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Activist Ash Sarkar

Activist Ash Sarkar Slams Piers Morgan on Air in Viral Video

It’s the video that’s lighting up social media feeds everywhere. Activist and writer Ash Sarkar got into a heated exchange with host Piers Morgan when she appeared on the talk show “Good Morning Britain” on...
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar

Four Things You Need to Know about Gymnast Dipa Karmakar

After winning a gold medal at the World Challenge Cup this weekend, gymnast Dipa Karmakar is currently the most celebrated athlete in India. The 24-year-old gymnast took home the gold in the vault event in...
Maulik Pancholy is writing a middle grade novel.

Maulik Pancholy is Working on his First Novel

Former ‘30 Rock’ and ‘Sanjay and Craig’ star Maulik Pancholy is writing a novel. The actor tweeted the news of his book deal on Monday. “‘The. Best. At. It.’ is about a gay Indian boy...
Indian plastic ban

One of India’s Largest States Just Banned Plastic

As many cities around the world debate how they can reduce plastic waste pollution, the Indian state of Maharashtra has implemented one of the farthest reaching plastic bans in the world. Environmentalists everywhere are...
Michael Ondaatje wins the Golden Booker Prize.

Michael Ondaatje’s ‘The English Patient’ Named Best Booker Prize Winner of All Time

“The English Patient” has been declared the best Booker Prize winning novel of the past 50 years. The World War II novel by Sri Lankan-born novelist Michael Ondaatje received the special Golden Man Booker Prize...
Indian-Southern food

‘Brown in the South’ Series Celebrates the Fusion of Indian and Southern Cooking

When they created the "Brown in the South" Supper Series earlier this year, a group of some of the most high-profile Indian restaurateurs in the United States pledged to “showcase the culture, culinary heritage,...

Here are the Best Books by South Asian Authors in 2018 so far

Believe it or not, we’re already midway through 2018. We’re celebrating by rounding up the best books by South Asian authors published between January and June 30, 2018. Check out our favorites below. "A State...
Advait Kolarkar is a young painter.

Advait Kolarkar is Making a Splash in the Art World at Age 4

He may still be a toddler, but Advait Kolarkar is already a name to watch among young artists today. Advait, a 4-year-old from Canada, is being called an artistic prodigy by some critics for his...
Reema Rasool's MassMutual commerical

Entrepreneur Reema Rasool Hails the Value of Family Support and Power of Financial Freedom...

Tech entrepreneur Reema Rasool has always stressed the importance of supporting education for women and girls in India. “Here in America, we are used to the idea of social change and we are lucky to...
Sikh World War I monument.

A British Town is Honoring South Asian World War I Soldiers

A century after the end of World War I, a town in England’s West Midlands is preparing to unveil a new statue honoring South Asian soldiers who fought in the conflict. The BBC reports the...

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