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Giju John and Latin-Indian Fusion

Giju John, a Silicon Valley engineer and salsa dancer and Indian music performer by night. Beginning an innovative trend of fusion, mixing two distinct cultures - Indian pop music with Latin cha-cha-cha. Interestingly, India has a number of salsa studios, influenced by the popularity of...

Skin Whitener Controversy

Cosmetic advertisements shown in India which originally targeted to women are now targeting men with campaigns aimed at skin color. "These commercials are sending a not-so-subtle message to men in Asia: Get whiter skin, and you'll get the girl and the job of your dreams"...

The Half Asian Conversations

The Half Asian Conversations by David Yim briefly explores the lives of 5 young half-Asian Americans and what it means to be growing up mixed in America. ...

Shoes off Please

This has been the question for ages. The act of taking off shoes before entering the house is a commonplace for Asians and considered best practiced by most, however what are the reasons? Possibly the biggest reason is just to keep the house clean. Nearly 87% of...

Protest of ‘The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard’

Following the recent release of 'The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard' movie that opened in theaters last Friday, actor Ken Jeong has embroiled a lot of controversy. In the movie, the car dealership manager makes reference to "Japs" and Pearl Harbor before the...

Asian Television Dramas – DramaFever

Based in New York City, DramaFever is a new community website for the fans of Asian television dramas. "We're huge fans of Asian television dramas, especially from Korea, Japan and China. With engaging story lines and top notch talent, these dramas are incredible entertainment. Unfortunately...

Vietnamese Coffee (Cà Phê)

Coffee, first introduced into Vietnam by French Colonists in the late 19th Century, the drink was quickly adopted with regional variations. Due to limitations of availability of fresh milk, the French and Vietnamese used sweetened condensed milk with a dark roast coffee. Vietnamese coffee (Cà...

Ni Hao, Kai-Lan, the Mandarin Dora

Premiered on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. morning kids shows, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan is Nickelodeon's first animated steries to feature Chinese culture, specifically the Mandarin language. Given the huge success of the bilingual television show, Dora the Explorer, which taught Spanish to preschoolers, Nickelodeon is hoping the...

One Perfect Bowl of Ramen at a Time

Nicknamed the Ramen-Bot, a Tokyo restaurant has programmed a robot to cook the perfect bowl of ramen noodles. 20 million yen and five years, shop owner Yoshihara Uchida developed a robot to custom make broth by adjusting everything from the level of soy sauce and...