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Vishal Arora

Vishal Arora

Vishal Arora is a New Delhi-based journalist who writes, and produces video features, on politics, culture, religion, foreign affairs and human rights in South and Southeast Asia.

Vishal Arora is a New Delhi-based journalist. He writes, and produces video features, on politics, culture, religion, foreign affairs and human rights in South and Southeast Asia. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and many other outlets.

Follow him on Twitter at @vishalarora_in

Posts by Vishal Arora
May 29, 2019

A Man on a Mission to Save India's Sparrows

By Avinash Giri and Vishal Arora
Sparrows are threatened with extinction. One lawyer from Uttar Pradesh is trying to prevent that.

May 23, 2019

How India’s Liberal Media Facilitated Narendra Modi’s Reelection Sweep

By Vishal Arora
The Indian media’s coverage of the elections played into the BJP’s hands.
May 08, 2019

Why Did the Islamic State Target Sri Lanka?

By Vishal Arora
Was the attack on Sri Lanka an example of the Islamic State's opportunism?

November 10, 2017

Why This Delhi Man Feeds Thousands Daily

By Vishal Arora
Veerji, along with his group of volunteers, cares for India's homeless.

October 05, 2017

A Bollywood Take on Storytelling in Journalism

By Vishal Arora
Why have visual news media not adopted what could be called “cinematic journalism"?

October 12, 2017

Why Did This Russian Woman Contest an Indian Beauty Pageant?

By Vishal Arora
Elena Tuteja, a finalist in the Mrs India Earth 2017 contest, wants women to follow their dreams.
September 22, 2017

Singer Touches Lonely Hearts in ‘Happy’ Bhutan

By Sonam Yangchen, Chencho Dema, and Vishal Arora
Sangay Lhaden Tshering sings to bring happiness to Thimphu's lonely visitors.

September 15, 2017

An Ex-Addict’s Journey from Bhutanese Prison to Thai Kitchen

By Sonam Yangchen, Chencho Dema and Vishal Arora
One step at a time.

September 09, 2017

India’s Biggest Shopping Mall Reflects Rich-Poor Divide

By Rukhsar Ansari and Vishal Arora
A literal wall hides the poor from those going to the mall next door.

August 31, 2017

Indonesia's Heavy Metal Hijab-Clad Teens

By Vishal Arora
These girls rock, fighting stereotypes with music.

August 23, 2017

‘Relax, It’s Just Religion,’ Says Indonesian Author

By Vishal Arora
To foster tolerance, Feby Indirani's new book encourages understanding through humor.
August 02, 2017

A Poetic Protest Against Lynchings of Muslims in India

By Vishal Arora
A Muslim poet protests against the recent violence inflicted on her community.

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