Rhea Gupta

Rhea Gupta (23C) is from Mumbai, India, majoring in economics. Outside of the Wheel, she is a consulting team lead at the Emory Impact Investing Group, the vice president of partnerships of the Undergraduate Impact Investing Society and serves on the executive board of Emory's South Asian Women's Collective. She spends her free time watching stand up comedy, reading fiction and lamenting over the indecisiveness preventing her from concretely committing to a major. Contact Gupta at [email protected]

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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Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Is a Breath of Fresh Air

I first listened to “Folklore” curled up with a book on a rainy Bombay evening. Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album is remarkably different from her signature radio-hit, ever-enthusiastic synth-pop brand — and it’s absolutely delightful. “Folklore” has an almost mystical way of transporting its audience to a hazy evening in a dark red brick cabin [...]

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Kaling’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ Is Occasionally Problematic, But Entertaining

Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) with her two best friends Fabiola (Lee Rodriguez) and Eleanor (Ramona Young) outside Sherman Oaks High School./Courtesy of Netflix While boasting POC representation and masterfully engineered subplots, the recently released Netflix original “Never Have I Ever” falls painfully short in its portrayal of immigrated Indians living in America.  The show follows an [...]

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