I've been a beat science and technology correspondent, a book critic, a media blogger and a business writer. Here's where I link selected journalism. For my work as a memoirist and fiction writer, go here.
Science, Technology, Business and Globalization Features
- Life in the Margins: Asian-American Workers Experience the H1-B Visa. Smithsonian.com.
- India's Attempt to Ignite a Startup Boom. Fortune.com
- How can India produce more talent like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella? Nikkei Asian Review.
- How technology is transforming the Indian educational system. Guardian.com.
- Remembering Mr. Wizard: TV's First Science Guy. Smithsonian.com.
- How a Gene Sequencer Saved Chocolate. Smithsonian.com.
- The BRICs – or at the idea of the BRICs – may be losing favor among some investors, as recent data suggest slowing growth rates may be the new normal. Fortune.com.
- A Bangalore-based doctor has a scheme to make India the first country to “dissociate health care from affluence.” So why aren’t Indian hospitals buying in? Hindustan Times.
- Poor government policy could cause a dairy shortage in Delhi. Hindustan Times.
- Five million poor Indians work in the unauthorized garbage processing industry. Customs officers fail to spot dangerous waste when it arrives at ports. Hindustan Times.
Exclusive Spot News (Science and Technology)
- A new report says Indian scientists are the most fraudulent in the world. Hindustan Times.
- Five Indian firms are under investigation by the United Nations for possible irregularities in carbon credit trading. Hindustan Times.
- Indian regulators to adopt a regulation that all new nuclear power plans built in the country must be able to withstand a terrorist attack. Hindustan Times.
- Indian scientists unravel the deadly TB bacterium. Hindustan Times.
- Scientific funding should be free from bureaucratic hassle. Hindustan Times.
- Indian cities to get radiation sensors after deadly leak. Hindustan Times.
- Prominent Indian-American scientist says he was penalized by officials for blowing the whistle on Indian government inefficiency. Hindustan Times.
- Regulatory board to oversee new nanotechnology products. Hindustan Times.
Travel, Arts, Reviews
- At the Smithsonian's first Asian-American lit fest, more than 80 writers gather for falooda, politics and poetry. Smithsonian.com
- Art made from unconventional materials offers conservators a unique challenge. Smithsonian.com
- There’s no place like India’s Jaisalmer Fort. Unfortunately, climate change and catastrophe are eroding its foundations. Smithsonian Magazine.
- Every year millions of pilgrims come to Varanasi, considered to be India’s best city to die in. Smithsonian.com
- A long-ago volcanic explosion could help scientists unravel the future of climate change. Hindustan Times.
- For the past several months, a breed of venomous lionfish has invaded most of the Atlantic Ocean. Fishermen, activists and cooks fight back. Smithsonian.com.
- The road well-traveled. Adam Prince’s short story collection The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men. In Shenandoah.
- Love, sex and magical realism. Hector Abad’s Recipes for Sad Women is sweet, sad and satisfying. Bookslut.