Kanchan Naik

Bollywood Heels is Challenging Heteronormativity in Dance

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.

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How We Come TOGETHER: Podcast W/ Dublin Vice-Mayor Arun Goel

Constant coronavirus updates have left Tri-Valley residents confused and concerned, making it all the more important to connect with city and community officials. In an interview conducted by editor-in-chief Kanchan Naik, Dublin’s Vice Mayor Arun Goel answers questions about the city’s response to the pandemic, and discusses youth nonprofit Break the Outbreak’s efforts to make […]

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