JHALKARI BAI

Our first ‪#‎Dalithistory‬ month post is about the legendary Jhalkari Bai. She was a legendary Dalit woman warrior who played a crucial role in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 during the battle of Jhansi in the women’s army of Queen Laxmibai of Jhansi. Born into a poor Dalit family, she started her career as an … Continue reading

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STILL I RISE

Another first for me. This is my first print article in ELLE INDIA. Enjoy!   Discrimination and rejection are rites of passage for any Dalit, anywhere in the world. One Dalit-American artist contemplates all she has learnt from being branded untouchable. Life can turn upside down in an instant. I was in the fifth grade … Continue reading

INDIA’S RAPE CULTURE

So proud of this article that I posted in the DAILY BEAST. I learned a lot and had to grapple with a ton of fears as I wrote it. Each article is always a little bit more freeing as I find the words and visuals to articulate my experience. Thanks to all who supported in … Continue reading

TRUTH IS A PATHLESS LAND

Working on this film is a journey that you have to close your eyes for. Because the heart is a better guide than your eyes. And boy do I hunger for a guide. Someone gentle who holds your hand through the hard and lonely parts of the journey. Currently I am fundraising, and its is … Continue reading