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Sherlyn Chopra: The first ever Indian lady to pose nude in Playboy

Tweet Sherlyn Chopra is making naked lady history by being the first Indian woman to pose nude for Playboy. And she’s getting a lot of criticism for this–not because she is supporting a misogynist publication that perpetuates ridiculous standards of sexy. No, that’s not why. Instead, she is getting criticism because some people believe she [...]
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Sakhi summit: Preventing violence, promoting justice

TweetRethinking the way that organizers handle sexual assault and domestic violence is not easy work. The tools that are given to us are often tools that can also hurt us, i.e. an over reliance on the criminal justice system. If this week has shown us anything it is that sometimes the criminal justice system can’t be trusted–especially [...]
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Nikki Haley’s got “white girl” problems

Tweet Growing up South Asian in the United States in the last few decades was not exactly awesome if fitting in was central to your identity development. If you grew up in the city, you probably didn’t feel like you belonged to the other more populated immigrant communities around you and if you grew up [...]
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Sakhi: Ending Violence Against South Asian Women

Tweet I am really excited to announce that I have been invited to join the board of Sakhi, an amazing and truly effective, 22-year old, New York City based organization dedicated to eradicating violence against women with critical resources for people in the South Asian diaspora. Sakhi’s mission is two fold (from their website): We [...]
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Aishwarya Rai lightened up on the cover of Elle.

Tweet So, that happened and Rai is really mad about it. Understandably so, after all, she is a very loud and proud Indian who often takes joking pot shots at American culture. And she is well within her rights to be mad, what is Elle thinking? But this bring up a much larger issue that [...]
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