Culture

“Nothing is missing. You are already whole,” reads one of the first illustrations in “Made Out of Stars,” the new journal by artist Meera Lee Patel.“Made out of Stars” leads readers through a series of exercises aimed at helping them define what’s important to them. The journal — which...
When English cricket star Moeen Ali began speaking out over the weekend about the racism he experienced in 2015 in Australia, he exposed a problem that has plagued professional cricket for decades.In his upcoming biography, Ali — who was born in England and is of Pakistani descent — wrote...
Imagine living on one of the most beautiful beaches in South Asia while also helming a cute bookstore. A luxury resort in the Maldives is hiring someone to do just that.Luxury eco resort of Soneva Fushi is looking for a bookseller to run what The Guardian describes as “possibly...
Lina Khan was still a law student when she wrote a widely praised article calling for the redefinition of corporate monopolies in the United States. Fast forward about two years and she is now considered a name to watch in the legal world.Khan’s vision for the future of antitrust...
A dancing Shiva statue currently owned by the Art Gallery of South Australia has been identified as stolen property by the Indian government.Indian government officials are now working to have the statue returned. The Australian Broadcasting Company reports that the investigation conducted by investigators from India determined that the...
With the blockbuster success of “Crazy Rich Asians,” the book it's based on — Kevin Kwan’s 2013 novel of the same name — has returned to the top of The New York Times bestseller list. For readers who have already devoured Kwan's novel and are looking for something equally indulgent...
Actress Emma Watson recently sat down with Canadian poet Rupi Kaur for an in-depth conversation on taking chances, womanhood, feminism and art. Watson posted her talk with Kaur on the social media channels for Our Shared Shelf,’ her online book club in which she selects books by women with...
Looking for something thoughtful and introspective to read this fall? Lucky for you, several Indian-American writers have released memoirs in recent months that explore themes as varied as race and assimilation, the immigrant experience, celebrity and living with a chronic illness. We’ve rounded them up below. "Not Quite Not White"...
As children, it was impossible to escape classic fairytales, whether in the form of storybooks or Disney films. For many, as adults, it’s equally impossible to not notice the sexism, racism and classicism that pervades those beloved tales.This realization is a big part of the reason why British-Indian poet...
Celebrated writer Priscila Uppal — who was once dubbed "Canada's coolest poet" — died this week at the age of 43.Uppal had chronicled her life after a diagnosis of synovial sarcoma in both poetry and prose. In 2015, she told the CBC Toronto program "Metro Morning" how the act...