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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!
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Stacy Singh’s Death Should Remind Indo-Caribbeans that Domestic Abuse is Real

Stacy Singh, 26, was stabbed multiple times by her husband Vinny Loknath before he hung himself in a nearby park. Her tragic death should be a wake-up call to all Indo-Caribbeans who know of someone suffering from domestic abuse, especially in light of movements like #MeToo -- we should be inspired to speak out.
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Deepika Padukone Opens up About her Battle with Depression on Television

Deepika Padukone's most recent interview with NDTV is easily the first time a Bollywood actress broke the silence about her struggle with depression on national television. And just as Padukone's interview recently aired, so did Brown Girl writer Subrina Singh's episode on Shades of Shakti, where she spoke about her diagnosis of depression and bipolar disorder. We applaud both just the same, for opening up about a topic very much taboo within the South Asian community.
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American Olympian Inspires First Hijab-Wearing Barbie Doll

Olympic fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad, became the model for Barbie's first ever hijab-wearing doll.
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AWIB’s Diwali at the MET Showcased the Harmonious Connection Between Art and Religion

The AWIB Diwali Celebration of Diwali showed the true connection between art and religion, which all integral when celebrating the beauty and light that is Diwali.

A Menstruation Story: The First Time I Noticed Down There

It all started with a t-shirt. Summer was approaching; clothing was becoming tighter and my t-shirts were clinging to my “budding breasts” as the doctor referred to them.
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#WeDoBelongHere: Our Immigrant Families Make America Great

For years, my dad explained to me that our ancestors left India in hope of a better life and greater opportunities for their children. It is for those same reasons, my parents chose to leave Guyana and Trinidad.

#TherapyTalk: A South Asian Perspective and Discovery

I needed someone with whom I could sort through these thoughts and begin my path to self-discovery.
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Ten Years Later, I Still Have Bipolar Disorder But Also Strength

by Subrina Singh- Follow @Subrinalalala Ten years ago, I sat in a doctor’s office completely lost and confused about the thoughts that had overcome me. I went into that office looking for...
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I’m Hindu But I Still Love Christmas

Most of my most precious memories have been made on Christmas and it was only in second grade that I questioned why a Hindu family even celebrates Christmas to begin with.

K3G Celebrates It’s 15-Year Anniversary: We Re-Discover Its Pros & Cons

by Subrina Singh- Follow @Subrinalalala "Kabhi Khushie Kabhi Gham" is one of the most iconic movies in Bollywood history. Over the past 15 years, our love for this movie has only grown....
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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.
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Surviving Depression: Wishing for a ‘Manic Monday’

I had many reservations about publishing an article written while I was depressed, however over a year later many of the same feelings still linger.

5 Desi and Non-Desi Cultural Appropriation Mishaps

Over the past few months, we’ve seen quite a few glaring instances of cultural appropriation taking place within both desi and non-desi communities.
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What to do With Guyana’s Zero Action Policy on Suicide and Mental Health

Guyana, a small country in South America, is home to less than a million people. With a population so small, many find it surprising that Guyana has the highest suicide rate in the world.
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In-Patient Treatment: My Journey to Finding Stability and Learning to Ask For Help

From the moment my psychiatrist informed me of the diagnosis, I always worried about inpatient care. For years, my goal was to maintain stability in my life so I would not have to be admitted.
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Nine Facts About the Nine Devis of Navratri

Navratri, which literally means nine nights, is a holiday dedicated to the Goddess Durga. Her forms—known as both "devi" and "shakti," meaning strength—are the feminine aspects of the divine.

True Life: I am Desi and not Pre-Med

When I started school the question of, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” would arise and I would reply “a doctor,” never fully grasping what a doctor did.

Sikh Hofstra Student Sues U.S. Army for Violation of his Religious Beliefs

With the support of the American Civil Liberties Union and United Sikhs, a Sikh college student filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Army because he is barred from his college’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. He can not serve his country until he removes his turban, shaves his beard and cuts his hair.
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Everything You Need to Know About Manish Dayal

Manish Dayal has graced the big and little screen in an array of roles, from flicks like "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice" and "Walkaway," to guest appearances on our favorite shows (especially crime shows), but it seems Dayal has officially made his grand entrance in Hollywood and has gained the recognition he deserves. Here is everything you need to know about Dayal, who Entertainment Weekly calls, “the next big thing!”

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