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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.

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

The Indian Americans Who Rallied at Capitol Hill

The Indian and the Confederate flags were flying together during the recent storming of Capitol Hill.

Michaela Stone Cross

January 08, 2021

How Brown Democrats Mobilized in Georgia

A record turnout of South Asian American voters helped swing the Georgia runoffs.

Michaela Stone Cross and Beejoli Shah

January 07, 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

January 06, 2021

Sex, War, and Saadat Hasan Manto

A writer who sought both justice and pleasure, Manto told the truth but didn’t preach it.

Michaela Stone Cross

December 14, 2020

India’s ‘Love Jihad Law' Explained

A new law promises to protect women being tricked into conversion. We explain what this law does, and why it’s being passed now.

Michaela Stone Cross

December 10, 2020

Death of the Masala Emperor, ‘MDH Dadaji’

Remembering the ubiquitous icon and his story of survival in the darkest times India’s known.

Michaela Stone Cross

December 03, 2020

Coming Out When Queer and Brown

Not all South Asian experiences of coming out involve hysterics, disownment, or a return to life in the closet.

Michaela Stone Cross

November 30, 2020

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