I wonder about other spouses in my same situation too - how much did they know before marriage? Were they the kind of people who went out for Indian food weekly? Or even people who aren't in intercultural marriages, like when I sometimes see non-desis eating in Indianor Pakistani restaurants. In my own life in recent years I've met some people who are very worldly and knowledgeable. People who have traveled all over the world, even to places like India, and even without having married an Indian. One girl who grew up all over the world because both her parents were part of the foreign service, living in some far-flung places. She is so very knowledgeable and worldly! Suffice it to say that I doubt I would have even been considered "worldly" before marrying someone innately worldy!
What about you? How worldy were/are you?