I am a freelance writer and aspiring academic. From July-September 2019, I will be writing for Bitch Media as their Global Feminism Fellow.
I write about Southasia and feminisms and the messiness of overlapping cultures. A lot of coalescing ideas emerge on this page. It is a workspace more than a fully formed entity, so it is as flawed as it is personal. Feedback and thoughts are always appreciated!
Prawesh Dahal of the wonderful Lines and Tales does the artwork for this blog. Take a look at his instagram to delve into a true artistic menagerie.
Bitch Media fellowship pieces:
- How “Jane the Virgin” Turned Empathy into Power. Bitch Media. July 31 2019.
- Gazed and Confused: How Do We Define the “Female Gaze” in Film? Bitch Media. July 17 2019.
Grad School 101 Series. Brain Gain Mag.
- CLIMATE CHANGE IS A POOR PEOPLE’S ISSUE. Other Words. July 10 2019.
- The Partition Museum Reminded Me That India’s History Is Also My Family’s History. Catapult. April 3 2019.
- “Four More Shots Please” Gets Modern Indian Women Wrong. Kajal Mag. March 22 2019.
- Ek Ladki and Lesbian Love in Bollywood. Gundi Studios. January 19 2019.
- Tumblr’s New Rules on Child Porn, or How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot. Livewire. December 7 2018.
- Token Diversity Won’t Fix Victoria’s Secret’s Deeper Problems. Livewire. December 3 2018.
- Delhi Through the Eyes of Its Working Class Women. Livewire. November 26 2018.
- A Feminist Guide to Delhi. LiveWire. November 3 2018.
- Can Intern Culture be Less Exploitative? Livewire. October 25 2018.
- How Fenty’s Moroccan Spice Palette Excludes Moroccan Women From Its Mission of “Inclusivity”. The Establishment. August 20 2018.
- Bollywood’s Commodification of the Delectable Urban Indian Feminist. Kajal Mag. July 16 2018.
- Fitna: We Were Too Much of What Couldn’t Be Controlled. Himal Southasian. May 4 2018.
Reporting for The Wire:
- ‘Centrism Can Only Work if Traditional Parties Renew Themselves’: Ex Italian PM Enrico Letta. The Wire. December 13 2018.
- ‘Feminism on Social Media Isn’t the Only Kind There Is’: Madhavi Menon. The Wire. December 1 2018.
- Pinjra Tod Adopts No-Negotiation Policy; Holds Nightlong Protest on Miranda House Grounds. LiveWire. October 31 2018.
- DTC Workers’ First Strike in Thirty Years Ends on a Triumphant Note. The Wire. October 29 2018.
- Delhi’s Air is Toxic Once Again as Stubble Burning Begins. The Wire. October 21 2018.