Her work also investigates human resiliency after trauma, an interest that developed from her coverage of conflict zones and natural disasters. She covered the Iraq War and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, for which she won several national awards. She is author of the e-book, Chaplain Turner’s War (Agate Publishing), which grew from her series of stories on an Army chaplain serving in Iraq. When she’s not committing journalism, Basu loves to get on an airplane to see more of the world. She enjoys lazy Sunday mornings, eating biryani and spending time in her native Kolkata. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram as MbasuCNN.