For The Great British Baking Show's Crystelle Pereira, Passion Means More Than Perfection

December 03, 2021

For The Great British Baking Show's Crystelle Pereira, Passion Means More Than Perfection

We sat down with the finalist to chat about focaccia, the one spice she can’t live without, why she didn’t kiss Mr. Spatula, and what’s next.

How India Fell In — and Out — of Love with Beauty Pageants

December 01, 2021

How India Fell In — and Out — of Love with Beauty Pageants

A 1992 Miss Universe loss would lead to over a decade of Indian domination at global beauty contests.

“The Cheetah Girls: One World,” 13 Years Later

November 23, 2021

“The Cheetah Girls: One World,” 13 Years Later

The movie is a classic problematic fave: it used India as a mere exotic backdrop, but still gave us some of our first Indian crushes in U.S. television.

‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ is Horny, Hilarious, and Heartwarming

November 18, 2021

‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ is Horny, Hilarious, and Heartwarming

A solid cast and smart writing drives HBO Max’s sharp-witted comedy, the latest project from Mindy Kaling.

How India Invented Zero

November 15, 2021

How India Invented Zero

Ancient India’s preoccupation with the concept of nothingness — shunyata — would change mathematics, trade, and technology as we know it.

For NYC Council Member-Elect Shekar Krishnan, Solving Systemic Inequality Starts from Within

December 02, 2021

For NYC Council Member-Elect Shekar Krishnan, Solving Systemic Inequality Starts from Within

The first Indian American to represent Jackson Heights and Elmhurst has long advocated for change. Now, he has a plan to fight for change from the inside.

The Diluted Revolutionary: Bhagat Singh in Hindi Cinema

November 30, 2021

The Diluted Revolutionary: Bhagat Singh in Hindi Cinema

Shoojit Sircar’s “Sardar Udham” is the latest in a long line of Bollywood portrayals of the Indian freedom fighter, but the first to delve into his humanity and nuanced politics.

Bilal Baig's “Sort Of” is a Love Letter to Brown, Queer, and Trans People

November 22, 2021

Bilal Baig's “Sort Of” is a Love Letter to Brown, Queer, and Trans People

The queer, transfeminine playwright and performer is challenging the status quo with their latest CBC and HBO Max series — and not without a little bit of fear.

Fabindia: How an American-Founded Brand Defined the Handcrafted Indian Aesthetic

November 16, 2021

Fabindia: How an American-Founded Brand Defined the Handcrafted Indian Aesthetic

John Bissell’s cult lifestyle brand has supported rural artisans for over 60 years. But will the company’s looming IPO put this very mission at risk?

Meet the Newly Elected South Asian American Lawmakers

November 12, 2021

Meet the Newly Elected South Asian American Lawmakers

Affordable housing, environmental protection, and racial equity top many of the to-do lists of the newly elected legislators, such as Shahana Hanif from New York City and Aftab Pureval from Ohio.

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