The Walls We Hide Behind

Featured Artwork: Elena Resko Immigrant culture entails hard work and success, but in the process produces the fear of being ridiculed if one ever deviates from that set standard of excellence. It’s not uncommon that even the simple utterance of the words “mental health” in the South Asian community are met with amused looks or…

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Why The South-Asian Diaspora Should Oppose Modi’s India

Featured Artwork: Zainab Being proud of your culture and far-right religious nationalism is not the same thing and they will never be. A concept people have always struggled to grasp is that you can indeed have a love for your country and still advocate against the oppressive and corrupt forces that control it. To put…

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A Travel Through Reality

A glimpse into the fate of many female children in India… #SupportTheGirlChild Blame is an escape. If we gave it a chance, the cunning emotion could turn our lives into a haven. Though what destiny gave us is what we receive. Why keep thirsty for something you will never earn?  My heart keeps on yearning…

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The Borders Between Roop and Satya: ‘Kalank’ Review

“When someone else’s destruction seems like your victory, then there is no soul more broken than yours in this world.” –Kalank (2019) Kalank is a film that takes place in 1945 India during the pre-colonial era, and it is a film solely successful due to the web of words that the writers, Hussain Dalal and…

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Growing Up Dark-Skinned in a Country Obsessed With Fairness

I was in eleventh grade when confession pages were the rage across schools and universities — not only in India, but across the world. Taking advantage of the anonymity the world wide web offers, they were sometimes a platform for people to profess their love, crack harmless jokes, or reveal juicy secrets; but more often…

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You Are Not Damaged Goods

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Sexual abuse is a topic that is not typically discussed in traditional Indian households. The stigma associated with it is so strong that many victims prefer to stay quiet. I’m also one of those victims who chose to stay quiet. This is my untold story. I was nearly 6 years old when…

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The Indian Education System: What’s Wrong and What Needs To Be Done

India has managed to create quite a few well-renowned and successful doctors, engineers, artists, and scientists. And that would possibly imply that the education system here is pretty top notch, and something that you can rely on — well, that’s not really the case at all. The Indian education system has a very flawed structure,…

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