Diversity

Indian and Caribbean

Being ‘Dougla’ in America

The boys at school used to pull my hair so much that the root of the plait that used to run down my back to my waist was sore. Sometimes they would…

Woman transporting water

The Erasure of the Global Working Woman

A woman is born not into a world, but into a warzone. We see this with Buchhu Devi, who begins her day at three every morning after a fleeting night of rest.…

Putting Trini Culture on Canvas

Trinidad-born immigrant Indra Persad Milowe, a recently retired nurse of 45 years, works on her art in Salem, Massachusetts, specifically on a series of paintings inspired by her memories of life in…

Controversy over Vogue Cover

Controversy over Kamala Harris’ Vogue Cover

Couldn’t Vogue do better by our first African American and South Asian Vice President-elect? Vogue’s February 2021 issue features its cover photo of Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris, with her hands clasped wearing…

oldest Indian Jewish groups

Meet one of the oldest Indian Jewish groups

India is one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse countries in the world. Its huge population contains the majority of the world’s Hindus, as well as the second-largest percentage of Muslims…

Indian Matchmaking

Making a Case for “Indian Matchmaking”

It’s been two weeks since I binge-watched the Netflix series “Indian Matchmaking.” Even before I watched the series, I had read many critical responses to the show, which called out the sexist…

Celebrate Independence Day

Celebrate Independence Day Virtually This Year

One of the worst aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is how much we’ve been separated from our families and communities. Even events as simple as a birthday party are fraught with fear…

Anti-Blackness

How South Asians Can Eradicate Anti-Blackness

What can I tell you that you don’t already know? What can I say that Hasan Minhaj and Deepa Iyer haven’t already said? #BLACKLIVESMATTER is the buzzword of the moment. My guess is that if…

Celebrate Pride Virtually

How to Celebrate Pride Virtually

The COVID-19 pandemic may have caused event cancellations around the globe, but LGBTQ+ Pride isn’t going anywhere! Although things may look a bit different this year, there are still many ways that…

MLK Day

Why MLK Day Reflects Social Justice: Ways to Get Involved

Not just Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK), but everyone has their own dream of a peaceful society. One that honors community, acceptance, and the pursuit of your dreams. Of course, MLK made…