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Top Ten Quotes Heard at IAAC’s South Asian Literary Festival

IAAC Literary Festival

Since New York City has long been known as the literary capital of the world, it only made sense for the Indo-American Arts Council to present the first ever South Asian Literary Festival this past week. The participants and attendees will surely agree, much was shared, great conversations were had and words from writers will never be forgotten. Read More »

On Feminism, Chanel and Copenhagen Fashion Week

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Recently, I watched the Chanel show at Copenhagen Fashion Week and I was blown away! Fashion’s relationship to feminism has always been on an unsteady ground. Some argue that the industry poses a hindrance, which objectifies women and marginalizes people of color. Others say that fashion is empowering and provides a medium, where women and men can defy societal norms and belong to a space where everyone is equal. Though I’m well aware of the fashion industry’s flaws and controversies, I believe in fashion as a mode of freedom and expression. Read More »

The Blood Queen Saga Begins With An Invocation

Blood Queen

The Blood Queen is an upcoming three-part graphic novel series. Blood Queen is introduced vaguely as a supernatural heroine in an online teaser. The teaser is full of suspense and leaves fans excited for more! Read More »

Empowering Indian Women Through Art


In recent years, women’s safety and security has become a pressing issue around the world. Despite many modern-day advancements, I feel that women of this century still have some sorrow deep inside their hearts. It is a feeling of helplessness, vulnerability and concern for their safety. Growing up in an Indian Army background, I got the chance to travel to several cities around India. I always felt very sad witnessing the hardships faced by many women in my country. I wanted to use my painting to express her emotions and the issues that she faces from birth throughout the rest of her life. This empowering series of paintings describes the plight of all women of color. Read More »

Chicago South Asian Film Festival Inspires Young Filmmakers


Have you ever felt truly inspired, like a wave of passion and possibility has taken you for a ride? That is the feeling that came over me as I walked out of the Chicago South Asian Film Festival this weekend. CSAFF is an annual showcase of independent South Asian cinema. The festival encourages emerging talent by giving first-time filmmakers the opportunity to screen their productions on a global platform. Filmmakers, writers, actors and audience members gathered together to celebrate South Asian culture and history through art. Read More »

Artist Extraordinaire Inkquisitive Speaks on BG’s First-Ever Podcast


When Amandeep Singh wakes up, his mind is already buzzing with creative ideas. As he heads to his art studio for morning meetings with his team, he pictures his coffee mug morphing into a planet with Saturn-like rings. There is seldom a moment when he isn’t using his imagination. Read More »

7 Must-Know’s about “The Singh Project”


British photographers Naroop Singh Jhooti and Amit Amin introduced Sikh awareness to the international community through "The Singh Project." Comprised of 35 portrait-styled photos, audiences are able to view the strong dynamic looks of Sikh men from the UK. Read More »

From Rakhis to Forever Rakhis

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Jitin Hingorani and Meeta Manglani are the creators and founder of Forever Rakhi, a company that gives men an all-year-long fashion forward rakhi. BG Syeda gets the inside scoop on the conception of the brand and the unique design of their signature product. Read More »

Looking Through the Lens: New York City

New York City

New York City is one of the most written about places in the world. This city serves as a hub for finance, fashion, and dreams. BG Foram shares her journey and discoveries of the infamous city that never sleeps through a tantalizing and artistic photo essay. Read More »

Jisha’s Art Work

"Dance is the hidden language of our soul."

We asked Jisha Jacob, a digital marketing associate in New York City, to share some of her beautiful paintings with BGM. A graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in marketing, Jacob said she started painting at a very young age, but stopped along the way. Read More »

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