Qasim Rashid’s Uphill Battle for State Senate
He’s running to be Virginia’s first Muslim American state senator. Death threats and Islamophobia can’t keep him down.
Alisha Rai is Making Brown Sex Sexy
The Indian American romance author is writing sexy, happy stories, and is ready to move on from tragic South Asian characters.
In the East Village, Madina Masjid Stands Still
In an ever-evolving neighborhood, the Bangladeshi-founded mosque has remained a constant.
Not All Shows Are Made in Heaven
“Made in Heaven” — as one of Amazon Prime Video’s first Indian originals — had the opportunity to break many rules. Yet, it stuck to formulas Bollywood has explored for years.
Afternoon Tea at Janam’s
One woman is trying to make afternoon Indian tea happen. Can she avoid the colonial comparisons?
Does Religion Really Affect Your Cholesterol?
According to a new MASALA study, there might be a link between religion and high levels of “bad” cholesterol — but the study misses out on diverse diets within religions.
The Taboo of the Sex Talk
Decades of South Asian Americans haven’t had the sex talk. What has it meant?
Know Your Spices: Ashwagandha
In the West, ashwagandha is touted as a miracle herb and its sales have grown. But what’s the truth?
The Other Kardashians
A British couple grew famous on Instagram as pious Muslims, but a recent revelation of polygamy has shattered the illusion and showcased the fleeting nature of Instagram celebrity.