Modern Love Podcast: Was It Me or Our Astrology?

Love isn’t working out for you?” Is there anything wrong with your health right now? “What’s going on?!”

Astrological services that claimed to predict the future used to make Amisha Patel dubious. Her parents, who emigrated from India to the United States, would return to Gujarat every year. Their children’s futures were predicted by Hindu astrologers when they returned to their New Jersey home.

It was “unnerving and un-American,” Amisha said in her Modern Love article. Later in life, though, she grew to believe in the concept of destiny in connection with her romantic relationships and other life events.

What if all pathways eventually lead to the same destination? We inquired about Amisha’s current situation.

Daniel Jones and Miya Lee are the hosts.
Involved: Julia Botero and Tina Antolini, respectively.
Sara Sarasohn served as the primary editor on this project.
Wendy Dorr is the executive producer.
Dan Powell composed the music.
Corey Schreppel mixed the album.
Soneela Nankani is the narrator.
A special thank you to Julia Simon, Mahima Chablani, Bonnie Wertheim, Anya Strzemien, Joanna Nikas and Choire Sicha at Audm for their help with this project.

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