T113 - Growing Up In Two Cultures - Tense Exercise

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Growing Up As A British Asian

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I in Blackburn , in the northwestern part of England and I there until I home at the age of 18. My parents to England from India in the 1970s.

As a child I to the local school and , of course, English with a local accent, just like all the other children. But at home it was very different. We in an Indian environment , with a great extended family of uncles and aunts. I feeling part of this big thing called "family", and an even bigger thing called "India" . I think my family really me a lot while I up. They often talked about India as "our home" - even though I been there before.

To me, it at all strange to grow up as part of two cultures. I that growing up in two cultures is a kind of gift, not a disadvantage. Now that I a child of my own , I want her to get in touch with her Indian roots too, so we a visit to India later this year. All her Indian cousins and relatives forward to meeting her.