Faculty Advisor to The Roar.
*Written by Kanchan Naik, Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of The Roar How have we actually spent the last four years at this school? It’s a question that high school seniors never seem to actually think about, in the race to hold a diploma in front of a clapping audience. We’ve learned so much from high […]More
*Written by Kanchan Naik, Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of The Roar When Kalai Bagai first arrived in San Francisco on September 6th, 1915 with her husband Vaishno and three sons, local newspapers flocked to cover the story of the first Indian-American woman to enter the Bay Area. Fleeing British imperialism in her homeland, Bagai was exposed to […]More
*Written by Kanchan Naik, Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of The Roar Since that fateful day we received an email from Quarry Lane administration that our school would follow quarantine procedure, many of the events and traditions that characterize our campus culture have faded into obscurity. Pep rallies have all but disappeared, the tug-of-war challenges and […]More
*Written by Kanchan Naik, Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of The Roar Tuka purche katir tugel naav naa ashilen ithe maları tuka kasal naav dyuche chelduaa naav ditahachee, sunen ka ani gudde ka I belong to my mother tongue the way it belongs to its demise, an instinctual but no less tragic linguistic prophecy. Konkani lies […]More
South Asians in the house! — my cousin cheers between mouthfuls of samosa and peanut chutney as Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President of the United States on screen. It’s a day as celebratory as it is surreal — especially for the ‘South Asians in the house’, who are scattered across the country watching one of the most unprecedented inaugurations in history. I knew I was going to see a female president or vice-president hold that Bible on camera during my lifetime. The world has seen female presidents aMore
South Asian Americans are redefining traditionally heteronormative notions of gender and sexuality. Although the culture is still well on its way towards acceptance of LGBTQ+ identities, Fremont choreographer Amit Patel is bringing Desis — and the dance community as a whole — in the direction of progress. Patel, who began learning Bollywood dance when was just 10 years old, is a professional choreographer for the Bliss Dance and Mona Khan companies.More