Dr. Mira Kamdar is currently a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and of Asia Society in New York. She had her education at Reed College, the Johns Hopkins University and the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught at The New School, SUNY Stony Brook and Sciences Po. In 2010-2011, she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar affiliated with the Centre des Études sur l’Inde et l’Asie du Sud in Paris. Her first book won the Washington Book Award and her latest book on Planet India has been published in several languages. She writes regularly in the New York Times and The Caravan magazine and is columnist (“Mot de l’Inde” column) for Courrier International. She presents commentary on CNN, BBC, France 24 and Radio France A series of corruption scandals provoked mass protests in India last year and calls for legislative reform. Beyond corruption, India begins a new year facing a worrying scenario: stubbornly high inflation, slowing growth, a mounting fiscal deficit, a falling rupee.