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Brown Girl of the Month Shayna Mehta Breaks Barriers in Basketball at Brown University

Growing up, I was a proud gym rat, playing many of the organized ball sports available in my school and community. I started playing basketball with my dad when I was seven years old and then progressed to playing for local girl's and boy’s teams.
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COO & Editor at Large Atiya Hasan’s Journey With Brown Girl

I've been with Brown Girl Magazine since 2011. Back then it was just a small Texas blog, a product of love, by founder Aditi Mehta. I was just a struggling medical student looking for a creative outlet, so when I got the welcome letter from Aditi, I clung to BG like a life vest.
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Brown Girl’s Recap of the Second Annual DFW South Asian Film Festival

“The arts are our soul. You cannot survive without the arts.” These words spoken by the New York Indian Film Festival’s prestigious executive director, Aroon Shivdasani, filled the theater at the Perot Museum in Dallas on opening night of the Dallas-Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival.

Book Review: From ‘Born Confused’ to ‘Bombay Blues,’ Tanuja Desai Hidier Gives a Voice...

A couple of weeks before the launch, my friends and I began reminiscing about Dimple Lala’s journey as she weaved her way through the Indian-American lifestyle as an aspiring photographer living in New Jersey. Considering that "Born Confused" was one of the many reasons I decided to start Brown Girl Magazine, I was thrilled to delve into the sequel and learn more about Dimple's life.
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Mala Vasu: The Passion Behind the Fashion

Mala Vasu is a contemporary womenswear line that focuses on sustainable luxury and chic, striking silhouettes. Our inspiration comes from women who live life with their unique standard of individuality, quality, and responsibility, aiming to create a positive footprint in the world.

Photographer Raj Shetye Trivializes Sexual Assault Through ‘The Wrong Turn’

Last week, Bombay fashion photographer, Raj Shetye, released a series of photographs titled "The Wrong Turn." As you can see from the photos below, its a series of shots featuring a woman fighting off advances from men all the while stuck on a bus.

Network Efficiently with LOTUS

Many of us undermine the benefits of networking, or many of us go into a networking event with the goal to collect as many business cards as possible, but there is so much more we can gain from this tool. Networking the right way can lead you to your next big gig, your significant other or an ever-lasting relationship, but don't take our word on it. Just listen to Sameer Desai, President of LOTUS, a young professional group that aims to connect and empower young professionals in Dallas, Texas, who then collectively serve and strengthen their community.

7 Tips for Becoming a Confident, Professional Brown Girl

She is the first to arrive at any meeting, ready to take meticulous notes. She responds to emails at the speed of light, volunteers for extra projects and still makes it to her evening yoga class on time. But when you praise her work, she doesn’t believe you. She’s sure you’re exaggerating. How could anyone think she’s a superstar when she overslept and walked in four minutes late this morning?

BG’s Collection of Love Stories

Happy Valentines Day! We asked our staff and friends to share their love stories, whether it be stories about their significant others or anything else that they love in life! Regardless of how you celebrate today, don't forget to spread the love and of course, show your love for Brown Girl too.

The BG Staff Spreads The Thanksgiving Spirit

On this special day, we would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving & a Happy Hanukkah! As a group of individuals,who work from all over the states and the world, we are so grateful to have such amazing readers & fans. We are all so lucky to be given an opportunity to be the voice for young, South Asian women. We hope you have an amazing day with family & friends. Happy Holidays!

Ethical Engagement Rings: The DoAmore Way

When Shipra and Krish met at the University of Texas in Austin a few years ago, little did they know their friendship would blossom into not only love but help inspire a business that is making a real impact in the world.

100 Years of Bollywood

Earlier this month, Bollywood turned the big 100! Not only is this a huge achievement for the film industry in India, but it also shows the world how strong Bollywood has been with story telling and capturing beautiful moments on screen.

Why We Love Mindy

We sure hope it lasts forever!

Contest: Fall Fashion via Desi Bazaar

BG Staffer Alisha and myself were presented with a cool and innovative way to shop with the girl friends…online. Sometimes my besties are far away and I just wish you could get their advice right away on a new find, whether it be jewelry, accessories, or even what to wear to the next Indian wedding.

The Pani Puri Margarita

I should put a disclaimer on this review. Many of our readers may not have hit the 21 marker, but even if you have not the Pani Puri Margarita is something you can look forward to trying after you turn 21.

Indian Summer

So many of my friends go to India on a regular basis to visit family, travel, and shop. My family's trips are a little more rare, but this summer I had the opportunity to go back after eight years.

On Art and Friendship

This past Friday, I had the great privilege of checking out a local production put together by the theater troupe Shunya.

Guy Panel: Interracial Dating

Since BG's inception, we have had many, many readers send us comments about the sticky topic of interracial relationships. Girls have asked for advice, shared their own stories, and even left advice for girls in facing the same dilemmas. There is a wide array of stories, ranging from happy, sad, frustrating, to inspiring.

Kal Penn. Just Awesome.

Does anyone remember that little movie that came out way back when in 2001, called American Desi? It was a small independent film that sort of blew up in the Indian American community. It was the first of its kind that featured actual Indian kids, growing up in America

The Queens of Borrowing

For the past two months, Brown Girl has had the privilege of being sponsored by two very amazing Brown Girls. Sisters Siddhi and Riddhi Khara are the founders of Borrow It Bindaas, an online business that rents Indian clothes and accessories for special occasions.

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