Saurabh Jha

Saurabh Jha is a physician and writer who was born in India, raised in Britain and practices in the United States. He has an interest in health care, artificial intelligence, politics, Bollywood and literature.
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“Shantaram:” A Tale of Two Evils

The trouble with “Shantaram,” the 2003 best-selling novel by Australian author David Gregory Roberts, is that it makes you wonder if it really is fiction. Paradoxically, too much credulity makes us incredulous. “Shantaram,” too incisive for non-fiction and too believable for fiction, is an insightful account of Mumbai’s criminal scene by an Australian fugitive on the run. After... Continue Reading

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The 2020 Pandemic Election

When the COVID-19 pandemic is dissected in the 2020 presidential election debates, Donald Trump will be at a disadvantage. The coronavirus has killed over 100,000 Americans and maimed thousands more. The caveat is that deaths per capita, rather than total deaths, better measure national failure, and by that metric the US fares better than Belgium, Italy and the United Kingdom. New York City owns... Continue Reading

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What Does the Media Have Against Narendra Modi?

History’s arc is like a boomerang. Winston Churchill didn’t believe that Indians were capable of self-rule, once saying that “Indians are not fit to rule, they are fit to be ruled.” As adulation for Churchill is wearing off with the passage of time, The Guardian and The New York Times, the media bastions of anti-imperialism, still recite the spirit of his sentiment: Sure, Indians have... Continue Reading

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