Sachin Gupta

Sachin Gupta

Sachin Gupta is an author and Global Sales Executive. Growing up Gupta was created as a means for him and his wife to discuss their unique family. It is not every day that you hear about a South Asian man (his parents are originally from Northern India) being married to an African-American woman. Yet they have been married for 9 years and have a 4-year-old daughter. Find out more about their family at growingupgupta.com.

I wanted a son but we had a daughter

Growing up as a person of Indian descent, it is ingrained in you that when it comes to having a child – a boy is better than having a girl. Deeply rooted in cultural beliefs, the context for this line of reasoning is purely archaic and comes from long-established religious and cultural practices in India. Where having a daughter is considered to be a burden in low-income segments of the population, specifically when young girls come of age and are to marry. Parents of daughters are then confronted with a slew of financial implications like paying for a wedding and ...

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