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Indian Reality TV is Pushing Modi’s Hindutva Narrative

This new insurgency of Indian reality TV has become “a terrible shorthand that erases all the different cultures and societies within India,” in the process of showing Modi’s modern India, exclusive to Hindus. CW: mentions sexual assault/r*pe By Manaal Farooqi Over the past year, Netflix has become even more essential to passing the time, and...

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Never Have I Ever…Seen A Show So Casteist and Racist

Kaling’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ is more interested in packaging upper-caste Hindu American identity for the white gaze than she is in authentic storytelling. TW/CW: this article contains spoilers for Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever”, and mentions Islamophobia, anti-Dalitness, anti-Blackness, anti-Semitism, ableism, and fatphobia.  By Monica M Mindy Kaling’s new series Never Have I Ever...

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As Delhi Burns, Modi Watches

The Delhi pogrom is not a “clash” between pro- and anti-CAA protesters. It is a pogrom aimed to ethnically cleanse the city of the minority Muslim population.  CW: Pogrom, Ethnic Cleansing The latest pogrom of the Narendra Modi administration, which has left 38 dead and more than 100 injured, is underway in Delhi, India. This...

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Silence Is Complicity: U.S. Hindus Must Denounce Modi and Islamophobia

It is crucial to not only condemn Modi and Hindu Nationalist lawmakers but also condemn U.S.-based Hindu support for the Prime Minister and his allies. CW: Islamophobia, mentions of ethnic cleansing and genocide.  Last week, the Indian Parliament approved a bill that provides citizenship to Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, and Sikh migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh,...

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Israel Is Not A Democracy, It Is An Apartheid State

Americans — and especially American politicians — need to wake up to the fact that Israel is not a democracy and its treatment of Tlaib and Omar is just another example of why. Content Warning: Mentions of state-sanctioned violence, racism, death/ethnic cleansing. By Reina Sultan  Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he...

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The Depraved Violence of Britain’s ‘Subtle’ Racism

British racism is only subtle insofar as it is left unspoken, forgotten and tolerated.  By Rami Yasir In an episode of The Grapevine, Saïe, a musician going by @theafroromantic online, compares the experience of Black Americans and Black British people, “In America… you guys get stabbed in the front,” she says, “we get stabbed in...

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Kashmir: Caught between Hindu Nationalism and Freedom

Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has escalated forces and has created a vacuum of mystery around what exactly they could be doing in Kashmir. TW: mention of sexual assault and ethnic cleansing  By Manaal Farooqi Kashmir is a region well known to those in the northern part of South Asia. It’s a contested region since it...

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Chelsea Clinton and The Insidiousness of Islamophobia

It is an insidious iteration of white supremacy that vilifies Dweick while simultaneously positioning Clinton’s demeanor as that of a victim. Last Friday, Chelsea Clinton attended a New York University vigil in honor of the 50 victims of the white supremacist terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Clinton’s arrival was met by...