About 8. We wanted to put a face to this fast-growing demographic, and asked readers in mixed-race pairings to share their photos with us. We asked for the basics: names, backgrounds, and the city they live in.
Nowadays though, particularly in Spanish Americamestizo has become more of a cultural term, with culturally mainstream Latin Americans regarded as, or termed "mestizos" regardless of their actual ancestry and with the term Indian being reserved exclusively for people who have maintained a separate indigenous ethnic identity, languagetribal affiliation, etc. The term mestizaje — taking as its root mestizo or mixed — is the Spanish word for miscegenationthe general process of mixing ancestries. To avoid confusion with the original usage of the term mestizomixed people started to be referred to collectively as castas.
Ethnicity, race, and personal identity continue to forge an inexplicable link the world over—often highlighting our differences rather than bringing us together. The latter two, however, are aspects of the human experience we consider far too little in a country like India, which remains insulated by a particularly contextual bubble we have created around us. It would certainly explain why mixed-community marriages are still considered a huge break away from the majority mindset, or why minority groups still feel so targeted.
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If India's parliament passes a proposed new Surrogacy Regulation Bill, cases such as that of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who had his third child via surrogacy, would no longer be possible. The strict new bill being considered by lawmakers permits only Indian couples, married for at least five years and childless, to opt for surrogacy. It states that surrogate mothers must be "close relatives" of the recipients and carries strict criteria for surrogate mothers, genetic parents, fertility clinics, medical professionals, and the egg and sperm donors.
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The scrapping of Article and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories has finally had its impact on India-Pakistan relations. The Brit bombshell has been called out for her teeny-weeny swimwear. The banners carried a map envisioning Akhand Bharat undivided India showing parts of the present-day states of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.