Karan is an Indian American music journalist based in Los Angeles. His interests include (but aren't limited to) hip-hop, punk, rhythm & blues, rock and traditional world music. After working in the publishing industry as a copy editor for nearly three years, he decided to switch professions and become a writer. He has a bachelor's degree in English from UC Santa Cruz and a master's degree in Specialized Journalism from the University of Southern California. Karan's aim as a writer is to explore the forces that energize creativity. He's always felt a natural pull toward the arts and entertainment space, and his stories seek to magnify the facets of its adjoining cultures.