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Actress Sheetal Sheth Wants you to Meet her new Children’s Book Heroine with ‘Always...

Actress Sheetal Sheth first rose to fame in 1999 with her star turn in the indie film ABCD, in which her role as rebellious Indian-American daughter Nina. The role struck a lasting chord with...

Veera Hiranandani Views Partition Through the Eyes of a Child in ‘The Night Diary’

In Veera Hiranandani’s new middle-grade novel The Night Diary, readers meet Nisha, a shy and thoughtful tween who is about to come of age in what when then known as British India. At 12,...

Why Every South Asian-American Needs to Read and Discuss This Twitter Thread

Being a cab driver is hard — but for many African-Americans, finding a cab is harder.When New York Times columnist and author Charles M. Blow recently tweeted about about the struggle to get picked...

Why the World Needs a Merchant Ivory Film About James Ivory and Ismail Merchant’s...

Legendary screenwriter James Ivory confirmed what had been an open secret in the film world for a decades during a recent interview with the with the Guardian: he and the late producer Ismail Merchant...

With The Sanaya Set, These Entrepreneurs are Combining Fashion with Social Consciousness

After watching the results of the 2016 presidential election, cousins Tarul Kode Tripathi and Tejal Angolkar began talking about creating a company that would highlight the diversity and complexity of the immigrant and feminist...

Marvia Malik, the First Transgender News Anchor in Pakistan History

When Marvia Malik took the anchor chair at the Pakistani cable channel Kohenoor last Friday, it was a historic occasion. The 21-year-old recent college graduate’s first time helming a broadcast was also the first...

How Brook Eddy is Making Millions Selling Chai

Self-described hippie Brook Eddy had a revelation back in 2002.After listening to an NPR program about Swadhyaya, a religious movement that began in Western India in the 1950s, she decided to move to South...

We’re Adding These Recently Released Novels by South Asian Authors to our Must-Read List

From a love story by one of the most buzzed-about romance novelists working today to a much-anticipated middle-grade novel inspired by a Hindu epic, these are the books we’re currently about to dive into...

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