May 23, 2022
You Don’t Know Jay Sean
For two decades, the British artist had a carefully curated image. Then, he got on TikTok.
December 15, 2021
The Mystique of Jai Paul
Ten years after the release of “BTSTU,” the enigmatic genre-bending British Indian artist from north London finds himself a pop star without the desire for it.
September 13, 2021
The Rise and Fall (and Rebirth) of the U.K.'s Daytime Dance Parties
In the 1980s and 1990s, South Asians created a community around daytime raves in the U.K. Now, a new generation is trying to reignite that same magic.
October 2, 2020
Comedian Nimesh Patel Has No Regrets
The 34-year-old has already written jokes for the likes of Chris Rock and Hasan Minhaj — and was the first Indian-origin writer for SNL — but not everyone is laughing.
September 24, 2020
How Early Bombay Jazz Lives On Today
For 30 years — from the 1930s to 1960s — jazz dominated Indian elite entertainment and weaved its way into iconic Bollywood showtunes. Its influence lingers to this day.
July 8, 2020
India’s Battle for LGBTQ Rights is Far from Over
Two years after India’s Supreme Court revoked Section 377 — which criminalized homosexuality — violence, assaults, and discrimination are still the norm.
June 11, 2020
Opinion: How Do We Move Forward?
Reducing the suffering of others is a habit, not a momentary concern.
April 10, 2020
Vivek Shraya’s The Subtweet Questions More Than Toxic Friendships
The novel explores not only whether two struggling musicians can be friends but also the context that led them there.
April 2, 2020
Azadi Records, India’s Most Provocative Record Label
The three-year-old music label is fighting for the truth — no matter the cost.