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April 29, 2014
I asked my parents, tonight, if being an outsider here in America ever bothered them. What they said:

Ma: It bothers some in our community, but it's never bothered us.

Baba: Because even in India, we were outsiders. Rational people will always be... And I never had a childhood home. (His family moved a lot.)

Ma: I was an economically lower-middle class girl who chose to make something of herself instead of just settle down. I never fit in with the other girls. Rather, now--

Baba: Yes, rather here--

Ma: --especially with this community, we feel like we belong.