West Side Radio: Breaking Borders with Mohan Kumar ’21

From Kanjira to Holi, Mohan Kumar ’21 joins the podcast to discuss maintaining Indian heritage while living in Iowa.


Alyssa Skala

Mohan Kumar ´21 and Ken Wilbur ’20 begin recording in the West High library.

Ken Wilbur, Podcast Editor

Mohan Kumar ’21 joins host Ken Wilbur ’20 on the podcast to discuss differences in Indian culture in the United States and India. A native of Bettendorf, but frequent visitor to Mumbai, India, Kumar shares insights on how Indian buffets stack up to real Indian cuisine, and how trips to India taught him the art of heckling. While the two discuss practicing a Hindu faith in Iowa City versus in India, Kumar references how he plays the Kanjira during group prayer.