Monthly Best Of: January 2014

New series!

Every 30th or 31st (or 28th) of the month, I will share with you a best of [posts] of that month. The posts are chosen based on most views, most commented, most likes and one or two favorites of mine.

So if you missed any good ones, every month you’ll get a chance to check them out. You are welcome.

1. “MY HUSBAND WEAR SAREE”

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“my husband wear saree” is the all time #1 search people search for and arrive to my blog according to my wordpress stats. What? Why? This raises a lot emotions including confusion and concern. I have not once ever posted a picture or written about my husband wearing a saree, or any husbands wearing sarees. Why […]

2. 15 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE MOVING TO RURAL INDIA

game night india
Unannounced game night.

Whether you’ve been to India or are heading there for the first time, you’ve probably heard of the most common culture-shocks that people experience: the massive poverty, the wandering animals on the streets, the smells, and the chaotic driving. In this guide, I will tell you 15 things you should know before moving to rural India that you have probably not heard or read anywhere else. […]

3. “HOW DID GOD TELL YOU TO MOVE TO INDIA?”

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I have actually gotten this question a few times, along with the question: “why did you move to India?” In my “About Me” page I tell you that we moved to India because God “said” so. Let me elaborate. […]

4. THE MANY BEDS I HAVE SLEPT ON AROUND THE WORLD SINCE 2008

Our bed in Durham, NC.
Our bed in Durham, NC.

A LOT has happened in my life since 2008: in no particular order, I lived in four different countries, got married (twice, to the same guy), was homeless, adopted two cats, walked inside the Concorde, baked a pie from scratch, backpacked around Europe, started learning a new language, danced ballet at a major University, became […]

5. HOME SECURITY IN RURAL INDIA

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If you are like me, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “home security” is a system that involves technology to keep your home safe with security alarms, motion sensitive lighting, hidden cameras, etc. In India, at least in the part of India where our house is, home security means hiring a […]

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