Art

Aquarius Season: Calm Before the Storm

February 5, 2019

Welcome to your February horoscopes! It’s Aquarius season, the stars are bustling with activity, and practically all planetary motion this month is direct. Aquarius is always ready for revolution. Aquarius is the fixed sign which rules the 11th house of community and revolution. Its lessons teach us about the causes we care about, and the … Read More

Kohinoorgasm’s New “Chalo EP” is the Cure for Your Emotional Exhaustion

January 26, 2019

Kohinoorgasm knows the fight isn’t easy. In her new Chalo EP, she soundtracks the constant exhaustion and necessary hope of everyday resistance. She’s back with her signature playful synth beats with meditative melodies. Her four-track EP is perfect for this winter, balancing idealistic imagination and emotional validation. This time around, she experiments with song structure … Read More

Capricorn Season: All Eyes on the Eclipses

January 6, 2019

Welcome to 2019! It’s Capricorn season, a new Gregorian calendar year, and there are two eclipses just around the corner. Capricorn is a hard-working, cardinal Earth sign that wants us to start the year off by harnessing a highly industrious flow. It’s a sign that asks us to actively work on manifesting our most major … Read More

Letter from the Editor: Kajal Turns 4!

December 14, 2018

Dear readers, Today Kajal Magazine turns four years old. I often rehash the origin story of this project – I started it in December 2014 when I was desperate to break into a very insulated, very white media landscape. I thought it could be a place for the stories I loved about a new generation … Read More

Diaspoura Takes Those on the Sidelines to Task with “Glisten”

December 13, 2018

Artist Diaspoura, aka Anjali Naik, premiered the music video for her song “Glisten” on Nylon today. The video is a gorgeous trek through the wildlands of South Carolina, showing tenderness and biting edge in equal measure. “[Liberals on the sidelines] can see our tears and our sweat and how we gloss ourselves up and move … 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

December Horoscopes: Sun in Sagittarius Surges

December 3, 2018

Welcome to December, and happy Solar Return to our Sagittarius readers! Winter is here in the northern hemisphere, and the Sun is shooting an arrow of intention across the sky for us to follow through Sagittarius season and into the new year. While Sagittarius energy greets us with a similar intensity to Scorpio, there are … Read More

Badaam’s New Gender-Neutral Collection is Here

December 2, 2018

The Australian brand Badaam is back with a new collection of sets, shirts, and saris. And they’re all gender-neutral. When we spoke to Badaam’s founder and designer Priyanka Koul, she mentioned that she was working on menswear and expanding the reach of the brand. “I am creating garments for men and women who have been brought … Read More

Sabreen Jafry’s “Ghalat Fehmi” Turns a Diasporic Lens on Punjab

November 20, 2018

New York-based photographer Sabreen Jafry didn’t intend to do a series on Pakistan. She went into her trip with the idea of capturing as much as she could. She, like most Pakistanis, hates the American image of the country. She figured she could challenge it. Represent it as she saw it and, in the process, … Read More

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