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Our Team

Dilpreet Kaur Taggar, Founder, Editor

Born & raised in different parts of India, Dilpreet’s Punjabi heart is a staunch feminist. Her work revolves around racial, gender & political affairs. Having worked/interned with ABC News, The Conversation & Al Jazeera, she founded South Asian Today with an aim to ensure South Asian womxn & non-binary community remain in charge of their own narratives and lead the conversation around their identity, lived experiences and politics.

Twitter: @dilpreettaggar

Tanya JV Singh, Editor

Tanya “Jade Vine” Singh is an Indian trans, non-binary, panromatic asexual SW, writer, poet and editor. Their work has appeared in Gone Lawn, Minola Review, Polyphony H.S, and elsewhere, and has been recognized by the Times of India and Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest, among other places. Their chapbook Heaven is Only a Part of Our Body Where All the Sickness Resides was published by Ghost City Press in 2018.

Twitter: @TanyaJVSingh Instagram: @tanyajvsingh

Danushi Rajakapse, Head of Design

Danushi is just culturally confused creative, with her head in the clouds and her hands on paper. She takes photos (@500voices on instagram), makes graphics, writes a little and thinks a lot. Herwork had always been about connecting things that seem so diametrically opposed, through emotion and the universality of the human condition. Currently, a science student at Melbourne uni with hopes of merging the sciences and the arts to find creative solutions for the world’s problems! Danushi is also the founder of melanin-apparel, a recent start-up hoping to build and foster a community for POC creatives through the power of fashion.

Instagram: @dan.sushi

Mahima Chavan, Freelance Designer

Mahima is a Desi girl born & brought up in Mumbai, India. As a kid, she didn’t feel brown womxn being represented enough in the media and felt embarrassed about where she came from. But, as she grew older & social media became bigger, she saw other brown people embracing their identity and it was then she was inspired to do, as well. Currently a student in NIFT, a fashion college, Mahima started illustrations just for fun and now it is also to show and take pride in the rich culture & heritage we come from.

Instagram: @masuku.house

Anjana Ram, Freelance Designer

Anjana Ram is a Lady obsessed with lotuses who constantly ponders over the little things of life. She is also the star behind our logo!

Instagram: @doodle.kanmani

Charanja Thavendran, Freelance Designer

A part of the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora, Charanja likes to draw and sleep!

Instagram: @tararaemerd

Sahana Arun, Freelance Designer

Sahana is half Nepali half Tamizh and grew up in South India. She started exploring digital media for drawing only a few months ago, and is having a lot of fun with it. "I think I do this because, firstly, it’s really freeing, and also because I’m sick of being told by way too many people that a certain skin tone or body type isn’t “acceptable”. To hell with that notion. We define beauty," says Sahana.

Instagram: @thegigglypufff

Ayonti Mahreen Huq, Freelance Designer

Brown & bougie mermaid, Ayonti is currently residing in the frozen lakes of Montreal, Canada. She loves all things eclectic and kitsch. Can be lured with puppies and/or a solid agenda to smash the patriarchy.

Instagram: @proartcrastinator

Sathya Thavendran, Freelance Designer

Sathya aka Tea is a graphic designer who occasionally dabbles in poetry as well. She belongs to the Sri-Lankan Tamil diaspora who is simply trying to find her way in this confusing world.

Instagram: @brown.n.bold

Nikita Ann, Freelance Designer

Nikita has always had a penchant for the creative arts. They have always struck her as an immensely therapeutic way of expressing herself. "I started my journey into creating with poetry, and over the years, my interest evolved into so many other fields like photography, design and music," says Nikita.

Twitter: @nikita_varghese Instagram: @nikitaann97

Roshel Chawla, Website Designer

A girl inspired by the hustle-bustle of the city and the ever moving chaos that surrounds us, design has become a way of perception for Roshel. Translating experiences into expressions is something she always wants to create. The entire website for South Asian Today has been her vision.

Instagram: @roshelchawla96