Note :In the process of untangling this page JT 28/6/2018
Desi [d̪eːsi] is a loose term for the people, cultures, and products of the Indian subcontinent or South Asia and their diaspora, derived from the Ancient Sanskrit देश (deśá), meaning Land or Country. As “desi” is a loose term, countries that are considered “desi” are subjective; however, it is often accepted that Bangladesh, India and Pakistan are desi countries.
Back in 2004 I got the worst case of Bhangra Fever ever known… it spread to a complete obsession, embracing Bollywood , Bling…and eventually business….. (hence my current dolls project in Mumbai…)
During that time myself and a group of women from Manchester, dubbed ourselves DesiSisters, declared the formation of DesiSisters Sari Army, and set about ‘Putting The Asian in CaucAsian, declaring our goal of ‘Desification Of The Nation’ …and increasing resepct for the apne .
Informal, fun , no committee, no policies , just a bunch of women trying out different ideas for events/business ideas occasionally.
Desisisters has changed over the years…most of us are still in touch one way or another, and the focus now is on our DesiSisters in Mumbai.. the Doll Project