Publisher’s Note

Dear Readers,

For the past 22 years, India Currents has brought you award-winning reading material—printed, mailed, and distributed every month at no charge. We have published insightful political analyses, passionate discussions on social issues, in-depth features on the immigrant experience, as well the most comprehensive calendar of events for you to use. We are proud to be an important facet of America’s multicultural identity.

The rising cost of doing business has prompted us to think about the long term future of a community magazine like ours. Even as the costs of paper, postage, gasoline, and health care have continued to rise, we have consistently printed and distributed over 32,000 copies every month. Currently we mail over 12,000 copies by U.S. mail FREE to our subscribers in California.

We are committed to the ethos of providing a free magazine for our readers, and you will continue to find the magazine in the stores for free. However, the recent increase in postage makes individual mailing costs prohibitive, and for the convenience of home delivery there will now be a nominal charge of $11.95 per year. Those of you who are already getting copies in the mail will continue to do so until your subscription expires. You will then get a notice with the option to renew for home delivery.

We know that the number of India Currents supporters is in the thousands; many of you have been faithful readers for over two decades. We are counting on each of you who values independent, community media and intelligent cultural analysis to ensure that India Currentscontinues to thrive.

As a community-supported media organization, our fate really is—and always will be—in your hands.

Vandana Kumar
Publisher, India Currents


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