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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...
A Country Undergoing Seismic Social Change

A Country Undergoing Seismic Social Change

What was the inspiration for Miss New India? In previous interviews, you had mentioned visiting Bangalore and meeting call center customer specialists … can you elaborate on that? Did the character take shape over time or was it any one person who provided the...
A Tribute to Jagjit Singh (1941-2011)

A Tribute to Jagjit Singh (1941-2011)

The passing of maestro Jagjit Singh brought back, to me, memories of his appearances with his wife Chitra Singh in the 1970s. He was later to become one of the giants of ghazal singing in the Indian subcontinent and was often referred to as its greatest living...