Meera Kumar

Meera Kumar is a New York-based public relations professional. She has worked with the Asian Development Bank, the State University of New York, New York University, and several Fortune 20 companies. She started her career as a journalist writing for various media outlets in Southeast Asia, including the ‘Bangkok Post’ and ‘The Nation.’  

Recent projects

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21 October 2016 Gateway House

Understanding P.V. Narasimha Rao

An earnestly, but objectively written, biography of the late prime minister gives credit where it has been denied: PVN was the principal architect of the economic reforms that put the country on a destiny-changing path of growth, while being up against a restless party, hostile Parliament, and an apathetic public.

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27 September 2016 Gateway House

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

An obsession with the narrow and the personal has prevented us from integrating climate change into the literature of our time. In his latest work, Amitav Ghosh forces us to confront the realities of ecological decay by examining how climate change is dealt with in fiction and in politics.

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2 June 2016 Gateway House

Recounting India-Indonesia

"India's Relations with Indonesia" recounts Indonesia's complex relationship with India, while also tracing the country's struggle with its colonial powers and the policies they adopted.

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30 March 2016 Gateway House

Shifting India-Myanmar relations

“Changing Countours” outlines the changing contours of a newly democratic Myanmar and prescribes the path for India to follow to foster closer links with its next-door neighbour.

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8 July 2015 Gateway House

The fires from 1947 burn on

Nisid Hajari’s Midnight’s Furies provides an insight into the brutal chaos and bloody riots from which India and Pakistan emerged in 1947. It is crucial for present generations from the two countries to understand the past in order to better comprehend the present

World Order_1 Courtesy: Allen Lane
5 December 2014 Gateway House

Book review: Writing with an imperialist’s pen

The scope of Kissinger’s book is immense, but it is marred by his prejudices and his arrogant view of non-European cultures. The author’s main premise is that the world is in a state of disorder, but his prescriptions remain unclear

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21 August 2014 Gateway House

An action agenda for reform

'Getting India back on track: An Action Agenda for Reform' prescribes the revival of India’s economic growth as the number one priority for the new government