June 9, 2020
Opinion: Why I Protest
It was Black America that embraced South Asians, who often refuse to discuss race.
May 13, 2020
Opinion: Who Gets to Be “Chef”?
The Alison Roman debacle shows us that the immigrant cook gets little to no recognition or economic payoff. The celebrity chef builds a lifestyle.
May 11, 2020
The South Asian Frontliners of New York
As COVID-19 sweeps the city, it’s not just healthcare workers who are stepping up to fill essential services.
March 12, 2020
When Parents Love Modi
What happens when the people who condone Hindutva are your family?
February 25, 2020
Brownpandering is a Thing
Political campaigns have started wooing brown people, sometimes authentically, sometimes not.
February 20, 2020
Anik Khan is Flexing
The Queens rapper — with new music out all year — is ready to show off.
February 11, 2020
Life After Marriage
Divorce and separation can be isolating. How do you rebuild community?
February 5, 2020
The Black-Dalit Solidarity Movement
Black History Month is an important time to remember the ties between Black and Dalit movements, complicated as they may be.
January 29, 2020
How Phoning Home Has Changed
Messaging services like WhatsApp and FaceTime have made communication easier for the diaspora, but also more fleeting.
January 21, 2020
The American Diaspora Protests CAA
On Sunday’s National Day of Action, South Asians across the country came together to protest the new India.
January 17, 2020
Alok V Menon and the Power of an Image
What does it take to celebrate one's highly contested body?
January 10, 2020
The American Nightmare
In Here We Are, Aarti Shahani tells the story of her wrongfully jailed father and uncle, and explores the ugly underbelly of the American dream.
December 23, 2019
The Decade’s Seven Definitive Diaspora Moments
Where we’ve been in the 2010s, and where we’re going next.
December 16, 2019
Fake Meat, Real Concerns
Imitation meat like the Impossible Burger has a long way to go before winning over the wide range of South Asian diets.
December 13, 2019
The New York Supper Club Serving Indian Food
From spicy, tangy sorpotel to black pepper saaru, Rohan Kamicheril brings Indian dishes you won't find at restaurants to his supper club.
December 11, 2019
India’s OYO Wants to Take On the U.S.
The controversial hotel startup, the world’s third-largest by rooms, has grown extremely fast. Will its formula work in the U.S.?
December 6, 2019
The South Asians Running 2020’s Campaigns
A boom in South Asian campaign staffers shows that the South Asian American vote matters. But will their efforts to shape the race work?
December 3, 2019
Fashion Brand NorBlack NorWhite’s Universe
How the designer duo with no fashion experience moved from Toronto to India to create the diaspora’s buzziest fashion label.
November 26, 2019
Where Immigrants Die
As members of an aging diaspora die in the U.S., they’re forced to reconcile their after-death traditions with the reality of available services.
November 19, 2019
Artist Manuja Waldia Builds a Practical Utopia
Manuja Waldia talks about money and the power of distractions.
November 12, 2019
Faiz Shakir Moves the Conversation Left
How the Pakistani American, now Bernie Sanders’s campaign manager, has dedicated his life to building a progressive agenda.
November 8, 2019
Kunal Kamra and the Brown Laugh
The dissenter-in-chief reaches for India’s hinterlands through comedy.
October 25, 2019
Bernie Sanders and the South Asian Progressives
Thanks to a host of factors, including the rise of Bernie Sanders, there’s a new group of South Asian progressives. They’re gunning for radical change — for all.
October 14, 2019
An Ode to the Pressure Cooker
In an instant pot kind of world, it’s easy to forget the appliance — still loved by millions, even instant pot owners — that may have started it all.
October 10, 2019
For the NBA, India Can’t Replace China Just Yet
The NBA’s operations in China are already $4b. Its future in India may be just as rosy — but it comes with political choices and isn't as simple as swapping a billion-plus country for another.
October 4, 2019
Why South Asians Love Reagan
What the popularity of the father of modern conservatism among South Asian Americans tells us.
October 2, 2019
From Old Delhi and Karachi to Houston
India and Pakistan come together at Houston's Himalaya, as Kaiser and Azra Lashkari cook up Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern-approved dishes.
September 23, 2019
Modi’s Hindu Bubble
Few Howdy Modi! attendees made an effort to understand the protesters who stood outside. Maybe members of the diaspora can have honest conversations only when the patriotic music is turned off.
September 20, 2019
How Shyama Golden Made a Name for Herself
The Brooklyn-based artist had a long and winding journey to making art that was her own. Her first solo show opens today.
September 18, 2019
Opinion: How Modi Capitalizes on the Diaspora
As India Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitches a worldwide Hindu agenda, the diaspora must decide whether feeling like they belong is enough to overlook what he stands for.
September 5, 2019
A Slice of Bangladesh in Detroit
New Americana, served hot in a once-booming factory town outside of Detroit.
August 22, 2019
The New Khiladi in Town
Sruthi Chowdary has always been breaking the rules — from cooking with meat to starting a new progressive South Indian restaurant.
August 13, 2019
Opinion: Not the Role Model We Need
It’s time we ask for more from Priyanka Chopra-Jonas.
August 8, 2019
Designing for Love
Brown people love to date other brown people. How do you design for that?
July 31, 2019
In Manhattan’s Curry Row, Innovate or Die
From bohemian to Instagrammable, South Asian vendors in Curry Row in the East Village must change to fit with the times — or fail.
July 24, 2019
The Momo Queen
Her restaurant has won accolades, but owner Yamuna Shrestha has left family behind in Nepal, and may just want to go home.
July 15, 2019
A Night Market in the Valley of Ashes
John Wang, a Taiwanese-American from Texas, has started a phenomenon: a weekly international night market in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens that runs through the summer.
July 4, 2019
Bhutanese Americans, By the Numbers
Nearly 99% of Bhutanese Americans immigrated to the U.S. in the past two decades, driven by forced migration and a refugee crisis.
May 23, 2019
The Duality of Modi
In the largest democratic exercise in history, India has elected Narendra Modi to the helm once again. Those who choose Modi's form of development are also choosing Hindu nationalism.
April 18, 2019
How We Get The Job Done: Brooklyn Delhi's Chitra Agrawal
Can the founder of Brooklyn Delhi achieve Sriracha levels of success with her curry ketchup, curry mustard, and achaar?
March 19, 2019
How We Get The Job Done: Le Tote's Rakesh Tondon
Le Tote's Rakesh Tondon's biggest competition is consumer behavior. How does he convince customers that renting clothes is better than buying them?
March 14, 2019
For South Asian Dance Teams, Does the Story End After College?
College South Asian dance teams can be intense, with students risking time, money, and physical health. But what happens after they graduate?
March 7, 2019
Progressive Indian Cuisine Finds a Home in Lower Manhattan
At Chef Sujan Sarkar's Baar Baar, 'progressive' Indian cuisine pairs flavors in combinations both familiar and new.
March 6, 2019
How We Get the Job Done: Brightland's Aishwarya Iyer
Aishwarya's premium olive oil is up against stiff competition from cheap, low-quality products, but she's not discouraged by that. "Live your biggest, boldest life," she says.
February 28, 2019
How We Get the Job Done: Malai's Pooja Bavishi
Pooja wants to convince the ice cream consumer that Indian-inspired flavors are the frozen aisle's next big thing.
February 26, 2019
How We Get the Job Done: The Buttermilk Company's Mitra Raman
How does Shakespeare's King Lear map onto modern India, where billionaires rule amid extreme inequality?
February 20, 2019
How We Get the Job Done: Kolkata Chai Co's Ayan Sanyal
Co-founder Ayan Sanyal has a plan to take the classically South Asian drink mainstream. Can he beat out the competition?