Indian Women Revolt: The Problem Lies in Your Genes and Not Our Jeans

Indian Women Revolt: The Problem Lies in Your Genes and Not Our Jeans

A recent comment over women wearing ripped jeans by an Indian politician has once more thrown open the misogynist mentality prevalent in our culture. On March 1

The American Dream May Be Quenched For All Immigrants By the 2021 Dreamers Act

The American Dream May Be Quenched For All Immigrants By the 2021 Dreamers Act

The Dreamers Act is a bill passed in 2021 by the House of Representatives in a vote of 298-197. “The bill would provide conditional permanent resident status

In Mumbai or Japan, Mother Nature Can Calm A Restless Mind

In Mumbai or Japan, Mother Nature Can Calm A Restless Mind

Desi Roots, Global Wings – a monthly column focused on the Indian immigrant experience. Learning to unwind in nature - A life-saving skill that can help us su

Bay-Area Based Filmmaker Alka Raghuram Documents Muslim Women Boxers’ Fight for Liberation

Bay-Area Based Filmmaker Alka Raghuram Documents Muslim Women Boxers’ Fight for Liberation

How far would you go for freedom? A choice between survival and social acceptance. For girls of Kiddirpur, a small Muslim neighborhood in West Bengal, the path

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IC Interviews Bay Area Dancer, Amit Patel

Bollywood dance has existed within heteronormative structures for years. How are dancers bringing a wave of change to the industry? Amit Patel, a Fremont choreographer and founder of Bollywood Heels, is interviewed by Managing Editor, Srishti Prabha, and Youth Editor, Kanchan Naik.

IC Interviews: Veena Player, Teed Rockwell

Priya Das, Program Director for Sangam Arts and Mosaic Silicon Valley interviews longtime India Currents contributor and Veena player, Teed Rockwell.

Desi Talk: American Born _____ Desi

Yashu Rao and Srishti Prabha talk about culture, identity, and how it plays a role in family structures.

Odes to Bay Area Beauties

Odes to Bay Area Beauties

Any San Francisco, Bay Area resident can vouch for their fondness and love for living in this area. Being the Silicon Valley of the world and a Technology hub,

BET Island: An Untouched Gem

BET Island: An Untouched Gem

The Cultured Traveler – A column exploring the many miles of what South Asia has to offer. If you appreciate the vastness of the sea, boat rides, and heritag

Being Sheela: The Life Journey of an Immigration Lawyer

Being Sheela: The Life Journey of an Immigration Lawyer

“Being Sheela” is a biography of Sheela Murthy, an immigration lawyer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist based in Maryland. It charts her journey from a chil

An Imperfect Street: The Delhi Airport Race

An Imperfect Street: The Delhi Airport Race

When I step off the plane which I have been on for the past sixteen hours, I am immediately hit with the biting cold that is Delhi winter. The smell of pollutio

Decoding the Significance of Indian-American Heritage

Decoding the Significance of Indian-American Heritage

One of our seven beloved grandchildren asked the other day, “How do you say 'reception' in Indian?” She needed the information for her school paper, Growing

Oil-free and Plant-Based Food Serve Up A Healthy Desi Diet

Oil-free and Plant-Based Food Serve Up A Healthy Desi Diet

Two years ago, I could not imagine cooking and eating oil-free food. Cooking good food was synonymous with a liberal splash of cooking oil in everything from si

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Hargila Stork, From Reviled to Adored: Part 1

Hargila Stork, From Reviled to Adored: Part 1

India Currents, in collaboration with bioGraphic and the California Academy of Sciences, is publishing a 2 part series on the striking endangered stork known

10 Books to Read On Modern Indian History

10 Books to Read On Modern Indian History

It is no surprise that India has a long and rich history. However, which books are the best for learning about the country’s amazing history? Below are ten of

New York to Kerala, American Actress India Jarvis Makes a Malayalam Film Debut

New York to Kerala, American Actress India Jarvis Makes a Malayalam Film Debut

The first time Director, Jeo Baby mentioned her name, I thought I had heard him wrong. It was prior to the release of his film, Kilometers and Kilometers. Reque

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In the Land of Narmada: Visions From 50 Years Ago

In the Land of Narmada: Visions From 50 Years Ago

Sri. Nettur P. Damodaran (1913-1978) was a prominent public figure from the state of Kerala, India, who had made contributions in various fields as a freedom fi

San Jose’s Ash Kalra Gets An ‘A’ On Climate Change

San Jose’s Ash Kalra Gets An ‘A’ On Climate Change

San Jose Asemblymember Ash Kalra (CA-27) got an 'A' from the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), winning a 99% rating as a climate change champion

Bhageera Premieres at Poppy Jasper International Film Festival

Bhageera Premieres at Poppy Jasper International Film Festival

The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival (PJIFF ) brings local flavor to the South Bay, broadcasting more than 170 films from 38 countries. From feature-len