Author Archives: Ian Woolford

On the question of Change in Bihar

Every time I return to Purnea, I get asked the same question: What change have you seen in Bihar since you first began visiting over ten years ago? While working at Girindranath Jha’s newly established “Chanka Residency” last month, I wrote a few thoughts about my changing answer to this question.

BBC pulled some illustrations from my social media feed, including my typos! 🙂

Read my full piece at BBC Hindi.


Hindi and the World


While in Delhi recently,I joined writer and lyricist Varun Grover to speak on the topic हिंदी और विश््व — Hindi and the World. We were hosted by Rajkamal Prakashan and the Indus Syndicate. Continue reading

Interview with The Lallantop

I sat down in Delhi with Kuldeep Mishra from The Lallantop a few days ago. We discussed Hindi literature, folklore, social media, and more. This was a fun interview to do, especially toward the end, when Kuldeep tested me on folklore from regions around Delhi. Enjoy!

An Open Letter to My Daughters after the Election of Donald Trump

Hey kids, Continue reading