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Scroll: Article by Mauktik on the dangers AI poses to democracies and how it will require free societies to come up with new ways of thinking about their social contracts with their citizenry.

S´╗┐uperbloom Studios: Interview with Dr. Raji Baskaran regarding the promises and perils of the latest developments in large language models, generative AI and neuroscience.

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on the promises and perils of ChatGPT, the AI tool to simplify writing.

The Print: Article by Mauktik on rising majoritarianism in India and minoritarianism in the US (response to Jaithirth Rao).

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan and its implications for India.

The Wire: Article by Mauktik on what India can learn from the recent developments in the US regarding Roe v Wade and the Jan 6 commission.

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on the declining social capital of India amid the prime minister's infrastructure building spree.

Scroll: Article by Mauktik about the recent Indian Supreme Court verdict on the Pegasus spyware case and the urgency related to other critical pending cases.

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on the lessons Americans can learn from India's democratic backsliding.

Scroll: Article by Mauktik about the global snooping scandal involving Israeli spyware Pegasus and its implications for Indian and American democracies.

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on Narendra Modi's foreign policy and how it has weakened India.

The Wire: Article by Mauktik on India's economic and social outlook as Narendra Modi completes seven years in office.

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on Trump's presidency and why the moral hazards of violating the spirit of free speech and last-minute impeachment are worth the risk.

Scroll: Article by Mauktik about the alchemy of innovation and creativity, which still make the US an interesting experiment.

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on the Jan 6th, 2021 attack on the US Congress and Mitch McConnell's legacy.

Scroll: Article by Mauktik on the good, the bad, and the ugly about the 2020 US presidential elections.

BBC News Marathi: Panel discussion on the 2020 US elections and what the results mean for India-US relations (in Marathi).

National Public Radio: Interview on NPR's Morning Edition by Lauren Frayer regarding the relevance of the Black Lives Matter movement to Indians and caste privileges in India.

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on the jarring contrast between Indians celebrating Kamala Harris's VP nomination and Narendra Modi laying the foundation of a temple for Hindu god Ram.

Loksatta: Interview by Mugdha Godse and Shubhangi Joshi exploring the pros and cons of Marathi vs. English as the medium of instruction for primary and secondary education (in Marathi).

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on the reasons behind India's military standoff with China, its short-term implications, and longer term solutions.

Scroll: Personal essay by Mauktik about the Black Lives Matter movement, George Floyd's tragic death, and how caste privileges blinded him to race in the US.

All India Radio: Interview by Amruta Karkare about wanderlust and how unplanned backpacking has the power to change life trajectories (in Marathi).

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on India's vanishing demographic dividend as Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes six years in office.

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on the hydroxychloroquine controversy during the Covid-19 pandemic and its pharma industry back story.

Scroll: Personal essay by Mauktik recounting the political journeys of the US and India intertwined with his family history.

LiveMint: Article by Mauktik about science, politics and the pandemic, and why no FDR, Gandhi or Mandela will emerge out of the crisis.

LiveMint: Article by Mauktik recounting experiences from the 36-country round-the-world trip that are helping him cope with self-isolation.

The Juggernaut: Article by Mauktik on the sweeping victory of India's Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi and whether it can take on the BJP nationally.

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act in India and the elections in the state of Delhi.

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on the latest developments in artificial intelligence and neuroscience, and their implications for our understanding of ethics, politics and free-will.

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on the recent political developments in the US, the UK and Israel, and lessons for the Indian democracy.

The Juggernaut: Article by Mauktik on India's attempted moon landing and how India can become an innovation powerhouse, titled 'India, the Moon, and Innovation'.

Fair Observer: Article by Mauktik on the evolving situation in Kashmir titled 'The Constitutional Immorality of Abrogating India's Article 370'.

The Wire: Article titled 'Techies Are Ruining Our Democracies' by Mauktik about the dangers posed by runaway innovations.

SPAN Magazine: Interview titled 'Riding on Dreams' by Prof. Megan McDrew for the US embassy in India.

Maharashtra Times: Review of 'Madness on Wheels' by Surendra Gondane.

YourStory: Interview by Rakhi Chakraborty about 'An Engineering Turned Neuroscientist is on a Mission to Make Backpacking Cool'.

National Geographic Traveller India: Interview titled 'Revolutionary Road' by Riddhi Doshi for the 5th Anniversary Edition.

LiveMint: Article titled 'An Irrational Neuroscientist' by Mauktik Kulkarni about his journey from neuroscience to film making.

Scroll: Article about the censor board troubles of 'Riding on a Sunbeam' by Nandini Ramnath.

The Hindu: Coverage of the travel storytelling event 'Tales from the Road' by Nikhil Varma.

Ghumakkar: Interview about the solo bike trip, round-the-world trip and the travel documentary 'Riding on a Sunbeam' by Archana Ravichander.

Times of India: Article by Aparna Nair about 'A Travel Guru Bit Hard by the Travel Bug'.

Mid-Day: Article about 'Riding on a Sunbeam' by Krutika Behrawala.

Rediff: As a special correspondent for FIFA World Cup 2014, a series of articles by Mauktik Kulkarni.

Loksatta: Article about the round-the-world trip by Amruta Karkare (in Marathi).

A book review of 'A Ghost of Che' by Prof. Manolo Medina, literature professor at University of Louisville.