i’m a writer with experience in reporting, critical analysis and the essay form.

my work can be found online and in the pages of the new york times, the new yorker, the believer magazine, the rumpus, the village voice (rip), and vulture. I’m also a regular digital contributor for the culture page at the atlantic.

i live in brooklyn. i can be reached at mallika.padma.rao@gmail.com.

below, a pic of me looking my best!