#DesiWallofShame Holds South Asians in Trump’s Administration Accountable

February 7, 2018

Desi Wall of Shame, a social media hashtag-turned-website, highlights South Asians in the public sphere with reprehensible politics. Notable South Asians working with the Trump administration have all made the list, for what the website details is their “anti-immigrant, anti-civil rights, anti-Muslim, anti-woman, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-Internet agenda(s).” Wondering who’s on the #DesiWallofShame defending Trump’s racist policies over the past year? Here are … Read More

Tamarind y Trump

June 14, 2017

I wanted to remember every single detail about the night that Donald Trump became President of the United States. I remember furiously unwrapping piece after piece of chili tamarind candy- my pile of tamarind seeds growing as rapidly as the poll numbers turned red. I remember refreshing the page constantly, my mouth blistering from all … Read More

Hasan Bhai-Jaan at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

April 30, 2017

Watch him drag the “Orange Man behind the Muslim Ban.” Last night, everyone’s funniest cousin Hasan Minhaj hosted the White House Correspondents Dinner. The President and most of his administration decided to skip the event, probably because he “can’t take a joke,” but that didn’t stop Minhaj from dragging him, along with the journalists in the room. … Read More

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

Watch Sexual Assault Survivor Amita Swadhin’s Testimony Against Jeff Sessions

January 12, 2017

They underline the dangerous potential of the Trump administration. Amita Swadhin testified against Jeff Sessions in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, asking them to not confirm him as America’s next Attorney General. Sessions was dismissive when evidence about President-elect Donald Trump’s history of sexual violence was discovered in October. “In the wake of these comments … Read More

This Diwali, Trump Is Trying To Be ‘Mumbay’

October 27, 2016

Trump’s accidental portmanteau helps us understand the alliance between Republicans and Hindu nationalists. A few minutes into his speech at the Republican Hindu Coalition event, Trump said Mumbay in an attempt to refer to India’s financial capital. He quickly corrected himself to say Mumbai, but his fumble is telling of the developing Republican-Hindu alliance. … Read More

The Hindu Right And Trump

October 17, 2016

And the BJP rears its ugly head on American soil. Yesterday, far right Hindus came together in Edison, New Jersey to rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. It was full of sensationalism and awkward irony, all of which obscured the true intention of the event — to bring an Indian brand of anti-Muslim policy to America. There were … Read More

Khizr Khan and the American Dream

July 30, 2016

Khizr Khan, the father of an American soldier who died in Iraq, delivered a speech about American democracy on Thursday at the Democratic National Convention. Hillary Clinton introduced Khizr Khan as an immigrant who came from the United Arab Emirates with his family, including his then 2-year-old son Humayun Khan, who would later serve in … Read More