Published Work

Scenes from Heritage and Travel articles published in India Currents

India Currents articles:

2021:

  • Zoonotic Infectious Diseases: Local Origins, Global Consequences (Online July 23, 2021)
  • A Microbe Connection (Part 2). Disease, Health, and Ayurveda. (Online June 28, 2021)
  • A Microbe Connection (Part 1). The Bad, The Good, and The Necessary. Health article discussing the human microbiome in 2 parts (Online May 25, 2021)
  • Two Fallouts of Working Behind a Screen. Health article related to eye-care, screen-time and moderation (Online April 27, 2021)
  • Madhumeha: Ancient Origins, Recent Epidemic. Health article about diabetes in Southeast Asian communities (Online April 5, 2021)
  • Eat Yourself to Health. Health article about beneficial spices (Online Feb 22, 2021)
  • Cycles of Renewal and Destruction. Opinion article related to renewal and change in the new decade (Online Jan 25, 2021)

2019:

  • Healthy Mind, Healthy Body. Health article discussing the stigma related to mental health issues (Online July 11, 2019)
  • Of Caves, Art and Piety. Heritage/Culture article showcasing the Buddhist cave temples in India- A legacy of petrified time (Online June 11, 2019)
  • Make Life an Option. Health article related to bone marrow donation (Online May 21, 2019)
  • Girivalam: Experience at Tiruvannamalai. Travel (Reprinted Online Jan 2, 2019)

2018:

  • Rishikesh- A Rarefied and Universal Appeal. Travel (Online July 10, 2018)
  • Intrigues in a Waning Travancore. Book Review of ‘The Ivory Throne in India’ (Online Mar 26, 2018)

2017:

  • Girivalam: Experience at Tiruvannamalai. Travel (Online October 2017; reprinted Jan 2, 2019)

Non-fiction and Fiction:

LIFE CYCLES (Short story; non-fiction) in an Anthology published by the Authentic Voices Program. Publisher: The Nasiona (2021)

CREATIVE JUSTIFICATIONS (Fiction; complete and ready for the eyes of a publisher)

Synopsis: An ambitious scientist who believes he has a game changing cancer treatment. A pre-teen with cancer, who may not live to see her teenage years. And their respective families, who believe they are justified in looking out for their interests. As events unfold in contemporary New Jersey and Maryland, the novel offers a glimpse into the mechanics of the discovery of new therapeutics, and the underlying human element which is the final arbiter of success and failure.

SHADES OF FREEDOM (Fiction; in progress)

A young man understands the realities of insidious conflict during the end of British colonial power in this novel set in South India in the 1940s.