Young Professionals

A Teenager’s Reflections on a Family Tradition

A Teenager’s Reflections on a Family Tradition

Toward the end of September of each year, the South Indian community enters a frenzy of chaos and excitement in preparation for Golu, the exhibition of dolls in honor of Navratri. Golu has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Despite living in the...
Legato Lingua: Learning Languages

Legato Lingua: Learning Languages

For high school seniors Anvee Bhutani and Ishaan Nandwani, studying and learning language is just as important as studying STEM-related subjects. Especially with the Silicon Valley’s significant immigrant population, there is a wide and diverse array of languages...
A Perfect YA Read that Twinkles with Love!

A Perfect YA Read that Twinkles with Love!

Last year, author Sandhya Menon’s debut novel When Dimple Met Rishi made headlines by being NPR’s Best Book of 2017, BuzzFeed’s Best YA Book of 2017 and topping other notable lists. As a reader who hadn’t dabbled in Young Adult fiction, I picked it up with some...
Advice I shouldn’t have to give you

Advice I shouldn’t have to give you

High school is rough. For freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, every school year presents new struggles and threats to the state of our mental and physical health. The American school system, to very loosely quote my favorite Prince Ea video, is incredibly...
Together to Build a Better Future: Panel Discussion

Together to Build a Better Future: Panel Discussion

Panelists: Stacie Shih, District Director for California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra Raj Salwan, Councilmember of Fremont Shao Yang, President of Fremont Unified School District Moderator: Shanti Balaraman – President and CEO,  Children’s Innovation Center After...
Civic Leadership: Pavan Raj Gowda

Civic Leadership: Pavan Raj Gowda

Ever since he was young, Pavan Raj Gowda has been heavily involved in his community. Now 18 years old, Pavan has already written two books and founded his own non-profit organization: Green Kids Now Inc. The goal of his organization is to bring kids from around to...