Meet India’s Supersize Kids. In a documentary from BBC Two’s This World, Anita Rani investigates obesity in India’s middle class. Watch clips of her visit to Largely Yours, a Mumbai clothes shop, and her meeting with the family whose son had weight-loss surgery at age seven.
Two Stories About Traveling in India. Michaela Cross, a South Asian studies major at the University of Chicago, shared her story on CNNiReport of studying abroad in India and experiencing repeated sexual harassment. The story was read by many (350K by Tuesday). It prompted a response from another student on the same trip, anthropology major Katherine Stewart, who had a different experience. (H/t Nilanjana Bhattacharjya)
A Berkeley Walking Tour Goes Radical. Zaineb Mohammed at the East Bay Express and Sandip Roy at Firstpost write about The Aerogram’s favorite walking tour — the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour. In the area? Register for this Sunday’s tour.
Just a Spoon in Your Underwear … could stop a forced marriage from going down. Karma Nirvana charity in the UK advises teens scared of being married abroad without their consent to place a spoon in their underwear to trigger airport security and be taken to a private space where they might obtain further assistance. (H/t Aseem Chhabra) [New York Daily News]
Shweta + Swedish House Mafia. Billboard chart-toppers The Piano Guys post YouTube videos of their renditions and mashups of popular songs. For their arrangement of Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” they worked with Canadian-based singer-songwriter Shweta Subram. She selected the Hindi lyrics (translated here), and they filmed the video in Utah at the Spanish Fork Krishna Temple which annually hosts what some have described as the largest Holi celebration in the Western hemisphere.