Prajwala Dixit


Prajwala Dixit is an Indian-Canadian writer. An engineer, wife and mother, she resides in St. John's.

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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.
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How tiny homes could provide a path to security for new Canadians

Tiny homes are a triple threat: an emerging lifestyle, a potential solution to affordable housing — and, possibly, the first home of a new immigrant renter, writes Prajwala Dixit.

This single mom had to make a tough choice. A play café was the happy result

Jennifer Collins knew from her own parenting experience that there was a gap in services for young families in St. John's. So she created her own business.
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Is true decolonization possible if we are still a dominion?

The release of the report into missing and murdered Indigenous women raises broader questions about truly severing colonial ties, writes Prajwala Dixit.

Ramadan on the Rock: Food, festivity and finding community

Columnist Prajwala Dixit leapt at the invitation to be part of the Muslim community's Ramadan celebrations in St. John's.
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I pay taxes, obey laws and give back to our province — but in this election I can't vote

Permanent residents contribute to the social, cultural and economic landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador, but we will not have a say on Thursday, writes Prajwala Dixit.

These parents wanted an all-weather playground for their kids, so they opened a business

Two parents used their own experiences to start a business that offers a safe, active place for kids to play.

Electioneering aside, it's time to alter the political DNA in N.L.

With a provincial election on the horizon, columnist Prajwala Dixit wonders how diverse the slate of candidates will be.
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Racist attacks make me feel like a guest in the place I've long called home

"Think of a slur like a punch. Whether it stems from ignorance or intent, the target of the attack still bears the brunt," writes Prajwala Dixit.
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Coffee culture, indeed: Why a generous cup of coffee meant so much during Hurricane Igor

When Prajwala Dixit moved to St. John's, she found that coffee was much more than a breakfast beverage.
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Christmas is here! Yay! But what about other religious holidays?

Canada may be a multicultural nation, but its public holidays include celebrations for just one religon, writes Prajwala Dixit.

Make space for the sharp minds and souls that come with immigration

Immigrants must be viewed as more than just mere bodies to fill jobs and procreate, writes Prajwala Dixit.
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Splat! Let's take a moment to pay tribute to babies, the real scientists of the world

To celebrate Science Literacy Week, take a good look at a baby near you, writes Prajwala Dixit.
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We were both '90s kids. We just happened to grow up half a world apart

I grew up in India, and my husband grew up in Canada, but '90s pop culture and values connect us deeply, writes Prajwala Dixit.