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Russell Peters’ Disappointing ‘The Indian Detective’ Squanders its Potential

When I heard that the famous Indo-Canadian comedian Russell Peters was going to have his own show on Netflix and that too, co-starring Anupam Kher and William Shatner, I couldn’t contain my excitement. Little did I know watching "The Indian Detective" would become a painful, looking-at-the-clock-every-two-minutes ordeal.

Hari Kondabolu Highlights Lack of South Asian Representation with ‘The Problem With Apu’

by Jisha Japagnanam - Follow @browngirlmag I vividly remember being 10 years old, excited to watch "The Simpsons" episode featuring Apu and Manjula’s wedding. At that point, it was one of the most popular shows...

Mindy Kaling & ‘The Mindy Project’: Fostering South Asian Representation From Pilot To Series...

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag  “The Mindy Project” became the first American TV show created by and starring an Indian-American when it premiered in 2012 on FOX before moving to Hulu in 2015. Mindy...

Looking Back at ‘The Mindy Project’: A Flawed, Yet Sweet TV Romance

by BG Staff - Follow @browngirlmag When "The Mindy Project" premiered in 2012, it signaled a new wave of the situational comedy. From multihyphenate Mindy Kaling came a “romantic comedy” that distinctly showed us that...
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From Animated Original to New Play, Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Controversy of Racism and Whitewashing

by Amina Khan - Follow @aminaaakhan23 Whitewashing in Hollywood has been an issue for as long as it has existed, and Disney’s newest live-action adaption of "Aladdin" is no exception.  Over the years, details of...

12 Fall TV Comedy Series to Binge-Watch Immediately

Here are some seriously great television gems you don’t want to miss. They’ll go perfectly with your pumpkin spiced everything.

Kumail Nanjiani Hilariously Tackles Islamaphobia in ‘SNL’ Debut

The world was introduced to Kumail Nanjiani and his comedy brilliance this past weekend for his “Saturday Night Live” debut.
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Harvey Weinstein Allegations’ Unveil the Real ‘Magnitude of the Problem’

With the allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape against Harvey Weinstein, we have a few things to say to those in power who abuse women

All the Real Award-Worthy Acceptance Speeches from the Emmy Awards

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag  #REPRESENTATION. Or at least that was the motto at the 69th Emmy Awards last night. Television’s highest honors have often emphasized the importance of showcasing and applauding diversity. Hosted...

Huma Qureshi on “Viceroy’s House,” and the Importance of Being Comfortable in Your Own...

by Kanika Monga - Follow @DrKanikaMonga Making a film about the partition of India is no easy feat. Gurinder Chadha takes on the challenge with "Viceroy's House," to relay the story of India’s last Viceroy,...

Was Patti Cake$ A Hit or Miss? + An Interview With Actor Siddharth Dhananjay

by Amina Khan - Follow @aminaaakhan23 The new Fox Searchlight movie 'Patti Cake$' directed by Geremy Jasper capitalizes the soul of a struggling rap artist yearning to be free from the confinement of living in...
Harry Potter

Harry Potter: The Boy Who Keeps on Living

Harry Potter still holds the power to make people read, and technology takes a backseat. Whether it was via Hermione’s intelligence or Dumbledore’s wisdom, the significance of knowledge was always evident.
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Kumail Nanjiani’s ‘The Big Sick’ is a Unique Love Story With Universal Truth

Love is hard. That’s an undeniable fact. But, as many South Asians and other minority communities know all too well, acceptance can be much harder.

Is Beauty An Accomplishment? My Response to Priyanka Chopra Voted “Second Most Beautiful Woman...

I know many people reading this will argue that she was chosen for being much more than a pretty face - a Goodwill Ambassador, breaking diversity barriers, and more. But who are we kidding?

Priyanka Chopra is a Stone-Cold Villain in the New ‘Baywatch’ Trailer

by Gabbie Deonath On March 22, Paramount Pictures released the official trailer for the action-comedy film “Baywatch,” which is based on the hit ‘90s television series starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson. The...

Ritesh Batra Explores Reconnection & Harsh Truths with ‘The Sense of an Ending’

by Keertana Sastry  Follow @KeertanaKS Relationship. Connection. Resolution. That’s what the new film “The Sense of an Ending” is all about. After the huge critical success of his previous film, the brilliant “The Lunchbox,”...

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...

Does An Oscar Win for Casey Affleck Mean Sexual Harassment & Violence Is Normalized...

by Anjali Bhakta - Follow @anjaliib  “I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.” — Victoria Claflin Woodhull As the Oscar nominations were being announced,...
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Mahershala Ali Becomes First Muslim Actor to win Best Supporting Oscar for ‘Moonlight’

Mahershala Ali becomes the first Muslim actor to win Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars last night.

An Oscar Nomination For Dev Patel Isn’t Proof Of South Asian Progress in Hollywood...

by Fatima Ahmed Actor Dev Patel is heading to the Oscars tomorrow with a nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category for his movie "Lion." South Asians across the world are waiting with...

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