6 South Asian Brides you Aspire to Look Like on Your Wedding Day

Getting married is one of the most important moments in a woman’s life—a day that most young girls dream about. What may come second to finding the right guy is finding the perfect bridal outfit.

Poem: ‘Lost’

The Fields are black and ploughed.

The cattle flushed and fed.

With beads of perspiration on the brow

And a turban on his head,

He left.

#BornConfused15: ‘Dimple Lala Came Through to be Real, Relatable and Funny as Hell’

Born Confused has served as a beacon of awesomeness and a lighthouse for brown girls who are confused, feeling other-ed and just trying to make sense of it all.

Mom on a Mission: Reframing the ‘Mom Guilt’ Conversation

Kamana, a new mom, talks about the infamous ‘mom guilt’ and how she has reframed her feelings by considering herself on a mission when she is away from her child.

‘Just Promise Me This’: Krina Chauhan’s Journey of London Love and Coffee

“Just Promise Me This” is the perfect read for a girly night or weekend in that we all need every once in a while by Londoner Krina Chauhan.

The Reality of Motherhood: ‘I had to Search for the Fun Amongst the Tiredness and Vomit’

If I manage to eat a hot meal or be able to use the bathroom alone, it’s classed as a “good day”. No, I’m not locked up in Guantanamo Bay, I have two kids!

Here’s a DIY Project you can Easily Tackle: Rainbow Diwali Diyas

Brighten up your Diwali decor with these DIY Rainbow Diwali Diyas.

It’s 2017, Why Should I Change my Last Name After Marriage?

I believe that my name is my identity. Being married does not mean that I stop belonging to the family I was born in; I continue to carry my family legacy, married or not.

#BornConfused15: ‘The Power of Fiction is Giving you the Experience of Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes’

When my daughter, an avid reader, was thirteen— having reached that age without ever seeing an Indian American girl in a book— an Indian American author friend mentioned Born Confused as the book that changed her life.

Two Classical Indian Dancers Bring Bharatanatyam to the Forefront with Social Media

The efficacy of social media is obviously unprecedented today. To use that power for good is what’s important. That is exactly why two classical Indian dancers, Srinidhi Raghavan and Sahasra Sambamoorthi’s, work matters right now.

#BornConfused15: Tanuja Desai Hidier Captures the Painful and Complicated Truth About Being Indian-American

In Dimple’s constant struggle with her parents, to be both American and Indian, to somehow reconcile these two parts of who she is, Tanuja captures something deeply painful and complicated about the lives of so many families.

#BornConfused15: ‘Dimple Lala’s Story and Tanuja Desai Hidier Changed the Course of my Career’

I am American. I am Desi. And a lot of people assume that I struggle with my identity.

The Chole and Chutney I Once Ate Dangerously Fast, I Now Eat With Pride

One day, some of the thick green chutney fell from the folds of the surrounding saran wrap onto the white lunch table. Out of nowhere, a classmate pointed and shouted out, “bird poop!”

#BornConfused15: ‘Tanuja Desai Hidier’s Book Shows us Families can Look and be Different’

“But you have to realize, there is no such thing as this tidy little box you think you have to fold up and fit into; it simply does not exist.”

DJ Rekha’s Basement Bhangra SummerStage – The Final Burrrrraaah!

Basement Bhangra—the longest continuously running monthly party in NY nightlife—was curated by DJ Rekha

10-Year-Old Rape Victim Gives Birth in India After Being Denied Abortion

Being responsible for another human being at any age is challenging. But at the age of 10, it is unimaginable.

Polarization of Immigration Reform: What Side is More ‘American?’

In order to protect people like Sunaina Dumala and DREAMers, many wonder what actions need to be taken by the U.S. government to guarantee immigrants the right to obtain the status as a lawful citizen.

#BornConfused15: ‘There’s a Reason we Still Turn to Dimple Lala 15 Years After its Release’

I read Born Confused the summer I was thirteen or fourteen. I was in London. I lived on library books those summers.

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.

#BornConfused15: ‘Dimple Lala gave me the Lifeline I Needed in the Absence of Community’

One day, in the New Releases display, you see a curious book. The eyes of a young brown woman look out at you. On her forehead, she has a bindi in the shape of a question mark.