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A Former Coconut’s Guide to Getting Cultured

Coconut: [noun] brown on the outside, white on the inside. The majority of desis use this term to describe those who have little or no appreciation of South Asian culture. These people would blend in easier with those who have lost track of their ancestry than with desis who still celebrate their traditions. Retaining and […]_Read on!

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The Punjabification of South Asian Culture

I am often asked why Bangali’s* do not have music and/or art forms that are similar to the Bhangra of the Punjabi’s of India and Pakistan . Mostly we’re dealing with requests for remixed energetic dance music with heavy drum and baselines – South Asian “bump ‘n grind”, if you will. My response is often […]_Read on!

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