Tanya Basu

Tanya Basu

Tanya Basu, a former editorial fellow with The Atlantic, is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn who writes about how we interact with each other.

​​​​​​​Why Some People Find Crowded Cities Relaxing—And Others Don't

Not everyone is invigorated by fleeing bustling sidewalks.

Cyclists vs. Runners: A Path to Peace

Rules for sharing space in the park.

A Rider’s Guide to 5 Awkward Subway Encounters

How to ignore your fellow commuters without being a jerk.

Behind 'the Disappeared' of Chicago's Homan Square

A criminologist dissects the so-called black site, where military interrogation techniques are allegedly substituted for questioning.

To Kiss or Not to Kiss in Indian Cities

Why young people are taking to the streets just to smooch in public.