India is a really big country so unfortunately different regions and castes have different stories of Divali. Here is (one of) the versions for our family/region/Tamil Nadu/South India that I wrote up for our family. I made it even simpler than what’s below, for the 3 year olds, and then made little puppets for people [...]
This is a request for stories from you guys… how do you celebrate Divali, what do you call it, and what is the story of it’s meaning for you? We all know that Hinduism is sort of messed up to explain because everyone believes 1000 different things for the same festivals. I’ve been tasked to [...]
For those of you who don’t stare at the ground when they walk around New York, you might not have noticed that half of the man hole covers say “Made In India” on them. A while ago I recruited an awesome photographer friend of mine to help me take a picture of one and…months later… [...]
In the Jewish quarters of Krakow I found this bar called “Singer” where each table is an old fashioned sewing machine. A few years ago when one of my nephews was under a year old, I was visiting India and my aunt told me that she wanted me to sew some really simple [...]
Roughly three-quarters of both Asian-American Buddhists (76%) and Asian-American Hindus (73%) celebrate Christmas. But only 60% of the unaffiliated Asian-Americans! A Pew study analyzes the difference between Asian-Americans and other Americans broken down by religions (both foreign born and US born). I went through the 100 pages and pulled out a lot of interesting facts, [...]
…Also 92 state-level anti abortion acts passed in the US??? I feel even better about just having became a sustaining member of Planned Parenthood now.
Well it seems that everybody, the New York Times, Washington Post, etc has been reporting on this story I found about Oprah visiting India and being ridiculous. So I thought I better just post this blog. Oprah has two episodes of her exploration of India in which she for some reason decides to forget she’s [...]
In this series where I respond to things that people searched to get to my website, here’s the latest, not as funny, one: “best place to place ganesha” Why the best place to place Ganesha is at the entrance to your house – inside foyer, something like that – since he is the remover of [...]
The other day someone came to my site by googling “what does ganesh say about bullying?” Well I’ll tell you what he says. GANESH SAYS BULLYING IS BAD!
I don’t even know what to make of this video. I only watched half of it, but it seems as if Belinda is being sarcastic sort of? Purposely funny? But then she’s trying to sell the show so I don’t think she is… I guess it seems ok…but really weird. I wish I could have [...]