Journalist covering human rights. Delhi correspondent for CBS SmartPlanet. Reporting for New York Times India. And the South Asia regional director for Vocativ. To skip the introductions, please go to Conversations.
I’ve written for The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, Time, The Daily Beast, GlobalPost, AOL News, The Huffington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Tribune, The Irish Times, Frontline Magazine, Economic and Political Weekly, Down to Earth, Business Today, Open Magazine, The Caravan… among others.
Besides India, I’ve reported from Sudan, Egypt, Morocco, Haiti, the United States as well as covered the annual United Nations climate change negotiations in Copenhagen (2009), Cancun, Durban and Doha.
I’ve also worked as the New York/United Nations correspondent for the Press Trust of India–the country’s largest newswire.
Grew up in Lucknow and Delhi. Lived and worked in New York. Vaguely recall studying law at the National Law Institute University in Bhopal and Cambridge University. Definitely spent two years at Columbia University’s Journalism School.Follow @betwasharma