Valentines day was an alien concept for me growing up in India. I did not hear about it until I got into college (around 11th or 12th grade). Around that time Hallmark made it presence felt, unavoidably so. Giving someone a Valentines card pretty much meant asking them to be your life partner!! There was not much latitude in its meaning.
I'm so glad I stumbled on this blog via Pinterest. I've been seriously craving for Tikka Masala ever since I got back from India. I'll definitely try this out next weekend.