Welcome to The.Ink, a newsletter from me, Anand Giridharadas, asking hard questions about politics and culture, money and power.
I will bring you regular interviews with writers, thinkers, doers, artists, political leaders, movement builders, and others whose ideas you need to engage with.
The Ink will always strive to make you think and to see the world in new ways.
If you’re on the free list, you will get abridged text transcripts drawn from my interviews with fascinating minds. Paying subscribers will get to listen to the full audio podcast version of these conversations — in addition to being able to say that they support the kind of work they wish to see. Thank you for being part of this.
The.Ink is by me, Anand Giridharadas.
I’m the author of four books “The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy,” “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World,” “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas,” and “India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking.”
I have spent much of my career working for traditional media. I spent 11 years reporting and engaging in columny for The New York Times, filing from Italy, India, China, Dubai, Norway, Japan, Haiti, Brazil, Colombia, Nigeria, Uruguay, and the United States. I’m also a political analyst for MSNBC.
But as change gusts through the media, I have felt drawn to creating a space and community of my own. With this newsletter, I hope to create a more intimate bond with many of you who do me the honor of reading and engaging with my work.