Kal Penn Goes To Hollywood

People magazine’s “eligible bachelor” and on-screen stoner Kal Penn is actually a thoughtful and passionate person off camera. The star of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle talks to Nirali about being brown in the biz.

September 2004

Jungli’s Wild Ride

Tasneem Nanji rocks the crowd.

September 2004

Brown on Broadway

Nirali talks with the stars of Broadway’s Bombay Dreams to learn the secret of the show’s appeal, the story behind the cast’s rapport and what it means to set the stage for South Asian actors in the West.

September 2004

Feast for the Soul

Puris and pakoras might fill the belly, but the ArtWallah Festival fulfills a cultural craving that comes deep from the soul.

September 2004

Khussa Crazy

The latest trend in Europe has a distinctly desi flair.

September 2004
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Mysterious Ways

Mystery writer Sujata Massey doesn’t write about an Indian character—her protagonist is half-American, half-Japanese Rei Shimura. learns what motivates Massey to spin her spellbinding tales.

September 2004

Desi Dishes Revisited

Desi food is certainly delicious but isn’t always easy to concoct in the kitchen. Nirali offers shortcuts for three traditional dishes without sacrificing traditional taste.

September 2004

A Tune of Her Own

Shaheen Sheik confronts new struggles as she seeks to establish herself as a mainstream musician. Undeterred, Sheik talks to about her rise as a guitar-toting, bindi-free singer-songwriter.

September 2004