Profiles

Akshaya Patra Bags Awards for Outstanding Reporting

Akshaya Patra Bags Awards for Outstanding Reporting

The Akshaya Patra Foundation bagged three top awards for their excellence in reporting standards for the year 2010-2011 showing  their commitment to organizational transparency. The League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) Vision Awards, the...
Candid Conversations

Candid Conversations

In 2008, while Mumbai was being attacked by terrorists, CUNY graduate student Vandana Sood watched the nightmare unfold on her laptop in New York City (NYC). “I had been working with South Asian taxi drivers in NYC, making short films about their experiences around...
Farewell, Mitra

Farewell, Mitra

In the concluding bio for “The Brave Queen,” his last piece for India Currents, Frank Rogers, with characteristic humility, identified himself simply as “a retired university professor” and “amateur student of India’s history.” This appellation is understated and yet...
Midas of the Bibliosphere

Midas of the Bibliosphere

The world of Indian education may be full of teachers, policy makers, and even a few conmen seeking to influence the life of students hungry with ambition, desperate to raise their social and economic status. But it takes an author like Chetan Bhagat to not only write...

A Rare Success Story

Up a windy, steep set of steps, I went; a UNICEF worker behind me and a polio coordinator ahead. I could hear the cry of children growing louder as we got closer. And then I saw her, the resistant parent, holding her child closely, hiding behind a wall and a herd of...
Evergreen Songs From an Evergreen Hero

Evergreen Songs From an Evergreen Hero

When Dev Anand died on December 3, 2011, at the age of 88, my initial reaction was one of a personal loss. We don’t want anyone to die, especially talented people, who gave us so many wonderful memories. I stayed with that thought and mourned the loss of the...