Laaleen Sukhera is a writer and communications consultant. She curated and edited Bloomsbury’s bestselling Austenistan. She was HELLO! India’s first Pakistan correspondent, Libas International’s last associate editor, and her television production has taken her from Wall Street to Brontë Country to Mall Road. Laaleen graduated with BA and MSc degrees from Clark University and creates content for corporations, academia, and development. She’s appeared as guest speaker at the Galle Literary Festival and the Sharjah International Book Fair, and has been interviewed by the BBC, British Council Arts, The Economist, Harper’s Bazaar, NPR, Sky Arts, and Vanity Fair Italia; more at

Our Gal at Galle

Literary musings in lush surroundings: Presenting the bestselling “Austenistan” at the Galle Literary Festival. Steeped in Dutch colonial heritage mingled with tropical beauty and lovely Lankan hospitality, idyllic Galle is

Getting Cosy at Cannoli

Entering the premises, one’s gaze is directed towards a welcoming counter filled with delicacies such as quiche, tarts and macaroons labeled with quaint placards amid the enticing aroma of freshly