CROSSETTE, Barbara. American. Genres: Area studies, Travel/Exploration. Career: New York Times United Nations bureau chief, 1994-, Washington correspondent, 19911993, bureau chief (New Delhi, India) 1988-1991 and (Bangkok) 1984-1988. Fulbright Professor of Journalism at Punjab University and at the Indian Institute for Mass Communications, New Delhi, 1980. Columbia University, Southern Asia Institute, research associate. Publications: India: Facing the Twenty-First Century, 1993; So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas, 1995; The Great Hill Stations of Asia, 1998. EDITOR: America's Wonderful Little Hotels and Inns, 1980; (with W. Lowe) America's Wonderful Little Hotels and Inns: Eastern Region, 1984; (with W. Lowe) America's Wonderful Little Hotels and Inns: Western Region, 1984. Address: The New York Times, UN Secretarial Building, Room 453, New York, NY 10017, U.S.A.