Bobby Jindal became Louisiana’s governor Monday and The Times-Picayune ran a fairly standard profile of Supriya Jindal, Louisiana’s new first lady. Readers learn about the birth of her third child, her favorite television shows, and how she met her husband.
Supriya was born in New Delhi, but says that she does not have any connection to the motherland:
Although she has visited India several times — including once with Bobby, when he was sent as a congressman on a trade mission — she says she doesn’t feel any particular attachment to the country of her ancestors or any particular sense of comfort when she’s there. Nor does she follow the news from India with any particular regularity.
“I think it’s interesting. I enjoy traveling and experiencing different things, different cultures. But it’s not a direct connection,” she says.
“She’s a New Orleans girl,” Bobby says. “I think that defines her more.”