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Reporting & Memoir

Citizenship Along Ethnic Lines: The Disenfranchised Indians of Madagascar, The Wire

"The Delhi Walla's Visions of a Possibly Vanishing India": Profile of the Indian blogger, photographer, and flâneur Mayank Austen Soofi,

"State Capture: How the Gupta Brothers Hijacked South Africa Using Bribes Instead of Bullets", Vanity Fair

"After the Strongman": Robert Mugabe & Zimbabwe, The New Republic

"Among the Citizen Soldiers": A Post-Charlottesville Travelogue ,

"My Struggle with American Small Talk": US Independence Day Feature,

"An Indian Abroad Watches Satyajit Ray in New York", Lithub

"One Man's Impossible Quest to Read--and Review--the World": Profile of MA Orthofer, founder of The Complete Review,

Profile of historian and travel writer William Dalrymple (PDF), Bookforum

Stepwells and Civilization: A Travelogue, The Utopian

Wonder Why,



"A Brief Efflorescence": On the 2000s indie rock boom and Lizzy Goodman's Meet Me In The Bathroom, New ​York Review of Books

Review of The Fraud by Zadie Smith, New ​York Times Book Review

Review of The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid, New ​York Review of Books

Review of Yashpal's 1941 novel Dada Comrade, translated for the first time into English, The Hindu (newspaper)

Review of Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead, New ​York Times Book Review

"India's Streaming Auteurs": On India's short-lived "Golden Age of TV" under Modi's rule, New ​York Review of Books

Doris Lessing's Golden Notebook and Our Era of Unrest: 19th Amendment Centenary Feature, New ​York Times Book Review

Review of Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif, New ​York Times Book Review

"Foreign Tongues": On Ingmar Bergman's The Touch and The Serpent's Egg, Criterion Collection Ingmar Bergman Centenary Box Set

Review of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy, New ​York Times Book Review

Review of The Way Things Were by Aatish Taseer, LA Review of Books

Review of Thus Bad Begins by Javier Marías, New York Times Book Review

"India in Pieces": On Incarnations: India in Fifty Lives by Sunil Khilnani,

"The Two Asian Americas": On The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee,

On This Is Not That Dawn by Yashpal,

Review of Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, Wall Street Journal

Review of The Exotic Marigold Hotel, Newsweek

Review of Open City by Teju Cole, n+1 Book Review


Review of Solo by Rana Dasgupta, New York Times Book Review

My Guilty Pleasure: Kurt Cobain’s Journals, NPR’s All Things Considered

Review of American Taliban by Pearl Abraham, Bookforum

Peering into Kashmir's Turmoil: A Profile of Basharat Peer, Daily Beast

Review of Animal’s People by Indra Sinha, San Francisco Chronicle


Living With Music, New York Times Online


Review of All About H. Hatterr by GV Desani, The Believer

Review of The Great Partition by Yasmin Khan, New York Sun

Review of My Holocaust by Tova Reich, New York Sun



"Tongues United": Interview with linguist Ross Perlin, author of Language City, Bookforum

Interview with social activist Swami Agnivesh, Scroll

Interview with Aatish Taseer, author of The Twice-Born, FSG Work In Progress 

Interview with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of Maladies and The Gene, "Peerless Minds" Anthology (republished in The Mumbai Mirror)

Interview with Joshua Cohen, author of Moving Kings, Lithub

Interview with Adam Ehrlich Sachs, author of Inherited Disorders,

Interview with Elizabeth Tallent, author of Mendocino Fire,

"The Subversive New Generation of Asian-American Writers": Interview with Jenny Zhang and Tanwi Nandini Islam,

Interview with Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, author of Barefoot Dogs,

Interview with Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Master’s Son, The Paris Review Daily

Interview with Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City, The Believer



"The Attaché’s Wife",​ Granta

"The True Margaret",​ The New Yorker

"Wrong Yoga",​ Virginia Quarterly Review

"The Anthology", Granta's "Best of Young American Novelists 3" Issue (Novella Excerpt)

"Practice", Open City

"The Fourth Type of Writer", Tehelka Fiction Issue



"What My Red State Sees In Me", New ​York Times

"Is Travel Writing Dead?",

"New York: 15 years after 9/11": September 11 Feature, Hindustan Times Brunch (India)

"On Freedom and Writing": Indian Independence Day Feature, India Today



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