Author. Writer. Producer
I’m a multiple Emmy-winning writer and producer who has written for ESPN.com, NFL.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Orlando Sentinel, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Slam Magazine, and The Washington Post, including my viral essay on growing up as the son of the real Apu.
My middle-grade contemporary basketball trilogy THE HOOP CON (Play the Game #1) (Scholastic Press) is out October 17, 2023.
I'm repped by Jas Perry at KT Literary.
To many Indian Americans, Apu is offensive. To me, he’s my dad. This essay is based on my viral Twitter thread.
ESPN.COM - MY ADDICTION TO THE "MONSTER"
In an essay ESPN.com’s Page 2, I provide a chuckle or two as I weigh the magnetic appeal of the century-old set vs. the reality of financial limits and a skeptical wife.
ESPN.COM - KEEPERS OF THE HIVE
Indian kids dominate the National Spelling Bee. I find out why they are the New England Patriots of the competition.
ESPN.COM - WICKET WEDDING
An award-winning ESPN.com cover story I wrote about my journey to India for my wedding, where I fall in love - with a new sport, cricket.
NFL.COM - ORAL HISTORY OF VARSITY BLUES
Wrote and produced "Varsity Blues Oral History," a long-form feature where I interviewed the film's cast, crew, and creators about how it all happened.
SATI SHAVES HER HEAD
Wrote and produced "Sati Shaves Her Head" a film starring Hannah Simone (New Girl) and Sonal Shah (Scrubs). Indieflix said it's "funny, raunchy, and delivers satisfying payback."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENT
My debut trilogy "Play the Game," is announced in Publishers Weekly.
DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD - HARVARDWOOD UNVEILS 2021 WRITERS COMPETITION
Harvardwood today announced the winners of its Writers Competition winners and Most Staffable TV List, including my pilot “GAS N’ SHOP” written with Rupak Ginn.
FITZ TALES: BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR
I appeared as a contributor on the Fitz Tales podcast to discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" and my film "Sati Shaves Her Head."
KT LITERARY - AGENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Proud to announce I've signed with the awesome Jas Perry at KT Literary.
PLAY THE GAME FEATURED IN PW
I was interviewed by Publishers Weekly about the impact of author Tanuja Desai Hidier and her classic YA novel "Born Confused" and talked about my own upcoming Scholastic trilogy.