Rashmee Kumar is the Deputy Managing Editor at The Intercept. She also oversees The Intercept’s fellowship program. Kumar has previously worked at Guardian US, NJ Advance Media, and the Star-Ledger. She graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in journalism and media studies. She is based in New York.
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Kulkarni is facing pressure to return donations from members of U.S. Hindu nationalist groups that are connected to anti-Muslim activity in India.
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As the House struggles to condemn Modi’s authoritarian actions in Kashmir, India lobbied U.S. lawmakers, used pressure tactics, and sent misleading emails.
The Network of Hindu Nationalists Behind Modi’s “Diaspora Diplomacy” in the U.S.
“Howdy, Modi” corralled not just Donald Trump and 50,000 Indian Americans, but also a delegation of U.S. politicians.
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The retail and fashion industry grants visibility to certain Muslim women, in effect further marginalizing those most impacted by structural Islamophobia.