Ismat is a journalist living in New York City, where she writes about money for, um, Money magazine and all things South Asian for . When she scrapes a few moments of free time together, she’s either watching Detroit Pistons basketball, quoting Arrested Development or writing on her weblog.

Ismat loves Thai food, though she believes sadly that’s the one cuisine New York sorely lacks. Want to change her mind about that? Send her an email at ismat @

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