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Immigrant nostalgia is a Hydra—a lashing, many-headed thing made of grief.
East Is EastMississippi MasalaKuch Kuch Hota Hai
Bend It Like BeckhamWhere’s the Party Yaar?
nostalgianóstosálgosHomesicknessborrowed translation of nostalgia
personality quizzesviral memes“Only ’90s kids will remember”Arthur
Redefining the Immigrant South: Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War
With All Due Respectstates it smugly
The NamesakeHarold & Kumar Go to White CastleWhere’s the Party Yaar?Bend It Like Beckham
Bend It Like Beckhamthe queer film that could have been
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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.
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