The Kajal Editorial Team

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March Book Releases from South Asian Authors

March 1, 2024

March 2024 is full of new book releases. But as Maris Kreizman writes in Lit Hub, that’s not necessarily a good thing. Buzzy titles with noisy marketing campaigns make it difficult for the rest to compete, especially in a month like this when there are so many books to choose from. So here is Kajal‘s … Read More

Pilgrimages, Pinnings, and Phulkari – 2019 in Review

December 13, 2019

It’s the end of the year and the end of a decade. And in the tradition of nearly every other media outlet, we like to do a little inventory of the stuff we did this year, like how we published so many pieces, started a podcast, and put out yet another issue of our print … Read More

Agony Aunty: I’m Masked and Ashamed

October 29, 2019

Welcome to Agony Aunty! Every month the Agony Aunty gives YOU advice on your problems. If you’d like them to weigh in your life, email them at info@kajalmedia.com with the subject line “Agony Aunty.” Hey Agony Aunty! It’s Stuck in the Suburbs. I have recently felt incredibly suffocated by the area I live in. Everything … Read More

Agony Aunty: I Lurked and Got Hurt

September 18, 2019

Welcome to Agony Aunty! Every month the Agony Aunty gives YOU advice on your problems. If you’d like them to weigh in your life, email them at info@kajalmedia.com with the subject line “Agony Aunty.” Hey, it’s Lurked and Got Hurt! Is it stupid to be upset when someone you are dating is liking photos of … Read More

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

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