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What’s in a Last Name: The Importance of ‘Hussain’

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.”
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‘Chennai Express’ & Its ‘Lungi Dance’: 9 Ridiculous Bollywood Songs That Became Huge Hits

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.

‘Secret Superstar’ Trailer Inspires Kids To Follow Their Dreams

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...

‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’: Just Another Disappointment for Shah Rukh Khan Fans

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...
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GIPHY Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month With Every Asian-Centric GIF you Ever Wanted

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, The UN’s Newest Messenger of Peace, Is Serious Goals

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.

#DressLikeAMuslim: On Hijabi Fixations and Criticisms of Non-Traditional Muslim Women

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.

Toronto Based Artist, Aman Chahal, Might Be the Next Inkquisitive in the Making

Aman Chahal is a Toronto-based passionate young artist who’s changing the game with a stroke of a brush.

And The Award Goes To… Sunny Pawar!

by Tayeba Hussain – Follow @browngirlmag Yes, he is the adorable little boy who won over all our hearts in his debut role in the Oscar-nominated movie “Lion,” where he played Saroo. Sunny...

Snow Day = Time To Binge Watch Bollywood Movies!

by Tayeba Hussain – Follow @browngirlmag Are you snowed in? Not to worry, we’ve narrowed down a list of the best movies to cuddle under your softest blanket in, with a cup...

New Year’s Outfit Inspo from Our Favorite Bollywood Fashionistas

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...
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‘Karisma’ Takes the Stage in an Eclectic Fusion of Cultural Performances

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.
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9 Throwback Bhangra Songs for Your End-of-Summer Road Trip

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.
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Jay Sean Hilariously Parodies Desiigner’s ‘Panda’ With a Camel

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.
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Optometry Student Vivek Goyal Dreams of becoming a Bollywood Playback Singer

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.
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DeepVeer May Be Engaged And Continue to Give us Relationship Goals

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.

6 More Reasons to Love Hasan Minhaj

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

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