Who Knew Kulfi Could Be Style(.com)ish?

Saffron-flavored kulfi from Kool Freeze. I’m probably going to get in trouble for saying this, and my authentic “desi-ness” is likely going to be questioned here, but I don’t like kulfi. I never have. I don’t know, something about it is too salty-milky-not-in-a-good-way to me. And kulfi doesn’t come in chocolate. Give me some Stroh’s […]

August 2006

Suphala in NYC Tonight

Suphala is a tabla master. One of the most interesting people I’ve met through Nirali is tabla player Suphala. If you’re in New York City, you have a chance to see this amazing musician tonight. She’s performing at midnight with cellist David Gotay and violinist Yuko Naito at the Spiegeltent at Fulton Fish Market. After […]

August 2006

Russell Peters: Outsourced!

Russell Peters’ new Comedy Central special.

August 2006

Kal Penn Joins Cast of 24

Kal Penn’s star is rising—he’s been everwhere since Nirali interviewed him in September 2004. Kal Penn has joined the cast of 24, Fox’s Emmy-winning drama about Jack Bauer and his quest to stop the terrorists. I don’t watch the show, but word is that Penn is going to play the recurring role of a man […]

August 2006

Help Baby Nirali

Help save baby Nirali Naik’s life. In October 2004, we featured “Hoping for a Match” in which we addressed the dire need for more South Asians to join the bone marrow registry. Megan Jacob, the lovely 22-year-old we profiled in the piece, suffered from Hodgkin’s disease. Alongside receiving chemotherapy treatments, Megan spent much of her […]

August 2006
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A Night at the Roxy

One of our talented staffers, Roxanna Kassam, is getting married this weekend. Congrats to her and the soon-to-be “Trusty Husband!” In honor of her impending nuptials, I want to feature two wonderful stories Roxy wrote for us during Nirali‘s first run: “Finding a Thoroughly Modern Male” from our April 2005 issue was one of our […]

August 2006

Love Made Visible Gains Visibility

The “guide to living with style” highlights one of Nirali‘s most stylish. Because I am Priya’s number-one fan (or so I’d like to think—I know she has hundreds of them), I’m going to brag about one of Nirali‘s very own. The inimitable and incredibly talented Priya Patel, Nirali Magazine‘s fabulous designer and connoisseur of all […]

August 2006

Rise with Anoushka Shankar

Courtesy of Amazon.com Chicagoans attending the final concert in the city’s Music Without Borders series were treated to performances by talented sitarist Anoushka Shankar and DJ Karsh Kale. I considered myself a lukewarm fan of Indian classical music at best, but after sitting in the open air Pritzker Pavillion of beautiful Millennium Park in the […]

August 2006

Luella Bartley & M.I.A.

Fashion design Luella Bartley cites ex-roomie M.I.A. as one of her style inspirations in Fashion Rocks.

August 2006

Love Kahani Magazine

Kahani is still going strong as the best literary magazine for South Asian children.

August 2006