Diaspora Store as Creole Place-Holders

The devotional music paying homage to Sabrimala and Lord Ayyappa sonically enveloping the community centric diaspora store with a Puja offerings section and the spices section stocking up on MDH and Shan opens the possibility of the transnational as a local site of familiar sensibilities. The emotional switchboard in the words of Prof Ato is electric and immediate and transports me to temple town Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu being present physically in Singapore, which is a global site for Tamil Culture.Cultural bubbles in the everyday are the placeholders of the creole in the multicultural global city.

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