the Big Sick

How Anupam Kher Became the South Asian Diaspora’s Father

December 22, 2017

When The Big Sick opened to American audiences in late June, it unleashed a tidal wave on its viewers–people of all colors gathered in cinemas across the country to watch a hapless Pakistani immigrant fall in love. For many it was a brand new concept: a brown man placed centerstage telling the story of his … Read More

Why Don’t Brown Women Deserve Love Onscreen?

June 27, 2017

Why are brown men so infatuated with white women onscreen, BuzzFeed writer Imran Siddiquee asks in his essay of the same name. Why do they overlook and underrepresent women of color in order to date white women, is the question I ask. While Sidiquee eviscerated the genre of “Diaspora South Asian Dude Does Rom-Com” in … Read More