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Interview with Top Masala Author Rajdeep Paulus

Interview with Top Masala Author Rajdeep Paulus
With the Kriti Festival just around the corner in September that celebrates South Asian Arts and Literature, I catch up with masala marinated author Rajdeep Paulus, who will be there when the event takes place at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Young Adult fiction writer who is much acclaimed after the success of... Read more »

Edmonton 'DJ VJ' mixes and scratches up bhangra beats at Tantrik

Edmonton 'DJ VJ' mixes and scratches up bhangra beats at Tantrik
After interviewing DJ Anjali and DJ Rekha last year, Vijay Masih, aka DJ VJ is the latest to spin the decks at night club Tantrik. Coming from Edmonton, Canada, he tells of how he got into DJing, his radio show and what the bhangra scene is like in his native country. DJ VJ shares his... Read more »

Stories From Chicago: A Birmingham Project

Stories From Chicago: A Birmingham Project
Another video I’ve come across that focuses on the Sister City relationship between Chicago and Birmingham. It’s a video blog from Jim Kerwood, the cool looking dude in the vid, who flew to the city and on his stay there met a lot of people who tell us what makes Chicago a cool city to... Read more »
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Talking With Elk Grove Blogger Mary of LuxLucky

Talking With Elk Grove Blogger Mary of LuxLucky
Me and Mary, of blog LuxLucky are undertaking a blogger exchange where I feature her on my blog, and vice versa. Definitely an interesting person, she hails from Elk Grove, Illinois. Her blog started when she decided to post features on movies before just deciding, hey, I’ll put down whatever comes to mind! Well probably.... Read more »

Brummie Simon Leach on living in Chicago and Aston Villa

Brummie Simon Leach on living in Chicago and Aston Villa
Being from Birmingham myself, it was only fitting that I’d eventually QnA someone with roots from the city itself. Simon Leach is that guy! Living in Chicago for almost a decade, he tells me of his experiences living in the city, places of interests that we should check out, and his love for the claret... Read more »

QnA With Aston Villa fan Keir Graff from Chicago

QnA With Aston Villa fan Keir Graff from Chicago
With the increasing popularity of soccer in the US, I was surprised to read an article featured on the Aston Villa page about the flurry of fans supporting the Birmingham side. With the English Premier League airing on NBC Sports, there has been an increased interest in the sport and league, and there are quite... Read more »
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Holi - The Awesome Celebration Of Color!

Holi - The Awesome Celebration Of Color!
Holi, the festival of colors, is a popular Indian festival which is celebrated in the Spring to welcome the new season. Bonfires are lit, people of all ages get involved, and everyone has fun. Definitely the most distinctive feature of this colorful festival is no doubt, the paint throwing. People dress in white clothes to... Read more »

Fun and Festivities During Lohri Celebrations in Chicago

Lohri celebrations held at Ashyana Banquet in Downers Grove, Illinois/ All Images courtesy of United Punjabis of America (UPA)
Despite the gloomy weather of snow and sleet in Chicago, this did nothing to stop people attending the celebrations of Lohri that was held on the 18th of January at Ashayana Banquets. Organised by the United Punjabis of America, this marked the second annual Lohri celebrations held in the state of Illinois. Over 200 guests... Read more »

Chicago Rapper Alpha Singh Is Back With The Rain EP

Chicago Rapper Alpha Singh Is Back With The Rain EP
Lake Zurich based rapper Alpha Singh is back with his latest release, ‘The Rain EP.’ The follow up to his debut album, ‘The Saga Continues’, this was released on the 7th, and the first track titled ‘Midnight Marauder’ from the EP is available to view on his YouTube channel. Alpha Singh joins me again for... Read more »
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A Chicagoan Experience in London and Supporting Fulham FC

A Chicagoan Experience in London and Supporting Fulham FC
This is the next post in my series on Chicagoan experiences in England. Alisa Jordan, the blogger of No Bags to Check guest blogs and shares her experiences of living in London. She has also lived in Baltimore and Boston, and currently resides in Chicago. On her move to London I moved to London on... Read more »
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