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January 22, 2021

Pakistan’s Trans TikTok Stars

Trans women are trading the sidelines for the spotlight, with TikTok giving them a space to showcase their humor, talent, and joy.

Zuha Siddiqui

January 20, 2021

Kamala Devi Harris Sworn in As Vice President

Unity and diversity were the clear messages behind today’s inauguration ceremony.

Michaela Stone Cross

January 21, 2021

India Prepares to Vaccinate the World, Starting with Itself

As India launches its ambitious vaccine program, scientists fear the government is prioritizing national pride above national safety.

Samira Sawlani

January 20, 2021

Opinion: Kamala Harris is Not Your Aunty

Is referring to Vice President Harris as ‘aunty’ a term of kinship, or a potentially insidious erasure of her professional accomplishments?

Devanshi Patel

Editor's Picks

January 06, 2021

The Rise and Fall of India’s Congress Party

How the party of the left turned “secularism” into a dirty word.

Michaela Stone Cross

December 25, 2020

2020 in Review: Our Top 10 Stories on Food

Our most drool-worthy food features from the year.

The Juggernaut Editorial Team

January 04, 2021

How Lijjat Became a Global Papad Brand

The story of a women-owned cooperative that turned 80 rupees into a business worth millions of dollars.

Priya Krishna

December 24, 2020

Our Top 15 Stories of 2020

The most-read articles this year.

The Juggernaut Editorial Team

Business & Tech

January 21, 2021

India Prepares to Vaccinate the World, Starting with Itself

As India launches its ambitious vaccine program, scientists fear the government is prioritizing national pride above national safety.

Samira Sawlani

January 13, 2021

New WhatsApp Privacy Notice Leads to Surge in Signal, Telegram in India

Concerns over a new privacy policy have led to mass downloads of WhatsApp rivals in the messaging app’s biggest market.

Beejoli Shah

January 15, 2021

Alphabet Makes History with Biggest Tech Workers’ Union

South Asians make up just a fraction of unionized workers in the U.S. At Google, executive chair Parul Koul is helming the charge.

Beejoli Shah

January 04, 2021

How Lijjat Became a Global Papad Brand

The story of a women-owned cooperative that turned 80 rupees into a business worth millions of dollars.

Priya Krishna

Culture

January 22, 2021

Pakistan’s Trans TikTok Stars

Trans women are trading the sidelines for the spotlight, with TikTok giving them a space to showcase their humor, talent, and joy.

Zuha Siddiqui

January 16, 2021

Pursuing Happiness with Ravi Patel

We interviewed the comedic actor to find out how entertainment became a Patel family affair.

Devanshi Patel

January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Pilgrimage to India

History still sees the legacies of the civil rights activist and independence leader Mahatma Gandhi as deeply intertwined.

Devanshi Patel

January 14, 2021

The Fabulous and Boring Lives of Bollywood Wives

The reality show offers neither a salacious escape nor an anthropological window into people we care about.

Madhuri Sastry

Fiction

November 06, 2020

Fiction: It Started with a Dream

In the winner of our spooky horror fiction contest, at a family get-together, the line between Maya’s recurring nightmare and reality blurs.

Hira H. Arif

Film & TV

January 16, 2021

Pursuing Happiness with Ravi Patel

We interviewed the comedic actor to find out how entertainment became a Patel family affair.

Devanshi Patel

January 12, 2021

Hrishikesh Hirway, a Masterclass in the Interview

We interviewed the interviewer, asking the brains behind “Song Exploder,” “Home Cooking,” and “The West Wing Weekly” what makes him so good.

Snigdha Sur

January 14, 2021

The Fabulous and Boring Lives of Bollywood Wives

The reality show offers neither a salacious escape nor an anthropological window into people we care about.

Madhuri Sastry

January 08, 2021

Music and Moonlight

In a culture where romance too often must be conducted in secrecy, the moon has come to symbolize the sole companion to love.

Imaan Sheikh

Food

January 11, 2021

How Chili Peppers Spiced Up the South Asian Palate

Whether fresh, dried, tempered, roasted, fried, powdered, stuffed, or pickled, the not-so-native fruit has become deeply enmeshed in regional cuisines.

Vidya Balachander

December 25, 2020

2020 in Review: Our Top 10 Stories on Food

Our most drool-worthy food features from the year.

The Juggernaut Editorial Team

January 04, 2021

How Lijjat Became a Global Papad Brand

The story of a women-owned cooperative that turned 80 rupees into a business worth millions of dollars.

Priya Krishna

December 18, 2020

Ten of our Favorite Drinks for the Holidays

Sweet and milky, warm and spicy, or berry-licious and boozy — we have all your holiday drink needs covered.

The Juggernaut Editorial Team

Opinion

January 20, 2021

Opinion: Kamala Harris is Not Your Aunty

Is referring to Vice President Harris as ‘aunty’ a term of kinship, or a potentially insidious erasure of her professional accomplishments?

Devanshi Patel

November 18, 2020

Why Alex Trebek Means So Much to Immigrant Kids

Days before he passed, an emotional clip of me telling Alex Trebek I learned to speak English by watching "Jeopardy!" went viral. This is for him.

Burt Thakur

December 17, 2020

Opinion: How Biden Flipped Pennsylvania

The campaign's Deputy Data Director in the swing state reflects on what a Biden win means for the next four years.

Nikitha Rai

October 23, 2020

Opinion: Why More South Asian Americans Are Running for Office

More candidates are running — and winning — during this undeniable moment.

Neil Devani

Politics

January 21, 2021

India Prepares to Vaccinate the World, Starting with Itself

As India launches its ambitious vaccine program, scientists fear the government is prioritizing national pride above national safety.

Samira Sawlani

January 20, 2021

Kamala Devi Harris Sworn in As Vice President

Unity and diversity were the clear messages behind today’s inauguration ceremony.

Michaela Stone Cross

January 20, 2021

Opinion: Kamala Harris is Not Your Aunty

Is referring to Vice President Harris as ‘aunty’ a term of kinship, or a potentially insidious erasure of her professional accomplishments?

Devanshi Patel

January 20, 2021

Meet the South Asian Members of the Biden-Harris Administration

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have selected at least 25 South Asian Americans to work with them.

The Juggernaut Editorial Team

Sports

December 15, 2020

All Punch, No Pay: The Story of Pakistan's Female Boxers

Once lauded internationally, Pakistan’s best female boxers are fighting to make ends meet.

Rabia Mushtaq

January 30, 2020

The Random, Solitary Path of Sumit Nagal

Pursuing a tennis singles career in India is a lonely, expensive, largely anonymous journey.

Giri Nathan

July 09, 2020

A Pommel Horse, Masala Macaroni, and an Olympic Dream

Gymnast Akash Modi — part of a “tight-knit” group of South Asian Americans in the sport — is aiming for an Olympic medal.

Nirmal Mulaikal

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
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