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Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Freelance journalist and Political Editor, Parliamentarian

Hyderabad-born (1953), New Delhi-based journalist Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr has worked with The Indian Express, India Today, The Gulf Today (Sharjah), The Straits Times (Singapore), and DNA (Daily News and Analysis). He has written for Gulf News (Dubai), The Daily Star (Beirut), Today (Singapore), Deccan Herald (Bengaluru), the New Indian Express, The Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle and The Times of India. His earlier books include Mullah Omar and Robespierre: Essays in the Politics of Ideas (2005), Lokpal: Facts & Arguments (2011), Indian Politics Since 1991: Reforms and Revivalism (2013) and the Emergency: An Unpopular History (2017). At present, he is the Political Editor of Parliamentarian, a monthly political magazine, and a freelance journalist.