This piece originally appeared in the Strand Magazine's April 2020 "The Female Empowerment" Issue

A recent exhibition at the Tate Modern highlights the work of the anonymous group ‘Guerrilla Girls’. Through donning gorilla masks, this group of artists post blazing...

[Contains spoilers for Netflix show Never Have I Ever]

The hype surrounding Lang Fisher and Mindy Kaling’s new show Never Have I Ever has been simmering since its announcement in March. It finally boiled over in late April, and surprisingly seeped itself through family...

April 13, 2020

If you’re not aggressively whipping coffee, learning eclectic dances, or baking banana bread, social media raises the question: what are you really doing? In the face of a global pandemic, there arises a peculiar pressure to appear productive. This pressure is accompan...

March 23, 2020

Ask Me Anything is a play about us. It is about our stories; our grievances; our experiences; our memories. The Paper Birds Production Company use verbatim stories to create a deeply personal play with themes of self-expression, peer pressure, sisterhood, and youth sui...

March 21, 2020

It’s 2002.

Monsoon Wedding has just released, and the world is enchanted by Mira Nair’s spun story of marriage, reunion, healing, and love. The wedding of Aditi Verma and Hemant Rai is magnetic: it brings together family from abroad, connects new lovers, and surfaces in...

February 7, 2020

Fashion should challenge the conventional and merge materials, whilst creating a space for multi-cultural experimentation.

For me, combining traditional Indian pieces with a modern twist is deeply personal. I grew up watching my grandmother drape vibrant sarees (a tradi...

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