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Brown Girl of the Month Shayna Mehta Breaks Barriers in Basketball at Brown University

Shayna Mehta is the starting point guard for Brown University’s Women’s Basketball Team. She is in her junior year at Brown and is majoring in Biology and hoping to go to medical school. During her freshman year, Shayna was the unanimous selection as the Ivy League Rookie of the year, and in her sophomore...

COO & Editor at Large Atiya Hasan’s Journey With Brown Girl

by Atiya Hasan - Follow @AtiyaHasan05 I've been with Brown Girl Magazine since 2011. Back then it was just a small Texas blog, a product of love, by founder Aditi Mehta. I was just a struggling medical student looking for a creative outlet, so when I got the welcome letter...

Brown Girl’s Recap of the Second Annual DFW South Asian Film Festival

by Faria Akram - Follow @fariaakram14 “The arts are our soul. You cannot survive without the arts.” These words spoken by the New York Indian Film Festival’s prestigious executive director, Aroon Shivdasani, filled the theater at the Perot Museum in Dallas on opening night of the Dallas-Fort Worth South Asian...

Book Review: From ‘Born Confused’ to ‘Bombay Blues,’ Tanuja Desai Hidier Gives a Voice to the Multicultural Generation

by Aditi Mehta -Follow @BrownGirlAditi On September 4, the New York Brown Girl Magazine team cosponsored Tanuja Desai Hidier’s launch of her new book "Bombay Blues" and accompanying album "Bombay Spleen," in collaboration with DJ Rekha at (le) Poisson Rouge in New York City. Desai Hidier did a reading from her new...

Mala Vasu: The Passion Behind the Fashion

by Aditi Mehta -Follow @BrownGirlAditi One of the first articles we ever did on Brown Girl was to highlight an aspiring fashion designer, named Malati Vasudevan. At the time, she had just finished up college and was navigating the fashion world, but I decided to interview her because like so many...

Photographer Raj Shetye Trivializes Sexual Assault Through ‘The Wrong Turn’

by Aditi Mehta -Follow @BrownGirlAditi Last week, Bombay fashion photographer, Raj Shetye, released a series of photographs titled "The Wrong Turn." As you can see from the photos below, it is a series of shots featuring a woman fighting off advances from men all the while stuck on a bus....

Network Efficiently with LOTUS

by Sindhuri Bhi -Follow @sbhims Networking: What is it and how do we do it? Many of us undermine the benefits of networking, or many of us go into a networking event with the goal to collect as many business cards as possible, but there is so much more we...

7 Tips for Becoming a Confident, Professional Brown Girl

by Syeda Hasan - Follow @SyedaHasan28 She is the first to arrive at any meeting, ready to take meticulous notes. She responds to emails at the speed of light, volunteers for extra projects and still makes it to her evening yoga class on time. But when you praise her work,...

BG’s Collection of Love Stories

by Trisha Sakhuja - Follow @Tsakhuja13 Happy Valentines Day! We asked our staff and friends to share their love stories, whether it be stories about their significant others or anything else that they love in life! Regardless of how you celebrate today, don't forget to spread the love and of...

The BG Staff Spreads The Thanksgiving Spirit

On this special day, we would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving & a Happy Hanukkah! As a group of individuals, who work from all over the states and the world, we are so grateful to have such amazing readers & fans. We are all so lucky...

Ethical Engagement Rings: The DoAmore Way

by Aditi Mehta - Follow @BrownGirlAditi When Shipra and Krish met at the University of Texas in Austin a few years ago, little did they know their friendship would blossom into not only love, but also help inspire a business that is making a real impact in the world. Do...

100 Years of Bollywood

by Aditi Mehta - Follow @BrownGirlAditi Earlier this month, Bollywood turned the big 100! Not only is this a huge achievement for the film industry in India, but it also shows the world how strong Bollywood has been with story telling and capturing beautiful moments on screen. To help you...

Why We Love Mindy

by Aditi Mehta - Follow @BrownGirlAditi We sure hope it lasts forever!   Source: sandandglass

Contest: Fall Fashion via Desi Bazaar

by Aditi Mehta – Director BG Staffer Alisha and myself were presented with a cool and innovative way to shop with the girl friends…online.  Sometimes my besties are far away and I just wish you could get their advice right away on a new find, whether it be jewelry, accessories,...

The Pani Puri Margarita

by Aditi Mehta – BG Director I should put a disclaimer on this review. Many of our readers may not have hit the 21 marker, but even if you have not the Pani Puri Margarita is something you can look forward to trying after you turn 21. The Pani Puri...

Indian Summer

by Aditi Mehta - Managing Director So many of my friends go to India on a regular basis to visit family, travel, and shop. My family's trips are a little more rare, but this summer I had the opportunity to go back after eight years. Every time I've been to...

On Art and Friendship

by Aditi Mehta - Houston, TX This past Friday, I had the great privilege of checking out a local production put together by the theater troupe Shunya. The Houston based group is one of the most active South Asian theater groups in the country and features some amazing talent. Through...

Guy Panel: Interracial Dating

by Aditi Mehta - Houston, TX Since BG's inception, we have had many, many readers send us comments about the sticky topic of interracial relationships. Girls have asked for advice, shared their own stories, and even left advice for girls in facing the same dilemmas. There is a wide array...

Kal Penn. Just Awesome.

by Aditi Mehta - Houston, TX Does anyone remember that little movie that came out way back when in 2001, called American Desi? It was a small independent film that sort of blew up in the Indian American community. It was the first of its kind that featured actual Indian...

The Queens of Borrowing

interview by Aditi Mehta For the past two months, Brown Girl has had the privilege of being sponsored by two very amazing Brown Girls. Sisters Siddhi and Riddhi Khara are the founders of Borrow It Bindaas, an online business that rents Indian clothes and accessories for special occasions. The girls’...