Articles

Once for Yes, Twice for No

By Teja Dusanapudi The motherland has two tongues: the one we speak and the one we see. There is the language of words, with unique phrases and even more unique vulgarities, versus the language of the body, of perfectly tilted

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Breaking Boundaries: Artists of the Diaspora

By Shayan Kaveh Hours spent on makeup and wardrobe, sweat and anxiety poured into weeks of practice, and the restless nerves before a performance – ManyFacedGodX enters the stage. Dressed in a handmade bodysuit and reality-altering makeup, Dornika Kazerani is

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The Complex Construction of Palestinian Identity

By Hla Music strum with the oud, freshly cooked Mansaf and dabka dancing come to mind when picturing Palestine, according to second-generation Palestinian-American college student, Mohammad Jubran. In a perfect world, this image would be the only truth.  With a

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Finding a Place

By Deepa Singh  “Coolie” in many South Asian languages commonly refers to an individual that carries heavy loads and does unskilled tasks. For Indian laborers working on plantation estates in British colonies circa 1890-1902, this simple word was shaped into

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“Deconstructing” the Kashmir-problem

By Radhika Marwaha Before her arrest on August 5, 2019, former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (People’s Democratic Party, or PDP) expressed her concern at the increased deployment of security forces in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Mufti stated, “Such a big

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