Hi and welcome to my website!
Based in Madurai, South India, I'm a freelance journalist with twenty years of reporting experience. My articles delve into a wide range of issues, exploring science, environmental policy, health, human rights and culture.
My work has taken me on many an incredible journey through wild desolate caves that Jain monks once made their homes in, to ancient excavation sites in the heart of rural India and to the blinding heat of salt mines that are on the throes of climate change.
I have been published in The New York Times, NPR, The Guardian, British Medical Journal, HAKAI magazine, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, South China Morning Post, Atlas Obscura, National Geographic Traveller, Reader’s Digest, BBC.com, The Diplomat (Australia), Morning Calm (South Korea), Christian Science Monitor and many others.
For over four years, I wrote a column on health and well-being for one of India's national newspapers, The Hindu. In the course of my career, I've also written for the features pages of various national dailies including The New Indian Express, Times of India and the Hindustan Times. You can read my articles on health and parenting on the TheSwaddle.com.
I believe in the power of bitter coffee and bright sunshine. And for me, the most gripping stories are always the ones that are true to life.
Thank you for reading!