Blog

About Young, American, Hindu

Avatar of Young, American, Hindu

Vyasar Ganesan is the contributing writer for Radha Madhav Dham's "Young, American, Hindu" blog, and has been going to the ashram since he was old enough to walk. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, and has been published in print and online. In this blog, he aims to document and share his experience as a growing Hindu in the United States, in the hopes of inspiring other young Indians. For more on Vyasar and his writing, please visit vyasarwrites.com.

Posts by Young, American, Hindu

On Making Lists

I have always been fond of making lists. As a writer, they’re quite easy to come up with. A list of things in my kitchen, a list of emotions I feel, a list of words strung together to make a more…

Living Like an Adult

In my new role as a working adult, young professional, gainfully-employed manchild or whatever you want to call it, the battle for sleep has become a constant struggle. I don’t mean to imply that I’m working into the wee hours more…

Hungry for Faith

I’m a food writer. My trade is one that obsesses over cuisine, ingredients, the history of food and how it intersects with our daily world, but is uniquely concerned with the issue of hunger. My own tendencies when it comes more…

The Mission Statement

It occurs to me that I have been writing this blog for some time now. I don’t know how many people actually read it, but our system administrators assure me the numbers are good. I have written on a broad more…

Meditations on the Year

During a long drive today, I found myself musing on the strange number of anniversaries and occurrences that seem endemic to our year. Much of these musings certainly had to do with the recent harvest moon, an event many astronomers more…

Why Peacocks?

A friend from New York is visiting me, and I’ve been showing her around Austin. Of course, stop number one had to be Radha Madhav Dham, now a top Tripadvisor pick for vacations in Central Texas, and my home away more…

Travel

My current job requires a lot of driving. I’m not transporting hazardous materials, or maneuvering an 18-wheeler through hairpin turns – just regular, old-fashioned highway and city driving. Even though most of this work driving is in Austin, my city, more…

Tradition

We celebrated my cousin’s 26th birthday yesterday. In my family, we usually spend our birthdays at dinner together, with whichever members of our extended family happen to be in the same city. So it came to pass that myself, my more…

My Home Shrine

Having recently moved into my first solo apartment, I have taken great pains to make the space my own. I have framed, hung, removed, remeasured and rehung posters in all the rooms of the apartment. I spent nearly a week more…

click

Thank you for subscribing to our E-Alerts. You will soon start to receive news about events and celebrations happening at Radha Madhav Dham.

Go to Top