27 December 2008

Non-Specifically-Desi Desi Bloggers: OPP, Part Two

Sepia Mutiny, Uber Desi, Ultrabrown, Chapati Mystery, Pass the Roti on the Left Hand Side, SAMAR, Pickled Politics—if you are interested in the desi-diasporic blogosphere, you probably already know about these sites. So instead of wandering through the pros and cons of these well-known blogs, I’ve decided to point you to three desi bloggers who don’t typically ruminate on their origins.

Rinku Sen is recently the author of The Accidental American and a longtime community activist. Her irregular posts over at RaceWire are probably some of the best stuff up over there, weaving together her experiences as an organizer, a profound knowledge of immigrant America and deceptively simple, smart thinking. Read.

Jeet Heer writes, and writes well, about comics, politics and 20th-century literature, among other things, over at Sans Everything. Check it out.

And lastly, Feministing’s Samhita Mukhopadhyay takes on a wide range of topics including hip hop, body image, sexuality, and racism. I’ll tell the truth: Feministing's fast-paced terse posts always leave a little to be desired, in my opinion, but Samhita consistently raises interesting topics over there. Read and reflect for yourself.