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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Raj Kamal Jha


Raj Kamal Jha is Editor of The Indian Express. He joined the newspaper in 1996 as Deputy Editor (Operations) and then was Executive Editor. Jha is a 1988 graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He did his Master's in Journalism at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and in 1989-90, did reporting internships at the Los Angeles Times in Los Angeles and the Washington Post in Washington, D.C. He has been an Assistant Editor (News) at The Statesman in Kolkata and Senior Associate Editor at India Today magazine, New Delhi. Jha was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in the international journalism programme where he taught a course on Reporting on India after 9/11. He was also a writing fellow at the Yaddo Residency in Saratoga Springs, New York. Jha is the author of three novels that have been published in more than a dozen foreign languages: The Blue Bedspread (1999-2000), won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (Eurasia region) and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; his second novel If You Are Afraid of Heights was shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award 2003. His third novel, Fireproof, was published in 2006.

Nirmala Sitharaman interview: ‘Fight us in House, attract smaller parties, keep us under watch…but Cong moving further to fringe’
Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Nirmala Sitharaman Indian Express interview: "I think the Congress party is losing a golden opportunity to show the people of India that they have been in power in this country for several decades and today being in the Opposition they will give that advantage to the Parliamentary system."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Interview to Indian Express: ‘Khan Market gang hasn’t created my image, 45 years of tapasya has… you cannot dismantle it’
Mon, May 13, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Interview to Indian Express: It’s the last day of campaign for the penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019. Before he leaves 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, on May 10, for his first rally of the day in Rohtak, Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to RAVISH TIWARI and RAJ KAMAL JHA.

Amit Shah interview: Nationalism should be an issue in every democracy
Tue, Apr 23, 2019

BJP president Amit Shah is keeping count: 96 rallies since polls were notified, he will cross his 100th this weekend. On April 19, en route to Gujarat, from where, he says, he’s seeking a public mandate to the ‘highest panchayat (Lok Sabha)’, he spoke with The Indian Express.

Elections 2014
72 Votes
Sun, May 11, 2014

Eight of 22 families in Azamgarh from where 14 men have been arrested over the last six years, accused of being part of the Indian Mujahideen’s terror plots.

Letter to a Murdered Mate
Fri, Dec 05, 2003

DEAR DUBEYJI (if I may, that’s what one of your batchmates said you were called at IIT Kanpur): This is the first letter I’m writi...

John Brown & a dog called Chum
Mon, May 13, 2002

Prologue: I do hereby solemnly affirm that I shall never twist the Prime Minister’s words. Never never never. For, when he first became...