I’ve written about travel & culture for various publications. My greatest hits below.
The Men Who Measured The Earth’s Curves – How the world’s highest peak was named after a man who had never seen it – and how a mass mail marketer unearthed its story. For Mint Lounge(WSJ India)
Decoding The Dutch – An intrepid historian dedicates his life to unearthing the real New Amsterdam, one historic translation at a time. For Narrative.ly
Boy From The Bronx – Equal parts walking-encyclopedia and old-time jokester, historian Lloyd Ultan is on a mission to change your perceptions of his beloved borough. For Narrative.ly
Where Speed Is Not Of The Essence – On slow travel across India’s longest remaining metre gauge route. For Mint Lounge(WSJ India)
The Greatest Show? – The existential tightrope that the circus in India is walking. For Forbes Life India.
Track Two To The Olympics – Former Olympian PT Usha opens an athletics school to offer an alternative to the dysfunctional training of the official system, and finds hurdles that she never anticipated. Open Magazine.
In A Nowhere Land, A Metropolis Is Born – A walk through present day sites of 17th century New York. For Mint Lounge(WSJ India).
Into A Tennis Time Machine – Revisiting the Forest Hills Tennis club, decades after its heyday. Queens Courier.
More of my writing at BywayStar.com