On india: "At the end of the day, [India is] not a first world society, where wealth has fundamentally trickled across the board and basics have been provided for. We are still a country where 500 million people still scramble for education, health care, basic nutrition. You cannot have an elite that has cut itself off from the story of its own dispossessed and deprived people."
On journalism: "At the end of the day, there will be no perfect space from which journalists can do this great, pure journalism. There's no such space anywhere in the world. At the end of the day, we all live in a complex world, ratcheted along many contesting interests. There are interests of power, there are interests of money, there are interests of media. All of that is happening at the same time.
"If I fantasize about arriving at this pure space from which I can grandstand to the world and do this great work, it's not going to happen. So you have to walk the line."