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?