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February 25, 2021

Excerpt: "The Three Mothers"

In honor of Black History Month, an excerpt from a book celebrating the untold stories of the mothers who raised and influenced Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin.

Anna Malaika Tubbs

February 24, 2021

Sri Lanka’s Little-Known Memoni Cuisine

For years, Memoni food remained absent from mainstream Sri Lankan cuisine, but women from the community are changing that.

Zinara Rathnayake

February 24, 2021

Rekha, Amitabh, Jaya: A Silsila of Deprivation

Decades later, Bollywood’s most infamous love triangle seems even more tragic than we first thought.

Imaan Sheikh

February 23, 2021

Dissenting Cinema: Why India Censors Films

The Indian government has long been quick to censor content that poses a challenge to the reigning politics of the time.

Meher Manda

Editor's Picks

February 22, 2021

Deep Dive: Inside the Indian Twittersphere

How the BJP exploited Twitter and created the world’s largest non-stop political campaign.

Erin Blair

February 08, 2021

The Lost History of Bengali Harlem

The stories of working-class South Asians in New York City point to a history beyond the narrative of assimilation.

Michaela Stone Cross

February 12, 2021

Our Top 15 Stories on Love

From interracial relationships to 18th-century Urdu poetry to an ode to the guava, dive into our favorite stories about love.

The Juggernaut Editorial Team

February 01, 2021

Celebrating Black History Month

To mark the start of Black History Month, we revisit the often-overlooked and intertwined histories between Black and South Asian communities.

The Juggernaut Editorial Team

Business & Tech

February 17, 2021

How Rafat Ali’s Startup Skift is Weathering the Pandemic

As the media industry contracts, with advertising budgets and in-person events drying up, Skift is betting on its innovative founder.

JP Mangalindan

February 05, 2021

Twitter and Indian Government in Standoff Over Farmers’ Protest Tweets

As the Indian government strives to clamp down on dissent, Twitter finds itself at the center of a thorny battle between civil liberties and local laws.

Beejoli Shah

February 11, 2021

How South Asians are Building Community on Clubhouse

As the audio app takes off, Brown members are leading some of its biggest, buzziest rooms.

Beejoli Shah

January 29, 2021

Is Robinhood a Victim of Its Own Success?

In a volatile week for financial markets, tech unicorn and Silicon Valley darling Robinhood draws scrutiny — but is it enough to stop its rise?

Beejoli Shah

Culture

February 25, 2021

Excerpt: "The Three Mothers"

In honor of Black History Month, an excerpt from a book celebrating the untold stories of the mothers who raised and influenced Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin.

Anna Malaika Tubbs

February 24, 2021

Sri Lanka’s Little-Known Memoni Cuisine

For years, Memoni food remained absent from mainstream Sri Lankan cuisine, but women from the community are changing that.

Zinara Rathnayake

February 24, 2021

Rekha, Amitabh, Jaya: A Silsila of Deprivation

Decades later, Bollywood’s most infamous love triangle seems even more tragic than we first thought.

Imaan Sheikh

February 19, 2021

Nisha Ganatra and the Whole Picture

The director behind 'Late Night' and 'Chutney Popcorn' forges masterpieces by centering the full lives of her diverse characters, not just their identities.

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

February 24, 2021

Rekha, Amitabh, Jaya: A Silsila of Deprivation

Decades later, Bollywood’s most infamous love triangle seems even more tragic than we first thought.

Imaan Sheikh

February 19, 2021

Nisha Ganatra and the Whole Picture

The director behind 'Late Night' and 'Chutney Popcorn' forges masterpieces by centering the full lives of her diverse characters, not just their identities.

Imaan Sheikh

February 23, 2021

Dissenting Cinema: Why India Censors Films

The Indian government has long been quick to censor content that poses a challenge to the reigning politics of the time.

Meher Manda

February 17, 2021

Why Nigeria Loves Bollywood

With its emphasis on family values and forbidden love, Bollywood has long been popular in Nigeria, influencing the country’s prolific movie industry.

Diekoye Oyeyinka

Food

February 24, 2021

Sri Lanka’s Little-Known Memoni Cuisine

For years, Memoni food remained absent from mainstream Sri Lankan cuisine, but women from the community are changing that.

Zinara Rathnayake

January 11, 2021

How Chili Peppers Spiced Up the South Asian Palate

Whether fresh, dried, tempered, roasted, fried, powdered, stuffed, or pickled, the not-so-native fruit has become deeply enmeshed in regional cuisines.

Vidya Balachander

February 04, 2021

Baul Dada Sings of the American Dream

The singing street food vendor brought jhalmuri to New York City, then got caught in immigration purgatory.

Samira Sadeque

January 04, 2021

How Lijjat Became a Global Papad Brand

The story of a women-owned cooperative that turned 80 rupees into a business worth millions of dollars.

Priya Krishna

Opinion

February 18, 2021

How the Indian Judiciary Lets Down Sexual Assault Victims

Two cases in the past year alone highlight how India’s approach to adjudicating sexual assault is outdated at best, dangerous at worst.

Priya-Alika Elias

December 17, 2020

Opinion: How Biden Flipped Pennsylvania

The campaign's Deputy Data Director in the swing state reflects on what a Biden win means for the next four years.

Nikitha Rai

January 20, 2021

Opinion: Kamala Harris is Not Your Aunty

Is referring to Vice President Harris as ‘aunty’ a term of kinship, or a potentially insidious erasure of her professional accomplishments?

Devanshi Patel

November 18, 2020

Why Alex Trebek Means So Much to Immigrant Kids

Days before he passed, an emotional clip of me telling Alex Trebek I learned to speak English by watching "Jeopardy!" went viral. This is for him.

Burt Thakur

Politics

February 23, 2021

Dissenting Cinema: Why India Censors Films

The Indian government has long been quick to censor content that poses a challenge to the reigning politics of the time.

Meher Manda

February 18, 2021

How the Indian Judiciary Lets Down Sexual Assault Victims

Two cases in the past year alone highlight how India’s approach to adjudicating sexual assault is outdated at best, dangerous at worst.

Priya-Alika Elias

February 22, 2021

Deep Dive: Inside the Indian Twittersphere

How the BJP exploited Twitter and created the world’s largest non-stop political campaign.

Erin Blair

February 16, 2021

For NYC Taxi Drivers, Debt Relief is a Lifeline

After years of struggling with loans, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City cab drivers are speaking up.

Arvind Dilawar

Sports

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

January 30, 2020

The Random, Solitary Path of Sumit Nagal

Pursuing a tennis singles career in India is a lonely, expensive, largely anonymous journey.

Giri Nathan

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

November 01, 2019

Running the World’s Largest Marathon

Ahead of this Sunday’s New York Marathon, reflections on training for a marathon as a chef and a vegan.

Palak Patel
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