From Apu to Master of None: The changing face of US television

For years, the Simpsons character was the most famous Indian on US screens, but now actors and comedians such as Riz Ahmed, Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari and Hasan Minhaj are pop royalty, observes the Guardian's Arwa Mahdawi

“US culture has a new mantra: it’s down with brown," writes Arwa Mahdawi in the Guardian today. "In the past few years, entertainers of south Asian origin have gone from being a minor footnote in American popular culture to a headline event. You can see a snapshot of this new America in a picture British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed tweeted this month at the Met Gala, the annual gathering of pop-culture royalty. Captioned ‘Taking over the #metgala2017’, it showed Ahmed standing next to comedians Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari, and the Daily Show’s senior correspondent, Hasan Minhaj.”

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