Purattasi Shani & the Lighting of the Ellu Villaku (Black Sesame Lamp)

A lot of you ask me to write more about all the Hindu festivals and auspicious days that I observe and so I will be slowly covering these topics as they pass. Today was the fourth and last Purattasi Shani and to fully understand and appreciate this auspicious day, I must first tell you about Lord Shaniswaran. In Hinduism, Shaniswaran is the personified form Read More …

The Jai Jais Book Series – REVIEW

Religion and culture was always an important part of my upbringing so it is not really a surprise that it is an equally important part of my children’s upbringing especially because it will be one of the few, if not only tie that they have to their ancestral land. I love searching for unique learning materials curated for children of South-Asian Read More …

The Toka Box: A Subscription Box for South-Asian Children

As a South-Asian mom, I strive to teach my children as much as I can about the rich and diverse culture of their ancestors but more often than not appropriate teaching materials are extremely difficult to find. Many of you know that I am constantly looking for not only culture-based books, but also fun and effective ways to integrate religion and culture Read More …