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Lovers of mysteries and thrillers know how hard it can be to find novels written by authors of color. Luckily, the last few years have seen a new crop of writers of South Asian descent who are putting their own spin on the genre. We’ve rounded up just a...
For millions around the world, the robotic voice of Amazon’s Alexa is an endless source of information, news and music. But few people know that it was engineer Rohit Prasad who was instrumental in creating the now-famous virtual assistant.Along with his colleague Toni Reid, the India-born Prasad is often...
While Wikipedia is one of go-to resources for most internet users, the diversity of the information presented is often sorely lacking. Anasuya Sengupta wants to change that.Sengupta is the co-founder of Whose Knowledge? an organization devoted to, in its own words, “center the knowledge of marginalized communities (the majority...
A new month means a new chance to update your to-read list. Here are some new book releases you should have on your radar. Immigrant, Montana by Amitava KumarThis timely new novel by Amitava Kumar follows the journey of Kailash, a young Indian man who has just arrived in the...
When Winnie Varghese first entered the ministry, she noticed something almost immediately: she did not have any queer Indian role models among her peers.“I came from a church that was very apolitical, very much about spirituality, having the right values, not being overly consumeristic in this culture, remembering simplicity...
We know that traveling to South Asia can be overwhelming, especially for first-time visitors. But a recent account by a yoga student detailing his trip to Mysore was so orientalist, detached and othering that we literally dropped everything and read along in horror.The piece by Ty Landrum in Yoga...
The hosts of the New Jersey radio talk show “Dennis and Judi” have been suspended for 10 days after repeatedly referring to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal as “Turban Man” during their broadcast.New Jersey’s 101.5/WKXW-FM announced the suspensions on Thursday, July 26 after outrage from both listeners and...
Celebrity chef and cookbook author Maneet Chauhan knows how to work it, be it in the kitchen, as a TV personality, or on the red carpet.Chauhan often chronicles her professional life on Instagram and we are all here for the insights! She has a bevy of beautiful Indian chef jackets and...
Ketchup and mustard have always been staples of American BBQs, cookouts, and potlucks. Brooklyn Delhi’s Chitra Agrawal is now putting a South Asian twist on these classic condiments with the recent introduction of the company’s new Curry Ketchup and Curry Mustard, which are now available at Whole Foods locations...
Green chutney has been ubiquitous in South Asian kitchens for centuries. Now some are wondering if it is about to make the jump into Western cuisine.https://twitter.com/extracrispy/status/1022204012312113153The breakfast site Extra Crispy thinks so. “I have the condiment that can wake you up with its minty, spicy kick, even before coffee,”...