media & appearances

October 2019: Talked to Milan Vaishnav at The Grand Tamasha podcast about my piece for The Atlantic on Howdy! Modi, and the larger significance of the historic rally where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Trump appeared together before a crowd of 50,000 Indians. The Grand Tamasha is a co-production of the Hindustan Times and the Carnegie Endowment Center for Peace in Washington, D.C.

September 2019: Talked about the particularities and nuances of covering the South Asian diaspora, its religions and politics at the 2019 Religion News Association Conference.

November 2018: Traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas, to talk about writing for the ear at the 2018 C.D. Wright Women’s Writer’s Conference.

April 25, 2018: Appeared on the BBC’s report ahead of the verdict surrounding Kim Wall’s case to talk about its impact and the significance of her life and legacy. The Kim Wall Memorial Fund is still running strong.

November 1, 2017: Talked with Radio New Zealand’s Nine To Noon program about my friend Kim Wall, freelancing while female, and the Kim Wall Memorial Fund. The Fund was established to honor Kim’s spirit and legacy, and to offer support to other women journalists. If you’re moved to help reframe the narrative around her death and change the dynamics for women in media, consider contributing. You can learn more about Kim here.

April 10, 2017: Appeared on Marketplace Tech to talk about a piece I wrote for Backchannel, now on Wired. about accent bias in voice recognition technologies.

January 23, 2017: Named a “Rising Star” and Senior Fellow with the Fund for Investigative Journalism and Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, as part of their nationally competitive journalism initiative to increase diverse and inclusive voices and topics in investigative journalism.

October 2016: Granted the South Asian Journalists’ Association fall reporting fellowship to probe Hindu nationalism in the United States.

December 21, 2015: Named an African Great Lakes Reporting Fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation to report on democracy and governance in Uganda.

April 30, 2014: Wired covered a collaborative project I was involved with to document India’s 2014 election on Instagram, and featured my photo of India’s Home Minister, Rajnath Singh (then the president of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party), as part of its slideshow of photographs from the project.