The 7 Basic Lipstick Commandments for South Asian Women {Makeup Mantra}

The 7 Basic Lipstick Commandments for South Asian Women {Makeup Mantra}

Lipstick can be a hassle - and an extra one if you've got darker lips like many South Asian women do! Fear not, these basic lipstick commandments will ensure that you can dazzle in your favorite lip color, whenever you want!

Part 2: The Bride's Guide to Bridesmaids

Part 2: The Bride's Guide to Bridesmaids

After instagramming that fabulous ring and calling your gal pals to share the exciting news, you realize you have to make another epic decision. You have to pick a select few [...]

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The Truth About Ivory {Social Justice Sunday}

WARNING: Some graphic images of animal abuse  Alongside silk, ivory is one of India's most iconic and cruel traditional wedding items.  Some regions of India host communities in which giving an ivory bangle is still part of the wedding proceedings, but this tradition has come under scrutiny in recent years due to the inhumane [...]

The Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings: Introduction

With over 800 million followers of Hinduism in the world, you can bet there are a bunch of Hindu weddings happening all over the place - from Bangladesh to the UK.  The Big Fat Indian Wedding is here to help.  With the Essential Guide to Hindu Weddings, we'll tell you all you'd ever need to know about how to throw (and attend) a Hindu [...]

The Essential Guide to Mughal Weddings: Introduction

The vast reach of the Mughal Empire of the 1500s and 1600s may have ended with the victory of the British Army in 1857, but the Mughal influence on India’s art, architecture, fashion, and culture still persists today. They left behind an influence on India so deep, that almost no form of art and culture has been untouched by the Mughals.

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Part 1: The Bridesmaids’ Guide to Brides

You’ve just been asked the epic question. Your response determines an overwhelming number of responsibilities, financial obligations, and possible debauchery. No we’re not talking about THE question, but the close second that dubs you a doting bridesmaid. While you may be excited about your elite bridal party status, you might [...]

The Saptapadi, or Sath Phere {Hindu Wedding Rituals}

The Saptapadi, also called the Sath Phere in many North Indian regions, is possibly the most important part of the Hindu Wedding.  According to Hindu law, a couple is not married until the Pheras have been completed. In place of the vows typical to Western weddings, the Saptapadi acts as the symbolic forging of promises that will [...]

Brush-Up on Face Powders + 3 Favs for Desi Skin {Makeup Mantra}

Face powders are a huge part of any makeup look - so where to begin? Here's a look at three great face powders and their usages for your skin perfection needs!

{Book Review} 2 States - The Struggles and Hilarities of Modern-Day Desi Romance

A review of Chetan Bhagat's 2 States - the book that sparked the upcoming Bollywood movie starring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor, in theaters April 18th.

{Social Justice Sundays} Bollywood Through the Ages: The Heroine's Story

Bollywood has definitely evolved throughout the ages - but what does that mean for the modern heroine? Explore the story of the Bollywood heroine as she goes from being the ideal housewife to the fun-loving protagonist.