Hello! I’m a freelance reporter, oral historian and photographer based in Washington, D.C. Many of my articles have been published in The Washington Post, India Abroad and UrbanTurf. I also have started writing personal essays, and was lucky to publish one in The New York Times.

My book, a chronicle of 70 years of development and gentrification in D.C., told through oral history, will be published by Arcadia Publishing and The History Press in late 2021.

Until 2013, my name was Shilpi Paul. That person wrote for The Indian American magazine, News-India Times, and The Internationalist magazine throughout the 2000s.