Kolam: Heritage On The Doorstep

Kolam: Heritage On The Doorstep

Heritage art, mythological meaning, visual artistry, mathematical calculation, and environmental awareness are all wrapped up into the innocuous kolam that sits on the front steps of any home in southern India. Dr. Vijaya Nagarajan in her book, “Feeding a Thousand...
Of Sweaters, Sacred Ash And Being American

Of Sweaters, Sacred Ash And Being American

My toddler son stood in front of me – three lines of vibhuthi (sacred ash) smeared across his forehead, ready for preschool. I looked dumbfounded at the three white lines of vibhuti that trailed across his forehead, marking his identity as a Hindu. Did I want...
Vasundhara Gupta: From Kolkata To Boston

Vasundhara Gupta: From Kolkata To Boston

  We’ve all heard the saying – music is truly universal. But, how many musicians can truly claim to “know” and “feel” the truth of this statement? Meet Vasundhara Gupta, young musician and sound designer from the Berklee School of Music in Boston – “...
A Memoir That Works

A Memoir That Works

Kalpana Mohan’s memoir about her father in his last days – Daddykins: A Memoir of my Father and I worked its way into my mind slowly. A vague restlessness with the seemingly slow pace of the book initially gave way to a quiet feeling of empathy and deep...
India Currents Wins 6 Awards

India Currents Wins 6 Awards

Want to check out our award winning content? Sign up here. India Currents magazine won six awards in various categories at the San Francisco Press Club awards held last night at the Hilton hotel in Burlingame. This year’s winners were judged by the press clubs...