South Asian women push back on cliches in “Good Girls Marry Doctors”

Piyali Bhattacharya's anthology of essays by 27 different writers adds nuance and dimension to the story South Asian women in America.
May 10, 2017
The 11th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival starts October 14 2016.

Tasveer 2016: Seattle’s South Asian Film Festival is October 14-23

Offbeat films, filmmaker panels, South Asian Cuisine and more!
Sep 22, 2016

“What’s Done is Done” blends Bollywood with Shakespeare in touring show

Unique spin on "Macbeth" aims to appeal to audiences beyond Seattle's South Asian diaspora.
Jul 28, 2016

The best and worst of Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None”

Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" finds a distinct voice in the growing world of streaming comedy in a more diverse America.
Nov 11, 2015
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Top five South Asian stereotypes about the U.S. (and why they’re wrong)

Americans are all rich, white and promiscuous. At least that’s what Adnan Ali Syed thought before he came here and found out for himself. 
Sep 30, 2013

South Asian take on Vagina Monologues challenges sexual taboos

In a year marked by a political “War on Women” and a spate of sexual violence in India, it’s time for an open dialogue that challenges cultural taboos about sex.
May 8, 2013

Female cab drivers break into India’s hostile male profession

Chandni Gautam, above, is one of the first of her kind; a female cab driver in India. Gautam works for a company employing and training women to become cab drivers and chauffeurs. But the job is about more than getting a license. It means going to work in openly hostile field, where road rage, physical threats […]
Aug 21, 2012

Search for authentic Pakistani food leads to the Kebab Palace in Redmond

Chicken handi is the dish that defines Pakistani food for me.  The first time I tried it I was sitting on the roof of Cuckoo’s Den in Lahore–a former brothel famously converted to an eccentric restaurant with a romantic nighttime view of the Badshahi Mosque.  I remember the sweat-soaked shirt plastered against my lower back […]
Jan 31, 2012