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Tripti Lahiri


Tripti Lahiri has been a journalist in both the United States and India, and is presently based in New Delhi, where she reports for The Wall Street Journal.

At the beginning of 2010, she began working with the India bureau as founding editor of India Real Time, The Wall Street Journal’s India blog. That role involved working with the India bureau chief, web site editor and bureau and wires reporters to develop a personality for a platform aimed at a complex mix of readers, spanning both India and the United States.  The blog, the first by a major U.S. publication to focus on India, offers readers interested in the region a swift, jargon-free and occasionally irreverent understanding of news events.

In addition to other reporting for India Real Time, in late 2011 she began writing the Delhi Journal, a fortnightly column on life in the capital, for the blog. Since late last year, in the wake of a brutal assault on a young woman in New Delhi in December that dominated the news, she has been reporting for The Wall Street Journal on sexism and violence against women in the country.

Prior to working for The Wall Street Journal, she was a correspondent for the Agence France-Presse news wire service, reporting from around India as well as elsewhere in the region.

In 2009 she wrote a 5,000-word investigative piece for Tehelka Magazine on Delhi’s inability to build low-cost housing, and the impact that has had on families displaced from valuable real estate in the middle of the city to the capital’s margins. The piece was awarded the Ramnath Goenka Prize for civic journalism.

Previously she has reported for The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor. 

Tripti is currently writing a book on one of the most discussed topics in India, servants. It is a subject never covered before. Based on in depth case studies, police reports and first hand reporting, she will aim to address the many issues which remain at the heart of Indian society today.

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