Author: Ashwini Anburajan

Bio: Ashwini Anburajan is Founder and CEO of a Social Data Collective, a private data marketplace that allows consumers to access, control and monetize their data. Social Data Collective allows consumers to trade data from a variety of sources for high quality products and services offered by brand partners. She was previously Director of Partner Development at Buzzfeed, and at Outcast prior to that. She has created cutting edge thought leadership and has advised some of the largest names in media on their social publishing strategy, including USA Today, New York Times, Hearst and CondeNast.


Telling Great Stories while Balancing on Media’s Cutting Edge

Posted on: 12 May 2015

From a former Fi2W journalist-turned Internet entrepreneur.

Podcast: Can Immilounge become a Facebook for Immigrants?

Posted on: 11 Sep 2012

Fi2W contributor Aswini Anburajan interviews Brian Nguah, a young entrepreneur and the founder of Immilounge, a new social network for immigrants.

Parties Ignore Asian-American Voters at their Own Peril

Posted on: 21 May 2012

A new poll suggests that Asian Americans could tilt the race in favor of either President Obama or Governor Mitt Romney.

Marco Rubio’s “Dream Act” and the GOP Vice Presidential Sweepstakes

Posted on: 11 Apr 2012

The GOP Senator is working on a version of the bill supported by Latinos and long-championed by Democrats. Could it win Rubio the nod as Mitt Romney’s running mate?

Campaigns and Voters are Wired Like Never Before – Is that Good?

Posted on: 21 Mar 2012

Any control that campaigns had over messaging is lost as we, a collective audience, “like,” upload, and review the best and the worst of politics through YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Fi2W reporter Aswini Anburajan wrote this piece for our partner, WNYC’s It’s A Free Country.

Eyes on Marco Rubio as GOP Field Pivots to Florida

Posted on: 23 Jan 2012

As eyes turn from South Carolina to Florida for the GOP primaries, one Republican Senator who isn’t even running for president is sharing the spotlight with the Republican presidential candidates.

Can Newt Gingrich Emulate George W. Bush’s Success With Latinos?

Posted on: 15 Dec 2011

Former House Speaker Next Gingrich is “softer” on immigration than the others vying for the GOP Presidential nomination, but that may not be enough to win Latino votes.

Lift of U.S.-Mexico Trucking Ban Divides GOP

Posted on: 03 Nov 2011

President Barack Obama just lifted the 17-year-old ban on Mexican commercial trucks entering the U.S. under a NAFTA agreement. Republican presidential candidates have been unusually quiet on this action–why?

Podcast: Yoni Ki Baat – The South Asian ‘Vagina Monologues’

Posted on: 14 Oct 2011

In this Fi2W podcast, reporter Aswini Anburajan interviews Vandana Makker, one of the founders of the performance series Yoni Ki Baat on the importance of exploring women’s sexuality through a cultural and immigrant lens.

Podcast: Indian Americans Take to the Streets to Protest Corruption in India

Posted on: 05 Oct 2011

FI2W reporter Aswini Anburajan hosts a conversation about the India Against Corruption movement with journalist S. Mitra Kalita and Atul Kumar, who helped organize the first New York protest in support of the anti-corruption movement.