In the Media

Manu Bhagavan’s areas of expertise include matters related to India, especially involving human rights, international relations, and the region’s modern history.  Please direct all media-related inquiries here.

Past media work:

*Interviewed live on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Philadelphia NPR-affiliate WHYY Radio, discussing authoritarianism.  May 2017. Listen here.

*Quoted extensively by the Huffington Post on the return of strongmen, March 2017.

*Interviewed on RepresentNYC, Manhattan Neighborhood Network TV, discussing US presidential power and its limits in the context of global authoritarianism. February 2017.  Watch here.

*Interviewed on the Matt Townsend Show, BYU/Sirius XM Radio, discussing the challenges of global authoritarianism, and possible paths forward.  December 2016.  Listen here.

*Interviewed by Zee TV English/WION TV, live, discussing Donald Trump’s nomination of Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the United Nations.  December 2016. Watch here.

*Interviewed by Zee TV English/WION TV about the US elections in a global context.  November 2016. Watch here.

*Interviewed by Lincoln Mitchell, former national political correspondent for The New York Observer, for his podcast Painting the Corners: Baseball and International Relations, discussing the US elections in a global context, refracted through conversations on baseball, November 2016.

*Interviewed for story on Media Diversified on Madam Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, a woman who broke many a glass ceiling, October 2016.  Interview based on my current research work.

*Panelist, by phone, on The Big Picture on India’s Rajya Sabha TV discussing the third and final debate of the 2016 US Presidential election, and its impact on the outcome of the presidential contest.


*Interviewed for a story in Fusion on the context for a Donald Trump/Bollywood event held in New Jersey, USA, October 2016.

*Quoted extensively in The New York Times for a story on Donald Trump and Hindu nationalists.  Story picked up by NewsmaxThe Hindu, and the Deccan Herald, October 2016. Quotations extracted and cited by A.G. Noorani in Frontline, November 2016.

*Panelist on The Big Picture on India’s Rajya Sabha Television, discussing challenges facing Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, July 2016.

* Interviewed for a story on Hinduism and homosexuality that appeared July 2015 in the Washington Post and the Columbus Dispatch.

* Quoted on CNBC (web) on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first year in office.  Read here.

* Invited to comment on #DalitHistoryMonth, The Stream, Al Jazeera, April 2015.  Read and watch here.

* Quoted on CNBC (web) regarding the issue of untaxed money held in foreign accounts (“black money”) in India, October 2014.  Read here.

* Interviewed along with Arun Venugopal on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, discussing the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States, 30 September 2014. Listen here.

* Quoted on CNBC (web and television) regarding Indian budget, July 2014. Read the story here and watch here:

* Interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered, discussing the Indian Supreme Court IPC Section 377 ruling.  December 2013. Read the transcript and listen here.

* Interviewed on The Stream, Al Jazeera (English) International (tv/radio/net cross media platform), discussing racism in India and the backlash against Nigerians in India’s Goa state, November 2013. Read here and watch here.

* Interviewed on HuffPost Live for “Citizens of the World Unite,” discussing first world citizen Garry Davis and the One World movement. Watch here.

* Interviewed on World Citizen Radio, with Garry Davis, regarding The Peacemakers.

* Interviewed by CNN-IBN, with public author chat, regarding The Peacemakers. Read the interview here and the chat here.

* Interviewed on INI9 (9 Minute Conversations) with Nitin Pai, discussing The Peacemakers.  Watch here:

* Interviewed on 4 Corners, live televised broadcast on international 24-hour news channel Press TV, 2-3pm EST, 25 October 2007, regarding the meeting of Indian, Chinese, and Russian foreign ministers in Harbin, China.

* Interviewed on 4 Corners, live televised broadcast on international 24-hour news channel Press TV, 2-3pm EST, 8 October 2007, regarding the US/India nuclear deal

* Interviewed on BBC-Radio’s The World Today, broadcast on BBC World Service 12/31/04 just after 0230 GMT (9:30pm EST, 12/30/04), regarding United States relief efforts for the tsunami disaster in Asia and Africa.

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