Siddhant Kanwar

In his time at the Post, Sid worked as a general assignment reporter. He joined the team in April 2021 after completing the Post’s middle school intro to journalism program as an 8th grader at Crittenden Middle School, and departed in November 2021.


No more ‘diamond hands’: Invest Bright teaches financial literacy to middle schoolers

STORY BY SID KANWAR, PHOTO BY EMILY YAO Passionate about economics and teaching, Gunn High School seniors Eshan Gupta and Shantanu Khaladkar founded Invest Bright in 2021, an organization that aims to teach middle schoolers simplified and accessible financial literacy while promoting a mindset of responsible trading and not buying into the “meme mania.”  After…

Rip, Scoop, Eat: Oren’s Hummus brings authentic Israeli cuisine to the mainstream

STORY BY SIDDHANT KANWAR, PHOTO BY ARYA NASIKKAR When visiting Oren’s Hummus, it’s hard to miss the quintessential “Rip, Scoop, Eat” slogan accompanied by cheerful images of children demonstrating the technique. In an effort to establish Israeli food as a cuisine staple in the Bay Area, the two leaders of this chain restaurant (and the…

Passion and resilience keeps Books Inc. thriving for more than a century

STORY BY DANA HUCH AND SIDDHANT KANWAR, PHOTOS BY EMILY MCNALLY When Books Inc. founder Anton Roman struck it rich during the Gold Rush, he used his loot to build the chain’s first bookstore and publishing house in Shasta, California. 170 years later, Books Inc. remains the oldest independent bookseller on the West Coast. But lately,…

‘Startup that helps other startups’: Ava’s Market serves community for 10 years

STORY BY SID KANWAR, PHOTOS BY EMILY MCNALLY This story was published by a student in our middle school intro to journalism program. While walking by Ava’s Downtown Market, a passerby likely wouldn’t give it a second look. But step past the red awning, and customers are met with a unique array of mainly local…