Lakshmi Gandhi

Throwback Thursday: Another One Bites the Dust

Throwback Thursday: When Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ Topped the Charts

It’s been 38 years since one of the most recognizable bass lines in the history of Rock and Roll dominated the Billboard charts. This Throwback Thursday, we’re looking back at the time Queen’s “Another...
ina Banerjee exhibition at PAFA

Artist Rina Banerjee Explores Identity and Place in New Philadelphia Exhibition

Identity, history and bold colors have always been themes in artist Rina Banerjee’s work. She’ll soon showcase all of those things in a new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.Through...
The Sisterhood Music video

Girls Who Code Album ‘Sisterh>>d’ is an Ode to the Power of Girls

In honor of the International Day of the Girl on October 11, the Reshma Saujani-founded nonprofit Girls Who Code has released a powerful new visual album celebrating young women and girls.Titled “Sisterh>>d," the album...
The Chattri Memorial

Tracing the History of Britain’s First Memorial to Indian World War I Veterans

As the world continues to celebrate the centennial of the end of World War I, one man is determined to share the story of how his father created England’s first memorial for Indian soldiers...
A 1972 film about Indians in Britain

This 1972 Hindi Documentary Highlighted the Diversity of London

It’s not hard to find documentaries made by English people about India, or its cities and religions. Now, thanks to the British Film Institute, viewers can get a glimpse of a rare Hindi language...

Nepali Company ĀMĀKO is Sharing Family Recipes With the World

When Muna Gurung returned to her native Nepal in 2016 after years living in the United States, she quickly realized that she was returning to a very different place and that her mother was...
South Asian Ghost Stories

Dive into These South Asian Ghost Stories this Halloween Season

Halloween is fast approaching, which means that now is the perfect time to begin exploring some of the many ghost and horror stories written in recent years by South Asian authors.Ghost stories have a...
Tehreem Pasha-Jaffar

Why Pakistani Artist Tehreem Pasha-Jaffar Should be on Your Radar

Artist Tehreem Pasha-Jaffar is using classic Islamic art techniques and traditions to create her own style of art.“It all starts with a random quote, proverb, poem, or anything that I may have overheard from...
Menstruating Durga

Aniket Mitra’s Portrait of a Menstruating Durga Sparks an Important Conversation

Mumbai-based artist Aniket Mitra’s portrait of the Hindu goddess Durga menstruating on a sanitary pad has generated both outrage and praise days before the Hindu festival of Durga Puja is set to begin.Mitra’s new...
Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses' was published in 1988

Looking Back at Salman Rushdie’s ‘The Satanic Verses,’ 30 Years Later

It has been 30 years since author Salman Rushdie first published “The Satanic Verses,” his highly controversial novel in which the author drew inspiration from the life of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.The novel created...