Manjeet Kripalani

Executive Director, Gateway House

AllenSolly_210x140_0Manjeet Kripalani is the co-founder of Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, and acts as the executive director of the institution. Prior to the founding of Gateway House, Kripalani was India Bureau chief of Businessweek magazine from 1996 to 2009. During her extensive career in journalism (Businessweek, Worth and Forbes magazines, New York), she has won several awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award, the George Polk Award, Overseas Press Club and Daniel Pearl Awards.       Kripalani was the 2006-07 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, which inspired her to found Gateway House. Her political career spans being the deputy press secretary to Steve Forbes during his first run in 1995-96 as Republican candidate for U.S. President in New Jersey, to being press secretary for the Lok Sabha campaign for independent candidate Meera Sanyal in 2008 and 2014 in Mumbai. Kripalani holds two bachelor’s degrees from Bombay University (Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Arts in English and History) and a master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, New York. She sits on the executive board of Gateway House and is a member of the Rotary Club of Bombay. Click here to download high-res image
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Last modified: August 11, 2017

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19 October 2007 Businessweek

India’s role in Burma’s crisis

New Delhi has sympathy for the troubled nation, but energy needs and relations with China are complicating the equation
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20 January 2007 The Los Angeles Times

Indian Americans come out

The 2.2 million strong Indian population in the United States has begun to take an active part in US political affairs which has resulted in the evolution of a diaspora elite. While they remain predominantly Democrat, winds of change seem to be incoming