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Dear Dad: A Father’s Day Tribute From Brown Girls Everywhere

The following letters are written by Brown Girl contributors in honor of Father's Day.  Dearest Dad, You are my hero. Since I was a little girl, I've looked up to you. I've learned...
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UK Asian 20th Film Festival Welcomes Pakistani Superstar Mahira Khan at Opening Gala

In its 20th year, the UK Asian Film Festival looks to champion female-oriented films and artists as its opening gala welcomes Pakistan’s biggest superstar, actress Mahira Khan, and pioneering Indian cinema veteran and talk show hostess, Simi Garewal.
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100 Years Ago (Some) British Women Won the Right to Vote and Why it...

As International Women's Day fast approaches this week, it is also the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, passed on 6 February 1918, which gave women over the age of 30 the right to vote. The Brown Girl UK writers share their thoughts on this landmark event.

The UpEffect—Sheeza Shah’s Mission to Incorporate Social Responsibility

Sheeza Shah is the CEO of UpEffect, a unique crowdfunding platform dedicated to social enterprises who aim to give back to those less fortunate. Its' brand represents companies who go beyond just making profits — they care about the lives they make an impact on and ensure companies incorporate social responsibility

Sridevi – The Loss of a Bollywood Legend and Childhood Icon

Everyone and anyone wanted to be where Sridevi was - actresses right from Madhuri to Juhi wanted to dance like her, look like her and recreate her magic, but they just couldn't.
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‘Beyond The Clouds’: Majid Majidi’s Universal Language of Humanity

Iranian-born Majid Maijidi continues his passion to depict humanist topics with “Beyond the Clouds”, whose world premiere opened up at the British Film Institute.
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‘A Death in The Gunj:’ Konkana Sensharma’s Dynamic Directorial Debut

Reknowned actor Konkana Sensharma’s debut directorial, "A Death in the Gunj", film explores societal created stereotypes on masculinity.
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Vidya Balan’s ‘Begum Jaan’ Fails to Leave Audiences With Powerful Impact

Unique as the story is, the film fails to leave the powerful impact it had the potential to as a result of loose direction and poor scripting.

Examining Bharti Singh’s Prominence Amidst Bollywood’s Fat-Shaming Culture

On a recent episode of "Nach Baliye," Bharti Singh addressed her struggle for success as a plus-sized woman in an often harsh industry.

Texas Health and Dallas Desi Women Partner to Host the 2017 Little Black Dress...

Ladies, I’m sure we’ve all had those moments while getting ready for a night out, as we scour through multiple outfits, often it’s the classic Little Black Dress that saves the day! On April 21st, 2017, Texas Health is giving women in Texas the chance to, once again, get out their Little Black Dress (LBD), but this time for a specific cause.
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Brown Girl Anjali Bhimani Brings a Desi Superhero to Life in Virtual Game ‘Overwatch’

The world of gaming and its inclusion of kick-ass female characters has come a long way since the iconic Lara Croft. Amongst many other memorable female characters, this heroine proved she could combat evil in a male–oriented digital world with more than just her curves!
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Amir Khan and the Familiar Trope of ‘Monster’ Mother-in-Laws

I’ve heard countless accounts from friends my age who entered into a marriage as independent and confident brides, yet suffered taunts from their mother-in-laws.
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An Open Letter to my Married Friends Who Forgot What Single Life is Like

“Are you not looking for someone?” I look up with a mouth half full of paneer as the cameraman and his glaring flash is focused right in my face, and wonder if I’m the only wedding guest that has probed this fascination of inappropriate filming.
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Four Staple Rules to Follow at Your Next Big Fat South Asian Wedding

The high probability of being greeted by fellow guests with the infamous question, “When is it your turn?” is sometimes the crucial factor in changing the RSVP to not attending the weddings.
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Brexit for the Brown Girl: Sh** Just Got Real

Brexit went from being the butt of jokes of its namesake as the official statement of “UK need to leave the European Union!" to the rude awakening on 23 June 2016: “shit just got real.”
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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

What do you see when you look in the mirror, she is asked. Daddy’s little princess whom he nurtured from the minute you were born, leaving no stone unturned to fulfil your every need? Mummy’s golden child who would “do everyone proud?" The perfect girlfriend who will mold herself to be the good wife when required? The wife who juggles her roles as the mother, partner, lover and homemaker? Or just the mother who knows nothing more than to just give and nurture?
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Nirbhaya: The Fearless One

What is Nirbhaya? A name taken from the Sanskrit language meaning the fearless one, and admittedly, a name that I would not have classed as one that is commonly given to an Indian girl. In December 2012, however, Nirbhaya in the eyes of the world was not just a name.

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