Nikita is an author, blogger, and entrepreneur. Nikita is globally known for her multicultural lifestyle blog, Growing Up Gupta (www.growingupgupta.com). In which she and her husband, Sachin, share stories of interracial/intercultural dating and marriage, multiracial and multicultural parenting, fusion recipes, and more. Growing Up Gupta led them to author Habits of Successful Career Nomads and the Art of Interracial Dating. I’m Dating, Indian Now What?, and now their first bilingual Hindi and English children’s book. As a cross-cultural family, they noticed that there are no children’s books that celebrate being of mixed Indian/South Asian heritage. Additionally, there are not many bilingual children’s books written in Hindi and English. Hence, they created, I Love Masala Me to celebrate children of multicultural and mixed heritage. Nikita and her husband have been featured contributors for Huffington Post, The Times of India, Brown Girl Magazine, South Asian Buzz, The Parent Voice Magazine, Multicultural Kids Blogs, Multiracial Family Man, among others. They have also been featured on podcasts with Indian-Interracial Marriage, Multiracial Family Man, and more. For more on Nikita and Sachin, including social media and contact information, visit growingupgupta.com.
“Dating out, marrying out?” Dating outside your race, ethnicity, culture, or “class”, have long had stigmas tied to them. June 12, 2016, commemorates the 49th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving vs. Virginia. A decision that overturned all laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Since that time, interracial/intercultural dating and marriages have been on the incline. With a growing acceptance, and changing social norms, many are finding themselves dating and marrying someone of a different race. It has become deemed as a good for society. Given this, how are the dynamics of interracial/intercultural dating similar or different to dating of someone of the same race? Are you curious? Are you considering dating someone of a different race/ethnicity? After you get past the novelty of being in an interracial/intercultural relationship what comes next? Are you thinking about marriage etc.? Do you want to understand the cultural expectations of being in this type of relationship? If so, this book will provide you with the intimate detailing’s of dating and being married to a person of Indian descent. You can expect this book to be your guidebook on the particulars of an interracial/intercultural relationship. Equipped with a plethora of advice, humor, and lessons learned mantras, as you filter through the pages of the book you won’t want to put it down. As you learn about: The ultimate guide to meeting the Parents A Guide to Indian Clothing Disowned and tips for overcoming being Disowned Cultural Clashes and advice for handling them Creating a cultural fusion and more.