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January 24, 2020

Shubham Goel, Reality TV’s Favorite Brown Guy

How did the 23-year-old self-described “Indian James Bond” go from ranking dead last to nearly winning the show and becoming a fan-favorite?

Snigdha Sur

January 22, 2020

One Wipe to Rule Them All

How one man found the in-between to a chambu and toilet paper.

Pranav Reddy

January 23, 2020

Pakistani Cuisine is on the Cusp of a Renaissance

The diversity of Pakistani cuisine, from slow-cooked mutton roast to Kiamari prawn biryani, may finally be getting its due.

Maryam Jillani

January 21, 2020

The American Diaspora Protests CAA

On Sunday’s National Day of Action, South Asians across the country came together to protest the new India.

Meghna Rao

Editor's Picks

December 20, 2019

The Citizenship Amendment Act and the Indian American Obligation

A dispatch from India’s protests, and why they matter for the diaspora.

Sanjena Sathian

November 05, 2019

Bollywood Warped the Brown Girl

Almost all Bollywood hits (and flops) from our collective millennial childhood have propagated anti-woman messages.

Imaan Sheikh

December 19, 2019

The Indian Films of the Decade

Indian cinema tends to be absent in most Western retrospectives — so we wrote our own.

Siddhant Adlakha

October 21, 2019

Kamala Harris's Truth

Lessons from a historic and flailing candidacy.

Sarah Thankam Mathews

Business & Tech

January 14, 2020

Radio Mirchi and the Nostalgia Market

The Indian radio station is like an aunty in your ear and knows what South Asians who have left in the ’80s and ’90s want to listen to.

Varsha Bansal

January 09, 2020

2019: South Asia in Review

We’re highlighting the 10 trends we saw in 2019 and the five trends brewing in 2020.

Snigdha Sur

January 13, 2020

Why Millennials Prefer Co-Star to Prem Jyotish

South Asian millennials knew about astrology before it became the rage. Their path to it isn’t always easy.

Garima Garg

December 24, 2019

The Indian Tech of the Decade

Jayadevan P K examines the top tech trends of the 2010s in India.

Jayadevan P K

Culture

January 24, 2020

Shubham Goel, Reality TV’s Favorite Brown Guy

How did the 23-year-old self-described “Indian James Bond” go from ranking dead last to nearly winning the show and becoming a fan-favorite?

Snigdha Sur

January 22, 2020

One Wipe to Rule Them All

How one man found the in-between to a chambu and toilet paper.

Pranav Reddy

January 23, 2020

Pakistani Cuisine is on the Cusp of a Renaissance

The diversity of Pakistani cuisine, from slow-cooked mutton roast to Kiamari prawn biryani, may finally be getting its due.

Maryam Jillani

January 17, 2020

Alok V Menon and the Power of an Image

What does it take to celebrate one's highly contested body?

Meghna Rao

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.

Meghna Rao

August 13, 2019

Opinion: Not the Role Model We Need

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

Meghna Rao

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.

Tahmina Begum

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?

Nawal Arjini

Politics

January 21, 2020

The American Diaspora Protests CAA

On Sunday’s National Day of Action, South Asians across the country came together to protest the new India.

Meghna Rao

January 10, 2020

The American Nightmare

In Here We Are, Aarti Shahani tells the story of her wrongfully jailed father and uncle, and explores the ugly underbelly of the American dream.

Meghna Rao

January 16, 2020

CAA and The Instagram Baddie

Should diasporic influencers pause self-exoticizing on Instagram and sound the alarm against fascism?

Sarah Thankam Mathews

January 09, 2020

2019: South Asia in Review

We’re highlighting the 10 trends we saw in 2019 and the five trends brewing in 2020.

Snigdha Sur

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.

Palak Patel

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.

Parth Vohra

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 and isn't as simple as swapping a billion-plus country for another.

Meghna Rao

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.

Emaad Akhtar