The Juggernaut

Because it's time for South Asians

South Asia has the fastest growing major economies and the world's largest diaspora. South Asians are increasingly visible on the world stage, from global tech company CEOs to US presidential candidates. It's time for smart, nuanced, inclusive analysis that isn't misunderstood or underreported by the newscycle.

Untold stories from the best storytellers

We deliver one original story a day to our subscribers — stories you won't see elsewhere. Our writers have written for the likes of The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Vice, OZY, and more.

The community loves us — come join it

We started as a weekly newsletter and have grown to a community of thousands of readers. Whether you're a creator, educator, world traveler, investor, entrepreneur, or looking for an intelligent perspective, you'll love The Juggernaut. Plus, you'll score invites to our curated events — and much more.

The Juggernaut's personalisation is what none of my current news sources address and that makes yours a compelling read.

Prakash C.
The Juggernaut reader

Latest Stories

December 10, 2019

How Amol Sarva Built a Better WeWork

Co-founder and CEO Amol Sarva shares how Knotel is better (and cheaper) than WeWork, and his plans to be in every part of the office — from the walls to the couch.

December 06, 2019

The South Asians Running 2020’s Campaigns

A boom in South Asian campaign staffers shows that the South Asian American vote matters. But will their efforts to shape the race work?

December 09, 2019

Where Has India’s Early-Stage Startup Money Gone?

Why venture capital in India is shifting away from early-stage companies toward later-stage deals.

December 05, 2019

The Sari Crusaders

How creative interventions are reimagining the sari as a 21st-century garment.

Editor's Picks

October 21, 2019

Kamala Harris's Truth

Lessons from a historic and flailing candidacy.

August 12, 2019

Pakola, Pakistan’s Iconic Soda

How a neon-green soda helped build a national identity.

August 13, 2019

Opinion: Not the Role Model We Need

It’s time we ask for more from Priyanka Chopra-Jonas.

June 07, 2019

The Not-so Model Minority

How 'model minority’ became a definition to create the one-size-fits-all Asian American.

Business & Tech

December 10, 2019

How Amol Sarva Built a Better WeWork

Co-founder and CEO Amol Sarva shares how Knotel is better (and cheaper) than WeWork, and his plans to be in every part of the office — from the walls to the couch.

December 03, 2019

Fashion Brand NorBlack NorWhite’s Universe

How the designer duo with no fashion experience moved from Toronto to India to create the diaspora’s buzziest fashion label.

December 09, 2019

Where Has India’s Early-Stage Startup Money Gone?

Why venture capital in India is shifting away from early-stage companies toward later-stage deals.

November 27, 2019

How Bollywood Went Underground

The Indian government conferred industry status on its film industry only in 2001. For years, the best way to fund movies was through the world of crime.

Culture

December 05, 2019

The Sari Crusaders

How creative interventions are reimagining the sari as a 21st-century garment.

December 03, 2019

Fashion Brand NorBlack NorWhite’s Universe

How the designer duo with no fashion experience moved from Toronto to India to create the diaspora’s buzziest fashion label.

December 04, 2019

The Complicated Politics of Sun Exposure

Embracing the sun as a South Asian feels like taking a political stance against shadeism — but it also has its consequences.

December 02, 2019

What’s in a Name?

For many South Asian Americans, choosing baby names is about balancing both South Asian and American heritage.

Opinion

September 18, 2019

Opinion: How Modi Capitalizes on the Diaspora

As India Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitches a worldwide Hindu agenda, the diaspora must decide whether feeling like they belong is enough to overlook what he stands for.

August 13, 2019

Opinion: Not the Role Model We Need

It’s time we ask for more from Priyanka Chopra-Jonas.

September 11, 2019

Who is Shamima Begum?

The story of a woman who ran away to join ISIS, and what it says about belonging, citizenship, and communities.

June 25, 2019

Opinion: Who is Kamala Harris Running For?

 The presidential candidate has done little for South Asian Americans other than embrace her identity. Should we expect more? What should we expect?

Politics

December 06, 2019

The South Asians Running 2020’s Campaigns

A boom in South Asian campaign staffers shows that the South Asian American vote matters. But will their efforts to shape the race work?

November 18, 2019

Mumbai’s Disappearing Underworld

Bollywood has always drawn inspiration from its home city’s underworld. But where did all the gangsters go?

November 25, 2019

Tinku’s Protest Through Love

A Bengali newspaper outed him and his gay marriage to his community back home in 1992. Unfazed, he used it as a teaching moment for others.

November 13, 2019

The Violence of Bangladeshi Student Activism

A recent killing has highlighted how Bangladesh's campuses, once a site for revolution and independence, have taken a turn toward the sinister.

Sports

November 01, 2019

Running the World’s Largest Marathon

Ahead of this Sunday’s New York Marathon, reflections on training for a marathon as a chef and a vegan.

July 29, 2019

Making Cricket Happen in America

Cricket could have become as popular as baseball, but it didn’t. With $1 billion in funding and a framework to go viral, cricket may soon be the next big thing in the U.S.

October 10, 2019

For the NBA, India Can’t Replace China Just Yet

The NBA’s operations in China are already $4b. Its future in India may be just as rosy — but it comes with political choices. It’s not as simple as swapping a billion-plus country for another.

July 23, 2019

How Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Loves All

Pakistan’s top tennis player, 39, is past the average retirement age. But Qureshi plays tennis for reasons beyond trophies.