Charukesi Ramadurai is a freelance writer and journalist from India with bylines in The New York Times, Time, Forbes, The Economist, The Christian Science Monitor, Conde Nast Traveller, The National, BBC, Elle, Open, Mint, Asian Wall Street Journal and South China Morning Post, among others. She is a regular blogger for the New York Times and a columnist for the South China Morning Post and First Post. Charukesi writes on travel, food, books, arts and culture, gender issues and the joys of social media and networking. In her spare time, she writes blog posts, to-do lists and facebook updates. She has a University rank in her basic degree in Economics and postgraduate degrees from MICA (Marketing Communications) and the LSE (Social Research and Social Psychology). However, she has not let any of this interfere with her education. Mark Twain would approve.