Who are you?
A young Canadian woman…
Actually, I was compelled into starting a blog after Vancouver Premier Christy Clark’s ethnic vote scandal. The whole scandal revealed what is wrong with Canadian political landscape. The fact that she thought she could buy “ethnic vote’ by hosting a Bollywood award show. I was also angry that she thinks of South Asians as a bloc and not as individuals. Most importantly, the whole thing is a colossal waste of tax payers’ money during a tough economic period. Although, I am an Ontarian, I feel that all levels of government try to pander to various ethnic minorities using such gimmicks. It disgusts me that there is something called an “ethnic vote.” As a Canadian, I am worried about the economy, the environment, the health care system that is quite stressed, and the education system. These are the matters all Canadians care about and I’d rather the politicians work toward solving the issues rather than dancing with Bollywood stars.
So, is it about politics?
No, not really although I will probably end up writing about politics. It’s about experiences of a young South Asian (small-l) liberal Canadian woman. Basically, I am giving you a window to South Asian culture in Canada. BTW, my views are personal and I am not a spokesperson for all South Asian Canadians. There is a large diversity in views ranging from politics, religion to gender.
But, why should I care?
We are a large and growing minority. Plus, we are fun and we don’t bite. No, really, I don’t bite unless you are a piece of fudge brownie. Are you a delectable piece of fudge brownie?.
Can I ask a question about South Asian culture? Will you feel offended?
Sure, go ahead and ask me questions and I probably will not feel offended. This blog encourages open dialogue. Far too often, the comments on major blog sites range from overly political correct speak to downright vile and racist garbage. I like hearing variety of views as long as the tone is respectful.
Just don’t make me go: