Affirming and acknowledging her outstanding accomplishments, Vandana Kumar, publisher of India Currents has won The Asian American Hero Award, The Silicon Valley Award for Media and a Commendation from Mayor Chuck Reed of the City of San Jose in the year 2012. We congratulate her on her vision, foresight and commitment to excellence.


Asian American Hero Award presented by the Santa Clara County and signed by Liz Kniss, Supervisor, Fifth District.

The Asian American Hero Award honors members of the Asian-American community in recognition of their commitment and contribution to leadership, the arts, education, health and human services, and volunteerism. The award was presented on November 16, 2012 in a formal ceremony held at the Quinlan Community Center.


Silicon Valley 2012 Award for Media and Films presented by Sheetal Ohri.

The “Making a Difference” Silicon Valley Awards were given to those Silicon Valley residents, companies and non-profits whose professional vision and passion improved the quality of life in the Silicon Valley. The award ceremony was held at the Marriott in Fremont on November 18, 2012.


Commendation from the City of San Jose. 

The Commendation was signed by the Mayor, Honorable Chuck Reed and Councilmember Ash Kalra in recognition of 25 years of service and commitment to the community.

The Commendation was presented at a formal ceremony on December 4, 2012. Councilmember Kansen Chu is seen here introducing Ms. Kumar.

Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 36-year track record in the industry. She leads the India Currents Foundation as President and CEO. As a new immigrant, she co-founded India Currents magazine...