There’s a fine line between upholding traditions out of respect and refusing to modernise due to close mindedness. Essentially, I think that most people fall under one of two camps: forward thinkers and backwards thinkers. Backwards thinkers consult the past and rely heavily on what has already happened in order to formulate their future. It … More Life Partner Or Sidekick?
Say you were walking down the street and turned a corner to find me standing there, the first fleeting thought that would probably cross your mind would be, “Oh it’s an Indian girl.” To all of you alleged ‘colour blind’ people out there, no that’s not racist, it’s a fact. I am an Indian girl … More A Doomed Mother Tongue
In the last year or so I’ve had a massive epiphany: my parents are not perfect. They’re not always right and they don’t always do the right thing. Ok, you’re probably sitting there thinking wow, did you just clock on to the fact that Santa Claus isn’t real either? But seriously, it’s been a big realisation … More Parents
When you wake up on a Saturday morning to the sounds of the house-phone ringing every 10 minutes and the vacuum cleaner being dragged violently around the living room, you know it’s going to be one of those weekends. You know the ones I mean, those Saturdays/Sundays that come around every so often when a … More Keeping Up Appearances…Punjabi Style!
Sikhism is one of the youngest and most widespread religions in the world. I’ve lived my whole life with the knowledge that I’m a born-follower of this religion, I am a Sikh. From a young age I would accompany my mum to the Gurdwara (temple) either for religious programmes held by friends and family, for festivals … More Religion Vs Culture: Being Sikh Vs Being Punjabi
Whenever someone asks me, ‘what was your favourite childhood film? The one that you could never get enough of, that was forever on repeat in your house?’ The first thing that flashes into my mind are the letters D-D-L-J… aka Yash Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge! Released in 1995 when I was only three years old, … More The Golden Era Of Bollywood AKA The 90’s!