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Op-ed Pieces


I was appointed a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times in March, 2015. Most of my NYT opinion pieces (including those from earlier years) can be found here. My Oct, 2017 NYT piece “Who invented zero?” can be found here. My Apr 13, 2018 NYT piece “Does Math Make You Smarter?” can be found here.

Several of my math pieces have attained #1 emailed status. Documentation of this, along with notes on some of the op-eds can be found here.


“The Nuclear Nightmare” in the Times of India on the threat of nuclear terrorism in India. (Jan 12, 2014)

“Court Ruling Ignores India’s Rich Heritage of Diversity” in the Washington Post about the reversal of gay rights in India. (Dec 20, 2013)

Extended list of media articles, essays and interviews (available soon on my author website).