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 →

Ethnic Languages; Standards vs Pressure

"Think of language as a relationship with your culture, invest in it intentionally.When you see the younger generation that speaks your language, choose to speak to them in your language. I think as a whole we can keep our Indian culture and language alive by keeping the standard as a norm. " Standard: Level of... Continue Reading →

Funny Indian-ism’s

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 →

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