Indira LakshmananIndira Lakshmanan is a senior political reporter for Bloomberg News, writing news features on the presidential race. Previously, she was a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe on three continents over 12 years. She chronicled life in Chinese villages and cities after the death of Deng Xiaoping; tracked high-seas pirates in the Philippines; went into mines with Bolivian child laborers; met drug growers in Colombian jungles; hiked for days to profile Maoist rebels in Nepal and the last known shamans in southwest China; and covered war and peace in Afghanistan, Bosnia, East Timor, and Kashmir. She was a 2004 Nieman Fellow.