Lakshmi Gandhi

SouthAsianArtists Twitter hashtag

Our Favorite Images from the #SouthAsianArtists Hashtag

If you were scrolling through Twitter this weekend, you probably noticed the images of amazing art being shared through the #SouthAsianArtists hashtag.The founders of the hashtag say they organized the weekend long event in...
Vintage Air India Posters

These Vintage Air India Posters are Iconic

It was on October 15, 1932, that Tata Airlines — which would later become Air India — was first founded. We’re using this anniversary to dive into one of the most delightful parts of...
Middle grade novels

Four Middle-Grade Novels by South Asian Authors to add to Your Shelf

One of the more pleasant and most needed changes in the publishing world in recent years has been the uptick of middle grade novels featuring South Asian characters. From a “Jumanji”-style adventure novel to...
Indian women entrepreneurs

Where are India’s Female Tech Entrepreneurs?

India may have transformed itself into a tech hub over the last three decades, but there’s still one thing that’s glaringly absent: women founders and tech entrepreneurs.A new piece by CNN Business notes that only...
A scene from "The Other Love Story"

Four LGBTQ Web Series to Check out for National Coming Out Day

Happy National Coming Out Day! Every year since 1988, Americans across the country celebrate the power of coming out as a member of the LGBT community on October 11.While India’s Supreme Court recently overturned...
Throwback Thursday: Another One Bites the Dust

Throwback Thursday: When Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ Topped the Charts

It’s been 38 years since one of the most recognizable bass lines in the history of Rock and Roll dominated the Billboard charts. This Throwback Thursday, we’re looking back at the time Queen’s “Another...
ina Banerjee exhibition at PAFA

Artist Rina Banerjee Explores Identity and Place in New Philadelphia Exhibition

Identity, history and bold colors have always been themes in artist Rina Banerjee’s work. She’ll soon showcase all of those things in a new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.Through...
The Sisterhood Music video

Girls Who Code Album ‘Sisterh>>d’ is an Ode to the Power of Girls

In honor of the International Day of the Girl on October 11, the Reshma Saujani-founded nonprofit Girls Who Code has released a powerful new visual album celebrating young women and girls.Titled “Sisterh>>d," the album...
The Chattri Memorial

Tracing the History of Britain’s First Memorial to Indian World War I Veterans

As the world continues to celebrate the centennial of the end of World War I, one man is determined to share the story of how his father created England’s first memorial for Indian soldiers...
A 1972 film about Indians in Britain

This 1972 Hindi Documentary Highlighted the Diversity of London

It’s not hard to find documentaries made by English people about India, or its cities and religions. Now, thanks to the British Film Institute, viewers can get a glimpse of a rare Hindi language...