Desi

Features

Meet the Desi Artists Fighting Back Against Trump with Punk Rock and 'Post-Colonial Pop'

Doctors & Engineers, The Kominas, Saraswathi Jones, and more talk to Noisey about resistance, heritage, and Islamophobia.
Zab Mustefa
12.9.16
Art

A Space of Her Own: Ayqa Khan Raises a Voice

Which topic has the ability to break the Internet, cultivate a loyal following, and entice harsh criticism? Women’s body hair.
Alison Roberts
7.5.16
INDIA

How India Fell Back in Love with Ghee

The clarified butter had fallen out of favor with Indian chefs, thanks to a recent culinary trend for imported olive oil. But with new studies revealing ghee’s health benefits, the creamy staple is back on Indian menus. “It gives a lot of power to the...
Rebecca Hobson
6.1.16
scotland

Glasgow's Haggis Pakora Is More Than Just Fusion Food

“Scots and Punjabis are very proud of their own cultures so you get both of these coming together and it’s wonderful,” says Harry Singh, Glasgow restaurant owner and co-creator of the haggis pakora.
Zab Mustefa
5.2.16
Art

Meet The Desi Artist Who Tackles Skin Bleaching and Soap Operas

Pakistani-Canadian artist Maria Qamar is bringing the colorful idiosyncrasies of the South Asian diaspora onto Instagram and into the mainstream. Aunties better watch out.
Zab Mustefa
4.4.16
Features

Hindi Beats and ISIS Threats at India's Largest EDM Festival

From increased security to segregated lineups, we experienced Goa's Sunburn Festival.
Sierra Bein
1.20.16
FIGHTLAND

Grappling with Autism

Read about 11-year-old Desi Parker Conley's journey into jiu jitsu, his first competition, and how the gentle art is helping him battle autism.
Christopher E. Long
1.4.16
Space

How a Bunch of Tiny Robots Will Help Crack Dark Energy

Automating the tedious work of manually resetting thousands of fiber-optic cables at a time.
Michael Byrne
6.28.15