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Indian-American actor and musician Utkarsh Ambudkar tries to break the stereotypical mold South Asians are cast into with nearly every role he does.From his breakout role as the flirty beatboxer Donald in "Pitch Perfect," his recurring appearance as rapping newbie Rishi Lahiri in "The Mindy Project," to playing Raj, a...
Manish Dayal is slowly commandeering our screens, delivering one worthy performance after another.The actor made a splash with his big screen film "The Hundred-Foot Journey" in 2014, in which he starred alongside Om Puri and Helen Mirren. He has a roster of TV show credits, ranging from teen dramas...
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...
Sarayu R. Blue is all set to crush the mold in which we've been seeing South Asian women on TV, especially in comedies. The actress plays the lead role on NBC's "I Feel Bad," which premieres this fall.The plot of the show revolves around the overworked mom Emet who...
The teaser for "Surina & Mel," a pilot about two best friends who couldn't be more different from one another, has a genuine appeal to it. It may seem like a concept that has been done before but what distinguishes it from other comedies is that it's two leading...
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...
There’s a scene early on in director Marc Turtletaub’s new film "Puzzle" that reflects just how insular and sheltered his main character Agnes has always been. One of her sons has brought his girlfriend home for dinner and Agnes is startled to discover the girl doesn’t eat any meat...
A new exhibition at Brooklyn’s Museum of Food and Drink explores a generations-long link between New York City’s Bangladeshi community and its Indian restaurants.“This is more than just another story of how a cuisine came to this country; this is deeply personal,” artist Mohammed Ali told Metro New York....
The producers of the beloved and occasionally infuriating British television series "Downton Abbey" are moving forward with a feature-length film about the Crawley family.While we’re excited that our favorite fictional aristocrats are returning to their on-screen lives, we can’t help but wonder how the script of the upcoming film...
A quick glance at the recent reviews of Pakistani-Norwegian director Iram Haq’s new film "What Will People Say" instantly reveals the discomfort the movie has stirred up in the media.“It becomes tempting to retreat in the false belief that it should be impossible for such terrible things to happen...