With first-hand knowledge and experience, based on pure cultural submersion for 20+ years. Amy Regeti, who is married to an Indian, mom to 5, and entrepreneur tells it like it is. This explosive podcast covering all things related to being "Married to India", is a must-listen to no matter who you are. Topics from dating, marriage, parenting, relationship struggles, triumphs along with a whole lot of learning how to let go - there's sure to be something for everyone to take away.
EP 029: Elephant in the Room – Unveiling the Mysteries of Ganesh Chaturthi!
Let's unravel the mystique and grandeur of Ganesh Chaturthi! From the cosmic tale of Lord Ganesha's birth to our modern, cross-cultural spin on the celebrations, this episode is your gateway to one of Hinduism's celebrated festivals. 🎉🐘
EP 028: The Strings, Beads, and Toe Jams That Bind: Mangalsutra & Toe Rings—An Epic of Indian Wedding Bling
Join us in this exhilarating episode where we unbox the timeless bling of Indian weddings—Mangalsutra and Toe Rings! From their age-old symbolism to their modern makeovers, we cover it all. Ideal listening for anyone ranging from a soon-to-be Indian bride to an international jewelry thief looking for cultural context. Don't miss it!
The Lemon, The Chilies, and The Cross-Cultural Knot: Understanding Superstitions in India
This episode of 'Married to India' dives deep into the vibrant and perplexing world of Indian superstitions, where faith meets tradition, as well, as a bit of mysticism. Host Amy Regeti explores how these beliefs intersect with religion and culture, often creating intriguing yet confusing dynamics in a cross-cultural relationship. Whether navigating the 'Evil Eye' or curious about why you shouldn't sweep the house after sunset, this episode is your guide to understanding the roles these superstitions play in Indian families and how they can affect your relationship. Tune in for an eye-opening discussion, real-life anecdotes, and practical advice on how to tread these culturally rich yet challenging waters.
EP 026: The Unthinkable – Navigating Heartbreak and Grooming in a Multicultural Family
In this deeply personal episode, host Amy Regeti tackles a difficult chapter of their family's life: the sudden decision to walk away under the cover of darkness by their 19-year-old daughter. In a twist that left them devastated, she left with a 53-year-old married man, an unexpected turn stemming from a fateful graduation party. Listen as she heartbreakingly delves into the painful reality of grooming, the anguish it has brought into their lives, and the complexities of navigating such a sensitive issue in a multicultural setting. This episode offers a raw, emotional, yet insightful look into a topic that's often left unspoken.
EP 025: A BIG move! BIL, SIL, and Kids move four miles away
25 years after moving to the United States my brother-in-law (BIL), sister-in-law (SIL) and the kids have finally moved to the Virginia, just 4 miles away from us. It’s a dream come true, the Regeti’s are finally all together.
EP 024: The Loss of a Great Man
No loss is ever easy, and anyone who ever claims that time heals all wounds is not as wise as they think they may be. Losing my father-in-law (FIL) has been one of the most heartbreaking moments of my life personally. We learn with time that processing and dealing with a loss becomes more bearable daily but never easier.
More aptly titled He Married Me, an American
So gosh, I’ve listened to two episodes and I just can’t anymore. I liked the name of this podcast, as I am in a relationship with an Indian man, as well, as a Caucasian woman…which is pretty unusual in itself and along with that comes a lot of cultural issues…which is what I thought this would be about. But I know nothing about what region the husband is from. I heard a lot about father in law and what a great man he was —- but where is he from and what was like like? For crying out loud, how many times do we have to hear that mother in law doesn’t speak English. Ummm, what language does she speak?? This story seems to only be your adaptation to them here in USA. This could be very rich with history and culture, but instead it’s about your floor plan of the home you’re building and how the neighbors wonder why you are mowing the lawn. I mean, being in India in a situation such as yours is fascinating and I would listen to you all day if this is what this was about, but I could care less about you making these people more American-like. I suggest changing the name of your show, frankly