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Nearly 50 Years After their Expulsion, Asian Ugandans Still Remember Home

Younger generations are grappling with not only the trauma of leaving their homes, but also their community’s colonial complicity.

“Bhaji on the Beach” and the Magic of Communal Unlearning

Against the symbolic backdrop of the beach, Gurinder Chadha and Meera Syal’s film captures what a single fleeting day of freedom can do for Brown women.

How Soya Nuggets Became a Household Ingredient in India

Vegetarians find it too meaty and meat-eaters find it too bland — yet a strange twist of history made this plant-based protein a feature of Indian cuisine.

Black Women, Indian Hair

For decades, Indian temples have been selling hair to Black women around the world as part of the $58 million human hair export industry.

Why Brown Moms Love Princess Diana

The South Asian women who came of age in the 1980s viewed Lady Di as both a contemporary and a cautionary tale.

In “Namaste Wahala,” the Villains Drive the Story

The rare depiction of Black and Brown love left us craving more romance.

Excerpt: "The Three Mothers"

In honor of Black History Month, an excerpt from a book celebrating the untold stories of the mothers who raised and influenced Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin.

Rekha, Amitabh, Jaya: A Silsila of Deprivation

Decades later, Bollywood’s most infamous love triangle seems even more tragic than we first thought.

Sri Lanka’s Little-Known Memoni Cuisine

For years, Memoni food remained absent from mainstream Sri Lankan cuisine, but women from the community are changing that.

Nisha Ganatra and the Whole Picture

The director behind 'Late Night' and 'Chutney Popcorn' forges masterpieces by centering the full lives of her diverse characters, not just their identities.

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