The Juggernaut

Dhruva Balram

Dhruva Balram is an Indian-Canadian freelance journalist whose work sits comfortably at the intersection of culture and politics. He has been published in NPR, the Guardian, NME and GQ . He is currently based in London, UK.

India’s Battle for LGBTQ Rights is Far from Over

Two years after India’s Supreme Court revoked Section 377 — which criminalized homosexuality — violence, assaults, and discrimination are still the norm.

Opinion: How Do We Move Forward?

Reducing the suffering of others is a habit, not a momentary concern.

Vivek Shraya’s The Subtweet Questions More Than Toxic Friendships

The novel explores not only whether two struggling musicians can be friends but also the context that led them there.

Azadi Records, India’s Most Provocative Record Label

The three-year-old music label is fighting for the truth — no matter the cost.

Art as Mental Healthcare

Though South Asians who seek formal mental healthcare do well, music and art are informal avenues for those otherwise wary of institutions.


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