Their parents not only supported their dating, they drove them to dates! Nobody called it , but that is exactly what it was – just in a different form.
After having their own failed experiences with that system in India, they found each other and built a beautiful life together for my siblings and me in the US.
In fact, because I took my time, I often feel grateful for my parents’ advice. Megha Ralapati Megha is a writer and curator based in Chicago.
A contributing editor to Art Asia Pacific, her writing has recently been included in Black Sun and Manual for Treason.
I wish I could reassure my teenaged self that everything was cool — I didn’t miss the class, I wasn’t a weirdo, and everything would happen in good time.