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Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Anu Anand

Host, Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service

SHORT BIO

Anu Anand is a presenter for BBC World Service and hosts the first cast of Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service. As the global economy shifts, Anu kicks off each weekday morning broadcast of Marketplace with global business updates, live from London.

Anu has presented BBC global radio news programs, including The World Today (now Newsday), World Have Your Say and Newshour. In 2007, Anu moved back to India full time to report on a country emerging from decades of tightly controlled markets into the glare of global capitalism. She reported for the BBC, The Guardian and others on the extraordinary cultural and economic changes taking place in the world’s biggest – and most colorful and chaotic – democracy.

Born in Jammu, India, Anu grew up in New York and North Carolina. She left the US in 1996 bound for India and landed a job as an international TV news producer for the Associated Press. From there, she moved to London in 1999, freelancing for CNN and ITN, before moving to BBC World Service Radio, where she’s been ever since.

She recently completed a BBC World Service six-part series on the most common global cancers, travelling to Mongolia, Tanzania and Uruguay. She’s also conducted a live audience interview with Sir Ian McKellen on his artistic, political and sexual identity, as well as travelled to Burma and Nepal to report on both countries.

Anu lives in Bath, UK, with her husband and two children.

Latest Stories from Anu (30)

Scotch eyes new markets amid stiff competition

by Anu Anand Jul 5, 2019
The traditional "water of life" is facing threats from potential U.S. tariffs on top of global competition.
Glass of Scotch Whiskey orange juice alcohol cocktail with swirled orange peel and smoking cinnamon sticks. (Photo by: Natasha Breen/REDACO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

As Amazon turns 25, it keeps sights set on India

by Anu Anand Jul 4, 2019
As Amazon turns 25, a look the relationship with one of its biggest target markets: India.
Employees of Amazon India scan packages at Amazon's newly launched fulfilment center on the outskirts of Bangalore.  (Photo: MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Research shows confidence in vaccines much higher in developing countries

by Anu Anand Jun 19, 2019
"Vaccine hesitancy" is listed as one of the World Health Organization's top 10 threats to global health.
A child receives a vaccination at a hospital in China's northern Hebei province. (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Trade showdown

India hits back at U.S. over steel tariffs

by David Brancaccio and Anu Anand Jun 17, 2019
India hit the U.S. with some retaliatory tariffs of its own, a response to U.S. steel and aluminium penalties levied on many countries.
An Indian worker unpacks steel coils unloaded from an Indian Railways train at a new private freight terminal in Sachana village near Viramgam, some 50 kms from Ahmedabad on January 27, 2016.
SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images

Why women hold the key to India's prosperity

by Anu Anand May 21, 2019
India’s rapid growth has not yet encouraged more women to look for jobs. According to the World Bank, India has one of the lowest female labor participation rates in the world. Less than a third of women 15 years and…
Victoria Craig/BBC

The Indian schools where failure isn't an option

by Anu Anand May 20, 2019
Fierce competition for university spots has led to an increase in "cram schools."
Abhair (L) sits with fellow pupils at a cram school just outside Delhi.
Victoria Craig/BBC

India: where a million new jobs a month isn't enough

by Anu Anand May 13, 2019
India isn't generating enough jobs to lift living standards.
Laborers stand on the side of the road hoping to pick up work on April 9, 2019 in Bhopal, India.
Stringer/Getty Images

How to fix India's jobless growth

by Anu Anand May 13, 2019
India has one of the youngest populations in the world. But the lack of jobs for them is a huge problem.
More than half of India's population are under the age of 25.
DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images

A "new" periodic table shows Earth’s rapidly diminishing elements

by Anu Anand Jan 24, 2019
A new chart shows elements sorted by quantities left on earth rather than weight.
A "new" periodic table of elements based on how much of the element is left on Earth.
European Chemical Society

Why Japan’s leader wants to share global data

by Anu Anand Jan 23, 2019
Japan's PM says free-flowing data is key to future global economic growth.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech during the World Economic Forum annual meeting, on Jan. 23, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images