Kanika Punwani

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Location icon United States

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.


Sector Reports

India Now Business and Economy (An India Brand Equity Foundation publication)
Carpeting the Way to Success

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.

India Now Business and Economy (An India Brand Equity Foundation publication)
Andhra Pradesh's Blue Revolution

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.


JetWings International
Old Spice (Off the Beaten Path: Dubai)

Dubai may bring to mind the Burj Khalifa. shopping festivals and malls, but there's more to this city than meets the eye.

JetWings International
All in the 'hood (Boston)

A look at some of Boston's numerous neighbourhoods offers a glimpse into the many faces of this city.

JetWings Domestic
Turning the Tide

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

Insignia - The UTV World Movies Magazine
Dirty Dancing (Movie Review—Waltz With Bashir) / Prisoner of War (Director Profile—Ari Folman)

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

Imperia—HDFC Bank's Luxury/Lifestyle Magazine
At Your Service

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.

JetWings Domestic (Design Issue)
For Your Viewing Pleasure

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.

Imperia—HDFC Bank's Luxury/Lifestyle Magazine
Luxe Living—Tee Time

A look at the rise in popularity of golf in India and what attracts people to the sport.

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