Ranjan Desai Ranjan Desai is a resident of Deer Park. Born in India in 1948, she learned the art of Rangoli and Mehendi from her mother. Upon completing her education, she served as a middle school teacher in India for over 20 years. In 1994, she moved to Spartanburg, SC, where her sister lived. Ranjan’s son […]

Photo: Rathi Raja

Rathi Raja and the Young Indian Culture Group: South Asian Indian Educator & Storyteller Rathi Raja was born in Ambala, India in the northern state of Haryana to parents from the southern state of Kerala. The family moved frequently since Rathi’s father was in the Air Force, and Rathi grew up fluent in three languages—Tamil, […]