Does Yale Discriminate Against Asian Americans?
Eleven Asian American students looked at their admissions files. They were surprised by what they found.
Yale Was Built on Stolen Riches from India. Why Don’t We Talk About It More?
Elihu Yale became the reluctant namesake of the prestigious university by exploiting Indian diamonds, textiles, and even mango chutney.
Caring for South Asian Elders in the U.S., Miles from Home
While enrolling aging parents in nursing homes is common practice in the West, for South Asian American families, it’s more complicated.
The Black Rulers of South Asia
Former slaves from Africa ascended to power during a time when the subcontinent had far greater social mobility and, perhaps, meritocracy.
The Bidet is Back. But for Many South Asians, It’s Been a Fixture.
Rooted in Hindu and Islamic traditions, using water to clean oneself after going to the bathroom has been a common practice in the East, but has only recently caught on in the West.
South Asians are Reclaiming their Curly Hair
For years, South Asians were called “churails” or told that their curly hair was not beautiful. That is now changing — with the help of Black women.
How Anti-Asian Bias Came to U.S. Colleges
Asian Americans overwhelmingly support affirmative action. Yet, the anti-Asian college admissions playbook is reminiscent of 1920s anti-Semitic policies.
Rishi Sunak is U.K. Prime Minister. Now What?
Can the former chancellor of the exchequer get the U.K. through an unprecedented economic crisis? Experts say the answer is not so clear-cut.
Nose Rings are Not Just Ornaments for the Diaspora
As nose piercings become popular in the West, South Asians in the diaspora grapple with preserving their cultural symbolism.
Renewed Hope in the Devesh Samtani Hit-and-Run Case
The 18-year-old was killed in August 2021, with the driver set to serve no jail time. New evidence might now lead to justice, according to the family.