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A #TacoTuesday Recipe: Taco Samosa

Manjala's Kitchen has creatively brought together two favorites from two different cultures in one dish and we are taking note! Tacos? Good. Samosa? Good. A taco samosa? Amazingly great! This fusion dish breathes new life into...

Are Desi Dating Apps the New Arranged Marriage?

By Samin Tarannum Arranged marriage has been all the rage for desi Baby Boomers and generations before them. It's been glorified in Bollywood films and notoriously recognized by other cultures. That's just how life was back...
Ryan Arron D'Souza's look at Desi Futurism

An Exploration of how Desi-Futurism has Always Already Been Happening

By Ryan Arron D'Souza “In life, dharam is of utmost importance,” asserts Nikunj-ji to his anthropomorphic robot, Anukul. The robot having just read the Gita is confused by Lord Krishna’s decision to fight his own...
A short story about looking at theft and "picking"

Thievery: A Story About Stealing Food, Recipes, and Anything Else not Nailed Down

By Vyasar Ganesan Suvir Saran superstitiously asserts in his cookbook American Masala that “when you give away the recipe for your family's pickles, you are giving away the soul of your family's cuisine.” It is not too sweeping...
Tina Aswani

Coming out of my IBD Closet as a Desi Woman

By Tina Aswani Omprakash Every single year the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation chooses a local Adult Honored Hero who shares his/her story and is honored at the Take Steps Walk in the spring. And every single...
Mindy Kaling delivers commencement speech at Darthmouth

Mindy Kaling’s Witty and Empowering Dartmouth Commencement Address

"Before I get any further, I should actually probably clarify who I am for the parents and grandparents in the audience who are thinking to themselves, “Who is this loud Indian woman? Is that...
Ms Marvel should be written by Muslim talent

Why ‘Ms. Marvel’ Should NOT be Written by Desi Men 

By Eissa Saeed, @senoreissa Here’s a fun exercise: name one film or TV show that has a Muslim desi female character as the lead. I’ll wait. That might be about to change - last month, Kevin Feige confirmed to BBC that Marvel Studios is developing a film adaptation of Ms....

BollyWould, Could and Should, but Doesn’t

An opinion piece by contributor Natasha BhagwananiDespite growing up in America, Bollywood was an integral part of my childhood. My dad, a cinephile, and my mom a talented singer meant I was surrounded not...

Yes, You ‘Can’ Make these Good Lookin Dishes

Canned foods monopolize shelves everywhere from chain supermarkets to the hole in wall bodegas. Although many canned goods are not deemed as the most gourmet of foods, we have recipes that will leave your...

Up In Ya Grill with a Desi Twist

Burgers, kebabs, and grilled meats, oh my! There’s nothing more appealing than outdoor grilling, with the aroma of masalas and meats wafting through the air.We have three recipes for you utilizing turkey, lamb, and...

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