Aparita Bhandari

Director Anubhav Sinha's flawed thriller is a rare mainstream Indian film that attempts to tackle caste-based violence head on Read more

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Bollywood heavyweights Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti's drama series about a pair of wedding planners explores uncomfortable class dynamics behind marital extravagance Read more

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Badhaai Ho could help normalize frank sex talk, especially in light of sex-ed curriculum debates among Toronto’s South Asian communities Read more

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Akber Dewji

In the world premiere of their Misaq-E-Ishq show at Aga Khan Museum, Ali Sethi, Noah Georgeson and Ali Asani showed the spiritual depth of Sufi love songs. Read more

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Scarborough-raised author's epistolary book follows in a long line of essays about race and politics, but adds Canadian context Read more


The Vancouver-based author's second novel explores the lives of young Black men growing up in the oft-maligned Toronto suburb of "Scarberia" Read more


The film Shubh Mangal Saavdhan unpacks toxic masculinity by taking on a taboo typically referred to as "gent's problem" Read more

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The Bengaluru, India-based psych band have been packing in as many shows as they can fit and their itinerary just keeps growing Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Maria Qamar parlayed her popularity on Instagram into a guide for South Asian women caught in the crosshairs of two cultures – and meddlesome aunties Read more


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Aman Dhillon

Jab Harry Met Sejal misses an opportunity to address issues raised by critics and audiences around the narratives of traditional Hindi love stories Read more

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Mayank Austen Soofi

The Booker Prize-winning author has been lauded for her opposition to India's caste system – and derided as a privileged celebrity interloper Read more


In Fugue States, the Hamilton-based author subverts the archetypal story of a second-generation immigrant that goes on a journey of self-discovery Read more