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Good Indian Girl, Sort Of: Fawzia Mirza

QUEER-ARTIST, RECOVERING LAWYER, DOWN WITH THE BROWN I currently reside in: Chicago, IL What’s your favorite hangout in Chicago: Uncommon Ground Cafe I currently work as an: Actor, Writer, Producer I do this because I: Didn’t want to be a lawyer anymore and acting connects me to my true energetic and creative self. And I love it. I crave it. Wh ...

Good Indian Girl, Definitely: Natasha Singh

LOVER OF HIP-HOP, #RIDEORDIE FOR GADGETS, MED/TECH ENTHUSIAST I currently reside in: Because of my job, I’m lucky enough to call the entire United States my homebase…but when I’m taking a break from traveling, you can find me in San Francisco (Marina & SOMA). What’s your favorite hangout in SF: Philz Coffee on 4th & King. It has a ...

South Asians and Sunscreen: How Much Do We Need?

By Guest Blogger Maleeha Khan, Founder of DesiBetty  Wearing sunscreen is kind of like taking vitamins. We know we’re supposed to be religious about it, but how many of us do it? Every single day? And because we’re desi, do we get some sort of free pass because our skin can be a bit darker? While we’ve all read countless articles that warn u ...

Movie Review: Kai Po Che

By Barnali Dasverma “Another Hindi movie about cricket?!” This was the first thought that crossed my mind when asked if I wanted to spend an afternoon watching “Kai Po Che.”  I was skeptical of what I feared was yet another feel-good Bollywood flick about India’s favorite pastime – cricket. About two hours later, I sat in stunned si ...

Good Indian Girl, Sort Of: Tara Sharma

DUALITY SEEKER, HIGH/LOW ENTHUSIAST, OBSERVER OF PEOPLE, PLACES AND THE NIGHT SKY   I currently reside in: New York, NY What’s your favorite hangout in New York: Because New York is so multi-faceted, my answer will be as well: Central Park for calming and lush greenery and stunning landscapes and an escape from the noise. West Village for a n ...

Crush With Eyeliner – Do You Know What’s In Your Kajal?

By Guest Blogger Maleeha Khan, Founder of Desi Betty Whenever my South Asian relatives traveled to the Motherland and asked me what I wanted, my request was always the same: find me the best kajal there is, please. I’ve always preferred the look of kajal, or kohl, to eyeliner. No fancy product in any high end department stores could produce a so ...

Review: Aziz Ansari Tour 2014

by Krishna Thinakkal, @kthinakk Stand-up isn’t easy. If you’ve ever seen Tom Hanks in “Punchline” you’d understand. It’s usually a sweaty, complicated mess.  Like most relationships. But Aziz Ansari gets it. Not just the funny side of it, the joke side.  He gets how to work an audience, how to get them involved in the act. Mr. Ansari ...