Similarly, people who come from different parts of the Indian-subcontinent, whether from Bangladesh or Sri Lanka tend to hang out together and identify themselves as desi or deshi. Desh means land. We are ultimately from the same land.
So when the local museum wanted to celebrate India and our small Indian-American community asked me to help...I made my curried chickpeas and joined the party.
Usha paints a rangoli
To read my article on the event or to check out the recipes, click here.