The Indian SCENE, August 31, 2020
Ojas Akolkar, 46, the entrepreneur behind Tribalfare has moved a lot. Her husband’s work has taken her all over the country, and globe — from Michigan to Florida, China to Mexico. But that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her dream, curating a different kind of artisanal shopping experience. In fact, every time she has moved her business has only grown and evolved...
The Juggernaut, July 16, 2019
Pratima Kushmani Shridevi Doobay, a queer priestess, is the daughter of a Hindu priest, a pandit, and grew up in New York City’s Indo-Caribbean community. From an early age, Doobay was immersed in the world of goddesses and would draw strength and inspiration from them — Saraswati, Durga, Lakshmi, Kali. Yet, though Doobay wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps, she was told that only men could be priests, and that women couldn’t because they menstruated.
Brown Girl Magazine, April 9, 2019
Brown Girl Magazine reached out to Gurki Basra, a retail and fashion strategy expert based in New York City, who you might recognize from Netflix’s “Dating Around.” Basra, the daughter of Sikh Punjabi immigrants, spent the first 12 years of her life living in France before her family moved to Houston, Texas.
Bklyner, Dec. 20, 2018
Rows of earthen-red brownstones line the path to Mazzola Bakery in Carroll Gardens. The neighborhood has changed since the bakery’s start in 1928, but the familiar scent of freshly baked bread, now mixed with coffee, still fills the air as you approach the intersection of Union and Henry Streets.
Catalyst Midland, April 11, 2018
The exhibit showcases outfits pulled together to represent anonymous stories submitted by survivors of sexual assault. The purpose: to debunk the myth that what someone was wearing mattered.
Huffington Post, Nov. 17, 2017
Growing up Indian-American, I have learned how to code switch pretty well. While I have come to value this naturally formed cross-cultural view, feeling like you are two different people can get to be draining.