The term "desi" is refers to someone or something being from South Asian diaspora. In recent years, it has been claimed by South Asians living abroad. Within South Asia and in the Indian subcontinent, the word means "local, indigenous; unadulterated, pure," ultimately from Sanskrit desá "land, country."
Although there have been criticisms of the usage of the word desi in recent years as not being inclusive of the entire South Asian diaspora, I (Aastha, the creator of Desi Planner) felt that it is still more inclusive to use a term that was of South Asian descent and origin than a term that was of English/Anglo-origin. I also firmly believe that as South Asians living abroad, we should have the right to advocate for, and claim back terms that are of South Asian origin. If you are interested, this twitter thread is enlightening and hints at the conversation on South Asian identities.
We have included 63 holidays, including U.S. public/federal holidays, cultural holidays, and South Asian holidays, including independence days from several South Asian countries, and religious holidays . The complete list can be found here!
We do not ship to Europe at this time but do ship to Canada. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out about shipping options to Canada. Please note that Canadian holidays are not included in the Desi Planner for 2020.
Pre-orders are available until December 20th and after that, the planner will be sold at its regular price.
Currently, we only offer Wire-O binding. This type of binding allows the user to lay the planner flat and is easiest to write in. It is also considered to be more durable than other bindings. However, we are looking at options for different types of bindings for the next edition.
Each week has 2 dedicated pages. The left page has Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The right page has Thursday, Friday, and Saturday/Sunday share the bottom one-third of the page. You can look at photos of the layout here.
You can recycle all the materials in the Desi Planner, with the exception of the tabbed pages (12 pages). The Desi Planner is almost entirely made of recyclable and partially recycled materials. Generally, mixed materials (metal, paper, and paper together in a product) are difficult to recycle because they need to be separated. However, we will be posting a video of how to recycle a wire-bound planner around the end of December. If you want to be added to our email list, please email us at email@example.com. We will also be posting on our social media (Facebook and Instagram).
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