Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments.Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.Alina has an interest in attending some ceremony, making celebrations and parties and functions etc.She does this all with her students, when she is along with her students she enjoys a lot of moments and makes a fun with them.Drastic differences in mentality and outlook are very often brushed aside in South-Asian cultures to maintain the peace and make sure children get married to the most socially and economically suited spouse.
But my bravery was put to the test when I met and fell in love with Sai.
We both saw eye-to-eye and were ready to weather the storm that lay ahead.
As was to be expected, neither of our families were initially pleased with our union.
Some couples have even turned to India's "Love Commandos" in desperate times to ensure their safety. To me, it never mattered that Sai wasn't a Muslim, or that he was dark-skinned or wasn't going to be a doctor.
What mattered was that he loved me and respected me for who I was, and he respected himself and saw that life was too short to live according to someone else's expectations.