South Asian parents tend to agree that teenagers should not be dating—especially girls. Sure they’re allowed to have friends that are boys, but no ‘boyfriends’. But what do the teenagers think? We share snippets of their conversation, and let parents take a peak.
The world is a funny place. Interconnected, yet so segmented. Celebrates your culture, but then laughs at your accent. So it is here, in these concocted contradictions and ignorant idiosyncrasies that I am faced with the question of belonging.
Nipa Bhuptani talks to us about the social and cultural implications of a disorder that is only now beginning to be recognized in the South Asian community.
Chasing the kids every minute they are home to make sure schoolwork is completed—bribing them, threatening them, pampering them. Does this sound familiar?