Hershal Pandya

Hershal Pandya is a writer based in Toronto, whose writing has been featured on publications like Vulture, The Outline, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and various others.

Latest articles

How “Harold & Kumar” Sold a Way Chiller American Dream

The stoner buddy comedy starring John Cho and Kal Penn changed the way Hollywood looked at “model minorities.”

Hershal Pandya

August 16, 2021

“Welcome to India”: The Internet’s Earliest Diaspora Inside Joke

The 2002 parody song by Ludakrishna and MC Vikram spoke to many of the anxieties of the Indian diaspora and created a mutual shorthand for millions.

Hershal Pandya

July 20, 2021

The Chaiwala of TikTok

Kevin Wilson, a 30-year-old Sri Lankan native and associate pastor, has found fame on the short video platform by sharing the gospel of chai.

Hershal Pandya

September 18, 2020


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