I am thinking of all the fairy tales, I read growing up. A Western export. These were balanced by stories of Indians who fought wars for the sake of their country and land. Today, I realized one of the messages of the Fairy tales. I heard it on the radio: Do all Fairy tales end … Continue reading Mom musings: Cancel Princess Tales?
Have you ever wondered why India is called India? It is an important question to answer, if not for India, we would not be Indians. Let me start with the Rig- Veda, written in 1700-1100 BCE, mentions Sindhu as the name for the river in the North. The region, Sindh, is conquered by Persians in … Continue reading Mom musings: Why India?
Who is an Indian? Where can I start? There are Indians and there are Indians. There is India and there are Indian Reservations. Let’s start the exploration with Native Indians. I have wondered time and again, so many things have been changed/ corrected but not the error Columbus made. Let’s talk about him, an Italian … Continue reading Mom musings: Who is an Indian?
It is the time of the year to be thankful, as an Indian, we did this during Diwali in October and now as an American, I have another chance in November. I am conflicted partly because the Native American Indians may not be viewing this celebration in the same light as a lot of Americans, … Continue reading Vegan Indian Thanksgiving