Mehul Srivastava is the Financial Times correspondent in Jerusalem, responsible for Israel, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. He has previously served as Turkey correspondent for the FT, based primarily in Istanbul. and as Reporter-at-Large for Bloomberg News, based in London and New Delhi, reporting from over a dozen countries, focusing on government corruption and political upheaval and their impact on people’s lives. His work has been recognised by the Overseas Press Club of America, the Society of Business Editors and Writers, the Gerald Loeb Awards, the Society of Publishers of Asia, and the British Press Awards, amongst others. He was also the SOPA Journalist of the Year in 2013, for his work on India’s nutrition paradox and the role societal neglect and corruption played in starving India’s poor. He grew up in Calcutta, and studied journalism at Washington & Lee University in Virginia.