Because that was what we saw! We saw a part of ourselves in those Bollywood movies. We saw a part of our own homes aspects of the drama that goes on between our families in those movies. In some ways it was even like an escape route for us for from our daily lives where... Continue Reading →
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 →
Earlier this year I had been to a business conference where recognition was held for accomplishments for the past fiscal year. Respect, Loving All, Serving All, Humility, Faith,Relationships, Family, Values, Morals, Equality, Loyalty. Do we hear these in the business world often in any country? What I witnessed was more than a recognition of successful... Continue Reading →
Meri Sanskriti is Indian Culture awareness...so what is Indian Culture? I believe it's unity in diversity. "I believe that it’s the fact that we can all live under one roof and still be together. We can all be brothers and sisters from different backgrounds and still be united as one and respect each other and... Continue Reading →
Respect for culture begins with us to respecting ourselves and the accents around us. Respect is a huge part of Indian culture. One aspect of respect that I believe needs to be voiced more especially for Indian Americans is the concept of accent. I’ve been there done that as a kid where we laugh at... Continue Reading →
...but we can also set a platform for the Indian kids of the next generation to grow to even higher levels representing Indian Americans without the limits we felt we had growing up.."
Growing up in an Indian household there are certain thing's that are unsaid unexplained facts; and sound absolutely crazy to a non-Indian. I had SO many instances where if I was on a reality show that "confused" background noise would be playing,because I didn't understand why nobody else had 5 siblings in India, or didn't... Continue Reading →