Swara in Hindustani Classical Music

Swara in Hindustani Classical Music

The usage of the two words swara and raag in music are the symbols of delight. For the simplest of definitions, swara is the interaction of breath with musical

Boom of E-commerce in India is a Postnatal Stage of American Booming

Boom of E-commerce in India is a Postnatal Stage of American Booming

There are multiple reasons for the apparent e-commerce boom occurring worldwide. The rise in the use of mobile devices is effectively the biggest enabler. Buyin

COVID Overtakes India: Indian Americans Struggle With How to Support Their Loved Ones

COVID Overtakes India: Indian Americans Struggle With How to Support Their Loved Ones

This article is being revised and updated with information & resources. Originally published on April 30, 2021. The second wave of COVID in India has caused

My Mother Kept Her Promise

My Mother Kept Her Promise

Like many of us, one of my biggest fears was always that of losing my mother.  Life without her was not conceivable.  When I was a little girl, and I was expo

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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.

Koozhangal Streams in the US: A Film On the Unknown Village of Arittapatti

Koozhangal Streams in the US: A Film On the Unknown Village of Arittapatti

It’s no mean achievement for a school dropout and one with no degree in filmmaking to win an international award on debut. Indian director P.S. Vinothraj won

Coming Back From India? Follow These Santa Clara County Guidelines

Coming Back From India? Follow These Santa Clara County Guidelines

Indian Americans have been traveling to and from India in this time of crisis to spend time with ailing parents and family members. Our Publisher, Vandana Kumar

The End of Meat and GMOs or the End of Us: Part 3

The End of Meat and GMOs or the End of Us: Part 3

This article will be released as a three-part series on the effects of GMOs and the meat industry on our environment. Read Part 1 and Part 2! Russia is first am

‘I Was Told to Tone Down My Ethnicity to be Successful in America’ Notes Raja Kumari

‘I Was Told to Tone Down My Ethnicity to be Successful in America’ Notes Raja Kumari

Indian-American rapper, songwriter, and singer Raja Kumari is a force of nature. Hailing from Claremont, California, she is best known for her collaboration wit

The Lori, Jola, Angai Geet Keep Us Awake

The Lori, Jola, Angai Geet Keep Us Awake

A lullaby is as ancient as the hills. It connects a mother to the child, much like an umbilical cord, nurturing both. It brings about "an exchange of souls" as

Is Gender Parity in Politics a Distant Dream?

Is Gender Parity in Politics a Distant Dream?

Tell A Story – a column where riveting South Asian stories are presented like never before through unique video storytelling. As another election season come

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My Son’s Pandemic Ponderings: Why is Our Sky Not Green?

My Son’s Pandemic Ponderings: Why is Our Sky Not Green?

Due to the pandemic, my son and I have been thrown together a lot more than usual. Walks take on a gentle curious hue that is relished by us both. He is definit

San Jose Teen, Arnav Mishra’s Efforts Bring Smiles to Senior Citizens

San Jose Teen, Arnav Mishra’s Efforts Bring Smiles to Senior Citizens

In a time of collective trauma, Arnav Mishra provides a source of healing through his work for senior citizens in the Bay Area. Mishra's organizing efforts, cre

We Can’t Go Back Once Climate Change Hits A Tipping Point, Warns Climate Reality Activist Bill DeVincenzi

We Can’t Go Back Once Climate Change Hits A Tipping Point, Warns Climate Reality Activist Bill DeVincenzi

Our Climate is Changing. Why Aren't We? What happens when ice caps melt, forests die, the permafrost thaws and microbes multiply? Climate Reality Activists Bill

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In Santa Clara County, Nearly 67% Of Residents 16 + Have Had A Vaccine Shot

In Santa Clara County, Nearly 67% Of Residents 16 + Have Had A Vaccine Shot

The Number of Californians With at Least One Covid Vaccine Dose Continues to Rise. More than 75% of California's seniors have had at least one dose, which makes

Mind Matters: Mental Health in South Asian Americans

Mind Matters: Mental Health in South Asian Americans

A recent article in India West reported that a higher percentage of South Asian Americans, especially between the ages of 15 and 24, had been found to exhibit d

Dr. Sadaf Jaffer is the First Muslim Woman to Serve as Mayor in the US

Dr. Sadaf Jaffer is the First Muslim Woman to Serve as Mayor in the US

Dr. Sadaf Jaffer became the first South Asian woman to serve as mayor of a municipality in New Jersey, and the first Muslim woman to serve as a mayor of a munic