LAL’s “Rubbish” is a Song for These Times

January 13, 2017

To fight back and stay alive. We are living in scary times — with the inauguration next week of the country’s first Dorito-in-Chief and the beginning of the ACA repeal, it feels like everything is on the brink of collapse. Canadian band LAL knows this and have shared a song to help. From their new album, Find Safety, LAL’s … Read More

The Sahaj International School in Kerala is the First to Invite Trans Students

January 11, 2017

It accepts students who want to continue their education. The Sahaj International School, which opened at the beginning of the year, is the first of its kind — it is the only school in India which is run by and enrolls transgender citizens. The Kochi school, located in the Southern state of Kerala, opened with six students. … Read More

The Shining World of Kohinoorgasm

October 7, 2016

She’s producing experimental, synthy music for far-flung internet children. Here’s the backdrop: an entire generation of would-be inventors hammer out lines of computer code in their parents’ garages, a world’s worth of immigrants have been upended on elite high schools where they take top prizes in every subject, and a burgeoning art scene is rubbing … Read More

#SariNotSorry: An Interview with Kareem Khubchandani

June 20, 2016

Last week, Kajal Mag spoke with LaWhore Vagistan, a drag performer whose recent YouTube performance “#Sari,” set to the tune of Bieber’s “Sorry,” is reimagined with unapologetically flamboyant lyrics. LaWhore is, in fact, the stage name for Kareem Chubchandani, a desi queer performer and scholar whose work documents the experiences of South Asian immigrant gay … Read More

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