Vandana Kumar

PUBLISHER, CEO

Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 34-year track record in the industry. As a new immigrant, she co-founded India Currents magazine in 1987 and published an award-winning print magazine from April 1987 to Dec 2017. Fully digital today, India Currents has the largest following among Indians in the United States. It is indexed by Lexis/Nexis and the Ethnic Watch database.

Vandana has won awards for Overall Excellence at the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards hosted by the San Francisco Press Club over the past several years (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)

In 2020 Vandana was nominated as an American Leadership Fellow, Class XXXIX, American Leadership Forum

Vandana has won the Asian American Hero Award from the County of Santa Clara and the Leadership in Business award from the California Legislature Assembly.

Vandana cares deeply about social justice and serves on the Friends of PACT Advisory Board.

Vandana is President Emeritus, Board of Directors of Narika, an organization that serves women facing domestic violence.

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Vijay Rajvaidya

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Vijay Rajvaidya is a veteran of the high-tech and Information Technology industry of the Silicon Valley. He has an MBA in Finance from Santa Clara University and multiple degrees in engineering. Vijay has 30 years of  experience in global marketing and sales.

As a member of the Rotary Club of Evergreen Valley, Vijay is involved in educating the community about Climate Change and health and wellness in the shadow of the pandemic. Passionate about India’s rich culture, heritage and civilizational history, he is dedicated to sharing this with fellow Americans.

In his free time, Vijay is a theater actor, a pilot, a mountaineer and a scuba diver.

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Sunita Sohrabji

MANAGING EDITOR

Sunita Sohrabji serves as the Managing Editor of India Currents.

Sunita is a veteran reporter, most recently covering the Indian American community for India-West newspaper. She has received 15 local and national awards for excellence in journalism.

Sunita is a graduate of CSU Sacramento, with dual degrees in government and journalism. She has also completed six reporting fellowships, including a project with the International Center for Journalists, for which she investigated the disposal of electronic waste in India’s slums.

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Meera Kymal

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Meera Kymal, Contributing Editor at India Currents, creates stories and multimedia content on social issues that impact the South Asian community. She covers broader public topics like immigration policy and reform, public health and the pandemic, voting rights, the census, and agents of change. She also writes grants for IC and has obtained funding from the Facebook Journalism Project, United Way Bay Area, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Ethnic Media Services. In 2020 she received a Journalistic Excellence award from the San Francisco Press Club.

Meera has over 20 years in corporate communications in the healthcare and IT industries in the US and UK. She holds a BA from Madras University, a Fellowship from Mount Holyoke College(MA), and a MA in Communication from Ohio University.

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Pushpita Prasad

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Pushpita Prasad is a Contributing Editor at India Currents, with a passion for stories related to decolonization, media representation, human rights, Indian culture, and Hinduism. She has 20 years of experience as a storyteller and corporate communications consultant with a background in developing content around technology, media, and history.

Pushpita earned a Master’s in Mass Communications from the University of Denver, CO, a diploma in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, and a Bachelors of Commerce from SRCC in Delhi University.

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Rasana Atreya

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Rasana Atreya’s debut novel Tell A Thousand Lies was shortlisted for the UK-based Tibor Jones South Asia Prize (2012). She declined a publishing contract because she wanted to explore this newfangled phenomenon known as self-publishing. As one of India’s self-publishing pioneers, she was invited by Amazon to the India launch of the Kindle, and to multiple panels with their Director of Publishing and Author Relations. She was also a panelist at the prestigious Jaipur Literary Festival in 2013. She’s been interviewed extensively by the Indian news media, and also by international influencers/podcasters like NYT bestselling author Joanna Penn, Amar Vyas, and founder of UK-based The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), Orna Ross. Rasana was ALLi’s India ambassador when she lived in India.

Rasana finds a mention in the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque’s Emerging South Asian Women Writers: Essays and Interviews (From Antiquity to Modernity Book 1) by Deborah Fillerup Weagel and Feroza Jussawalla. After the publication of this book, in the Spring of 2017, Prof. Jussawalla taught Tell A Thousand Lies in her class, English 479 (Survey of Postcolonial Literature and Theories).

In another life, Rasana was an electrical engineer/Unix systems administrator.

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Isha Trivedi

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Isha Trivedi is double majoring in Journalism and Anthropology at George Washington University. She’s an aspiring journalist who is especially interested in investigative reporting. When she’s not running social media at India Currents, she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and gardening.

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Anu Shree

EVENTS COORDINATOR

Anu Shree manages the Events section of India Currents. She’s a part-time dentist in the Pittsburgh area since 2005. She is passionate about art, painting, gardening, and traveling. She volunteers at India Currents because she wants to create awareness and contribute to her community.

Somanjana Chatterjee

Somanjana Chatterjee

DIVERSITY AMBASSADOR

Soma Chatterjee is the Diversity Ambassador for India Currents. She also serves on the Board of Silicon Valley Inter-religious Council representing Hinduism from HAF. She is a Media & Communications professional working in the start-up ecosystem in the Valley with a focus on Data science.

To know more about her community work and affiliations, please visit: www.somanjanachatterjee.com