Mamta Patel Nagaraja, Ph.D. World Affairs WriterMamta Patel Nagaraja holds a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University in biomedical engineering.
Originally from Texas, Mamta dreamed of the moon and the stars as a young girl. Now, she works for the US's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and freelances in writing and photography in Washington, D.C.
Mamta enjoys writing on a gamut of topics from world affairs and social issues to food and family. Mamta recently spoke at the India Institute of Technology at Mumbai and visited an orphanage in Cambodia.
Together with her husband and his parents, Mamta co-founded a trust fund for the Shasthri School For Deaf & Dumb Children of Bangalore, India.
She is an avid runner and founded a marathon fundraising program called Team Asha Atlanta, with funds providing education across underserved regions of India.
Visit her at www.simplicitybymamta.com, from which you can follow her blog called Beyond the Curls.
|Airport Do's and Don'ts|
|This article contains observations I made while frequently traveling regarding social norms.|
|05:14 Sep 3, 2011 PST|
|5 More Ways to Go Green!|
|There are so many suggestions out there on going green, but here are some that are not seemingly done as regularly-YET.|
|06:35 Aug 2, 2011 PST|
|Mixing Work With 'Play' Keeps the Doctor Away|
|I recently took a trip around the world and I am writing about the shock and awe across the countries that two Americans took three months off of work.|
|08:08 Jul 31, 2011 PST|
|Summer Food and Fun|
|Article about summer and farmer's markets and family. I think one of my favorite things about being married is having someone for whom to cook (and with whom!). Someone to share in the joy of fresh squash.|
|11:06 Jul 30, 2011 PST|
|Farewell Borders Bookstores|
|It's crazy. I wasn't going to write about Borders because I thought I was the last to know and who wants to read about an old news story, right? I was alerted on Thursday night, though I refused to believe it until Friday.|
|05:12 Jul 26, 2011 PST|
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