Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia. This word is also usually restricted to Sanskrit-derived Indo-Aryan languages. There is raga in Indian classical music known as desi. It is differentiated from Indian-made foreign liquor such as Indian made whisky , rum , or vodka. After the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of , the United States dramatically increased immigration from the subcontinent. In the UK, desi communities have continued the fusion culture which first emerged during the rule of the British Raj, influencing music, art, fashion and food. In regions of the Indian subcontinent, desi in the context of food, implies "native" or 'traditional".