Give your Kids the Bright Future they Deserve With College Savings

We grew up in Edison, New Jersey, so naturally, we were exposed to our culture, Bollywood, dancing, and singing very early on. However, no matter how much interest we had in those extra circulars, we were continuously pushed to focus attaining a higher degree.

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

“Beeji everything you’ve given me, I’m taking with me. I’ll use everything you taught me when time comes…I’ll always try to do the right thing.”

A 600-Mile Family Trip to Wisconsin Turned Into an Amateur Photographer’s Dream

I was probably the last person to think Wisconsin would be my vacation substitute (sorry Wisconsin natives!). But boy, was I wrong.

How to Plan an Eid Party for Children

Since having children of my own, I have tried to maintain traditions so that they have fond memories and associations with their Pakistani-Muslim heritage.

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.

Traveling with the Little Ones

Great tips for traveling with kids including packing, on route and staying arrangements.

Poem: ‘Dear Metastatic Cancer’

So meta-static
is a paradox of meaning
meta reflective
unchanging changes defective
leaving us wondering which treatments will be effective

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.

Dear My Main Man: A Daughter’s Letter of Love to Her Father

Dear My Main Man,

I write to you because out of every helping hand I have received in this world, yours is the one with the most impact. You receive the least amount of credit and praise for the things you do. You’ve always stood back and let me shine or run in the rain knowing I always get caught up in a storm. You’re always stepping in when I call for you, knowing you can’t be more than a few feet away ready to comfort me in your arms as you have been doing for years. It’s time that light radiates on who you are and the love that you have shown me.

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!

Mom’s Homemade Butter Chicken: A Timeless Classic in the Kitchen

Since I am a butter chicken enthusiast, it only felt right that I shared my favorite recipe.

You’ll Want to Gobble Up this Guyanese-Style Goat Curry in Minutes!

Goat curry is one of the curry dishes reserved for special occasions in my family.

Sumona and Binny’s Wedding: The Whimsical Affair

With both the bride and groom coming from different backgrounds, how did they fuse both elements of their culture into their wedding?

Lies My Papa Told Me

Papa left first; he headed away to a restful place of no return, to be with the spirits of his brother and his parents, away from the pain he had endured all those years, from the lies he told us to protect us.

Dear Single Ladies: You Are a Brilliant Wonder Woman

For single desi women in their 30s and 40s, the comments from others just keep on coming and coming and coming. No matter how many times you hit them, they keep on coming, like tennis balls out of a machine. At some point, you just want to throw your racket away and run.

Brown Girl of the Month Meral Kathwari Runs a Global Business While Studying Journalism

Meral Kathwari is the owner and director of Kathwari of Kashmir, an…

4 Years of ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’: The Lessons I Have Learned

We all come across stories with which we connect, that remind us of ourselves or those we love, that paint the picture of the lives we’d like to live and the people we’d like to be – and for me, that was “YJHD.”

Dear Dad, Thank You for the Comedy

In we went. Together. For my interview. Dad in tow. Like my bodyguard.