Saveur: Silver Lining

I hit the streets near Hyderabad’s Charminar to talk to the artisans responsible for chandni ka warq, a silver foil that’s rapidly disappearing from Hyderabad’s cuisine, for Saveur magazine.

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Society of American Travel Writers Gold Award 2017

I'm excited to report that my Saveur story, "Eating Bunny Chow in Durban," received another award — this time the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers Foundation Lowell Thomas Award, Gold in the category of Culinary-Related Travel. "Apartheid’s zest to limit...

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South Asian Journalists Association Awards 2017

I was thrilled to learn that one of my favorite stories I wrote last year, "Eating Bunny Chow in Durban" for Saveur, won in the category of Outstanding Arts and Culture Reporting in the 2017 South Asian Journalists Association Awards this past weekend. SAJA is one of...

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Saveur: Eating Bunny Chow in Durban

Saveur is one of my favorite magazines out there — they do such a great job of covering food and travel in a literary way — and I wrote this feature on Durban’s Indian food for its Origins issue, on stands now. It won awards from the Society of American Travel Writers as well as the South Asian Journalists’ Association.

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Saveur: Acquired Taste

The Indian city of Hyderabad, where my family hails from, is famous for its biryani — a dish I’ve struggled to love over the years. I went back to my grandmother’s kitchen to learn how to make it Saveur’s beautiful special issue dedicated to India.

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