Tarun Basu is a media veteran of over 40 years, having worked with both national and international media houses. He was the founder-editor of IANS that blazed a new trail in news agency journalism. As a long-time analyst of India’s foreign policy, he tracked international relations across multiple Indian governments, having traveled widely with eight Indian prime ministers. He has maintained a keen interest in the accomplishments of Indians abroad—a community now considered to be 30 million strong—and has through his various travels kept in close touch with the community. He has particularly tracked the phenomenal growth path of the Indian-American community through his long professional association with the iconic India Abroad newspaper. He now runs a Delhi-based think tank, Society for Policy Studies (SPS).