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The Juggernaut Editorial Team

The Juggernaut is a publication for smart, sharp South Asian stories and news for the world’s largest diaspora. We are chronicling the rise of South Asians, and challenging the norms that hold us back. We tell stories you can’t find anywhere else and add deep context to those you might have heard already. We’re also diversifying newsrooms and storytelling — 77% of newsrooms in the United States were white in 2018, yet Asia is poised to create over 50% of world GDP by 2020. We have an avid community of members and also host regular events in New York. We’ve been featured in Y Combinator’s Hacker News, TechCrunch, Axios, and Harvard Business School’s MBA Voices Blog.

Dating is a “Hot Mess,” Says Vyasar From Indian Matchmaking

The Texas college counselor argues that, while dating, people have only one job: be real.

For Ankita of “Indian Matchmaking,” Honesty is the Best Policy

The Delhi-based entrepreneur says if you’re not going to be honest to yourself, you’ll end up in a soup.

Aparna Dishes Truths About “Indian Matchmaking”

The Houston lawyer shot to fame for her one-liners and brutal honesty — but she’s fine if you forget her in six months.

Behind the Scenes with “Indian Matchmaking” Creator Smriti Mundhra

The executive producer and filmmaker talks about the reactions to the first season and what’s next.

“Everyone Can Do Something”

Entrepreneur Meena Harris talks about Black Lives Matter and her latest book: no one can do everything, but every person can play a role in effecting change.

Revisiting the Model Minority Myth, 20 Years Later

Two decades after the publication of ‘The Karma of Brown Folk,’ Vijay Prashad revisits his seminal book and advocates for concrete change today.

The Fearsome Yakku of Sri Lanka

In Sinhalese culture, yakku are demons that haunt people as they die. We revisit their history.

Editorial: What the New York Times Gets Wrong About Caste

In an interview with the New York Times, ex-Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi attributes her success to her "conservative Brahmin" upbringing. Why did it deserve mention at all — either from the Times or Nooyi?


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