Prajwala Dixit


Prajwala Dixit is a freelance journalist, columnist, playwright and writer in St. John's.

Latest from Prajwala Dixit

For people with disabilities, mannequins can hurt — not help — the shopping experience

Mannequins dressed in the clothes offered by stores are a key part of the clothes-shopping experience. But for people with disabilities, the mannequins can be bitter reminders of exclusion.

Indigenous theatre actors, underrepresented on stage, detail their experiences

Mi’kmaq actors Gordon White and Elizabeth Hicks unpack their experiences in the arts scene, both within Newfoundland and Labrador and across the country.

Eid in the bubble: Muslims in N.L. celebrate festival in a brand new way

This year, with the coronavirus raging across the world, Eid al-Adha celebrations are starkly different for Muslims across the world, including those who call Newfoundland and Labrador home. 

Despite pandemic, the show must go on for Rising Tide Theatre

Theatre companies across the world have chosen to remain closed for the season — even Broadway has not been immune to the pandemic — but a troupe in the idyllic town of Trinity is resisting trend.

The cost of colour: 3 brown women unpack their experiences shopping for makeup in St. John's

On paper, these women of science should be at the forefront of cutting-edge research and community health. Prajwala Dixit speaks with four of them.

These immigrant women are experts in their fields of science. Why aren't they working in them?

On paper, these women of science should be at the forefront of cutting-edge research and community health. Prajwala Dixit speaks with four of them.

The Condom King of Newfoundland: How a forgotten bit of history turned into a documentary

The documentary The Condom King of Newfoundland is the story of Madhukar Parab, and can be viewed on CBC Gem, or on the CBC Docs YouTube channel.

5 women on the postpartum food customs passed down to them

Traditional ingredients and advice for nourishing life!

How do you celebrate a cultural festival in a pandemic? You find a way

Call it a bittersweet symphony. Prajwala Dixit compares the Ugadi celebrations for the start of the new year in southern India with living in frosty St. John's during a pandemic.

What would you do if Snowmaggedon was your 1st winter in Canada?

Imagine 256 centimetres of snow during your first winter in Canada. This was V. Nikhilesh Paliath's reality, writes Prajwala Dixit.
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I moved from coding to writing, and found the magic in between

Hundreds of years ago, Leonardo da Vinci knew that the arts and sciences are both better when they come together. Contributor Prajwala Dixit writes that we can still learn from that experience today.

Joys of Christmas: East meets west in this St. John's home

Christmas is around the corner and the Joy household isn't shying away from the celebrations. They draw on their Indian heritage as they combine traditions, old and new.
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Louder than a thousand words: Race, reactions and speaking from the heart

Columnist Prajwala Dixit didn't have the same gut reaction to those Justin Trudeau brownface images that many melanin-rich Canadians did, but she writes that doesn't mean their emotions are irrelevant.

An ancient tradition has happened at Middle Cove for decades. And hardly anyone knows about it

For decades, the Hindu community in St. John's has gathered at a nearby beach for a unique spectacle, as well as an ancient tradition that unites people around the world, writes Prajwala Dixit.
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Hey, autocorrect and spellcheck. We gotta talk

The words that gets autocorrected and spellchecked have a lot to say about us, writes Prajwala Dixit.