and welcome to my blog. I am the Chardi Kala Wife, and it is my life that I blog about.
I am sure some of you are wondering what Chardi Kala means: “Chardi Kala loosely means having a “positive, buoyant and optimistic” attitude to life and to the future. Historically, in Punjabi and for Sikhs, it is synonymous to “resilience” and is an expression encouraging strength in the face of fear or pain.”
The Good Life, La Dolce Vita and other names I considered were taken, but considering I am married to a North Indian man and lead a life filled with challenges, trials and at times drama – My Chardi Kala Life sums up our situation wonderfully.
I started this blog as a continuation of my previous blogs about my intercultural relationship & marriage with my Sikh husband. This blog is set to be a positive, optimistic and resilient place for me. A place to share, to discuss, and to grow as I grab hold of this thing called life and embark upon setting up our life as an Australian Punjabi family.
In this blog I will share information about daily life in India & Australia, setting up your house, Indian festivals, food and the general excitement and beauty of our life through photos. I will also attempt to share any tips and tutorials that I think others may be interested in!
I write this blog not just for myself, or for my sanity – but for others in a similar situation, others in a relationship with an Indian and for anyone that wants to know more about life in Punjab.
I hope that you will enjoy reading as I enjoy living and narrating the journey that is My Chardi Kala Life.
Feel free to write to me at bad bhabhi @ gmail . com (without the spaces).
Also check out the latest posts, or the archives that entail where it all began. There is a search function in the right sidebar, as well as categories listed for your viewing access!
I am also compiling a resources page, where I share other blogs, websites, and videos that I find interesting!