How ‘Joyland’ Got Made and Found Love
The Pakistani movie questioning gender norms and family expectations took six years to make. Now, it’s taking the festival circuit by storm.
What Happened to Zayn?
Despite being the first One Direction member to go solo and release a popular debut album, the pop star has fallen off the charts and out of the spotlight.
Jameela Jamil Has Entered Her Villain Era
The ‘She-Hulk’ star opened up about the freedom of playing a supervillain and dealing with haters in real life.
‘Come Fall in Love’ Review: Fun, But No ‘DDLJ’
The upbeat musical is entertaining but will leave fans of the 1995 Bollywood classic sorely disappointed.
‘Gilmore Girls’ and Its Unlikely South Asian Fanbase
The intergenerational television series had some real “log kya kahenge?” vibes.
Why More South Asians Are Rejecting Marriage
Though South Asians are among the most likely to be married, singles are increasingly ditching age-old expectations and rewriting what relationships and commitment can look like.
Young the Giant is Changing the Face of Indie Rock
With album ‘American Bollywood,’ frontman Sameer Gadhia fuses Indian and American music, adding a new sound — and story — to a predominantly white space.
Why the ‘Never Have I Ever’ Season 3 Finale Hit So Hard
We talked series co-creator Lang Fisher and star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan about Devi’s dilemma and the decision few viewers saw coming.
The Endless Frustration of South Asian Hair Loss
For a culture that has long revered long, thick hair, community members are finding that traditional hair care rituals and advice are falling short.
The Fight to Teach Partition in the West
Despite significant South Asian populations, U.S., U.K., and Canadian schools rarely teach students about one of the largest and deadliest mass migrations in history.
Stick With ‘Never Have I Ever’ Season 3
While the new season initially feels formulaic, the show ultimately evolves into something more profound.
Falling in Love with Suraj Sharma in ‘Wedding Season’
A decade after his debut in Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi,’ the actor is back in lead roles and says he’s found his “happy place.”
Pallavi Sharda on Why ‘Wedding Season’ Feels So “Rare”
“When I read the script, my eyes kind of popped out of their sockets.”
The South Asians of OnlyFans
Thousands of South Asian creators have found sexual and economic empowerment on the X-rated platform — yet their work is shrouded in shame.
The Evolution of South Asian Tattoos
How henna and Sanskrit tattoos became “trendy,” and the South Asian artists reclaiming them.
Sania Khan’s Murder Spotlights Domestic Violence in South Asian Homes
The death of the Pakistani American at the hands of her abusive ex-husband has sparked dialogue about the stigmas of divorce and domestic violence in the community.
How ‘Ms. Marvel’ Put Partition on Screen
We spoke to the team behind the show’s episode on Partition — a historical event seminal to South Asians, yet rarely depicted in Hollywood.
Crying Along With ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’
How the beloved 2011 Bollywood movie turned a bachelor party into a sensitive portrayal of masculinity.
Emmys 2022: Notable South Asian Nominees
More than a dozen shows featuring South Asians — from ‘Ted Lasso’ to ‘Queer Eye’ to ‘Station Eleven’ – earned Emmy nods for excellence in television.
Is South Asian Bridal Makeup Too Expensive?
TikTok has been aflutter with brides sharing what they believe to be “the biggest scam” in the wedding industry.
The Return of the Unibrow
A growing movement of young South Asians is rebelling against Western beauty standards by regrowing and reclaiming their unibrows.
Freida Pinto Wants to Change Who is “Allowed” to Fall in Love On Screen
The ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’ actor chats about Black and Brown love, what’s on her relationship checklist, and how Hollywood has diversified since ‘Slumdog.’
Dismantling the Brown “Glow-Up”
The concept of getting hotter with age — also known as “glowing up” — isn’t new, but South Asian TikTok influencers question what this trend really celebrates.
How ‘The Dropout’ Recasts Sunny Balwani as the Angry Brown Man
The new Hulu series generously gives founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes a back story while only villainizing her counterpart, who faces similar charges of fraud.
Are Love is Blind’s Deepti and Shake a Classic Case of Internalized Racism?
The reality show’s Indian couple has lit up the internet after professing to previously dating only blond(e)s, their attraction fizzling days after their engagement.