Writings and speeches

Recent writings 

How immigrants really get the job done during COVID, Fortune

Bosses are expressing gratitude all wrong, Fortune

Now is the perfect time to make a drastic career change, Fortune

5 ways the post-pandemic office will look different, Fortune

A quarantine diary from my sandwich generation, CNN

A Q/A with one of the few white actors in Hamilton, CNN

On diversity, fix yourself before you try to fix your newsroom, Nieman Lab

An ode to Sima Auntie from “Indian Matchmaking”, CNN

Some Asian stereotypes, debunked in Never Have I Ever , CNN

Why Indian CEOs keep coming to the rescue

The silent majority of America are moderate

The Manet painting that predicted Instagram, L.A. Review of Books

The fiction that got me through 2017, CNN

The suburbs aren’t the internet, CNN

The arc of news and audience, Nieman Lab

Why do you hate me? I talked to a white nationalist, CNN

The first South Asian youth novel, Born Confused, 15 years later, LitHub


Acceptance speech for Spirit of Asian America Award, 2018

Keynote speech at American Society of News Editors: Digital, Disrupt, Diversity

Keynote speech at JAWS (Journalism and Women’s Symposium) in Whitefish, Montana

Columns for Quartz

How Narendra Modi won over a family of staunch Congress supporters–mine

How the Indian Dream died with the Delhi gang rape victim

Infosys helped make the world flat–with the exception of its management structure

India’s biggest muckraker deserves the scrutiny he introduced to the country

Economics writing

The democratization of credit is over–now it’s payback time

Housing’s job engine falters: The sorry tale of America’s exurbs

Where the (fight over) sidewalk ends

The housing slump has Salem on a witch hunt again

Travel writing

How to take children on an African safari

Bridge over a troubled valley: Kashmir

Frolicking with dolphins: Assam

My thoughts on journalism/press

How to commit authentic journalism (talk in Amsterdam)

The most memorable stories of 2014: Poynter

Storytelling experiment: Quartz publishes our private chats

What I wish I had told Dori Maynard in our last conversation: Poynter

Authenticity, expertise, intimacy: Nieman Lab

Why Quartz is launching an India edition

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