Our Staff

Vandana Kumar


Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 35 year track record in the industry. As a new immigrant, she co-founded India Currents magazine in 1987 and published an award-winning print magazine from April 1987 to Dec 2017.

Vijay Rajvaidya


Vijay Rajvaidya is a veteran of the high-tech and Information Technology industry of the Silicon Valley. He has an MBA in Finance from Santa Clara University and multiple degrees in engineering.

Sunita Sohrabji


Sunita Sohrabji serves as the Managing Editor of India Currents.
Sunita is a veteran reporter, most recently covering the Indian American community for India-West newspaper. She has received 15 local and national awards for excellence in journalism.
Sunita is a graduate of CSU Sacramento, with dual degrees in government and journalism. She has also completed six reporting fellowships, including a project with the International Center for Journalists, for which she investigated the disposal of electronic waste in India’s slums.

Meera Kymal


Meera Kymal is the Contributing Editor at India Currents and Founder/Producer at DesiCollective. 
At India Currents, she covers immigration policy and reform, civil rights, the pandemic, and climate change, and how racial disparities and health inequities disproportionately affect minority communities in a world that is more diverse but less equal.
At DesiCollective she covers issues that impact minority communities in the South Asian diaspora through the lens of social justice, politics, and the arts. 
Meera is a 2021 and 2022 grantee from the USC Center for Health Journalism, reporting on domestic violence in the South Asian community.  She has received Journalistic Excellence awards from the San Francisco Press Club (2021 & 2020) and CNPA (2021).
At India Currents she has won grant funding from the Facebook Journalism Project, United Way Bay Area, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Network for Good, California State Library, and Ethnic Media Services.

Rasana Atreya


Rasana Atreya’s debut novel Tell A Thousand Lies was shortlisted for the UK-based Tibor Jones South Asia Prize (2012). She declined a publishing contract because she wanted to explore this newfangled phenomenon known as self-publishing. As one of India’s self-publishing pioneers, she was invited by Amazon to the India launch of the Kindle, and to multiple panels with their Director of Publishing and Author Relations. She was also a panelist at the prestigious Jaipur Literary Festival in 2013. She’s been interviewed extensively by the Indian news media, and also by international influencers/podcasters like NYT bestselling author Joanna Penn, Amar Vyas, and founder of UK-based The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), Orna Ross. Rasana was ALLi’s India ambassador when she lived in India.
Rasana finds a mention in the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque’s Emerging South Asian Women Writers: Essays and Interviews (From Antiquity to Modernity Book 1) by Deborah Fillerup Weagel and Feroza Jussawalla. After the publication of this book, in the Spring of 2017, Prof. Jussawalla taught Tell A Thousand Lies in her class, English 479 (Survey of Postcolonial Literature and Theories).
In another life, Rasana was an electrical engineer/Unix systems administrator.

Priya Lava

OPerations Manager

Priya manages the Operations at India Currents. She is passionate about cooking and gardening and loves to travel. As a new immigrant, she enjoyed reading India Currents as a print magazine, and is proud to be a part of it now.

Sree Sripathy

Photo journalist

Sree Sripathy (she/her) is a writer, photographer, and disability advocate based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Co-Founder of the Women’s Parkinson’s Project. Sree is a 2022 CatchLight Local Fellow and part of the California Local Visual Desk program.

Nina Mohan

engagement editor

Nina Mohan started in journalism at India-West Newspaper, where she worked as a staff reporter and social media manager. She also served as the social media manager and as a contributing reporter at Ethnic Media Services and is now very happy to continue her work in community journalism at India Currents. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing and creative writing.

Anu Shree


Anu Shree manages the Events section of India Currents. She’s a part-time dentist in the Pittsburgh area since 2005. She is passionate about art, painting, gardening, and traveling. She volunteers at India Currents because she wants to create awareness and contribute to her community.