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I went home from school and found graffiti on my front door. The words read: “Go back to where you came from.” I remember crying to my mom and asking her if we should consider changing our last name to something less “Muslim sounding.”
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.
by Tayeba Hussain – Follow @browngirlmag Growing up in a brown household can be tough. Why? Because the moment we’re born into this world we are expected to become what our parents have dreamed for...
by Tayeba Hussain – Follow @browngirlmag "Jab Harry Met Sejal" is a predictable romantic comedy about a man named Harry, played by Shah Rukh Khan, who is a tour guide in Europe, but his roots...
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPIH) Month, our friends at GIPHY (big shout out to Priya Shah, their South Asian editor) decided to take advantage of the power of a GIF by honoring minorities who aren’t always represented in mainstream media.
Malala Yousafzai is the youngest individual to ever be appointed as UN Messenger of Peace in a ceremony held in New York. Her primary focus has always been on education for girls and women’s rights.
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.
Aman Chahal is a Toronto-based passionate young artist who’s changing the game with a stroke of a brush.
by Tayeba Hussain – Follow @browngirlmag With 2016 at an end, we all need some help picking out the perfect outfit to wear this New Year’s Eve as we go out and...
In spite of a budding rain storm lurking beneath gray skies that evening, KARISMA, a South Asian-oriented charity arts showcase organized yearly, pulled off its fifth consecutive fundraising performance with success.
Remember the song “2 Step Bhangra” by The Bilz & Kashif? Can you believe it was released almost nine years ago? Whenever it comes on today, we know all the lyrics and the best part is, it remains a massive dance song in the year 2016.
We all know Jay Sean’s always been hilarious when it comes to doing interviews and just being an overall jokester is part of his personality. He tweeted this video of him and his friend Dj Bliss cruising in Dubai with a giant panda stuffed animal in the backseat…Of course, Jay Sean would substitute panda with a camel, we love it! Can’t get any browner than that. The fact he pulls out a stuffed camel has to be my favorite part.
Soulful Rajasthani singer, 23-year-old Vivek Goyal, from Long Island New York, grew up surrounded by Bollywood music — watching “Indian Idol,” “Sa Ra Ga Ma Pa,” or simply listening to his parents singing Indian music around the house. He began to appreciate Indian classical music at age seven and now wants to take his singing talent to the next level.
We all fell in love with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s chemistry on-screen in the box office hit ‘Ram Leela ‘and ‘Bajirao Mastani,’ but we all knew that this chemistry was more than just an on-screen romance. Over the past few years, they have allowed fans to lay their trust in the couple's relationship, giving their celebrity name "DeepVeer" much credit.
Is he Nikki Minaj's cousin? Nope. But you already know that if you've read, "19 Things You Didn’t Know About Hasan Minhaj from ‘The Daily Show’" Hasan Minhaj is a man who wears many hats - actor, comedian, playwright - and now a senior correspondent on 'The Daily Show