I guess I’ll jump right in:

Being the third generation in my family living in the U.S, it’s easy to feel my Indian backround slipping away. And as much as I’m for incorporating my browness into my everyday life, I can’t really discuss an upcoming Gurprub with my my peers. A salwar kameez would pretty much be a death trap walking up the three floors of my school. And breaking into the latest Bollywood number isn’t exactly what we’d call socially acceptable (one day…) Seriously though, I grew up here. My parents grew up here. I’ve never been to India. I’ve been to Canada for like 20 minutes, that’s it.

So here on this blog, I plan on indulging myself in all things Indian from old school Bollywood to crazy modern day Indian politics. So eat! Drink some cha, and be merry here on ShadesofBrwn.

I’m on Tumblr too for all you hipsters:  http://shadesofbrwn.tumblr.com/



6 thoughts on “About

  1. mes says:

    Its nice to know that you are the third generation though you give the feel of being the first generation in US. The only thing I can say about being indian or indian-ness is that it is to be felt. Go visit India once esp Golden temple since you a Sikh by religion. At first it will look to be the dirtiest and crowdiest place but overcome that and stay for a while with the people of insufficient means, speak politely to them, smile at them and they will not just smile back at you but they will make you feel something which you would have never felt ever. Try it for yourself and share your experiences.

    I have been born and raised in India but travelled and worked extensively in other countries. Let me tell you other places esp US may awe you but cant make you feel.

    • shadesofbrwn says:

      Thank you for your comment! I would love to go to India, hopefully I’ll be able to sometime this year. I’ve heard things from my relatives about its conditions nowadays, the dirtiness, etc. But like you said, India is more than just that. I will definitely take your advice, and I’ll post about my trip if I do go!

  2. Alice says:

    Hey I have been reading your blog for a while now and I have to let you know that as a white teenage girl with European roots, this blog has really helped me expand my knowledge of Indian culture. I also feel that because of your blog I now better understand my friends with an Indian background. I have recently connected with more Indian people in my community because I know so much more about how to be respectful and open toward them. Thank you and please keep up the good work!

    • shadesofbrwn says:

      Thank you so much Alice! I’m glad you enjoy the blog 🙂 Hearing things like your comment put a big smile on my face. And just as an update to you and everyone else who’s waiting, I will hopefully be back to posting very soon 🙂

  3. Hey girl!

    Love the blog and your candidness about life here. I’m doing a project about the Sikh American experience called the “Sikh Monologues.” I want to capture what life is like for people who identify as Sikh across these united states. Just read that you’re third generation here so I was hoping I could interview you about your experience and your connections to Sikhi/Indianness/Punjabiness.

    Check out sikhmonologues.wordpress.com or shoot an e-mail to sikhmonologues@gmail.com.

    Hope to connect soon!

    – J

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