Welcome! Charukesi Ramadurai is a freelance journalist and author from India, whose byline has appeared in The New York Times, South China Morning Post, The Guardian, The Economist (blogs), City Lab, Roads & Kingdoms, Atlas Obscura, The National, NPR (The Salt) Silverkris (Singapore Airlines), Independent, The Wall Street Journal (blogs), Khaleej Times, CNN Travel, and BBC Travel, among others.
She also writes regularly for several Indian publications like Mint, Outlook Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller, National Geographic Traveller, Economic Times, Forbes, New Indian Express, Deccan Herald, Business Line, The Hindu and Jet Wings.
She has been a blogger for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and is a columnist for the South China Morning Post. In 2015, she was invited to speak at a TedX event in Bengaluru, where she shared her own travel experiences and spoke about fulfilling one’s travel dreams. She has served on the jury of the prestigious Outlook Traveller Boutique Hotel Awards for two consecutive years, since its inception in 2016.
Her recent book, Everything you wanted to know about freelance journalism (but didn’t know whom to ask), has been called “a bible for freelance writers everywhere” by a popular reviewer.
Charukesi writes on travel, food, books, arts and culture, gender and development issues and the joys of social media and networking. In her spare time, she writes blog posts, to-do lists and facebook updates.
However, she has not let any of this interfere with her education. Mark Twain would approve.