My culture writing has appeared in PAPER Magazine, HuffPost, Quartz, Teen Vogue, Hazlitt, VICE, and Harper’s Bazaar India. Below is some of my selected work. You can find more on my contently.
In 1961, India passed the Dowry Prohibition Act. It made demanding or giving a gift “as a consideration for the marriage” illegal. You couldn’t buy or sell women, the government decided.
A typical Papi Juice party starts like an old-school bop–with a flyer, albeit digital. At the heart of the party, the DJs are spinning old tracks and new, people are vogueing and grinding and twerking and kissing. This is what a new world looks like. Read More
For brown kids growing up in the West, Kher was our father. He was the bumbling dad with the shiny forehead and big glasses. He was harmless, goofy, and loving. His characters rained affection and advice on their children (often daughters). Read More
This is what it means to be a south Asian woman onscreen, you remain the punchline, the afterthought, the add-on, or the barely-explored B story. You will never be romanced seriously. Read More
When the Women’s March, who had organized the largest feminist protest in our country’s history, tweeted “Rest in peace and power, Barbara Bush,” I just about dropped my cup of coffee. Read More