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JOURNALISM

INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS

  • 2013 “An Indian Newspaper Finds Success by Going Hyperlocal”, International Herald Tribune-New York Times, 5 July 2013

  • 2011 “Hegemony in the Politics Department”, Daily Princetonian, 5 April 2011                  

  • 2008 “Rebranding a Legacy” [on Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto], Harvard Crimson, 6 February 2008 

SERIES ON 2014 INDIAN ELECTIONS

During the recent 2014 national elections, I travelled to electoral constituencies in five states across India. Each constituency had seen clear improvements in one development indicator. I asked how that development was resonating in the electoral campaign.

  • 2014 “From Vikas Vote” [Summary of series], The Indian Express, 29 May 2014   

  • 2014 “Healthier babies make not a whimper on campaign pitch” [Health & votes in Jharkhand], The Indian Express, 17 April 2014

  • 2014 “Dravidian majors take joyride on UPA’s flagship” [Job guarantee & votes in Tamil Nadu], The Indian

  • Express, 24 April 2014

  • 2014 “Gujarat model built by many hands marketed with one face” [Electricity & votes in Gujarat], The Indian Express, 30 April 2014

  • 2014 “Where a teen cannot spell more schools cannot chase more votes” [Schools & votes in U.P.], The Indian Express, 9 May 2014

  • 2014 “Long bumpy road between development and votes” [Roads & votes in Bihar], The Indian Express, 12 May 2014

LAW AND POLITICS

  • 2013 “A Campaign Finance Law that Bites”, The Indian Express, 14 December 2013   

  • 2013 “A Question of Standards not Principle” [Supreme Court & international patent law], The Indian Express, 4 April 2013        

  • 2010 “The Spectre of Naz” [Gay rights], The Indian Express, 22 April 2010                  

  • 2010 “Kangaroo Courts” [Criticizing ‘Independent’ Tribunals], The Indian Express, 14 April 2010

  • 2010 “A Case for the Republic” [For the special issue I edited on 60 years of the Constitution], The Indian Express, 26 January 2010

  • 2009 “Courting Protests” [Predicting the court’s next big political judgment], The Indian Express, 28 December 2009

  • 2009 “Everybody Loves a Good Riot” [Communal Violence Bill], The Indian Express, 28 November 2009

  • 2009 “Courting Scrutiny” [Judicial appointments], The Indian Express, 21 September 2009

  • 2009 “Bar Room Brawls” [Ineffective self-regulation of lawyers], The Indian Express, 6 March 2009

  • 2008 “Muslim law doesn’t apply to Jinnah, says daughter” [Muslim personal law], The Indian Express, 13 October 2008

ELECTORAL POLITICS 

  • 2012 “Fear and Loathing in Mumbai” [Obituary of Bal Thackeray], The Indian Express, 19 November 2012

  • 2011 “Why this Bablog Di” [Nepotism in politics], The Indian Express, 7 December 2011

  • 2011 “The Blind Spots of India Shining” [Analyzing anti-corruption protests], The Indian Express, 17 August 2011

  • 2009 “Maximum City Distractions” [On Maharashtra politics], The Indian Express, 27 October 2009

  • 2009 “Tear Down the Walls” [Comparing Delhi & Mumbai city politics], The Indian Express, 18 May 2009

  • 2009 “Reading Behenji in Dandakaranya” [How Dalits view the Constitution], The Indian Express, 7 May 2009

  • 2008 “To South Mumbai” [Mumbai terror attacks], The Indian Express, 5 December 2008 

GLOBAL ISSUES

  • 2008 “Being Obama” [Lessons from the Obama campaign], The Indian Express, 8 November 2008

  • 2008 “Healer as President” [Campaigning for Barack Obama], Times of India, 20 January 2008

  • 2005 “Complex Identities” [Encountering Pakistani regionalism], The Hindu, 27 March 2005

TELEVISION APPEARANCES (ENGLISH-LANGUAGE)

  • 2014 “Social Network”, NDTV [On Aam Aadmi Party], 4 February 2014                         

  • 2011 “We the People”, NDTV [On the anti-corruption movement], 21 August 2011 

  • 2008 “We the People” [On Mumbai terror attacks], NDTV, December 2008                

 

TELEVISION APPEARANCES (HINDI-LANGUAGE)

  • 2014 “National election results coverage”, CNBC-Awaaz, 16 May 2014                       

  • 2014 “Prime Time”, NDTV-Hindi [On my dissertation research], 28 February 2014