‘Without Shame’ Is a Must Read Book About East Pakistan Era-Bangladesh

A harrowing tale of love, family honor, and tradition, “Without Shame” by Katherine Russell will leave you at the edge of your seat, wanting more and more with the turn of each page. It’s rare to find a book about East Pakistan era-Bangladesh that truly moved me both historically and culturally, Russell managed that for me.

Mindy Kaling’s Witty, Candid Humor Shines in “Why Not Me?”

Mindy Kaling’s sharp and witty humor, coupled with her untarnished honesty, lends a voice to each essay in “Why Not Me?” that keeps the reader hooked throughout.

Hend Hegazi’s ‘Normal Calm’ Discusses Life After Rape In The Lifelong Quest To Find Everlasting Love

Amina, the protagonist is an Egyptian-American girl. She has the normal dreams and aspirations like all young women. Her parents are conservative, but not stiflingly so. She goes away to college, and that’s where the novel really begins.

Aziz Ansari’s New Book ‘Modern Romance’ Gives us the Facts on Dating in the Digital Age

Comedian, actor and awesome brown boy Aziz Ansari hits upon the transformation of dating in his new book, “Modern Romance,” in which he provides factual evidence from sociological experts to support his narrative about when and how the change in romance began and progressed.

Saadia Faruqi’s ‘Brick Walls’ is a Must-Read Short Story Compilation of Modernizing Pakistan

BG Sneha Goud reviews Brick Walls, by Saadia Faruqi, terming it the latest collection to help Americans understand Pakistanis are not much different than themselves. The characters are all bound by a love for their home in Pakistan and their struggle to thrive in a place they love under threat from internal and external forces.

Viraj Mahajan’s ‘Derivation of Life’ Emotionally Delves Into Taboo Topics Of Depression and Suicide

BG Karishma Desai reviews Viraj Mahajan’s debut novel, “Derivation of Life,” and finds herself moved by the characters and the twists and turns in their lives.

Book Review: ‘The Paths of Marriage’ by Mala Kumar

The novel is a mixed bag. However, all of the issues tackled by the author are relevant and important, and are addressed with sensitivity . The Paths of Marriage talks of trying to find one’s own way, and voice even when it conflicts with the rest of the family and community at large. It also talks of women’s support systems and LGBTQ issues within the Indian community, where such issues seldom found open acceptance.

Book Review: ‘Find The Love of Your Life (For South Asian American Women)’

My editor asked if I would review “Find the Love of your Life (For South Asian American Women)” and I wondered, as a single South Asian American woman myself, what else is there to learn about finding love. Only after reading the book did I realize that as a South Asian American woman from a fairly traditional Indian family, my views on love and marriage are heavily influenced by my upbringing.

6 Reasons to Watch Disney’s First-Ever Bollywood Fairy Tale Film ‘Khoobsurat’

It’s not every day you get to see a Disney prince or princess in Bollywood. Now, we don’t have to wait much longer. After months of promotions, teasers and music launches, Disney’s “Khoobsurat” is ready to hit theaters Sept. 19. The world will meet the wonderfully quirky Mili Chakravarty, played by Sonam Kapoor, who finds herself in a whirlwind of a love story.

7 Things You Should Know About the New Book: “Her Name Is Kaur”

Managing Editor of the Sikh Love Stories Project, Meeta Kaur, complied a series of love stories written by Sikh-American women into a book titled “Her Name is Kaur.” Each story allows readers to enter the psyche and experience of Sikh-American women as they each uniquely fall in love.