I am an award-winning journalist living in New York City, where I cover technology, consumer advocacy and ways people can be smarter about their dough for Time Inc.’s Money magazine. Writing about complex subjects in an engaging way is my specialty: I know how to tell stories with numbers and data, but I thrive on making them come alive with real people.
I have reported on everything from how to wrangle superb customer service in any situation to choosing the best bank, from the man who runs Pakistan’s economy to the best places for bridal shopping in Mumbai, Delhi and Lahore. My work has appeared in Money, Fortune, CNNMoney.com, MarketWatch.com, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Detroit Free Press, Forbes.com and Michigan Alumnus magazine, among others. In 2012 I was part of a team that won a SABEW Best in Business Award for Money’s series on “End of Life,” and in 2011 I worked on a “Protecting Your Parents” series that was awarded a Gerald Loeb Award.
A graduate of the University of Michigan and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, I am also the founder and editor of Nirali, an online magazine for the South Asian diaspora. In addition to business, I swoon over the religion, politics, South Asia, technology and media beats.