Shrai Popat

Shrai Popat is a writer and producer from London. He writes about the arts, culture and social justice issues. He is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and works as a video journalist at BBC.

Latest articles

In Poet Natasha Rao’s "Latitude," Nature is Sublime

The debut collection — winner of the First Book Prize — is a meditation of the natural world, full of “Krishna-skin skies” and “snow that melts to milk.”

Shrai Popat

September 24, 2021

Opinion: A Paean to the Rakhi

Despite Raksha Bandhan’s patriarchal origins, for some, the holiday is less about religion and more about bringing together siblings.

Shrai Popat

August 03, 2020

Her Death Was the Clarion Call for More South Asian Stem Cell Donors

Liyna Anwar’s campaign to find a match as she battled leukemia revealed donor shortages, cultural barriers, and chronic misinformation.

Shrai Popat

May 04, 2020

My Family’s Anti-Blackness and Boris Johnson’s Cabinet

My Indian family fled from Uganda to the U.K. — that still doesn’t give them or other South Asian Brits the right to be racist.

Shrai Popat

February 26, 2020

Fatima Bhutto Looks East for Culture

The writer, from Pakistan’s dynastic family, grew up in exile around the world. In her new book, she talks about phenomena from Bollywood to Dizi, and the gaps that Western culture can’t fix.

Shrai Popat

October 09, 2019


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