Crafting articles that start conversations
Tania Ahsan is a journalist, author, aesthete and bon vivant. Having edited consumer, B2B, customer and online titles for large corporations, including Time Inc and Thomson Reuters, Tania now concentrates on writing about culture, arts, society, food & drink, travel, business, and complementary health for UK national newspapers, including The Guardian and Metro, and magazines, including Psychologies, Dance Today, Natural Health and Family History Monthly. Her online platforms include MSN Travel UK, Simonseeks, Guardian, and Leila Johnston’s online PDF magazine, All The Rage.
Tania is a stress management expert, having written on the subject for more than a decade, and has run workshops on stress management for companies and individuals since 2004. She is author of The Brilliant Book of Calm (Infinite Ideas, 2008).
Previous TV and radio
Tania is available for freelance writing commissions, editorial consultation work, and TV and radio appearances. Past TV appearances have included being a ‘What The Papers Say’ commentator for Melinda Messenger’s chat show Loose Lips and defending the great British curry against fish n’ chips on ITV’s This Morning show. Tania’s radio work has included a debate with Dr Susan Blackmore, for BBC regional radio, defending the spiritual validity of Near Death Experiences. Her current areas of specialism for the purposes of TV and radio appearances are relationships, dating, going tech-free, and stress management.
A selection of portfolio links:
- Disappearing Eid dishes: a feature on Muslim Eid dishes for The Guardian’s ‘Word of Mouth’ food blog.
- Four Lions film commentary: an article for The Guardian’s ‘Comment is Free’ religion blog.
- 12 arty architectural wonders: a gallery piece on amazing buildings around the world that house art for MSN Travel UK.
- A fashionable frontier town: a travel article on Lahore for Metro print and digital editions.
- Apology for the woman writing: book review of Jenny Diski’s novel for Metro.
- The rush of love: a relationships article on love and danger for Metro.
- Don’t call me babe: a work and careers piece on terms of endearment used in the office, for The Guardian’s print edition.
Please address all requests for cuttings and media appearances or miscellaneous enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org