Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 35-year track record in the industry. She leads the India Currents Foundation as President and CEO. 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 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 an ALF Fellow Class XXXIX of the American Leadership Forum.
Vandana is President Emeritus, Board of Directors of Narika. More by Vandana Kumar
Vijay Rajvaidya serves as the Managing Director of India Currents Inc. His 30 years of experience in the technology industry of the Silicon Valley have fueled the vision of growing India Currents into a global enterprise. He believes that Indian Americans bring a rich culture, civilizational history and high education to their new home. Even as they strive to be productive citizens in their new country, they maintain their cultural and ethnic identity. Vijay is dedicated to assisting his fellow Indian Americans achieve their goals.
In his free time, Vijay is a theater actor, a pilot, a mountaineer and a scuba diver. Vijay wants to help shape the Indian American youth into future leaders of the country. More by Vijay Rajvaidya
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, politics, and the arts. Her stories examine how racial disparities and health inequities disproportionately affect minority communities in a world that is more diverse but less equal.
Meera is a 2021 & 2022 Fellow of USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism, reporting on domestic violence in the South Asian community. In 2022 she won a grant from Altavoz Labs to report on aging.
She has received Journalistic Excellence awards from the San Francisco Press Club and from California News Publishers Association for In-Depth Reporting. Her stories have appeared on India Currents, Palabra, Indiaspora, American Kahani, and AALDEF.
Meera has won grant funding for India Currents from the Facebook Journalism Project, United Way Bay Area, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Network for Good and GNI, among others.
Check out articles by Meera: https://indiacurrents.com/author/meera-kymal/ More by Meera Kymal
Snigdha Sen is Contributing Editor at India Currents and Co-Founder & Head of Content of video strategy startup, UpendNow.com. She holds a Master of Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley and is an alum of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in New Delhi, India.
At Berkeley, Snighda was part of the online reporting team for the Emmy-award-winning PBS documentary, “The Secret History of the Credit Card.”
She was Contributing Editor (South Asia) for BlogHer.com. Her work has appeared in several publications, including Bloomberg News, Fresno Bee, Business 2.0, and East Bay Business Times. Prior to moving to the U.S., Snigdha was a journalist at The Times of India, New Delhi.
A first-generation immigrant and parent, she is deeply interested in issues that impact the South Asian diaspora. More by Snigdha Sen
Sandhya Char has been contributing to India Currents since 2002. Her work has appeared in several publications including in India West, India Post, Rediff/India abroad, ComputerEdge magazine and Shadowed Realms, an Australian anthology of dark fiction.
In her other life, she works as a Product Manager building technology and social media experiences for consumers, advertisers and small businesses.
She is passionate about immigrant stories, mental health, and every kind of Indian food. More by S Char
Sree Sripathy joined India Currents as a photojournalist and CatchLight Local Fellow as part of CatchLight’s California Local Visual Desk program in June 2022. Reach out with story ideas or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. More by Sree Sripathy
Priya manages the 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. More by Priya Lava
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. More by Anu