Vasanth Kainkaryam is a board-certified Internist and Pediatrician, with an undergraduate degree in the Biological Sciences and in Linguistics from Cornell University. In addition to his practice of medicine, he has a special interest in foreign cultures and languages, with a particular focus in sound articulation and phonetics. With a strong interest in Hindu philosophy and culture, as an immigrant straddling two worlds, he has always desired to be able to blend various cultures yet preserving each’s authenticity. His family is from a small ancient village in Southern India, known as Melukote (or Thirunarayanapuram), which is a stronghold for Sri Vaishnava philosophy and Sanskrit studies. He hopes to continue writing and creating avenues for Indian children and adults growing up with primarily non-Indian influences to be able to retain specific aspects of their heritage. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, listening to Carnatic music, writing poetry and baking mini-cupcakes. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and daughters.