Michaela Stone Cross

Michaela Stone Cross (mick-“eye”-luh) is a staff writer at The Juggernaut, currently stranded in Philadelphia, away from her home in Mumbai. After studying South Asian politics, culture and history at the University of Chicago, she worked as a foreign correspondent in Mumbai. Her work previously has been published by CNN, Vox, and Vice.

Why Everyone’s Talking About the Oxford Student Union Case

Rashmi Samant made history as the first Indian woman to be elected student body president, when controversial social media posts emerged.

Michaela Stone Cross

March 17, 2021

A History of Bhang, India’s Most Accessible Cannabis

From Holi celebrations to paan shops, bhang has been consumed for thousands of years in India.

Michaela Stone Cross

March 15, 2021

People Have a Lot to Say About the Meghan-Harry Interview

From racism to female-upheld misogyny, Oprah’s interview brought up familiar themes for Brown viewers everywhere.

Michaela Stone Cross

March 09, 2021

Why Everyone is Talking About Nodeep Kaur

The Dalit labor rights activist, who protested alongside farmers, was arrested on January 12. Allegations of her torture and sexual assault at the hands of police have garnered international attention.

Michaela Stone Cross and Imaan Sheikh

February 11, 2021

The Lost History of Bengali Harlem

The stories of working-class South Asians in New York City point to a history beyond the narrative of assimilation.

Michaela Stone Cross

February 08, 2021

India’s Farmer Protests: An In-Depth Explainer

We give you the context for why India’s farmer protests are making headlines, and what the protesters are fighting for.

Michaela Stone Cross

February 03, 2021

Reincarnating the East India Company

Indian businessmen are buying back colonial-era British brands. But can these acquisitions rewrite history?

Michaela Stone Cross

January 27, 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

Why Some Pakistanis Will Miss Trump

For many living in Pakistan, Trump’s administration will be remembered as a respite from drone strikes, and from the war in Afghanistan.

Michaela Stone Cross

January 19, 2021

Kamala Harris Vogue Cover Sparks Controversy

Vogue’s decision to portray Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as “approachable,” rather than powerful, draws criticism and demands for more diversity.

Michaela Stone Cross

January 13, 2021


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