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 9, 2017

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17 February 2012 Gateway House

UP: Changing aspirations, at last

Its election time in Uttar Pradesh (UP) – India’s largest state, with a population of more than 200 million. Who will represent this vast land that contributes to 8% of the country’s GDP? Manjeet Kripalani travels through UP, writing about the state's fast-changing political landscape and its hopeful people.
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4 August 2011 Gateway House

Gandhi dynasty: Politics as usual

As Sonia Gandhi receives medical treatment in the U.S., foreign - and not Indian - media reported about the leader of the Congress Party. Can Indians hope that the party will have the maturity to elect one from amongst itself or will the limp Indian opposition cohere into a credible force?
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6 May 2011 Gateway House

The Election Diaries 2011: West Bengal, Day two: Time for a communist ‘Parivartan’

Gateway House's Executive Director, Manjeet Kripalani, gives us a view from the ground in the last phase of state assembly elections in India's eastern state of West Bengal. Purulia, a district full of rich minerals but poor residents, is hoping for "Parivartan" or Change to transform the area.
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5 May 2011 Gateway House

The Election Diaries 2011: West Bengal, Day one: ‘Didi” the Poetician

Gateway House's Executive Director, Manjeet Kripalani, gives us a view from the ground in the last phase of state assembly elections in India's eastern state of West Bengal. The elections are crucial for an incumbent Communist alliance that has ruled for the last 3 decades and is trying to recapture its citadel.
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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