Fast Five with Actor and YouTube Star Rupan Bal

We caught up with Rupan Bal on his latest YouTube parodies, work in movies and film, and what he’s planning next.

This Diwali Menu will Earn you all the Michelin Stars this Festive Season

Since this is a cultural festival, I like to keep my recipes as authentic as possible—I try to give my guests a taste of India through our Diwali menu.

Here’s Brown Girl’s Advice on What NOT to Wear This Diwali

With Diwali upon us, it’s only fair that we share some what-not-to-wear tips with our Brown Girls. So, here they are!

Why Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom’s Feud Highlights the Traditional Blame Game

Boxer Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom’s recent split and public feud cause society to confront a very ugly truth.

Brown Girl Introduces Grunge and Graffiti into your Diwali Wardrobe this Year and it’s Straight Fire

Brown Girl Magazine set out to explore various ways to infuse light, color, and newness into your wardrobe along with a little bit of modern grunge. Happy Diwali!

From Lehenga to Leggings: Sampat Jewellers Brings You the Most Versatile Mangalsutras in the Market

Imagine having a mangalsutra that you can wear with your lengha to this year’s upcoming Diwali party, and then easily transition it into a traditional-yet-chic piece that matches your work pant-suit. Sampat Jewellers makes it possible.

Jai Jai Hooray Channels the Everyday Woman’s Inner Goddess Through #SheIsAGoddess Campaign

Jai Jai Hooray is a company that is re-imagining cultures of South Asia by making beautifully simple toys and tools.

‘The Deed is Done’: A South Asian’s View on Sex and Virginity

Pooja Mallipamula’s “The Deed Is Done” showcases stories of people losing their virginity including an Indian man who waits until after marriage for his “first time.”

The Brown List: Staff Picks for September 2017

The weather is cooling down, but we’re still getting summer breezes. It’s weird weather time, but BGM’s staff picks will keep you right on track.

The Time I Rose Above the Sky at Cusco’s Rainbow Mountain

Rainbow Mountain, or La Montaña de siete colores, has become more popular for tourists in the last year or so, and is a must-see!

My Last Hours: A Journey From India to America – Part I

The Pan Am flight was confirmed for the wee hours of May 19th, 1989. I discussed my pending future with Beeji, my paternal Grandmother, who raised me as her own daughter

The Perfect Pursuit of Adventure In Beautiful Peru

Peru is dense with culture and there’s so much to see that you just may miss something if you blink. There’s never a dull moment and every day is an adventure.

6 Mumbai Street Foods You Need in Your Life

Here’s a list of six of my favorite Mumbai street foods for every Brown Girl!

55 Experts Reveal Their Best Indian Weddings Tips for South Asian Brides

These 55 Indian wedding tips are everything you need to plan the perfect nuptials.

Mehjabeen Hassan Takes Female Empowerment Forward One Outfit at a Time

Mehjabeen Hassan wants to break through South Asian norms and stereotypes in more than one way, and her clothing line is just the start.

Dr. Romesh Japra, a Pioneer in Medicine and Culture in America

As a man of many hats, Dr. Romesh Japra not only serves as a cardiologist in the Bay Area, but also works on a variety of initiatives that range from founding a Hindu Temple to owning a vineyard and starting a fundamental celebration known as “Festival of Globe.”

A Poem on Depression: You Didn’t Think To Say…

Maybe an “I love you” and “I’m here to support you” would have helped to climb out of the depths of darkness that I am no longer able to get out of.

Kavita Mehra Talks About Sakhi, A Vehicle That Drives Female Empowerment Forward

There is a personal connection to our work at Sakhi, and working for an organization focused on gender based violence is the reason I entered the non-profit sector.

7 Must-Visit Beaches for Every Beach Bombshell!

The UCSB started my love affair with the beach so here’s a full list of locations everyone needs to visit in California!

Fashion, Trends, and Style: A Conversation with Priya Chhabria

In the glamorous world of fashion, Priya Chhabria talks about styling, trends, and the faux-pas!