Author: Shruti Rajkumar

Shruti Rajkumar

Shruti Rajkumar is the co-features editor for The Independent Magazine and a senior undergraduate journalism student with a minor in public relations. As a first generation Indian American and disabled woman, she has a strong passion for social justice and reporting on the intersection of race and disability. In her free time, she loves binge watching TV shows, drinking coffee, and hanging out with friends.

Articles Written by Shruti Rajkumar:

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga: A Gamechanger for Queer Bollywood Films

In February 2019, Bollywood marked a moment of growth with the release of its first mainstream LGBTQ, comedy-drama “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” (English: “How I Felt When I Saw That Girl”) since the decriminalization of homosexuality. Created by transgender writer Gazal Dhaliwal and director Shelly Chopra Dhar, the film introduced a refreshing… Read more »