Then the other woman, who had remained silent until then, asked me for proof. When many Indians see one of their women with a man of a different race, they make assumptions, and offer unsolicited advice.An Indian woman who has got a white man must be enlightened, even by complete strangers. KATRINA: Probably I got a good beating once a year. KATRINA: Nine-carat tennis bracelets, limousine trips, a trip around the world, build any home I wanted. SCOTT ROSS (reporting): Katrina had it all, but at what price? Are you going to do what your Mom says the rest of your life, or are you going to go with the man of dreams? KATRINA: When I came out of the wedding ceremony, I saw that not only had my name been changed, but my religion had been changed also. SCOTT ROSS (reporting): It didnt take long for Katrina to realize this was not what she bargained for. KATRINA: I had compromised the deity of Jesus Christ. I thought that Muslims were Ali Baba and the 40 thieves and the magic carpet ride.
But he doesn’t know what will happen with his country and situation, so I understand that too. I am beginning to realize that this love may be an impossible hope for me…and maybe there are aspects of his faith that limit him too much to even consider a longer term, more serious relationship, no matter how liberal he seems.From the beginning it has been clear that there are obstacles to our being together and we kept it very casual and light, but in the past few months we have become much, much closer and he expressed his love for me, and now I have allowed myself to love him very dearly also.However, what just happened a couple hours ago brought our true situation very present to me.By the fourth day of our vacation on the islands, we had got used to being stared at.But when curious glances turned to quizzical looks, we began to realise that we were considered an oddity: A brown woman with a white man. ” one of the two women asked me as soon as my husband left my side.“My husband,” I replied after a while, snapping out of savouring my first-ever snorkelling session.