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Lakshmi Sarah

Born and raised in California, Lakshmi is an educator and journalist with a focus on immigration, migration, identity and the arts. She has worked with newspapers, radio and magazines from Ahmedabad, India to Los Angeles, California. Writing and producing for various audiences, including Mic, Global Voices, AJ+, KQED, Fusion Media Group and The New York Times. In 2016, she co-founded Tiny World Productions to produce immersive video content. She’s been a commissioning producer on the news team at Fusion media and later guided young journalists through the Rise Up: Be Heard Fellowship program reporting on health and immigration issues in California. Lakshmi is a graduate of Pitzer College and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. A book she co-wrote on immersive storytelling will be publishing by Routledge in the winter of 2018.

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Latest posts by Lakshmi Sarah

17 August 2018

Kerala floods: Tech-savvy Indian citizens mobilize to minimize the damage

"The spirit of unity, willpower, compassion, and dedication of thousands of volunteers belonging to state and non-state agencies in Kerala are indescribable."

15 December 2015

South Indian Singer Prosecuted for Song Critical of State Government

“A law that is repeatedly used to arrest singers, cartoonists and writers has no place in a democracy – and should be repealed.”

7 June 2015

India’s Heat Wave Is Now the 5th Deadliest in the World

"If heat wave in Andhra Pradesh were a flood or earthquake, it would be trending. People would go. 'OMG 2000 dead, hang in there. Praying...'"

18 January 2015

Reports of Forced Religious Conversions Grab Headlines in India

On Christmas day, 59 Christians in Kerala reportedly were "converted" to Hinduism by two Hindu nationalist organizations with ties to the leading BJP party. What happened to religious tolerance?

23 September 2014

Why Militant Maoists Are Attacking Mobile Phone Towers in India

Authorities say Maoists set fire to a trio of telephone towers in rural India. These are the latest of more than 200 towers that Maoists have targeted in recent years.

18 May 2014

5 Things You Should Know About India's New Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The controversial and charismatic Modi will soon be at the controls of the world's largest democracy. But who is he?

24 August 2013

Are Female Vigilantes The Answer To Stop Rapes In India?

India, reeling from the news of another woman gang-raped in Mumbai, is searching for a way to stop these sexual crimes.

8 April 2013

Students of Northeast India Protest Imposition of Hindi Language

Controversy arose as Delhi University has recently made it compulsory for students to study one paper in Hindi or any Modern Indian Language (MIL) listed in the Eighth Schedule of...

30 December 2012

Delhi Gang Rape Victim's Death Prompts Vigils Across India

The victim of the Delhi gang-rape on a bus incident died yesterday in a hospital in Singapore. Protests and vigils were held across India to mourn the death of the...

8 December 2012

Women Banned from Using Mobile Phones in Indian Villages

A village council in the Indian state of Bihar has banned women from using mobile phones because it is “debasing the social atmosphere” and leading couples to elope. Similar bans...

1 December 2012

India: Haryana Rape Cases Prompt March Against Violence

In recent months, rape in the Indian state of Haryana seems to have become commonplace and Dalit women are in a vulnerable position. A nine day long march titled Dalit...

22 November 2012

Mobs Burn Dalit Homes in Response to Intercaste Marriage in India

On 7 November 2012 up to 2,000 people attacked three Dalit settlements in the Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu, India. A nursing student, from a Shudra community married a man...

11 November 2012

India Reacts to the Re-Election of US President Barack Obama

The recently concluded US presidential election generated much interest in India. Congratulations were abound at government level. But what about those on the ground in India - what has been...

19 October 2012

India: Conflict Over Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Continues

The Atomic Power Project in Koodankulam in the Tirunelveli district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has started operations last month but protests continued and arrests are still...

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