PARENTING & CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

GETTING TO KNOW OUR NEIGHBOURS Yesterday we had some visitors come round for some coffee and cake. They are a Norwegian-Pakistani family of six (four kids aged 6 to 14) who live in our neighbourhood. The parents in this family were raised in Norway by lower-income, working class immigrants from Pakistan, identical to my own upbringing in the […]

IT’S ALL RELATIVE

Last week in Mumbai, one of the Indian participants in my Cross-Cultural Workshop told me that sometimes it can get really chilly in Mumbai … once, he told me, the temperature plummeted to 18 degrees Celsius! I pretended to look impressed. Cold (and heat) is a relative concept, as is demonstrated in this “oldie” I dug […]