Raising culturally aware children in the North American continent can be challenging at times. Finding content available catering to this need is equally challenging. Journalist and TV Producer Diksha Pal Narayan began to explore the idea of ‘creating’ the desired content when she was unable to find the content she was looking for.
Diksha’s 3rd book Ved and Friends Investigate Your Family is an activity book ensuring children bring out their inner detectives and try to know more about their family. This activity book hopes to be a bonding exercise for the entire family. The children (or adults) try and trace their roots with the help of their elders. While doing so, the children get a glimpse of their parents’ and grandparents’ lives and create new memories with them in the process.
Diksha’s second book Ved’s Little Book on Devotion is a lovely picture book for younger children to understand the basic elements of Hinduism.
Diksha started ‘The Ved and Friends Series’ to give voice to South Asian Culture in North America with fun short stories where Ved and his friends experience the rich and vibrant South Asian festivals. Diksha’s experience working in the Canadian media, helped her come up with a tailor-made experience for both children and their parents.
Ved and Friends Celebrate Dussehra and Diwali is her first book in the series, which was launched by the Consul General of India, Toronto Mr. Dinesh Bhatia. Ved’s Little Book on Devotion was launched by Milton MP Mr. Parm Gill