Kajal has been historically used to shield wearers from the effects of the evil eye, reversing its harmful gaze. In the same way, Kajal Magazine rebuffs the damning scrutiny of onlookers to create a space for the South Asian diaspora to raise their voices. We focus on creation, curation, and commentary. Our magazine is published both online and annually in print.

The Staff

Nadya Agrawal is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Kajal Magazine. You can find her on Twitter @nadya_agrawal, Instagram @nadya.agrawal, and wherever fine Bollywood movies are bootlegged.

Fatima Zehra is the Deputy Editor of Kajal Magazine. She owns too many red lipsticks. Bother her on Twitter @zebrazehra and Instagram @fatimazehral.

Jasleena Grewal is the Art Editor at Kajal Magazine. She writes your monthly horoscopes and puts together the playlists. Find her on Twitter @jasleenagrewal.

Nooreen Reza is the Politics Editor at Kajal Magazine. She works on housing justice issues in New York City. You can find her writing in Kajal Magazine, Warscapes, Jaffat el Aqlam, and Outsider Mag. Follow her on Twitter @kamancheh749.

Aziz Adib is a staff writer at Kajal Magazine. His first screename was Frogman95. You can follow him on Twitter @_azizadib. You should follow him on Twitter. Please.

Tara Kenny is a staff writer at Kajal Magazine. She is a Sri Lankan-Australian writer and researcher based in New York. Her work has been published in The Guardian, Catalogue Magazine, Overland, and The Lifted Brow. Expect smutty romance and explorations into mysticism from Tara in 2018. Follow her on Twitter @wordsbytara.

Manvinder Gill is the Social Media Editor at Kajal Magazine. When she’s not exploring the relationship between Sikhism and alcohol, you can find her wearing her mom’s jewelry on Instagram @womanvinder.

Hera Syed is the Community Outreach and Development director at Kajal Magazine. She strongly recommends trying guava jelly on your breakfast toast. Find her on Twitter @mudscamp.