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A Good Story, If I Can Remember It,” Lapham’s Quarterly, August 16, 2016

Paperback Writer,” The Guardian, June 15, 2016

Wine Dark Sea,” The Virginia Quarterly Review, April 18, 2016

Risker, Risk,” The Caribbean Review of Books, July 2015

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India’s Missing Women,” The Nation, July 7-14, 2014

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Coolie Women Are in Demand Here,” The Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring 2011

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Marrying into the Melting Pot,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 31, 2006

India Holds to its Self-Reliance,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 16, 2005

Tangled Roots: An American in India,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 1, 2004

Miami: America’s Edge,” Outlook Traveler, July 2003

Looking for America and Finding a Void,” The Austin American-Statesman, Sept. 25, 2001