Kalu, Moti, Gawar: Why We Should Stop Using Derogatory Terms Couched As Affection

Cricketer Darren Sammy remembers being called ‘kalu’ by his Indian counterparts, who have since assured him it came from a “place of love.”

written by
Rajvi Desai
Jun 12, 2020
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AuthorRajvi Desai

Rajvi Desai is The Swaddle's Culture Editor. After graduating from NYU as a Journalism and Politics major, she covered breaking news and politics in New York City, and dabbled in design and entertainment journalism. Back in the homeland, she's interested in tackling beauty, sports, politics and human rights in her gender-focused writing, while also co-managing The Swaddle Team's podcast, Respectfully Disagree.