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Drawn Together: an interview with Harleen Singh

Drawn Together: an interview with Harleen Singh

Sikh filmmaker Harleen Singh talks about her film Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes with IC Culture and Media Editor Geetika Pathania Jain. Harleen talks about her motivation to make the film, her influences, and what it means to be brown in America.  ...
Why I Am Silicon Valley’s Greatest Critic — and Fan

Why I Am Silicon Valley’s Greatest Critic — and Fan

When Silicon Valley Forum informed me I was to be a recipient of its 21st visionary awards, I was in disbelief. I have long been a critic of the ways of Silicon Valley and am clearly not in the same league as the 100 or so past recipients, who include Bill Gates, Elon...
Madhubani Magic

Madhubani Magic

It was an exuberant Kannada Koota gathering. The auditorium was packed with members of the S.F Bay Area chapter of the Kannada association. My aunt and I were part of the audience, cheering along as various singers and dancers entertained us. A drama/skit was...
Nikki Haley Primed to be the Next Vice President

Nikki Haley Primed to be the Next Vice President

The choice of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to give the GOP address after President Obama’s final State of the Union speech has had the media wondering if Gov. Haley could be the ideal vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party. South Carolina Gov....
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...