Tanvi Misra

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Native American Artists Reclaim Images That Represent Them

Sunday, August 31, 2014

There's been a lot of discussion about the name of a certain Washington football team — with lawsuits arguing that it is disparaging, and media outlets choosing not to use it in their content.

But while the debates around the language are raging, the logo — also a ...


A Photographer Captures The Often-Overlooked 'Aunty' Couture

Friday, August 29, 2014

"Ugh, she dresses like SUCH an aunty!" is usually not something you'd want to hear about your style, if you're South Asian.

An "aunty" or "aunty-ji" (depending on where you want to fall on the graph of respect and familiarity) is what you call a lady roughly around your mother's ...


Young Indians And Pakistanis Rewrite Their Shared History

Sunday, August 17, 2014

When Britain ended its colonial rule in 1947, splitting the Asian subcontinent into two countries, India and Pakistan, it wasn't just the land that was divided. The two new states quickly came up with very different narratives, with each blaming the other throughout the decades of contentious relations that have ...


Can Google Build A Typeface To Support Every Written Language?

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Google has taken on its fair share of ambitious projects — digitizing millions and millions of books, mapping the whole world, pioneering self-driving cars. It's a company that doesn't shy away from grand plans.

But one recent effort, despite its rather lofty scope, has escaped much notice. The company is ...


'It's So Terrible': Quake Reportedly Kills Hundreds In Southwest China

Sunday, August 03, 2014

This post was updated at 5 p.m. ET.

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings and rippling roads near the city of Zhaotong. News media in China are saying at least 367 people died in the quake, which struck in an area with old and vulnerable buildings.



How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era

Saturday, July 19, 2014

There's a weekly trial on the Internet about who may be stealing culture from whom. Earlier this week, the defendants were Iggy Azalea and white gay men. A while back, it was Macklemore and the Harlem Shakers.

Now, we have come across a story from the ...


Asian-American Leadership Programs Tackle The 'Bamboo Ceiling'

Monday, July 07, 2014

In the last few pages of a recent issue of The Economist, we spotted an advertisement for a leadership program specifically for Asian-American executives. The program charges $11,000 in tuition for a five-day session at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

The purpose, says co-founder Buck Gee, is to provide ...

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Why We Asked Experts To Annotate The Civil Rights Act

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

This Wednesday, we're commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with an app that lets you explore the legislation in detail. We encourage you to peruse the text of the landmark bill alongside comments from journalists, lawyers, authors and others on how it evolved, and what it means ...