DJ Rekha playing at a club for Diwali 2022 (Instagram, DJ Rekha)

DJ Rekha Wants to Make You Dance

The Basement Bhangra founder created a sanctuary for generations of South Asian Americans. The artist isn’t done anytime soon.

Riz Ahmed. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. Padma Lakshmi. Amitav Ghosh. Fatima Bhutto. Mira Nair. Ajay Bhatt, the man who co-invented the USB port. Nisha Ganatra. Aneesh Chaganty.

We’ve interviewed and profiled these incredible icons and many more, diving into their personal histories and professional accomplishments, their desires and fears, and what they still haven’t figured out.

Why it matters: We know you can read a profile about someone almost anywhere. But a Juggernaut profile cuts to the chase. We don’t explain why the person is important or talk about representation. We assume you know, and that we can explore our histories in a world where there’s more to us than parental support or where we went to school.