After finishing a business degree in Melbourne (Australia) Sarina Singh bought a one-way ticket to India where she completed a corporate traineeship. She met an aspiring photographer who requested her to write a paragraph for one of his photos in the hope he could get it published. The magazine asked Singh to turn her 100 word ‘caption’ into a 3000 word feature – and so began her accidental writing career. After five years in India she returned to her hometown of Melbourne to pursue postgraduate studies after gaining admission into one of Australia's top journalism universities.
Singh has been an author on 50 Lonely Planet titles, usually as Senior Author, including over ten editions of India; four editions of Rajasthan; three editions of South India; two editions of Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway; Sydney; Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles; Aboriginal Australia & the Torres Strait Islands; Delhi; Australia & New Zealand; North India; Africa; Sacred India and many more. She has also written for dozens of other international publications such as the UK’s Sunday Times and Condé Nast Traveller & the USA’s National Geographic Traveler and CNBC.
Singh's publication portfolio covers everything from economics, history & politics to travel, sports & fashion. She has worked as a radio news interviewer, script adviser, and is the author of ‘India: Essential Encounters’ (commissioned by Richard I'Anson) and ‘Polo in India’ (commissioned by Arvind Singh Mewar). She has been a columnist for Lonely Planet Magazine and an expert commentator for National Geographic and for the Smithsonian.
In addition to appearing as a specialist speaker for various broadcasters, including the BBC and ABC, Singh has also written/directed an award-nominated documentary film which made its debut at the prestigious Melbourne International Film Festival before screening on television in Australia and Europe.