VIDEO: RINA SHAIKH-LESKO ON SCIENCE WRITING

What does a science writer do? We turned to Rina-Shaikh Lesko, who trained and worked as an epidemiologist and then switched gears and became a science writer. But, before becoming a science writer Shaikh-Lesko went back to school to study Science Communication from University of California Santa Cruz. This interview is part of an upcoming… Continue Reading


UTAH’S UEN TV AIRING OUR 9-PART SERIES ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE, TECH & BUSINESS FROM SILICON VALLEY

Delighted to share that Utah Education Network (UEN) TV is currently airing our 9-part series on Women in Science, Technology and Business in Silicon Valley. Each episode airs on 2 different days of the week (Mondays at 10.30 pm and Fridays at 430 am on Channel 9 in Salt Lake City, UT. Here are a… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & BUSINESS SERIES AIRING ON PBS STATIONS

Our 9-part series on Women in Science, Technology and Business from Silicon Valley is airing on PBS College Station, TX on Sundays at 11.30 am CST. The first episode aired on Sunday, Aug 9, 2017 and the last episode airs on Sunday, September 3, 2017. And, starting on Friday, Sept 8th the series will air… Continue Reading


VIDEO: NANCY ZAYED, CO-FOUNDER & CTO OF MAGICCUBE INC

We sat down to speak with Nancy Zayed co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of MagicCube, a Silicon Valley startup. Zayed previously worked for Apple, Palm and Cisco before she decided to co-found her startup. This interview is part of our Women in Science, Tech & Business  TV series. MagicCube makes security easy for mobile and… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN STEM: NETFLIX’S DEVIKA CHAWLA ON ENGINEERING AND MUSIC

Meet Devika Chawla, Engineering Director at Netflix and a music composer and singer. I sat down with her to find out how she developed and nurtured her interests in science, especially computer programming and music from a young age.How did her parents help shape her interests? Why did she elect to study computer engineering at George Town University?… Continue Reading


VIDEO: WOMEN IN TECH – NANCY ZAYED OF MAGICCUBE INC

Meet Nancy Zayed, Founder and CTO of MagicCube Inc, a Silicon Valley-based mobile digital security startup. Working in a startup demands a lot or time and attention and cuts into your personal life. Zayed grew up with working parents. Her father was a medical doctor and her mother was a pharmacist. What did she learn… Continue Reading


VIDEO: DR. RAJNI AGARWAL-HASHMI OF STANFORD’S CHILDREN HOSPITAL ON STEM CELL TRANSPLANT

We sat down to speak with Dr. Rajni Agarwal-Hashmi about her work in stem cell transplant for children and how they go from the bench to the bedside in treating their patients. She is Associate Prof & Medical Director, Pediatric Cell Transplant Program, Stanford Children’s Health. Dr. Agarwal-Hashmi’s developed an interest in stem cell or cord… Continue Reading


PODCAST: DANIELLE APPLESTONE ON ENGINEERING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Meet Danielle Applestone of Other Machine Company that makes desktop milling machine. Applestone talks about how growing up in Arkansas and discovering her love for math and science and how she decided to study engineering. She went to MIT to study chemical engineering and discovered that what she really wanted to study was material science. She… Continue Reading


VIDEO: WOMEN IN TECH SERIES – SUZANNE FREY OF GOOGLE

Meet Suzanne Frey, Director, Trust, Security, Privacy, Google Apps at Google. Frey has a liberal arts degree from Wellesley College and ended up working in the technology sector. After working for a few years,  Frey decided to get an MBA from MIT and was on her way to becoming an entrepreneur when she got an offer from… Continue Reading


VIDEO: NICOLE LAZZARO ON VIRTUAL REALITY & DESIGNING GAMES

We sit down to talk to Nicole Lazzaro,CEO of XEO Design about the fun and emotion of games and why we play them. This is part of our Women in Science and Tech series. Lazzaro talks about her fascination with designing and creating games and about Virtual Reality (VR). Lazzaro has been designing games for… Continue Reading


VIDEO: INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS WITH NICOLE LAZZARO ON WONDER, GAMING AND VIRTUAL REALITY

Nicole Lazzaro is CEO of XEO Design, a San Francisco Bay area company. She has over 20 years experience designing and developing games for various platforms. Here are highlights from an upcoming interview from our Women in Science and Tech series where she talks about the joy of wonder and developing games for virtual reality. What… Continue Reading


VIDEO: WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECH SERIES

For the past 2 years we have produced a special TV series on Women in Science & Tech. Our sense was that this series would resonate with our audience in the San Francisco Bay area. Happily we got very encouraging feedback from viewers and programming folks from various TV stations.  And then we expanded our footprint… Continue Reading


VIDEO: SHALINI GOVIL-PAI ON COMPUTER GRAPHICS, PIXAR & YOUTUBE

Shalini Govil-Pai is an engineer and author of two books on computer graphics. She fell in love with computer graphics as a teenager. Unsurprisingly she went on to get her under-graduate and graduate degrees in computer engineering. And with persistence and single-minded focus she got a job at Pixar Animation. As technical director at Pixar she… Continue Reading


VIDEO: DR. UMA JAYARAM ON VIRTUAL REALITY & ENGINEERING

Dr. Uma Jayaram is the co-founder and COO of VOKE VR that was acquired by Intel Corp in November 2016 for an undisclosed amount. We recorded our interview with Dr. Jayaram earlier this year before it was acquired by Intel. We sat down with Dr. Jayaram to find out how she and her husband Dr. Sankar… Continue Reading


PODCAST: RASIKA KUMAR ON TECHNOLOGY & DANCE

Meet Rasika Kumar, who has learnt the fine art of balancing her twin interests in technology and dance. You could say Kumar combines the professional interests of her parents – her father is an engineer and her mother is a dancer. And growing up in Silicon Valley she was surrounded by cutting-edge technology and tech… Continue Reading


PODCAST: AMY LOVE FROM OUR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECH SERIES

Meet Amy Love, who along with her parents is instrumental in girls being able to play for their soccer teams in the US. It all started when Love moved back with her family from Brazil to the San Francisco Bay area. She was passionate about baseball and soccer and qualified to play for her soccer… Continue Reading


PODCAST: SHAMPA BANERJEE, CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER OF EROS DIGITAL

Shampa Banerjee is Chief Product Officer at Silicon Valley-based Eros Digital, which is the digital arm of Eros International, the world’s largest integrated studio for Bollywood films. We were curious to find out how she developed an interest in math and science and came to work in Silicon Valley. Growing up in India Banerjee developed… Continue Reading


VIDEO: SHAMPA BANERJEE, CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER OF EROS NOW

We sat down to speak with  Shampa Banerjee for our Women in Science and Technology TV series. We were curious to find out how and why a trained physicist like her left a career in ivory tower and cross over to the business side of startups and technology?  Banerjee has a Phd in physics and was… Continue Reading


VIDEO: STEFFI PAEPCKE OF OPEN SOURCE ROBOTICS FOUNDATION

We speak to Steffi Paepcke, Lead Designer and Co-Founder of Open Source Robotics Foundation. Located in Silicon Valley this non-profit organization is focussed on help promote open source software in the field of robotics. This interview with Paepcke is part of our Women in Science and Technology series. Paepcke is the only non-engineer in her… Continue Reading


About The Kamla Show

The Kamla Show is a weekly TV series from Silicon Valley that airs in many markets in the US. Our Women in STEM, Women in STEAM and Silicon Valley Pioneer series airs on various PBS, Public TV and cable channels in the US. The TV series is also available on our YouTube channel. The show… Continue Reading


My Story

Thanks for stopping by. Guess, you want to know a little bit about me. So, here goes… In the 1990s I found myself working in Silicon Valley. This was the start of the dotcom boom. I watched the powerful  unleashing of innovation and entrepreneurship all around me. I got a chance to work for two bootstraped… Continue Reading


PODCAST: STEFFI PAEPCKE ON ROBOTS, ROBOTICS & STEM EDUCATION

Meet Steffi Paepcke, lead designer and co-founder of Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF), a non-profit organization based in Mountain View. OSRF is a spin off from Willow Garage, a robotics startup in Menlo Park. OSRF’s mission is to support the development and distribution of open source software in robot research, education and product development points out… Continue Reading