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Lost Coast Blues

Lost Coast Blues

What would you do if you were told you were going to the “Lost Coast?”  When an area is named thus, you envision undiscovered lands, pioneers and pirate ships on swirling seas. Most people who visit California head to Southern California for crowded beaches and warm...
We Are The Party Of Opportunity

We Are The Party Of Opportunity

“We are the party of opportunity for all,” declared Seema Nanda in an exclusive conversation with me late last week. As head of the Democratic National Committee, a post that she holds as we head into the final year and a half before a crucial national election, she...
This, I Pursue

This, I Pursue

This, I pursue. One is ephemeral and disappears in the time that it takes to blink your eye. The other stares back at me from a page – written hundreds of years ago still speaking to me and of me. Identifying with dance and the words on a page offer me moments...
Oh Rapturous Spring!

Oh Rapturous Spring!

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” – Rachel Carson: The Sense of Wonder Growing up in the Nilgiri hills in South India, I must admit that I...
Whose English Is It Anyway?

Whose English Is It Anyway?

Life is full of surprises of every kind. The pain of being frequently corrected by your young child as you hold normal everyday conversations is hard to overcome. The corrections I am talking about involve simple conversational English. “Papa,” my daughter often says,...
An Immigrant Story

An Immigrant Story

India Currents publisher, Vandana Kumar, was a guest on Bolly 92.3FM from 10-11am on The Power Hour with Yogi Chugh and Dharminder Dewan this weekend. As a new immigrant, Vandana Kumar co-founded India Currents magazine in 1987 and published an award-winning print...