Niha Masih

New Delhi

Foreign correspondent covering India

Education: Delhi University, BA in English; Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, MA in Journalism

Niha Masih is an India-based correspondent for The Washington Post based in New Delhi. Before joining The Post in 2019, she reported on politics, conflict and religious fundamentalism in India for Hindustan Times and New Delhi Television (NDTV). As a reporter on the award-winning news documentary show "Truth vs Hype" on NDTV, she covered the war in Gaza in 2014, the first democratic elections in Egypt and Myanmar in 2012, and post-war propaganda in Sri Lanka in 2011.
Latest from Niha Masih

Sri Lankans storm government office, impatient for president’s resignation

Demonstrators entered the prime minister's office hours after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country on a military plane.

July 13, 2022

Disgraced Sri Lankan president flees in predawn hours before resignation

The drama capped another tumultuous 24 hours after the president's brother also tried to leave the economically devastated country but was blocked at the airport.

July 12, 2022

Sri Lankan president confirms move to quit as protesters occupy his home

Protesters stormed the home of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and set Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s home ablaze over the country’s economic collapse.

July 11, 2022

Sri Lankan president to resign next week, says Parliament speaker, after protesters storm residence

Rajapaksa, whose hand was forced by demonstrators angry over a deepening economic crisis, had left the house Friday ahead of planned protests.

July 9, 2022

Twitter sues Indian government over content removal

The legal challenge is likely to escalate tensions with the Indian government, which has increasingly sought to regulate social media platforms.

July 5, 2022

India imposes ban on single-use plastics. But will it be enforced?

India is the world’s third largest producer of plastic waste, trailing only the United States and China.

July 1, 2022

Brutal killing in India stirs fears of escalating religious violence

The grisly murder of the Hindu tailor in Udaipur sent shockwaves through a country already struggling to contain religious tensions.

June 29, 2022

Large parts of northeastern India still underwater after record rains

With record rains in a short span of time, towns like Silchar in Assam have emerged as the new hot spots in the crisis.

June 27, 2022

Sri Lanka’s economy has ‘completely collapsed,’ prime minister says

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe spoke to Parliament after weeks of economic and political turmoil.

June 23, 2022

Deadly South Asia floods leave families trapped without food and water

Relief workers in Bangladesh and India are struggling to respond to devastating monsoon floods that have killed dozens and displaced millions.

June 21, 2022