The Juggernaut

Samira Sadeque

Samira Sadeque is a New York-based Bangladeshi journalist and poet writing about migration, the refugee crisis, gender, and mental health. She completed her M.S. in Journalism from Columbia Journalism School in 2017. Her work also appears in Reuters, NPR, Al Jazeera, Quartz, The Lily, AJ+, The Wire.in, Scroll.in, and the Dhaka Tribune among other publications. Her work was nominated for a 2018 South Asian Journalists Association award. She is a 2018 Poynter Fellow and a 2018 Maynard Fellow.

Tinku’s Protest Through Love

A Bengali newspaper outed him and his gay marriage to his community back home in 1992. Unfazed, he used it as a teaching moment for others.

Taxi Drivers Navigate a City Stacked Against Them

Nearly 50% of New York City yellow cab drivers are from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India — they must face ride-sharing’s rise and increasing driver suicides, together.

The Catch-22 of Gun Violence in America

The Oak Creek shooting at a Wisconsin gurudwara, the man who shot and killed an Indian man in Kansas, and the Sandy Hook shooting all affected South Asian Americans. Yet, South Asian Americans also fear how their identity implicates them, even when they aren’t guilty.