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Portfolio

A complete archive of my work spanning nearly two decades

Awards

  • Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, 2021: Honorable mention for the Grand Award, Travel Journalist of the Year
  • South Asian Journalists Association, 2021: Outstanding Arts and Culture Reporting for “Zanzibar in the Rain,” New York Times
  • Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, 2020: Bronze in Short Work on Travel for “Raise the Roof,” Condé Nast Traveler
  • South Asian Journalists Association, 2019: Outstanding Arts and Culture Reporting for “Force of Nature,” Surface Magazine
  • Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, 2018: Gold in US/Canada Travel for “A Muslim American’s Homecoming: Cowboys, Country Music, Chapatis,” New York Times
  • Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, 2018: Bronze in Service-Oriented Consumer Work for “My Town,” Virtuoso Life
  • Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, 2017: Gold in Culinary-Related Travel for “Eating Bunny Chow in Durban,” Saveur
  • South Asian Journalists Association, 2017: Outstanding Arts and Culture Reporting for “Eating Bunny Chow in Durban,” Saveur
  • Society of American Travel Writers 2016 Lowell Thomas Awards: Gold in Foreign Travel for 7 Days, 1500 Miles in Namibia, New York Times
  • North American Travel Journalists Association 2016 Awards: Silver in both Destination Travel and Adventure Travel for 7 Days, 1500 Miles in Namibia, New York Times
  • Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, 2015: Gold in Personal Comment for “Once a Land of Princes and Palaces,” New York Times
  • Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing, 2013: Silver in Most Unforgettable Character for “Spitting Distance in Jodhpur,” Wall Street Journal

Books

Speaking engagements

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New York Times

Condé Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveller Middle East

Travel + Leisure

Vogue

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