India-born Jyoti Thottam,
magazine's senior editor, has been re-designated as the magazine's South Asia bureau chief. Thottam will leave New York next month and relocate to New Delhi. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, and was raised mostly in suburban Houston.
She came to
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, and before that was a newspaper reporter in Queens and in Jacksonville, Florida. She is the co-author of a play
based partly on her crime reporting in Queens.
Jyoti got her start as an intern at the Wall Street Journal and her writing has also appeared in the Believer and the Village Voice. She graduated from Yale, where she studied religion and economics, and she also has a master's degree from Columbia, where she studied international affairs and learned Hindi.
All those skills were indispensable during the year she spent as a freelancer traveling around India after grad school.