Angilee Shah

10 Added | 1 Magazine | 5 Likes | 16 Followers | @angshah | My name is Angilee Shah and I am a journalist, editor and blogger. I work on stories as diverse as features about women in tech, investigative reports on Sri Lanka’s civil war, and scholar and journalist collaborations for a book on China. The common thread is always my interest in the world, the way people interact across cultures and boundaries and the endless variety of cultures to explore.

A Fashion Show That Jazzes Up Conservative Clothing for Muslim Women

But for Atik, a 21-year-old student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, who has worn the hijab since the eighth grade, conservative …

Geek Chicks: PyLadies, a Gang of Female Computer Programmers

feeling like outsiders.<p>Katharine Jarmul, 29, remembers the day<p>they first identified the problem. She and three other women found<p>themselves chatting …

Bollywood in L.A.: Naz 8 Cinema Manager Raj Singh on His Journey From Kashmir to Artesia

Naz 8 theaters are reminiscent of home for many immigrants, Singh says. The one in Artesia isn't much to look at -- it's at the end of a strip mall …

Tina's Mouth: A Graphic Novel That Gives Indian-American Stereotypes the Finger

<i>Tina's Mouth</i> appears to be a story about a 15-year-old in a prep school, but Kashyap's story and Araki's drawings are full of inside jokes for …

Umar Hakim's Muslim Faith Inspires His Fight for Social Justice -- and a Responsible Banking Ordinance

Hakim is learning how to change that as a fellow in the Jewish Funds for Justice Community Organizing Residency program, which has embedded him with …

What Obama Missed in Indonesia

President Barack Obama's visit to Indonesia was cut short because of volcanic ash, but what he missed was an annual tradition that says a lot about a country relatively unfamiliar to most Americans. Indonesia marks Heroes' Day every Nov. 10 to commemorate extraordinary service to the nation.<p>Among …

Asia

The Best Reporting on the Sichuan Earthquake You’ll Never See

Iran's Secret University for Baha'i: Global and Underground

A university in Iran connects to the rest of the world to give the minority Bahá’í community opportunities for higher education<p>356<p>SHARES<p>Here’s how …

India, China, and the Importance of Storytelling

Katherine Boo's debut book “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” is a powerful story set in a Mumbai slum, and a reminder of how important stories about …

UCLA's New School of Thought

A collaboration between UCLA and the Los Angeles school district aims for the kind of bilingual excellence that's common in Europe.<p>4<p>SHARES<p>In many …