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Sisters, Neelofar and Alisha Keshavjee, Grow their Passion for Fashion into ‘The Kayes’

"We hadn’t seen many brown girls with a boutique that represents a laid back, causal, Texan style. We want to be able to reach these girls and also show them that you don’t have to be a certain image to wear the latest trends!"

Meet the Staff: Alisha Ebrahimji

Once upon a time: My name is Alisha Ebrahimji, and I’m 21 years young. I was born in Baltimore, Maryland but raised in Dallas, Texas.

One Brown Girl’s Fight Against ‘Manosh Ki Bolbe’

Growing up desi, a lot of us are pressured to pursue careers in medicine or engineering. Both are respectable fields, but not meant for everyone. My traditional Bengali parents called my interest in fashion a hobby, but it was more than that. It was a part of me.

Bollywood Throwback: Revisiting Aamir Khan & Rani Mukherji’s ‘Ghulam’ 20 Years Later

Declared a Superhit, the action-drama film, 'Ghulam' starring Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherji, grossed 200 million rupees. It saw Khan in a role that was quite familiar to him at the time — a rough, good-for-nothing kind of boy whose chance meeting with a girl stirred up the morals buried deep in his heart.

Brown Boy Saagar Shaikh on Acting, Refusing to Play the Role of a Terrorist,...

This might come off as a shock to some of you, but there was a time in my life before 'The Beard.' A lot of people associate me with it now — but as an actor going into auditions before I had the beard, it felt like 'White Hollywood' made me 'just another brown person' and as you might have heard...we all look alike. I wasn’t getting much work.

‘Green’ — A New Web Series Openly Talks About Sex and We’re Definitely Here for...

How many of us have felt left out of this whole “the birds and the bees” talk? I hadn’t even heard of this idiomatic expression until my high school health class and was very confused at first. What bees, which birds?

Female Fiction: 5 Novels That Chronicle Indian Women’s Life, Loss and Cultural Stigma

by Falguni Kothari - Follow @AuthorFalguni On January 26th, as India celebrated its Republic Day—which marks the day the Constitution of India came into effect, making it a sovereign-democratic nation free of...
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11 South Asian Traditions That Are Sure to Blow up as Hipster Trends

From Holi to The Color Run, chai tea to the turmeric latte, from yoga and dandiya raas workouts to artisanal chutney, who better than white millennial hipsters to pick and choose the best parts of brown culture for mass consumption?
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‘Badass Indian Pinups’ Artist Nimisha Bhanot Talks Art, Identity and Female Empowerment

Indo-Canadian artist Nimisha Bhanot reached the height of Internet celebrity this week when her painting series, “Badass Indian Pinups,” went viral after being featured on BuzzFeed.
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Brown Girl of the Month Sonali Shah Serves a Life of Purpose by Protecting...

Sonali Shah, a 23-year-old American by birth and Indian by heart, is proudly serving as an Active Duty 68 Whiskey-Combat Medic/ Health Care Specialist in the United States Army.
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You Don’t Want to Miss Raas Chaos’ 15th Intercollegiate South Asian Dance Competition

If you live or attend school in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, odds are that you have heard of Raas Chaos—a national intercollegiate South Asian dance competition featuring traditional styles of dance originating from Western India. The George Washington University’s South Asian Society (GW SAS) hosts the competition each year in downtown D.C.
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5 South Asian Women in Sports You Need to Know

You may say great athlete Sania Mirza (Indian professional tennis player) or journalist Aditi Kinkhabwala (Reporter, NFL Network), however, there are others. South Asian women continue to make a big splash in this industry and as it seems right now the number will only continue to grow. But, who are some of those other women making an impact in sports?

Documentary Film ‘What’s Love Got to do With it’ Tackles Arranged Versus Love Marriages...

“What’s Love Got To Do With It” is a good film in its own right and definitely addresses a lot of relevant issues that need to be raised and highlighted about India’s long history of putting so much importance on marriage.

An Ode to Brown Boys

Brown boys, as a group deal with a lot of unnecessary stereotypes and attitudes from Western cultures. While brown women are seen as exotic and an object meant to be attained by white men, brown boys are thought of as docile, lifeless computer geeks (think Raj Koothrappali from "The Big Bang Theory").

Guide to the Greatest South Asian Pick-Up Lines

A “pick-up line” is known as a conversation opener, with the intent of romantically engaging a new encounter.
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The Charlie Hebdo Cartoons and the Problem of Censorship vs. Freedom of Speech

The French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo is once again back in the eye of the storm since its republishing of cartoons depicting obscene, offensive images of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. The publication, in existence since 1970, has a history of printing insulting cartoons of the prophet, once in 2006 and again in 2012. Every single time, this has led to mass protests and rioting by Muslims in France and worldwide. As a direct result, the magazine has become a commercial success and oversold copies of its magazine to a number far greater than its existing circulation.
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I Protested Narendra Modi’s Visit to the U.S. and Here’s Why

Personally, I have no tolerance for these idiotic fascist ideals. I went to protest against Narendra Modi’s presence in the United States at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Like many others, I believe Modi, who at the time was Gujarat’s Chief Minister, should still be held accountable for his actions during the 2002 Gujarat genocide against Muslims.

Rakani: Defining Time

I’ve been looking for something unique and trendy lately and I couldn’t find just what I wanted until I was introduced to Rakani’s line of trendy watches.

A Children’s Diwali Book

Sana Hoda Sood, an Indian-Muslim woman and her husband, a Hindu- Punjabi, wanted their son to understand the ins and outs of Diwali and familiarize himself with their Indian roots. See what she had to say to BG about her experience and journey through the book- writing process. Grab yourself a copy because this book isn’t only for children, it serves as a great explainer for all ages!

“Skinny Lately”: Skinny Your Way To Healthier Life

Skinny Lately co-founder, Sabeena Ladha knows what it takes to eat healthy and stay fit. Check out her advice to BG’s and the inspiration behind her fitness blog that has many thinking twice about diet and exercise.

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