Books. History. Food. Tea. Etc.
I worked at The Times of India in Mumbai for 15 years before moving to the US, where I am now based. I am a freelance journalist. I review books for NPR and write for several publications including the New Yorker.com, Paris Review Daily, Harper's.com, The Atlantic, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Economist.com, and The Guardian.
I guest lecture at the University of Tennessee's Journalism School and occasionally address various groups on the social and cultural history of tea, a subject I write about frequently for NPR.
A few years ago I was selected for a Gabriel Garcia Márquez Cultural Fellowship and spent two marvelous weeks in Colombia retracing the footsteps of one of my literary heroes.