Rohini Mohan
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Rohini Mohan

Independent journalist. Write and report for The Hindu, Tehelka, Al Jazeera, The Caravan, CNN-IBN, Yahoo!, New York Times and Outlook Traveller. On 20 Oct 2014, my nonfiction book on postwar Sri Lanka, The Seasons of Trouble, hits the stands in UK, US and India. Get in touch at rohinimohan@gmail.com


Sri Lanka's Violent Buddhists

An op-ed on growing Buddhist chauvinism in Sri Lanka, and what that means for the new president

The New York Times / January 2015

Sri Lanka's Violent Buddhists

An op-ed on growing Buddhist chauvinism in Sri Lanka, and what that means for the new president

The New York Times / January 2015

A Pride of Lion Tamers

Sri Lanka's newly elected president has a mandate for change and he mustn’t squander his goodwill.

Outook / January 2015

A Pride of Lion Tamers

Sri Lanka's newly elected president has a mandate for change and he mustn’t squander his goodwill.

Outook / January 2015

Fishing for shrimp but netting jail time

A depleted marine population in Indian waters forces fishermen from the southern state of Tamil Nadu to illegally ply their trade in Sri Lanka, risking arrest and worse

Al Jazeera America / September 2014

Troubled Waters

Flood and conflict-related distress fuels early marriages in Assam

Al Jazeera America / January 2015

The Defeated

Tracking two Tamils through the last war in Sri Lanka, as they find their way home. This piece won the 2013 ICRC Award for best article on humanitarian conflicts.

The Caravan / February 2012

What it takes to report rape

More survivors in India report rape, and for the first time, shame shifts away from the woman.

Foxnews.com / September 2013

Shooting the messenger

Interview with a hounded Mangalore journalist, Naveen Soorinje

New York Times India Ink / June 2013

Bold men and the sea

About 100 fishermen from Tamil Nadu were shot by the Sri Lankan Navy in 2011. Why did they keep going back to the same strip of sea?

Tehelka / February 2011

The Family

The story of how the DMK turned Tamil Nadu into a family estate

Tehelka / March 2011

An Icebox, a Live Heart and the Man who Drove and Drove

From hospital to hospital, a 45-min ride done in 13. Chennai traffic came to a standstill to allow a donor heart to reach a dying young woman for an urgent transplant. As families, doctors and cops waited with bated breath, this is what happened.

Yahoo! Originals / July 2014

Coastal Wars: A Storm Foretold

On the impending crisis by the sea: how energy corridors, SEZs and tourism plunder our coasts. This article, the first in a 3-part series, won the 2012 Mumbai Press Club Award for reporting on Health and Environment, and was a finalist in the 2012 Osborn

Tehelka / November 2011

A Famished Franchise

What is a vote to a starving man? This article explores reasons for starvation deaths in MP, Orissa and Manipur.

Tehelka / May 2009

The Riddler on the Roof

A profile of Planning Commission head Montek Singh Ahluwalia, the divisive man at the center of the Indian economy

Tehelka / May 2012

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