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Charu Sudan Kasturi

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Charu Kasturi is currently studying at Columbia University Journalism School, on a sabbatical from the Hindustan Times, India's second largest English daily, where he is a senior special correspondent in the national political bureau based out of New Delhi. He has previously worked with The Telegraph, India's fourth largest English daily and the biggest in eastern India. He also often appears on debates and discussions on Lok Sabha TV, a national public broadcaster that reports on social issues and covers live proceedings of India's lower house of Parliament. He graduated with an M.S. in physics from one of India's most reputed engineering and science schools, the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 2006, before entering professional journalism.


Articles, Investigations and Blogs

Lured by low rents, corporations are seeking space in Northern Manhattan. The trend has complex implications for existing small businesses and nearby residents who are unemployed.

Residents looking for help with housing disputes must line up as early as 3 a.m to get assistance from cash-strapped community organizations in particularly vulnerable northern Manhattan neighborhoods.

One of northern Manhattan's largest non-profit organizations, only last year the focus of a city investigation into corruption allegations, now faces a fresh crisis – one that threatens to disrupt the lives of dozens of working parents and over 100 pre-school children.

As a depleted police force struggles to battle a 20 percent spike in crime over the last year, the communities of Washington Heights and Inwood are adopting their own crime prevention initiatives to make their neighborhoods safer.

A new state law prohibits the sale of Nutcracker in hair salons and barbershops. But many hair cutters back the ban, saying the measure will snip away at a stigma.