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“Why are you so invested in being half Indian? You sure don’t look Indian! Aren’t you basically white?”

ESSAY | “But wait, you don’t look Indian!”

Anna Kapoor Stephens, Contributing Columnist February 9, 2022

As a cultural anthropology student, I have a tendency to analyze and abstract aspects of my own identity to better understand both my field and my place in the world.  I became especially reflective...

It is exhausting trying to fit in all the time.

Consequences of fitting in

Ritisha Sharma, Intersections Editor October 13, 2021

I have always been told to stay out of the sunlight. I was given turmeric face masks and fairness creams as a kid to be “lighter” and “pretty again,” perpetuating the idea that a darker skin...

Maggie Pasterz | Associate Photographer

Dr. Eva Silvestre: New interim director for the Center for Academic Equity

Gabby Abrams, News Associate Editor January 16, 2020

Eva Silvestre began her term as the interim director of the Center for Academic Equity at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year. Silvestre was preceded by Rebecca Mark, who recently accepted a position...

cultural appropriation

Tulane Homecoming Color Run accused of cultural appropriation

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor October 31, 2019

Sunshine yellows, blushing bright pinks, electric blues and cool emerald greens shower the atmosphere as celebrators of Holi sprint towards each other with fists of color in hand. With the end of winter...

Meenakshi Vijayaraghavan, also known as Dr. V, is a professor of practice in Tulanes Cell and Molecular Biology department.

Dr. Vijayaraghavan, or Dr. V, discusses how she found her passion for science as a girl in India

Michael Chen, Staff Writer November 10, 2018

Each month, the India Association of Tulane University hosts a Chai Talk with a speaker of South Asian descent. On Thursday, Meenakshi Vijayaraghavan gave a talk in Weatherhead Hall about her early life...

Photo courtesy of Nina Bharadwaj

Student organization spotlight: Tulane’s Bollywood dance team Jazbaa

Divya Goel, Contributing Writer October 18, 2017

Louisiana now has its very own collegiate Bollywood dance team, and it all started at Tulane. Founded in 2015, Jazbaa is a tight-knit group of young women who love to dance and share Indian culture...

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