By Ed Diokno
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more
Sibling rivalries between actress Mindy Kaling and her brother Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam are spilling onto the gossip pages.
The NY Post’ Page Six reports that Chokal-Ingam accused his sister of trying to sabotage his new book on affirmative action- Almost Black: The True Story of How I Got Into Medical School by Pretending … Read more
Miss Saigon, the smash 1989 musical that introduced Lea Salonga to the world is returning to Broadway. A new star may be in the making … Read more
By Ed Diokno
In this week’s episode of The Mindy Project, our favorite OB-GYN, Mindy Lahiri, proclaims she is an Indian American and refuses to acknowledge what her colleague thinks of her—an entitled white man.
It took four … Read more
A new project involving actor Masi Oka of Heroes and Hawaii Five-o fame could open up more opportunities for Asian American actors while two new Indian American characters are being introduced on The Mindy Project, a show sometimes criticized for its lack of diversity.
The guessing game has begun in Washington.
Mindy Kaling in her upcoming book, Why Not Me, reveals that she had a fling with a White House staffer she calls Will.
The Washington Post reports that the flirtation consisted of mostly text messages.
It also included an invitation for a private tour of the White House, … Read more
In a book sure to be cheered by opponents of affirmative action in school admissions, the brother of Mindy Kaling has written about how he posed as Black to get into medical school, reports the Telegraph.
Vijay Chokalingam said he applied with a 3.1 GPA, or a B average, in 1998. He said he … Read more
Actress Mindy Kaling is appearing in a commercial for American Express and fashion designer Jason Wu made a huge impact on the Oscars. He didn’t do it on the red carpet, he did it in an ad for General Motors.
It’s great … Read more
The ad debut this morning on ABC and Good Morning America.
In the ad, Kaling gets to imagine all the things she could do if … Read more
In the words of ABC Entertainment Chief Paul Lee, shows with all white casts “feel dated.”
Just three weeks into the new season at ABC, the network this week green lighted for full season airings two freshman shows featuring large African American … Read more