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Latest Netflix hit “Never Have I Ever” is a cultural reset for Hollywood

As I watched the bare exposure of my culture to millions of often judgmental eyes, I felt an inner desire to perfectly relate to Devi’s experience. I am also a second-generation Indian high schooler in California, home to a family that shares many of the same values as those of Devi’s mother. “Never Have I Ever” proves many of the “true” stereotypes right while ignoring some others.

by Varsha Rammohan, Managing Editor

May 9, 2020

The opening scene of the current #1 show on Netflix, “Never Have I Ever,” is enough to make colossal waves in a pool of Hollywood diversity, or rather lack thereof. Lead protagonist Devi Vishwakumar is seen praying to a shrine of Hindu gods on her first day of sophomore year, asking for a seeming...

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