Black Lives Matter Sacramento Protest

Chants of “Black Lives Matter” and “George Floyd” rang out across Sacramento yesterday as hundreds of people peacefully protested in solidarity with the protesters in Minneapolis. Our Photography Editor, Maayez Imam, captured these photos showing how the protest unfolded. If you want to help out, consider donating to the National Bail Out Fund, the Minnesota […]

Kultar’s Mime: In Conversation With Author Sarbpreet Singh

By Radhika Marwaha Following an exploration of a displaced population of Sikh widows in Delhi’s Tilak Vihar, our writer, Radhika Marwaha, interviewed author and playwright, Sarbpreet Singh on “Kultar’s Mime”: his reflection on the 1984 Sikh carnage.  When I walk the streets of Delhi today I still see blood mixed with the dust. Each silent […]

Cowtown or Browntown

By Sona Bhargava Without all my brown friends at college, one might mistake me for a human hermit. Almost every organization or club I’ve joined, and almost every friend I’ve made shares my cultural ties (cough, cough Other Collective). This is interesting, considering my culture did not influence my upbringing in the same manner that […]

No War With Iran Protest & Vigil: A Photo Essay

Members of the Davis community gather to peacefully protest the possibility of entering a war with Iran on January 9th, 2020. This protest was organized in light of heightened tensions following the U.S. airstrike on Iran and assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, as well as the attack on U.S. military bases in Iraq. […]

Holi Against Fascism

Students, staff, and faculty at UC Davis come together to stand in solidarity with the protestors in India as northeast Delhi broke out into serious violence last week. With countless reports of Muslim homes burning, religious sites and common folk being brutally attacked and losing over 40+ lives, clashes between Hindus-Muslims and the police only […]

99 Nights in Logar Book Review

By Kiana Borjian “Five is a good number. Five pillars. Five prayers. Five players on a basketball team.” So says Marwand, the protagonist of Jamil Jan Kochai’s 99 Nights In Logar (4). Marwand is visiting family in Afghanistan from the United States, reconnecting with cousins who are much more interested in soccer than basketball, a […]

Diaspouric Tones

By Ariana Boostani BACKGROUND:  The term diaspora is something many of us can connect to or so electronic producer, Diaspoura hopes, having chosen their name to reflect community experiences. Diaspoura grew up in South Carolina and first came to Davis in May 2019 to record with UC Davis radio station KDVS. I was fortunate enough […]

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 symptom for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “I was taken back to the moment when […]