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Indira Lakshmanan

Indira Lakshmanan

Indira Lakshmanan is a Washington columnist for Boston Globe and a supporter to POLITICO Magazine Previously, she was a Correspondent for Bloomberg News, covering U.S. foreign policy and U.S. politics from Washington, DC. Indira has reported from more than 80 countries in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. She traveled widely with Secretary of State John Kerry and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and has interviewed Clinton numerous times for Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio.

Indira graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she was a National Merit Scholar and a Radcliffe National Scholar. She attended University of Oxford as a Rotary Scholar, and did graduate studies there in Latin American studies. In 2003, she was awarded a Nieman journalism fellowship at Harvard University.

Writing Experience

She started her career on the foreign desk at NPR in Washington, and was the NPR stringer in Chile during the transition from dictatorship to democracy. For 12 years, she was based overseas as The Boston Globe’s Asia Bureau Chief in Hong Kong and Shanghai, its Latin America Bureau Chief in Bogota, Colombia, and a Bosnia War correspondent. Indira covered the fall of the Taliban and the Afghan War, the collapse of the Suharto regime in Indonesia, the death of Deng Xiaoping and economic and social change in China, the East Timor revolution, and the end of the Bosnia war. She embedded with pirates in Southeast Asia, Maoist rebels in Nepal, and Khmer Rouge holdouts in Cambodia. She exposed child labor in mines in Bolivia and illegal incarceration of children in Nepal.

Indira joined Bloomberg in 2007 as a national political correspondent, writing features during the 2008 presidential campaign, and traveling with the campaigns of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Mitt Romney. Beween 2008-2010, she wrote a Page Two foreign affairs column for Bloomberg and the International Herald Tribune, the overseas edition of The New York Times.

She's now writing a Washington column for The Boston Globe and contributing longer features on politics and foreign policy to Politico Magazine.

She's also a freelance radio/TV host and correspondent, and has guest-hosted a number of public radio shows and contributed to PBS Newshour.


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