Food & Culture

14-year-old Avi Goel, an Indian-American high school student from San Jose, California brought his A-game to the International Geography Bee! Goel won the world championship tournament's junior varsity division held in Berlin, Germany. Goel emerged with the most medals after the events, a number which included seven gold medals and...
For years, the iconic retailer Marks and Spencer has been selling its own spin of Indian cuisine in its stores and in supermarkets across the United Kingdom. But some South Asian food writers have recently called the company out on social media, declaring the products were a form of...
They were once a staple in households — immigrant and otherwise — across the United States. Now CorningWare is reviving its cornflower pattern, which means that you’ll be able to serve your favorite aloo and biryani dishes in these classic platters for years to come.Along with Corelle plates, baking...
By Vyasar GanesanWith all the rage and craze around international cuisine these days, Indian cooking has come to the fore in America as a leader in flavors, textures, methods and ingredients. In layman’s terms, it’s delicious and everyone wants to eat more of it. There are so many cookbooks to...
In Ruby Dhal's upcoming poetry collection "A Handful of Stars," she delves into the meaning of true love and what it is like to deal with the loss of the same. Since she began sharing her poetry and prose on her Instagram account in 2016, Dhal has cultivated an...
India’s first-ever IKEA store opened its doors this week, an event that has garnered widespread media attention and attracted crowds so large that traffic was at a standstill around the new Hyderabad location.Hyderabad’s new IKEA promises shoppers a range of amenities that American fans of the Swedish furniture retailer...
Indian-Americans continue to be one of the leading minority groups that donate to charity in the United States, donating $1 billion a year according to a new report.A survey by Georgetown University’s Indiaspora Philanthropy Summit reveals that while the $1 billion number is obviously an impressive one, it is...
Rasam and sambar have long been considered the perfect compliment to almost every South Indian dish. Now, celebrity chefs and nutritionists are saying that in many ways, rasam is the perfect superfood.Celebrity nutritionist Luke Coutinho touted the wonders of both rasam and sambar in a recent post on Facebook.The...
R. and Usha Sundar have transport their family's love of basketball to India!The couple, who hail from San Francisco, California, have developed a basketball program in villages to help underprivileged children through their Hi 5 Youth Foundation. Their work is making such an impact that the NBA just featured...
Fans of "Masterchef Australia" were stunned when a 39-year-old prison guard won the competition in one of the most lopsided victories in show’s history.The Singapore-born, Indian-origin Sashi Cheliah took home the prize late last month after wowing the judges with a series of dishes that included a main course...