Nadya Agrawal

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Nadya Agrawal is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. She founded Kajal Magazine and hosts the Cardamom Pod on Earios Network.


Cover Photo: Production still via Senator International/Kingsgate Films/Endgame Entertainment
Finding Nostalgia in Diasporic Film

Immigrant nostalgia is a Hydra—a lashing, many-headed thing made of grief.

Jul 26, 2022
Cover Photo: An image of Slumdog Millionaire
Who Gets to Tell Stories About India and Its People?

India for white filmmakers is a place in their imagination.

Apr 04, 2022
Cover Photo: A screenshot of the Namesake  featuring Irrfan Khan and Tabu
‘The Namesake’ and The Stories We Tell About Our Parents

There is something resplendent in the stories of our parents.

Jan 27, 2022
Cover Photo: A still from the film Mississippi Masala with Sarita Choudhury and Denzel Washington
On ‘Mississippi Masala’ and the Politics of Desire

They were a two-sided awakening for me; a bi-panic-inducing pairing.

Sep 07, 2021
Cover Photo: A screenshot of 'Where's the Party Yaar'
The Fraught Identity of ‘Where’s the Party Yaar’

I get the melancholic task of laughing through my grief.

Jun 10, 2021
Cover Photo: A screenshot of Bend It Like Beckham with Jess (the film's heroine) in a soccer jersey and the girls in pink who sit on a bench
The Women Who Don’t Bend in ‘Bend It Like Beckham’

The film contains a pantheon of archetypes, all of them represented in these Indian Panjabi women.

Apr 12, 2021