New York Review of books, October 10, 2019
India’s greatest river tells a tale about people and resources
What Only Soldiers Understand
New York Review Blog, August, 21, 2014
Sebastian Junger's compelling film Korengal is about male friendship as much as it is about war.
Cockfighting in the ruins of Kabul
Harper's Magazine. December 2012.
An animal kind of war in Afghanistan
The New York Review of Books, June 9, 2011
A magnificent exhibition in London shows the culture of Afghanistan
London Review of Books, October 2010
Akram Osman, the Dickens of Kabul
The Lost City
The New Yorker, January 21, 2002
The liberation of Herat, in the company of the Northern Alliance
The Perils of Pakistan
The New York Review of Books, November 15, 2001
In the aftermath of 9/11 Pakistan was a country on the brink.
Bombay at War
The New York Review of Books, April 22, 1999
Reportage in the former pluralist city of Bombay, recently transformed into a Hindu shrine.