Food & Culture

By Ryan D’Souza Atop an inverted utensil sits a marble mortar, in which the pestle holds my phone straight up so that my mother can supervise via Skype the thinly cut onions completely out of view. As I chop away in my kitchen in Tampa, my mother in Dubai delivers instructions...
By Vyasar Ganesan When I mention the Chinese, Sorabh looks uncomfortable. His mother, Sushma, tells me that it's only recently that so many have been coming here. This is news to me, because Flushing is a place so impossibly full of Asians of all kinds: in ten minutes, you can...
Martin Reese, the main character of the new thriller “Find You In The Dark,” has a secret. He likes to secretly purchase police files and then does his own independent investigations into serial killers.Written by the author Naben Ruthnum under the pen name Nathan Ripley, “Find You In The...
A group of poets of South Asian descent came together to mark the 71st anniversary of partition through their art.This week, which also marked the 71th anniversary of India and Pakistan’s independence from Britain, the Asian American Writers Workshop published a series of poems entitled “This is Not the...
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...