What Holi Means to the Working Adult

BALAM PICHKARI! Throw colors and get lit-that’s Holi right? It’s a festival of colors to celebrate Spring. That’s all I thought Holi was until last year, when I was on Twitter and following Amitabh Bachchan. I saw him post a picture of Holika Dahan the day before Holi I was like WOAH WAIT…Holi has a... Continue Reading →

Why do we wear a Bindi?

"Yes I'm Indian.." " OH..like with the DOT!" I'm sure this is a common phrase many Indians face. I know I have, we are differentiated as the "dot" Indians. I actually came across a paper I wrote in college from my communications class on why Indians wear Bindi's. Little did I know at that time... Continue Reading →

Bollywood Bridging a Culture Gap

It's Christmas Eve in an Indian household. Freezing cold outside. Everyone is off for the holidays, so the family gets together at a common place. The entire house is buzzing with all generations in one house, grandparents, parents, teens, kids, the entire gang. Everyone is gathered around the family room snacking on warm toasty samosas... Continue Reading →

Is desire bad in Hinduism?

Ch 2 Verse 62 "dhyāyato viṣhayān puṁsaḥ saṅgas teṣhūpajāyate saṅgāt sañjāyate kāmaḥ kāmāt krodho ’bhijāyate" "While contemplating on the objects of the senses, one develops attachment to them. Attachment leads to desire, and from desire arises anger." “ God made desire, so why would it say desire is bad”. A question I had against the verses of desire in... Continue Reading →

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