A word from new Managing Editor Meera Kymal

In 2019, I wandered into the India Currents’ orbit as a grant writer.

At that point, India Currents was transitioning into a fully digital, non-profit newsroom, after 30 years as a print publication. But just as it took fledging steps into the digital media ecosystem, the pandemic hit. Very quickly, I learned about the spirit and hard graft you need to survive and thrive in community journalism.

During those 4 years I wore many hats – contributing editor, investigative reporter, grant writer, and managing grant deliverables.  As we found our foothold in the digital space, India Currents gave me a platform and opportunity to pursue untold stories about our community, that created impact and won awards. Taking on the role of India Currents Managing Editor seemed a natural next step. I’ve discovered that unique stories about our community hide in quiet corners and unseen spaces, waiting to be found. With your help I hope to unearth new ideas, fresh angles, and uncommon perspectives that better represent and connect our community.

So if you have a story idea, pitch me at editor@indiacurrents.com

Ahead is a new adventure with a terrific team under the stewardship of publisher Vandana Kumar. Say hello to them!

Meet the Team

Vandana Kumar
Publisher, Vandana Kumar

CEO & Publisher

Vandana is the Founder and Publisher of India Currents with a 35 year track record in the industry.

Managing Director, Vijay Rajvaidya

Managing Director

Vijay, India Currents Managing Director, is a veteran of Silicon Valley’s high tech industry.

Meera Kymal
Managing Editor Meera Kymal

Managing Editor

Meera is the Managing Editor of India Currents and an award-winning journalist who covers public affairs, health, and human interest stories.

Contributing Editor Snighda Sen
Contributing Editor SnigdhaSen

Contributing Editor

Snigdha Sen, our new Contributing Editor, is interested in issues that impact the South Asian diaspora. At grad school in UC Berkeley, she was on the online reporting team of the Emmy-award-winning PBS documentary, “The Secret History of the Credit Card.”

Contributing Editor Sandhya Char
Contributing Editor Sandhya Char

Contributing Editor

New Contributing Editor Sandhya Char has written for India Currents since 2002. Sandhya is passionate about immigrant stories, mental health, and every kind of Indian food.

Sree Sripathy
Staff Photographer Sree Sripathy

Staff Photojournalist

Sree is India Currents’ first full-time photojournalist. She is a 2022 CatchLight Local Fellow and part of the California Local Visual Desk program. Sree also co-founded the Women’s Parkinson’s Project as a platform to raise the voices of women with Parkinson’s Disease. 

Operations Manager Priya Lava

Operations Manager

Priya manages Operations at India Currents. She is passionate about cooking and gardening and loves to travel. As a new immigrant, she enjoyed reading India Currents as a print magazine, and is proud to be a part of it now.

Meera Kymal is the Managing Editor at India Currents and Founder/Producer at desicollective.media. She produces multi-platform content on the South Asian diaspora through the lens of social justice,...