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Karan Soni Talks ‘Deadpool 2’ & The Return of Dopinder

Karan Soni chats with BG Aysha Qamar about returning as fan favorite character, Dopinder, in the new Fox/Marvel superhero sequel, "Deadpool 2".

From YouTube to NBC: Lilly Singh Claims Her Late-Night TV Throne as the First...

In huge news for South Asians in entertainment, NBC announced that Lilly Singh would be getting her own late-night show after Jimmy Fallon & Seth Meyers!

Seeking Justice in the Aftermath of the 1984 Sikh Massacre

November 1984 marked a historical and disturbing time period for many Sikhs living in the city of Delhi. Following the assassination of Indira Gandhi on October 31, 3,000 Sikh men, women and children were killed over the course of four days.

Ravi Bhalla New Jersey’s First Sikh Mayor Begins Term

by Aysha Qamar – Follow @aqamar92 "Today is not a victory for a narrow community. It is a victory for the principles and ideals of the United States of America," New Jersey Senator Cory Booker...

Her Global Initiative Empowers Women to Gain Self-Sufficiency

Raised in poverty and facing various obstacles from a young age, Christine Savino was personally motivated to found Her Global Initiative, a nonprofit to help women in need.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ Gets Delayed Amidst Protests & Death Threats

Controversy and increasing protests have delayed the release of Bollywood film "Padmavati," a film based on a poem about the Rajput queen of the same name, and a Muslim ruler written by 16th century Sufi poet, Malik Muhammad Jayasi.
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6 South Asian Restaurants You Didn’t Know You Had to Try

We, at Brown Girl Magazine, made it easier—here are six South Asian restaurants in the tri-state area you have to try!

Sujata Day of HBO Comedy ‘Insecure’ Releases Naked Hipster Project’s Second Single, PARTS

The Naked Hipster Project is the music and comedy brainchild of two close friends, Sujata Day and Will Collyer.

Delhi-Based Prateek Kuhad’s Story on Rising International Face for Indian-Indie Music

Performing all over the world, taking the stage at music industry showcases and high-profile events like SXSW, CMW, BIGSOUND, Music Matters, and Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, Prateek Kuhad is rising as an international face for Indian indie music.
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Riz Ahmed’s Stance Against Media Stereotypes and Lack of Representation

Ahmed has spoken out against limited roles for actors of color in both television and film, stating numerous times he would rather be poor than play stereotypical characters.
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Viral Poem ‘A Brown Girl’s Guide To Gender’ Speaks a Universal Truth

A powerful spoken word performance went viral when a student spoke out about the harassment and sexism women face every day.

Behind the Scenes with NASHA: Purdue University’s South Asian Dance Competition

Having started five years ago, NASHA began as an effort to spread the name of Indian dance at Purdue University. Today, the show’s board continues with this mission to promote culture and diversity on campus.

Brown Rang Tees: The Perfect Way to Express Your Desi-Self

Inspired by their love of being desi, co-founders Eneet Rana and Ravjot Chana, created Brown Rang Tees, an online store with a variety of funny, cultural-pride, self-expressive desi-themed t-shirts and apparel items.
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Pakistani Artist Saher Sohail Gives Martha Stewart Run for Her Money

by Aysha Qamar – Follow @ayshaa17 Growing up desi in the western world can be tough.  Many of the experiences we face are not often caught or featured in the media. This has...
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Women Came Together and Marched, Now We Run for Office

The Women’s March on Washington, D.C. is a historically uplifting and significant moment, but it cannot be the last of our activism this year, or any year.

Women of All Ages Show Their Strength in Empowering Video

“Once us brown girls unite as one, there is nothing we can’t do. So what are we waiting for?”
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Push to Repeal the NC ‘Bathroom Bill’ Denied

Last week, a deal to end the North Carolina law currently requiring transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates, failed in its efforts to repeal.

A Group of South Asian Women Dared to Bare Their Insecurities in Front of...

The #BareFacePlay photo series was born out of the deep sadness I felt each time I encountered a woman who told me she couldn’t step foot outside of her house without makeup.
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Can a Petition Change the Electoral College?

While it is unlikely the votes of the Electoral College will now change the President-Elect many seem to hold onto the hope they will.
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Everything You Need to Know About Donald Trump’s Cabinet Thus Far

At one of the fastest rates in history, President-elect Donald Trump has begun choosing his cabinet.

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