The Kajal Editorial Team

Bleach, Bollywood, and Beauty – 2018 in Review

December 10, 2018

Dear readers it’s been another whole year – a year of original articles, essays, poems, and art from and for the South Asian diaspora. We had the pleasure of publishing so many wonderful pieces this year that held a mirror up to our world. Our site got a beautiful redesign, and we’re hard at work … Read More

The Kajal Gift Guide 2018

December 7, 2018

Hello, readers! We’re back with this year’s edition of our gift guide. After scrolling through Instagram for hours, here’s our curated collection of the best this year’s creators have to offer. For the new art collector: Waldia & Co. Prints These beautiful, vivid pieces come straight from the deft hands of artist Manuja Waldia. Meditating … Read More

Kajal, Vol. 2 Is Here!

April 16, 2018

Kajal, Vol. 2: Mytho-Techno explores the intersections of technology and faith, or the lack of. We’ve invited over 20 writers and artists to share short stories, poems, paintings and more that explore the wide gaps and arching bridges between these two subjects. These pieces are a fever dream of combinations – from love in a … Read More

About Sexual Violence

January 18, 2018

Dear readers, We started Kajal Magazine as a platform to rectify so many media wrongs by giving space to voices of color. From our earliest days, we have applied our politics to our platform as much as we can. It is the policy of this magazine to NOT report on people who have been accused … Read More

The Kajal Gift Guide 2017, Support Brown Women

December 11, 2017

Back by popular demand, our Kajal Gift Guide is here to save you from going empty-handed to your office gift exchange! We’re so excited to share with you some of our favorite artists and goods from this year. Everything listed below is designed, made, and sold by South Asian women around the world. It’s a … Read More

About Charlottesville

August 13, 2017

Dear readers, What occurred this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia was an act of domestic terrorism. One anti-fascist protester, Heather Heyers, was murdered for marching against the gathering of neo-Nazis. Two State Troopers, H. Jay Cullen and Berke M.M. Bates, were also killed in the line of duty. What began on Friday as a gathering of … Read More

The worst.

December 14, 2016

A year in review 2016 was a massive, frustrating, heart-breaking, bizarre year. From Zayn’s release from the clutches of cult-stardom to the election of the country’s first Yam-in-Chief, what a long, strange trip it’s been… We’ve been tested by global tragedies and a national fall into fascism. Most of us have come out on the other side … Read More

Browntown Ep 2: Shahana Hanif

November 21, 2016

Community organizer and activist Shahana Hanif advocates for her people in the Bangladeshi neighborhood of Kensington in Brooklyn, New York. She focuses primarily on language access, disability justice and female leadership. In Browntown’s second episode, Shahana walks us through Kensington and points out the familiar mosques, activism groups, and discusses what it’s like to live … Read More

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