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


The novel is a mixed bag, typical of many debut novels, which attempt to tackle too many issues at once. However, all of the issues tackled by the author are relevant and important. 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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

Personal Statement: The Sacrifice to be the Perfect Student

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Young adult fiction incorporating entertaining satire of high ambitions and the ruthless college application process mixed with four protagonists aiming to polish up their resumes. "Personal Statement, Read More »

Bushra Rehman’s “Corona”

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Finding a good book to read can be an arduous task. There are so many different stories to sift through and get lost in. I want to read a book that not only transports me out of this world, but one that envelops me so I can not only see the words on the page, but feel them too. Finding that book is normally the greatest challenge. If you don’t have a Rincey Reads to tell you what’s a good book to pick up, then I would strongly recommend Bushra Rehman’s "Corona." Read More »

Book Review: “Salaam, Love”

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If you loved “Love, InshAllah” as much as me, then “Salaam, Love” is an even bigger treat. I was surprised by how much I found myself being able to relate to the stories that unraveled before me. Read More »

Muslim Vday Cards: “Is It Haram To Be Drunk Off Your Love?”


Inside the community, I wasn’t good enough – I didn’t wear hijab, was too old to be marriageable, too independent to be lusted. So I wanted to break both perceptions, and destruct the narratives and perceptions that people placed on me. The cards aren’t for everyone. But I see them as a form of radical art that challenges people to think about their ideas and perceptions. Read More »

Steampunk: A Day in the Life


Steampunk involves fiction that incorporates steam powered machinery; it tends to explore alternate historical narratives with strong Victorian era elements and makes use of the social dynamics of the era, the global political changes that were wrought due to the Industrial Revolution and the altering modes of thinking brought on by a major surge in Scientific discovery. Read More »

BG Spotlight: Rincey Reads


Wondering what’s a good read lately? Need a review before you pick up a book or tablet to bring yourself forth to the world of reading? Then you should meet Rincey Abraham. She’s a 27-year-old Chicago suburbanite, who operates the YouTube Channel "Rincey Reads." Read More »

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