King Khan: Tracing South Asia’s Most Iconic Surname
From Genghis to Shah Rukh, one of South Asia’s most prolific last names hints at the history Brown people share with Turks, Central Asians, and each other.
Who is Instacart’s Apoorva Mehta?
As the grocery delivery company goes public today, the mysterious India-born founder’s journey leaves more questions than answers.
Hasan Minhaj, Friend or Foe?
The comedian recently admitted to fabricating major incidents in his comedy specials, leaving South Asians split over his “emotional truths.”
Justin Trudeau Links Killing Of Canadian Sikh Leader To Indian Government
Justin Trudeau has said Canada is pursuing “credible allegations” that link the Indian government to the killing of a prominent Canadian Sikh leader.
Maldives and Sri Lanka May Hold the Secrets to Long Life
Life expectancy in Maldives, at 80, and Sri Lanka, at 76, are years higher than the world average, but are understudied compared to Blue Zones. Why don’t we talk about it more?
The Rise and Fall of Monkeys
After a long history of coexistence and even reverence, the relationship between South Asians and monkeys seems to have soured in recent years. Why?
The Pakistan-India Space Race That Wasn’t
Despite getting to space 13 years before India and having a Nobel laureate at the helm, Pakistan would get in the way of its own greatness.
South Asia is World’s Most Polluted Region, New Study Finds
South Asians would live 5.1 years longer if air quality met WHO guidelines. The region makes up more than half of the total years lost from pollution globally.
Brown Don’t Frown: The Science of South Asian Aging
Studies suggests that South Asians look younger for longer. That hasn’t stopped them from seeking new treatments to help turn back the clock.
NYC Mosques No Longer Need a Permit to Broadcast the Call to Prayer
Masjids can broadcast azan on Friday afternoons and throughout the month of Ramadan.
Why South Asians Love Feet
The subcontinent’s reverence for the lowest appendage isn’t new. Is it a collective fetish or is something else afoot?
U.K. Study: Common Heart Medicine Doesn’t Work For Most South Asians
Plavix, or clopidogrel, lowers the chance of heart attacks or strokes. But genetic factors prevent British Pakistanis and Bangladeshis from activating the drug.
Glutathione: The Injectable, Modern-Day Fair & Lovely
Skin-lightening cream’s newer, more expensive cousin is taking over pop culture. But the latest “solution” to an age-old fixation presents new dangers.
Marigolds: How a Mexican Flower Bloomed in South Asia
The blossom ubiquitous in the subcontinent and pop culture — from ‘Monsoon Wedding’ to “Genda Phool” — isn’t native. But its mystique unites people oceans apart.
Bengal: The Other Side of Partition
On India’s independence day, revisiting the history of a region that shaped the Partition of 1947 and modern-day South Asia.
10 Award-Winning Wildlife Photos from Bangalore’s Nature inFocus Competition
Here are some of the most stunning winning and special mention shots from the India-based nature organization.
Can We Make AI Brown?
With the rise of ChatGPT, DALL-E, and Midjourney, addressing bias in artificial intelligence is more pressing than ever. But the solution isn’t so clear.
Is Eastern Medicine the Answer for Infertility?
When all else fails, some South Asians are adding traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and other ancient practices to their fertility treatments. But do they work?
Diaspora South Asians are Stockpiling Rice
After India banned rice exports, people in the U.S., Canada, and Australia are panic buying the grain — even non-banned varieties — leading to shortages.
How Hindu-Arabic Numerals Conquered the World
Without Indian mathematicians and Arab scholars, math would be centuries behind. But many gloss over this history.
Welcome to the Only Child Generation
South Asian families are shrinking. Judgment from the community isn’t.
South Asians Need to Talk About Dementia — Before It’s Too Late
New Alzheimer’s drugs could delay cognitive decline, but South Asians might miss out on this life-altering care.
As Jewelry Thefts Rise, South Asians Lose More than Just Gold
A recent uptick in robberies has put the community on notice.