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Local man finally snaps after being asked if he 'speaks Indian' for the zillionth time

Man tired of explaining ‘love marriage’ to people, being presumed apologist for arranged marriage

BERKELEY, CA – Vijay Agrawal, 19, is tired of explaining what a love marriage is to everyone who assumes his parents had an arranged marriage. While no one bugged him about it in high school, non-desis at university start discussing the topic to pontificate about how terrible arranged marriage is. “It was so much easier in high school when no one bugged me about it,” said Mr. Agrawal, a freshman at UC Berkeley. “Most of my classmates weren’t even aware that arranged marriages still exist. It was only brought up a couple of times during some late night bonding. Someone asked how my parents … Continue reading


Review: I watched the Outsourced tv series – and loved it

We got a trial of Hulu a month ago and while seeing what they offered, I noticed Outsourced. It rang a bell; I have a faint memory of seeing the 2006 movie that inspired it but had no idea there was a tv show (we haven’t had cable for at least 10 years). It was a pleasant surprise – an American tv show set in India, with a mostly Indian cast? Hot damn – that’s some progress right there. Or at least I hoped it was progress because there was an excellent chance that the show would suck. Except the show … Continue reading