What We Have Turned Blind To

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All too often, blinded by our own conceptions, we try to turn our backs to the dark, painful things that make us cringe and the misery that may be light years or just inches away. But it is also in the same pain and misery that we sometimes see the greatest amount of hope and joy.

Sonam Kapoor As The On Screen Neerja Bhanot: A Forgotten Hero

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Sonam Kapoor recently unveiled her new look for the upcoming biopic on Neerja Bhanot, who was awarded India’s highest peacetime honor, the Ashok Chakra Award, making her the youngest recipient of the bravery award in the nation’s history.

Bollywood’s Priyanka Chopra Co-Stars in ABC’s New Show ‘Quantico’

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Bollywood crosses over to Hollywood once again, and this time it’s bigger and better. After Anil Kapoor, it is Priyanka Chopra, who is testing waters in the mainstream American television. As you can guess by now, Chopra plays FBI trainee Alex Parrish. Her character is a half-Indian, half-Caucasian women who is determined to “serve the country.”

10 Great South Asian Americans you Probably Haven’t Heard Of, but Should

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Here are 10 noteworthy South Asian Americans, who may not be commonly known, but should be looked up to for their inspiring, innovative and entrepreneurial efforts.

Author Mala Kumar Shares Her Coming Out Story

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My childhood and early adulthood predated much of the mass media storm that constantly surrounds us nowadays. Had I been born a decade later, I might have realized that as a closeted brown gay girl, I was in good company in my coming out planning ways.

Ramya Ramana Shares Her Thoughts on South Asian Women in the Arts

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Meet youth activist, poet and writer, Ramya Ramana, who at 19-years-old has shared stages with notable politicians, celebrities and activists, such as Harry Belafonte, President Bill Clinton, Mayor Bill De Blasio, Rosario Dawson and Eve Ensler.

Move Over Superman, Buraaq Is (Finally) Here!

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Fed-up with the media’s deplorable spin on Islam, Brothers Adil and Kamil Imtiaz has created a comic book, BURAAQ with a Muslim superhero.

4 Female South Asian Writers, Activists, and Thought Leaders to Re(Discover) in 2015

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Many look up to the work and talents of the global celebrity populace, but the unsung heroes of our communities are the activists, writers and thought leaders, who do not get the recognition they deserve for their efforts to cultivate a strong and open minded society.

Instagram Apologizes for Censoring Menstruation, Spoken Word Poet Rupi Kaur Celebrates Major Win for Women

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Feminist spoken word poet and author of “Milk and Honey” Rupi Kaur caused major waves of change this week when she fought against Instagram for censoring a photo of a woman menstruating — and won.

The Journey of Two Rings in the Western-Hindustani Music World

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In the summer of 1997, my parents took me to New York for a week long vacation. I was fourteen-years-old, and as we came out of the Lincoln Tunnel into midtown Manhattan, I thought, “This is it. I will live here. I will make it happen.” That moment would later create the pathway to an unforgettable journey of fulfilling my dreams and passions.


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