Profiles

UTTARAKHAND’S ORPHANS AND WIDOWS NEED YOUR HELP

UTTARAKHAND’S ORPHANS AND WIDOWS NEED YOUR HELP

Almost 3 weeks after heavy rains and landslides devastated Uttarakhand, thousands of villagers remain in grave danger. The pilgrims were evacuated, but local people face food shortages, health problems, and lack of shelter in the monsoon. Over 4,000 villages were...
Patti Tripathi: Suited to Succeed

Patti Tripathi: Suited to Succeed

Ever since my younger sister was born nineteen years ago, I saw her grow from an innocent, naive little girl into the strong, confident young woman that she is today. She had the privilege of growing up in a family and a society that encouraged her to pursue her...
Farhan Akhtar on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Farhan Akhtar on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Geetika Pathania Jain: Really delighted that you could make yourself available to India Currents readers for an exclusive interview. We are really excited about your upcoming film and your role in the film as Milkha Singh. Do you want to tell us a little bit about how...
Chronicles of Culture

Chronicles of Culture

The Encyclopedia of Hinduism (EH)—perhaps, and strangely—the world’s first comprehensive encyclopedia on Hinduism, was launched in India in a 11 volume series with 7,216 pages. The preview ceremony held on the banks of the Ganges in Hardwar during the Kumbh Mela had...
Harnessing The Power Of Stories

Harnessing The Power Of Stories

I felt as though I was there on that warm summer night. The soft patter of hooves streamed past us. A long caravan of ox-carts was hauling mounds of produce to the market, each with its own sleeping sabzi-walla (vegetable-seller) sprawled on top of the vegetable pile....
Infinite Wisdom

Infinite Wisdom

Calmness surrounds the magnificent dome structure around the Palace of Fine Arts auditorium on this unusually warm autumn day. But once inside the hall, a completely different scene unfolds. The foyer is teeming with an eclectic mix of people—there is the chic thirty...