Saloni Gaur

Where: Social Media

Why: If you’re having trouble unpacking complex political and social issues, this 20-year-old Delhi University student will lucidly break it down for you and even throw in a few unexpected laughs. Saloni Gaur (Salonayyy on Instagram) is a reminder of how social media can still be a wonderful tool if used effectively. Gaur does spot on impressions of actors Kangana Ranaut and Sonam Kapoor, but her finest creation is a character called Nazma Aapi, an opinionated middle-class Muslim lady she debuted in 2019 during the nationwide CAA-NRC protests. Nazma Aapi’s satirical take on life is humorous, informative and incisive.



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