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Mindy Kaling & ‘The Mindy Project’: Fostering South Asian Representation From Pilot To Series Finale

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag  “The Mindy Project” became the first American TV show created by and starring an Indian-American when it premiered in 2012 on FOX before moving to Hulu in 2015. Mindy Kaling broke all kinds of norms then and she’s doing it now, even when the comedy has come...

12 Fall TV Comedy Series to Binge-Watch Immediately

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag  Fictional comedy on television is such a gift right now. Don’t tell me you couldn’t use a little more humor in your life. There’s too much going on politically that makes it easy to feel sad and sorry for the world. Sometimes all you need is your...

Kumail Nanjiani Hilariously Tackles Islamaphobia in ‘SNL’ Debut

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag  The world was introduced to Kumail Nanjiani and his comedy brilliance this past weekend for his “Saturday Night Live” debut. Fans of HBO comedy “Silicon Valley” or of the movie “The Big Sick,” which came out this summer, won’t be surprised by Nanjiani's comedic skills. The rest of...

Two Classical Indian Dancers Bring Bharatanatyam to the Forefront with Social Media

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag  The efficacy of social media is obviously unprecedented today. To use that power for good is what’s important. That is exactly why two classical Indian dancers, Srinidhi Raghavan and Sahasra Sambamoorthi’s, work matters right now. In their video series, “The Mirror—A Glimpse Within,” they highlight three important...

Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Simran’ Dazzles in Concept, Falters in Execution

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag  “Simran” is a brave idea for a movie. I say brave because it ventures out of Bollywood’s comfort zone when it comes to displaying life in America. In “Simran,” starring Kangana Ranaut, we don’t see the shiny world of New York City streets or the loud parties...

All the Real Award-Worthy Acceptance Speeches from the Emmy Awards

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag  #REPRESENTATION. Or at least that was the motto at the 69th Emmy Awards last night. Television’s highest honors have often emphasized the importance of showcasing and applauding diversity. Hosted by Stephen Colbert, this year’s Emmy Awards, once again beat the whole #OscarsSoWhite phenomenon by putting some of...

‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ Rises and Stumbles in Delivering it’s Social Message

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" is not your average movie. In this Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar starrer, the real hero is the social message the movie so kindly provides. The satirical comedy promotes Narendra Modi's Swachch Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission), an effort to...

Deepika Padukone is Your Sole Reason to Watch ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag 2017 has started on an impressive note for Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. She stars opposite Vin Diesel in the action movie “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,” which released on January 20. Over the weekend, the film collected a notable $50.3 million worldwide. In...

How the Golden Globes was a Lesson in Highlighting Diversity

by Saloni Gajjar - Follow @browngirlmag The 74th Annual Golden Globes aired on January 8, 2017 on NBC and proved, once again, how television is just better than movies when it comes to honoring diversity. *cough* #OscarsSoWhite *cough*. For the most part, at least. At the ceremony, hosted by Jimmy...

Hypokrit Theater Company Co-Founder Arpita Mukherjee on Providing a Platform for South Asian Artists

by Saloni Gajjar This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. The Hindi word tamasha literally means some form of chaos. Due to its negative connotation, the word is often used to blame someone for being dramatic. However, Hypokrit Theater Company’s upcoming week-long festival, Tamasha NYC, plans to...

Hypokrit Theater Company Co-Founder Shubhra Prakash on Organizing Tamasha, a South Asian Arts Festival

by Saloni Gajjar This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. Shubhra Prakash wears many hats. Actor, filmmaker, writer, producer, voice-over artist. If this suggests anything, it’s the passion and commitment she has towards her industry. This passion led her to co-founding the Hypokrit Theater Company in New...

Why You Should Attend the Much-Waited Fearless Conference Happening in Philadelphia

by Saloni Gajjar This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. The Fearless Conference, to be held on October 1-2 in Philadelphia, is a two-day event for “ambitious women who are ready to ignite their passion, creativity, and inner badass.” Now in its second year, the conference is...

Acid Attack Survivor Reshma Qureshi to Walk at New York Fashion Week

by Saloni Gajjar This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. Nineteen-year-old Reshma Qureshi is all set to walk the ramp at the New York Fashion Week in September. She has been fighting to stop acid sale in India ever since she was attacked two years ago by...

As Mindy Kaling Join’s ‘Ocean’s Eight,’ we Imagine a Bollywood Do-Over for the Film

by Saloni Gajjar This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. Indian-American actress Mindy Kaling will shine on-screen in the all-female reboot of “Ocean’s Eleven.” She will play one of the leads alongside Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Nora “Awkwafina” Lum, Helena Bonham Carter. The original...

Coffeepass Co-Founder Dev Melepura on the Dating App’s Unique Qualities

by Saloni Gajjar The following post is brought to you by our sponsor, Coffeepass, and was originally published on our partner website India.com. The online dating world just got bigger and better. Coffeepass, co-founded by Dev Melepura and Ashwath Biradar, was developed as a means to fix online dating using...

Sukoon Activewear Founder Arshiya Kherani Reflects on Her Hijab-Inclusive Fashion Line

by Saloni Gajjar This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. Arshiya Kherani is passionate about many things. Her Master of Public Administration in finance with a focus on social entrepreneurship from NYU Wagner proves her love for the subject. Her five-year career in real estate and affordable...

‘New Girl’ Finale Features Cece and Schmidt’s Wonderful Interracial Wedding

by Saloni Gajjar This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. *Spoiler Alert Schmidt and Cece’s beautiful Jewish-Indian wedding finally took place in season five's finale of FOX’s “New Girl.” The episode, “Landing Gear,” was a roller-coaster of emotions and paved the way for an intimate, heart-filled marriage ceremony...

Netflix’s ‘Family Party’ Actress Jaya Prasad on Building an Acting Career as an Indian-American

by Saloni Gajjar This post was originally published on our partner website India.com: There has never been a better time to be an Indian in Hollywood—and “Family Party” actress Jaya Prasad couldn’t agree more. Prasad, 27, plays the role of Arti on Netflix’s 50-minute narrative that indulges in the Indian-American...

10 Shah Rukh Khan Movies That Made us His Die-Hard Fans

by Saloni Gajjar This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. Yash Raj Films latest venture “Fan,” which released on April 15, has met with rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. The movie stars Shah Rukh Khan in a dual role—as superstar Aryan Khanna and as Gaurav,...

Here’s the Secret Behind Penn Masala’s 20 Year Musical Journey

by Saloni Gajjar This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. Success can be quantified by various measures. For Penn Masala, the premier South Asian a cappella group in the United States, there are several such measures. Their musical genius will complete a 20-year journey in 2016, which...