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Parth Vohra

Parth Vohra loves everything South Asian: the music, the food, the cinema, the literature — everything. Originally from Delhi, he studied political science and journalism at Berkeley. Most of his writing strives to unveil the extraordinary truths of ordinary people.

What’s in a Name?

For many South Asian Americans, choosing baby names is about balancing both South Asian and American heritage.

Parth Vohra

December 02, 2019

Ravinder Bhalla, Mayor to All

The Hoboken mayor tells us about his lifelong arc toward politics, why Hoboken matters, and the power of being a visible minority today.

Parth Vohra

October 15, 2019

How the Boston Brahmins Persist Today

The elitism of the Boston's upper crust — not to be confused with India’s Brahmins — may have sowed the seeds for the inequality and xenophobia America sees today.

Parth Vohra

October 08, 2019

India’s First Female Pilot May Have Inspired a Generation

India is one of the world’s best places for women to fly — 12% of Indian pilots are women, far higher than the global average of 3%. That's due, in part, to Sarla Thakral.

Parth Vohra

October 03, 2019

India’s First Female Freedom Fighter

Kittur Rani Chennamma, the ruler of South Indian princely state Kittur, is largely overlooked. Yet Karnataka's “Joan of Arc” beat the British at least once.

Parth Vohra

September 17, 2019

“Sacred Games 2” Isn’t What We Hoped For

Sacred Games season two's historical explorations are timely, but they can’t make up for its misogyny or depiction of Muslim characters.

Parth Vohra

August 30, 2019

The Rise and Fall of Anand Jon

Jon fell from fame as an acclaimed fashion designer after being outed as a pedophile and rapist. We revisit his case.

Parth Vohra

August 29, 2019

The World’s Biggest India Day Parade

With a record number of Indians living in the U.S., Manhattan’s India Day Parade has plenty to celebrate — as well as its fair share of challenges.

Parth Vohra

August 15, 2019

Jackson Heights Doesn't Need Amazon to Be Expensive

Amazon may not have come to Queens, but the borough’s once-bustling Jackson Heights is still suffering.

Parth Vohra

August 06, 2019

Making Cricket Happen in America

Cricket could have become as popular as baseball, but it didn’t. With $1 billion in funding and a framework to go viral, cricket may soon be the next big thing in the U.S.

Parth Vohra

July 29, 2019

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