Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ Engagement Feels Like a Bizarre Collision of My Indian and American Identities

Hearts and Stars is Slate’s pop-up blog on celebrity relationships.

The engagement of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas has been a personally disorienting affair. It happened so fast, with few prior hints, and most bizarrely, every Indian American I know has an opinion on it. The Jopra engagement feels both strange and momentous: It captures the split between our Bollywood-loving roots and the American lifestyles that were thrust upon us.

I was 6 months old when my family moved to the U.S....

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