Delhi 2 Dublin Release New Album 'We're All Desi' With Retro Bollywood Fusions
Popular fusion band Delhi 2 Dublin hits the global tour circuit promoting their new album We're All Desi which combines good ol' retro bollywood beats with some funky electronic sounds. Music is global. It allows us to travel to exotic places far away with beats and sounds that evoke emotions, memories, dreams and desires. This could possibly be one of the many reasons why fusion music has such a large follow
My Mehndi Story Lets Your Henna Do All The Talking
My Mendhi Story is creating a new tradition with a fresh approach to bridal henna. Henna, or mehndi as it is widely known in South Asia, is an ancient art form popular in South Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, and a ritual that is still a major part of today’s traditions. In India, women adorn their hands in intricate mehndi designs in celebration of events like Eid and Diwali. Perhaps its mos
The Name Game: Should We Change Our Ethnic-Sounding Names?
We've seen it happen where one's South Asian name is transformed into an Anglicized one. But in this day and age of cultural awareness is it really necessary? In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Juliet argues, “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” According to Shakespeare, names are not as important as
Exploring The Lush Forests Of Guyana
A momentous anniversary calls for a momentous journey in the lush forests of Guyana. South Asians came over to Guyana generations ago as endentured slaves but brought with them the rich culture and customs of India. About half of Guyanese are Indian and a third are Hindu. For a small country, Guyana is the cross section of various cultures, foods, languages, music, dances and peoples. This year, South America&
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