I have an Indian passport, I was born in Udupi, which I called my home until my daughter was born in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. My daughter and wife also have Indian passports but I prefer being called desi (more than only but just, dont judge too soon). Bharat Matha ki Jai! "India" is a hangover of the British Empire that got my people drunk on oppression, which often led to deprivation. My gratitude for leaving me with english can only go so far. What I call my roots are from the land between the Himalayas and the ocean, a subcontinent blessed by the Divine Mother connected to many unknowns. My culture (refinement, not baggage) is mostly expressed as American, modern. Crisp enough to clearly tell you, hopefully, what home is to me.
My daughter, in a few years years, will think she is free. I want to think now about the things she might tell me. And no matter how much I tell myself that she will be true, what she wants to be - experience shows me another reality.
In this real knowledge, I pay my respects to where I am now with my daughter, Ras Al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates, and how this land will shape how I communicate with you to find yourself in your space and place by offering you confidence.
I hope to be timely but what I'm offering now is only a short chat with me.