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Miranda Kennedy

Trip:
Fellows Fall 2009
Affiliation:
Freelance Journalist
Country:
India
Year:
2009

Miranda Kennedy reports about culture and politics in South Asia, and the impact of that part of the world on America. Until 2007, she was a New Delhi-based correspondent for American Public Media's \"Marketplace\" Radio. During her five years living in India, she often reported from Afghanistan and Pakistan, and her stories from around the region were heard on National Public Radio programs, and read in The Boston Globe, The Nation, and Slate Magazine. Miranda’s years in New Delhi inspired her forthcoming book, to be released in 2010, about the lives of six women in India. The book is a first-hand account of the contradiction between India's rapid modernization and the country's underlying social conservatism. Now based in Washington, DC, Miranda’s most recent full-time job was as an editor at National Public Radio.

Visit Kennedy's web site www.mirandakennedy.com to see her past work and to get information on upcoming projects.

Stories

  • Regional Differences and Indian Relationships

    Miranda Kennedy recently spoke at an book reading organized by the International Reporting Project (IRP). Miranda's new book, Sideways on a Scooter, discusses her experiences living and reporting in India for...

  • Media and Everyday Life in India

    Miranda Kennedy recently spoke at an book reading organized by the International Reporting Project (IRP). Miranda's new book, Sideways on a Scooter, discusses her experiences living and reporting in India for...

  • Widows and Divorcees in India

    Miranda Kennedy recently spoke at an book reading organized by the International Reporting Project (IRP). Miranda's new book, Sideways on a Scooter, discusses her experiences living and reporting in India for...

  • Relationships Between Tradition and Modernity

    Miranda Kennedy recently spoke at an book reading organized by the International Reporting Project (IRP). Miranda's new book, Sideways on a Scooter, discusses her experiences living and reporting in India for...

  • The Role of Technology in Indian Relationships

    Miranda Kennedy recently spoke at an book reading organized by the International Reporting Project (IRP). Miranda's new book, Sideways on a Scooter, discusses her experiences living and reporting in India for...

  • Caste and Dowry in India

    Miranda Kennedy recently spoke at an book reading organized by the International Reporting Project (IRP). Miranda's new book, Sideways on a Scooter, discusses her experiences living and reporting in India for...

  • Arranged Marriages in India

    Miranda Kennedy recently spoke at an book reading organized by the International Reporting Project (IRP). Miranda's new book, Sideways on a Scooter, discusses her experiences living and reporting in India for...

  • Miranda Kennedy on Writing a Memoir

    Miranda Kennedy recently spoke at an book reading organized by the International Reporting Project (IRP). Miranda's new book, Sideways on a Scooter, discusses her experiences living and reporting in India for...

  • RSVP Now for “Sideways on a Scooter”!

    How have the lives of modern Indian women changed? Miranda Kennedy, an IRP Fellow in 2009, will address this question and many more in a discussion of her recent book, Sideways on a...

  • In India, Stigma Of Mental Illness Hinders Treatment

      In India, people with severe mental illnesses often turn to temples and shrines, not to doctors. Some social workers are trying to change this by focusing their efforts on India's...

  • India’s Mentally Ill: IRP Fellow reports for NPR

    First of two parts In India, there is only 1 psychiatrist for every 400,000 people, according to a recent study by the Indian government. It is one of the lowest ratios anywhere in the...

  • Assessing India’s green energy promises

    As climate negotiators huddle in Copenhagen, India is promising to reduce its greenhouse emissions with a big boost in green energy. But as Miranda Kennedy reports, there are big question marks as...

  • Pride vs Practicality in India’s Climate Stance

    As negotiators gather for global climate talks in Denmark this week, India is resisting steep binding cuts in greenhouse emissions. Reporter Miranda Kennedy tells us why. Miranda Kennedy's stories from India...

  • India’s Muslim community, part 3

      This week Mumbai is marking the first anniversary of coordinated terrorist attacks on the Indian city. On Thursday, a few big-name movie stars will join an inter-faith ceremony commemorating the dead....

  • India’s Muslim community, part 2

    India is on high alert this week for terrorist attacks, as the country marks the one- year anniversary of strikes that paralyzed Mumbai last year. Indian officials have warned about threats from...

  • India’s Muslim community, part 1

    One year ago this week, 10 militants arrived from Pakistan by boat in Mumbai, India. They fanned out across the city. They attacked hotels, a train station, and other targets. It took almost...

  • In Delhi, doing as we do, not as we say

    In the five years I worked as a reporter in India, I sat through many uncomfortable silences during interviews about Pakistani terrorists, the pervasive caste system and Indian Muslims -- sensitive issues...

  • Photo Essay: Bombay’s commuter train

    Miranda Kennedy is a freelance journalist reporting in India for five weeks as part of her grant from the International Reporting Project (IRP). While in India, Kennedy will report on many different...

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