An American writer and journalist of Indian origin. His famous, autobiographic book Maximum City was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2005. He published, among others, in The New York Times, National Geographic, Time, and Condé Nast Traveler. He is currently working on a story about the current lives of immigrants in New York. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. On Sunday, 27th October, he took part in a discussion entitled: Mumbai.