Rahul Bhatia is an independent writer whose profiles of power brokers and investigations of technology adoption highlight themes of accountability and access in India. His reportage has been published by the Caravan, the Guardian Long Read, the New Yorker, and Reuters.
At Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Bhatia will finish a book of narrative reportage six years in the making. It describes how ideology and technological ambition have reshaped India’s nascent democracy and follows a diverse cast of people as they navigate questions of identity and belonging.
Bhatia was a cofounder of the Peepli Project, a journalism nonprofit. He also mentors writers and journalists as a member of the South Asia Speaks collective. He was a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award and the Red Ink Award for his investigative profiles. Formerly an art director, Bhatia received a BA in communication design from Pratt Institute, in New York.