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How To Learn Bollywood Dance

You know when the DJ drops that Punjabi MC/JayZ song at the party and everyone looks at you for guidance as to how you’re supposed to dance? Fret no more. Get off your chairs and learn six easy Bollywood/Bhangra steps so you can do more than just turn lightbulbs. Bare-Bones Must Have: Bhangra or Bollywood Music Fun Attitude Genuine Smile How ...

How to Celebrate Diwali

It’s time to kick darkness to the curb this year and let some light in. Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, celebrates light reigning over darkness, and falls in the month of October or November, depending on the lunar calendar. Light up your day by watching this magical video on How to Celebrate Diwali. Bare-Bones Must Have: Christ ...

How to Practice Yoga

Feeling smartphoned out? Instead of connecting to the Internet every morning, connect with yourself. Yoga is a 5,000 plus year old science rooted in ancient India and in this tutorial we will teach you a basic Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation) yoga routine where you can start your day off by paying your mind, your body and the sun some respect! How ...

How to Make Sense of Indian Spices

Taco Bell packets and crushed red pepper can only get us so far (and pretty far, we have to admit). However, in this red hot video we’re going to try and move beyond the leftover packets and onto something a little more complex. Grab your notepads as we do a deep dive into that familiar circular tin can so we can help you make sense of these ...

Movie Review: Kumare (Documentary)

In a disposable culture like ours, people find themselves searching for a greater sense of belonging, a meaningful path.  This desire led to the boom of the yoga industry in the United States and for many to look for spiritual meaning and purpose in Buddhist and Hindu philosophies.  To find a guru, a guide, to lead them to a better place. Kumare, ...

Good Indian Mom: Summer Breaks

My parents weren’t big believers in summer BREAKS, as it turns out.  My siblings and I would go to bed each night longing for a morning of sleeping in, only to be woken up day after day at 7:00am by the sounds of the pressure cooker whistle and/or by the voice of M.S. Subbulakshmi whose job apparently wasn’t only to wake God up with her music. ...

8 Must-See Summer Movies

Summer movie season can be overwhelming.  Every week it seems like a bigger, louder, sequel to some movie that came out two years ago hits the theaters.  I’m a glutton for the sensory-overload buffet of summer films.  Every summer studios also sneak smaller films into theaters, but they get swallowed up and spit out by men in tights, things ex ...

Good Indian Girl, Definitely: Reshma Thakkar

I currently reside in: Chicago, IL What’s your favorite hangout in Chicago: The lake! For everything from running, doing yoga, catching up with a friend or meditating early morning, it’s always blissful. I currently work as: Wellness consultant/yoga teacher for overstressed professionals. I do this because: The number one question people a ...