Faiz Khan, Ayan Sheikh (second and third from left) and other TikTok users in Mumbai. Photo: Soumya Shankar

TikTok, iPhone: all you need to escape Mumbai’s slums – for 15 seconds

  • The Chinese-developed video-sharing app has more than 200 million monthly users in India, despite being heavily censored
  • Among its biggest fans are young, impoverished Muslims to whom fame, not fortune, is the most valuable currency
Topic |   India

TOP PICKS

Faiz Khan, Ayan Sheikh (second and third from left) and other TikTok users in Mumbai. Photo: Soumya Shankar
READ FULL ARTICLE
Soumya Shankar

Soumya Shankar

Soumya Shankar teaches journalism at Stony Brook University, New York, and writes about the politics and social movements of South Asia