About 5X Press

Culture, community and conversation. 5X Press is the essential South Asian youth culture magazine in Canada, covering all things arts & culture, trending topics, news, & so much more. We connect our community to one another, and to the world. 5X Press is written and published in Surrey, BC, by a team of 14 writers. Edited by Rumneek Johal.

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Conversation

The Transition Generation: Intergenerational trauma, healing, and guilt

The ‘transition generation’ on their journey of community healing is breaking away from toxic cycles
What's trending

5X Press Weekly Round Up: Mutual aid and community care in B.C., Diljit takes on Hollywood, Mindy Kaling’s new show & more.

5 stories you might have missed this week.
What's trending

Trisha Paytas appropriates Hinduism online -- but there’s more to it than meets the eye

While we cringe at goras documenting their spiritual appropriation online, India welcomes it.
Conversation

Happy pictures, unhappy people: A breakdown of the impact of the Indian wedding industrial complex

How our focus on external validation is costing us so much more than the price of the wedding
Conversation

Quick math: The financial and emotional cost of a big fat Indian wedding

A bride shares the costs, financial and emotional, for her upcoming wedding.
What's trending

5X Weekly Roundup: Malala gets married, COP26, disaster at Astroworld & more.

5 stories you may have missed
Arts & culture

Artist Jessie Sohpaul on creating art that reflects his Punjabi experience

Sohpaul showcases his work in a new short film titled “Coming Home”
What's trending

The South Asian bride to influencer pipeline: Making sense of the micro-celebrity created by lavish South Asian weddings

An unexpected byproduct of lavish Indian weddings? A new brand of micro celebrity.
What's trending

5X Weekly Roundup: Bollywood ruining perfectly good songs, Kal Penn’s wedding might be officiated by Cardi B & much more

A roundup of 5 stories you may have missed this week.
Conversation

Ranjit Bawa’s new song incites misogyny and homophobia

Ranjit Bawa’s new song proves that the Punjabi music industry still has a lot of work to do
Community

Navigating identity and lack of representation as an Indo-Fijian

Navigating identity as an Indo-Fijian
Community

Diwali reflections: What I’ve learned after celebrating the festival without my family

A personal account into the true meaning of Diwali from an estranged daughter celebrating alone.

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Conversation

Media representation is meaningless when queer South Asians are continuously sidelined

A personal reflection on queerness, identity, representation & more.
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11/11/21
Arts & culture

Artist Jessie Sohpaul on creating art that reflects his Punjabi experience

Sohpaul showcases his work in a new short film titled “Coming Home”
Read Article
11/10/21
Conversation

Ranjit Bawa’s new song incites misogyny and homophobia

Ranjit Bawa’s new song proves that the Punjabi music industry still has a lot of work to do
Read Article
11/3/21
Community

Diwali reflections: What I’ve learned after celebrating the festival without my family

A personal account into the true meaning of Diwali from an estranged daughter celebrating alone.
Read Article
11/2/21
Arts & culture

5 books by South Asian authors we’re reading right now

On a quest for more South Asian representation in books, we’ve compiled a list of must-reads.
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11/2/21