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Delhi’s Widow Colony: An Assessment of Anguish

By Radhika Marwaha In 2017, Dr. Sandeep Sabhlok —then a resident at the University of California, San Francisco— was conducting a psychometric evaluation to study the mental health status of his patient when she experienced a 30-second flashback, a specific

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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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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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Call Me Bobby: The Politics of Naming

By Teja Dusanapudi Smiling, happy, and picturesque, the faces of the Brady Bunch are icons of the 1970s to many, but perhaps to none more so than Piyush Jindal, watching the family participate in zany antics and heartfelt resolutions within

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South Asian Artists in Hip Hop

By Teja Dusanapudi So says Anik Khan in his breakout song “Big Fax,” lounging on cars and rapping about “mixing up the masla with the militant,” while a woman in a magenta sari tosses a mango and smiles knowingly at

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