‘Just Promise Me This’: Krina Chauhan’s Journey of London Love and Coffee

“Just Promise Me This” is the perfect read for a girly night or weekend in that we all need every once in a while by Londoner Krina Chauhan.

Why Every Young Woman Should Move At Least Once In Her 20’s

Though my journey may seem a little excessive, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for every young woman to live somewhere new at least once in their lives. I don’t mean move to college for 4 years, or the closest big city with your girlfriends, but somewhere totally new that pushes you out of your comfort zone. It can be incredibly frightening to leave home, and even seem unnecessary, but the experiences I have had are invaluable and critical to my growth.

Ink Minx: An American-Pakistani Woman’s Journey to Tattoo Artistry

A childhood affinity for mehendi turned into an unlikely passion and career choice for one Pakistani American woman.

‘The 9to5 Misfits’ on How to Quit Your Job the Right Way

The first time we quit our jobs, we didn’t exactly have a plan, and the results speak for themselves — Pavi went into a hole and Nammy vegetated on her couch. Not our proudest moments, but we made mistakes so you don’t have to. So what are some things to plan for?

The 9to5 Misfits Answer: Should I Quit My Job?

As desis, we’re especially prone to being risk averse in our careers and falling prey to “log kya kahenge” syndrome. But if you’re at a point in your career where it seems like you’ve hit a wall, take the time to think long and hard about what changes you can make. You’ve got this!

Dr. Romesh Japra, a Pioneer in Medicine and Culture in America

As a man of many hats, Dr. Romesh Japra not only serves as a cardiologist in the Bay Area, but also works on a variety of initiatives that range from founding a Hindu Temple to owning a vineyard and starting a fundamental celebration known as “Festival of Globe.”

Brown Girl of the Month Nivedita Kulkarni Found Her Authentic Self and Won Herself Stardom

Nivedita Kulkarni is a writer, actress, and comedian based in NYC. She was recognized as a rising Asian American performer in Hollywood by HBO’s East of Main Street. Nivedita has worked in development at Segal NYC, is a nominator for the 2017 Kilroy Awards, and can be seen on TV & commercials nationwide.

The Journey East: How Queens Native Prashantt Guptha Broke into Bollywood

A native of Queens, New York, Guptha moved to Mumbai to live out his Bollywood dreams. However, his journey has not been easy.

The Best Medical Careers for Moms

The medical field as a whole is also a good option for ambitious mothers because it provides the promise of a stable salary, low unemployment rate, and a care-oriented work environment.

The 9to5 Misfits Teach Us the Basics of Budgeting with Some Great Tips

Ok, so it’s no surprise that money is one of, if not THE biggest source of stress in your life, especially when you don’t have a job. There’s nothing more soul-crushing than having to check your bank statement and see nothing coming in and everything going out, including your dignity, sanity, and pride.

Monica Bhatnagar’s Infomercial Will Help You Overcome Workplace Sexism

My male boss was mostly supportive, and also proud of the fact that he had the most female designers working for him. But, that’s not to say he didn’t have his issues. He had an uncontrollable temper that he directed toward people at random, regardless of sex.

The 9to5 Misfits are Here to Tell you That There is Life After Unemployment

As humans, we’re creatures of habit—our bodies crave routine. For most of us, that routine is determined by our work. But what happens when that’s suddenly taken away from you, i.e.: unemployment? Pandemonium! Cue Kevin from “Home Alone.”

Two Brown Girls Became Unemployed And Decided to Tell The World About it

Pavi Dinamani and Namrata “Nammy” Sirur had always been misfits of sorts within the Desi community, but in June 2016, they really cemented that status by starting a YouTube channel called The 9to5 MisFits to talk openly about their unemployment … gasp!

Daring to Dream: Parbati Chaudhury and Deepa Shah on Their Inspiring Journeys

With two very different but equally successful career paths, both these women share one very similar outlook on life: an unapologetic resolve to do what they love – and to continue doing it every day.

Why I Find Incredible Value in my Teaching Career

So why teacher? Because it reminds me to stay humble, compassionate and patient, it reminds me of the different personalities in the world and it reminds me that even at the age of five everyone has a story that you know nothing about, everyone is dealing with feelings you have never felt before.

Dear Women: Don’t be a ‘Do Nothin’ B**ch’

BG Amrita Lit grapples with the phrase, “do nothin’ b**ch,” as she realizes the need to get out there and do something to make her years count.

A SAHM’s Newfound Call to Action to Get Up And Do Something

I spent 10 years living as a typical brown housewife, a SAHM (stay at home mom). The only places I would leave home for were to pick up and drop off my kids at school or to get groceries. My nights resided of watching Pakistani soaps back to back with extra shots of chai and biscuits on the side.

The 5 Most Frequent Interview Types and How to Ace Them

Every company tackles the recruiting process in its own different way. Even though most of the interviews we all attended took the form of a one-on-one meeting with the interview, today a creative position receives a creative approach to the selection of candidates.

Megha Davalath Talks About Animating Dreamworks’ ‘Trolls’

Megha Davalath has had quite an interesting (and inspiring!) career path on her journey to becoming a top animator. We asked Megha all about her passions and goals, as well as about the trajectory that led her all the way to DreamWorks.

Learning How To Freelance in a Cutthroat Industry

I have been freelancing doing various things that I am able to monetize: nutrition, social media for different brands, writing, styling, fashion trade shows, and working for two different fashion brands on a part-time basis.