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Erika V. S.


New York, NY
Hometown: Sicklerville. NJ

Member since:

June 23, 2012

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I currently live in lower Manhattan.

How well do you know Hindi? Can you speak, read or write and at what level?

For the past two months, I have finally begun to learn Hindi. I have been listening to CD lessons of the Pimsleur Method. I wasn't sure if my 41 year old brain would let me retain a new language. But, I have learned a lot in these two months. Its SOOOO much fun! I'm so excited, and I love it immensely! Whenever possible, I attempt to try out my Hindi on any random Indian person I come across. That's been fun, and funny, too. I've been able to identify letters and sound out words for a number of years now. But, I would like to learn how to read it just as easily as I would English.

If you are joining this group primarily to learn Hindi: why do you want to learn Hindi?

I've been wanting to learn both Hindi and Marathi for many, many years. I just never really knew how or where to go for help. Plus, I think I was also a little scared to really try. But, I've been kicking myself for not starting this journey much sooner. Since I've seen how much I've learned in this short span of time, I've become so much more excited to continue on my journey. I've just been wishing that I had a close Indian friend with whom I could practice more and who would also help me learn more. I just really want to know and be around others who share my interest in and love of Hindi and Indian culture. I can't wait to meet everyone!

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Spirituality, chanting, meditation, museums, movies, Hindi films, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Hello Kitty.


My name is Erika V. Saunders. I have chosen Hinduism as my way of life. I also follow the spiritual practice of Siddha Yoga Meditation. I am a strict vegetarian, non-smoker and non-drinker.

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