Here are some
more details of my work with various media outlets.
June 20, 2011, Tour of India with Steve Paikin link
March 11, 2011 Interviewed by The Hindu link
February 20, 2011 Interviewed on CBC's Fresh Air on Rabindranath Tagore
February 15, 2011 Interviewed on CHRY Radio on Rabindranath Tagore
February 8, 2011 Interviewed on OMNI TV on Rabindranath Tagore
December 20, 2010, Panelist on TVO's The Agenda on the global middle class
June 20, 2010, Panelist on The Agenda on the G-20
June 6, 2009
Interviewed by The Hindu, one of India’s leading English-language dailies
on my work with a women’s initiative in Kerala
Interviewed by CBC Weekend edition (two separate interviews); As It
Happens; OMNI TV; Radio Canada International on Indian elections
(three separate interviews)
essay on the Indian elections for CBC’s Dispatches
Interview on TV Ontario’s The Agenda, Special broadcast on the impact of
the global financial crisis on India
Interviewed on Saturday Morning Live, CKLN Radio on the Mumbai Attacks
Interviewed by OMNI TV on the implication of US elections for South Asia,
Interviewed on CBC Sunday Morning on India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
Interviewed on OMNITV on the Indo-US Nuclear Deal
20, 2008. The Interview and debate on Globalization Backlash on TVO, The
Agenda with Steve Paikin (rebroadcast several times)
view video and podcast
December 30, 2007.
CBC Sunday Morning, discussion on the assasination of Benazir Bhutto.
March 1, 2007.
Interviewed on TVO's The
Agenda with Steve Paikin about the status of women in India
link to podcast
February 24, 2007.
Interviewed by OMNI TV about India-Pakistan relations
January 8, 2007.
Discussed the current situation in Iraq on TVO's The
Agenda with Steve Paikin
November 27, 2006.
Discussed the vote
in Parliament on Québécois as a nation on
Agenda with Steve Paikin
Featured on Foreign Aid, CBC documentary aired on
AM which hits southern Ontario, Ottawa
Thunder Bay, Whitehorse. audio file
March 3, 2006.
as rising world powers on TVO’s Diplomatic Immunity.
June 29, 2005.
Discussion about current peace negotiations between
on OMNI.2 (South Asian TV)
May 24, 2004
Interview in the Toronto
politician’s defeat not a surprise, says York
On May 24 in the Star, York political science Professor Ananya Mukherjee-Reed discussed the defeat of
Indian cyber minister Chandrababu Naidu, a politician who wanted his state to
become an information-technology superpower by the year 2020. While the Congress
party's former-economist-turned-politician Manmohan Singh was sworn in as
's first Sikh prime minister last week, analysts were still debating what went
wrong for Naidu, said the Star. However, Naidu's defeat isn't much of a
surprise, said Mukherjee-Reed. "Andhra Pradesh is known for its IT
industry, but it's also known as the state where there were a lot of farmer
suicides," she says. "In a sense it reflects what happened in the rest
with the India Shining campaign. It was a very narrow, urban, highly skilled
middle class – which defines the IT sector – who felt the shine. If [Naidu]
had paid attention to the degree to which the rural economy was suffering, it
might've been different. That was a basic miscalculation," she said.
She also blamed
an unbalanced economic policy. "In India, for the last 50 years, we have this classical theory of economic development,
that if you develop a very advanced, modern corporate core, the rest of the
economy in the periphery will be pulled by the core into its orbit. It's the
very famous trickle down theory. But the trickle down theory doesn't work until
you have very strong redistributive policies."
In a May 23
article in the Toronto Star, Mukherjee-Reed said the recent election in
is a strong vote for secularism after years under the Hindu Bharatiya Janata
Party. "What it proves is that in public life, ordinary Indians don’t
really care what the faith, religion or ethnicity of their leaders is.... What
matters is who he is in terms of his qualifications. It remains to be seen if
Dr. Singh is willing to seize the moment and steer Congress towards secular,
democratic and pro-poor politics," she said.
May 19, 2004.
the left parties in India, The Current, CBC.
May 15 2004.
Interview with respect to the stunning election results in India, CBC Newsworld’s national "CBC News: Business Weekly"
May 13, 2004.
Interview in the Toronto Star
Election means a
return to secularism in India
Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, professor of political science at York University, is
happy about the ousting of India’s ruling party, although she's less sure
about the winning Congress Party led by Sonya Gandhi, reported the Toronto Star
May 14. "What is important is why the BJP and its allies are suffering this
stunning defeat," she said. "They called the election early because
they felt they simply could return to power by the ‘feel good’ factor. And
their main campaign line was '
shining.' But many Indians didn't feel good or feel the shine." In fact,
she said, most Indians saw no benefit from the economic reforms and
establishment of an Indian Silicon Valley. "The prosperity of that was only
shared by a minority of Indians. The majority of Indians didn't even have the
necessities of life. A huge number of Indians live under $1 a day."
Mukherjee-Reed suggested the return of Congress means a return to
"secularism in India." "It may not be perfect secularism, but at least the official agenda
is not a religious agenda, and that is actually a good development," she
Commentary on the Indian election on CBC Newsworld’s national "NBN Early
Edition" and CBC Radio’s regional shows in
Sudbury, Calgary, Edmonton,
June 9, 2004.
Comment on the
United Nations resolution approving the plan to establish an elected
on CBC Radio’s "Commentary"
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
and Pakistan - Bound by Pasts"
25, 2002 Counterspin,
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC),