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Aunties Know Best: How Radha Patel’s Online Matchmaking Portal Marries Traditional Values and Modern Technology

Mention the word dating app, and one imagines the countless left and right swipes in…

All in the Family: Nikki Haley’s Daughter Rena Haley is Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend

It is not certain if she will become the President of the United States, but…

How Anjali Got Her Son Back: A Story of Transnational Abandonment and Child Custody

Anjali Kour was expecting her first baby and living with her husband’s family in New…

How Priya Won a Second Chance at Her American Dream: A Story of Transnational Abandonment

Locked out of her Fremont, Calif., apartment after a domestic dispute turned violent, Priya huddled terrified in…

From Trousseau to Traditions: How Bollywood Impacts Indian Weddings in the Diaspora

Equality has become the focus of marriages in the diaspora. It is expressed through the equal sharing of the cost, adjusting the script’s language in the ritual, and deciding the number of guests invited by the parties concerned. 

Sound Can Be Silenced, If Labeled Noise: Ritika Ganguly’s Multi-Sensorial Performance is Rooted in Activism

I am indeed fortunate to live in a city that allows me to see amazing…

The Whole Nine Yards: Saris Reign Supreme at Ladies Day at British Royal Ascot Racecourse

On a typical Ladies Day at the Royal Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England, women come…

Chai Pani in Asheville, N.C. Serving Indian Street Food Wins James Beard Award for Best Restaurant in America

Meherwan Iran’s Chai Pani, based in Asheville, North Carolina, serving Indian street food, has won…

A Hodophile’s Notebook: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Attending Festival de Cannes

Amid the seemingly unattainable decline of the COVID-19 pandemic, I, like many people in April…

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Kathak Come Together at the Legendary Southern Theater in Minneapolis

Occasionally I chance upon an illuminating performance that stays with you long after the show…

An Indian American Queer Sikh CEO’s Story: Pride Begins (or Ends) With Family and Community Support

I had no idea I was lesbian when I was growing up in India. Sure,…

Hillary Clinton Aide, Celebrity Socialite, and Single Mom Huma Abedin is Ready to Date

Huma Abedin, longtime Hillary Clinton aide and estranged wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)…