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Modern love podcast: was it me or our astrology?


“Love life isn’t working out?” Health problems? Everything is going wrong ?”

Amisha Patel was skeptical of astrological services that offered assertions about the future. His parents, who immigrated to the United States from India, made annual trips to Gujarat. When they returned to their New Jersey home, they would share Hindu astrologers’ predictions about their children’s fate.

“I found my parents’ belief in fate irritating and anti-American,” Amisha wrote in her essay Modern Love. But in her late twenties, she began to embrace the notion of fate when it comes to love and other experiences in her life.

Could it be that all roads lead to the same end? We asked Amisha where she is now.

Hosted by: Daniel Jones and Miya Lee
Produced by: Julia Botero and Tina Antolini
Edited by: Sara sarasohn
Executive producer: Wendy Dorr
Music by: Dan Powell
Mixed by: Corey schreppel
Told by: Soneela Nankani
Special thanks: Julia Simon, Mahima Chablani, Bonnie Wertheim, Anya Strzemien, Joanna Nikas, Choire Sicha, Lisa Tobin, Sam Dolnick and Ryan Wegner at Audm.

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