The United States and India share a bilateral relationship that increasingly defines the 21st century world. However this evolving and dynamic relationship between the world’s two largest democracies lacks serious and dedicated media attention from a neutral, non-partisan point of view. As a result the relationship is misunderstood wholesale.
UNITED STATES – INDIA MONITOR brings it to you. We leverage the Internet and our experience and contacts in both countries to run the premier one-stop shop online for information and analysis on US-India relations, with both original content as well as a roundup of material from around the web and across the oceans to keep you informed of the latest news and analysis on our unrivaled Twitter feed @usindiamonitor.
We aim to inform policymakers, business leaders, and the public about the different levels of interaction beyond just government-to-government contacts that are reported on heavily already. The diplomacy of today extends far beyond that. Our audience will be attracted by original analysis done in-house, and daily news updates from around the web. Readers will find US-India relations presented as a whole, including stories not being picked up elsewhere.
UNITED STATES – INDIA MONITOR was founded in May 2012 by Mahanth S. Joishy, a writer, editor, and government official born in Malaysia and based in Wisconsin. Mahanth has worked with the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Embassy of India to the United States, and the Indian-American Center for Political Awareness. He has served as South Asia Editor for Foreign Policy Digest. His work has been published in the Atlantic Online, India Currents, Foreign Policy Digest, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Fashion Fights Poverty Lookbook, Pakistan Defense Forum, the Georgetown Voice, the Georgetown Hoya, and other publications. Most importantly (to some), he voiced a character for the video game Grand Theft Auto IV: Liberty City. Mahanth is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he served as President of the South Asian Society, and a graduate of the Queens College Urban Studies Master’s program.
If you are interested in contributing content, partnering, a story idea, or giving suggestions please contact me: mahanth (at) gmail (dot) com