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Myths on the Ideal Brown Feminist

While many brown voices have been raised in the rejection of -isms and forms of power and oppression, one particular image of a brown feminist has been repeated throughout these dialogues.

Here’s a South Asian Inspired Thanksgiving Dinner Menu that will Wow Your Guests

Looking to add some mirch masala to your dishes this holiday season? Try this South Asian inspired Thanksgiving dinner menu with your guests. We promise it'll be a hit!

Brown Girl’s Myth Busters: The Desi Dressing Edition

First up, we have the button down blouse as a saree blouse alternative trend. That is a mouthful, but how does one cleverly name it?
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‘I Hate Halloween’: The Tales of a Serial Indian Princess

I wanted to come out ahead on Halloween, so instead of waiting for people to ask me what I was supposed to be, I proactively branded myself. “I’m an Indian Jasmine.”
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Shankar Mahadevan’s U.K. Darbar Musical Extravaganze was an Opportunity of a Lifetime to Watch

Indian classical music maestro, Shankar Mahadevan performs at London's Soutbank centre as part of this year's Darbar festival of Indian classical music.
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#BGSpeaksUp: Twitter Chat Sparks an Important Conversation on South Asian Mental Health

The narrative surrounding mental health in South Asian countries is negative at best - and more often nonexistent. As children of those who immigrated from these countries (or immigrants ourselves) we often don’t know how to approach our mental health, or that mental health is even something to consider.

Fast Five with Actor and YouTube Star Rupan Bal

We caught up with Rupan Bal on his latest YouTube parodies, work in movies and film, and what he's planning next.

This Diwali Menu will Earn you all the Michelin Stars this Festive Season

Since this is a cultural festival, I like to keep my recipes as authentic as possible—I try to give my guests a taste of India through our Diwali menu.

Praying at Fatehpur Sikhri For my Greatest Wish

According to legend, the emperor embarked on a pilgrimage, barefoot, from Delhi to seek the blessings of Sheikh Salim Chisti, a Sufi Saint on the outskirts of Agra, with unflagging faith and sheer humility. Soon after, he was blessed with the birth of a son. In appreciation for this Saint, the emperor had a monument built, hence Fatehpur Sikri, a synthesis of Islamic and Hindu architecture, exemplifying emperor’s regard for different religions. Emperor Akbar’s legend birthed a notion that, if asked with a pure heart, all wishes at Fatehpur Sikri are granted. People from far and wide come here to have their prayers answered.

This Desi Rendition of ‘Dirty Dancing’ is a Must-Watch for Every Bollywood Aficionado

DD: The Shaadi aims to adapt one of Hollywood’s favorite movies into a desi-inspired short film.
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6 South Asian Restaurants You Didn’t Know You Had to Try

We, at Brown Girl Magazine, made it easier—here are six South Asian restaurants in the tri-state area you have to try!
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‘The Strongest Bond of Fraternity’: Social, Political And Artistic Links Between India And African...

Indians and African Americans share longstanding social and political connections that go back to the late 19th century. These connections, grounded in the shared anti-colonial and anti-racist histories of the two groups, and their impact on American politics and culture are usually overlooked in historical accounts of Indo-US ties.

Introduce Your Little One to India’s Diverse Culture With Desi Babies

Living in the diaspora, it is challenging to incorporate our South Asian heritage in a way that is meaningful to children but the founders of Desi Babies create fun and vibrant products that stimulate the growth and creativity of the modern desi baby.

6 Mumbai Street Foods You Need in Your Life

Here’s a list of six of my favorite Mumbai street foods for every Brown Girl!

55 Experts Reveal Their Best Indian Weddings Tips for South Asian Brides

These 55 Indian wedding tips are everything you need to plan the perfect nuptials.

5 New York City Bucket List Items That Will Make You Want to Skip...

New York City is its own world of wonders, so don't ever limit yourself to happy hour.
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Trump Appoints Gabbar Singh As U.S. Secretary of Defense

To replace Mattis, Trump has appointed Gabbar Singh as the new U.S. Secretary of Defense — the antagonist of the 1975 blockbuster "Sholay."

Why Desis Need to Stop Saying the N-Word

The issue at hand is about the systemic racism operating against blacks in our society, racial slurs being just one symptom of the larger problem. The South Asian community is part of that problem.

Mehjabeen Hassan Takes Female Empowerment Forward One Outfit at a Time

Mehjabeen Hassan wants to break through South Asian norms and stereotypes in more than one way, and her clothing line is just the start.

‘Why Aren’t You Eating?’: The Ramadan Struggle for Muslims With Eating Disorders

Ramadan essentially mirrors the practice of anorexia and binge eating disorder. For a month, food is prohibited for long periods of time, until daylight ends, at which point, all anyone wants to do is stuff themselves with as much food as possible. Every time around this year, when starving yourself is expected and encouraged, I find myself torn between multiple identities again: the girl who values spirituality and wants to fast, and the girl who still hates herself sometimes and wants to starve.

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