At Odds With The Air: A Conversation About the Evolution of Culture with Mallika Chandaria

By Sadia Parveen, Tejashree Murugan, and Ally De Leon . . . The 98 Arts Collective is a new immersive content production startup that has had successful shows in Paris, London, New York, San Francisco, and Boston. Their latest project At Odds With The Air — a movement album born out of the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Daughters of a Different Path

Daughters of a Different Path is a story about a young African American woman, Leanna, who seeks her mother’s acceptance. After her mother rejects her decision of becoming Muslim, Leanna begins to deal with inner obstacles of doubt. The story is not only about Leanna’s conversion and the repercussions of her decision, but about transforming…

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How One Organization is Redefining Mental Health for South Asians

Featured Illustration: Anatolii Babii A lot of entrepreneurs are motivated to create the resources they needed when they were younger, and Poonam Rahman is no exception. Growing up as a Bangladeshi American and Muslim, she remembers being bullied for her name and ethnic background. “When I sought out support at my high school, I realized…

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The Police Don’t Care About Women, And It’s Killing Us

Featured Illustration: Niki Groom When details emerged about Wayne Couzens’ criminal past, many of us were left wondering why he wasn’t stopped before taking Sarah Everard’s life. The answer lies in the hotbed of institutional misogyny within the police. Content warning: femicide, sexual assault, sexual harassment. A story we know all too well. . .…

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What is the Secret Behind Indonesia’s Love of Badminton?

The Olympics closing ceremony was just a few weeks ago and we have to wait for another 3 years until Paris 2024. After a full year of no major sporting events, the Olympics are here to cure us of the lack of sports content. This year there are so many stories surrounding the mega sporting…

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Erased Perspectives of an Arab American Family

My intention with these images is to shine a light on a topic that is taboo among many Arab Muslim families. This past year, my parents got a divorce. Growing up talking about our emotions at home was not an option. It just wasn’t a real thing. My parents’ divorce was simultaneously relieving and frightening.…

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Spies, Secrets, and Science: A Review of “The Code Book” by Simon Singh

In the almost mystical way that the Internet captures our innermost desires in the form of targeted advertisements, I came across Simon Singh’s The Code Book during a period of serious contemplation about whether to switch course from studying entanglements of DNA to becoming a Bond-esque secret agent. Once I was distanced from my naivete…

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“City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi”: William Dalrymple’s Travelogue Review

The following book review may contain spoilers. Please continue reading at your own discretion. . . . Between unmanageable crowded Ghats, markets, and traffic lie the northern plains of the centuries-old nerve center of India called the City of Djinns, now known as Delhi. Legend says, “he who rules Delhi, rules India.” City of Djinns…

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