Stories by Onnesha Roychoudhuri

Onnesha Roychoudhuri is a journalist and fiction writer. A 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared in many publications, including the Nation, The American Prospect, Salon, Mother Jones, The Rumpus, Our Stories, and Wag's Review. subscribe to Onnesha Roychoudhuri's feed

Posted on: Jul 29, 2011, Source: Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute

A year-long military probe, leaked to the Washington Post, confirms that millions of Pentagon contracting dollars ended up in Taliban hands — as payola.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2010, Source: Boston Review

Amazon's cheap books are easy on our wallets, but publishers have been deeply undercut by the rise of large retailers and predatory pricing schemes.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Lauri Lebo, author of <i>Devil in Dover</i>, gives an insider's account of a historic court battle about dogma and Darwin in small-town America.

Posted on: May 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

As both obesity and hunger are on the rise, a new book shows why we shouldn't feel guilty about our food choices but angry with a corrupt food system.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Author Charles Barber discusses Americans' unrealistic notions about happiness. We've medicalized a lot of life issues that aren't mental illnesses.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Pollan's new book, <i>In Defense of Food</i>, is a scathing indictment of the food industry and a call for a return to unprocessed food.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A new book takes a close look at the triumphs, challenges and regrets of reporters working to cover the first three years of the Iraq war.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet

It turns out we have a lot to learn from the advertising world and even Republicans.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Susan Faludi's new book is a scathing critique of the media's response to 9/11. In the wake of the powerlessness many Americans felt on 9/11, a myth was spun.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Private companies have more control over our personal information than we do, as the new book, <i>iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era</i>, explains.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The new novel from a veteran journalist and former Marine, captures a truth about Iraq that you won't get from reading the daily news. Here's an interview with him and an excerpt.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Author of the new book <i>The Culture of Calamity</i>, Kevin Rozario explains why we are so fond of a good crisis.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Onnesha Roychoudhuri: A new investigative piece explores American telecoms complicity with the Bush administration’s data mining program.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Where does the buck stop when it comes to torture?

Posted on: Nov 22, 2006, Source: In These Times

The Department of Justice's response to inquiries sent by Maine, Connecticut, Vermont and New Jersey about possible illegal wiretapping has been to sue.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

An innocent man talks about his three years as a detainee and wonders if he can ever learn to forgive his American captors.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2006, Source: Truthdig

The largest covert CIA operation since the Cold War is run not only by shadowy government contractors in the darkest corners of Afghanistan, but also by unassuming Americans in places like Dedham, Mass.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Does faith have a role in politics? AlterNet readers react to an article about right-wing Christians -- and end up questioning the legitimacy of religion itself.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Michelle Goldberg says progressives need to wake up and pay attention to the enormous -- and growing -- influence of the radical Christian right.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on Guantanamo detainees marks what may well be the beginning of the end to an unchecked executive power.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

You wouldn't know it from the media, but grassroots movements are afoot all over the country to hold the president legally accountable for his lies.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

While the government characterizes the suicides of three detainees as a 'PR move,' overwhelming evidence points to the true cause of their deaths -- acute despair.

Posted on: May 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Enron verdict is a heartening chapter, but it provides the beginning, rather than an end, of reckoning with a culture of blame-dodging that bleeds far beyond Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling.

Posted on: May 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

An Oregon attorney may have proof of Bush's domestic spying operation -- which means the illegal program's days may be numbered.

Posted on: May 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Bush administration releases Guantanamo detainees -- just in time to keep their case from the Supreme Court.

Posted on: May 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A proposal to banish the f-word (freedom) and the s-word (security) from political campaigns.

Posted on: May 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Even with Lay and Skilling standing trial, Enron creditors and lobbyists are working hard to cover up evidence and exploit consumers.

Posted on: May 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

just as soon as we can be sure their home countries won't abuse them the way we do.

Posted on: May 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Joe Klein explains why politicians think you're stupid, how the presidency lost character and how we can bring it back.

Posted on: May 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In his unending quest for an imperial presidency, Bush regularly decides to ignore laws he doesn't like.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Robert Scheer has reported on every administration since Richard Nixon. But as he says in this interview, he never expected the lies and cynicism of Bush II.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Have journalists become a passive audience to this president's preoccupations?

Posted on: Apr 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

or just a game of musical chairs?

Posted on: Apr 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

An out-of-culture experience.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

From art to politics, writer Robert Atkins discusses new threats to freedom of expression.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Secret agents at the National Archive are busy reclassifying history.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

...and tells jurors of his humble intentions to turn Enron into the "company of the 21st century."

Posted on: Apr 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

President Bush thanks first-year grad student for a tip-off on our flawed military strategy.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Rice and Rumsfeld argue. figuratively.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A critical precedent still delayed as the DoJ takes the courts for a ride…