Between September 2004, when Nirali first hit the web as an online magazine for South Asians, and September 2008, we published more than 750 stories and blog posts on all things brown.

Our crack staff and freelancers covered everything from art to politics to fashion to food. We…

… And we did it all on a beautiful and smartly-written site.

During that time, we received thousands of emails and comments about our stories, debating the content and asking for more.

But Nirali has always been a labor of love, and it was tough for our team to sustain the effort. So we’ve been quiet for a while.

Now … something’s afoot.

So, keep an eye on this space. We think you’ll like what you see, very soon.

Ismat Sarah Mangla & Priya Patel, co-founders

Nirali Magazine

(In the meantime, browse through our archives here.)