New York Times Columnist and Author
Anand Giridharadas is an author and columnist, writing about a world in transition as seen through the lens of culture. He writes the "Currents" column for The New York Times and its global editions, the International Herald Tribune, and also writes for The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking, about returning to the India his parents left.
He has reported from India, China, Norway, Haiti, Brazil, Colombia, Nigeria, and the United States on subjects ranging from poverty to democracy to terrorism to the social consequences of technology.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at the University of Michigan, Oxford and Harvard, he is a former consultant for McKinsey & Company and later reported fro Bombay for the Herald Tribune and the Times. A Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, he has lectured globally including at Google, PopTech, the Sydney Opera House, the United Nations, Stanford, and the Harvard Business School. He has also appeared on television and radio in the United States and internationally, including on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, The Daily Show and other forums.