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CULTURE  |  TV

Baljeet was my only source of representation

Watching TV in the 2000s and early 2010s, I felt like the only Indian characters in the media were those that had just immigrated from India and embodied the stereotypical tropes. There are over one billion of us in the world, yet it seemed every Indian on TV was a variant of Baljeet.


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RECESS  |  CULTURE

Colleen Hoover: Booktok’s most divisive author

YouTube reviews, bluntly titled “i read the 5 most popular colleen hoover books so you never have to” and “i read 3 colleen hoover books and my life has been changed... for the WORST,” beg the question: what makes the work of Colleen Hoover so controversial?