Young Professionals

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...
Inclusive India

Inclusive India

I recently came across the article Secular India? by Rachel Sondkar, a college student who writes about the perpetuation of a “Hindu India.” As a fellow student, I believe it is important to share my perspective as an Indian Hindu. Sondkar’s article presumes British...
Secular India?

Secular India?

  Recently, I was tasked to explore a topic of interest in the modern world for my history class. Immediately, I was drawn to the Indian independence movement. India is so incredibly diverse. It is home to a myriad of languages, dialects, cultures, and regions. I...
An American Student Travels To Shillong

An American Student Travels To Shillong

When she first headed for India from the USA, Jaclyn Mariano didn’t know that her unassuming journey would not only change her but also be a catalyst to changing the lives children in Shillong. Jaclyn is a Psychology student from California who wanted to reach out to...