Journalist. Content Creator. Editor.

India-based. Former agency copywriter and digital media strategist. Bylines in BBC Culture, Explore Parts Unknown, The Globe and Mail, HuffPost, The Independent, South China Morning Post, The Sydney Morning Herald and more.






Whether you’re looking for a content strategist or someone to report on the day in the life of a Mumbai dabbawala, I am always open to discussing future collaborations and opportunities with publications, companies, and brands.

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Essays and Commentary

How India’s ancient myths are being rewritten,” BBC Culture, September 2019

Bollywood Noir,CrimeReads, July 2019

India’s women must hold politicians to their promises in this election – their power at the ballot box is rising,” South China Morning Post, May 2019

Why Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘watchman’ campaign could easily slip into vigilantism,” South China Morning Post, March 2019

Western education has a lot to answer for when it comes to the Christchurch attack,” The Independent, March 2019

By fighting for access to India’s Sabarimala temple, Hindu women are proving that religion and equality go hand in hand,The Independent, January 2019

The False Advertisement of Love,” ILY Mag, December 2018

How I learned about my Indian culture through YouTube videos,”The Daily Dot, December 2018

India’s Me Too Moment Could Change the Film Industry Forever,” HuffPost, November 2018

I was the ‘psycho ex,’ here’s what I learned,mybody+soul, November 2018

It's taken a year, but thanks to the bravery of a handful of women India has finally moved into the MeToo era,” The Independent, November 2018

An Open Letter to White Travel Writers,” Curiosity Magazine, November 2018

I Was Alone, Depressed, and Spending All My Money on Delivery Pizza. Then I Learned to Cook.Bon Appétit, October 2018

The Hidden Costs of Germophobia,” The Billfold, October 2018

I Felt Pressure to Change My ‘Unpronounceable’ Name. Here’s Why I Didn’t,Bustle, August 2018

What I Learnt From Dating a Polyamorous Guy,Whimn, June 2018 (republished on and New York Post)


How Not to Respond When a Friend Comes Out with Their PTSD,”, June 2018

"An Open Letter To Hiring Managers,", March 2018

Short Fiction

"Sugar City," Semper Floreat, October 2017 (shortlisted for the Queensland Young Writers Award)

"Brain Glue," Roar Reading Series, October 2017 (micro-fiction)

"Small," Terribly Tiny Tales, March 2018 (micro-fiction)

On Writing

Limiting My Screen Time Increased My Productivity As a Writer,Nicole Dieker dot com, May 2019

When it’s OK to write ‘hack’,The Writer, April 2019

"Everything You Need To Know To Have a Successful DIY Writer's Retreat," Authors Publish, December 2017



The World’s Best Dive Sites,” Far and Wide, September 2019

Where James Bond Was Born,“ National Geographic Traveller India, August 2019

Gully Culture,” Stranger’s Guide, July 2019

Howling for Rishikesh,Stranger’s Guide, May 2019

Forget Instagram. I’m sending postcards (with a twist),” The Globe and Mail, May 2019

Welcome to Haveli Dharampura, a rare oasis amid the chaos of Old Delhi,” South China Morning Post, May 2019

Mumbai Calling,Prestige Singapore, April 2019

Brisbane: A Love Story,Jetstar, March 2019

All That Glitters,Stranger’s Guide, March 2019

Asia’s Most Spectacular, Luxurious Train Journeys,” Far and Wide, February 2019

Chikmagalur: Coffee Country and Beyond,Open Skies, January 2019

Exploring Kohima, the Capital of Nagaland,Inside Himalayas, December 2018

How Mumbai’s Dabbawalas Deliver 200,000 Homemade Meals a Day,” Atlas Obscura, December 2018

The Indian Kebab Fit for Royalty,” Curiosity Magazine, October 2018

"Learning Grace in Defeat, With Mahjong and Beer," Roads and Kingdoms, April 2018

"You Can't Come to Bhutan and Not Try the Peach Wine, Apparently,Roads and Kingdoms, March 2018 (republished on Explore Parts Unknown, June 2018)

Places to Visit in Finland on a 7 Day Itinerary,” Overseas Attractions, April 2014

"Have you seen the cow bras?" Helsinki Times, September 2013 


I am a journalist, content writer, and editor based in Mumbai, India.

I write about travel, culture, social justice, and my experience of being raised as a third-culture kid. My essays and journalism have appeared in Bon Appétit, CNN's Parts Unknown, HuffPost, The Independent, South China Morning Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, and many more.

Prior to freelancing full-time, I trained as a copywriter at R K SWAMY BBDO, a renowned Indian agency, and a part of the global BBDO network. While there, I worked on a few big-name brands, including Pampers and Isuzu Motors India.

As an editor, I have edited academic papers, doctoral theses, and book-length fiction and memoir manuscripts. Having lived and worked in both Canada and Australia, I'm comfortable working with American English, as well as British and Commonwealth English.

I am always open to discussing future collaborations and opportunities with publications, companies, and brands – get in touch with me here.

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