Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Real Desi Housewives of Silicon Valley

This is an article of mine, which was published recently in the online magazine 'The NRI' .
As I said in my last post, that I would be informing you all, whenever I have something new that gets published. So here's my latest venture.

It is a humorous look at the reality series 'The Real Housewives '  and it tries to draw a parellel from the show, to the lives of hundreds of thousands of NRI wives, in the US...through the medium of a fictitious show called 'The real desi housewives of silicon valley'.

Do give it a read  here . And please do give your comments/feedback, either here or on the magazine site. I'd appreciate it.


  1. lol the silicon aunties :) :) nice post anjali :)

  2. While I do agree with Ashley, I also believe that stereotypes, though a little exaggerated and overly generalized do hold an element of truth

    While some Indian women might, most would probably prefer a $3000 diamond to a #3000 Louis Vuitton. Of course, if you have a billion dollar home and a million dollar car, sure, please do the economy a favor and buy some more. But why does someone who needs to take the subway feel the need for one ? So I guess my thoughts do fit the stereotype !

    Now the people you describe are indeed “real”, real people who left their country and family, for hopefully something more valuable than a Louis Vuitton But as you correctly noted, the women on the reality shows are typically wealthy, and after you’ve earned a certain amount of wealth you tend to drop certain stereotypes from your “cultural” pool and pick new ones up from the “rich and entitled” pool.

  3. @ Sunita : Thanks

    @ Preeti : So it was you who made that comment on the article. Thanks for the kind words, and I agree, stereotypes do exist for a reason, as long as we don't take them too seriously or let them blind our judgement, it's fine to get a few laughs out of them. LOL.
    Well said.

  4. This was hilarious! Really enjoying reading your writing :)

  5. Fantastic! I didn't know you were writing for the NRI. I'm going to check it out. I'm sure I'll love reading it.


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