Saritha Rai covers India for GlobalPost. Rai has spent her journalistic career tracking diverse subjects such as globalization, the technology industry and social change. For six years, she was the India-based business reporter for the New York Times, writing about the economy, outsourcing, liberalization and change. She has written for the International Herald Tribune, serve as the technology correspondent for Time magazine's Asia edition, and was the editor of online edition of the Economic Times, India's No. 1 business newspaper. She was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University where she focused on business, the Internet and emerging technologies, and in her early career, she worked with India Today, the country's most read newsmagazine, and the Telegraph, one of the country's largest newspapers. Rai's work has appeared in magazines such as Forbes, Worth and Ode. She has been part of documentary and feature teams for Discovery, NBC, Fox TV and the Australian Broadcasting Corp. Rai is a contributing editor with the Indian Express, one of India's biggest newspapers, and a columnist for CNET. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Bangalore.
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