Sharmistha is a writer and editor from India and currently based in Austin, Texas. She is usually always on the move, travelling from one region to the other, searching for the next story to write. However, this pandemic has seen her park herself in Central Austin, exploring the city with a mask on her face and a sanitiser in her backpack.
Previously, she headed the Outlook Traveller website and was also the Deputy Editor of the magazine, India's leading travel website and magazine. She has also covered sports in India for close to a decade, focussing on tennis, badminton and long-format feature writing for the country's leading national English language newspapers in New Delhi and Calcutta.