Published Writing

My 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.

 
 
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My 'Just in Case' Inheritance - Hazlitt

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.

 
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Papi Juice is the NYC Party Making Space for Queer Artists of Color - Teen Vogue

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.

 
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How Anupam Kher Became the South Asian Diaspora’s Father - Kajal Magazine

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).

 

The Pursuit of White Women: Brown Actors Like Aziz Ansari Have Reduced Brown Women to a Punchline - Quartz

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. 

 
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True Feminism Means Holding Our Women Leaders Accountable - HuffPost

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.  

 

Mitski Tells Us What's On Her Mind, and What She's Listening to (k-pop) - iD

As she tours her breakout fourth album 'Puberty 2' across the U.S., Mitski talks about her songwriting strategies and favorite sneakers.

 

How Indian Streetwear Brand NorBlack NorWhite Is Changing the Fashion Industry - Teen Vogue

India is a country of dichotomies with ancient and vivid cultures living side-by-side with a young democracy. It’s in this cacophony that the streetwear brand NorBlack NorWhite combines classic Indian handicraft with modern silhouettes.