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July 10, 2020

Opinion: My New Normal on the Frontlines

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, one doctor saw childhood rules in a new light.

Pranav Reddy

July 08, 2020

India’s Battle for LGBTQ Rights is Far from Over

Two years after India’s Supreme Court revoked Section 377 — which criminalized homosexuality — violence, assaults, and discrimination are still the norm.

Dhruva Balram

July 09, 2020

A Pommel Horse, Masala Macaroni, and an Olympic Dream

Gymnast Akash Modi — part of a “tight-knit” group of South Asian Americans in the sport — is aiming for an Olympic medal.

Nirmal Mulaikal

July 07, 2020

Why Test Scores Can Be a “Proxy for Privilege”

For many South Asian Americans — even those who excel at tests — test-based admissions are a flawed system.

Alia Wong

Editor's Picks

July 01, 2020

The Evolution of Padma Lakshmi

Her latest show “Taste the Nation” is just the culmination of who she’s always been: an authentic food writer, history nerd, and steward of culture.

Snigdha Sur

June 04, 2020

Revisiting the Model Minority Myth, 20 Years Later

Two decades after the publication of ‘The Karma of Brown Folk,’ Vijay Prashad revisits his seminal book and advocates for concrete change today.

The Juggernaut Editorial Team

June 29, 2020

Who’s Afraid of Ifti Nasim?

The swashbuckling life and legacy of a Pakistani American gay icon.

Alizeh Kohari

May 28, 2020

The Deal of a Lifetime: Reliance’s Jio Platforms

Major investments into an ostensibly asset-light tech business are actually betting on Jio’s telco dominance. Everything else is just the cherry on top.

Varsha Bansal

Business & Tech

July 02, 2020

Will Indians Replace TikTok?

Indian founders rush to fill the gap created by India’s Monday ban of 59 Chinese apps.

Varsha Bansal

May 28, 2020

The Deal of a Lifetime: Reliance’s Jio Platforms

Major investments into an ostensibly asset-light tech business are actually betting on Jio’s telco dominance. Everything else is just the cherry on top.

Varsha Bansal

June 10, 2020

American Newsrooms Are (Still) Too White

Recent newsroom snafus — yet again — highlight a stark problem in journalism: the media industry doesn’t reflect the audiences they serve.

Vignesh Ramachandran

May 15, 2020

Even a Pandemic Can’t Stop the Indian Mango

Nearly 15 years after the infamous “nuclear mango deal,” Indian mangos are still hard to come by in the U.S. But there’s still hope.

Vandana Menon

Culture

July 10, 2020

Opinion: My New Normal on the Frontlines

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, one doctor saw childhood rules in a new light.

Pranav Reddy

July 07, 2020

Why Test Scores Can Be a “Proxy for Privilege”

For many South Asian Americans — even those who excel at tests — test-based admissions are a flawed system.

Alia Wong

July 08, 2020

India’s Battle for LGBTQ Rights is Far from Over

Two years after India’s Supreme Court revoked Section 377 — which criminalized homosexuality — violence, assaults, and discrimination are still the norm.

Dhruva Balram

July 06, 2020

Ten Years of Dishoom

Co-founder Shamil Thakrar shares what it takes to build a food institution — deepen, don’t dilute.

Snigdha Sur

Opinion

July 10, 2020

Opinion: My New Normal on the Frontlines

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, one doctor saw childhood rules in a new light.

Pranav Reddy

June 11, 2020

Opinion: How Do We Move Forward?

Reducing the suffering of others is a habit, not a momentary concern.

Dhruva Balram

June 26, 2020

Opinion: Sushant Singh Rajput’s Suicide is Yet Another Wake-Up Call

We shouldn’t have to wait until someone attempts suicide to talk about mental health issues.

Siri Chilukuri

June 09, 2020

Opinion: Why I Protest

It was Black America that embraced South Asians, who often refuse to discuss race.

Meghna Rao

Politics

July 08, 2020

India’s Battle for LGBTQ Rights is Far from Over

Two years after India’s Supreme Court revoked Section 377 — which criminalized homosexuality — violence, assaults, and discrimination are still the norm.

Dhruva Balram

June 30, 2020

“Let My Building Burn”

Restaurateur Ruhel Islam is one of several South Asian Americans demonstrating a new kind of allyship with Black Lives Matter — one that is more vocal, forceful, and humble.

Krithika Varagur

July 07, 2020

Why Test Scores Can Be a “Proxy for Privilege”

For many South Asian Americans — even those who excel at tests — test-based admissions are a flawed system.

Alia Wong

June 25, 2020

Pramila Jayapal Goes Against the Grain

The first Indian American woman in the U.S. House is not afraid to fight for progressive policies.

Kiran Misra

Sports

July 09, 2020

A Pommel Horse, Masala Macaroni, and an Olympic Dream

Gymnast Akash Modi — part of a “tight-knit” group of South Asian Americans in the sport — is aiming for an Olympic medal.

Nirmal Mulaikal

November 01, 2019

Running the World’s Largest Marathon

Ahead of this Sunday’s New York Marathon, reflections on training for a marathon as a chef and a vegan.

Palak Patel

January 30, 2020

The Random, Solitary Path of Sumit Nagal

Pursuing a tennis singles career in India is a lonely, expensive, largely anonymous journey.

Giri Nathan

October 10, 2019

For the NBA, India Can’t Replace China Just Yet

The NBA’s operations in China are already $4b. Its future in India may be just as rosy — but it comes with political choices and isn't as simple as swapping a billion-plus country for another.

Meghna Rao

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