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Priyanka Chopra on ‘Baywatch’ and the Importance of South Asian representation

We recently spoke with Chopra about her portrayal of Victoria Leeds in "Baywatch" as well as how she chooses powerful roles that stand out.

Priyanka Chopra Dazzles in Otherwise Mediocre ‘Baywatch’

There is exactly one reason I wanted to watch the upcoming film “Baywatch”: Priyanka Chopra. If this is your reason too, you won't be disappointed.

Priyanka Chopra: “Just Because I Am Brown, Why Am I A Terrorist?”

Racism strikes again! We all remember the ignorance Miss America Nina Davuluri faced after winning the 2014 title. Bollywood superstar and the new face of GUESS, Priyanka Chopra tells the Wall Street Journal how she faced the same type of criticism.

#NotMyBinary: Deconstructing the Gender Binary with our Friendly Neighborhood Brown LGBTQ Superheroes

Entitled "Deconstructing the Gender Binary," the photo shoot tapped models from our community who identify under various labels—but at the end of the day are just humans.

South Asian LGBTQ Fundraiser Set to Make History in New York City

Nearly 50 years after the Stonewall riots triggered the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the U.S., South Asia will be welcomed into the fold. Joshua Patel, Annual Giving Manager at the American India Foundation, noticed the glaring disparity and is doing something about it.

‘Padmaavat’: Worth All the Hype — For Much Better Reasons

by Priya Arora – Follow @ThePriyaArora Here in the South Asian diaspora, away from deadly violence that has befallen the filming, certification, and release of "Padmaavat" (formerly "Padmavati") and in our own...
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The Real Problem With Trump’s ‘Sh–hole’ Comments

All 54 African nations, the United Nations human rights office, Haiti, El Salvador, have made official declarations denouncing President Donald Trump for reportedly making racist remarks during an immigration meeting at the White House.

#TakeAKnee is About Racism—And Don’t Let Donald Trump Tell You Otherwise

It all began just over a year ago when then-quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during NFL preseason games to protest police brutality.

Scaachi Koul on ‘One Day… This Will Matter’: The Anthem Brown Girls Have Been...

Scaachi Koul's book is a collection of fiercely witty and deeply vulnerable essays about growing up the daughter of Indian immigrants—and it's a book most brown girls will relate to.

The Groundbreaking Universality of India’s First LGBTQ Silent Film, ‘Sisak’

“Sisak” is a 20-minute silent film about two men who meet each other, over a period of many nights, on a Mumbai local train. Without a single word spoken, and without the possibility of physical intimacy, a strong, wordless romance blooms between the two.
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Addressing South Asian Anti-Blackness: The Attacks on Africans in India

by BG Staff - Follow @browngirlmag This post is an installment of Brown Girl Magazine's "Chai & Chat" series, where our writers has a round table discussion on current topics affecting...

Valentine’s Day, Love at First Right Swipe

by Priya Arora - Follow @ThePriyaArora "Valentine's Day is so overrated," I say to a friend as I longingly browse the heart-shaped chocolate boxes lining the shelves at Duane Reade. The Bollywood-loving...
An Unsuitable Boy

‘An Unsuitable Boy’: On Karan Johar and Coming Out

The piece has gotten a lot of attention, and brings up a topic many of us are tired of talking about: Johar's sexual orientation. So, this begs the question—why are we so obsessed with Karan Johar's outness?

Everything We Know About the Adam Saleh/Delta Controversy So Far

by Priya Arora - Follow @ThePriyaArora If you've been on Facebook or Twitter in the last 24 hours, chances are that you've heard about YouTube personality Adam Saleh's claims of being kicked...
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9 BG’s Prove That Brown Girls Get Inked too

Stories of hardship, remembrance, ourselves–past, present and future–expressed through the art of tattoo. Meet our staff in a new way, through their ink.

‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ Was a Messy Mashup of Karan Johar’s Most Melodramatic Tropes

As someone with "Pyar Dosti Hai" tattooed in Hindi on my wrist, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who wanted "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" to live up to the hype every Karan Johar movie deserves more than I did.
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National Coming Out Day: What ‘Coming Out’ Means in the South Asian Community

October 11 marks the country's annual National Coming Out Day. Mainstream LGBTQ organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign tout this day as an empowering and proud way to celebrate the freedom to be out and open about who we are and all the genders we love.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Everything we Know About Karan Johar’s Upcoming Film, ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’

After a three-year hiatus, acclaimed Bollywood director Karan Johar is back with his next directorial venture, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles.
Purvi Patel

Indiana Court Reverses Feticide Conviction for Purvi Patel

The Court of Appeals of Indiana vacated the felony conviction of 35-year-old Purvi Patel, who was charged with feticide after a self-induced abortion in 2014.

After Orlando: Where Does Safety Exist for LGBTQ People of Color

When you’re a little kid, and something bad happens—another kid taunts you on the playground, or you fall and scratch your knee while playing outside—the instinct is to run home. There is a sense of safety within the four walls of the place you and your family sleep every night and an unparalleled comfort in the embrace of your mother.

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