Welcome to the Nirali Weblog!

M.I.A.
In October 2004, we interviewed the feisty M.I.A.–and it’s still the most-read story in our archive.

Welcome back, fans! When we launched Nirali Magazine in September 2004, we were just four South Asian American young women with a big idea. And what a welcome that idea received! Readers from all over the world wrote appreciating the magazine. Soon, our little labor of love exploded, and as more of you read , more of you wanted to get involved. Today, we’re proud to boast a much larger staff comprised of talented journalists, artists and businesspeople.

Because Nirali was (and still is) powered entirely by volunteers, it became difficult for the staffers to maintain while juggling our increasingly busy lives. But we are excited to announce that we will be back, better than ever, on September 1, 2006, with a brand new design and more fabulous stories to serve you. We’re undergoing some changes—changes that will make it easier for us to bring Nirali to you, and we’re looking forward to being around for a long time. We hope you’ll join us.

Of course, in the year that we’ve been on hiatus, the web has become an even more important part of our daily lives. We’re excited to bring you the Nirali weblog. Here, you’ll read late-breaking news, commentary on events of interest to our community, and perhaps even get a glance into the lives of some of the Nirali staff. We encourage you to share your thoughts with us in the comments, because this weblog is your space.

Thanks again for reading!

August 4, 2006

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  1. August 7, 2006, 5:25 pm Dhrumil

    We need more proper south asian blogs. Glad to see you guys here!

  2. August 8, 2006, 5:56 am a girl named Rock.

    Although not of South Asian descent, I have been a fan of Nirali since your inception. Checking in time to time for an update, I am glad to see you return.

    As women of color it is important to continue taking the reigns and making our voices heard and count. I salute the staff of Nirali for doing just that! Brava!

    Welcome back!

  3. August 8, 2006, 4:20 pm Ismat

    Thanks for the support. You guys keep us going.

  4. August 22, 2006, 7:37 am Radha G

    Hi! I’m a doctoral student at the University of Maryland, and I’m currently conducting a study on our community. I’m looking for 18+ year old individuals of Indian descent to participate in this online, confidential study. There are some simple questionnaires which take about 20 mins, and two winners will be chosen at the end to receive cash prizes of $100 each! Click the link below to participate. Please help young scientists like me learn more about how to engage and provide services to the desi community! Thanks for your support!
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=158551315166