Playlist: Boycott Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2017

Practice self-love instead. This is the anti-Valentine’s Day playlist. The I-mistook-my-last-relationship-for-a-relationship playlist. The I-don’t-settle-for-half-assed-love playlist. The I-will-remain-joyful-on-a-commercial-holiday playlist. (There’s some reggaetón to help with that.) Bollywood and Kanye West cemented my realization that I’ve never had a down ass Valentine for the last five years, despite always being involved with someone. Remember when Kim Kardashian-West was gifted … Read More

Playlist: Don’t F*ck With Me (x3)

January 20, 2017

For dark loves, dark jokes and dark thoughts. I have spun through enough relationships and flings to make 2016 jealous of my psychological wreckage. Last weekend, I sat in a gastropub while my date, the bartender, and I slyly competed for each other’s attention and rode out the daggers in each other’s eyes. Patrons watched us … Read More

2016: An audial ode

December 17, 2016

To live and cry in Bollywood. Here’s the deal — like we said, this year SUCKED. If I felt like someone had been chewing me up for the past 21 years of my life, 2016 was finally being spit out and stuck on the underside of some unfortunate-looking desk in my high school Econ class (the ugliest … Read More

Midnight Mehfil Mixtape

March 29, 2016

As a companion to our piece on the history and evolution of mujras in Bollywood, our new mixtape “Midnight Mehfil” includes our favorite and most iconic mujra tracks. https://medium.com/media/ba829b21c9598f99bd52dc53429a5e06/hrefhttps://medium.com/media/ba829b21c9598f99bd52dc53429a5e06/href

Swords/Warriors Mix

July 22, 2015

M.I.A. released her “Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border” video and EP last week, prompting a renewal of the 10 year-long cycle that has been her career and discography. The songs on this EP feature swords clashing and spiritual singing, and M.I.A. is taking us back to the beginning when her sound was less … Read More

Azaadi Summer Mix

June 12, 2015

When my last final was over, I spent the first hour of my own azaadi staring at the ceiling. This playlist is about what happened when I finally got out of bed. Summer doesn’t start slowly — I throw myself into anything, any time. It is about drinking anything my mom will let me by a body … Read More

Get Sprung: Mishthi Music Mixtape Spring 2015

March 29, 2015

It’s time to pack away the sweater, scarves, and boots — spring is here! This month, Mishthi Music collaborated with The Kajal Collective to put together a collection of tracks by indie Desi artists that range from garage rock to punk to blues to global bass. The mix is what we like to think of as sunshiny … Read More

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