In The News
Superbloom 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.