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Editor's Picks

June 11, 2021

20 Films and Shows to Watch During Pride Month

From Bollywood to art cinema, these movies and TV shows celebrate queer characters and storylines.

The Juggernaut Editorial Team

June 03, 2021

Know Your Muses: The Queer Camp of Sridevi

The Brown queer community found camaraderie in Sridevi’s fun-loving but rebellious characters.

Poulomi Das

June 09, 2021

Why South Asians Feel Abandoned in the Anti-Asian Hate Conversation

The recent spike in and discourse around hate crimes against East and Southeast Asians in North America has brought up familiar feelings for South Asians. But not all feel like they’re part of the conversation.

Samira Sadeque

May 31, 2021

Celebrating Pride

This June, a roundup of 15 stories from our archives about queer Brown history, icons, and culture from South Asia and around the world.

The Juggernaut Editorial Team

Business & Tech

June 18, 2021

How Fast Company’s Stephanie Mehta Broke the Mold

In an industry largely dominated by white men, the magazine’s editor-in-chief has brought a fresh perspective to the business reporting world.

JP Mangalindan

June 15, 2021

Streaming Wars: The Battle for Diaspora Viewers

As streaming behemoths like Netflix and Amazon fight to win the U.S. South Asian diaspora market, Indian streaming services are throwing their hats into the ring.

Poulomi Das

June 16, 2021

How America’s Patel Brothers Won the Indian Grocery Game

For many new immigrants, the store was a saving grace in a world full of Wonder Bread and Ruffles. But for their children, is the supermarket still a necessity or simply nostalgic?

Aarti Virani

June 14, 2021

How Dream11 Became India’s First Gaming Unicorn

India's fantasy sports platform has captured the attention of the country's rabid cricket fandom. Now, it wants to be India’s only answer to sports.

Poulomi Das

Crossword

May 12, 2021

"Oh ya!"

Our May 2021 crossword.

Sid Sivakumar

April 09, 2021

"Think Twice"

Our April 2021 crossword.

Sid Sivakumar

Culture

June 21, 2021

Ma Anand Sheela: Mother of all Problematic Faves

You did not — and do not — want to mess with her. But part of you is oddly obsessed with her.

Imaan Sheikh

June 10, 2021

Why India Still Loves Its Multi-Cuisine Restaurants

The Indian “multi-cuisine” — which emerged over 50 years ago — is what happens when your dad wants masala dosa, your grandparents want Hyderabadi biryani, and your sibling wants fettuccine Alfredo.

Meher Mirza

June 16, 2021

How America’s Patel Brothers Won the Indian Grocery Game

For many new immigrants, the store was a saving grace in a world full of Wonder Bread and Ruffles. But for their children, is the supermarket still a necessity or simply nostalgic?

Aarti Virani

June 08, 2021

Captured in Cape Town: The Murder of Anni Dewani

Her husband was a key suspect. But the investigation’s focus on his bisexuality may have hindered justice.

Imaan Sheikh

Fiction

November 06, 2020

Fiction: It Started with a Dream

In the winner of our spooky horror fiction contest, at a family get-together, the line between Maya’s recurring nightmare and reality blurs.

Hira H. Arif

Film & TV

June 21, 2021

Ma Anand Sheela: Mother of all Problematic Faves

You did not — and do not — want to mess with her. But part of you is oddly obsessed with her.

Imaan Sheikh

June 03, 2021

Know Your Muses: The Queer Camp of Sridevi

The Brown queer community found camaraderie in Sridevi’s fun-loving but rebellious characters.

Poulomi Das

June 07, 2021

Vir Das Blazed the Trail for Indian Stand-up Comedy — Now, He’s Going Global

The comedian — who stars in Judd Apatow's "The Bubble," out later this year — forged an industry for Indian comics.

Poulomi Das

May 25, 2021

The Devolution of Journalism in Hindi Film

Bollywood’s ethical journalists are increasingly disappearing from the screen.

Meher Manda

Food

June 16, 2021

How America’s Patel Brothers Won the Indian Grocery Game

For many new immigrants, the store was a saving grace in a world full of Wonder Bread and Ruffles. But for their children, is the supermarket still a necessity or simply nostalgic?

Aarti Virani

April 26, 2021

The Shifting Tides of India’s Seafood Traditions

Though plentiful and sustainable, shellfish such as clams, mussels, oysters, and snails barely make an appearance in popular accounts of Indian seafood.

Rohan Kamicheril

April 30, 2021

The Rooh Afza Renaissance

The ubiquitous, cooling drink known for its permanent spot on the iftar spread is also indelibly linked with the history of Partition.

Shirin Mehrotra

April 20, 2021

How Trader Joe’s Became Known for Its Indian Food

The American grocery chain inadvertently built a line of products — from lamb vindaloo to spicy chakri mix — that appeal to South Asians and non-South Asians alike.

Nikhita Venugopal

Opinion

April 28, 2021

Ambedkar’s American Comeback

Despite America’s relatively newfound interest in Ambedkar’s work, it will take another decade for him to become a household name.

Suraj Yengde

March 26, 2021

Opinion: It’s Too Easy to Criticize Rupi Kaur

Twitterati recently ridiculed a viral video of everyone’s favorite Instagram poet, but her politics deserve a chance.

Meher Manda

April 01, 2021

Opinion: The Resurrection of Imran Khan

Despite a long and fraught journey, Pakistan’s prime minister might be the first to finish his term in the country’s history.

Wajahat S. Khan

March 22, 2021

Opinion: How Do We Write a Better Story of Asian America?

Our ability to see and support each other is what matters.

Anita Felicelli

Politics

June 17, 2021

The Very Public Persona of Kamala Harris

The current U.S. vice president represents a lot of things to a lot of people. Yet, among the public expectations, she is struggling to find a singular political voice.

Indrani Basu

June 04, 2021

How Princess Diana’s 1995 Interview Could Royally Damage the BBC

Twenty-six years after journalist Martin Bashir’s controversial interview with Lady Di, both the Crown and the BBC are once again under scrutiny.

Devanshi Patel

June 09, 2021

Why South Asians Feel Abandoned in the Anti-Asian Hate Conversation

The recent spike in and discourse around hate crimes against East and Southeast Asians in North America has brought up familiar feelings for South Asians. But not all feel like they’re part of the conversation.

Samira Sadeque

May 26, 2021

How BAPS Built a Global Brand of Hinduism — and Brought Its Practices Stateside

The group, over a 100 years old, has recently come under scrutiny for casteist labor practices in New Jersey, but has long been known for temple building around the world.

Aarti Virani

Science & Technology

May 05, 2021

To Be a Non-COVID Patient in India Right Now

With the country’s overburdened healthcare system focused on fighting COVID, non-COVID patients assume lowest priority.

Poulomi Das

April 21, 2021

How Twitter became India’s COVID E.R.

Jaded by the health care system, Indians are taking to social media, offering and requesting help to save lives. But this is no feel-good human story.

Imaan Sheikh

April 29, 2021

How India’s COVID Surge is Fueling the Vaccine Diplomacy Debate

Who gets to decide which country gets which vaccine?

Devanshi Patel

Sports

June 14, 2021

How Dream11 Became India’s First Gaming Unicorn

India's fantasy sports platform has captured the attention of the country's rabid cricket fandom. Now, it wants to be India’s only answer to sports.

Poulomi Das

December 15, 2020

All Punch, No Pay: The Story of Pakistan's Female Boxers

Once lauded internationally, Pakistan’s best female boxers are fighting to make ends meet.

Rabia Mushtaq

April 13, 2021

How India Made Chess and its Champions

The country that invented the ancient game is now producing some of the world’s biggest chess champions.

Bhavya Dore

July 09, 2020

A Pommel Horse, Masala Macaroni, and an Olympic Dream

Gymnast Akash Modi — part of a “tight-knit” group of South Asian Americans in the sport — is aiming for an Olympic medal.

Nirmal Mulaikal
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