In the last few years, Indian cinema's talented actors have ventured into Hollywood, grabbing headlines with their work. Priyanka Chopra's big move when she landed the lead in ABC's F.BI. drama "Quantico" was perhaps the biggest jolter. Her role made her a household name in the U.S. and she...
Anyone who has ever been in a book club knows how stressful picking each month’s book can be. It can be particularly challenging to convince a not-so-diverse club to select something by one of the many diverse authors writing complex characters. That’s why we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up...
When The Shoreline Review, a new South Asian poetry journal, launched earlier this year, it was the culmination of years of planning. As editor Sreshtha Sen writes in her letter to readers, the essential mission of the journal is simple. “This is a space for South Asian poets,” Sen...
Workaholic international superstar Priyanka Chopra has managed to build a successful career in two parts of the world. The actress hasn’t even wrapped shooting for the next season of her hit ABC show “Quantico” in Ireland and we’ve already got news of her next project. Director Ali Abbas Zafar has...
Urban Desi music pioneer Jay Sean burst onto the music scene in the early 2000s with his fusion brand of music that had fans hooked. Born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti, the British singer and songwriter has a career that spans over 15 years. He’s gone from underground rapper to mainstream...
By Neha Gandhi Over the past two decades, the world has been blessed with a cappella geniuses from Pentatonix and Pitch Perfect to Penn Masala. The South Asian a cappella genre has grown exponentially, especially as the collegiate a cappella scene continues to push its musical boundaries. Did you know that...
Gurinder Chadha’s “Blinded by the Light” has just begun shooting! The comedic drama is based on the memoir of British journalist Sarfraz Manzoor titled “Greetings From Bury Park.” The autobiography follows Manzoor’s experiences growing up as a Bruce Springsteen loving British Muslim boy in the small town of Luton...
"The Good Doctor" broke all norms when it debuted on ABC last fall, the same network that proudly carries "Grey's Anatomy" on its shoulder. This new medical drama, however, continued to climb the ratings chart and received rave reviews for original, nuanced storytelling. Writer and producer Simran Baidwan is...
Thanks to #PeakTV, SyFy’s “The Magicians” is unfortunately often swept under the rug when we talk about excellent fantasy dramas right now. It is the ideal pick if you’re looking to unwind and engross yourself in a fictional world full of magic and surrealism. It’s also perfect if you...
Back in the early days of Bollywood, Jewish actresses and performers reigned, with many becoming the first true superstars of the burgeoning film industry. The new documentary Shalom Bombay is now bringing these stars back into the spotlight. “I knew there were Indian Jews, but that there were Jewish Bollywood...