“My husband,” I replied after a while, snapping out of savouring my first-ever snorkelling session.
She then asked me questions about our wedding and everything that had led to it. I later kicked myself for having misunderstood their questions as friendly banter.
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Obviously I haven’t dated much in India, two men isn’t enough to make a truly convincing case on the subject, so my experience level is low.
) who I basically fell head-over-heels coo coo for ‘at first sight’ and we started dating.
Elephant Beach on India’s Andaman Islands was not where I thought I would have to justify my life choices.
Yet, there I was, feet dipped in clear water, staring into the horizon, trying to convince two middle-aged women whom I did not know that the man I was with was indeed my husband.
Yes, it’s true that it is hard to understand girls, but when it comes to Indian girls, it is nearly impossible.
As a teenage, their primary focus is only on the study. If a girl by chance hands her phone, then her Whats App will have app lock that’s for sure.
Then the other woman, who had remained silent until then, asked me for proof. When many Indians see one of their women with a man of a different race, they make assumptions, and offer unsolicited advice.