Arts

Kolam Series by Meera Agarwal

A Kolam for Kamala

Meera Agarwal with her kolam art "Braided" Kolams are an art form from South India used to celebrate auspicious events. When U.S. Senator Kamala Devi Harris, (D-Calif.), accepted the U.S. vice presidential…
Traditional Welcome Kolam Drawing

Biden-Harris Inauguration Will Include a Mega-Kolam

In a tribute to Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris’ South Indian roots, the presidential inauguration will include America’s largest kolam, a welcoming floor pattern hand drawn by women in India, to welcome Biden and…

Putting Trini Culture on Canvas

Trinidad-born immigrant Indra Persad Milowe, a recently retired nurse of 45 years, works on her art in Salem, Massachusetts, specifically on a series of paintings inspired by her memories of life in…

Ten Best Indian Movies of the Year

The 10 Best Indian Movies

2020 — what a year! There was never a greater need for content than this year, as we collectively spent time on our couches staring at the television screen waiting for something…

Focus on Your Goals

Focus on Your Goals: How Manisha Broke the Norm

Briefly describe what you do professionally?  I’m a modern calligrapher who makes handmade signage for weddings and events! Calligraphy is also not my full-time job – I graduated from Baruch College with…

South Asian Art

South Asian Art in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter movement represents an inflection point in the psyche of the world, and the South Asian community, like many others, has been reflecting, listening, and standing in solidarity with…

Sharvan Kumar

Longing, a poem by Sharvan Kumar

Longing  A little girl stood with her arm extended, A beautiful bouquet of golden daffodils. Her face was radiant, but a single tear  ran down her cheek, betraying the sorrow beneath. “My…

Sheetal Sheth

Sheetal Sheth Persevering

Growing up in New Jersey as a first-generation child of immigrant parents from Gujarat, Sheetal Sheth studied widely in school. She also danced, played basketball, and other sports. But acting was her…