Arun Kristian Das

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Editor, Ghostwriter, Videographer, Writer, Managing Editor

JOURNALIST | Writer, producer, editor of engaging stories

I am a writer, producer, and editor. I write and produce periodic features, Q&As, and videos about newsmakers, authors, artists, entrepreneurs, and more. I am also a line and copy editor, re-write specialist, ghostwriter, social media manager, multimedia producer, and proofreader. Specialties: Writing and editing content about New York, food/drink/travel, running, health, nutrition, outdoors activities, small business, and more.
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Ebook, Social Copy, Website Copy, Interview, Case Study, Press Release, Video, Script, News Photography, Social Video, News Video, General Video
More Information
Columbia University Columbia College, BA
Columbia University Journalism School, MS
New York, NY, USA|English, Italian

Product Reviews

Is the 'Manscaped' body groomer from Shark Tank any good?

I tested and reviewed products from the brand Manscaped.

October 25th, 2019

Blog Posts

How to Pronounce “Corp” and “Corps”
June 27th, 2019
Being Thankful for Not Bearing the Burdens of Endless Wars and Being Grateful to Those Who Do
January 20th, 2019
I Am Proud to Support These 34 Nonprofits (and Could You Support Some, Too?)
December 7th, 2018
Blog Post
Don’t Make These 6 LinkedIn Mistakes

Improve your LinkedIn profile by checking for these mistakes.

November 20th, 2017
Blog Post
Take Time to Express Professional Gratitude

Why you should reach out to people who have influenced you to thank them.

December 22nd, 2017 Articles and Videos

Running with a donkey opened Christopher McDougall's eyes about partnerships with animals

Chris McDougall’s latest book, his most personal, tells a story set in his backyard, literally. Running with Sherman: The Donkey with a Heart of a Hero chronicles his journey of rescuing a severely ill and injured donkey from an animal hoarder, helping to nurse him back to health, and teaching the beast how to run—together. I spoke to him about this delightful tale.

January 6th, 2020
Singer and 'Stranger Things' superfan Ingrid Michaelson drops an entire album inspired by the show

Singer-songwriter and New York native Ingrid Michaelson is like many fans of pop culture who grew up in the 1980s—she digs nostalgia and found much to love in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. And she took that passion for the show as inspiration for her new album Stranger Songs, which drops Friday, June 28.

June 27th, 2019
General Video
Why this mint julep cocktail at the Kentucky Derby costs $1,000

The spirits maker Woodford Reserve created a special mint julep for the Kentucky Derby, which takes place at Churchill Downs on May 4. The price? $1,000 or $2,500.
You can now use Facebook to find a place to donate blood near you

In an effort to help fight a decline in blood donation in the United States, Facebook has launched a feature that helps connect would-be donors to blood centers in need. The Blood Donation feature is available right now in Chicago, New York City, the San Francisco Bay area, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. It will roll out nationwide in the coming months, the company said.

June 12th, 2019
Explainer Video
Measles and the MMR vaccine: facts and figures

This video and article explain some facts about measles, which is a highly contagious viral disease that spreads through coughing and sneezing.

April 22nd, 2019
Olympian Deena Kastor says the marathon is a community

Deena Kastor is an Olympian and American record holder in the marathon. She spoke about her love for running, her thoughts on the New York City Marathon, what running with her 7-year-old daughter is like, and much more.

November 3rd, 2018
Paris is testing urinals in plain sight on the street

A design firm called Faltazi created several versions of a street urinal to suit different placement needs. The firm says the device is easy to install and manage because it isn't connected to the water and sewer systems.

September 4th, 2018
The New York City Marathon in the digital era

Video and transcript of a Q&A with Peter Ciaccia, the race director of the TCS New York City Marathon. He talks about how the marathon has embraced tech.

November 7th, 2017
News Video
NYC Marathon Director: What Cheering for Final Finishers Means to Me [MARATHON WEEK 2017]

Peter Ciaccia, the race director of the TCS New York City Marathon, cheers for the final runners to cross the finish line and often runs in with them for those final steps. He has been doing this for years. Here he explains why he does it and what it means to him.

November 6th, 2017
Navigating the breast cancer journey with Adelphi hotline's help

The staff and volunteers of the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in Garden City, Long Island, step up to the plate every day for women (and men) who need help coping with how the illness affects their entire lives, including their emotional health, relationships, and much more.

October 25th, 2017
How to get a free mammogram in New York

Many women may qualify for free or low-cost screenings and mammograms. Here is how to find out how to do so.

October 20th, 2017
Slow runners are athletes—and merit a police escort

Jill Grunenwald, a librarian from Cleveland, wrote a memoir about being a runner in the very back of the pack.

November 3rd, 2017
The TSA gets asked about these 5 items the most

What can you bring in your carry-on? The TSA reveals the top 5 items travelers ask about.

August 10th, 2018
18 festive cocktail recipes for the holiday season

Go visit a good booze supplier (perhaps one of the locales I feature here), stock up, buy good bar supplies, get creative, and give the gift of good cheer. Want to be the hero of a holiday party? Make any of these cocktails. But please be a mensch: drink and serve responsibly.

December 21st, 2016
8 more cocktail recipes that will make you the star of a hot summer party

A compilation of cocktail recipes from local businesses.

July 5th, 2018
10 cocktail recipes that will make you the star of a hot summer party

I reached out to experts at distilleries, a bar, and a brewery in the New York area for cocktail recipes for the summer.

July 8th, 2017
SCAM ALERT: You can't register to vote in New York by text

The governor's office issued a warning to voters about a scam asking residents to register to vote by text. The scammers are asking for residents to provide personal information.

October 15th, 2018
10 beach destinations that are trending

These were some of the beach destinations that were trending in 2016.

January 27th, 2016
10 New Year's Eve escapes that are trending

These were some trending NYE escapes in 2015.

November 12th, 2015
robot named Chloe sold us a CD

Article and video about a robot at Best Buy.

October 5th, 2015
Bob Woodward's Trump White House chronicle 'Fear' sells 1.1 million copies in 1st week
September 19th, 2018
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