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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jan 31 2017

Asia targets tourism, education boost from Trump travel ban

KUALA LUMPUR/NEW DELHI Seeking to capitalize on U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial new travel restrictions, companies and officials in Asia said they would target greater tourism and education ties with Muslims worried about the curbs.

Dec 19 2016

Cash crunch crashes the big fat Indian wedding

NEW DELHI - Ramneek Jhamb was all set for his New Delhi wedding. He'd cobbled together most of his savings and gifts from relatives, a stack of 300,000 rupees (about $4,400) in cash, and had a list of vendors to pay in the weeks before exchanging garlands of flowers with his bride in a Dec. 3 ceremony.

Apr 28 2016

Social media the new mantra for Indian gurus

Call social media a new avatar for India’s spiritual leaders. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living foundation, Coimbatore-based Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Gujarat’s Asaram Bapu (currently imprisoned), the “hugging saint” Amritanandamayi, preacher and actor Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan and many other Indian preachers are engaging with their millions of followers through social media. The new language of their gospel is expressed through the grammar of hashtags and trending topics.

Mar 26 2015

Indian designers will create new products for online shoppers: Amazon India fashion head

The e-commerce industry in India is expected to cross $100 billion in the next four years, with 35 percent coming from fashion alone. Amazon has chosen a long-term, layered strategy to tap into the demand from online shoppers, set to cross 250 million by 2020. The company has tied up with the country’s premier fashion body, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), and launched a designer store on its platform as part of the strategy.

Jun 13 2013

Maoist rebels attack passenger train in Bihar; three killed

NEW DELHI Maoist rebels attacked a passenger train in Bihar on Thursday, killing three people in a daring assault just weeks after the rebels ambushed a convoy of Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh.

May 26 2013

A Minute With: Irrfan on his new film 'Lunchbox'

MUMBAI Irrfan is no stranger to Hollywood. The actor, who uses only his first name, has played roles in acclaimed films such as "Life of Pi", "Slumdog Millionaire" and "A Mighty Heart".

May 26 2013

A Minute With: Indian actor Irrfan on his new film 'Lunchbox'

MUMBAI Irrfan is no stranger to Hollywood. The Indian actor, who uses only his first name, has played roles in acclaimed films such as "Life of Pi", "Slumdog Millionaire" and "A Mighty Heart".

May 26 2013

A Minute With: Indian actor Irrfan on his new film 'Lunchbox'

MUMBAI Irrfan is no stranger to Hollywood. The Indian actor, who uses only his first name, has played roles in acclaimed films such as "Life of Pi", "Slumdog Millionaire" and "A Mighty Heart".

May 26 2013

A Minute With: Indian actor Irrfan on his new film 'Lunchbox'

MUMBAI, May 26 Irrfan is no stranger to Hollywood. The Indian actor, who uses only his first name, has played roles in acclaimed films such as "Life of Pi", "Slumdog Millionaire" and "A Mighty Heart".

Oct 25 2012

Remembering Jaspal Bhatti: Sardar of satire

How do you satirise an issue without hurting someone's ego but at the same time ensure it hits its mark? Jaspal Bhatti, arguably the only man to have known the answer in India, at least enough to make a living out of it, is no more.

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