Poem: ‘Bodhi Tree of Varanasi’

Sipping the spicy brew of sunshine
in the shadows of a friendly moon
I watch the sky graduate from nascence
to curtains of blooming blue nostalgia

The wheel of time encrypts itself in my rings;
in the fissures of my bark, I envelope millennial secrets of the human past.

Fashion Illustrations That Showcase Strong South Asian Women

In the realm of fashion illustrations, women live perfect lives. They are either shopping at Chanel or sipping champagne in Paris. Their designer clothes flow effortlessly as they chat on embellished phones while holding Louis Vuitton purses and hail cabs. I would imagine that these illustrations serve as an escape for women like myself whose lives might not always be picture perfect.

Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ Gets Fierce Feminist Facelift

International artists—including Bollywood’s sweetheart, Jacqueline Fernandez—team up to show the world what girls “really really want” in a new, feminist version of Spice Girl’s song, ‘Wannabe.’

Book Review: Simran Sethi’s ‘Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods we Love’

In the book “Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love,” author Simran Sethi implores her readers to understand the locales that these beloved commodities come from.

‘Badass Indian Pinups’ Artist Nimisha Bhanot Talks Art, Identity and Female Empowerment

Indo-Canadian artist Nimisha Bhanot reached the height of Internet celebrity this week when her painting series, “Badass Indian Pinups,” went viral after being featured on BuzzFeed.

10 South Asian YouTubers on Our Must-Watch List

We’ve all been there: one moment we’re watching the “Ek Pal Ka Jeena” music video and then three hours later, we somehow end up on an endless stream of “baby playing with puppy” videos.

First-Ever South Asian Millennials Conference to Take Place in NYC This Weekend

The first-ever, one-of-a-kind, South Asian Millennials Conference is taking place at Columbia University, New York on February 13 and 14.

Pakistani Hatecopy Artist Maria Qamar Shares Advice and Vision

Maria Qamar reminds us how ridiculous desi culture can get when living in the Western world in her eye-catching, comic book style, hilarious art she creates, known as Hatecopy.

20 South Asian Actors to Watch on Television Right Now

Diversity in the media is starting to improve, albeit at a rather glacial pace when it comes to the Asian and South Asian community. So, for now, let’s celebrate the South Asian actors in current television series and those who are premiering on our small screens soon!

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About ‘The Quintessential Durga Pujo Dictionary’

One Brown Girl, Srishti Guptaroy, did just that in a witty and unprecedented way for Durga Pujo!