A journalist for 28 years, Samar’s last job was Managing Editor of the Hindustan Times. Samar holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has been a visiting lecturer at the University of California-Berkeley and a fellow at the Nieman Foundation, Harvard University. Samar is the author of two books: Nirvana Under the Rain Tree, an early chronicle of India's Internet revolution; and The Married Man's Guide To Creative Cooking And Other Dubious Adventures. He writes a column on cooking for Mint and another on national affairs for Scroll.in. He has written columns for the New York Times, the Globe and Mail (Canada) and Hindustan Times. He has been a reporter and editor at the Times of India, India Today, Business Today and Indian Express. Samar received the Polestar National Award for Technology Reporting in 2001 and the Asian College of Journalism Investigative Reporting Award in 2018.
Moinal Molla, 32, at his lawyer’s chambers in Guwahati, Assam. He was one of nearly 90,000 people declared as an illegal immigrant over 51 years to August 2017. More than 2,000 are currently in six detention centres statewide. Guwahati (Assam): There are many things Moinal Molla does not remember: The Prime Minister of India, … Continued
The town of Subrahmanya in southern Karnataka The suspension of two college girls in a prosperous, highly literate small town showcases India’s struggles with female independence and offers some clues to their low workplace presence. The photograph that stirred the small, temple town of Subrahmanya in lush, prosperous coastal Karnataka this week is … Continued
A potentially virulent and distinct strain of the swine-flu virus that continues to kill and panic people appears to have taken hold in India, a new study conducted by scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found. This is contrary to a recent Indian assertion that no mutations were found in the … Continued
More than 90% of treatments for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia–the leading causes of death among Indian children–are incorrect, a new study has said. Instead, largely unqualified medical practitioners, unfamiliar with relatively simple life-saving medications, prescribe antibiotics and other potentially harmful drugs, said the study, published recently in JAMA Pediatrics (JAMA stands for Journal … Continued
(BJP president Amit Shah with party workers in New Delhi after the announcement of the results of Haryana and Maharashtra.) What messages did the voters of Haryana and Maharashtra send out? From the election results of October 19, 2014, here are five of the most important factors in their decision: 1. The … Continued