Ranjani Rao  

Ranjani is a scientist by training, writer by avocation, originally from Mumbai, a former resident of USA, and now lives in Singapore with her family. She is presently working on a memoir. She is co-founder of Story Artisan Press.

Column: Desi Roots Global Wings

Nandini Patwardhan

Nandini is a retired software developer and co-founder of Story Artisan Press. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Mutha Magazine, Talking Writing, and The Hindu. Her book, “Radical Spirits,” tells the deeply- researched story of Dr. Anandi-bai Joshee, India’s first woman doctor.

Column: Desi Roots Global Wings

Jyoti Bachani

Jyoti is on a mission to humanize management using the arts, specifically poetry and improv, as a founding member of the Poetry of Diaspora of Silicon Valley, a co-founder of the US chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association, and an associate professor of business at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Column: Poetry as Sanctuary

Avatans Kumar

Avatans is a columnist, public speaker, and activist. He writes frequently writes on the topics of language & linguistics, culture, religion, Indic knowledge, and current affairs in several media outlets.

Column: Beyond Occident

Rachna Dayal

Rachna has an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from IMD. She is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion and has always felt comfortable challenging traditional norms that prohibit growth or equality. She lives in New Jersey with her family and loves music, traveling, and imagining the future.

Column: Legends of Quintessence

Mukund Acharya

Mukund is the co-founder of Sukham, an all-volunteer non-profit organization in the Bay Area established to advocate for healthy aging within the South Asian community. He is also a columnist for India Currents. 

Column: Sukham Blog

Monita Soni

Monita has one foot in Huntsville, Alabama, the other in her birth home India, and a heart steeped in humanity. Monita has published many poems, essays, and two books, My Light Reflections and Flow through My Heart. You can hear her commentaries on Sundial Writers Corner WLRH 89.3FM.

Column: Find her work in Culture and Voices. 

Surabhi Pandey

Surabhi is a former Delhi Doordarshan presenter, is a journalist based in Singapore. She is the author of ‘Nascent Wings’ and ‘Saturated Agitation’ and has contributed to more than 15 anthologies in English and Hindi in India and Singapore.

Column: From Surabhi’s Notepad

Kanchan Naik

Kanchan is a junior at The Quarry Lane School in Dublin and the Teen Poet Laureate for the City of Pleasanton. When she’s not doodling or writing poetry, she is most likely untangling her earphones or looking for something that happens to be — much like herself — lost. She is the Youth Editor for India Currents.

Column: Find her work in the Youth and Features Section.

Lopamudra Basu

Lopa is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She grew up in Calcutta and currently lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Column: Find her work in the lifestyle sections with our book reviews.

Jyoti Minocha

Jyoti is a DC-based educator and writer who holds a Masters in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and is working on a novel about the Partition.

Column: Find her work throughout our website.

Ritu Marwah

Ritu is a long term resident of Silicon Valley and has seen the Sun Microsystems campus turn into Facebook HQ.

Column: Find her work throughout our website.

Anjana Nagarajan

Anjana is a Bay Area resident with experience in educational non-profits, community building, networking, and content development and was Community Director for an online platform. She is interested in how to strengthen communities by building connections to politics, science & technology, gender equality, and public education.

Column: Find her work throughout our website. 

Jeanne E. Fredriksen

Jeanne lives in both Carolinas and is a long-time contributor to India Currents, a Books for Youth reviewer for Booklist magazine/American Library Association, and a member of WCPE-FM The Classical Station’s Music Education Fund committee. She always wears a mask in public settings, avoids crowds, believes in social distancing, and washes her hands. 

Column: Find her work in our Lifestyle sections with our book reviews. 

Mani Subramani 

Mani is a veteran of the semiconductor equipment industry. He enjoys following politics and economics.

Column: Forum

Rameysh Ramdas

 Rameysh is a resident of the SF Bay Area and has a keen interest in Politics and Current Events. 



Column: Forum