Coffee Confessions Episode 7 – Mixed Marriages – The Ups and The Downs



Living in one of the world’s most metropolitan city has its advantages. With a plethora of nationalities at your work place and interacting with different cultures in your social circles –many find their soul mate from not just another country but at times from another continent too.

Mixed marriages become very common in cities like Dubai. However, marriages are marriages – they come with their own challenges. So is it more difficult if your cultures are world apart? This episode offers real life stories of the good, the bad and the compromise.

Here are some of the points our guests raised at the show:


Disni Pasea – Is in a mixed marraige, where she hails from Sri Lanka and her Husband from South America. She eloquently explains that all marraiges are hardwork;  in a mixed one ofcourse there are several added challenges however if the couple put in the work it can be a wonderful union. She truly believes that a mixed marriage can add love, tolerance and make people more aware of the world. She says, “The idea is to understand that every marriage has its ups and downs; and one has to make time and put in the work to build on the relationships with patience, love and understanding.”


Asad Raza Khan – Is a product of a mixed marrage between an Indian and a Pakistani. He has a very unique take on the subject and adds an extremely positive energy and not to mention his close to perfect “smile” really will keep you tuned in to the whole episode. He believes strongly that one must find the “Click”, once thats established between two people, they can make it work regardless of the obstacles and difference; when two people really want to be together, they find a way to do so. According to Asad, “Interacting with people from other cultures, religions and backgrounds must be encouraged, it will not only open up minds but enable all of us to become better human beings.”


Sandi Saxena – Is in an mixed marraige of different religions. Back when she tied the knot, the idea of inter religion marraige was still a taboo. In her experience, she does believe that people who actually opt for a mixed marraige, already posses a very open mind, they have a different approach to the world and are open to learning, understanding and adapting. She is proud that her children call themselves, “Universal Spiritual Beings.” Sandi expalins, “In my opinion a mixed marraige can enrich your life and make the couple more tolerant, open and loving.”


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 Catch our next episode live on at local time 6:00pm on Thursday 17th  of November – Topic:  Has Disney Prince and Princesses messed us up for life? Do you believe in happily ever after?

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Team of Coffee Confessions:

Producer: Saher Mahmood

Production: Selfie TV

Director: Kalyan Chakravarthy

Concept & Writer: Zareen Khan

PR & Media Management: w2w Events & PR


Coffee Confessions Concept:

The show is produced to encourage open forum of discussion and opinions being shared on a common platform. The idea is to be as relevant to our community as possible; therefore the topics selected are vital to this new age show. Each Topic will invite 3 guests to offer their advice, opinion or just their thoughts to the audience. The audience will also be able to communicate, interact, offer opinion and suggest further topics to the online show. These are some of the great benefits of hosting an online since we can be highly accessible, creative & interactive with our real time audience – the reach and connection on a Web channel is far more rewarding & affordable than on a TV channel.


About Selfie TV:

With more than 100 Events, including Concerts, Award Shows, Gala Dinners, Talent Shows, Theatre, Movie Launch, Fashion Shows, Art Exhibitions and their programming includes, Talks Shows, Documentaries, Events (Behind the Scenes), celebrity interviews and film reviews all covered by Selfie TV in less than a year in the region, its popularity and Fan base has been growing and to celebrate this success they have opted to share it with the public; who are their biggest supporters. To give you a jist of Selfie Tv’s popularity in the region, here is a link from their very first post on youtube which reached over 20, 000 views.


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About w2w Events & PR:

Established in 2009 – W2W is an specialized event management company that works in the region to promote and offer platform to various professional organizations, companies, Brands, and individuals. Over the years, w2w has conceptualized and created various genres of events to cater to this ever growing market. Some of the most notable events by w2w include, Fashion For All, Art Nation, Against the tides Art Show, Fashion Xpose, RECon Conference & Calendar Girls Campaign.



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Show Director: Kalyan Chakravarthy – KC24

Kalyan wears many hats, from being an Theatre Actor, Director, Producer, Photographer, Film Maker, Events specialist, Deejay & Philanthropist. He is known in creative circles for the prestigious projects that he has handled in Events, Media & Film Productions. An artist who started his creative journey with stage performances, and he understands the ins & outs of building a story not just on paper but also bringing it to life.