Raymond Ablack is Heating Up
The actor started on ‘Degrassi’ and made fans swoon in ‘Ginny & Georgia,’ ‘Maid,’ and multiple rom-coms — but he’s still getting used to it.
‘Four Samosas’ Review: A Quirky, Yet Familiar Watch
Ravi Kapoor’s film feels like wandering around your local Little India on a summer Saturday, and stumbling upon some hijinks.
How ‘Sort Of’ Season 2 Stays True to Itself
Season 1 of the comedy series took audiences by surprise. Now it has to live up to its own — very high — bar.
The Messy Legacy of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
The West praised the 2008 film and showered it with Oscars, while many in India and the diaspora viewed it as poverty porn. Fourteen years later, its impact remains murky.
The Rise of the Diwali Episode on American TV
Since The Office’s 2006 “Diwali” episode, many have tried — though not all have succeeded — in depicting the annual celebration.
Why the West is Afraid of Color
The colorful (and enraging) history of how neutrals and monochrome became the preferred Western aesthetic.
Haters Tried to Silence Maulik Pancholy. He Got Louder.
With his latest novel, ‘Nikhil Out Loud,’ the actor and author gives young readers the stories he wished he had growing up.
Hasan Minhaj Gets Personal with ‘The King’s Jester’
The comedy star dissects his latest tour-turned-Netflix special, gets candid about what he keeps private, and addresses the allegations that ‘Patriot Act’ was a toxic workplace.
Making Brown Skin Beautiful on Screen
Brown skin has always been beautiful, but with advancements in technology and more inclusive filmmaking, audiences in the West finally get to see it.
The Call of Niagara Falls
How did the roaring waterfalls become an essential stop in the South Asian immigrant experience?
The Conundrum of South Asian Lactose Intolerance
South Asian nations are leading producers and consumers of milk — so why are so many of us lactose intolerant?
The Beautiful Intimacy of ‘Monsoon Wedding’
Mira Nair’s 2001 film went beyond a picture-perfect celebration of the big Indian wedding to give audiences an honest portrait of an imperfect family.
No One Was Ready for ‘ABCD’
The 1999 film reflected the complexities of the diaspora, spelling out uncomfortable truths and depicting sexuality in a way that remains far ahead of its time.
Meet the New Aparna
The breakout star of Indian Matchmaking Season 1 is back for Season 2 — this time, with a new approach to finding love.
‘Indian Matchmaking’ Season 2 is Still a Hate Watch
Sima from Mumbai is back, and so is the reality show’s narrow depiction of India’s matchmaking industry.
Hrithik Roshan and His Lucky Thumb
How one of the biggest Bollywood stars in the new millennium almost didn’t happen.
‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’ is a Familiar Story, with a Refreshing Twist (Review)
The latest British period drama is the rare film whose romantic leads, Freida Pinto and Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, are both people of color — but is it enough?
The Many Magical Lives of Kumar Pallana
The one-man variety show was born to be a star — but it took perfecting death-defying stunts, a chance encounter with Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson, and seven decades before Hollywood took notice.
Iman Vellani: ‘Ms. Marvel’ Made Me Feel Seen for the First Time
The Pakistani Canadian actor talks about going from Marvel superfan to star, the line that meant a lot to her personally, and acting alongside Fawad Khan and Farhan Akhtar.
The Complicated Love of ‘Love on the Spectrum’
The new season of Netflix’s docuseries includes a charming South Asian participant — but also a familiar and frustrating trope.
Met Gala 2022: New South Asian Looks, Familiar Problems
Celebrities including Simone Ashley, Riz Ahmed, Mindy Kaling, and Prabal Gurung walked the red carpet. But industry insiders say that the annual fundraiser isn’t as glamorous as it might seem.
Kevin G. Was Ahead of His Time
‘Mean Girls’ used the mathlete and badass M.C. for comedic relief, but ultimately he gets the last laugh.
‘Roar’ Uses Outrageous Plots to Highlight Outrageous Truths
In Apple TV+’s new series, Meera Syal of ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ brings laugh-out-loud comedy to thought-provoking satire as the “woman who returned her husband.”
Bridgerton Season 2 Will Leave You Breathless and Screaming for More
Netflix’s highly anticipated Regency-era romance is back with new South Asian characters, but a familiar problem.
Amrit Kaur of ‘Sex Lives’ Has Arrived, and She’s Not “Playing Around”
“I don't take it for granted that I'm lucky. But I have also worked a s*** ton.”
The Rise of Sexy South Asians on Screen
Brown actors like Simone Ashley in "Sex Education," Raymond Ablack in "Maid," and Punam Patel in "Special" are finally getting the sexy storylines they deserve.
Never Have I Ever Season 2 Lets Itself Down
The show’s second season struggles to shine as bright as its first. The writing does a disservice to the actors’ hard work.
What I Loved — and Loathed — About “The Big Day”
Turns out watching rich Indians talk about their “modern” multi-million-dollar weddings is less satisfying than you’d think.
The Incredible Roar of 'The White Tiger'
Netflix's powerful and unflinching film lives up to its title — and Aravind Adiga's award-winning book.
“Evil Eye” is Predictable, Yet Worth Watching
It’s easy to see what’s coming in Amazon’s new thriller, but it also spotlights an issue that deserves more attention.
The “Modern” Matchmaker
As the arranged marriage industry “modernizes,” there remains debate over who is responsible for shifting the values of this age-old business.
The Multiple Dealbreakers of Netflix’s “Indian Matchmaking”
Netflix’s latest attempt to corner an Indian market is entertaining but overlooks crucial issues in the arranged marriage industry.
Never Have I Ever Seen A Show Like This
Yes, Mindy Kaling’s highly-anticipated Netflix series was worth the wait.
The High Stakes of 'Family Karma'
This isn’t just another 'Real Housewives' franchise. There’s a lot on the line with Bravo’s latest series.