Visit Mum

I recently came across this sweet ad about a mother/son reuniting after years apart. It brings up feelings on the immigrant experience that I’ve heard echoed from my parents while I was growing up. The son describes his love for his native city of Mumbai or Bombay, which is also one of my favorite cities…

One City. One Dream. One Chicago.

In response to recent anti-immigrant sentiment expressed and embodied by our current President, Rahm Emanuel and the city of Chicago have launched a “One Chicago” campaign, to showcase a unified voice across all of our residents, citizens or not. Unity, equality, and inclusion, that’s what this city is all about. Below are a few featured…

#SariNotSorry

Did you know there are over 100 ways to drape a sari?

Anoushka Shankar at the CSO

For one night only, come see Anoushka Shankar perform Indian classical and progressive world music on her sitar at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Receive 10% off ticket prices, courtesy of Natya Dance Theatre by using code SHANKAR at checkout. March 25th at 8pm.

Watch Recap of South Asian International Film Festival on Zee TV

Zee TV will be playing a telecast of NYC’s South Asian International Film Festival on Saturday, January 14th at 5:30 EST.   The 13th Annual South Asian Film Festival was held in New York City on November 30 – December 4, 2016. Check out the awesome films and talent showcased at the event!

Desi Theater in Chicago

Living in Chicago, I’m lucky enough that we have the talent, space, patrons, and interest to cultivate South Asian arts. One of the most special artistic outlets we have is Rasaka Theater Company, a Desi theater company that performs “South Asian stories” by “South Asian artists”. I first learned about Rasaka back in 2011 when…

MODERN MANGALSUTRA

Sampat Jewelers has created what they call a “modern mangalsutra” for the “millennial woman’s desire for a unique and versatile piece”. My favorite part of the description is where they “throwback” to our mother’s way of storing and protecting family treasures in bank “lockers” (I constantly get into fights with my mother about this).  I…