Growing up as Indian Americans here in a household that follows Santan Dharm, we hear the Ramayan almost everyday. Either our dads tell us, or we go to religious institutions, or we learn through Indian classical dance. You can say that the Ramayan is deeply engrained in our childhood, and we have heard the name... Continue Reading →
When Indian started immigration to America in the 1970's(and/or earlier)they were the odd ones out. Indian? What Indian? Like Native Americans? OH...the dot Indians! Who Columbus looked for.... This is the pioneer generation of Indian-Americans who had a face a lot of these questions firsthand about who Indians are. They are the generation who raised... Continue Reading →
In my understanding, Dharma is doing the right thing as per context. In the context of life following your heart, and your divine path that is laid out for you, is you doing your Dharma.
Meri Sanskriti...it’s a movement "It’s about creating cultural awareness. It’s about showing people that India is more than just a Bollywood and Tikka Masala.I believe that the beauty in India is the diversity that we have with with so many different states cultures and religions and that is what makes it so unique and so... Continue Reading →
"That is also a huge part of my mission at Meri Sanskriti, it's to help people to love themselves and embrace their uniqueness. Because when we stop judging and start loving that is when we are able to truly be the best version of ourselves, and shed everything that is not us INCLUDING excess weight"... Continue Reading →
Our emotions control everything. Emotions are literally the thermometer to our body, why do we do what we do? It’s usually an outcome of some emotion. If we are upset, we do certain things after we are upset, if we are sad, happy or whatever we do. If we are happy, we may choose to... Continue Reading →
So what is Maha-Shivratri?Probably something our parents celebrated that we never bothered about because it was "too religious" I know I've always heard about it, but never bothered to find out. And it's funny how answers come to you when you seek them. For the past one year I have intentionally decided to dive into... Continue Reading →
"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 →