I am a creative writer with almost ten years of editorial experience and two years of faculty experience at the university level. A global citizen and avid traveller, I have worked with companies and publications across the US and India. My skills include editing across various disciplines; writing for the business, lifestyle, luxury, popular culture, and travel sectors; line- and copyediting; and teaching collegiate-level English composition and rhetoric. Below is a small sample of my published writing. Please feel free to contact me for a more comprehensive portfolio or to view samples of published articles I've worked on as an editor.
The largest exporter of carpets in the world, India is well on its way to increasing its share of this market over the next few years. Government measures have helped pave the way for the country to maintain its competitive advantage.
As of 2018, marine product's were India's largest export in value terms. This article traces the growth of marine exports from the Indian southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh.
Dubai may bring to mind the Burj Khalifa. shopping festivals and malls, but there's more to this city than meets the eye.
A look at some of Boston's numerous neighbourhoods offers a glimpse into the many faces of this city.
Sea odysseys have long been associated with treasure islands, uncharted territories and some memorable maritime disasters. A look back at some epic--and some not so well-known--voyages in history.
Reviews—Movies, Books, Media
Kanika Punwani discusses how Steig Larsson's trilogy kept her from sleeping and the moral dilemma's of Stefan Ruzowitzky's The Counterfeiters.
The Queen rises above the average docu-drama to tell the moving story of a private monarch who failed to understand a very public grief, writes Kanika Punwani.
Kanika Punwani expounds on why Amores Perros and certain kinds of men just don’t do it for her.
Kanika Punwani discovers that movie reality minus the gloss can get too authentic for comfort.
Kanika Punwani speculates on how a small film from Japan caused an Oscar upset.
A pack of rabid dogs rushes forth, their mouths frothy with saliva. A dead horse stares vacantly ahead, its face swarming with flies. Buckets of blood nonchalantly thrown out of a van splash red on an otherwise muted palette. A stubbled soldier floats in a placid ocean, his face illuminated by flares that burst through the night sky. A man spins in an insane waltz amidst enemy fire. His partner? A trusted machine gun. Kanika Punwani writes on her psychedelic waltz with Bashir.
Lifestyle, Luxury & Culture
A three part feature on in-between meals (Oct 2012-Dec 2012)
For those who enjoy the good life but don’t have the time to handle the logistics of luxury, help is just a phone call away in the form of the many concierge services popping up across the country.
Body art, graffiti, architecture and more; here's a rundown on coffee table books that focus on the graphic and visual languages of art and design.
A look at the rise in popularity of golf in India and what attracts people to the sport.
The story of how an Oxford-educated History major finally found his way to monkhood.