Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vyjayanthi on the Alternative, Liberal, Hippie Indian Crowd

“I grew up in Chicago and came to DC in 2007. As diverse as Chicago is, I don’t find that people mix as well there as they do in DC. It’s probably because people are so well traveled and open-minded here. People in DC are educated in the right ways I suppose. I’m South Indian. There is a nice Indian community here. People are really alternative and artsy which you don’t find in most places. Everywhere else, young Indians want to be doctors or engineers and get married to an Indian. Here, many of the Indians are painters or songwriter. I’ve never seen that before. It’s cool. The alternative, liberal, hippie Indian crowd really is a strong draw for me here.”

No comments: