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Pharrell Williams – Happy Vancouver Desi!

Vancouver based Actress/Model/Designer Mesha Toor and film maker/videographer Adam Dosanjh of Triple7Films present #HappyVancouverDesi.

Inspired by Pharrell Williams video “Happy,” this video was created to unite the “movers and shakers” of the South Asian community in Vancouver, BC as a means to spread more positivity, happiness and togetherness.

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Must See: “100: The Tribute”… A tribute to 100 Years of Bollywood cinema (from 1913 to 2013)

Friend of Team-Yellow, Anuja Joshi (along with her twin sister Aneesha Joshi) presents “100: The Tribute“… a ridiculously impressive school project celebrating their love for Hindi Cinema

The quintessential Hindi film Hero falls in forbidden love with the quintessential Heroine, spiting the Villain and setting off the chase of a century. The three characters take the avatars of the most prominent actors and actresses in the history of Mumbai cinema as they move through the decades. Watch as we follow the three to celebrate the 100th Year Anniversary of Hindi Cinema!”

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29 Awkward and confusing facts about every American Desi’s life

1. You have two names: the correct pronunciation for your Indian family and friends, and the Americanized pronunciation for everyone else.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

You every time someone turns an Ajay into an “A.J.” or an Anamika into an Anna-Meeka.

2. You get made fun of for your American accent when you go to India…

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

3. And you’re self-conscious about your parents’ Indian accents when your American friends come over.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

4. You have spice-craving Indian taste in a bland American culinary landscape.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

Where nobody makes anything as spicy or delicious as your mom does.

5. The downside: bringing elaborate Indian meals to school for lunch while all your friends had PB&Js.

The downside: bringing elaborate Indian meals to school for lunch while all your friends had PB&Js.

6. Constantly being asked this awful question: “But where are you really from?”

7. And: “What was it like growing up in the third world?”

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

Hey, now, don’t say that about New Jersey.

8. The most difficult decision you made in college was whether to join a dance team, and which one.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

9. You’ve been called a coconut at least once in your life.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

10. Every time you misbehaved growing up, your parents threatened to send you to India.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

11. And their attempts to keep you connected to your roots meant you spent your childhood in and out of Bharatnatyam and Carnatic singing lessons.

And their attempts to keep you connected to your roots meant you spent your childhood in and out of Bharatnatyam and Carnatic singing lessons.

12. Going to the one Bollywood theater in your town meant running into all of your family friends.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

13. Your biggest secret is the hardcore Bollywood playlists on your iPod and Spotify.

Your biggest secret is the hardcore Bollywood playlists on your iPod and Spotify.

14. Every time you go back to India to visit your relatives, they’re constantly calling you healthy*.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

*Healthy (noun): Aunty code for fat. Just say it like it is, Aunty. All those American McBurgers have made me a McFatty.

15. But at the same time, they’ll feed you relentlessly until “Eat, beta!” sounds like a threat.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

16. Another well-meaning threat: “Don’t worry, we’ll find you a nice Indian husband/wife.”

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

Even though they’re usually kidding when they say this, you can’t help but get suspicious that someday they’ll actually follow through.

17. Which makes bringing home a non-brown significant other extremely awkward.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

18. When people ask you why your English is so good:

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

19. Or if you speak Hindu:

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

20. You grew up confused between “Indian-American” and “American Indian.”

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

When you’ve been asked enough times whether you’re a “dot Indian” or a “feather Indian,” everything begins to lose meaning.

21. Your parents constantly make you download and test various free international calling apps.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

To stay in touch with their parents.

22. Every time someone you know goes to India, you send a shopping list.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

23. And every time you go, you in turn become a delivery service for laddoos and sari blouses.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

24. You know cricket is in your blood and all, but you truly understand baseball better. Oops.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

25. Being repped in popular culture by characters that are math nerds or otherwise caricatured stereotypes.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

26. Everyone congratulated you when a brown Miss America was crowned even though you did literally nothing.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

27. When your Indian-from-India friends reminisce about their craaazy childhoods, you just listen quietly…

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

28. Knowing that you had a crazy and wonderful childhood too, as a permanent citizen of chaos and madness.

29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

29. And you wouldn’t trade your insane, baffling, incredible American Desi life for anything in the world.

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“Forever Gone- Maple’s Song” by Krystal Kiran, now available on iTunes!

When filmmaker Krystal Kiran Garib heard about the tragic killing of Simon Fraser University student Maple Batalia, she knew she had to do something about it. In September 2011, Batalia, a 19-year-old model and actress, was shot to death in a campus parking lot.

So she set to work on a five-minute film, “Thy Beauty’s Doom,”based on Sonnets 14 and 66 by William Shakespeare, and inspired by the paintings and artwork of, and dedicated to, Maple Batalia.

It was such a tragic and unnecessary thing that has happened,” Garib told Global News. ““I really wanted to make the type of film that she would want to be part of.”

The film‘s original soundtrack will be for sale on iTunes, with proceeds going to theMaple Batalia Memorial Fund.

All sales/proceeds of this song go to the Maple Batalia Memorial Award & Bursary.

Download ‘Forever Gone – Maple’s Song’ here to contribute to Maple’s cause:
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/forever-gone-maples-song-feat./id818524066

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FüRTHER by GÔÔDMAN presents “BOLLYHOOD”

Artist and Pigalle family member GÔÔDMAN has just launched a new brand called FüRTHER and to highlight the label’s upcoming first collection, it has released this teaser video titled “BOLLYHOOD.”

The unique video previews some upcoming pieces from the label and showcases the Hinduism-meets-streetwear aesthetic of the first collection. As GÔÔDMAN put it, “I found inspiration by thinking (to) myself, how Master P would dress if he would fall in love with a Bollywood actress?”

The collection will be available exclusively at the Pigalle store in Paris from February 18.

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29 Spelling mistakes from India…

1. Welcome, leadies and jents!

Welcome, leadies and jents!

2. Gents, you may wash your hands here.

Gents, you may wash your hands here.

3. How about a quick launch?

How about a quick launch?

4. I’d like mine without cheese, thanks.

I'd like mine without cheese, thanks.

5. Chaineeeeeeeese takeout?

Chaineeeeeeeese takeout?

6. Moms makes the best moms.

Moms makes the best moms.

7. EVERYTHING IS SO TESTY! YUM!

EVERYTHING IS SO TESTY! YUM!

8. Past food is the best food!

Past food is the best food!

9. Beep steak, medium rare.

Beep steak, medium rare.

10. Mmm, free cock.

Mmm, free cock.

11. Or maybe something stronger.

Or maybe something stronger.

12. Nothing, NOTHING like a child bear to wash it all down.

Nothing, NOTHING like a child bear to wash it all down.

13. For all you health freaks.

For all you health freaks.

14. Room for dessert?

Room for dessert?

15. Sshhh.

Sshhh.

16. Foot in the mouth.

Foot in the mouth.

17. These guys will taste anything. ANYTHING.

These guys will taste anything. ANYTHING.

18. Full Body Masaz.

Full Body Masaz.

19. Cut your child here.

Cut your child here.

20. Get your eybro perched.

Get your eybro perched.

21. Be careful. Naked people ahead.

Be careful. Naked people ahead.

22. Be very careful.

Be very careful.

23. Who doesn’t like to sleep on these?

Who doesn't like to sleep on these?

24. SHOOES!

SHOOES!

25. Apostrophes, people, apostrophes.

Apostrophes, people, apostrophes.

26. Can’t afford tuition?

Can't afford tuition?

27. CONGRATIONS, YOU PASSED!

CONGRATIONS, YOU PASSED!

28. Have yourself a nonmetallic, chemical new year!

Have yourself a nonmetallic, chemical new year!

29. Amen!

Amen!

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