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Ashwin Rodrigues

Ashwin Rodrigues is a writer based in New York. He writes about culture, comedy, science and technology for MEL, McSweeney's, Vice, Vulture and other places. He sends his regards.

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The Kurta Is Everywhere, and Everything Is a Kurta

The traditional Indian garment that tortured me as a kid is suddenly the domain of hypebeasts and influencers. Is this cultural appropriation? Or just the next chapter in the kurta's long, complex history?

How to Tell a #MeToo Joke Without Being a Dick

It’s okay to shut up and listen sometimes. Take a lesson from comedian Ted Alexandro.

Is This the End of the Visible Male Ankle?

Stylists tell us how long it’ll be before we can finally say goodbye to cuffed pants in February