Hindi and everything Indian is so in vogue.Most Indians would miss out on the glamour associated with our own country. Don’t believe me?? Arrive at Newark International Airport where a very thick American accented individual welcomes the passengers arriving by Air India flight AI 191 from Mumbai via Paris in Hindi and uses words such as ‘sukhad’ ‘kripya’ and ‘aap’.
If that doesn’t make you feel at home enough, get driven out to a desi party right after landing.Aunties uncles children and all other wanna be Indians dressed in their glitterati best eating samosas dhokla, drinking jal jeera out of wine glasses discussing Indian cricket, Abhiash wedding, declining stock market, an added twist of business opportunity not left unused with lament over the strengthening Indian Rupee and you know you are between those that would do anything to hold onto the India that they had left eons ago.
As if I had not had enough of India in the United States I have set up base with an American couple who sells the Indian Kama Sutra in their book store. Also my host is a Yoga instructor who has already enrolled me onto his Thursday evening class.
If you are wondering what have I been upto? Well I have been discovering the marvels of pure desi ghee over a cup of the finest Darjeeling tea.
Welcome to my stint in the United States I say!!