Lakshmi Gandhi

Looking back at "Head of the Class"

Throwback Thursday: Revisiting the ‘Head of the Class’ Character Jawaharlal Choudhury

Back in 1986, finding any sort of South Asian character on American television was a tall order. It's why a sector of the population still remembers the Indian exchange student from the ABC sitcom...
A computer

Pakistani-American Startup Inkrypt Aims to Combat Censorship

A group of Pakistani-American entrepreneurs at Harvard have created a way for regular citizens to avoid government censorship of the news.The new company Inkrypt utilizes blockchain technology to allow users to exchange content without...
Starbucks is forcing an Indian coffee chain to change its name.

Starbucks is Forcing a Small Indian Coffee Chain to Change Its Name

Thanks to legal action from Starbucks, a three-year-old New Delhi-based coffee chain will soon be changing its name.The coffee shops that had been known as SardarBuksh will now be called Sardarji-Baksh, reports Quartz India....
documentary photographers to know

South Asian Documentary Photographers to Keep on Your Radar

Documentary photography has always been a vital art form, now more than ever. Here are some of the names from South Asia and the South Asian diaspora who are currently adding their perspectives and doing...
One of the Indian bagpipers seen on 'Great Big Story'

These Indian Bagpipe Players Blend Indian, Scottish, and American Sounds

The members of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band are used to creating a stir wherever they go.“It’s kind of a deer in the headlights look because it’s unexpected,” band member Tushar Patel says in...
South Asian poets to read

Three South Asian Poetry Collections to Add to Your Reading List

Poetry is currently experiencing a renaissance in the United States and readers are reaping the benefits. A June 2018 study from the National Endowment for the Arts found that the number of Americans who...
We're reading these books in October.

We’re Putting These new Releases on our October Reading List

With fall in full swing, it’s fitting that October is filled with new books that you can curl up with (along with some chai) on a chilly afternoon. From a buzzy new cookbook to...
Shahid Khan will soon own Wembley

Pakistani-American Billionaire Shahid Khan Will Soon own Wembley Stadium

One of the most famous stadiums in the world will soon be the property of a Pakistani-American billionaire.Shahid Khan, who owns both the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and the Fulham Football Club, has been given...
Telugu is the fastest growing language in the U.S.

Telugu is the Fastest Growing Language in the U.S.

You might be surprised to learn that the language that has seen the most growth in the United States over the past few years isn’t Spanish or Chinese — but Telugu.A new study by...
Beef biryani

Beef is all the Rage at Many Kolkata Restaurants

These are very tough times for those in India who eat beef. Despite this fact, dishes featuring beef continue to be popular throughout Kolkata, West Bengal.A new fascinating in-depth piece from Scroll dives into the...