FUCK YEAH SOUTH ASIA!

FUCK YEAH SOUTH ASIA is devoted to anything and everything about India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. This includes (but is not limited to) natural beauty, music, film, history, literature, news and politics, food, discussion of the diaspora, language lessons and much more. We feel that the view of South Asia that is often presented is very flat and one-dimensional and we hope to do our small bit to change that.

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everfleeting:

He already told us all about his life and he took a couple hours out of his day to help us learn more about his culture after he spent 15 years adjusting to ours.

This is the way to do it.

The Cardamoms (Ilachi) By: Iqbal Chowdhury

itsthabarz:

    Monsoon season has already reached New York. The debris from the waves left the city flooded with Halal gyro stands and cheap knick knack shacks that’s either owned by a Mohammed or an Abdul. Trying to make money for their sons or daughters who are at school usually making out with some Pakistani, Puerto Rican, black, white, yellow boy or girl. They won’t be shown in public with their so called significant other due to the paranoia of seeing a Bengali aunty or uncle who might know their parents. ‘I hate being brown’ they’ll say in distress, ‘I wish I had white parents’ they’ll complain, thinking about their painful ass whoopings they’d get by their parents. Whether it was by coat hangers or dodging a fast pitched sandal that’s thrown at you because your parents caught you smoking weed, each of these would smack you in the face with a so called lesson. ‘I want you to become a doctor, what is journalism going to get you?’ a disappointed father would tell his son whose GPA is an average 3.9.

   If we look back it, our parents came to America for two reasons; having a fresh new start and making money to send back home. But what happens when western culture intertwines with a conservative culture like Bangladesh? You get children who are limited from doing new things that are ‘outside’ the box. This egocentric kind of attitude derives from gossiping aunties and uncles who spread false rumors among other people’s children. ‘Did you see what Nasreen Bhabi (Bhabi is a polite way to address a female friend, in this case which mean sister-in-law but not related whatsoever) daughter’s wearing? I heard she’s sleeping with other boys!’ and the news spread so fast that not even Facebook can keep up, and the only people who likes these kind of comments are the ‘sheeps’ the ‘uneducated’ Bengali aunty/uncle who claim to be more moderate than other Bengalis. It’s like eating a really good plate of Chicken Biryani except you accidentally bite into a cardamom. Shit ruins your whole appetite. No matter how much the spices seduces us, there’s always a downfall to it. But like the color of our skin, the smell of curry spices will always stench our souls no matter how much Chanel perfume or Gucci cologne we’ll spray on ourselves.

    We can’t hide the fact that we’re Bengalis. Sometimes they’ll be on the low and say that their Mexicans , but once Jose’s mother cooks her infamous pork stuffed Tamales, its back to the old roti dipped in tea kind of lifestyle. So what’s wrong with being Bengali? Is it because our parents are a dread? Is it because we want to adapt to western society, but our religion and culture won’t let us? It’s like we’re fidgeting with a fitted mask just to catch society’s attention to accept us because our image don’t appeal to both White America and to our community.

    Why should we condemn ourselves for the color of our skin instead of embracing it? What makes us who we are? I might strip these questions down to a point where your mind is naked, and all you can see is that bare skin-tone to remind yourself that you are not shit. We can be sweet as caramel or make people cry when they rub the spiciness on their eyes, but just like that, our eyes struggle to stay open, images become distorted. Only thing we can do now is dodge the cardamoms that are hiding in the sweetness of life and within the grain of rice.

Betrayed Indian Boxer Laishram Sarita Devi breaks down during medal ceremony where Sarita was robbed off her bout as the judges gifted the bout in favour of the Korean.
As a result of this, Sarita was made to settled for Bronze medal. Today, in the medal ceremony, Sarita refused to receive the Bronze medal, then takes it and went to the Korean opponent, gave it to the Korean to whom which she unfairly lost to in the semi-finals. 
Reports also said the Indian boxer had to borrow money from a journalist to lodge her protest against the decision since officials from the Indian Olympic Association chose not to involve themselves in Sarita’s case.

Betrayed Indian Boxer Laishram Sarita Devi breaks down during medal ceremony where Sarita was robbed off her bout as the judges gifted the bout in favour of the Korean.

As a result of this, Sarita was made to settled for Bronze medal. Today, in the medal ceremony, Sarita refused to receive the Bronze medal, then takes it and went to the Korean opponent, gave it to the Korean to whom which she unfairly lost to in the semi-finals. 

Reports also said the Indian boxer had to borrow money from a journalist to lodge her protest against the decision since officials from the Indian Olympic Association chose not to involve themselves in Sarita’s case.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Magnificent M.C. Mary Kom gives India first boxing gold at Asian Games. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Magnificent M.C. Mary Kom gives India first boxing gold at Asian Games. 

Barbie as goddess Kali angers Hindus
Barbie takes a Kali avatar as Argentine artists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini, in an exhibition series called “Barbie - The Plastic Religion,” are featuring a Kali version of this popular doll range.
In the exhibition in Buenos Aires, which is set to open on October 11, the artists will present various avatars of Barbie, and her male companion Ken.
A photograph of the “Kali-Barbie” on the artists’ website shows this doll holding up a severed head and the toy box has a symbol of Om and “Jai Kali Ma” in Hindi printed on it.
However, according to reports, this Barbie Kali has generated furore.
Rajan Zed, a notable interfaith leader who has led a prayer in the US Senate said, “Hindus welcome the art world to immerse in Hinduism but taking it seriously and respectfully and not for refashioning Hinduism concepts and symbols for personal agendas. Barbie-fication of Kali is simply improper, wrong and out of place.”
The depiction of Barbie and Ken as the Virgin Mary and a crucified Jesus Christ and other saints also drew sharp comments.

Barbie as goddess Kali angers Hindus

Barbie takes a Kali avatar as Argentine artists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini, in an exhibition series called “Barbie - The Plastic Religion,” are featuring a Kali version of this popular doll range.

In the exhibition in Buenos Aires, which is set to open on October 11, the artists will present various avatars of Barbie, and her male companion Ken.

A photograph of the “Kali-Barbie” on the artists’ website shows this doll holding up a severed head and the toy box has a symbol of Om and “Jai Kali Ma” in Hindi printed on it.

However, according to reports, this Barbie Kali has generated furore.

Rajan Zed, a notable interfaith leader who has led a prayer in the US Senate said, “Hindus welcome the art world to immerse in Hinduism but taking it seriously and respectfully and not for refashioning Hinduism concepts and symbols for personal agendas. Barbie-fication of Kali is simply improper, wrong and out of place.”

The depiction of Barbie and Ken as the Virgin Mary and a crucified Jesus Christ and other saints also drew sharp comments.

Aye Mere Pyare Watan

Band Swar@aj proudly brings to you a refreshing recreation of a patriotic song that we all have heard it, loved it and have grown with it, ‘Aye Mere Pyare Watan’.

This song video is specially tribute to those who gave away their life for our country and to those who are still fighting for it .. Jai Hind..!!