Prayaag Akbar
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Prayaag Akbar

reporting, commentary, reviews


Moving to Mumbai

Shifting cities to be with my girlfriend was a fraught exercise

Harper's Bazaar India / October 2016 / [Pdf , 38.1 KB]

The brothers Pathan

A profile of the cricketers Irfan and Yusuf Pathan

The Cricket Monthly / December 2015

Tamil Muslims in ISIS t-shirts

ISIS speaks the language of Sunni supremacy, and it is this that appeals to some young Indian Muslims.

Scroll / July 2014

Cricket Match Nationalism

Why is it that some Indian Muslims support Pakistan during cricket matches?

Mint Lounge / March 2014

Misrepresenting Rape

The media assumption that Delhi is an outlier wrt rape is fallacious & harmful

Livemint / December 2012

Presumed Guilty

A profile of Mohammad Aamer, a young man imprisoned for 14 years on trumped-up 'terror' charges

Sunday Guardian / February 2012

One Day at Wankhede

On India's World Cup final victory over Sri Lanka

Sunday Guardian / April 2011

A Haunting Paean

Review: Jerry Pinto's Em and the Big Hoom

Sunday Guardian / May 2012

Twisted Margin Love

Review: Mohammed Hanif's Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

Sunday Guardian / September 2011

Furious Futility

Amid the Mamata-bashing, examining embedded privilege

Sunday Guardian / March 2012

Maruti Dis-Union

A report on the strike at the Maruti plant in Manesar

Sunday Guardian / September 2011

The Musahars of Gaya

A report on a low-caste community in Bihar struck by encephalitis

Rediff / June 2009

Riding Waterfalls

A travel piece from a visit to the United States, during Obama's first term

Covert / June 2009

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