers alike my experiences as an American expat living and learning with her new Indian husband and family in New Delhi!

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Brigid permalink
    July 13, 2010 9:04 am

    I’m so excited that you have this blog! I wish you the best of luck with everything, from the bottom of my heart. Miss you, stay in touch!!!

    • July 15, 2010 4:37 pm

      Thanks, Brigid! That’s very sweet of you.

      And I do plan to stay in very good touch with everyone back home. This blog is my first step towards that 🙂

  2. Sacha permalink
    August 17, 2010 3:52 pm


    I too have moved to Delhi from South Africa after my marriage last year. The experience so far has taught me many valuable lessons. Delhi has its beauty and a list of challenges for those who are new!

    Good Luck to all those girls who find themselves living the magic of India.

    • August 17, 2010 10:28 pm

      Hi Sacha,

      Great to hear from you! Yes, I’m finding out all about Delhi’s charms (and its challenges!)

      All of the best to you and yours in this vivacious city that we call home.

  3. September 28, 2010 4:06 pm

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  4. January 3, 2011 1:28 pm

    Hi Katherine,
    I have just relocated to Delhi from the US and would love to get involved with an expat community here.

  5. Jennifer Saavedra permalink
    January 5, 2011 9:30 am

    Hi, Katherine.

    I’m a mutlimedia journalist working on a video story about Americans in New Delhi. I’m very interested in hearing your thoughts on having moved here. Could you please send me your contact details at: ?

    I look forward to hearing from you.


  6. January 8, 2011 10:46 pm


    My name is Asheesh and I am the partner of Creative Lipi a content development and SEO company in Faridabad. We want to hire Native Speakers of English for language neutralization, training, writing, editing/review and quality control roles at various levels for our office in New Delhi.

    We would prefer hiring expats from North America, UK or other English speaking countries on full time and or work from home contractual basis.

    I am writing to explore any possibility of you working with us. If you are not interested we will appreciate if you can spread this message to other expats in India.

    Thanks for your help.

    Best wishes,
    Asheesh Jain

  7. January 25, 2011 11:45 pm

    Hi Katherine,

    I found your blog from the Expat Arrivals elite list. I live in Barcelona and write a blog, and will be doing some writing for Expat Arrivals as well. I am having fun catching up on your posts, especially the ones related to your wedding. Congratulations on the Elite blogger award!


  8. April 3, 2011 4:54 pm

    Belated congratulations and hellos!!
    You definitely have me contemplating a second wedding!!!

    I must add that you look simply divine in Indian attire!

    • April 21, 2011 11:01 am

      Thank you very much badbhabi 🙂 I’m glad you stopped by!

      I’m pleased to hear that I sparked thoughts of a second wedding, though I couldn’t even think of another wedding at this point – My big Indian one was definitely enough to last me a lifetime!

  9. aarzoo permalink
    April 17, 2011 8:50 am

    Your blog made me smile.It is really wonderful to see you respect and follow Indian culture.I have lived in India and Canada and I can tell its not an easy culture adjustment both ways but I am glad you are so positive.I love attending and would also like to have a proper Indian wedding one day. Also, you totally rocked that chuda, one of my favorite thing in weddings. I wish you all the best for your marriage and hope you stay this positive always.

  10. April 20, 2011 7:13 pm


    I am Ula, from Poland. I found your blog while searching for blogs related
    to the topic of mixed marriages/relationships.

    Recently I started a website – a global forum for people in mixed

    I am looking for contributors all over the world as I would like the website
    to be a great sources of useful information.

    If you like the idea, I will be happy to see your contribution! 🙂

    You will find the website here:

    Have a great day! 🙂

  11. June 5, 2011 11:58 pm

    I would like to invite you to join my Global Expat group pages on Linkedin and facebook. We are dedicated to assisting the expat family in their years abroad as well as the trailing spouse (STARS) in maintaining a career. Also, check out our website,

    Please feel free to post links to your blog in our groups and increase your audience.

    Best regards,

  12. Gaurav permalink
    June 9, 2011 1:20 pm

    I really liked your blog very much and love to read all the posts but I had one question , you mentioned that you are leaving very happily in your in-laws house.

    Most Indian mother-in-laws are described as monster-in-law , the real clash is due to the clash of duties , power and different ways of approach .

    So how do you or your in-laws deal with these issues ?.

    Best wishes,

    • August 1, 2011 1:10 pm

      Hi Gaurav,

      I’m very fortunate to have a mother-in-law with a very easy-going and open-minded attitude, as well as a full-time cook and maid, so that neither my mother-in-law nor I have many household chores over which we might clash. My mother-in-law works to accommodate me, and to make me feel comfortable in our shared home, and I have no problem occasionally taking on the duties of an Indian daughter-in-law, cooking and cleaning on the days that the maid is on holiday, or taking care of my mother-in-law if she’s not feeling well. On both of our parts, it’s a matter of respect, patience, and compromise that makes our relationship work, and that gives us a peaceful and happy home!

  13. bobby permalink
    October 28, 2011 12:09 am

    wish you a happy married life… may the almighty shower his blessings on your family …

  14. Michelle permalink
    December 30, 2011 12:06 pm

    Hi Katherine,

    I love your blog, been following for about a year now. I’m in a similar situation, will be moving to Delhi to settle with my Indian husband. 😉
    I wanted to ask you some specific questions in an email. Hope to hear from you soon.
    Thanks and Happy New Year!


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