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Mythili Rao


Mythili Rao is a producer at The Takeaway. Her reporting, essays and book reviews have also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Millions, Publishers Weekly, Newsweek, and other publications. Before joining WNYC, she worked on the assignment desk at CNN's New York Bureau, where she filed stories on everything from Bernie Madoff to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Recent Stories


The many misunderstood reasons people don't have kids

Are people who choose not to have kids really "selfish, shallow and self-absorbed?" That's the title of a new book that explores why the childless are actually none of the above, and want the rest of society to understand their often-complex reasons for not having kids.


Pakistan's patience with terrorism may finally have run out

Attitudes towards terrorism in Pakistan can be complicated, but the attack on a Peshawar school on Monday may have tipped the balance against the Taliban and other militant groups. The brutal assault seems to have shifted the mood among Pakistani politicians, even those who usually take softer lines on terror.