That’s Racist

As I've expanded my Youtube channel I have come into contact with a new audience. The majority of my viewers are in India and the second most viewers are in the UAE. So through the comments I'm getting a much closer look at the way Muslims and other non-Hindus in India view Hinduism. I must admit I find it quite shocking.The challenges facing Hindus in the U.S. are very different from those facing Hindus in India. Here in America Hindus make up less than 4% of the population so not much is … [Read more...]


Stay in touch! Like Patheos Hindu on Facebook:

How Do You Explain a Bindi to Kids?

I'm having a dilema. You guys know I love wearing my bindi. I find it important not just for its purported spiritual benefits but also as a reminder to myself of my values and who I strive to be and as a way of reminding others of the diversity of our society. However, things have gotten more complicated for me.I'm a member of a wonderful mom's group. I have awesome new friends and it's a very diverse group too. Some of the kids are as young as Garrick Ravi and others are a little older. … [Read more...]


Stay in touch! Like Patheos Hindu on Facebook:

Capsule Wardrobe Challenge WEEK THREE #BindiFashion #Moms30For30

I can't believe how fast May is flying by. More than half way through already. Tomorrow is Garrick Ravi's first birthday! Watch my Youtube channel for a video coming soon of shaving his head and doing a birthday arti.Here is last week's post on my #moms30for30 wardrobe challenge:http://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2017/05/capsule-wardrobe-challenge-week-twobindifashion-moms30for30/And here are my outfits from this previous week...One thing that has … [Read more...]


Stay in touch! Like Patheos Hindu on Facebook:

Round Up Of Hindu Resources

Every once in awhile I like to go through the offerings in books, audiobooks, videos, music, etc. to see what's available for people exploring Hinduism or new Hindus. And to be honest, lots of these Hindu resources are great for those of us who have been doing this a while too!This time I decided to add resources for your general Hindu lifestyle, kid's resources, and also recommendations for scriptures and holy books. So keep reading! For new, just-getting-started Hindu Resources First up … [Read more...]


Stay in touch! Like Patheos Hindu on Facebook:

The Disadvantage of Being Born Hindu

I've spent too long being frustrated about not being born Hindu.I admit I've wasted energy and time wondering why I wasn't born Indian. Why do I have to stand out? Why do I live in a state of always having something to prove? Rachel Dolezal's story fascinates me because I have felt a temptation, a desire that I fight to do what she has done, to fit in, to make myself pass for something I'm not. I suspect it's because I get so tired at times. Tired of always being noticed, always being … [Read more...]


Stay in touch! Like Patheos Hindu on Facebook:

Capsule Wardrobe Challenge WEEK TWO #BindiFashion #Moms30For30

It is week two. Things I've experienced so far in my #Moms30for30 capsule wardrobe challenge:It requires doing way too much laundry One of my pants was too tight and last night it tore across the bottom, so I'm going to have to swap in something else Despite the variety of styling, there's still a lot of sameness because of the colors and patternshttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2017/05/capsule-wardrobe-challenge-week-one-bindifashion-moms30for30/ Let me know in the comments … [Read more...]


Stay in touch! Like Patheos Hindu on Facebook:

Capsule Wardrobe Challenge WEEK ONE #BindiFashion #Moms30For30

Here are my outfits for the first week of my Capsule Wardrobe challenge! I'll be collecting these once a week for the month of May. I apologize now that there isn't spiritual content in these posts! Just a little touch of "real life." My real life, anyway. I'm no ascetic!http://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2017/04/capsule-wardrobe-challenge-moms30for30-may-2017/ These are the nine pieces that I am mixing and matching for the month of May.Day One:Day Two:Day Three:Day … [Read more...]


Stay in touch! Like Patheos Hindu on Facebook:

Daily Puja Video Round Up (Hindu Worship)

I've been working on developing my Youtube channel lately and in the process I'm exploring lots of great Hinduism-related videos. I thought I would gather up for you a bunch of examples of people doing regular daily home pujas (Hindu worship). You'll be able to see how much variety there is in people's practices. I love how all these videos are real people just showing a glimpse into their Hindu lifestyle.First up, here is mine! I made this one a while ago. It might be time for an update at … [Read more...]


Stay in touch! Like Patheos Hindu on Facebook:

Capsule Wardrobe Challenge #Moms30For30 May 2017

My friend Raj of Pink Chai Living told me about this capsule wardrobe challenge taking place in May. Amazing coincidence since I just wrote about my principles for a capsule wardrobe that incorporates lots of color and pattern. I'm definitely going to participate! Here is Raj's post about it and links to the Instagram accounts for the women participating: http://www.pinkchailiving.com/seven-reasons-you-should-join-the-moms-30-for-30-wardrobe-challenge/ I have recently been getting into Lularoe … [Read more...]


Stay in touch! Like Patheos Hindu on Facebook: