Mindy Kaling Says She’ll Address Race and Other Heavy Topics in Her Upcoming Book

Kaling's first book was a hit.
Kaling’s first book was a hit.

The once and future best-selling author: Mindy Kaling is currently working on a follow up to her 2011 book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). We have to admit that we were intrigued by the book’s description. Here’s how the AV Club described it:

[T]he book will cover everything that’s happened in her life since she wrote Everyone, including her Fox show, the death of her mother, several of her friends’ marriages, and the purchase of her current home. The book will also reportedly address other issues that have been bandied about in Kaling’s public life, like her controversial Elle cover and issues of race (and dudes) on The Mindy Project.

The book will be titled Why Not Me? She told the Los Angeles Times that the phrase “has kind of been my subconscious motto my whole life.” (Vulture)

Come fly with me: Uber users in India had the opportunity to take a helicopter ride over both Mumbai and Bangalore in a special deal that ran this weekend. For $85 (or Rs5,000), the lucky few got to go on a 20 to 30 minute chopper ride in the city followed by brunch and an (Uber) ride back home. (Quartz)

Meet the first woman to ever run a Pakistani police station: The Associated Press profiles Syeda Ghazala, a 20-year veteran of the Karachi police force who now runs a station in Pakistan’s largest city. She now runs a station staffed by 100 police officers– all of whom are men. Note: if you click on the story, you’ll probably find it pretty weird that the AP did an entire profile of Ghazala without ever actually quoting her directly. (Associated Press)

Tweet of the day: If you’ve been paying attention to the World Cup at all, you’ve probably either seen or read about Holland’s thrashing of Spain on Friday. The hero of the game was Robin Van Persie, one of Holland’s biggest stars. Van Persie’s official Twitter handle is, fittingly, @Persie_Official. The handle @rvp is owned by the telecom executive Ravi Visvesvaraya Prasad, who has tweeted many times over the years about how he is bombarded with tweets every time Van Persie is in the news. Here’s one of his sample tweets from this weekend.

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