A brand new year of possibilities!

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Happy New Year everyone! Or as they say in Hindi नया साल मुबारक हो.

Growing up, it seemed very strange to me that the Hindi way of wishing someone a happy new year, involved the world “congratulations” (मुबारक), which in English, is usually reserved for some type of achievement rather than a naturally occurring phenomenon.

Funny how, now as an adult, I have become one of those people who wants medals, accolades, and parades in my honor, to let the world know that I have successfully made it through 365 days of deadlines, tantrums, housework, chores, laundry, cooking, and so on! ; )

Jokes aside, 2018 holds a very special place in my heart. It was the year that Hello-Namaste Books ceased being just a figment of my imagination, and instead became a reality for all of you to hold in your hands! It was a labor of love that grew into a brand that now promises to provide fun, whimsical, and impactful ways for kids and adults to connect with different cultures. In many ways, I feel like I have only begun to create something that is going to make a real difference in how we learn and play.

Thank you for getting me here. Thank you for making my heart so full.

Cheers to 2019! Here’s to another great start!

Chika GujarathiComment