Have you ever encountered someone give you a backhanded complement about your race such as ‘oh you’re really pretty for a ___ person!’. Such casual racist and colourist prejudices shape and affect our everyday lives. Continue reading Everyday Racism and Colourism Pt. 1
Protests have erupted in the US after the death of an unarmed, unresisting, innocent black man at the hands of a police officer. Protestors are fighting for change in the systemic racism that has gone unchanged for decades. Patterns of such systemic racism have been recognised globally and cities from around the world are fighting for the end of police brutality and systemic racism. Continue reading His name was George Floyd.
Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘a match made in heaven’? Made in Heaven, Amazon Prime’s new show explores the various types of couples in India that get married, and the challenges they face. It addresses social issues such as gay marriage, inter-religious marriage, royal marriage, political alliances, and generational differences in practices. The plot follows a Delhi based wedding planning company called Made … Continue reading ‘Made in Heaven’, the Indian marriage story.
Netflix’s new show Never Have I Ever seems to be a great step forward in the representation of South Asian people in mainstream media. From exposing the ironies of ‘Aunty culture’ to the experiences of third culture children, this show touches on many everyday issues that teenagers face on daily basis, but puts an Indian twist on it. The regularity of the issues, such as … Continue reading To What Extent Does Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ Truly Represent South Asian People?