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21 Must-Have Tech Gifts for Every Brown Girl

by Neena Abraham – Follow @NAbraham39 With the holiday countdown in full swing, it’s time to stock up on the hottest tech gifts for your friends, family, and of course, yourself! We’ve...
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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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Yashvi Shashtri and Anisha Ogale Fuse Classical and Modern Indian Dance to Form Magic

Yashvi Shashtri and Anisha Ogale are part of the awesome dancing duo recently featured on Bollyshake.

Waacking Ambassador and Globetrotter Kumari Suraj is Leading the Way for Dance Fusion and...

Kumari Suraj is a dancer and choreographer whose skill and love for dance have distinguished her as a leader in the international street dance community.
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Two Brown Girls Fuse Bharatanatyam and Street Dance to Form an Eclectic New Style

Divyanka Gupta has a habit of eating lemons with salt in the middle of the night and Sonia Rathee eats hot Cheetos and ice cream simultaneously. Both ladies make up the dynamic duo that is Divyanka and Sonia, the latest dancers to be featured on Bollyshake.com with their viral “Bharathanatyam-Tutting” fusion dance style.

Sashin Kandhai: The Bollywood, Classical, and Aerial Dance Choreographer Worth Knowing

Born and raised in Durban, South Africa, Sashin Kandhai is a stage and film actor, dance and fashion show choreographer and international stage performer and show anchor. Performing since the age of 5, he has trained with the Flatfoot Training Company in contemporary and African contemporary dance styles.
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Join the #StopHate Revolution, But First Watch New Music Video ‘Bliss’

Using art to further social change is arguably one of the most powerful advocacy tools for individuals and agencies. Composer and full­time student Naeim Reza did just that when he released "Bliss," his first music video aiming to #stophate and violence in the global community.

Actress Anita Kalathara on Breaking Into the Mainstream Film Industry

Anita Kalathara is an Indian-American actress born in New York and now based in LA. Selected to be in ABC’s Talent Showcase 2015, Anita most recently wrapped YouTube Red’s first feature "Dance Camp," the FOX feature "Mono" and the indie film "Trafficked" with Ashley Judd.
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Choreographers Sneha and Reejuta Classically Dance to Queen Bey

There’s nothing quite as inspiring as seeing fellow first-generation young creatives producing videos, music and dance. But it is extra cool when that content comes from people you know.

Film ‘Sold’ Aims to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking #TaughtNotTrafficked

"Sold"—a film based on the award-winning novel by Patricia McCormick—is set to premiere in select theaters on April 1. Directed by Academy-Award winner Jeffrey Brown, "Sold" recounts the story of Lakshmi, a 13-year-old girl trafficked from her Nepali village to an Indian brothel.
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Dancer and Choreographer Deepa Iyengar on Finding Freedom with Dance

Dancer, Deepa Iyengar, is a trained Kuchipudi artist, who has been choreographing and teaching dance since she can remember.
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Girl Rising Gala Raises Awareness and Funds for Girls’ Education Worldwide

On October 10, the Global India Fund hosted a gala fundraiser for Girl Rising—a powerful advocacy film turned international movement whose mission is to endorse girls’ education. Held at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., the elegant soiree hosted over 860 prominent leaders, celebrities, and notable guests who assembled to raise awareness about the importance of valuing and educating girls.
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Fifth National SAALT Summit Focused on Immigration Reform, Hate Violence, Civil Rights and Racial...

As this year's official media sponsor for the fifth annual South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) Summit in Washington D.C., we witnessed as hundreds gathered for a four-day event to raise their voices on immigration reform, hate violence, racial profiling, and strategized with community leaders on sustaining a movement for collective justice.

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