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"The Kindergarten Teacher" — the dark new Netflix drama starring Maggie Gyllenhaal — is about disenchanted teacher Lisa and her growing obsession with her student Jimmy Roy, who she believes is a poetry prodigy.While the film is billed as a thriller, the movie fails to acknowledge how young Jimmy’s Indian-ness...
If you were scrolling through Twitter this weekend, you probably noticed the images of amazing art being shared through the #SouthAsianArtists hashtag.The founders of the hashtag say they organized the weekend long event in order to bring exposure to artists from South Asia and the greater diaspora.Hi!!!! I'm Fatima,...
It was on October 15, 1932, that Tata Airlines — which would later become Air India — was first founded. We’re using this anniversary to dive into one of the most delightful parts of Air India’s history— its collection of beautiful advertisements from the 1950s and 60s touting the...
One of the more pleasant and most needed changes in the publishing world in recent years has been the uptick of middle grade novels featuring South Asian characters. From a “Jumanji”-style adventure novel to a young girl fighting for the right to an education, here are the middle grade...
India may have transformed itself into a tech hub over the last three decades, but there’s still one thing that’s glaringly absent: women founders and tech entrepreneurs.A new piece by CNN Business notes that only 8 to 10 percent of India’s tech founders are women. That’s considerably lower than the...
The New York Mets hosted their first ever Muslim-American Day at their home stadium, Citi Field.The New York Mets vs. Florida Marlins baseball game began with a pre-game ceremony where over 800 Muslims were escorted onto the field and received a free T-shirt and halal meal courtesy of the...
It’s been 38 years since one of the most recognizable bass lines in the history of Rock and Roll dominated the Billboard charts. This Throwback Thursday, we’re looking back at the time Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” hit the number one spot.First released in 1980 off of the...
Identity, history and bold colors have always been themes in artist Rina Banerjee’s work. She’ll soon showcase all of those things in a new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.Through the years, Banerjee’s art has been characterized by installations and large-scale sculptures. In “Rina Banerjee:...
In honor of the International Day of the Girl on October 11, the Reshma Saujani-founded nonprofit Girls Who Code has released a powerful new visual album celebrating young women and girls.Titled “Sisterh>>d," the album is “designed spotlight girl changemakers and inspire 50 million young women around the world to...
As the world continues to celebrate the centennial of the end of World War I, one man is determined to share the story of how his father created England’s first memorial for Indian soldiers lost in the war.Now 95, Anthony Henriques is still dedicated to raising awareness of his...