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Excerpt: "The Three Mothers"

In honor of Black History Month, an excerpt from a book celebrating the untold stories of the mothers who raised and influenced Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin.

Rekha, Amitabh, Jaya: A Silsila of Deprivation

Decades later, Bollywood’s most infamous love triangle seems even more tragic than we first thought.

Sri Lanka’s Little-Known Memoni Cuisine

For years, Memoni food remained absent from mainstream Sri Lankan cuisine, but women from the community are changing that.

Nisha Ganatra and the Whole Picture

The director behind 'Late Night' and 'Chutney Popcorn' forges masterpieces by centering the full lives of her diverse characters, not just their identities.

Why Nigeria Loves Bollywood

With its emphasis on family values and forbidden love, Bollywood has long been popular in Nigeria, influencing the country’s prolific movie industry.

How K-Dramas Crash Landed on South Asian TV Screens

The genre’s swoon-worthy romance, side-splitting comedy, treacherous villainy, and thrilling fight sequences are some of the many reasons Brown viewers are helping fuel the Korean drama craze.

Why Tillotama Shome Views Her Career as “Slow Cooking,” Not “Instant Noodles”

From playing the quiet Alice in “Monsoon Wedding” to the vibrant Ratna in “Sir,” the veteran actor has come into her own.

The Horny Sophistication of “Choli Ke Peeche”

Let’s take a walk down mammary lane and dissect the scandal and power that surrounded one of Bollywood’s most tastefully titillating songs to date.

Jinnfluencers: Inside the World of Internet Exorcisms

The internet is making faith healers more popular than ever. Is this deterring people from seeking professional mental health treatment?

The Lost History of Bengali Harlem

The stories of working-class South Asians in New York City point to a history beyond the narrative of assimilation.

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