My Desi Heritage
Understanding Southeast Asian Culture
Hello, welcome to my website. My name is Sandhya Garg. I am a recent immigrant from India to Unites States. I have been in US for almost 8 years now. I grew up in India, mostly in northern India and for a few years of college in Bangalore, which is in south Indian state of Karnataka. I had an amazing childhood, lovely memories and I am so proud of my Indian culture and heritage. I am someone everyone loves to call a "Desi" woman or a desi girl. The meaning of Desi can be explained as a person belonging to southeast asian culture. No matter if you have desi friends or not, I am sure you have heard about desi food. Anybody who loves species, loves desi food which includes Indian food, Pakistani food, Bangladeshi food.
I wouldn't trade my growing up years for anything. Both my husband and I grew up in India and we have nothing but the most joyful memories.
I am writing this blog to share how amazing India is. Don't let the vision of Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire paint a picture of endless slums of extremely poor people living in the worst conditions ever define India. Don't get me wrong, it's a fine movie. But that is not what India is all about. Of course, showing the progressive India probably doesn't do much for making a good movie. India is full of so many rich experiences, India is full of love and culture and endless warmth. I can say this with immense experience as I have lived in the UK, USA and India and travelled extensively around the globe. Desi people would offer you help without expecting anything in return. Desi culture is all about being humble, celebrating life everyday and being a good person.
What can I say about India, How can I make you love it as much as I do. Well, If you have never been to India, put it on your travel list. India has some of the most beautiful architecture in the world. India was invaded several times by groups of people from many different cultures. India is a home to many different religions and cultures. This influx, mixing and mingling of the most beautiful cultures and minds in the world led to some of the most deliciously complex flavored food, traditions, architecture and over all culture.