TiECon 2021 in Review

TiECon 2021 in Review

If you did not attend the TiECon 2021 from May 6th to 8th then you have missed the biggest entrepreneurial event in the world. For those of you with an affinity

IC’s Buddha Purnima Portraiture Workshop: Fusing East With West

IC’s Buddha Purnima Portraiture Workshop: Fusing East With West

The story of every immigrant is to integrate their roots with the society they currently live in. Every aspect of our lives contains both aspects of our lives,

Kala Bagai Way: The First Street In the US Named After a Historic Indian American Woman

Kala Bagai Way: The First Street In the US Named After a Historic Indian American Woman

When Kalai Bagai first arrived in San Francisco on September 6th, 1915 with her husband Vaishno and three sons, local newspapers flocked to cover the story of t

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Opens with an Expanded Virtual Lineup

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Opens with an Expanded Virtual Lineup

The 19th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) returns with an expanded virtual lineup of shorts, narrative, and documentary features on Ma

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IC Interviews Bay Area Dancer, Amit Patel

Bollywood dance has existed within heteronormative structures for years. How are dancers bringing a wave of change to the industry? Amit Patel, a Fremont choreographer and founder of Bollywood Heels, is interviewed by Managing Editor, Srishti Prabha, and Youth Editor, Kanchan Naik.

IC Interviews: Veena Player, Teed Rockwell

Priya Das, Program Director for Sangam Arts and Mosaic Silicon Valley interviews longtime India Currents contributor and Veena player, Teed Rockwell.

Desi Talk: American Born _____ Desi

Yashu Rao and Srishti Prabha talk about culture, identity, and how it plays a role in family structures.

Hate Crimes & The Pandemic Create Mental Health Distress Among Asian Americans

Hate Crimes & The Pandemic Create Mental Health Distress Among Asian Americans

Many Asian Americans say - we can wear a mask to protect against Covid but how can you protect yourself against racism?  The physical assaults are the stories

Opening the World to Epics From India: Abhishek Chandra

Opening the World to Epics From India: Abhishek Chandra

Filmmaker, writer, and producer Abhishek Chandra's latest short film Ladybug has won 16 awards globally and is nominated in 10 others. Produced in Los Angeles u

Hey Naani-Ma, Put On Your Dancing Shoes. It’s Good For Your Brain!

Hey Naani-Ma, Put On Your Dancing Shoes. It’s Good For Your Brain!

In a packed hall on one Sunday evening at the India Community Center-Milpitas here in the heart of Silicon Valley, South Asian folks of all ages sit in their tr

Did It Feel Like A Truck Hit You After Your Covid Vaccination?

Did It Feel Like A Truck Hit You After Your Covid Vaccination?

If you think vaccination is an ordeal now, consider the 18th-century version. After having pus from a smallpox boil scratched into your arm, you would be subjec

A Welcome of Sorts: Stranger In a Strange Land

A Welcome of Sorts: Stranger In a Strange Land

From April till September 1976, I worked at Newcastle General Hospital in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. I was a Senior House Officer, the lowest on the totem po

Indian Recipes Inspired by a Newark Farmer’s Market

Indian Recipes Inspired by a Newark Farmer’s Market

Dig-In Meals – A column highlighting Indian spices in recipes that take traditional Indian food and add a western twist! There is nothing quite like the hustl

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Don’t Call The Police! What Will People Say?

Don’t Call The Police! What Will People Say?

In traditional South Asian families, women trapped in abusive situations don’t leave for fear of  societal scorn. “What will people say?” Our social stru

A Musical Tribute to the Rivers of India Features a Bay Area Chorus

A Musical Tribute to the Rivers of India Features a Bay Area Chorus

Covid has hit India hard. What started in one part of the world last year, ended up in another part of the world this year. It is a challenging period in human

Letters to the Editor: Boost Your Immune Response to COVID

Letters to the Editor: Boost Your Immune Response to COVID

Dear India Currents, It appears Covid-19 will be with us for a while, and so it makes sense that we prepare ourselves to fight off the virus as best as we can.

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Eliminating Caste Discrimination is What Hindus Should Do

Eliminating Caste Discrimination is What Hindus Should Do

bell hooks once wrote that “homeplace” was a place constructed “where Black people could affirm one another and by so doing heal many of the wounds inflic

Why California’s Lawsuit Against Cisco Uniquely Endangers Hindus & Indians

Why California’s Lawsuit Against Cisco Uniquely Endangers Hindus & Indians

The State of California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing sued the Silicon Valley tech giant Cisco Systems in June 2020, accusing the company of eng

A Mental Health Crisis Over Student Debt: What Does Our Education Cost?

A Mental Health Crisis Over Student Debt: What Does Our Education Cost?

This article is updated to include new policies by the Biden Administration.  The American collective student debt is $1.3 trillion, second only to mortgages.

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