More than ten weeks after his confirmation as the new United States Secretary of State, John Kerry finally went to Asia.
The former Massachusetts senator stopped in South Korea, Japan, and China over the busy weekend, the first time an American Secretary of State visited all three nations in the same trip.
Many, including Arshad, have dated men of their own choosing.
A couple sits on the seafront on the eve of Valentine's Day in Mumbai, February 13, 2009.
Compare that with the 2,500 dating companies squabbling over the 124.6 million single adults in the United States.
But zooming out a bit, Kerry's visit also provides a fresh opportunity to examine the "Pivot to Asia", one of the Obama Administration's central foreign policy initiatives.
“I’m a Sunni Muslim and my parents want me to marry a Sunni Muslim,” she said.
“For me, everything depends on the person, not the religion.” In the offices of Truly Madly, nearly half of the 40 employees are women; most are under 30 and have moved to Delhi from small towns in search of their fortunes.
The term's historical use in contexts that typically implied disapproval is also a reason why more unambiguously neutral terms such as interracial, interethnic or cross-cultural are more common in contemporary usage.
In Spanish, Portuguese, and French, the words used to describe the mixing of races are mestizaje, mestiçagem and métissage.