Salil Tripathi was born in Bombay, India. For many years a correspondent in India, Singapore and Hong Kong for publications including India Today and Far Eastern Economic Review, he moved to London in 1999, where he lives with his two sons, and has written frequently for Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Guardian, Independent, New Statesman, Spectator, Prospect, Index on Censorship, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post and Salon. In India, he is a columnist for Mint and a writer-at-large for Tehelka. He has been on the board of Art for Amnesty, and was a trustee and board-member of the English PEN, and chaired its Writers-at-Risk Committee from 2009-2013. He has been a senior visiting fellow for business and human rights at the Kennedy School, Harvard University, and is also an adviser to several global initiatives involving business and human rights.