Bobby Ghosh

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Bobby Ghosh
Bobby Ghosh in 2017
Ghosh in 2017
SpouseBipasha Ghosh[1]

Aparisim "Bobby" Ghosh is an Indian-born American journalist and commentator. He is a columnist and member of the editorial board at Bloomberg Opinion.[2][3]

Starting in 2016, Ghosh was editor-in-chief of the Hindustan Times.[4] He was previously managing editor of the business news website Quartz[5] and Time magazine's world editor.[6] He is an American national and was the first immigrant to be named world editor in Time's more than 80 years. He has previously been Time's Baghdad bureau chief, and one of the longest-serving correspondents in Iraq. He has written stories from other conflict areas, like Palestine and Kashmir. He has also worked for Time Asia and Time Europe and has covered subjects as varied as technology and football (like his very famous article about Lionel Messi), business and social trends. He started his career as journalist with Deccan Chronicle, a popular English daily, at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. His Baghdad journalism has included profiles of suicide bombers and other terrorists, stories about extraordinary Iraqis and also political figures.

Author of provocative Time magazine article related to the cover "Is America Islamophobic?" mildly titled "Does America Have a Muslim Problem?" when US attention to the building of a mosque near Ground Zero led the news.

He has postulated that to a believing Muslim, the perception may be that "burning the Koran is much worse than burning the Bible, because the Koran is directly from God, while the Bible isn't."[7]


  1. ^ Anand, Alok (2 June 2018). "Bobby Ghosh: First Non-American Time Magazine's World Editor; Covering Middle-East and Much More". Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ Roush, Chris (9 July 2018). "Bloomberg Opinion makes three hires". Talking Biz News. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Bobby Ghosh; Bloomberg Opinion Editor". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  4. ^ KK, Sruthijity (2 May 2016). "Sanjoy Narayan Is Leaving Hindustan Times, Bobby Ghosh To Be Named Editor-In-Chief". HuffPost. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  5. ^ Massella, Nick (10 June 2014). "Time International's Bobby Ghosh Joins Quartz as Managing Editor". Media Bistro. Archived from the original on 16 June 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  6. ^ Thompson, Caitlin (18 March 2008). "Bobby Ghosh — Time World Editor". Time. Archived from the original on 26 March 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 April 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)