Journalist | Writer | Analyst
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Select television interviews
The Charlie Rose Show on India and the world[28 February 2006]
Australian Broadcasing Corporation on India’s new Employment Guarantee Scheme [14 September 2005]
Australian Broadcasing Corporation on what’s wrong with an India-U.S. alliance [14 August 2005]
PBS on the anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat, India [24 May 2002]
As and when I locate video or transcript links for my interviews on Doordarshan, NDTV, CNN-IBN, CNBC (all in India), Geo-TV and IndusTV (in Pakistan) and BBC World, I will uplink these as well.
Listen to me being interviewed by David Barsamian on Alternative Radio
I am a frequent commentator on All-India Radio, BBC World Service, BBC Hindi Service, BBC Urdu Service, and National Public Radio [listen to two of my NPR audio bites here and here], and an occasional commentator on Deutsche Welle Hindi and Urdu service, ABC radio (Australia) [click here for the transcript of an interview I gave ABC on media and the war on terror], Radio Television Hong Kong and CBC radio (Canada).
‘PM bigger lame duck than Bush’. Transcript of live chat on rediff.com [27 February 2006]
For my complete web archive, click here.