Chapter 9 – Just Jhoom! (Excerpt 6)

A paragraph from Chapter 9

Just like Just Jhoom!, Jeremy and I shared a relationship that took the best of both our worlds and combined them together to create something entirely new. My mother’s fears of us experiencing a culture clash and a lack of common understanding proved to be unfounded. Jeremy and I enhanced each other’s understanding and embraced our cultural differences, not just in a superficial sense, like enjoying food or dress, but on a deeper level we embraced even the subtlest nuances of each other’s cultural heritage.

Significance of this excerpt:

Just Jhoom! was more than just a business for me. It was something that both Jeremy and I worked on together – and both had a lot of pride in. I could never had achieved all I had without his support. One of the earliest concerns my mother had about my relationship with Jeremy was how different our backgrounds were – he being English; me Indian; the age difference; his divorce…and on it went. But, Jeremy and I very quickly found a way of bringing both our cultures and values together – to create an understanding that was unique to us. When creating Just Jhoom! I did the same. The best of Indian culture, western ideas and dancing and fitness…. I suppose the message here is don’t be afraid to be different. Don’t be scared to carve out your own path. We are all unique, and so must our journeys be….

Look out for Excerpt 7 coming soon