Brown and Beautiful

Brown and Beautiful

WHEN BROWN IS BEAUTIFUL AND GOOD FOR BUSINESS: The white-dominated mainstream beauty industry has traditionally ignored other skin colors. Now a new generation of South Asians are not only creating beauty products and brands catering to brown skin, but some are also becoming influencers in the industry, challenging the mainstream notions of beauty and gathering a huge social media presence and fan following. Here are Sarah Thomas, a first generation Indian-American, and her company Bili Beauty; Deepica Mutyala with her company Tinted; Pinki Gosal, Priti and Gargi Patel, and Mona Patel of Vasanti Cosmetics; Divya Gugnani of Wander Beauty; Amrita of Lady Burgundy; Sal Ali of Farsali; Monika Deol of Stellar Beauty; Manal Shaikh of Eyeris; Tamanna Roashan of Dress Your Face; and Padma Lakshmi modeling for MAC Cosmetics; as well as Nabeela Noor and Rihanna talking about and offering cosmetics for different skin tones. We are moving towards more inclusivity in the beauty industry! Read more »

Journeys: Singapore, Foodie Heaven

SINGAPORE: A FOODIE HEAVEN where hawker markets are a national treasure. The tiny island nation offers Chinese, Indian, and Malay cuisines, with influences from Indonesia, Korea, and Japan. Read more »

Commentary: The Great Indian Paradox

Are women in India making progress? Yes, absolutely, and some trends—such as the number of female airline pilots—will astonish you. But the story of women’s progress in India is complicated. Read more »

IndiaScope: Turmoil and Tragedy in Kashmir

For the first time since the 1971 war of Bangladesh, Indian jets crossed the line of control (LOC) into Pakistani airspace. After an Indian fighter pilot was downed, both sides called for sanity. Read more »

India, in Your Face—in America

We live in an abundance of Indian influences: the “Indianization” in America is going strong. Now if only the Trump camp could see immigrants differently and get in step with the times! Read more »

Letters from Readers

More Thoughts on the Kumbh Mela, by Bhagirath Majmudar, MD: looking at the composition of the water in the rivers and in ourselves, at the absence of epidemics at the Kumbh, and more. Read more »

Bad Money Habits to Break

Do bad money habits constrain your financial progress? Many people fall into the same financial behavior patterns, year after year. Now is as good a time as any to alter your behavior. Read more »

Planning for the Mack Truck

As a business owner, you should keep your responsibilities in order such that someone else could pick up where you left off in case of your sudden disability or death. Here are tips. Read more »

Health: Are Wellness Fads Stressing You Out?

ARE WELLNESS FADS STRESSING YOU OUT? Choose simplicity: a nutrient-rich, planned diet, mindful eating, and an enjoyable fitness routine are the simple secrets of wellness and weight control. Read more »

Immigration News Briefs

Premium processing for H-1B resumes / Possible closing of international field offices / ICE agents get license plate access / APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES & DATES FOR FILING—APRIL 2019 Read more »

Janhvi Kapoor to play Kargil Girl

Janhvi Kapoor, Sridevi’s daughter, will be playing Gunjan Saxena, Indian Air Force’s first female combat pilot in a biopic, Kargil Girl. Gunjan showed valor during the Kargil War in 1999. Read more »


Quotes about Medicare, the stigma of menstruation, a piano prodigy, mixed signals about wanting Mexicans here or not, airport security checking, surveillance video exonerating an accused man. Read more »

Neera Bahl on Judicial Nominating Commission

Attorney Neera Bahl of Neera Bahl & Associates (now One Path Legal) was one of the 25 Georgians appointed by Governor Brian Kemp to the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC). Read more »


Briefs / PODCASTS / INDIA’S NATIVE SPORTS / BOOKS: Around the World in 80 Trains; A People’s History of Heaven; The Third Pillar: ...Markets ...the State ...Community; The Good Immigrant Read more »

Musical Mama

INTERVIEW WITH MUSICIAN FALGUNI SHAH: She won acclaim in India, performed for the Obamas at the White House, was nominated for a Grammy Award, and is artist-in-residence at Carnegie Hall. Read more »

Entrepreneurship Isn’t Just a Money-Game

Don't constantly think of how much money you want; look at what you want to create: if it is worthwhile, money will happen. You can't take money with you. What matters is what you created. Read more »






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