It all started when Behram relocated to Sri Lanka for work in an executive role for American textile brands. Myself, Malka, had already been living in Sri Lanka for 3 years and working as victoria secret’s fit-model. We both met shortly after Behram moved into the workplace.

The professional relationship turned into friendship and later into a romantic one. As the months slipped by, our relationship got to the stage where it was obvious that we should be living together.

After living together for a year, on Behram’s birthday, I thought it would be a good idea to surprise Behram with a belly dancer sent to his workplace or a ride in a hot air-balloon. However, I did not execute those ideas, since I wanted to offer a special gift. I just had the solution.

In the morning of August 8, on his birthday, I led Behram into a room where our close friends were waiting along with a parsee priest and a marriage-registrar. That day Behram received me as gift as a wife.

Two years later, we were blessed with twins, a girl we named with a parsee name (named after Behram’s beloved mother) and a boy with a Jewish name. The kids were born in my country. In 2010, within 6 months after the delivery, we, as family, shifted to India. We arrived in Mumbai and stayed for 6 years in that amazing city.

In Mumbai, our special story attracted tourists to witness a culmination of “westerner” and local mumbaikar mindsets. I started accompanying tourists in the city and learnt how safe and easy it is for them – a westerner who understands and guides them. Once my services became very popular, Behram joined me to the tours as well, and together we became the subtitles for this phenomenal and happening city.

In 2016, we shifted to Bangalore, another beautiful and big city in India. The demand of guiding tourists in Mumbai made me travel very often away from my family. This is the premise for “The Masala Culture”. As guests, you are also welcome in Bangalore to be together with our family on holidays and special dates, as we help you understand India not only by foot but also by food.

It all started when Behram relocated to Sri Lanka for work in an executive role for American textile brands. Myself, Malka, had already been living in Sri Lanka for 3 years and working as victoria secret’s fit-model. We both met shortly after Behram moved into the workplace.

The professional relationship turned into friendship and later into a romantic one. As the months slipped by, our relationship got to the stage where it was obvious that we should be living together.

After living together for a year, on Behram’s birthday, I thought it would be a good idea to surprise Behram with a belly dancer sent to his workplace or a ride in a hot air-balloon. However, I did not execute those ideas, since I wanted to offer a special gift. I just had the solution.

In the morning of August 8, on his birthday, I led Behram into a room where our close friends were waiting along with a parsee priest and a marriage-registrar. That day Behram received me as gift as a wife.

Two years later, we were blessed with twins, a girl we named with a parsee name (named after Behram’s beloved mother) and a boy with a Jewish name. The kids were born in my country. In 2010, within 6 months after the delivery, we, as family, shifted to India. We arrived in Mumbai and stayed for 6 years in that amazing city.

In Mumbai, our special story attracted tourists to witness a culmination of “westerner” and local mumbaikar mindsets. I started accompanying tourists in the city and learnt how safe and easy it is for them – a westerner who understands and guides them. Once my services became very popular, Behram joined me to the tours as well, and together we became the subtitles for this phenomenal and happening city.

In 2016, we shifted to Bangalore, another beautiful and big city in India. The demand of guiding tourists in Mumbai made me travel very often away from my family. This is the premise for “The Masala Culture”. As guests, you are also welcome in Bangalore to be together with our family on holidays and special dates, as we help you understand India not only by foot but also by food.

Malka

Founder

Malka moved to India in 2010 with her husband and her 6-month-old twins. Malka has completed her master in clinical psychology with University of Mumbai. Having worked with Indian population in different private and public hospitals in Mumbai, she also guided and travelled with foreign tourists in Mumbai. In 2016, Malka moved to Bangalore with her family to work as a Director. Malka no longer sees herself as an anthropologist, but as half Indian. She drives in India, fairly understand and speak Hindi, she cooks Indian traditional food, and can eat more spices than most of the locals. Malka is deeply passionate about India; her moto is “when in Rome live as the Romans do”.

Behram

Co-founder

Behram was born in Maharshtra to a Zoroastrian family. Raised in a Parsee colony in Dadar, he has witnessed many changes that took place in India and, especially, Mumbai. Working in the textile field for almost three decades gave him the opportunity to travel to many countries and live abroad. In Sri Lanka, he met Malka and, together they live and raise their kids in bi-cultural family. Along with his wife, he started to tour Mumbai with tourists combining both worlds – the Eastern and the Western, providing a unique and unforgettable experience valued by tourists. Behram is a very charming and approachable man. His life motto derives from the Parsee religion “Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds”.

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