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Meet The Staff: Hera Ashraf

Hello, beautiful people! My name is Hera Ashraf, and I am almost 22 years old. I am a college senior, studying biology (surprise surprise), and I currently write fashion and entertainment articles for Brown Girl Magazine.

‘Sairat’ Review: The Original ‘Dhadak’ is a Simple Yet Melodramatic Young Love Story

With its official Bollywood remake (Dhadak) is now in theaters, BG Hera Ashraf watches the hit Marathi film, "Sairat," for the first time.
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India’s Elections are Happening Right Now — Here’s What you Need to Know

Deemed as one of the largest democratic exercises in the world, the Indian elections began on April 11. About 900 million Indians aged 18 years and older are eligible to vote and polling will take several weeks to complete. While India’s democracy has numerous parties, two prominent parties are the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who will be seeking reelection, and Congress, the main opposition party to the BJP.

‘Chennai Express’ & Its ‘Lungi Dance’: 9 Ridiculous Bollywood Songs That Became Huge Hits

In honor of "Chennai Express" and its “Lungi Dance” turning 5 years old, we present 9 other ridiculous Bollywood songs that somehow became mainstream hits.

These 25 Bollywood Songs Are Turning 10 in 2018

By Hera Ashraf, Jessie Brar, and Tina Lapsia - Follow @BrownGirlMag It seems like 2008 was just a few years ago, yet a full decade has gone by since Bollywood had one of...

#DressLikeAMuslim: On Hijabi Fixations and Criticisms of Non-Traditional Muslim Women

The problematic understanding of Muslim womanhood is not only what drives prevailing misconceptions about Muslims in the West, but it is also what severely limits our representation in Western media.

4 Reasons The Trailer For ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ Has us Hyped For The Film’s...

By: Hera Ashraf - Follow @Hera Ashraf The “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” team is back, and this time, even bigger and better than before! Dharma Productions launched the trailer for “Badrinath Ki...

‘Rangoon’ Trailer Teases Epic, Violent Love Triangle

By: Hera Ashraf - Follow @Hera Ashraf Vishal Bhardwaj is back with “Rangoon,” reuniting with Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan for what looks like a film about love, deceit, and war....

16 Amazing Songs That Had Us Dancing Through 2016

The 2016 round-up of eight Bollywood and eight mainstream songs in no particular order that kept us up when we were feeling down.

5 Reasons We Love Anil Kapoor

By: Hera Ashraf - Follow @Hera Ashraf Anil Kapoor turns the big 6-0 this year, and we are convinced he has discovered the fountain of youth and is hiding the secret from...
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Open Letter to Hillary Clinton: Thank you for Being Our Champion

Hillary Clinton, I may not agree with a lot of your stances, but your resilience and grace have been nothing less than inspiring.

Why You Should Vote for Hillary Clinton this November

This election season has been … rough, to say the least. At this point, everyone is tired. And frustrated. And stressed. And angry. And did I mention tired?

Muslims Clap Back at Donald Trump’s Debate Response with #MuslimsReportStuff

As most of you probably know, Sunday night was the second presidential debate, held at Washington University in St. Louis. The anticipation for this debate was even higher than the first, as voters were looking forward to Hillary Clinton’s direct response to the leaked video of Donald Trump's heinous comments.

The Indo-Pak Conflict: A Story of Pride and Prejudice

The conflicts between India and Pakistan are escalating as the two countries exchange fire across borders in Kashmir. Tensions intensified after last month’s terrorist attack on an Indian army base in Uri, Jammu, and Kashmir, which killed 19 Indian soldiers.

Singer-Songwriter Ashni Dave Seeks Healing for Herself Through Music

Raised in upstate New York, singer and songwriter, Ashni Dave, started her journey with music at the age of seven learning classical piano. After graduating and unhappily working at a corporate job, Dave realized that music was her true calling and decided to pursue it as a career. She teaches and performs regularly at venues around New York City, including Pete’s Candy Store and Rockwood Music Hall.

4 Reasons You Need The Sonam Kapoor App

Sonam Kapoor is every brown girl’s favorite fashionista. I’ve personally been her fan since her Bollywood debut in “Saawariya,” which I am unafraid to admit that I actually enjoyed.
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Why ‘Kapoor and Sons’ is the New Direction Bollywood Must Take

I entered the theater to watch “Kapoor and Sons,” expecting to watch a typical Dharma Productions film with good songs, pretty people, and an average to below average storyline. I walked out, however, overwhelmed with emotions and a sense of pride for Bollywood for creating such a real film.

This Govinda and Drake Mashup Will Be Your New Obsession

Before “Hotline Bling,” there was “What is Mobile Number” from the Bollywood film, “Haseena Maan Jaayegi.”

5 Reasons Why You Should Read ‘Zindan’ Even if You’re not a Comic Lover

"Zindan," a new South Asian historical comic book, has just released. Here are 5 reasons you should read it as soon as possible!

This is the Cutest ‘Dilwale’ Spoof You Will Ever See

While we impatiently wait to obsess over this eternal romantic pair, this "Minions" spoof of Rohit Shetty's “Dilwale” trailer will fill all voids in your heart!

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