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‘What a Desi Girl Wants’ is a YA novel of self-discovery, queer romance, and...

What a Desi Girl Wants is a story of self-discovery, exploring themes such as the search for one’s roots, the complexity of family dynamics, introspecting one’s identity, and the beginnings of an unexpected romance....

This children’s book tells a folktale of indigenous Paite people of Manipur

When IE arts editor Alan Chong Lau asked me if I would be interested in reviewing a children’s book on an ethnic minority in India, I immediately said ‘yes’ because I was intrigued about...

Satpreet Kahlon’s ‘the inscrutable shape of longing’ exhibit at the Bellevue Art Museum navigates...

“The loss of stories sharpens the hunger for them.” Academic and writer, Sadiya Hartman’s piercing words resonate deeply. I am at Bellevue Arts Museum on an early fall morning for Satpreet Kahlon’s exhibit, the inscrutable...

TSAFF 2023 becomes first and only South Asian film festival to qualify for the...

‘Breaking Cinematic Barriers’ is the theme for Seattle’s 18th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF), which opens on October 12th across multiple venues in the city. The festival consists of 83 curated films, reflecting...

Q&A: Aparna Nancherla, author of “Unreliable Narrator”

LA-based comedian Aparna Nancherla will be in Seattle on September 27 for the book tour of Unreliable Narrator. She chose to do standup instead of a traditional book tour and “sort of throw books...

Q&A: Poet Justine Chan weaves together folktales, eco-grief

Justine Chan’s newly released poetry book, Should You Lose All Reason(s) braids Indigenous folk tales, music, family, the shifting nuances of home(s), and an urgent concern for our planet. I met Justine, fittingly, in...

She Sang for India is a tribute to legendary Indian classical singer

Suma Subramaniam’s, She Sang for India. How M.S. Subbulakshmi Used Her Voice for Change is a tribute to the legendary Indian classical singer, M.S. Subbulakshmi, and the impact of how she used her musical...

Discovering voices from the margins: An interview with Seattle’s new Civic Poet Shin Yu...

Award winning poet, visual artist, and storyteller, Shin Yu Pai was recently selected as the 2023-2024 Seattle Civic Poet by The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with the Seattle City of...

Interview with Ragamala Dance Company’s Ranee Ramaswamy ahead of Fires of Varanasi: Dance of...

Bharatanatyam, the 2000 year old classical dance tradition from India, has been a lifelong love and creative practice for Ragamala Dance Company’s founder, Ranee Ramaswamy and her daughter, Aparna (co-artistic director, Ragamala). They, along...

Poet Sati Mookherjee and Savita Krishnamoorthy in conversation

Sati Mookherjee’s debut book of poems, Eye (Ravenna Press) is a lyrical ode to her grandfather’s legacy, voyaging across intersecting orbits of earthly and celestial bodies in a nonlinear continuum of time. Excerpts of...