In 2001, the most famous Indian dish in foreign restaurants, chicken tikka masala, was declared as the "National Dish of Britain" by British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook. However, this delicious dish is not entirely Indian after all, as some theories point towards its British-Bangladeshi origin. The invention of this...
I imagine that you—like me—often find yourself at the grocery store wanting to make something that’ll satiate your hunger pangs quickly. You’re looking for something teeming with masala that will not result in hours spent in the kitchen—enter rotisserie chicken! Take a very American staple, a store-bought rotisserie chicken,...
When Anjali Sud became the CEO of Vimeo, she knew that her mission was to make the video service stand out in a crowd of better-known competitors like YouTube and Netflix. At 34, Sud is the youngest chief executive officer of a company owned by media giant IAC. But, as...
Over the past few months, towns and cities across North America have been grappling with whether buildings and statues that honor a racist past should be renamed or taken down. Now an African student group at a Canadian university is calling for the removal of a statue of Mahatma...
When readers first meet Naya, the heroine of Suleikha Snyder’s new novel "Seared", she is getting ready to meet her stepbrother Lachlan for the first time in ten years. While the pair always had a deep connection, factors such as time, complicated family dynamics, and their ages had kept...
One bored Indian released the desi version of the popular card game Cards Against Humanity called The Best Bored Game. However, this isn't the first time there was a desi twist to a popular American game. A few years ago, Priya Shah recreated the magic of Taboo! with her desi version titled...
In an attempt to codify butter chicken "in its purest form," Sam Sifton, Food Editor of The York Time's, defined the dish as "yogurt-and-spice-marinated chicken dressed in a velvety red bath comprising butter, onions, ginger and tomatoes scented with garam masala, cumin and turmeric, with a cinnamon tang." And...
While it sometimes seems like everyone and their mother is debuting a new podcast, finding ones that share diverse voices and perspectives is harder than it should be. A 2016 survey by Quartz found that two-thirds of American podcasts had white male hosts, which means that group has an...
There's a desi version of Cards Against Humanity that is just as hilarious, and dare we say even more fun than the original game. The Indian version was invented in Bangalore by Vedant Mehra and is called The Best Bored Game. The idea for the game came to him during...
The end of the Mercury Retrograde is around the corner but it's not coming to its completion without a final punch forcing all signs to look inwards, which ain't such a bad thing actually. Pluto is in Capricorn as well making for a pretty intense week but manageable, it's...