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Anu Anand Hall is a reporter based in New Delhi, India. She was born in Kashmir, but grew up in a motel in Tennessee. Her career in journalism started at United Press International in Delhi, where she earned one rupee per word. She broke both American and Indian taboos when she married an Englishman, who arrived at their wedding on an elephant.

After discovering (to her delight and dismay) that the British do not speak American English, Anu joined the BBC World Service, hoping to polish up her language skills. She particularly enjoyed having her pronunciation of words such as 'aluminum', 'laboratory' and 'tomato' corrected by her British colleagues. She's now escaped back to India with her husband, Tarquin Hall, who apart from needing a tan, is the successful author of the Vish Puri mysteries; and her toddler son, Maurya, for whom she has already arranged a marriage.

When not blogging, reporting, travelling or mommy-ing, Anu escapes to Kashmir - where she was born; and America - where she grew up, as often as possible.

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