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Rakesh Kalshian is an independent journalist based in New Delhi, India. He writes on the complex interplay between science, politics, nature, culture, and religion. During a career spanning over two decades, he has tried to unravel the knotty entanglements of science with society through stories such as the shady politics of climate change, the hazards faced by workers at the world’s largest ship-breaking yard in Gujarat, rot and corruption in Indian scientific establishment, and the repression of indigenous people in India’s extractive industries. Apart from writing columns on science and its discontents and malcontents, he is interested in unravelling the nexus between nation-states, corporations and global institutions, including media, academia and NGOs, in the murky and deceptive games of environmental geopolitics. He has edited two books on the seamy side of India’s mining industry and one on the politics of energy in South Asia. Kalshian was a British Chevening fellow at Westminster University in 1998 and Nieman fellow at Harvard University in 1999-2000. He has been a member of the Washington DC-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) since 2001.