It's time to decriminalize prostitution everywhere, I argue for Playboy.com. The piece combines on-the-ground reporting from Cape Town (South Africa) and the Indian cities of Jaipur and New Delhi. It's a relic -- one of my favorites nonetheless -- from my culture reporting days. Here, I'm uploading the version accessed from Archive.org since Playboy restructured its website a couple of years ago, removing most of its old content.
Snakebite continues to be a silent public health problem across Asia and Africa. In this piece for Chemical and Engineering News, I combine on-the-ground reportage from Kochi, India, and in-depth exploration of novel antivenoms that could potentially be a "gamechanger" for many countries plagued with the disease.
Borne out of a national conference, this piece for The BMJ chronicles the birth of India's unofficial medical watchdog -- ADEH.
In this Chemistry World news feature, I report on a recent study that linked India to a major superbug's birth. The piece also provides a lot of context on India's antibiotic resistance problem.
Solutions journalism is close to my heart. In this Pacific Standard (non defunct) story, I explore India's heart disease epidemic through the lens of a low-cost intervention.
Sharon Hillier is on a mission to save women from HIV. Read her amazing story in Science Friday, an NPR entity.
I profile three innovators who are using emerging tech to fight COVID-19 for Smithsonian.
This 2019 Chemistry World piece reports a news story spanning across the US, Europe and India.
This essay for Aeon examines the role of sadness in our lives and argues why we need to let ourselves experience this emotion.
For Smithsonian.com, I report on a groundbreaking tech project that is saving snakes in India.
What's going on in our brains when we objectify women? I report on a neuroscience study that tries to answer that question. For Undark.