Media and Appearances


Nithin is available for interviews and speaking engagements on topics ranging from Southeast Asian environment and politics to travel and globalization. See below for where Nithin has spoken or been quoted previously.

Spicy Quest featured in Simmer Podcast

Feb 2017: Interview with Allison Howe, founder of Simmer Podcast, on my Spicy Quest project, to explore the story of how chilli peppers spread around the world.

Featured speaker at Japan for Sustainability Seminar

Jan 2017. Gave a talk for Japan for Sustainability in Tokyo, Japan, on the trade and cultural connections between Japan and Southeast Asia, and what Japan and Japanese consumers can do to help prevent deforestation there.

Quoted in The News Lens (Taiwan)

June 2016. Interviewed for FEATURE: Clock Ticks as Indonesian Execution Spree Looms
“I don’t think the current administration cares that much what the international perception of their policies are,” says Coca… “I think [international lobbying] had a reverse impact, domestically at least.”

Amid criticism, “especially from Australia,” Indonesians “became more nationalistic and more pro-death penalty than they would have had there been no international outcry.”

Traveling Softly and Quietly Media Tour

2014. Media tour for promotion of my first book, Traveling Softly and Quietly.

June 2014 – San Francisco, CA (with Shut up & Write Bay Area)
July 2014 – Singapore #1 (with Singapore Writers Group)
July 2014 – Singapore #2 (with Singapore Authors)
July 2014 – Bangkok #1 (with Couchsurfing)
July 2014 – Bangkok #2 (with Bangkok Writers Club)
July 2014 – Penang Malaysia (with First Penguin Community Cafe)
August 2014 – Jakarta, Indonesia (with Couchsurfing)
Sept 2014 – Tokyo, Japan (at Pink Cow)
Oct 2014 – Chengdu, China (at The Bookworm Bookstore)
Nov 2014 – Jakarta, Indonesia #2 (with Jakarta Writers Club)

Upcoming Talks and Appearances

Japan Reporting Trip

Kansai – Apr 13-18
Tokyo – Apr 25 – May 5th.


Election reporting May 20-25.

Hong Kong

For AAJA N3 Media Conference – May 24-28.


Reporting Trip – April 12-May 5th.


Election Reporting. May 20-25

Hong Kong

N3Con – May 25-30.

Nithin is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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Understand the most important region of the world. A regular roundup of the news, memes, trends, and people changing Asia, but not getting enough attention in the English-language world.

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