Boycotting Certain Hindi Movies

In response to Anupama Chopra from Film Companion, India quickly polarized when Hindi film actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, died. Although his death was immediately ruled as a suicide, many were quick to point out that his treatment in the industry was the actual cause. With an ongoing campaign to make Sushant’s case known to every […]

Why Don’t I Have Indian Friends?

I’m still trying to figure it out. “You’re such a good girl,” one of my Indian-relatives told me, “you have a lot of sanskar, other Indian kids in America don’t have that.” “Just because I speak Hindi and identify as Hindu doesn’t mean I have more sanskar than other Indian-American kids,” I replied. “No beta,” […]

Dear Hindi Film Industry

I am done supporting your badness.   From your treatment to women and other minorities to your overly sensitive beings, I am disappointed in you. For years I used you as my solace; a place where I could hide from the sad reality of my anxious life. I spent hours on you, but I can […]

Rangoli, Diyas, and Dancing: My Diwali Traditions

Not gonna lie, my heart was in a dark place this Diwali. Actually, the entire month of October sucked. For North Indian Hindus, Diwali symbolizes when Lord Ram defeated the Ravana, and when Lord Ram returned to his home kingdom. Simply put, Diwali symbolizes one’s journey through darkness to find the light which is my […]