Ashish Malhotra

Ashish Malhotra is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi. He works as a correspondent for Deutsche Welle and The Times of London. You can also find his work in CityLab. He has previously held positions at Al Jazeera English and The Hindustan Times.

Recent Stories


As New Delhi’s pollution crisis persists, so do widespread public denial and complacency

In early November, there was no escaping the fact New Delhi was facing a public health crisis. The city’s Air Quality Index, by some readings, soared as high as the maximum, 999. Schools were closed, questions of governmental competency were raised and high-level meetings were convened. Conditions have improved, but remain far from healthy. But you wouldn’t know it by observing daily life.