UGH! So while I try to remain somewhat anonymous, I will admit to being a Gujju (and proud of it) and I need to vent about Garba. Despite being born and brought up in America I am quite “Indian”. That is my ethnicity after all; that doesn’t change simply because of my birthplace (another vent topic for another day). As a kid we always went to Garba and celebrated Navratri the way a Gujju’s should. Which in America would usually be in some high school gym or even a Mandir. I remember when Navratri and Garba was actually about Garba, and Durga pooja. But today! ICK! It makes me sick! I don’t care if more people come, in fact that is great. But don’t mock Garba, don’t insult a religious day and simply turn it into some cheap way to hookup. I have been appalled by the outfits at Garba - jeans, hoodies, sweats! What the *****! Fine you want to mingle no problem, but don’t be stupid, ignorant, etc. about it! Don’t stand in the middle when people are seriously doing Garba or Raas. Don’t show up in inappropriate clothes, and you know just what I mean so don’t pretend. Don’t try and sneak alcohol….just don’t!
It makes me mad and sad at the same time, because it wasn’t aways like this! I don’t know what is wrong with the “youth” of today (I’m still youth fyi but not in that category)! I blame Jersey Shore, Hanna Montana, and all those other ridiculous things!
Vent over! If you can’t vent on a blog, where can you! So don’t take it personally, or do, I don’t care! Grrr!