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Trisha Arora’s Vlog: Pushing Forward One Year After Her Dad’s Passing

Losing a loved one is intensely overwhelming and emotionally exhausting, but Brown Girl Trisha Arora’s vlog gives us a glimpse of hope because we hear how she bravely handled everything that came after the passing of her father, Ravi Kant.

Video: A Day in the Life of Trisha Arora

Interested in a journalism career? Our very own Trisha Arora stars in a short documentary that details the life of a South Asian girl in the world of journalism, more specifically, radio broadcast.

Meet the Staff: Trisha Arora

I would like to start by saying, I'm not the average Punjabi girl. I'm a host and a MC plus I have my radio show on Radio Asia in New Jersey, called Bhangra Beats. I'm an aspiring journalist and an intern for E3UK, a music label based in the U.K. and the U.S. But, most importantly, I'm absolutely obsessed with the traditional Punjabi dance form, bhangra.

Lies My Papa Told Me

Papa left first; he headed away to a restful place of no return, to be with the spirits of his brother and his parents, away from the pain he had endured all those years, from the lies he told us to protect us.

The Day I Lost my Best Friend and Father Ravi Kant

As most of you know, the past month or so has been the absolute worst time of my life. I lost my father on August 22, 2014. He went into cardiac arrest in his sleep at his apartment in Kentucky and was later found dead later that afternoon. The reason I want to share my story with you is because this is my way of getting all my emotions out in one place. Everyone is telling me they admire how strong I am, but they don't realize that I don't have a choice.

7 Things You Should Know About the New Book: “Her Name Is Kaur”

Managing Editor of the Sikh Love Stories Project, Meeta Kaur, complied a series of love stories written by Sikh-American women into a book titled "Her Name is Kaur." Each story allows readers to enter the psyche and experience of Sikh-American women as they each uniquely fall in love.
Rakhsha Bandhan

A Guide to Celebrating Rakhsha Bandhan — Long Distance Style

I have many brothers. Unfortunately, most of them live in different states and countries. It would be great to spend time with them like most siblings and cousins do, but with the distance it is near impossible. Despite the distance we manage to keep the Rakhsha Bandhan tradition alive, with the help of the US Postal Service and social media.
#LEH

Superwoman and Humble The Poet Bring Light To The Word #Leh

YouTube sensation Superwoman (aka Lilly Singh) and spoken word artist Humble The Poet (aka Kanwer Singh) bring a common Punjabi household word like "leh" to the limelight. They take it up a notch for their newest project, "#LEH," by joining forces to produce a one-of-a-kind music video that hilariously portrays the life of millennials.

Mickey Singh’s Rise To Stardom

Mickey Singh's new album "Mickstape" is out and ready to be heard. BG Trisha talks to him about his musical beginnings, his latest album release, and what we can all look forward to from the talented Mickey Singh.

My Guide, My Best Friend, My Dad

I have always wanted to be just like my dad. He’s ambitious, wise, funny, humble and extremely talented. He was the one taking care of me, getting me ready for school and somehow managed to put my hair into a palm tree-like ponytail until I could do my own hair.
SAYWE

SAYWE Presents: Raise, Rise, Rule

South Asian Young Women Entrepreneurs (SAYWE), a national network of business-minded executives, is hosting a three-city conference starting in New York City, Houston and then in the San Francisco Bay Area. Subject-matter experts and entrepreneurs will discuss topics including, building your business credit, reinvesting in your business, protecting your credit score, creating relationships with business bankers, marketing your new business, reaching out to the media and implementing a social media strategy.

Canada Celebrates Sikh Heritage Month

Today marks the end of a monumental month for the Sikh community in Canada. After enduring years of hate and misunderstandings, the Sikh community has finally gained its fair share of recognition by the Ontario government in Canada.

Hardeep Sandhu: The ‘Dholi’ Girl

A typical desi wedding is not complete without a groom riding a horse, an assortment of food and sweets, ornate outfits, sparkling gold jewelry, elaborate mendhi designs, and aunties and uncles throwing money in the air with lots of singing/dancing. Most of all, dancing to the dhol (the traditional drum instrument of Punjab) during a desi wedding is a must, but how many times do you see a female dhol player? We know the first Punjabi dholi of the South - Hardeep Sandhu and she a lot to say with a big bang!

Power Player: Nisha Mathur

Nisha Mathur has become a major icon in the Indian-American community for some time. As a co-anchor to the New Jersey based “Asian Variety Show,” Mathur has brought the latest Bollywood news and stories to a wider, English-speaking audience. Now, she will bring the stories of real women to homes all across the world, through TV Asia's new show: Shades of Shakti, premiering on International Women's Day on March 8 at 8 p.m.

Meet The Staff: Kamini Ramdeen

My name is Kamini Ramdeen, and just like everyone else in the world, I’d like to think that I’m not like everyone else in the world (you see what I did there?). I’m a writer. It’s the only thing that I’ve known that I could do.

BG’s Collection of Love Stories

Happy Valentines Day! We asked our staff and friends to share their love stories, whether it be stories about their significant others or anything else that they love in life! Regardless of how you celebrate today, don't forget to spread the love and of course, show your love for Brown Girl too.

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.

Bhangra Teams: Girls vs. Boys

I’ve never been on a bhangra team, but I’ve done enough bhangra to know - if you put male and female dancers with the same amount of skill face to face, the male will almost always get the props.

OOTD: Winter Edition

BG welcomes the season of winter wonderland with a collection of our favorite OutfitOfTheDays! We know it can be overwhelming to decide what to wear and layer on a cold day with all the options of sweaters, scarves, coats and boots. So grab your hot chocolate and get inspired with some winter friendly outfits our fellow brown girls came up with!

6 South Asian Brides you Aspire to Look Like on Your Wedding Day

Getting married is one of the most important moments in a woman’s life—a day that most young girls dream about. What may come second to finding the right guy is finding the perfect bridal outfit.

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