“Mashal has been reporting from Afghanistan for the NYT for the past five years and has covered insurgent leaders, corrupt politicians, battle-scarred soldiers and devastated families.
Described by the NYT as a ‘fearless reporter with a poet’s flair,’ Mashal has been covering Afghanistan since 2010. In the past, he also reported from Kolkata and New Delhi, during the 2019 elections and farmers’ protests in 2018, respectively. He has reported from Sri Lanka as well.
According to the NYT, Mashal will be taking on his role at ‘an important time in India’ when ‘a huge, vibrant and freewheeling democracy with a charismatic prime minister’ is pursuing a Hindu nationalist agenda amid a stalling economy, deep societal divisions and the challenges of the coronavirus”.
Read the full article by Revathi Krishnan in The New York Times August 20, 2020 here.