Rhea Gupta

Rhea Gupta (23C) is from Mumbai, India, majoring in Economics and English. Outside of the Wheel, she is the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of the Emory Impact Investing Group and serves as a third-year College Council legislator. She has previously been the Vice President of Partnerships of the Undergraduate Impact Investing Society, an editor at the Emory Wheel and has served on the executive board of Emory’s South Asian Women’s Collective. She spends her free time watching stand up comedy, reading fiction and exploring the historic parts of Atlanta. Contact Gupta at [email protected]

On chai, visas and Indian warmth

(Rhea Gupta / Emory Wheel) When I landed in America in 2019, the first thing I noticed was the smell. Atlanta smelled different from Mumbai: Something about it felt streamlined and sanitized, yet still full of opportunity. I didn’t know too many people here, but nevertheless, I was excited to explore Emory University with the [...]

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Emory’s Newest Outrage: Flatlining Flatbread Quality | Satire

(Creative Commons/Richard Ricciardi) Disclaimer: This piece is intended to be purely satirical, and is not genuine criticism of a coffeehouse affected by COVID-19 created labor shortages. Please take this writing with a grain of salt! As college life slowly returns to normal following the start of the pandemic, Emory University students have found a new [...]

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Letter From the DEI Editor: On Rebuilding the Emory Wheel

The Emory Wheel’s recent decision to hire a diversity, inclusion and equity (DEI) editor spurs debate on how to best approach a tenuous issue that has plagued the Wheel for decades. To me, DEI begins with having a cacophony of diverse voices at the table and continues by giving them reasons to stay. Before I [...]

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All Women Aren’t Beautiful. They Shouldn’t Have to Be.

There's a charm in the proselytism of venerable writers, most of whom can spin hard truths into phrases of intricate beauty. As a child, I found immense beauty in thrift store books, cafes, sunsets and kittens — subjects that I could admire for their content or aesthetic. However, the concept of physical beauty didn’t strike [...]

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‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’ Soars Before Crashing

The value of art lies in an audience’s interpretation. Abstract art, in particular, is built on the narrative we create for it; we hunt for the heart-wrenching stories of extraordinary people concealed within sweeping brushstrokes of painters or the cursive lettering of writers. We seek distinctive art, and avid collectors are willing to shell out [...]

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