19 episodes

A look at the diverse Asian Indian (Desi) cultures experienced in North America by those who are blessed with Desi friends, co-workers, and neighbors.

Desiland Masala Andy Pearce

    • Society & Culture
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A look at the diverse Asian Indian (Desi) cultures experienced in North America by those who are blessed with Desi friends, co-workers, and neighbors.

    State Masala: Kerala

    State Masala: Kerala

    Indian states are normally identified by the main language spoken, but within each state there is a masala of cultures, festivals, foods, communities, and religious practices. Episode 19 of Desiland Masala continues its virtual audio tour of India's states with a focus on the southwestern state that has the highest literacy rate, longest life expectancy, and 360 miles of beaches, Kerala.

    • 17 min
    State Masala: Goa

    State Masala: Goa

    Indian states are normally identified by the main language spoken, but within each state there is a masala of cultures, festivals, foods, communities, and religious practices. Episode 18 of Desiland Masala continues its virtual audio tour of India's states with a focus on India's smallest state by area, Goa

    • 15 min
    State Masala: Karnataka

    State Masala: Karnataka

    Indian states are normally identified by the main language spoken, but within each state there is a masala of cultures, festivals, foods, communities, and religious practices. Episode 17 of Desiland Masala continues its virtual audio tour of India's states with a focus on the southwestern state of Karnataka, home to India's Silicon Valley, Bengaluru.

    • 15 min
    State Masala: Maharashtra

    State Masala: Maharashtra

    India has 28 states. Indian states are normally identified by the main language spoken, but within each state there is a masala of cultures, festivals, foods, communities, and religious practices. Episode 16 of Desiland Masala continues its virtual audio tour of India's states with a focus on the second most populous state, Maharashtra.

    • 16 min
    State Masala: Gujarat

    State Masala: Gujarat

    India has 28 states. Indian states are normally identified by the main language spoken, but within each state there is a masala of cultures, festivals, foods, communities, and religious practices. With this episode, Desiland Masala begins an audio tour of the states most likely to be represented by Desis in North America. Episode 15 begins in Gujarat.

    • 23 min
    Academic Masala

    Academic Masala

    Have you ever wondered if you should be impressed if your Desi friend tells you s/he graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras or Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad? Have you ever wondered what it means when your Desi friend tells you his daughter is in 4th Standard? Episode 14 looks at India's education system, from lower primary to university level.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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bluey319 ,

Great

Very informative!

LuvMynewNeighbors ,

Wonderful

I am learning so much about the culture of the Desi Masala that is moving to my region and can’t wait for the next episode!