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Desis love a good, opulent celebration be it weddings, baby showers, and birthday parties. A reoccurring theme in many modern-day desi parties is to have elephant cakes. No highly defensive people, I don't mean cakes made from elephants. Rather, a cake with elephant accents, embellishments, and topper; or whole cakes structured...
1. "Remake" a B-Grade Rom-Com 2. "Khan" a Hero - "Khan" a Villain 3. Get that "MISS" 4. Smell Success 5. Add Misogynistic "Masala" Ingredients 6. Also Add Release Date Magic
Artwork by Kanan Shah WEEKLY FORECASTS It's only the second week of this shiny new year, but the planets are already busy and in a cosmic huddle and we may all be screwed. The winter Aunty solstice has come due to the Sun entering Cancer where it will stay in downward dog...
Etsy is truly a wonderful e-shop. Where else can you find handcrafted, often times customizable art and accessories? And even more specific, where can you find henna patterns on everything from jewelry to cookies to home decor? Finding such rarities is what inspired me to curate this list of...

How to Wear a Samosa

Whiskey and samosa go together. Whiskey plus learning samosa folding and sari draping, on the same damn night, AND with good friend Jack? Notsomuch. The comic below is based on true events. I know Jack Daniel's all too well, but I know jack shit about putting on a sari. However, I have since...
Travel writers, bloggers, and travel enthusiasts, there’s a golden opportunity waiting for you. It involves visiting palaces, forts, caves, and so much more in a land that’s rich in culture, history, and tradition. It’s an opportunity that requires you to experience it with all five senses and if you...
Technology has come a long way in the last 30 years. We went from large mobile phones and floppy disks to a robot who can speak at long lengths of time. The future is here. Sophia, a lifelike robot spoke at length to students at India’s Indian Institute of Technology...
A popular Southern-American tradition is to eat black-eyed peas on New Year's day to bring one prosperity and good luck. Many people believe it's not enough to eat an arbitrary amount. To ensure luck for every day of the year you have to eat 365 black-eyed peas! And so...
Humble the Poet is a wordsmith with the ability to prolifically capture life's struggles through social media posts. The talented author and spoken word artist uses his powers for good with inspirational quotes, messages of positivity, and meditations on self-love reminding his audience that there is more to life...
2017 saw the release of a bevy of fascinating South Asian cookbooks that took on traditional cuisine and technique and reimagined them through the lens of health, history, and/or identity. Gone are the days where desi cookbooks offer the same tired table of contents and inventiveness is looked upon as...