Tag Archive: Gujarati

Cultural Misfits: Where do I fit in?

I am learning Hindi and have found the experience particularly challenging given the rather diverse cultural history I come from ( something I have discussed a bit previously here). My grandparents were born… Continue reading

Guruvayur and Thrissur: How do you prove you are Hindu?

How do you prove what religion you were raised to someone you just met? A Christian can wear a cross, although anyone could do this relatively easily. A Muslim woman can wear a… Continue reading

Orchha: Celebrating Dussehra Madhya Praddesh Style

Navratri is a Hindu festival that means 9 nights and is a celebration of the Goddess Durga as Autumn begins (at least in very simplistic terms). For me growing up in Australia, Navratri… Continue reading

Foodie Post: Bhel

Bhel is one of those dishes that my mother makes very rarely, usually when we have some family around for a casual Sunday lunch. My cousin here in Delhi refers to it as… Continue reading

Raksha Bandhan… My Day

This weekend was Raksha Bandhan. It is a festival where a sister ties a Rakhi (which is like a wristband made from coloured thread and beads), around her brother’s wrist.  This is to… Continue reading