Former Letter from India columnist for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times' online version, Akash Kapur. He's also contributed to publications such as The Atlantic, The Economist, Granta, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He has a bachelor's degree. He earned a bachelor's degree in social anthropology from Harvard and a doctorate in law from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He lives in southern India, just outside of Pondicherry.