Culture

Local residents and supporters of the Save Brick Lane campaign protest against ongoing gentrification on September 12, 2021 in London, U.K. (Mark Kerrison/In Pictures via Getty Images)

London’s Brick Lane: Banglatown No More?

British Bangladeshis have called the area home for decades. With new development, its future is far more uncertain.

The culture section is the heartbeat of The Juggernaut. Here, you’ll find journalism that explores everything from how “Welcome to India” became the Brown internet’s first joke to how Black TikTok creators are paying homage to Bollywood.

We especially love digging into the intersection of South Asian stories with other non-Western cultures. Think: why Nigerians love Bollywood, how Korean dramas crash-landed on South Asian screens, and the rise of Russian literature in Sri Lanka. We've also profiled several cultural icons, from Padma Lakshmi to Amitav Ghosh to Mira Nair to Riz Ahmed.

Why it matters: Mainstream media has long failed to examine the contribution of Brown stories to global culture at large. We’re here to change that. We dig deep to answer: why are we the way we are today? Our culture reporting span the U.S., Canada, England, Australia, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the Maldives, and many more.

The Bakshali manuscript (Oxford Library)