Vaartaa – as stories are known in Gujarati -- are as expressive and creative as they are in English. When learning Gujarati, listening to stories spoken in large chunks of Gujarati helps you understand the language and improve your comprehension skills. The videos and the beautifully illustrated ebooks, provided in the form of a pdf allow you to listen to the Gujarati and then learn their English meanings. This will aid in making sense of the story as well as gaining some understanding of what the written Gujarati words look like as well.
Welcome to the land of Vaartaa…
Vaishali was born and raised in Baroda (Vadodara), Gujarat, India and lived there until the age of sixteen. She was schooled at New Era High School, and was blessed with amazing teachers who instilled within her the love of language and a deep understanding of the rich heritage of the Gujarati culture.
After coming to the United States, she completed her high school and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California (USC). Today, she enjoys her life in San Diego with her husband, two children and her extended family, blending the best of both worlds into her modern life. She feels blessed that every day the vibrancy of the food, dance, language, games and history of the Gujarati culture are an integral part of everything she does.
Vaishali has been teaching Gujarati language, garba, raas and folk dances for the last fifteen years.