Author: Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Bio: Ramaa Reddy Raghavan is a freelance journalist who enjoys working in a multimedia landscape that fuses print, audio, video and photography. She is a graduate of Columbia’s Broadcast School of Journalism and can be reached at


Cooking the Faith: The Linchpin of Being Jewish

Posted on: 12 Sep 2014

Part of a series on women, food, and places of worship.

Cooking the Faith: A Buddhist Feast of Nonviolence

Posted on: 31 Aug 2014

Sunday meals at a temple in Manhattan’s Chinatown.

Cooking the Faith: An Indian Feast of Equality

Posted on: 28 Aug 2014

A Sikh gurudwara in Jersey City where hundreds come to worship and share food.

Cooking the Faith: Breaking a Fast and Building Community

Posted on: 25 Aug 2014

A new series on what’s being served at religious institutions around the NY area.

Podcast: Remembering Srini, a Leader in a Hidden Corner of New York

Posted on: 06 Feb 2013

Sundaram Srinivasan was an important figure in a community that few New Yorkers have heard of, let alone visited.

Indian Sikh Community Provides Hot Vegetarian Food for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Posted on: 15 Nov 2012

Since Hurricane Sandy, the group United Sikhs has brought hot food to areas like Hoboken, Newark, Manhattan and Queens.

Inspired by Spiritual Leader, Immigrant Community Cooks Vegetarian Food for NYC Homeless

Posted on: 30 Mar 2012

Each week, devotees of the Indian spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba feed New York City’s homeless and hungry population. Reporter Ramma Reddy Raghavan brings us this story for our Food in 2 Worlds series.

Meet Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, Columbia University’s First Hindu Chaplain

Posted on: 01 Feb 2012

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan brings us an audio slideshow portrait of Indian American Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, who tends to the spiritual life of students at Columbia University.

A Dual Language School in Brooklyn Struggles to Meet DOE Expectations But Succeeds in Child Development Areas

Posted on: 08 Nov 2011

45 percent of the students at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn are designated English Language Learners. The school has won the trust of immigrant families by immersing the students in both English and Spanish, but its D.O.E report card was mixed.

Should Immigrant Kids Whose Second Language is English Have Extra Time to Finish High School?

Posted on: 05 Jul 2011

It can take five to seven years for a kid with a non-English speaking background to learn proper academic English. Yet New York high schools that serve immigrants are under pressure to graduate their students in four years.