Month: October 2019

Priyanka Bakaya

Priyanka Bakaya on a Cleaner World

Priyanka Bakaya has been thinking about plastic for a long, long time. Growing up in Australia, she was inspired by Percy Kean, a family friend and inventor who kindled her interest in…
Anita Ratnam

Anita Ratnam

My life is like a patchwork quilt,” says Anita Ratnam, and she’s not kidding. The legendary dancer, choreographer, scholar, entrepreneur, educator, and activist is one of India’s most recognized and recognizable artists.…

Nisha Biswal

The Great Connector Nisha Biswal

As president of the U.S.-India Business Council, Nisha Biswal spends a lot of time thinking deeply about how the world’s two oldest and largest democracies can work together. Part of the U.S.…

Gayatri Keskar

Getting Small with Gayatri Keskar

Almost every tech company claims its products and services will change the world, but few can make that claim as sincerely as those who work in the burgeoning field of nanotechnology. Most…

Sana Ali Khan

Generational Inspiration with Sana Ali Khan

My love of fashion is a gift from my mom,” says Sana Ali Khan. She first learned the importance of fabric choice and quality from her mother, who ran a boutique in…

Roopa Unnikrishnan

Roopa Unnikrishnan, Straight Shooter

Roopa Unnikrishnan’s lifetime of high achievement began with sport shooting. She excelled at the national level in India and the international level as well before earning a Rhodes scholarship and heading to…

Blinded By The Light

Blinded By The Light

Set in 1987, Blinded by the Light reveals just how much music (in this case Bruce Springsteen’s) can change a life. Javed (Viveik Kalra), a Pakistani teenager growing up in Britain, first…

Amitav Ghosh

Gun Island, Amitav Ghosh

Hate them, love them, respect them, or detest them: guns are a modern-day reality— and not just for us, but also for a rare-book dealer named Deen, the lead character in Amitav…

History of Sugar Curdella Forbes

A Tall History of Sugar Curdella Forbes

Due out in October—just in time for anyone with a sense of sadness that summer has ended—Curdella Forbes’s A Tall History of Sugar is a tour de force Caribbean love story set at the…