“It’s about South African Indians but is also aimed at people from all walks of life. By visiting the site, people can know what it means to be a South African Indian,” said Jeremiah, a web designer and computer teacher at Alexandra High School.
“We thought about the site for a long time and played around with ideas of what we wanted the site to deal with and how appealing and interactive it could be.”
It explores all aspects of South African Indian life, including the arrival of the first indentured labourers, recipes, thunee lessons and an article on learning to speak Hindi. It also allows users to upload pictures of their cars, a popular feature.
“I look at the cars that people submit and monitor the forums that debate drag racing. It’s interesting to see how many people log on just to compare cars,” said Jude.
Other popularly debated topics include the future of Indian culture, Durban Indians vs Johannesburg Indians, why Indians leave SA and the various religions in the community.