Am I the only one who is intrigued by the New York Times’s marriage announcements page? I hope not, and there are others who enjoy reading this section on Sundays. One thing which is clear to me when i flip through the marriage announcements: more and more Interracial marriages are happening. Folks of East Indian origin are marrying Caucasians, or those of Asian origins. It is an interesting little phenom, for it leads me to believe that we are entering the age of “mocha flavor.”
What is mocha flavor? Newsweek magazine hints at that in this fantastic story, The Global Makeover.
bq. Perhaps the perfect example of the new global face of beauty is Saira Mohan, a model whos scored gigs with Chanel, Calvin Klein and Victorias Secret. She owes her sharp features to her fathers north Indian Punjabi ancestry, but her round eyes and light complexion come from her mothers French-Irish-Canadian side. Mohan is just Asian enough to suit Western sensibilities, while still retaining some ambiguity. Shes one of those beautiful women who can easily be Italian, British or Spanish, says fashion photographer Atul Kasekbar. And she can very well be an Indian in a sari.
No my point is not to pontificate on Ms. Mohan or Ash, but just point to a trend. For instance many of my friends (males) are increasingly dating (and settling down with) Asian, Caucasian and Latino women. My friends (females) are finding happiness with non East Indians. It is something which intrigues me because I think this would lead to very interesting progeny – a blend of brown and other races. Which is Mocha Brown. Any thoughts?
6 thoughts on “Mocha Flavor!”
I am of total indian decent, yet people always think I’m either greek, brazilian, hawaiian. I’m punjabi so I guess it’s the tan skin and sharp features that make me look different from what people sterotypically think Indians look like. Anyway, I am dating a caucasian man and we are convinced that indian woman married to white men have the most beautiful children, more so than indian men with white women…for some reason children where the mother is white tend to have lighter skin and look more caucasian than mixed. With an Indian mother, the children tend to have more darker olive skin with lighter hair or lighter eyes, a much more beautiful exotic look.
I am a White woman with an Indian husband. And I know I am biased, but my children are gorgeous. Indeed, I have called them “mocha” babies for years. I resent the inference that because I am Caucausian, my children are not as attractive as those born from Indian mothers. All children are beautiful.
as a white male, i find this miscegenetic degeneracy disgusting and quite base!
I’m an Indian and yet I’ve to admit that what Asha says seems so narrow-minded. Please pick up a book on genetics and realize that what you are saying makes no sense at all. It is infintesimally (pardon my spelling?) impossible to occur all the time or occur predictably. My best friend is a caucasian woman and she’s married to my best friend who happens to be an Indian and they’ve the most adorable, gorgeous kids.
All kids are beautiful.
Also, I think when two people, or two or more people, or
two or more things love each others thats cool.
Personally, I have found beauties in each culture. Though I must say I like the straight forwardness personality of Americans. I loath the non-staright forwardness (trick, sneaky, and nosy) nature of any one I (hope not to ) come in contact with. Unfortunatley its been mostly Indian Men and Women who have been sneaky and nosy.
still love comes first…. and all this talk about brown, black, white, is so stupid…. blue is what i am looking for… i will settle for the french actress in the movie blue…
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