Nirmal Ghosh

Nirmal Ghosh is The Straits Times’ US Bureau Chief, based in Washington DC. Since 1994 he has been a foreign correspondent for the paper in Manila, New Delhi and Bangkok, covering politics, elections, conflict and coups d’etat, natural disasters, and social and environmental issues across a dozen Asian countries. His journalism has won PANPA, SOPA and WAN-IFRA awards. He was a Jefferson Fellow of the East West Center in the summer of 2015, and a Presidential Election Reporting Fellow in the fall of 2016. He is also an author, photographer and film-maker and is deeply involved in wildlife conservation. His fourth and most recent book, Unquiet Kingdom : Thailand in Transition was published in April 2017.  
Businesses in the streets around the White House in Washington are boarding up their premises as they prepare for possible violence during this week's presidential election. PHOTO: REUTERS