#WhyDoWe Tell me you are Desi without telling me you are Desi... Rotli no dabbo - Roti dabaa I remember when we spent our summers in my Dada's house in the small village, there were no rotli no dabbo because they only made fresh rotlis, and we ate what we ate and shared the rest with the workers. There was no need to store them. In the city where we lived, it was necessary to have a container with a lid to keep the rotis fresh and warm. My mom had a round, stainless steel
This is the beauty of our culture, whenever there is a wedding or a funeral we go out of our way to attend the function. We support and join in our friends and family as they celebrate a gain or a loss. Weddings lately have become all about the glitz and glamour, however behind it all our intention to spend quality time with family does not change. Also during December the weather in India is compatible for all of us “foreigners”. Family is the basis of most of our lives. OUR
When one thinks of India, colors, vedas, mythology, spirituality and culture come to mind. India is the largest non-secular country. There are many religions practiced in India including Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Christianity. India celebrates all major festivals for all of these religions. Christianity is India’s third-largest religion according to the census of 2011, with approximately 27.8 million followers, constituting 2.3 percent of India’s popula
Before the days of TV and digital explosion of news and media children roamed free in parks and nature everywhere. Parks and museums were a usual spots for field trips and for spending weekends. In Gujarat, there are 7 designated national parks, near the developing, industrial cities. However people seek solace in small parks and museums. If you or you know someone who grew up in Baroda they know what Kamaati Baag or Sayaji Baag is. Baag in Gujarati is a garden and this parti
Where are you from? Tu Kaya Gaam Ni Chhe?
India ma Taru gaam Kayu? These are normal questions Gujarati people get asked when they meet other Gujarati people from different parts of Gujarat. What part of the state your ancestry is from makes a difference in how you speak the language, what traditions you follow and what food you eat. As you could see in the world map when you look at the map of India the state of Gujarat is the western part of India that borders Pakistan. The
Sanskar Gujarati News: Many of you who travel a lot or read about India know that in the recent years the names of many big cities have changed. I was reading an article in the Gujarati Newspaper Sandesh the other day about this. The British brought with them many wonderful things however failed to appreciate the richness of the land they came to. One of my students whose family is from Baroda asked me what is the Gujarati name for Baroda because that doesn’t sound Gujarati:)