Experiencing Two Lockdowns: Traveling to India During a Pandemic

Experiencing Two Lockdowns: Traveling to India During a Pandemic

My mother lives in Jamshedpur, India. I live in San Jose, California. For the past many years, my siblings and I have made multiple trips to Jamshedpur every ye

13-Year-Old Abhimanyu Sukhdial’s Novel Sparks Climate Change Dialogues

13-Year-Old Abhimanyu Sukhdial’s Novel Sparks Climate Change Dialogues

“Stillwater is a great place to raise a family,” is the common refrain I heard from several Indian aunties at the small Holi dinner party I attended the yea

Pagglait Approaches the Insular Hindu Family With Humor and Heart

Pagglait Approaches the Insular Hindu Family With Humor and Heart

Pagglait is a Hindi dramedy film that released this past March on Netflix. The narrative follows the emotional reaction and circumstance of a young widow, Sandh

Sleep Tight, Sleep Right

Sleep Tight, Sleep Right

A good sleep cycle ensures optimal health, so monitoring how you sleep and practicing proper sleeping habits is essential for a healthy and fulfilling life. The

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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.

Not Really Indian: Subhashini Prasad’s Book Compiles Global Narratives

Not Really Indian: Subhashini Prasad’s Book Compiles Global Narratives

Subhashini Prasad was born Indian, raised Indonesian, educated American and professionally groomed to call the world her oyster. Her debut book, an anthology -

Reliving Scam 1992 Successfully: Hansal Mehta and Pratik Gandhi

Reliving Scam 1992 Successfully: Hansal Mehta and Pratik Gandhi

As Abhishek Bachhan-starrer The Big Bull got released in April 2021, viewers were compelled to compare its content with the enthralling Scam 1992: The Harshad M

Indian Women Revolt: The Problem Lies in Your Genes and Not Our Jeans

Indian Women Revolt: The Problem Lies in Your Genes and Not Our Jeans

A recent comment over women wearing ripped jeans by an Indian politician has once more thrown open the misogynist mentality prevalent in our culture. On March 1

The American Dream May Be Quenched For All Immigrants By the 2021 Dreamers Act

The American Dream May Be Quenched For All Immigrants By the 2021 Dreamers Act

The Dreamers Act is a bill passed in 2021 by the House of Representatives in a vote of 298-197. “The bill would provide conditional permanent resident status

In Mumbai or Japan, Mother Nature Can Calm A Restless Mind

In Mumbai or Japan, Mother Nature Can Calm A Restless Mind

Desi Roots, Global Wings – a monthly column focused on the Indian immigrant experience. Learning to unwind in nature - A life-saving skill that can help us su

Bay-Area Based Filmmaker Alka Raghuram Documents Muslim Women Boxers’ Fight for Liberation

Bay-Area Based Filmmaker Alka Raghuram Documents Muslim Women Boxers’ Fight for Liberation

How far would you go for freedom? A choice between survival and social acceptance. For girls of Kiddirpur, a small Muslim neighborhood in West Bengal, the path

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Odes to Bay Area Beauties

Odes to Bay Area Beauties

Any San Francisco, Bay Area resident can vouch for their fondness and love for living in this area. Being the Silicon Valley of the world and a Technology hub,

BET Island: An Untouched Gem

BET Island: An Untouched Gem

The Cultured Traveler – A column exploring the many miles of what South Asia has to offer. If you appreciate the vastness of the sea, boat rides, and heritag

Being Sheela: The Life Journey of an Immigration Lawyer

Being Sheela: The Life Journey of an Immigration Lawyer

“Being Sheela” is a biography of Sheela Murthy, an immigration lawyer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist based in Maryland. It charts her journey from a chil

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An Imperfect Street: The Delhi Airport Race

An Imperfect Street: The Delhi Airport Race

When I step off the plane which I have been on for the past sixteen hours, I am immediately hit with the biting cold that is Delhi winter. The smell of pollutio

Decoding the Significance of Indian-American Heritage

Decoding the Significance of Indian-American Heritage

One of our seven beloved grandchildren asked the other day, “How do you say 'reception' in Indian?” She needed the information for her school paper, Growing

Oil-free and Plant-Based Food Serve Up A Healthy Desi Diet

Oil-free and Plant-Based Food Serve Up A Healthy Desi Diet

Two years ago, I could not imagine cooking and eating oil-free food. Cooking good food was synonymous with a liberal splash of cooking oil in everything from si