Tag Archives: Indian

Indian karate teacher crashes through 100 light bulbs

This Japanese TV program traveled to India to film Sanjay, a karate instructor, run through 100 cylinder light bulbs.  Another example of the ridiculously quirky (yet totally awesome) stuff that Japanese peeps love to watch…

Japan Probe

Emily

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Asian med school drop out turned R&B sensation

I’ve recently discovered a new celebrity crush.  Jay Sean isn’t your typical R&B singer.

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You may be quick to assume by his name that he’s another Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, or Sean Diddy Combs, but Jay Sean is UK’s first Asian R&B singer.

Born of Sikh Punjabi descent and known by his family as Kamaljit Singh Jhooti, this emerging R&B singer decided to put aside his medicine career and take up a stage name, Jay Sean, in order to pursue a career in singing. While it was a risky decision, it sure proved successful.  Collaborating with renowned hip-hop artists like Lil’ Wayne, Jay Sean has created numerous chart-topping hits, with the most recent one being “Down.”

In an interview with The Asian ID Documentary, Jay Sean describes how he defied the norms of his Asian culture to pursue his singing career and how his Asian heritage is an inspiration behind his work.

Amy

Indian weddings reveal sari-loving fob within

7.19.09 002I love dressing up, particularly when it involves 9-yards of gorgeous sari fabric, bindis and lots of bangles.  Last weekend I attended my friend’s cousin’s wedding, and I’m now convinced that nothing delights (or perhaps amuses) Indian people more than seeing a random Chinese girl dressed in a sari.  My love for all things Indian stems from my growing up in Singapore, where Indians make up the island’s third largest ethnic group and where the president is Indian. Either that or I was Indian in my past life…

Suzie

P.S. Check out my article on cross-cultural weddings, here!