I am a South Asian journalist focusing on the intersection of business, foreign policy, and culture. MA candidate at Fletcher School.
Former Agence France-Presse correspondent in Mumbai. Been with BBC World News / Indian Express.
Fellow — Wharton Business School, East-West center, Splice Newsroom.
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Latest posts by Vishal Yashoda Manve
Nepal finds itself in the line of fire of the China-US trade war and the Indo-China border conflict.
Millions of Indian students sit university entrance exams after government disregards protests to postpone them
Students protested throughout the entire month of August, citing concerns with COVID-19 transmission and reduced transportation in quarantined zones.
The letter says the updates to the Environmental Impact Assessment norms will encourage projects with no prior clearance to commence operations and eventually get regularised by paying a fine.
India experiences another episode of real-life violence triggered by online hate speech.
#BlackLivesMatter resonates in South Asia as Unilever drops ‘Fair’ from ‘Fair & Lovely’ cosmetic line
In the wake of the Black Lives Matters movement, Unilever announced that they would rebrand their leading skin care product ‘Fair & Lovely’ to 'Glow and Lovely'.
The border clashes and the stand-off between India and China reached naught after India decided to ban video-creation platform TikTok and 58 other apps due to “security issues”.
Since the start of India's COVID-19 lockdown on March 25, 2020, instances of Islamophobia have intensified, threatening the life, rights, and integrity of millions of Muslims.
Mass demonstrations have engulfed both large and small cities nationwide.
As India's ruling BJP pushes for the 'anti-Muslim' citizenship amendment bill, critics say that it violates India's secular constitution and threatens the very essence of India's plurality.
The Court stay on tree-cutting in Aarey may be a temporary victory to activists fighting for preserving Mumbai forest, but India is losing the larger battle on protecting the environment.
Reducing carbon footprint and waste generation is the need of the hour, says Indian environmentalist
Global Voices talked with lawyer and environmentalist Afroz Shah, prominently known for launching the world's largest beach clean-up drive in India's financial capital, Mumbai.
"Polluting industries will pollute wherever they go and cause environmental loss as well."
India's opposition leader, Rahul Gandhi, announced his resignation as the president of the country's oldest party, Indian National Congress, after losing general elections earlier in May.
Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina: ‘Even in Russia, social media is still an effective method for uniting people’
Masha Alyokhina talks art, activism, and feminism in Russia -- and why a new cold war is coming.
People in India have been banned from downloading TikTok, a hugely popular quick video-sharing app based in China.
Vishal from Global Voices spoke to Indian farmers, experts, youth-led groups and social entrepreneurs who are innovating ways to tackle climate change.
The current situation represents the biggest escalation of tensions between the two South Asian nuclear-armed rivals in over three decades.
"amidst the political upheaval, some are urging the public to remember that when there is violence -- everyone suffers"
Kashmiri students face violence and discrimination after a terror attack that killed 46 soldiers.
A right-wing leader creates controversy after shooting effigy of Gandhi to celebrate the leader's assassination.