THIS IS COLONY
Research. Brand Storytelling. Writing.
COLONY is a New Delhi based agency that insists on research-based storytelling and anthropologically informed writing.
I work with a team of talented anthropology students to conduct ethnography. Once the research is in, the story begins.
I write for popular sites and magazines. I write for academic journals. I also write and edit reports for international organizations. Some links to recent work are below.
PHD THESIS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
University of California Los Angeles
FASHION AND DESIGN WRITING
I love writing anthropologically informed pieces for fashion and design journals.
Disegno Magazine: A Critique of Marie Kondo
OCD REPORT WRITING AND EDITING
My clients include The World Bank, ILO, and the ORF.
FOOD & TRAVEL
I have reviewed tons of restaurants in the city. I am dead honest, even after four martinis.
I've eaten my way through Delhi
I am editing a compilation about clothing in India. I've never had more fun. There are over 20 talents who have contributed to the project. It needs a title. Badly.
September 2014 - June 2016
Sometimes, I have the fabulous job of reviewing wonderful hotels around the world for The World Boutique Hotel Awards.
Life in a Portuguese Castle
Beauty in a Time of Recession for Harpers Bazaar, June /July 2020
We The Queens for Vittles, March 2021
Decolonizing Fashion Vocabulary for Dismantle, March 2021
And I just did an interview for The Swaddle, where I talked at length about inequality in the 'sustainable' fashion industry.