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‘Priya’s Mirror’ and Reflections on Institutionalized Gender Violence

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi Documentary filmmaker Ram Devineni  is no newbie when it comes to using graphic novels as a medium for activism. In 2015, Devineni, along with Dan Goldman and Lina Srivastava brought us Priya’s Shakti, India's first augmented reality comic book about Priya, a rape survivor...

3 Super Fly Chai-Flavored Dessert Recipes

by Soni Satpathy-Singh This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. Spicy, milky chai has become popular the world over, and is no longer resigned to Eastern tea drinkers alone. In particular, the American culinary industry has spawned spin-offs of our beloved drink, using spices commonly found in chai to...

No One Can Say ‘No’ to Nihari and Savory Bone Marrow

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi The following post is brought to you by our newest sponsor, Shan Foods, producer of premium spices, mixes, and ingredients from all over the world. You've heard the famous Henry David Thoreau quote about living deliberately and desiring to "live deep and suck the...

3 Masalafied Recipes for Thanksgiving Sides

by Soni Satpathy-Singh There is no bigger foodie holiday in the U.S. than Thanksgiving. And though turkey and frankenfood versions of it (I'm looking at you, tofurkey) are the stars of the show, side dishes play important roles as a strong supporting cast. Not in my family. The sides are...

Tandoori Chicken Wings: An Easy Recipe for your Election Night Party

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi The following post is brought to you by our newest sponsor, Shan Foods, producer of premium spices, mixes, and ingredients from all over the world. No matter who you’ll be voting for on November 8, chances are you—along with millions of Americans— will be...

Shan Foods is ‘Squashing’ Traditions on Diwali

by Soni Satpathy-Singh The following post is brought to you by our newest sponsor, Shan Foods, producer of premium  spices, mixes, and ingredients from all over the world. Bust out the mortar pestle!  Pound it. Grind that. Blend this. Mix those two together and then dry roast. Oooh wee! I remember my...

Halwa Back Youngin: Happy Halwaween!

by Soni Satpathy-Singh Thanksgiving usually has a monopoly on pies but no more, not with a lil clever re-wording making this a Halloween/Halwaween pie. Not feeling the pun? No worries, you don’t need a reason to make pie. Ever. I created this recipe because I wanted to revamp gajar halwa—it’s...

How NOT to Throw An ‘Auntyji’s’ Diwali Party: Spreads, Puffs, and Puris

by Soni Satpathy-Singh Are you itching to adult a little this year and host your own Diwali party? Do you want to host with style yet not spend an excess amount of money or time? Finally, do you want to serve something aside from the formulaic desi party offerings of...

A Hearty Homage to ‘Brown Sugar’

by Soni Satpathy-Singh Do you remember watching the movie "Brown Sugar" and wanting the promise of the "buddy AND booty” that clung to Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) and Dre’s (Taye Diggs) relationship? Do you remember thinking deeply on some shit when Sidney asks "when did you fall in love with Hip-Hop?" Do...

‘Borders in a Bedroom’ Offers a Unique Perspective into Interfaith Relationships

by Soni Satpathy-Singh This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. A romantic relationship between two people often brims with numerous types of conversations, full of playful innuendo or intense with perhaps a measured tone of scrutiny. There are those momentous conversations that may have you looking at...

Kadali Pitha: The Most Decadent Dussehra Dessert

by Soni Satpathy-Singh I’m not a big fan of Indian sweets, but there is one particular dish my mom would make on Dusshera that is my favorite – kadali pitha (kadali means bananas and a pitha is a sweetened pancake in Odiya). Consider kadali pitha our version of decadent, delicately spiced, and deep fried banana...

Brown Girl’s Guide On ‘How To Wear A Samosa’

by Soni Satpathy-Singh Whiskey and samosa go together. Whiskey plus learning samosa folding and sari draping, on the same darn night, with good friend Jack (Daniel)? Notsomuch. The comic below is based on true events. See, I know Jack Daniel all too well but I know jack squat about putting...

How to Find Perfect Wine to Pair With Desi Food

by Soni Satpathy-Singh This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. When it comes to Indian food, wine pairings seem to be a rather unnecessary conversation. Beer, yes. Lassis, hell yes! But wine? The age-old assumption was that the masalas found in Indian food were far too overpowering for the...

Ayana Arts First South Asian Art Showcase Promises a Fusion of East and West

by Soni Satpathy-Singh This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. A very special performance will be taking place on Saturday, September 17, in downtown New York City. Ayana Arts will host their first-ever collaborative South Asian art showcase which benefits SAYA, the South Asian Youth Action. Ayana Arts...

Forget Pumpkin Spice, We Have Spiced Pumpkin!

by Soni Satpathy-Singh We’re beginning to experience cooler temperatures nationwide. There will surely be other physical changes in the environment in the coming weeks as well, you know, with deep oranges, browns, and mustard-colored foliage dotting trees; the crisp acoustics of crunchy leaves underfoot; and soon enough, shades of pumpkin decorating...

4 Fabulous, Must-Try Desi Brunch Recipes

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi Brunch is a weekend tradition for many—friends or families getting together, catching up on all the drama over a hearty meal and liberal amounts of fruity cocktails, is a fabulous time. We have created a menu that will bring those fabulous brunch vibes—i.e. great...

How to Throw a Chaat Party

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi Aside from finding just about any type of chaat delicious, you know what else I love about the Indian snack? It’s ability to make for a quick and impressive buffet for entertaining! For those of you not in the know, you might ask what...

Concerning Chicken: Don’t Date, Marinate!

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi Many years ago, I found myself in a relationship and then a series of breakups with one particular man. Even a Bollywood flick would be jealous meandering and convoluted plot lines. Recently, it appears many BGs have been going through similar heartache, so I...

3 ‘Thums Up’ Inspired Sweet Treat Recipes

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi This post was originally published on our partner website India.com.  Thums Up is one of the leading colas consumed in India. Chances are, you are accustomed to enjoying this beverage as a cold, refreshing accompaniment to savory snacks or by itself. But did you...

Michelle Obama’s Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with a Masala Twist

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi First Lady Michelle Obama has—more than usual—wow’d us these past two weeks. FLOTUS could have easily flung shade at Melania for the plagiarism scandal, but she didn’t. Calm and collective First Lady went about her business, stopping only to jam it out with James...