Young Professionals

A Perfect YA Read that Twinkles with Love!

A Perfect YA Read that Twinkles with Love!

Last year, author Sandhya Menon’s debut novel When Dimple Met Rishi made headlines by being NPR’s Best Book of 2017, BuzzFeed’s Best YA Book of 2017 and topping other notable lists. As a reader who hadn’t dabbled in Young Adult fiction, I picked it up with some...
Advice I shouldn’t have to give you

Advice I shouldn’t have to give you

High school is rough. For freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, every school year presents new struggles and threats to the state of our mental and physical health. The American school system, to very loosely quote my favorite Prince Ea video, is incredibly...
Together to Build a Better Future: Panel Discussion

Together to Build a Better Future: Panel Discussion

Panelists: Stacie Shih, District Director for California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra Raj Salwan, Councilmember of Fremont Shao Yang, President of Fremont Unified School District Moderator: Shanti Balaraman – President and CEO,  Children’s Innovation Center After...
Civic Leadership: Pavan Raj Gowda

Civic Leadership: Pavan Raj Gowda

Ever since he was young, Pavan Raj Gowda has been heavily involved in his community. Now 18 years old, Pavan has already written two books and founded his own non-profit organization: Green Kids Now Inc. The goal of his organization is to bring kids from around to...
More Than a GPA

More Than a GPA

I spent the first year of high school, like many others in this area, comparing myself to the people around me. I’d ask people for their test scores and spend hours seething with envy over little victories I saw people achieving. In retrospect, I realize that it was...
Civic Leadership Forum for Youth

Civic Leadership Forum for Youth

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain. Keynote Speaker: Rishi Kumar – Saratoga City Council member Moderator: Vandana Kumar – Publisher, India Currents For Saratoga Councilmember Rishi Kumar, his...