Seema Sirohi is a Washington, D.C.-based columnist for The Economic Times, India’s largest business daily, and is also an analyst for the Observer Research Foundation, India’s premier think tank. She is the author of Sita’s Curse: Stories of Dowry Victims. She writes on U.S. policy toward South Asia and on major American political development, and has covered U.S.-India relations for nearly three decades, tracking their progress through difficult times. She has also reported from Rome, Vienna, Jerusalem, Bratislava, Islamabad, and New Delhi. She has appeared on the BBC, CNN, and NPR as a commentator.