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If you haven’t seen the dancing green alien jamming to “Dame Tu Cosita” get ready to be highly confused and have your mind blown simultaneously. The viral dance challenge on the Music.ly app has attracted the attention oBollywood stars. But let's get some history, where da eff did this challenge...
We all know how grueling gym time is but Shruti Saran is here to see the humor in it. Through her web series "Gym Buddies," she gifts us with a funny fitness satire. It focuses on best friends Aparna and Quinn, played by Nikita Redkar and Chelsea Lane. Aparna...
Urban desi artist Raxstar has built a name for himself within the niche music scene as a skilled lyricist and rapper. He is known for his witty rhymes that blend the English and Punjabi languages seamlessly together. He is one of the few artists that bring the underground hip-hop vibes...
For those who expected more from “The Simpsons” other than a weak retort on its Apu situation, the joke is on us. In last night’s episode, "No Good Reads Go Unpunished," the FOX comedy finally responded to the conversation surrounding comedian Hari Kondabolu’s documentary “The Problem with Apu.” In...
Netflix is bringing to life Aravind Adiga’s novel, “The White Tiger.” The novel is being adapted by Ramin Bahrani, the man behind “99 Homes” and HBO's “Fahrenheit 451.” Bahrani stated that the social themes in this new film are similar to those found in the mega-hit films “Lion” and...
Since bursting onto the literary scene in 1999 with her short story collection Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri’s name has become synonymous with South Asian American literature. But what should fans do if they’ve already read The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth and The Lowland? We’ve rounded up some recent books that...
This past Wednesday saw the premiere of the tenth season of The Real Housewives of New York and only one episode in and the craziness has already spun out of control. Bethenny busted out a fresh and bottomless can of whup-ass on Ramona, Dorinda sank into sloppy drunkenness and spoke...
Another week of Bollywood has gone by and we've got a lot to catch up on! King Khan's wax statue heads to Delhi, Salman Khan is sentenced to jail, rumors drop about #DeepVeer's potential wedding, and in a surprise twist, "Baaghi 2" shatters box office records, and so much...
South Asians actors are really getting a chance to finally show off their talent on TV, thanks to a rise in desi characters this pilot season. By our count, there are 17 (!) pilots on the five broadcast networks that feature a character of South Asian descent. Clearly, this...
The third Urban Desi conference and concert was held March 29-30th and fans were in for a pleasant surprise with an appearance by Queens' very own Anik Khan at the event's pop-up shop and concert! The pop-up shop was held in New York City's Soho Friday morning before the concert...