Karishma Mehrotra

New Delhi

South Asia correspondent
Karishma Mehrotra works as a South Asia correspondent for The Washington Post. Mehrotra was previously a Fulbright fellow and has written or worked for Radiolab, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, the Indian Express, Scroll.in, and Bloomberg Businessweek. She has worked across countries — from elections in rural Pennsylvania to elections in rural Bihar. She has also worked on forward-looking issues: technology, urbanization and climate. Her work is at https://www.karishmamehrotra.com/
Latest from Karishma Mehrotra

Modi’s consecration of controversial Hindu temple caps years-long campaign

The destruction of a mosque on the site in Ayodhya, India, triggered deadly religious riots.

January 22, 2024

India’s opposition rallies against Modi’s rule in effort to ‘save democracy’

Parliament has suspended 146 opposition lawmakers, which they have portrayed it as the latest sign of the undemocratic tendencies of the ruling party in the world’s largest democracy.

December 22, 2023

India’s women are staying in school longer — but not for their careers

Female education levels in India are a success story, but the percentage of women in the workforce has decreased over time.

December 9, 2023

Rescuers in India reach 41 men trapped underground for weeks

The collapsed tunnel in Silkyara, Uttarakhand, is seen as another case of infrastructure pitfalls that could have been avoided in the course of the country’s much touted development boom.

November 28, 2023

India’s Mideast rethink: From a Palestine stamp to a ‘Modi-Bibi bromance’

India’s embrace of Israel after the Hamas attack shows how much the bilateral relationship has changed over the years.

November 18, 2023

How India tamed Twitter and set a global standard for online censorship

The government has sharply increased the demands it makes of Silicon Valley firms to take down posts and accounts, in particular those that criticize the prime minister and the ruling BJP party.

November 8, 2023

India demands cuts in Canada’s embassy, citing affairs ‘interference’

India suspended visa services for Canadians while warning its citizens to “exercise extreme caution” when traveling to Canada.

September 21, 2023

India expels Canadian diplomat as dispute over alleged assassination escalates

Canada’s leader alleged the Indian government may have been behind the shooting of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh separatist leader in British Columbia.

September 20, 2023

Indian anger against Canada grows over perceived support of separatist Sikhs

The alleged assassination of a Sikh separatist is not unlike the plot of the spy thrillers showing Indian intelligence exploits that dominate the box office.

September 20, 2023

A killing in Canada, a ripple in geopolitics

How a killing in Canada has caused a geopolitical crisis that is sending shock waves through India, the United States and beyond.

September 19, 2023